Katesgrove ward reported crime statistics for December 2018


Overall reported crime in Katesgrove ward has increased by 15% between the 12 months ending December 2017 and the 12 months ending December 2018, according to crime statistics released by the Home Office.

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Reading University may fund new PCSOs to deal with student misbehaviour

Reading University hosted its second community forum at the Chancellor’s building on their Whiteknights campus on 29 January. An estimated 60 people attended the forum. They complained about the anti-social behaviour of university students which included late-night noise and drunkenness, public urination, property damage and intimidation.

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Matt Rodda and Alok Sharma vote opposite ways on Brexit again

While we were focussing on the forthcoming business and debate at the Reading Borough Council (RBC) full council meeting last week, our MPs Matt Rodda (Labour MP for Reading East and Shadow Minister (Transport) (Buses) and Alok Sharma (Conservative MP for Reading West and Minister of State, Department for Work and Pensions) were going their separate ways again on Brexit. Continue reading

How Reading MPs Matt Rodda and Alok Sharma voted on the 29 January Brexit amendments

The House of Commons voted on seven amendments to the EU (Withdrawal) Act yesterday evening. Reading MPs, Matt Rodda (Labour MP for Reading East) and Alok Sharma (Conservative MP for Reading West), voted opposite ways on six of the seven amendments.

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Matt Rodda speaks in Parliament about NHS staff and Brexit

Matt Rodda, Reading East MP (official portrait courtesy of the UK parliament).

Matt Rodda (Labour, Reading East) spoke in the House of Commons on the evening of 28 January during the second reading of the Immigration and Social Security Co-ordination (EU Withdrawal Bill). He highlighted the problems which Brexit might cause in his constituency  because of the high proportion of NHS workers from the EU.

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No, we are not there yet!

Reading Borough Council (RBC) is creeping slowly towards finalising their accounts for the year ended 31 March 2017 but the last few steps are painful. The report to last week’s Audit & Governance committee had explained how all the property valuations required had been received and that the accounts were being updated with final adjustments. However we learned on the night that things were not that simple.

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