As Councillors we are your representatives to Reading Borough Council. We want to hear your views so we can help shape your community in your vision.
We have created a short survey that will only take a few seconds to fill in. This will help us understand what national and local issues are important to you, and if you are a Labour member, how you may be able to help us.
The survey will only take around a minute and can be found here.
Ashley’s latest blog post on the Labour teachers website is about the importance of keeping good teachers in the classroom and the pride that should be taken in classroom teaching. The full article can be found here
Cllr Ashley Pearce helping to run one of the WhitFest stalls.
This year’s WhitFest (the arts festival for South Reading) was excellently hosted by the John Madejski academy. There were various stalls for kids and adults to enjoy as usual, with charities such as Age Concern and ABC to read represented as well as local crafts people displaying their works. Cllr Pearce and Reading East MP Matt Rodda helped run the WhitFest doodle stall where youngsters were encouraged to write down what Whitley meant to them. The day was topped off with some excellent entertainment in the form of singing and dancing from the JMA students themselves. The event continues to grow every year and I look forward to being involved again next year.
Two of our Primary school head teachers in South Reading have recently retired after many years service in our schools. Charlie Clare after many years dedicated service heading up Geoffrey Field Junior took a hugely deserved retirement. As well as Charlie, Madelaine Cosgrove retired after overseeing The Ridgeway school expansion in recent years. We wish them the best of luck and rest in their future endeavours.
The Labour party general election manifesto is one of the most read political documents of all time. The document, entitled for the many, not the few has been incredibly well received by the public and sets out a platform for a brighter future for Britain. The party promises to renationalise the railways, increase the minimum wage, end NHS privatisation, properly fund our schools and put an end to tuition fees. The full document can be read here.
Reading Neighbourhood Network (RNN) is an umbrella organisation of residents and neighbourhood groups active across Reading. They provide information, support and training through peer support and events.
The network has two main aims:
to increase the level of community activity at a neighbourhood level
to increase the voice of residents through neighbourhood groups
Reading Neighbourhood Network would like to invite current and potential members to complete their survey, to find out more about your group and what you would like to see from RNN.
Please take a few moments to complete the survey below.