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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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Thoughts on the Referendum campaign

by Prue Bray on 22 June, 2016

This is a very different post to what I usually write.  It’s longer and possibly a bit rambling.  But it comes from the heart. I haven’t posted anything on this site for a while – mainly because I have been far too busy doing politics to have time to write about what’s going on.   But […]

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If you see work going on next week to cut down 3-4 trees on the boundary between The Paddocks car park and Elms Field, please do not panic!  It isn’t work starting on the development of Elms Field! So what IS happening? You may know that Network Rail and Southwest Trains have decided to turn […]

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Reading Road overnight closures start this week

by Prue Bray on 1 February, 2016

Reading Road will be closed between the crossroads and the M4 motorway bridge by Woodward Close from 8 pm – 6 am every night from the evening of Wednesday 3rd February to the morning of Friday 19th February. This is so that the road can be resurfaced for the new cycleway. The diversion will be […]

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