California Crossroads The Council fails to listen .

There is huge local anger about the decision to spend vast  sums on disrupting the California crossroads  junction which works fine.

Residents should not take it out on the workers undertaking the contract. They should continue with strong legal  protests against the Council. We told them well in advance not to mess with this junction. We told them not to waste an astonishing £5.5 million of taxpayers money. The  current MP for this part of the Borough disagrees with this scheme.

People are incensed by the Council’s costly anti driver agenda. People need to use vehicles to get to work, to take children to school, to do the weekly shop and to get to sport and leisure activities. It is heartless  of the Council to block roads, put in endless temporary traffic lights, and create more dangerous spaces where there once were clear roads and pavements. This long building project will do plenty of damage to local businesses who will lose customers over it.

Why does the Council hate us so much? Why do they delight in making busy lives more difficult?


  1. Ian wragg
    February 14, 2024

    Because they’ve been encouraged by your government to make LRNs, congestion charging and various other scams against the motorist with taxpayers funding

  2. Bloke
    February 14, 2024

    Wokingham Councillors seem a rotten bunch intent on acting against those whose interests they are supposed to support. Voting would be an effective tool to stop the bad ones, yet may be too late to stop what is proceeding. Combined resident protests seem the only way ahead. Perhaps the local press could activate a continuous campaign. Even a prominently-placed poster site might expose and shame the bad operators into preventing the worst of what they do.

  3. Bryan Harris
    February 14, 2024

    Why does the Council hate us so much? Why do they delight in making busy lives more difficult?

    Because they think they can – time to change their minds

  4. Ralph Corderoy
    February 15, 2024

    ‘Why does the Council hate us so much? Why do they delight in making busy lives more difficult?’

    Ask what are their incentives and constraints. And when an answer arrives, ask ‘Why?’ again and again in the spirit of Feynman. One lack of constraint is money, it being fiat. Much that is wrong can have one root in the lack of sound money.

  5. Berkshire Alan
    February 15, 2024

    Just wait until they start messing with the Woosehill Roundabout by restricting access to the Woosehill estate with narrowing the road to a one lane each way pinch point, with traffic lights. Like wise with additional traffic lights on ether side of the same roundabout on A329 Reading road.
    All done in the name of improvement for cyclists

    Reply. This is another very bad idea, spending money to make things worse and to make most of us very angry

  6. Peter Parsons
    February 15, 2024

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