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2011 Manifesto revealed by Reading Conservatives

Reading Conservatives have launched their local election manifesto for the 5th May elections with pledges to at least freeze Council Tax again next year and to investigate a discount for Reading’s pensioners.

Good News for Reading!

Candidate for Peppard Ward Richard Willis writes, "having seen some of the Labour leaflets being pushed through the doors of some areas of Reading and the doom and gloom they contain, I thought it would be worth highlighting some recent great news for local people:

  Conservatives Launch Manifesto for Local Elections  

Reading Conservatives have launched their local election manifesto for the 5th May elections with pledges to at least freeze Council Tax again next year and to investigate a discount for Reading’s pensioners. If Conservatives continue to lead the Council after the elections they will continue to remove unnecessary traffic lights, introduce a London-style cycle hire scheme and develop a network of voluntary “grit wardens” to tackle icy pavements in severe weather. More 20mph zones will be introduced where residents support them and powers will be pursued to allow the Council to tackle inconsiderate parking on pavements and cycle paths.

Conservative Candidate Calls for Traffic Lights to Go

Conservative Church ward candidate Geoff Poland has joined calls for the traffic lights at Shinfield Road to be removed. Geoff has written to the Transport Research Laboratory (TRL) at Crowthorne to ask that as part of their review of the scheme, they recommend to the Council that both sets of lights should be removed.