Monthly Archives: February 2011

Ex-Gurkha is Council’s new mace bearer

Gyranraj Rai, a former Gurkha Sergeant Major, became Reading’s first Napalese mace bearer on Tuesday.  My fellow councillors and I gave Mr Rai a warm welcome.  His father was elected vice-chairman in the Nepalese parliament so it is an honour to … Continue reading

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Newtown Parking Permit Consultation

For years residents in roads east of Cholmeley Road in Newtown (which are not currently in the parking permit zone) have been having a problem parking, particularly at night time.  Earlier this year I delivered letters to residents asking if people were … Continue reading

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Progress on 20 mile an hour zone

Talfourd/Melrose/Belle Avenue & Holmes Road I have been lobbying Cllr Richard Willis, the Lead Member for Transport, for this new limit as I believe these roads, made narrow by cars parked both sides, would be made safer – particularly for children and … Continue reading

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Extended Hours for Palmer Park Library

Lead Councillor for Culture & Sport, Tom Stanway with Wazir Hussain Palmer Park is a popular library and is particularly convenient for parents and children visiting the playground next door.  It is at the heart of the community and I’m delighted that the … Continue reading

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Maiden Erlegh: Awaiting Consultation Result

The Park Ward parents’ campaign against Wokingham Borough Council’s proposed changes to secondary school admissions has been amazing.  They have dedicated a huge amount of time and energy into researching and mounting their well-reasoned objections, for which there has been … Continue reading

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Welcome! The aim of this site is to bring my personal views, together with local information, to you.  Since English is my second language, sometimes my friends or family will correct my mistakes. I was elected as your local Conservative Councillor … Continue reading

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