Visit to Burghfield on Friday

Yesterday I spent the afternoon in Burghfield accompanied by three West Berkshire Councillors to talk to people about local and national issues.
Mostly people wanted to talk about local matters, including the state of pavements, overhanging trees, the future for local shops and questions about local schools.
I promised to take up again the level of business rates and its impact on retail businesses, where rates have got up following the revaluations at a time when retail competition is intensifying from new stores and more particularly from the internet.

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  1. Nigel Seymour
    Posted September 15, 2018 at 4:00 pm | Permalink

    Hello John, Good of you to visit my neck of the woods. As you are well aware we have a Tesco, Pet Shop, Bakery, 2 x Estate Agents, Post Office, Hair Salon, Forge Garage, Blinds Co, C0-op that burnt down! Not particularly exciting but as I say when chatting to the locals “At Least John makes the effort to drop in now and again” – 99% agree with me.

    I understand that Hammond has pissed off TM by suggesting an extension to Art50!! I’ve been commenting on this for months and now see it’s becoming a real possibility. The fact is that we don’t have a Brexit Gov and a leader who can see it through. I fear that 17.4m voters will be very disappointed come 03/2019…

    Kind regards

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