Monthly Archives: May 2011

Vote Green: Get Labour

Greens have announced today they are going to deliver a Labour administration.  Rob White is going against his promise to support the current Deputy Mayor Cllr Jenny Rynn.  Instead Rob White has now pledged support to Labour’s last-minute candidates for Mayor and … Continue reading

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Save Our Grammar Schools

Rob Wilson MP has released a press release today about a challenge ten people have made to change Reading’s two grammar schools to non selective.  Rob says “I urge parents to sign up to vote in the ballot and ensure their voice … Continue reading

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Who will the Greens choose to support?

To quote from the Green Party’s literature: “After the mess Labour left the economy in we must not put them back in power.  The devastating cuts that the Conservatives and Lib Dems are making to bus concessions, care and children’s … Continue reading

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Withdrawal of unpopular licence application

I am delighted with this afternoon’s news that this application has been withdrawn.  I’d written with my objections to the Licensing Department and am glad the applicant has responded to my, and others, objections.  Dear Sir/Madam  APPLICATION FOR THE GRANT … Continue reading

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Election Result

I would like to thank everybody who helped with my campaign, in particular my wonderful wife who could not have done any more to support me.  There are too many others to mention here, but I am thanking them in … Continue reading

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My Pledge To Park Ward Residents

I have enjoyed helping you as best I can over my 4-year term as your Conservative Councillor.  It has been an honour to give something back to the local community for all the opportunities I’ve been given since I came … Continue reading

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Maiden Erlegh Academy 2

The legal advice to RBC’s School Admissions Department is that any legal action (to overturn the Academy’s admissions) would be very unlikely to succeed in the High Court.  There is no case-law on this.  To win, a precedent would have to … Continue reading

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Allotments are Safe

The Independent on Sunday claimed that the review of local government’s statutory duties could threaten the future of allotments.  This is not true.  You can read Eric Pickles’ announcement here

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Update: Cisco Backs New School for Reading East

News has been released today that CISCO has joined the list of backers for the new secondary school.  You can read more on Rob Wilson MP’s site My original article is here

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Sikh New Year Celebration

Over a thousand people took part in this year’s procession from the Sikh Temple in Cumberland Road through Park Ward. Both of Reading’s Members of Parliament, Rob Wilson & Alok Sharma were there, as were several of my councillor friends. It started … Continue reading

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