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Monthly Archives: October 2015

November events

  • Councillors surgery: Eileen, Ashley and Paul will be holding their regular monthly surgery on Saturday 7th November at 10.30am-12pm at the Whitley cafe. Please come along with any concerns we can help with.
  • Rememberance service: Church Ward Councillors will be in attendance on Sunday 8th November to remember those who sacrificed their lives for us in past wars. St Mary’s Butts church at 10.30am.
  • St Patricks Hall meeting: Councillors and The Northcourt Avenue residents association will be meeting with the University on Thursday November 12th to discuss St Patrick halls redevelopment and local engagement.
  • Voter ID drive: On December 1st thousands of people in Reading could lose their vote after changes to Voter registration. Councillors will be holding a Voter ID advice check at The Whitley cafe on Saturday 14th November at 10.30am-12.30pm where residents can check if they’re registered and ask any questions.
  • Reading Housing summit: Reading is in the midst of a housing crisis where we need more affordable housing as soon as possible. On Tuesday 17th November at 6.30pm at the Town hall all local stakeholders will have their say on how to solve this. The meeting is open to the public so please come along.
  • Elm road residents meeting: Local residents requested a meeting with Councillors to discuss issues and we are more than happy to oblige. The meeting will take place on Wednesday 25th November at 8pm at St Barnabus church. Please come along and raise any concerns you have.
  • Give blood in Whitley: On Monday 30th November at The Whitley cafe from 12.30pm-3.15pm & 4.45pm-7.15pm. You do not need an appointment and can just turn up on the day, Councillor Pearce will be there to donate.
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St Pats hall expansion & exhibition

Ashley was in attendance at the exhibition of the potential expansion of St Patrick hall on Northcourt Avenue. The potential 2 year project would see student capacity vastly expanded on the site. Ashley was able to ask the project workers about parking issues that will concern local residents and provisions that will be put in place. To submit your views on the project please email:

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South Reading schools sign up for financial advice

The Ridgeway Primary and Geoffrey Field Junior were two South Reading schools that benefited to the tune of £500 per school for signing up with Berkshire credit union. The Union which helps get those in need sort their finances, have been going into schools to teach pupils about financial responsibility and the importance of saving. To find out more of the credit unions work click here.

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Councillor Pearce helps out at ReadiFood


Ashley at reception at ReadiFood

Ashley took a group of students from his school to ReadiFood in South Reading to help sort food and pack boxes this week. ReadiFood collect and distribute food parcels to families and residents in need across the town and can often been seen collecting food at supermarkets.

If you would like more information or to help out ReadiFood please email: or visit


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Campaigning and listening all year round


Your Church Ward Labour team were out in force again this morning listening to residents concerns. Ashley and Eileen as well as other volunteers spoke to hundreds of residents about local issues that concern them. The Councillors now have a busy time of letting the Council know about them to help them out!

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More residents concerns listened too


Ashley and Eileen were able to speak to residents at the Church ward monthly surgery this morning as well as residents on the street. The ward surgeries take place on the first Saturday of every month at 10.30am at the Whitley cafe, now accompanied by a new sign! The next surgery takes place on November 7th and we’d love to hear from you!

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