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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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 flooding@wokingham.gov.uk 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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