Local News

New Officers elected at AGM

At the Reading East Conservative Association Annual General Meeting on 10th March 2020 a host of new officers were elected to help drive the group forward.  

Campaign to save The Good Companion

Conservative Councillors and campaigners have been hard at work collecting signatures for a petition to save The Good Companion Pub and Salt & Vinegar Fish and Chip Shop in Woodley.

Blenheim Road Success

We are very pleased to announce that the Government's Inspector dismissed the appeal for planning permission for houses in the woodland behind Blenheim Road in Caversham.

South Lake Angling Club wins award

Councillor Laura Blumenthal nominated Southlake Angling Society for the Mayor's Award for their hard work in looking after the lake.

Speedwatch in Mapledurham

Cllr Isobel Ballsdon and 4 volunteer residents joined PCSO's in Mapledurham Ward to carry out a 2nd speed watch operation in the area.  A number of vehicles were caught speeding  and the top speed recorded was 46mph which is extraordinary in a 30mph zone.

Battle to save Blenheim Road from Developers

The fight goes on to save Blenheim Road residents from the nightmare of development in the woodland behind their back gardens.  The plan for houses has been seen many times in different guises by Reading Borough Council's planning department.

Speedwatch in North Reading

Following concern expressed by lots of residents about speeding on the roads in North Reading Councillors, PCSO's and residents have come together, via the North Reading Safer Neighbourhood Forum, to organise several speedwatch operations in the area.

St John's Road Development planning refused

52 signatures were collected by local residents on a petition to object to retrospective planning permission for a house on St John's Road in Caversham which had been extended and was being used as a House of Multiple Occupation (HMO).

Planting trees in Bugs Bottom

Councillors Jane Stanford-Beale (Association Chair) and Clare Grashoff have been out and about helping The Conservation Volunteers to plant new trees and remove winter vegetation in North Reading.