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Rob White et al at Save Our NHS action session

Spring Budget fails to address Reading’s challenges

22 March 2017

Letter to the editor: "With our NHS and social care in crisis, and air pollution contributing to 40,000 lives prematurely ending in the UK each year, this budget should have been an emergency intervention. Instead, the Chancellor revealed the extent of the Government’s obsession with scaling back the state."

Palmer Park Stadium

£366,000 Palmer Sports Stadium improvements complete

09 March 2017

Work on Palmer Park Sports Stadium is now complete, including new track fencing, lighting and improvements to the cycle track.

Rob White with his face painted as a tiger at the Coventry Road Big Lunch

Reading going for street party gold

03 March 2017

2017 is going to be a big year for Big Lunch street parties in Reading. In 2016, the town was ranked the third friendliest town in the UK by Big Lunch organisers because of the number of events organised. This year Reading is going for gold, and Green Party councillor Rob White is encouraging people to organise their own Big Lunch.

East Reading Children's Centre signpost

Greens stand up for Reading’s children’s centres

02 March 2017

At the council’s annual budget meeting, Green councillors called for savings on expensive consultants to be accelerated so children’s centres could be saved.

Josh Williams outside Hamilton Road Children's Centre

Greens keep up the pressure following Reading Council’s Ofsted 'inadequate'

21 February 2017

Following a Green Party question at a meeting of all councillors, Councillor Josh Williams welcomed improvements in children’s services, and the extension to the Commissioner’s review, but said more work is needed.

Business parking levy to tackle congestion and raise money for green transport

17 February 2017

Reading Green Party wants the Council to investigate a workplace parking levy on medium-sized, and larger, businesses to raise money for sustainable transport, tackle air pollution and reduce congestion.

Josh Williams and Rob White outside Palmer Park Library

Cuts to Reading library service start to bite

16 February 2017

Library users in Reading will see a number of cuts driven changes to the way the service is delivered over the coming months.

Reading Your Way

Greens welcome Council U-turn on cuts to Reading Your Way mental health service.

10 February 2017

Green councillors opposed cutting the budget for Reading Your Way and have been supporting the campaign to save this vital service.

A mock up of the proposed MRT system.

East Reading transport scheme slammed by planners

02 February 2017

Reading planners have criticised planning documents relating to the East Reading Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) scheme.

Cllr Rob White

Don’t throw Reading off the Brexit cliff

27 January 2017

An open letter: "Theresa May’s recent Brexit speech offered a terrifying glimpse into the future. Deserting the Single Market and Customs Union is nothing short of reckless. These changes will damage both Reading and the entire country. British businesses, small and large, will lose access to a market of 500m customers and we will all be forced to forfeit the environmental and social protections that come with the Single Market."

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