Two applications came to the Planning Committee because Peppard Councillor Richard Willis used the “call in” procedure to ensure that they came before elected Councillors to consider. Many local residents had expressed concerns about both applications to ward Councillors and 16 had written to the Council to object to the first application.
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.”
Rob Wilson MP approached Maiden Erlegh School to open a new free school because parents told him they wanted the choice of a Maiden Erlegh education. On 13 September Maiden Erlegh School submitted a bid to open a free school in East Reading to provide a new secondary school for 11 to 16 year olds.
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.
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 turned out in force for the first ever meeting of the Adult Social Care, Children’s Services, and Education Committee in support of the Save Arthur Clark campaigners who packed the public gallery.
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