Category Archives for Campaigns

WoBC Autumn Report

I responded to the consultation by WoBC on the western part of the North Wokingham Distributor Road from the M4 overbridge to Toutley Road. This is proposed to be a single-carriageway 40mph road with shared-use either side. There are very few junctions, so  I think an off-road path is acceptable, although not ideal. However, I feel […]

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RBC Winter Report

A Cycle Forum meeting took place on 31 October with RBC, RCC and other representatives present. A range of issues were tabled: Potholes etc We were informed about the highway maintenance procedures for repairing potholes and other defects. Apparently a slightly more flexible system is being introduced whereby the highway inspectors can report defects that […]

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RBC Autumn Report

Since the last Campaign News in the summer we are awaiting a Cycle Forum meeting, maybe in September. Unfortunately, there has been little visible action that I can see on any of the planned and hoped for cycling schemes and improvements. This includes the NCN422 route from Calcot to Wokingham Road, town centre signing and […]

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WoBC Summer Report

WoBC has submitted a planning application to itself for stage 2 of the Winnersh Relief Road, which will connect Lower Earley Way with Reading Road by the M4 overbridge. This is aimed at reducing congestion at Winnersh cross-roads. The decision date was originally listed as April, but now no date is listed so you may […]

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RBC Summer Report

Since the last Campaign News in the spring there has been a Cycle Forum meeting and a Traffic Management Sub Committee. The Cycle Forum on 27 February was attended by RCC committee members and representatives from other cycling organisations. The RCC did not attend the March TMSC meeting, which had little opportunity for useful intervention. […]

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Wokingham Borough Council Spring Report

Traffic in Wokingham has been causing a headache for Wokingham Borough Council (WoBC) because of delays in the project to renovate the market square. With the road closed from Peach Street to Broad Street, traffic is diverted and jams are even worse than usual. This lead to a petition on the WoBC website, which got […]

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Reading Borough Council Spring Report

Since the last Campaign News in December and the time of writing (mid February) there have been no meetings to report on or major issues that have cropped up. The Cycle Forum was on 27 February at the Council Offices, and feedback from this will be reported in the next newsletter. We discussed what to […]

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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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