Upcoming events for the public and Church Ward Councillors in November include:
Canvssing: Councillors will be out knocking doors on Wednesday 26th November from 6pm on Sycamore Road and Thursday November 27th from 6pm in Northcourt avenue. Please speak to us if there is any local issues we can help with.
YAC Whitley Research Project Interview (Wednesday 26th November): Ashley will be speaking to representatives from the Church on Cressingham road about potential youth projects in the area and how the Church can help.
Councillor surgery: This will take place on Saturday December 6th at 10.30am at South Reading Community centre. Councillors will be available to help and answer questions as well as a street surgery taking place that morning.
Remembrance service: There will be a remembrance service to mark those who have fallen serving for the armed forces on Sunday November 9th at 9.30am at Minster church. Church Ward Councillors will be in attendance to pay their respects.
Narrowing the gap conference: After last years succesful conference on tackling inequality, the Council is again holding a forum for different groups in Reading to meet and share ideas on how to help the towns most vulnerable. The conference will be held on Tuesday November 18th at the old town hall at 5.30pm. The event is free and open to the public.
Church Ward Rose: Councillors and helpers will also be busy delivering the latest edition of the Church Ward Rose early in November. So expect your latest edition to keep you up to date with Ward matters to drop onto your mat soon.
Eileen, Ashley and Paul ready to lend a hand to the clean up efforts.
Councillors Ashley Pearce, Paul Woodward and Eileen McElligott, as well as Reading East Parliamentary candidate Matt Rodda were joined by around 7 volunteers on Saturday morning to help tidy up the alleyway at the top of Winton Road and Hollydale Road.
Reading Borough Council provided the equipment needed and collected the waste, whilst the Councillors organised the labour needed. The clean up involved cutting down overhanging trees, sweeping up leaves and trimming grass verges. In all there where nearly 10 bags and 3 bin fulls of waste created and taken away.
This clean up follows in the path of successful clean ups last year on the Cowsey and Shinfield rec. The clean ups are a great way for communities and Councillors to pull together to help improve our areas. If anyone has any future suggestions of areas that require the clean up treatment, please contact Ashley, Paul or Eileen.
Wheatley Close alley way clean up: On Saturday 25th October 11am-1pm. Local residents have noticed that the alleyway between Wheatley Close and Egerton Road could do with a spruce up, so Councillors will be donning the gloves to help tidy it up. We would love some help so if you are able to pop down to help on the day it would be a great help. All equipment will be provided
Full Council Meeting: Your Councillors Ashley, Paul and Eileen will be attending the Full Council meeting on Tuesday October 21st at 6.30pm. The meeting is open to the public so you can come down to see what is happening or ask us for an update.
Councillors surgery: We will be conducting our monthly surgery where residents can come and discuss any issues they may have in the local area. The next one is on Saturday 1st November at 10.30am-12pm at South Reading Community centre on Northumberland Avenue. We will also be running a street surgery that day, knocking on doors to speak to residents about their concerns.
Residents of Brybur Close can be relieved after an unsuitable planning application for a small spot at the end of the close was withdrawn. Ashley, Paul and Eileen have helped residents campaign against the proposal in recent weeks which has shown residents in the area really come together. Well done to all involved.