Meet your Redlands councillors at the St Luke’s Parish Hall on 12 May

Meet your Reading Borough councillors at the Redlands Labour Ward Surgery on Saturday 12 May at 10.30am. They will be at the St Luke’s Parish Hall, Erleigh Road, Reading RG1 5LH for an hour and a half.

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No change in political hue in Church, Katesgrove, Redlands and Whitley wards

There has been no change in the political hue of the south Reading wards of Church, Katesgrove, Redlands and Whitley. All four wards had three Labour councillors each before the election, and all four each have three Labour councillors now. In each ward, the sitting councillor was re-elected. The additional Labour councillors who had stood down in Church and Katesgrove wards were each replaced by Labour councillors.

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Reading East MP Matt Rodda says violent crime is rising. But is it?

Matt Rodda, Katesgrove councillor and Reading East MP

Reading East MP Matt Rodda recently gave his opinion that violent crime was rising and that the government should end police cuts. Mr Rodda used Thames Valley Police performance figures for Reading as evidence for this. The Office for National Statistics (ONS) is wary of interpreting police crime report data to show trends in violent crime, and both Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary and Fire & Rescue Services (HMICFRS) and Thames Valley Police (TVP) have suggested that recent rises in violent crime recorded by the police may be due to improvements in police recording procedures.

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