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Meet your Whitley councillors at the Whitley Wood Community Centre on 19 October

Meet your Reading Borough councillors at the Whitley Labour Party Ward Surgery on Saturday 19 October at 10.30am. They will be at the Whitley Wood Community Centre, Swallowfield Drive, Reading RG2 8UH for an hour and a half.

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Reading MP Matt Rodda talks about Amazon deforestation

Matt Rodda at the Turbine House

Matt Rodda MP at the opening of the ‘In Reading Gaol by Reading Town’ exhibition at the Riverside Museum at Blake’s Lock

Matt Rodda (Labour MP for Reading East) took part in a parliamentary debate this week to consider a public petition called Demand the EU & UN sanction Brazil to halt increased deforestation of the Amazon.

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Meet your Redlands Green councillor on Upper Redlands Road on 13 October

Meet your Reading Borough Green councillor at the Redlands Ward Green Party street surgery on Sunday 13 October at 12.00pm. He will be on Upper Redlands Road, Reading for an hour and a half.

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Meet your Redlands Labour councillors at the Hexham Community Centre on 12 October

Hexham Community Centre

Meet your Reading Borough councillors at the Redlands Labour Ward Surgery on Saturday 12 October at 10.30am. They will be at the Hexham Community Centre, Bamburgh Close, Reading RG2 7UD for an hour and a half.

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Meet your Katesgrove councillors at the Pau Brasil Café on 5 October

Meet your Reading Borough councillors at the Katesgrove Labour Party Ward Surgery on Saturday 5 October at 10.30am. They will be at the Pau Brasil Café, 89 Mount Pleasant, Reading for an hour and a half.

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Meet your Whitley and Church councillors at the Community café on 5 October

Meet your Reading Borough councillors at the Whitley Labour Party Ward Surgery and Church Labour Ward Surgery on Saturday 5 October at 10.30am. They will be at the Community café, Northumberland Avenue, Reading for an hour and a half.

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Meet your Whitley councillors at the Fidget and Bob café on 21 September

Meet your Reading Borough councillors at the Whitley Labour Party Ward Surgery on Saturday 21 September at 10.30am. They will be at the Fidget and Bob café on the Piazza, Kennet Island, Whale Avenue, Reading RG2 0GX for an hour and a half.

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Reading MPs vote different ways as parliamentary session ends

Reading’s two MPs, Alok Sharma (Conservative MP for Reading West) and Matt Rodda (Labour MP for Reading East), continued to vote different ways on key government policies during the rancorous end to the current parliamentary session.

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Meet your Redlands Green Party councillor on Addington Road on 15 September

Meet your Reading Borough Green Party councillor at the Redlands Ward Green Party street surgery on Sunday 15 September at 12.00pm. He will be on Addington Road for an hour and a half.

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Reading Demonstrations against Brexit and the Prorogation of Parliament

Some of the speakers from L to R: Matt Rodda MP, Phillip Lee MP, Councillor Rob White, Imogen Shepherd-DuBey, speaker from the Women’s Equality Party, and Vanessa Rogers from Berkshire for Europe

A demonstration and march against Brexit and the prorogation of Parliament took place in Reading on Saturday 7 September. Speakers included Matt Rodda, MP for Reading East, and Phillip Lee, MP for Bracknell, who left the Conservative Party last Tuesday and joined the Liberal Democrats.

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Meet your Redlands Labour councillors at St Luke’s Church on 14 September

St Luke’s Parish Hall, Erleigh Road

Meet your Reading Borough Labour councillors at the Redlands Labour Ward Surgery on Saturday 14 September at 10.30am. They will be at the St Luke’s Church, Erleigh Road, Reading for an hour and a half.

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Reading MPs Alok Sharma and Matt Rodda vote different ways on the need to avoid no-deal Brexit

3 September was the Reading MPs’ first day back in the House of Commons after the parliamentary summer recess. Matt Rodda (Labour MP for Reading East) and Alok Sharma (Conservative MP for Reading West) both voted on Sir Oliver Letwin’s motion on European Union (withdrawal).

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Meet your Katesgrove councillors at the Pau Brasil Café on 7 September

Pau Brasil on Mount Pleasant

Meet your Reading Borough councillors at the Katesgrove Labour Party Ward Surgery on Saturday 7 September at 10.30am. They will be at the Pau Brasil Café, 89 Mount Pleasant, Reading for an hour and a half.

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Matt Rodda MP’s petition to Save Reading Gaol

Matt Rodda at the opening of the ‘In Reading Gaol by Reading Town‘ exhibition at the Riverside Museum at Blake’s Lock

The Whitley Pump asked Reading East MP, Matt Rodda, about his ‘Save Reading Gaol’ petition.

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Meet your Church and Whitley ward councillors at the community café on 7 September

Meet your Reading Borough councillors at the Church Ward Labour Party Surgery and Whitley Labour Party Ward Surgery on Saturday 7 September at 10.30am. They will be at the Whitley community café at the South Reading Community Hub on Northumberland Avenue for an hour and a half.

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Reading Borough Council discusses south Reading at planning applications committee this week

The old Whitley Library building has now closed

Reading Borough Council will be discussing issues in south Reading during planning applications committee next week.

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LGBCE consultation on Reading ward boundary changes has opened

Reading ward boundaries © Crown copyright and database rights 2019

The Local Government Boundary Commission for England’s (LGBCE) consultation on ward boundary changes in Reading has now opened. The LGBCE is undertaking a review because five of Reading’s wards including Church, Redlands and Whitley have elector populations that are more than 10% above or below the average for the borough.

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Meet your Whitley councillors at the Whitley Wood Community Centre on 17 August

The Whitley Wood Community Centre

Meet your Reading Borough councillors at the Whitley Labour Party Ward Surgery on Saturday 17 August at 10.30am. They will be at the Whitley Wood Community Centre, Swallowfield Drive, Reading RG2 8UH for an hour and a half.

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Meet your Redlands Green Party councillor outside Kungfu Kitchen on 17 August

Cafe Metro/ Kungfu Kitchen hidden behind scaffolding – July 2019

Meet your Reading Borough Green Party councillor at the Redlands Ward Green Party Surgery on Saturday 17 August at 11.00am. They will be outside Kungfu Kitchen, Christchurch Road, Reading for an hour and a half.

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Meet your Redlands councillors at the Hexham Community Centre on 10 August

Meet your Labour party Reading Borough councillors at the Redlands Labour Ward Surgery on Saturday 10 August at 10.30am. They will be at the Hexham Community Centre, Bamburgh Close, Reading RG2 7UD for an hour and a half.

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