Changes to the M4

by Prue Bray on November 16, 2014

The formal public consultation on proposals to change the M4 into a “smart motorway” between junctions 3 and 12 has now opened. A “smart motorway” uses the hard shoulder as a lane during peak times, and has variable speed limits. The Highways Agency have lots of information on their website about this scheme here They […]

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New cycleway on Reading Road ***UPDATED***

by Prue Bray on November 3, 2014

A heads up for everyone in Winnersh that after Christmas work is going to start on putting a proper cycleway on the Reading Road between Showcase Cinema and the crossroads. Mostly this is good news, but it won’t be entirely perfect, due to constraints in the road width, which mean that compromises have to be […]

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Last week I went to the combined North and South Wokingham SDL Forum, and heard about the recently submitted outline planning application for 760 (-ish) houses at Matthews Green Farm.  Having looked in great detail at it today, I have sent a long (well, very long actually) email to the planning officer asking some questions […]

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Station Link Road update

by Prue Bray on October 22, 2014

Just a quick update, based on a briefing I had from an officer this morning.  I am grateful for the update.  I think the council is trying to get the work done sensibly, but there is no doubt at all that there is going to be some major disruption over the next few months. PLEASE […]

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This is the text of a press release just sent out by Wokingham Borough Council: “NEXT PHASE STARTS ON STATION LINK ROAD Work on the next phase of Wokingham Borough Council’s station link road scheme is due to start on October 27, focusing on Barkham Road and Oxford Road south of Wokingham Station’s level crossing. […]

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Lib Dem conference 2014

by Prue Bray on October 9, 2014

Just back from a terrific Lib Dem conference in Glasgow. This is me making a speech on football.  Not a likely subject for me, you might think, but I was enraged that an otherwise good motion about cleaning up some of the problems with football was worded in a way which suggested that only men […]

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Tory councillors behaving badly

by Prue Bray on September 19, 2014

Here is a press release Wokingham Borough Council Lib Dem group has sent out after last night’s Council meeting.   Hopefully it speaks for itself. At last night’s Council Meeting the Liberal Democrats were shocked when Conservatives voted down a proposal to bring in a fairer, more democratic and transparent process for appointments and payments to […]

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Wokingham Borough Council is doing work on the footbridge part of the railway bridge by Winnersh station in Robin Hood Lane, to replace the steps with a slope, so that wheelchairs and buggies etc can cross the bridge on that side of the road.  This is a longstanding ambition of the borough councillors, parish council […]

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News of M4 closures in August

by Prue Bray on July 31, 2014

I have just received the following message from the Highways Agency relating to Junctions 10 to 12: “Please be advised that full overnight closures of the M4 east and westbound carriageways will be taking place during week commencing 11 August to reconnect the communication sensors and finish sections of resurfacing to the westbound carriageway, which […]

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A329(M) works start TODAY

by Prue Bray on July 23, 2014

Just a reminder that the roadworks on the A329(M) start later today and run until 2nd September.   There will be a contraflow for part of the route. There will be NO ENTRANCE OR EXIT at Winnersh if you are going to/from Reading, but you will be able to get on/off at Winnersh to go to […]

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