Please be aware that Wokingham Borough Council as Highway Authority hereby gives notice under Section 14 (2) (b) of the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 that no vehicle shall proceed along A321 Denmark Street, Wokingham between its junctions with Langborough Road and A321 Market Place. The alternative route for all traffic affected by the restriction … Continue reading EMERGENCY ROAD CLOSURE – DENMARK STREET
WOKINGHAM BOROUGH COUNCIL TAKES NEXT STEP TO CREATE NEW 24/7 SERVICE TO TACKLE ANTI-SOCIAL BEHAVIOUR Wokingham Borough Council is set to take the next step towards creating a new in-house service to tackle anti-social behaviour in the borough. At its meeting on Thursday 30 September, the council’s decision making executive is set to approve a … Continue reading We are acting to tackle anti-social behaviour by create a new 24/7 service in Wokingham Borough.
At the Executive Meeting on Thursday night I was ask a question , by a Liberal councillor, about what I will do to ‘limit the number and length of journeys taken with the borough’. Below is the question and my answer in full. QuestionI am very pleased to see on the report from the Climate … Continue reading A question on ‘limiting’ car use
On Thursday I had a chance to visit the new, first of it’s kind in Britain, recycling sorting robot that has just been installed at the Smallmead waste centre in Reading. The AI powered waste picking robot is capable of sorting up to 55 items of recycling a minute as it passes by on a … Continue reading RE3 Recycling Robot
Two years ago, our Council committed itself to playing as full of role as possible in achieving a carbon-neutral Wokingham Borough by 2030. While much of that time has been spent supporting the local fight against COVID-19, the vital work ofreducing our carbon footprint has not fallen by the wayside. Reducing carbon takes time. Yes, this is an emergency. Yes,we need to take bold and swift action. But … Continue reading Our Approach to Tackling Climate Change
With the Barkham solar farm planning application set to be considered at planning committee soon, Wokingham Borough Council continues to show its commitment to helping lower carbon emissions across the borough, tackle the climate emergency and become carbon net zero by 2030. But it’s not just about big projects like the new solar farm, the … Continue reading Delivering sustainable energy across our properties
Part 1 in a series on tackling the Climate Emergency The eyes of the world will soon be on Glasgow as the COP26 conference looks for actions and commitments to solve the climate crisis. As we start a bigger discussion on climate change, I wanted to look back on why Wokingham Borough Council declared a … Continue reading The Climate Change Threat to Wokingham Borough
I am very pleased to see this press release going out today, highlighting the success of an extremely important project that I help create and bring to life. CONTINUED SUCCESS FOR HELP TO HEAT SCHEME OFFERING RESIDENTS FREE INSULATION In October 2020 Wokingham Borough Council launched their Help to Heat scheme allowing local residents access … Continue reading Helping improve energy efficiency and reduce fuel poverty.
Article by Pauline Jørgensen from the Wokingham Today newspaper Looking at the Chief Financial Officers report, Wokingham Borough Council’s finances are in strong shape. I have talked to the Deputy Leader who is responsible for Finance and read the CFO’s reports.This financial year is forecast to end with an underspend, even after the extra money … Continue reading Reasons to Vote Conservative
In order to make significant progress on Climate Change we need big retailers, like Tesco, to really incentivise and work with their supply chain and their customer base to make behavioural, packaging and logistical change. I welcome the news today that Tesco have taken a big step towards this, although there is still a lot … Continue reading Tesco sets out Climate Manifesto.