As a resident of Lower Caversham, I am committed to making Peppard an even better place to live and to the protection of Reading’s green spaces. Along with my running mate Jane Stanford-Beale, who has planted trees in Clayfield Copse and Bugs Bottom and scrutinised planning applications, I am against unsustainable development and will always promote and prioritise the development of brown field sites where feasible.
To keep our community safe, I will work with the Safer Neighbourhood Forum and Thames Valley Police to tackle speeding, anti-social behaviour and illegal traveller incursions.
Like all of Reading’s Conservatives, I am also committed to keeping your Council Tax low and to ensuring that Labour-run Reading Borough Council improves its poor financial controls, the lack of which in recent years led to the council being hit with around £1m in extra auditing fees. That’s YOUR money being wasted that way. RBC has again put up your Council Tax by 4.99% this year and plans to for the next two years. Your local Conservatives voted against such large increases and I would continue to oppose such inflation-busting Council Tax hikes if I am elected in May.
Conservative Candidate for Peppard Ward - Reading Borough Council