Local News

Monday, 4 March, 2013

Conservatives spoke up for the 1,264 families on Reading’s Housing waiting list suffering from overcrowding at last Tuesday’s Council meeting. The so-called “Bedroom Tax” is designed to ensure that the social housing stock is best used to relieve over-crowding and free up larger Council houses for families who desperately need the accommodation.


Friday, 22 February, 2013


The Bulmershe Leisure Centre is a vital facility within Woodley and its current state is a damning reflection of the financial mismanagement of the ruling Liberal Democrats on Woodley Town Council.


Wednesday, 13 February, 2013

Rob has confirmed that he had helped secure further funding for Alana House, a charity that helps vulnerable women who are at risk of offending in his Reading East constituency.

Tuesday, 12 February, 2013

Local Conservatives have condemned the decision of Labour controlled Reading Borough Council to reject a grant of £700,000 from Central Government and instead raise local Council Tax by £1.2m.

Thursday, 7 February, 2013

Peppard ward Conservative Councillors Jane Stanford-Beale and Richard Willis are pressing for urgent action to repair dangerous deep pot-holes in the Budgens’ Precinct car park in Emmer Green.

Monday, 4 February, 2013

Caversham Conservative Councillors are calling on Reading's Labour Administration to provide certainty over the funding for security at Caversham Court.

Friday, 1 February, 2013

At Tuesday's Reading Council meeting the Labour Group tabled a motion asking for Mary Seacole not to be removed from the Primary Curriculum.  Their motion though had a fundamental problem, namely Mary Seacole is not on the Curriculum so the Secretary of State for Education cannot remove her!

Friday, 1 February, 2013

Conservative Councillor Richard Willis has expressed concerns over the Council’s administration of its fire management procedures. At Thursday night’s Audit and Governance Scrutiny Committee  officers admitted that not all properties had been tested regularly and not all fire drills had been conducted as required by legislation.

Wednesday, 16 January, 2013

As a long-standing patient of Priory Avenue Surgery Isobel Ballsdon was surprised and concerned by Labour's petition. Is she, her family or other patients at risk of being without a GP? Is the Surgery on the "slippery slope" towards privatisation? Will standards slip? NO!

Thursday, 10 January, 2013

Conservatives have welcomed reinstatement of the Christmas Tree collection service across Reading’s former collection points just days after they highlighted the chaos caused by Labour’s failure of communication with residents over the scrapping of the service