Bridge Farm Update

I am delighted that Wokingham Borough planning Officers have rejected the application to build a gravel extraction plant in Shinfield. Well done to the thousands of residents who objected to the application and to everyone who organised the group that led the objections. Unfortunately there probably will be an appeal, but that is for another … Continue reading Bridge Farm Update

Bridge Farm planning application

I have objected to the Bridge Farm gravel extraction plant planning application on the Wokingham Borough Council website. If you want to know my reasons you can see them below. If you too want to object to this planning application you can do so here: I stand proudly with the local residents. This isn't … Continue reading Bridge Farm planning application


Wokingham Borough Council is backing up its climate declaration with a commitment to install ethically-produced solar panels on suitable schools, libraries, leisure centres and other buildings it owns. The council has pledged to become carbon neutral by 2030 and is already making moves to meet this ambitious target by starting a project installing solar panels … Continue reading SOLAR PANELS FOR SCHOOLS, LIBRARIES, LEISURE CENTRES AND OTHER COUNCIL BUILDINGS

Climate Emergency

WOKINGHAM BOROUGH COUNCIL DECLARES CLIMATE EMERGENCY Wokingham Borough Council took its first step towards becoming carbon neutral as it declared a climate emergency at yesterday evening’s [18 July] full council meeting. There was unanimous support for the motion, which was submitted by leader Cllr John Halsall, with the aim to reach the target by 2030. … Continue reading Climate Emergency

Executive questions #1

On June 27th I answered my first ever question at the Wokingham Borough Council Executive. Cllr UllaKarin Clark asked me; "Forty councils across Britain, including Reading, have recently declared a Climate Emergency. Does your newly created role mean that Wokingham is joining with other councils and their climate change initiates? And if so, what can … Continue reading Executive questions #1