Matt Rodda, MP for Reading East, supports the stance adding: “Returning to school is a priority for pupils’ education and well being, however the date pupils return should be determined by how they can return safely.
“I support the council’s approach that each local school should be able to decide the safest time to reopen, taking into account their individual circumstances.
“I also think the Government should have carried out much more work with with parents, schools and teaching unions, together with councils and the NHS before deciding when schools should reopen.”
A report was submitted to Traffic Management Sub-Committee on 15th June 2016 regarding the £60,000 share from the £50 Million Pothole Action Fund which has been made available to Reading Borough Council for pothole repairs this Financial Year, following the announcement in the Government’s Autumn statement. A Pothole Repair Plan has been prepared and will be carried out in priority order taking the first (worst) road first. These are:
Housing has been on the agenda this week for local Councillors. On Tuesday there was a summit at the Town hall on Tackling Reading’s housing crisis, and in conjunction with this the Council set out plans for 32 new housing sites across the Borough, including some across South Reading. The full site list and more can be read on Get Reading.
Bus usage in South Reading has risen by 9.3% over the last year after Reading Borough Council ensured a long term 21% fare reduction. A grant from the Councils local sustainable transport fund has enabled single fare prices to remain below the rest of Reading at £1.60 per journey to encourage greater bus use at reasonable prices.