Local News

Friday, 19 April, 2013

RESIDENTS of Caversham are being urged to sign a petition to stop the demolition of an ageing bus stop. The dark red bus stop opposite the Traveller’s Rest pub in Henley Road is under threat of being pulled down by Reading Borough Council, which says it is not suitable for use by the disabled and would cost too much to repair or replace.

Monday, 15 April, 2013

Reading Conservatives have expressed grave concerns over plans to close one lane of traffic on Reading Bridge in order to accommodate two new cycle lanes. 

Tuesday, 9 April, 2013

We have opened a book of condolence for Baroness Thatcher at our Caversham office so that members and supporters can pay their respects.

If you wish to write in this Book the office is open Monday to Friday 9-1pm and 2pm-5pm. 12a South View Park is off Marsack Street in Caversham RG4 5AF.

Wednesday, 20 March, 2013

It is great news that as a result of the tendering process, GP services at Priory Avenue Surgery are going to get better. The surgery will still provide all the same services it does now, but opening hours are actually going to be extended to 7 days a week.

Monday, 11 March, 2013

Conservatives challenged Reading Borough Council’s Labour administration at theBudget setting meeting to change their IT priorities to protect highly confidential information held by social workers about vulnerable children, over Councillors’ emails. Labour however, blindly refused to budge.

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.