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Wokingham Liberal Democrats - fighting for Wokingham residents

  • Helen Belcher
    Article: Jan 8, 2016
    By Wokingham Liberal Democrats

    On February 4th, 2016 there will be a Wokingham Town Council by-election in Emmbrook North. Wokingham Liberal Democrats have selected Helen Belcher as their candidate.

    Helen has lived in Emmbrook since 1997, and her two teenage children both went to Hawthorns Primary then Emmbrook School. She has been a governor at Emmbrook School for 6 years, and has been closely involved with teaching and learning, staffing and school strategy since September 2011. She has seen the effect of cuts to funding at first hand, and is now very concerned that, in common with schools across Wokingham, it will now be difficult to avoid losing teaching staff. She is also concerned that all schools are losing funding in order to find extra funds for development of an undersubscribed new school in Arborfield.

  • Article: Jan 27, 2016

    Conservatives in West Berkshire plan to reduce the amount that we pay in subsidies to public transport operators. They currently provide around £1.4m each year in supporting local bus services and are seeking to cut this by £320,000 next year.

    These cute will ruin some of our rural communities.

    DOES THIS AFFECT YOU? Write to Judith.Bunting@wbld.org.uk

  • Judith Bunting
    Article: Jan 27, 2016

    In just one week we have had reports of the imminent loss of three important community facilities across West Berkshire: The Jubilee Sports Centre in Kintbury, the Youth Centre in Hungerford and Thatcham Priory, currently under development as a Town Centre hub for the community.

    I understand West Berks Council's current frustrations at the short-notice reduction in our government support but why, after 9 years in power, have the Conservative team and our MP not set up additional income streams to protect our public services?

  • Current Conservative Plan for Elms Field
    Article: Jan 21, 2016
    By Wokingham Liberal Democrats

    Wokingham Liberal Democrats would like to present their alternative views to the Wokingham Regeneration Scheme.

    The key point of note are:

    • Lower risk and lower cost than Council's proposed scheme
    • Provides a sustainable town centre in the long term
    • Captures as much business as possible for the local economy
    • Transferable to other towns in the Borough
    • Saves the green space at Elms Field
    • Keeps Wokingham's market town feel.
  • Crashed Car on Cycleway
    Article: Jan 21, 2016
    By Wokingham Liberal Democrats

    Clive Jones Lib Dem Parliamentary spokesperson for Wokingham calls for tougher laws to tackle criminal driving

    Tougher penalties for dangerous drivers aimed at reducing deaths on Wokingham's roads are being championed in parliament.

    Clive Jones has joined forces with long term safer roads campaigner Greg Mulholland MP for Leeds North West to introduce a bill to strengthen penalties for drivers who injure, or kill, people.

  • Lower Way - Thatcham
    Article: Jan 21, 2016

    Lower Way Field is heading for development.

    Despite all objections Conservative led West Berkshire Council has put forward Lower Way field as the ONLY preferred option for housing development in Thatcham in their Housing Site Allocations Development Plan Document Proposed Submission (DPD).

    This is despite the fact that: