Meet your Redlands councillors at the Hexham Community Centre on 13 October


Meet your Reading Borough councillors at the Redlands Labour Ward Surgery on Saturday 13 October at 10.30am. They will be at the Hexham Community Centre, Bamburgh Close, Reading RG2 7UD for an hour and a half.

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Meet your Whitley councillors at the Fidget and Bob Café on 13 October

Fidget and Bob Cafe Bar, The Piazza, Kennet Island, Whale Avenue, Reading RG2 0GX

Meet your Reading Borough councillors at the Whitley Labour Ward Surgery on Saturday 13 October at 10.30am. They will be at the Fidget and Bob Café, The Piazza, Kennet Island, Reading RG2 0GX for an hour and a half.

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That’s the way to do it!

By Scaramouche.

The abrasive relationship between Reading’s Green and Labour parties hit another of its troubled patches at Reading Borough Council‘s (RBC) traffic management sub-committee on 12 September. It devolved into the kind of public row that leads to television news stories where neighbours stare sadly at bloodstained driveways and say “they seemed such a nice couple… ”

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Reading East MP Matt Rodda criticises tenant fee bill

In the House of Commons on 5 September, Reading East MP Matt Rodda expressed concern that the government’s Tenant Fees Bill didn’t adequately protect tenants from unreasonable landlord fees. He voted for amendments suggested by the opposition Labour party, but these were defeated by the Government.

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Reading Labour’s front bench and portfolio reshuffle

New lead councillor portfolios and appointments were agreed at the Reading Borough Council (RBC) AGM on 23 May. This reshuffle promoted Katesgrove ward councillor Sophia James to the front bench as lead councillor for neighbourhoods and communities, replacing Councillor Liz Terry who held a similar portfolio last year. Councillor Ashley Pearce, Church ward, took over the education portfolio from Councillor Tony Jones.

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