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.
Next time you are going down London Road in and out of Wokingham, take a look at the curb-stones. The new ones that are being laid as part of the cycle lane upgrade are made of recycled plastic. Not only is this a fantastic use of an otherwise rubbish item, it also means that if … Continue reading Curb-stones
Many might not know this, but mixing the different colours of glass reduces its ability to be recycled. Separated glass is generally recycled as other glass bottles and can be recycled over and over again. Mixed colours of glass is generally crushed and used as road aggregate. That is why I am pleased that we … Continue reading Bottle Banks
Today I was so pleased to be back in the Oakingham Belle for lunch. The Oaky-B has become a key feature of our community since it opened last year so it is great that it is now back open again after the long months of lockdown. #shoplocal
Tonight is our first Wokingham Borough Council full virtual Council meeting. Wish us luck.
More than 10 foster families are urgently needed in Wokingham Borough, with demand on services set to increase due to the Coronavirus pandemic. One of the pressures of the lockdown measures to manage COVID-19 is an increase in domestic abuse. Nationally, charity Refuge has seen a 700 per cent increase in visits to its website … Continue reading FOSTER IN WOKINGHAM BOROUGH AND CHANGE LIVES
A lot has changed as a result of Covid. In January the concept of virtual Council and Executive meetings just wasn’t an option. Tonight we held our second virtual Executive meeting and, other than a few broadband issues it seemed to work reasonably well. Personally, i like the paperless meetings, doing meeting from the comfort … Continue reading Virtual Council
We all have mental health good days and bad days, I know I do. Some days I feel like I am on fire and there is nothing I can’t do and other days I have struggled to find motivation to do even the simplest of things. Coronavirus has made mental health issues even more prevalent, … Continue reading Mental Health Awareness
These are not my words, but I agree with what they say. Lockdown has been hard, but it has also been an opportunity to reset.