Conservatives have a full team of candidates standing in every seat up for election on May 5th and are out canvassing every night.To get involved and help our campaign contact Laurence Taylor 07817 390029 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Reading Conservatives have launched their local election manifesto for the 5th May elections with pledges to at least freeze Council Tax again next year and to investigate a discount for Reading’s pensioners. If Conservatives continue to lead the Council after the elections they will continue to remove unnecessary traffic lights, introduce a London-style cycle hire scheme and develop a network of voluntary “grit wardens” to tackle icy pavements in severe weather. More 20mph zones will be introduced where residents support them and powers will be pursued to allow the Council to tackle inconsiderate parking on pavements and cycle paths.
Conservative Church ward candidate Geoff Poland has joined calls for the traffic lights at Shinfield Road to be removed. Geoff has written to the Transport Research Laboratory (TRL) at Crowthorne to ask that as part of their review of the scheme, they recommend to the Council that both sets of lights should be removed.
Rob Wilson, MP for Reading East, and the local Conservative Association were delighted to welcome Eric Pickles, Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government and MP for Brentwood and Ongar,to their Spring Dinner last week,
The Council Tax bills for the year ahead go out to residents over the next few days and the good news is that because Reading has a Conservative led Council, residents for the first time in the history of the Unitary Authority will not have an increase in their bill.