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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New cycleway on Reading Road ***UPDATED***

by Prue Bray on 3 November, 2014

A heads up for everyone in Winnersh that after Christmas work is going to start on putting a proper cycleway on the Reading Road between Showcase Cinema and the crossroads. Mostly this is good news, but it won’t be entirely perfect, due to constraints in the road width, which mean that compromises have to be […]

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Last week I went to the combined North and South Wokingham SDL Forum, and heard about the recently submitted outline planning application for 760 (-ish) houses at Matthews Green Farm.  Having looked in great detail at it today, I have sent a long (well, very long actually) email to the planning officer asking some questions […]

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Station Link Road update

by Prue Bray on 22 October, 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 9 October, 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 19 September, 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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