My apologies for the silence over the last few weeks. The run-up to the Local Elections was extremely busy, after which I needed to catch up with everything else.
The turnout here in Mapledurham Ward of 45.21% was the highest in all of Reading Borough. Nobody took the opportunity to stand for democratic election on a “No school on Mapledurham Playing Fields” ticket. Candidates from the Greens, Labour and Lib Dems stood against me but I was re-elected with 53% of the vote. The full Local Election results for Reading Borough can be read here.
Thank you to everyone who supported me. I will continue to work hard for Mapledurham Ward residents on council-related matters. The biggest issues facing our community for which solutions need to be found are:
- A permanent home for The Heights primary school
- A refurbishment/rebuild of Mapledurham Pavilion
- Improvements to road safety in Caversham, in particular the Highmoor/Albert Road junction and Prospect Street’s zebra crossing