Local News

Caversham Court Security Concerns

Caversham Conservative Councillors are calling on Reading's Labour Administration to provide certainty over the funding for security at Caversham Court.

Spurious Debate Over Primary Curriculum

At Tuesday's Reading Council meeting the Labour Group tabled a motion asking for Mary Seacole not to be removed from the Primary Curriculum.  Their motion though had a fundamental problem, namely Mary Seacole is not on the Curriculum so the Secretary of State for Education cannot remove her!

Conservative Concerns Over Council Fire Checks

Conservative Councillor Richard Willis has expressed concerns over the Council’s administration of its fire management procedures. At Thursday night’s Audit and Governance Scrutiny Committee  officers admitted that not all properties had been tested regularly and not all fire drills had been conducted as required by legislation.

Labour Scaring Patients

As a long-standing patient of Priory Avenue Surgery Isobel Ballsdon was surprised and concerned by Labour's petition. Is she, her family or other patients at risk of being without a GP? Is the Surgery on the "slippery slope" towards privatisation? Will standards slip? NO!

Conservative Welcome Labour’s Christmas Tree U-Turn!

Conservatives have welcomed reinstatement of the Christmas Tree collection service across Reading’s former collection points just days after they highlighted the chaos caused by Labour’s failure of communication with residents over the scrapping of the service

Another Inaccurate Press Release (for Second Time in a Week) From ‘Muddled Matt’

“A little knowledge is proving a dangerous thing for an inexperienced Labour candidate,” said Rob Wilson MP in response to the second muddled press release in a week that failed to properly understand a local issue and contained basic inaccuracies.  “He really needs to do his homework better before issuing these risible communications to the local news papers, it’s simply not good enough to try to frighten people when you have little idea what you are talking about! He’s really building a reputation as Muddled Matt.”   

Christmas Tree Chaos Condemned

Conservatives have condemned the chaos across Reading resulting from the discarding of Christmas trees in parks and car parks across the Borough. Hundreds of Christmas trees have been taken to former collection points across Reading by residents to be recycled as in previous years.  However, Labour-run Reading Borough Council has scrapped the collection facility and has completely failed to communicate this to residents.  

Labour Candidate Betrays Lack of Local Knowledge, Even in His Own Ward

The Labour Cllr for Katesgrove has put out a press release that merely highlights his lack of local knowledge and interest in one of the important organisations in his own Council ward. His press release, an attack on the MP for Reading East Rob Wilson, was politically naïve and runs counter to the desire of Alana House and PACT for everyone to pull together to help their cause.