Less than five weeks to go to the local elections! Things are obviously getting very busy, but here is a brief report on what I have been up to in February and March -- with support from my colleague Melanie Eastwood.
Briefly, I have continued to support parents fighting for a fair deal over changes to the Maiden Erlegh catchment area. I have worked with Reading Council for Racial Equality opposing their devastating cut. I organised a cleanup event as part of Reading RESCUE to tidy up Kennet Mouth. I also attended the launch event for the Outside Inside Festival.
Council meetings and briefings -- 5
Surgeries -- 3
School governor meetings -- 3
Community meetings and events -- 11
Enquiries and requests for repairs from residents -- 45 in February, March figure not available
Some of our action:
• worked to tackle estate agent boards
• defended public services at the full council budget meeting
Some of our results:
• helped tidy up Kennet Mouth
• progress on 20 mph speed limits
• got the Council to commit to consulting on opening the Cemetery Junction gate
• as usual we got countless instances of fly tipping cleared, graffiti cleaned, potholes filled and residents' questions answered.
• None claimed.
Gifts to declare -- over the value of £25:
My interests are published on Reading Borough Council's website.
Monthly councillor allowance (pay) before deductions: £685.08