Monthly Archives: April 2011

Maiden Erlegh Academy

As a result of Maiden Erlegh (ME) becoming an academy the day after WBC’s Executive decided the school admissions, any objections need to be sent to The Young People’s Learning Agency (YPLA), who work on behalf of the Secretary of State. … Continue reading

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A Wonderful Wedding!

Congratulations to our future King & Queen!

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Update on Green Waste Collections

Further to my last post on green waste collections, I have learned that Labour controlled Oxford are introducing a green waste charge of £35 per annum.  Reading’s charge of £22.50 therefore is considerably cheaper. I have read Reading Labour’s pledge to “review … Continue reading

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Recycling Batteries – New Kerbside Collections

I hope you are making use of the newly introduced kerbside collection of batteries.  All you have to do on recycling collection day is put your batteries in a see-through plastic bag on top of your red wheelie bin.  The refuse … Continue reading

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Campaigning with James Elles MEP

On Thursday afternoon I was joined on my campaign trail by James Elles MEP, as well as fellow Councillors Azam Janjua & Isobel Ballsdon.  This photo is taken with Newtown resident Nigel Quelsh who was very keen to show his support for my campaign.

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Reading Conservatives Launch Local Election Manifesto

My friend and colleague Richard Willis has blogged today about the launch of our Group’s Local Election Manifesto.  You can read his post here  and our Manifesto here. For a complete contrast you may like to compare it with Reading Labour’s Manifesto … Continue reading

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Out with Rob Wilson MP

This evening I was joined by Rob for my last session of the day.  We met a lovely little girl and her mother, Tanya.  Nicole had spent a lot of the day playing happily in the garden in her bright pink Mini Mouse dress.  … Continue reading

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Labour’s London Road Blockage is No More!

  Lots of you have been telling me how much better travelling from Park Ward into the centre of Reading is now that London Road’s “build-out” near the Royal Berkshire Hospital has been taken out.  No longer do you have … Continue reading

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Bulmershe to Benefit from Funding Injection – update

Further to my earlier post please see the front page of this week’s Earley edition of The Chronicle’s reaffirmation of around £6 million investment in Bulmershe School by WBC.

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Footway & Verge Parking Policy – update

Last month I posted about this and am writing again with a link to the criteria officers have set.  As I stated before, some roads are too narrow for the ban of pavement parking to be enforced, which is why officers … Continue reading

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