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Yesterday evening was the last full council meeting of Wokingham Borough Council before the local elections.   I submitted a motion about Elms Field and the town centre regeneration, criticising the Conservatives for the destruction of so many trees, and asking for them to involve residents in discussions about how the regeneration should continue from now […]

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Maybe I’m not rude enough…..

by Prue Bray on 13 February, 2018

Sometimes being a councillor is immensely frustrating.  Here is an example of one of my current frustrations.  In the great scheme of things, not the most important issue ever.  It is routine, has a solution, and could be sorted out without the council spending any of its own money.  But nearly 5 years after I […]

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That Taylor Wimpey application…..

by Prue Bray on 18 January, 2018

Many, many thanks to residents who organised a public meeting on Tuesday night to discuss the application by Taylor Wimpey to build 250 houses on land behind Maidensfield, off Watmore Lane in Winnersh (application number 173656).  St Mary’s was full to overflowing and many people made excellent points and asked good questions. Over 80 people […]

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Battle with Taylor Wimpey 2.0

by Prue Bray on 7 December, 2017

Some of you may remember that back in the Summer of 2013 Taylor Wimpey put in a bid to build rather a lot of houses on the land behind Maidensfield and Woodward Close in Winnersh.   We fought them off.  Well, they’re back.  And it’s time for battle to be rejoined. About a week ago, […]

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Fun and games over councillor pay at Wokingham Borough Council meeting last night. Three pieces of essential background: Like most local authorities, Wokingham Borough Council has an independent panel made up of local residents who look at councillor pay. That panel reports to the full council, and councillors vote on their recommendations. Councillor pay in […]

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Update on M4 J10 slip road closures

by Prue Bray on 18 October, 2017

Update from Highways England, who have changed the dates for the M4 J10 slip road closures CANCELLED Thursday 19 October – Overnight closure of the link from the M4 eastbound carriageway around to the A329(M) Wokingham-bound carriageway (9pm to 6am) CANCELLED Friday 20 through to Monday 23 October – Full weekend closure of the link […]

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Roadworks on M4 Junction 10

by Prue Bray on 10 October, 2017

I have just received this from Highways England. And yes, I know 9th October was Monday, not Tuesday.  I am assuming that they mean it starts today, Tuesday 10th, nor yesterday, Monday 9th or they would have sent it yesterday. All clear? PS Are we going to reach a point at which every single route […]

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Public Exhibition coming for Winnersh Relief Road

by Prue Bray on 6 September, 2017

In case you have not received it, here is a message sent out by the Borough Council about a public exhibition on the Relief Road: “Wokingham Borough Council aims to submit a planning application for the Winnersh Relief Road Phase 2 project at the end of November / early December this year. Before the planning […]

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It’s been a while…

by Prue Bray on 29 August, 2017

What with the dispiriting referendum campaign, a local by-election, and a General Election, there hasn’t been much time to post on here.  But I have been busy in the ward, and have been updating people on what’s going on in Winnersh through the Winnersh Community and Hatch Farm Dairies Facebook groups. I will be posting […]

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I want my country back

by Prue Bray on 24 June, 2016

This is the saddest day of my political life.    My country has turned its back on everything I believe in and opted for insular, narrow-minded isolation. Goodness knows, Lib Dems are accustomed to losing elections.  But when you lose an election, there is always the chance that you can win next time, because there always […]

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