Monthly Archives: March 2011

Maiden Erlegh School – Admission Result

Tonight Wokingham Borough Council’s Executive voted 8:1 for the alternative tie-breaker (* See below) For Park Ward residents this means that unless they are (a) a “looked after” child; (b) have a serious medical, physical or psychological condition; or (c) are a designated area … Continue reading

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Progress on 20 mile an hour zone – Part II

Talfourd/Melrose/Belle Avenue & Holmes Road Last month I wrote about progress on a 20 mile an hour speed limit for the above named roads. I met Cllr Richard Willis, Lead Member for Transport, again today and fed back to him that … Continue reading

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New School on Horizon for East Reading

The lack of school places inherited from when Labour ran Reading Borough Council is being tackled by our local MP Rob Wilson.  I haven’t been able to share any details with you until now. Reading University, Reading College/Oxford & Cherwell … Continue reading

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Safety Concerns in St Peter’s Road

I’m writing this in the hope that parents will be more considerate when driving to drop off and collect their children attending Earley St Peter’s Primary School. Last Friday Hareese, a student at Maiden Erlegh, was walking back home along St … Continue reading

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Further Improvements: Palmer Park Stadium’s Car Park

Before the hedge was extended (above) and John, Isobel & me finishing it (below) As most Park Ward residents will probably be aware, in Autumn 2010 Reading’s local Conservative/Lib Dem Coalition carried out improvement works to Palmer Park Stadium’s car park.  The area has been enlarged … Continue reading

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Reading’s First Council Tax Freeze

0% Increase Labour ran Reading for years and always increased Council Tax every year. In May last year the local Conservative/Lib Dem coalition took charge and have now frozen Council Tax.  Note: both Labour and the Green councillor voted AGAINST this freeze. Bills started arriving … Continue reading

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Ambitious Plans for Cycle Hire Scheme for Reading

My colleague Richard Willis has details on his website about this exciting scheme which you can read here:  Richard Willis’ cycle scheme article As he writes, the scheme is in the early stages of development.  At last night’s Cabinet meeting … Continue reading

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Footway & Verge Parking Policy

Residents often complain about thoughtless pavement parking preventing them from using the pavement and forcing them onto the road.  Often it will be the more vulnerable who cannot squeeze between the car and the edge of the pavement: a wheelchair-bound … Continue reading

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Mockbeggar Allotments, Whiteknights Road

Council has been carrying out works on the boundary between the Mockbeggar allotments and the back gardens of the Regis Park Development. There have been problems reaching agreement, but eventually a ‘green’ solution has been found as residents told the Council they … Continue reading

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