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Supporting change for the NHS IN AMERICA today

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a real

debate going on about healthcare. But here in the UK, I am proud to say that we

for the challenges we face in the

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have a National Health Service that binds our nation together. Whatever your background or circumstances, it's

Century, such as Britain's ageing population. I spoke rvith the Chief Executive of

use is free to all.

pressures the NHS faces and the ur-sent need for reform.

Although requiring much needed change and improvement, the NHS is part of the 1.,)

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see for myselfhow change is needed in the NHS if we are to succeed in makin-e it fit

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I visited the nerv drop-in clinic at the Broad Street Mall earlier this month to

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that resources are -eetting to the front line staff r,vho need them most.

Woodley benefits from Gouncil investment I

RECENTLY attended two official openings in Woodley, resulting from

Council and sports operator Goals.

investment into the area facilitated

pitches for use by the public, as well as Addington and Bulmershe Schools. The complex will provide a much needed community facility for young people in the local area. If this wasn't enough, Woodley is also set to benefit from a f1.1 million grant to improve play areas. Woodford Park will be upgraded by the Council by March 2010, along with Ashenbury Park and Dinton Pastures by 201 I . Wokingham Borough Council is

by Wokingham Borough Council. The Duchess of Gloucester officially

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opened the new Addington School and was invited to join her in the unveiling

the new multi-million pound

of

school

building. We toured the new school and were given a performance of 'houd'by all the students, led by the school choir.

This follows the opening of a new 5a-side football complex at Bulmershe a

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committed to investment in Woodley and, along with the redevelopment of

Waingels College, these are perfect examples of how local residents are benefitins.

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Rob Wilson MF THE South East

Re_eional

Grand Comrnittee recently rnet fbr the first tirne in Reading

Tcrrvn

Hall. -eiving MPs the

opportrrnity

to

debate i:sues

af-fecting the resicln.

I attencled. along rvith Theresa May (Maidenhead).

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.lohn Rechvoocl (Wokin-sharn). Maria Miller (Basingstoke) ancl fbnner Conselvative leacler Michael Horvard (Folkestone).

The cornmittcc cliscussed the iireas for glorvth in the south east economy and I talkecl about the irnpoftance of Reading's contribution to the region especially in the infbmration & communication technolo-ry and life sciences sectors.

AFTER a prolongeci carrpaign fbr irnprovements to roird saf'ety at the Oakley/Kiclmore Roacl junction in Cavershant. I lvelcortred the dccision by the Council to funcl a lollipop lady to help children closs on their way to school. [ttltlkttl-lthc''lttlrrlaigt1\()lllf-ri'll.':tr,{llll.1,ll''

rlrercascu uy a rcccllt eolilstoll at U)e Julte t.lOn Dct\\Cclt a car an(t it it)rr\. I rvish to thnnk all the parents ',vho or-lanisecl ancl signecl the petition

calling firr changcs at

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.junction as it rvirs grcat k) have the ri holc cornrnLrnitr, in suppolt. F-Lrnclins. rit

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lollipop ilefs()n ,.\'irs very inrpoltirnf lo cltsurc l itikirerr ctnt tross lirc |oliri in sliii'i-". Thc new leclt-trt staltctl l,.rrii irlit'r titc hltll'

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- a vital community facility

Readingns public

transport crisis

AFTER seeing a glorving report from Ofsted inspectors, rating a Woodley respite centre as outstanding in every category, I decided to visit and see for myself the work that goes on at -good Bridges Resource Centre.

The centre is run by Wokingham Borough Council and oft'ers services to families with disabled children and young people, including short break care. day care, after-school care, weekend clubs. activity trips and a range of other activities. I met tt ith dun Manager Gareth Owen and Cllr Rob Stanton, Executive Member for Children's Serr ices. tbr a guided tour of the centre and the opportunity to meet some of the young people sho use this vital community resource. It's easy to see'uvhy Bridges was rated as outstandins in its Ofsted report - the work the centre does for young people and the passion of the people u ho rvork here is truly a wonder to behold.

ln defence of the realm

rain*r.arlr rr-arl

was deceived into thinking that the bio-

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properties.

The Council hasn't accepted

any

Suttons Business Park to sain an insi-cht into the rvolk being done by the fitn in Reatlin" East. and its support for he Britirlr I.rrrr. :rr \i,:hlrrristan. The ctrnruirnr cnrplci.,s .-160 people in the

additional members to the scheme since 2006 anci consultation on re-introducing it only begun earlier this vear. ln response to m_"- lettef. they rcimitteri

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ihat their approach to this i-ssue was wrong

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ethlrrtol \\.Lr s(rr-rttcti :',,,tt \ugxI beet -9rou,n in Norfolk. In fact thev had been runnin-e on fuel made from w'ood pLrlp imported from Srveden.

Council to ask that they speed up

tation Scheme and combat the issue of rubbish left by students vacating their

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the inefficient bio-ethanol fuel. An investigation is undenvay to discover how the deception continued undiscovered

i'or so lon-9. In addition to the bio-ethanol issue. Reading Buses has hit residents ,vith an :ncreasing nurnbel of planned culbacks itt selvices. Plans to cr,it ihe vitailv riirporranr 'V<xrcile.r

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fr('()ils nave the t(tojs

irev neeci. i :ur ;ieaserj lhat a company 'rased in my constituenc,v is developing such

viral ecpioment.

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norv transpires that the Council

intends to convert the bio-ethar.rol buses to bio-diesel as it is more cost effective than

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transport

admitted that the company is losin_e money at a rate of f40.000 a week. Nerv bio-ethanol buses. purchased only last year. are lying unused in its bus depot as they are too expensive to run. In October, it rvas discovered that the public

the re-intrclduction of a Landlord Accredi-

I VISITED Rockrveli Collins'

is facing a public

crisis as Reading Buses sinks into the red. Over recent months, the Council-owned company has announced further planned cutbacks, faced a vote of no confidence from its union and strike threats from drivers and staff. The Chief Executive has

Landlord Accreditation Scheme must be AS a result of a barrage of complaints from local residents. I contacted Reading

headquarters

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This Parliamentary Year I Have...

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Not claimed a single penny from the Additional Costs (second home) Allowance

Visit one of my weekly surgeries:

Answered, on average, 250 items of correspondence per week - a high response rate amongst MPs

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Received answers to 220 written Parliamentary questions - well above average amongst MPs

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Attended 69 per cent of votes

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Spoken in 38 debates

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I also undertake my front bench duties in Parliament as a Shadow

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am very much a local man, born and brought up in south Oxfordshire before moving to Reading in 1984. I arrived in Reading as a student, attending Reading University and graduating with a degree in History. I now live in Caversham with

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my wife Jane and our four children. I commute daily from Reading into

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the Palace of Westminster and having a tour, please contact Gemma Anslow in my Westminster office on O2O 72tg 2498to book your place. There are also trips available to visit Big Ben and even for Ministerial Question Times.

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