Thank you to all our readers and regular and occasional contributors for making it a wonderful year on Katesgrove Hill. We hope that you continue to enjoy reading or contributing to the Whitley Pump in 2020.
Redlands Ward Green Party councillor Jamie Whitham will be holding a Green Party street surgery in Northumberland Avenue on Sunday 5 January at 7pm for an hour. If you would like to speak to councillor Whitham you can contact him by phone or email as shown in the poster above.
Redlands Ward Green Party councillor Jamie Whitham will be holding a Green Party street surgery in London Road on Sunday 22 December at 7pm for an hour. If you would like to speak to councillor Whitham you can contact him by phone or email as shown in the poster above.
The Red Cow public house at the corner of Southampton Street and Crown Street was mentioned at last week’s Reading Borough Council (RBC) planning applications committee. Julie Williams, RBC acting planning manager, told the committee that during the ongoing refurbishment developers had been asked to rebuild a section of wall. This was because they had laid bricks in stretcher rather than Flemish bond and, as the pub is a listed building, the method used had to be in historically appropriate.
Reading West candidates from L to R: Alok Sharma, Jamie Whitham, Rachel Eden, Meri O’Connell
Past and present Reading councillors stood as candidates for Reading constituencies in the 12 December 2019 general election. Former Katesgrove councillor Matt Rodda was re-elected as MP for Reading East. Three Reading councillors, Rachel Eden (Whitley ward, Labour), Meri O’Connell (Tilehurst ward, Liberal Democrat) and Jamie Whitham (Redlands ward, Green), stood in Reading West against Alok Sharma (Conservative), who retained his parliamentary seat.
Reading Borough Council (RBC) will be discussing the proposed conversion of 76 Christchurch Road into a takeaway and HMO (house in multiple occupation) at the planning applications committee on Wednesday 11 December. The committee had deferred their decision during their November meeting because they needed more information.
From L-> R: Matt Rodda & Rachel Eden (Labour), Yemi Awolola (CPA), convenor John Crosfield, timekeeper Christina Hughes Nind, Imogen Shepherd-DuBey (Liberal Democrat), Jamie Whitham & David McElroy (Green).