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 […]


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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Grass-cutting – any questions?

by Prue Bray on July 15, 2014

How often – and how well -Wokingham Borough Council cuts the grass on the verges and in the parks is a hot topic at the moment.  As it was last year.  For the same reasons.  Which are generally around people thinking grass is too long, and wondering whether the cutting is actually being done when […]

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Spotted any blocked drains lately?

by Prue Bray on July 8, 2014

Not a lot of people know this but….. If you are travelling around Wokingham Borough and you spot a drain at the side of the road that seems to be blocked, you can report it by emailing [email protected] making sure you give a good description of where the drain is. The drainage team will action […]

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Forthcoming works on the M4

by Prue Bray on June 11, 2014

Had some information from the Highways Agency about forthcoming roadworks on the M4 locally.  Please note, some of them appear to overlap with the period 23rd July – 3rd September, when Wokingham Borough Council is planning major works on the A 329 (M).  So there is a  possibility of extra delays. M4 Junction 8/9 to […]

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Local Winnersh news

by Prue Bray on June 3, 2014

Just a couple of things that may be of interest 1 Sainsburys have submitted a planning application to expand their store at Winnersh crossroads.  It isn’t a massive change, but does mean a slightly bigger store which will take up some of the existing parking spaces.  So they are looking to add extra parking on […]

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Post Election thoughts

by Prue Bray on May 29, 2014

The Lib Dems in Wokingham did a lot better than the Lib Dems in a lot of places. In the local elections we lost one seat, held 2, one of which was mine, and came close to gaining 2.  In Emmbrook we lost by just 11 – having been 900 votes behind last time.  Overall, […]

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Quick round-up

by Prue Bray on May 12, 2014

Quite a lot has been happening, but being in the middle of a local election campaign, it has been hard to find the time to update this site.  So, better late than never, here are three pieces of recent news: 1  The news that Sainsburys are not interested in the supermarket planned by the council […]

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