Local News

Rob objects to Thames Side Promenade parking charges

Rob Wilson MP has submitted an objection to Reading Borough Council’s proposed introduction of pay & display charging at the Thames Side Promenade car park.  The Council’s Labour administration agreed to introduce pay & display charges “to better manage the car parking provision”, subject to a statutory consultation which ends on 12 June 2013.

Relief Road Open to all Traffic needed for Reading

Conservatives are calling for a new relief road for all traffic to connect the town centre with East Reading and tackle the gridlock on Kings Rd and Cemetery Junction. A road linking the station to the A3290 with cycle lanes would improve travel to the Thames Valley Business Park and provide a better route to get from Caversham and the town centre out to East of Reading. 

Conservatives Welcome New Caversham Free School

Conservatives have welcomed today’s announcement that the bid for a new free school to serve the west of Caversham has been given the go ahead by the Department for Education. “The Heights Free School” will be a 2-form entry primary with 50 pupils per year group and will open in September 2014.

Conservatives Call for Flower Funding Equality

Whilst welcoming any opportunity to improve the attractiveness of Reading town centre, Caversham Conservative Councillors are calling for equal support for wards north of the River Thames.

Culture Secretary Maria Miller MP visits Reading

Rob Wilson MP and Cllr Jeanette Skeats welcomed Maria Miller MP, Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport to Reading to be shown around the Reading Abbey ruins and to hear about the all-party supported Reading Borough Council attempts to secure Heritage Lottery Fund grants.

Conservatives Attack Misleading and Untrue Labour Claims

Reading Conservatives have attacked as misleading and untrue, claims made by Labour’s Transport Lead Cllr Tony Page, that Council plans to cone off and restrict traffic on Reading Bridge in order to create new cycle lanes, were “bilge” and “fantasy”.

Potholes in central Caversham‏

Caversham Councillor Andrew Cumpsty is pleased to be able to give an update to local residents and business owners regarding the state of the roads, especially in central Caversham.