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Letter from SPOKES

Dear Editor As co-founder of West Berkshire SPOKES with my wife Martha, I still receive your excellent newsletter RCC. But it pains me to see the position of ‘West Berks Campaigner’ remain vacant. I am the Highways Officer of SPOKES and engage regularly with the Council at a quarterly Cycle Forum, which is chaired by […]

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WoBC Campaigner Winter 2017 Report

WoBC has a consultation on transport within the Borough. It’s open until 31 December, so please fill it in (www.wokingham.gov.uk/news-and-consultation/consultation-and-having-your-say/current-consultations). The survey concentrates on the inconvenience that congestion causes to people who drive, but there’s the opportunity to support more sustainable methods of transport too. WoBC took over responsibility for enforcing parking regulations in the Borough […]

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RBC Campaigner Winter 2017 Report

The Cycle Forum and the Traffic Management Sub-Committee (TMSC) were both attended by RCC representatives. The Cycle Forum consists of RBC Councillors, cycling representatives and Reading Council officers. An agenda is normally agreed a few days before the meeting, but there is also an Any Other Business slot if time allows. Items include reports on […]

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WoBC Campaigner Autumn 2017 Report

Trials and tribulations of Chapter 12 Wokingham Borough Council (WoBC) has submitted its planning application to itself for the Arborfield Relief Road and the comments I made during consultation have been ignored. I will single out Chapter 12 of the application, which suggests that Swallowfield Road is a poor route for cyclists when in reality […]

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RBC Campaigner Autumn 2017 Report

The Traffic Management Sub-Committee (TMSC) on 14 June had a number of items of interest to cyclists. There was also a Cycle Forum Meeting on 12 July. The new chair for these meetings is Cllr Debs Absolom, who does cycle and appears to be taking an interest in cycling issues. TMSC 14 June Cycling Strategy […]

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