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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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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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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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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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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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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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