Local News

Rob moves to the Treasury

Rob Wilson MP has moved to the Treasury as part of this week’s cabinet reshuffle.  Rob has become parliamentary private secretary (PPS) to George Osborne at the Treasury.

Nationwide Reverses Its Decision on Caversham Branch

Rob said: “I have been in close dialogue with Nationwide for several weeks, impressing on the Building Society the seriousness with which I viewed their proposed closure of the Caversham branch.  We have had a constructive and ultimately positive series of conversations that mean the branch will continue to serve Caversham and also have an improved service offering.”

Call for old and inaccurate signs to be reported

Thames Ward Cllr Ed Hopper has welcomed new guidance published this year by the Department for Transport aimed reducing sign clutter and calling for local Councils to use their engineering judgement and local knowledge to complement the guidance to ensure signing solutions are effective.

Who cares about Caversham?

Caversham's Cllr Andrew Cumpsty questions the Labour Council's support for Caversham, applauds the great work done by Caversham businesses and community groups and makes a challenge to the owners of St Martin's Precinct.

Conservatives Fight for a Future for Arthur Clark Care Home

Conservatives at the Reading Borough Council meeting on Tuesday stood alongside local residents to call for the Labour administration to scrap plans to close the Arthur Clark care home in Albert Road, Caversham. Residents protested outside the Council chamber before the meeting and packed the meeting to present a petition and ask questions of the Labour Lead Councillor.