STATEMENT: WHITE PAPER ‘CHANGES TO THE CURRENT PLANNING SYSTEM’

“We’re outraged and disgusted at these government proposals which would see the amount of new housing more than double across the Wokingham Borough to 1,635 per year. This is completely and utterly unacceptable.  “Not only is our current annual figure of 789 far too high but Wokingham in the last 20 years has taken on … Continue reading STATEMENT: WHITE PAPER ‘CHANGES TO THE CURRENT PLANNING SYSTEM’

Re-opening

As businesses across the community re-open this is one I really can’t wait to go back too. I have always loved going to the cinema and was so excited when Everyman announced they were coming to Wokingham and then when I finally got to go. Star Wars was the first film I saw there and … Continue reading Re-opening

Changes to our recycling.

Wokingham Borough Council’s Conservative group has a long history of enabling the recycling rates across our Borough to increase. This includes giving every home a caddy and a bin to recycle food waste, significantly increasing our cardboard and plastic recycling rates, and installing more glass recycling bottle banks across our towns and parishes. Juice cartons, … Continue reading Changes to our recycling.

Single-Use Plastics

Last night Wokingham Borough Council voted unanimously to eliminate all non-essential single-use plastics from the Council's operations and estate.Since being elected I have championed the elimination of these plastic items. Despite all the benefits they have given the world, they have also become one of the biggest environmental challenges that our planet has ever seen.Plastics … Continue reading Single-Use Plastics

Low Emission Vehicles

Today I approved Wokingham Borough Council’s response to the Office of Low Emission Vehicles (OLEV) consultation on Ending the Sale of New Petrol, Diesel and Hybrid Cars and Vans by 2035.Having considered the impact that this OLEV consultation would have on our Borough and specifically on our Climate Emergency, knowing that 30% of our Borough’s … Continue reading Low Emission Vehicles

Parks

As a parent i have to say that I am so please that the parks have re-opened. I love spending time with my kids in the park behind our house. I’ve missed this during lockdown.