Wokingham Borough Conservatives launch petition to keep weekly bin collection A petition has been launched by Wokingham Borough Council’s Conservative councillors encouraging residents to show their support for weekly collection of bins. The Conservatives, who form the Council’s Opposition, have challenged the Liberal Democrat-led coalition administration to keep the current waste service that residents have “repeatedly made clear” … Continue reading Save Weekly Bin Collection
LIBERAL COALITION VOTE AGAINST DEMOCRACY! Tonight the Councillors of Wokingham Borough Council met to debate a single, fundamental issue, democracy. The question debated was how all residents should elect councillors going forward. The options were to stay with electing 1/3rd of our councillors a year for 3 out of 4 years, or move to what … Continue reading Un-liberal Un-democratic
VAT on Green Products
At tomorrow night’s meeting of Wokingham Borough Council I had proposed a motion calling on the council to lobby HM Government for the removal of VAT on Green, energy saving or energy producing produces. I am delighted to say that, without even a vote being cast, today the Chancellor has announced that he will do … Continue reading VAT on Green Products
Plans for new powers for council to tackle car cruising in Wokingham Borough
Wokingham Borough Council’s Conservative administration has unveiled plans for new powers to tackle nuisance car meets and drag racing. Following May’s local elections, the Council will consult with the police and local residents on introducing a Public Spaces Protection Order (PSPO) for all Council- owned and public land. The PSPO will give the Council a … Continue reading Plans for new powers for council to tackle car cruising in Wokingham Borough
https://youtu.be/TftkGoHWeaw Recently I was asked to make a video highlighting some of the things Wokingham Borough Council is doing to reduce the carbon footprint of our community and suggesting some ideas of things you could do at home.
How should we hold elections?
Wokingham Borough Council are currently running a consultation on how we should hold elections? The question being asked is should we continue to elect 1/3rd of our councillors each year for three out of every four years? Or, should we elect all our our councillors once every four years? If you want to participate in … Continue reading How should we hold elections?
Speaking at Budget Council Last night was budget council at Wokingham Borough Council. Below is my speech in full. "When listening to the opposition it would be very easy for a member of the public to mistake this meeting for the budget debate of a failed communist state or that a bankrupt socialist council. The … Continue reading Budget Council
Bring Royal Berkshire Hospital to Wokingham Borough, say Conservatives
https://www.ipetitions.com/petition/relocate-royal-berkshire-hospital Wokingham Borough Council’s Conservative Group is launching a campaign to build a new, state of the art Royal Berkshire Hospital in the Borough to provide better and more accessible services for the future. Speaking at the Executive meeting on 17thFebruary, Cllr John Halsall, the Leader of the Council, announced that his Group are seeking … Continue reading Bring Royal Berkshire Hospital to Wokingham Borough, say Conservatives
It’s time for the budget
Thursday 17th February is Budget Day for Wokingham Borough Council. At a meeting of the Full Council members will meet to discuss and debate the proposed 2022-23 budget along with the investment plan, known as the Capital Programme, for the coming three years. Cllr John Kaiser, Executive Member for Finance and Housing, has created a short … Continue reading It’s time for the budget
Arts and Crafts in Cantley
Arts And Crafts Workshops at Cantley Park Take part in a series of arts and crafts workshops at Cantley Park, Wokingham taking place most Thursdays from 10th January and organised by the Arts and Culture team at Wokingham Borough Council. The two hour workshops take place in the Ashridge Room above the Cantley Park café and … Continue reading Arts and Crafts in Cantley