Cllr John Kaiser, executive member for finance and housing said: “Since March we’ve paid out grants to 1,590 local small businesses, providing a lifeline to those who have been hard hit by the pandemic." “Supporting our local economy and helping businesses thrive is incredibly important to us and remains at the forefront of our recovery … Continue reading Local Business Support
“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’
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
John Kaiser announced at at last night’s Wokingham Borough Council Executive - “Finally, even though the council is in step with the guidance in the CAB council tax protocol and best practice agreed with the LGA, it is but a short step to formally adopt the protocol and to indicate our commitment to our residents … Continue reading Council Tax Protocol
A lot of the work of a borough councillor goes on away from the public eye. Much of what we do helps residents directly with their lives and issues that they might be facing. Recently I have been assisting a lovely lady who came to me wanting help to move away from an anti-social neighbour. … Continue reading The best reward.
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.
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
Last night, during a packed council agenda, I presented the latest update to the Climate Emergency action plan. Six months ago I presented our initial plan, outline eight key focus areas for the council's efforts to tackle Climate Change. Last night, I presented the first annual update, during which I laid out the 37 key … Continue reading Climate Emergency Update
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
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.