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Monthly Archives: May 2016

South Reading survey

Councillors are keen to hear your views on the area you live in and so a survey has been produced to gather more information. The survey gives you a chance to say what you appreciate about the area and what can be improved. Councillors will be knocking on doors to gather results and copies will soon be available at The Whitley Cafe. The survey is also available here  to complete online.

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June events

  • Councillors Surgery: Ward Councillors will be at Whitley cafe on Saturday 4th June at 10.30am to speak with residents about any issues.
  • Ward newsletter: The latest copy of the Labour Rose will be delivered to your door this month with a thank you from Eileen and updates from across the ward.
  • WhitFest: the annual WhitFest art festival will be held at Long Barn Lane on Saturday 18th June. Councillors will have a stall at the festival where you can speak with us and ask any questions.
  • Full Council meeting: Councillors will be in attendance at the Council meeting on Tuesday  June 28th at the Civic centre. Motions and questions from the public will be addressed.
  • Traffic management: There is a traffic management meeting on June 16th where various traffic issues affecting the ward will be discussed. These include Winton Road, Totnes, Torrington Road, Ennerdale Road and Wellington Avenue. Please get into contact with us if you have any questions or concerns.
  • Resident survey: Councillors will soon be door knocking to ask residents their views on the area and how it can be improved but if you would like to fill this out on line it’s available  here
  • EU referendum: The in/out vote about membership of the European Union is on Thursday 23rd June. Your polling stations will be the same as other eelections and you will have a postal vote as usual you have signed up for this.
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South Today report from Whitley

The BBC regional news programme was shown live from Academy Sport tonight with a special report on Whitley. The show highlighted the good work of Reading buses, Whitley Big local and the Council in helping tackle South Reading’s issues. It also discussed Reading Councils schools strategy encompassing all Reading schools that aims to raise school standards.

Clips can be viewed here

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Eileen re-elected in Church ward

Cllr Eileen McElligott has been re-elected for another four years in Church Ward. With nearly one thousand votes and nearly 350 ahead of her nearest rival, it shows the people of Church Ward want a strong Labour voice on the Council. A big thank you to all activists, supporters and voters. The hard work now conginues in helping our residents.


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Vote McElligott!

The local elections are this week on Thursday May 5th! Every vote matters and we need strong Labour voices to speak on behalf of Church ward residents. You don’t need a polling card to vote and polling stations are open from 7a.m. to 10pm. Polling stations are at Ridgeway school, South Reading youth and community centre and Christ the King church.

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