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Merry Christmas!

by Prue Bray on 24 December, 2015

What with one thing and another, updating this site has not been a priority in the last few months.   I have been active online – but just not here!  I will try to do better in 2016. Meanwhile, Merry Christmas everyone and if you are looking for a good cause to support at this time […]

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Funding for Schools in Wokingham

by Prue Bray on 1 December, 2015

Wokingham Borough’s schools receive the lowest level of funding from the government in the country.   £4151 per pupil. For years they have managed to deliver high quality education while juggling the money to make sure they have good teachers and support staff and enough teaching materials, and that the condition of the buildings doesn’t deteriorate […]

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Budget Consultation

by Prue Bray on 9 October, 2015

Wokingham Borough Council is running a budget consultation with the public!   Hooray!  After years of Lib Dems asking them to do it, they finally are.   I don’t think they are doing it entirely because we asked or because it is right to involve the public in the decisions that affect them.   It’s more that […]

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Refugees and Wokingham

by Prue Bray on 18 September, 2015

Last night the council debated what it could do in response to the refugee crisis.   Unanimity broke out, I am pleased to say.  We all agreed that we would welcome our fair share of refugees and do what we could to help them, including by providing information for residents on what they could do. Churches […]

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northern distributor road route announced…

by Prue Bray on 2 September, 2015

and it isn’t Route B.   Despite all the promises made on behalf of the council by Conservative councillors. It is a version of Route C.  I expect it to be confirmed at the Wokingham Borough Executive meeting on 24h September. A presentation was given to the North Wokingham Forum last week and it has now […]

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Forthcoming electricity supply work in Winnersh

by Prue Bray on 25 August, 2015

If you live in Bluebell Meadow or Primrose Lane, SSE will be digging up the road at some point in the next few weeks, starting 7th September, which will mean there will be a brief interruption to the electricity supply.

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New car park for Carnival Pool

by Prue Bray on 18 June, 2015

I have been away from this site for a bit.  Something called an election got in the way of finding time to post.  For my first post-election piece, here are some extracts from the comments I have sent in about the planning application to build a multi-storey car park at Carnival Pool.  The application includes […]

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Roads around Winnersh

by Prue Bray on 20 January, 2015

What can you expect to find on the roads locally in the next few months? 1  Showcase roundabout:  the lights will be switched off from today 20th January for 6 weeks while they are upgraded.  The middle of the roundabout will be closed and it will operate like a normal roundabout.   Please have patience with […]

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The lights at the Showcase roundabout have partially failed repeatedly this week.  There have been several accidents, but it is not clear whether there is a connection to the lights failing. The decision has been taken – wisely, I think, as I suggested it was a good idea yesterday! – to turn off the lights […]

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Changes to the M4

by Prue Bray on 16 November, 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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