Thatcham Quarry – do you have questions?

I will be sending questions to Grundon Sand and Gravel and the owners of Waterside Farm. Any residents who would like me to submit questions on their behalf are welcome to contact me at: judith.bunting@wbld.org.uk.

Tory attitude to housing is a scandal.

Today the Conservative party announced plans to extend the right to buy to Housing Association properties. This proposal will lead to longer waiting lists for homes and fewer social houses. In February 2015, 1,092 qualifying households were on the Common Housing Register for West Berkshire. 1,569 non-qualifying households were also on the list. I know, I checked … Continue reading Tory attitude to housing is a scandal.

The True Cost of Parking Charges

I am sad to see Conservative-led West Berkshire Council bring their promised on-street parking charges into effect, in roads around central Newbury, recently. These charges will damage the small shops and businesses around Newbury centre. Lib Dem Petition Earlier this year Lib Dem Councillors ran a campaign to fight the introduction of these charges. The petition, submitted to Council, … Continue reading The True Cost of Parking Charges