Councillor Matt Rodda

Katesgrove Ward, Reading

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It was interesting to talk to residents at our Katesgrove councillors' ward surgery on Saturday, with issues raised about parking and stopping unwanted development.

We have carried out a number of projects to try to improve parking, working with local residents and the council, including making improvements to Milman Road, Swainstone Road, Hill Street and for residents in the area around Katesgrove Primary School.

However, it is difficult to manage the number of vehicles in historic Victorian Streets which were not built for vehicles.

The area also faces on-going challenges from some developers.

We spoke to people about the planning appeal for the Woodley Arms site on Waldeck Street, which a developer is trying to turn into flats.

Two applications have been turned down by the council, the first was also turned down at appeal and we hope that the second will also be stopped at this stage in the planning process. We are currently working with residents to submit comments to the appeal

Parking and Planning

It was interesting to talk to residents at our Katesgrove councillors' ward surgery on Saturday, with issues raised about parking and stopping unwanted development.

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Last week's Reading Council meeting showed the pressure local services are under.

Reading faces deep cuts in funding as the Government has reduced its grant to the council from £40 million a year to just £2 million.

As a result the council is left having to make some very difficult decisions about cutting services.

The grant used to account for about a third of council spending - leaving the council facing some very difficult decisions.

While the Labour council wants to retain vital services the council also has to set a balanced budget.

If the council was to run a deficit commissioners would be sent in by the Government to take over the running of local services, removing any local control over spending decisions.

Council facing deep cuts

Last week's Reading Council meeting showed the pressure local services are under. Reading faces deep cuts in funding as the Government has reduced its grant to the council from £40...

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Reading Labour is campaigning for our local NHS

Councillors and local members have been talking to residents about the pressure on the RBH, local surgeries and other services and we have been calling on the two Reading MPs and the Government to provide much needed additional funding.

 

 

We are grateful to all those who have signed the Labour petition calling for more Government funding for the health service, to sign click here.

Reading Labour Campaign for local NHS

Reading Labour is campaigning for our local NHS Councillors and local members have been talking to residents about the pressure on the RBH, local surgeries and other services and we...


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