No surprises in Battle ward. As you know I have been selected to stand for Labour again, something I feel is a privilege. I have throughly enjoyed the past 4 years representing residents of Battle ward and I hope to be re-elected. Battle Labour councillors are a great team and we work well together and I believe we have brought about many positive things including:
- Secured the £1.6 million developer contribution from the Battle Hospital site.
- Improvements to the Oxford Road through the Oxford Road corridor study with phase 1 starting in the summer. Phase 2 will go ahead after the Cow Lane bridges are open.
- Listened to residents and helped them with changes to residents parking and parking restrictions.
- Helped secure a new school on the Oxford Road.
- Supported parents with the school places squeeze and we will not rest until the pressures have eased in Battle ward.
- Ensured that the pedestrian and cycle path under Cow Lane bridges is a continuous path, not one that requires crossing half way.
- Had potholes filled and, with Labour led Reading Boruogh Council, implemented a major pothole filling programme.
- A governor at Oxford Road Community School.
- On the Battle Ward Community First panel.
- Regularly attend the Oxford Road Neighbourhood Action Group and support it's work.
- Work closely with the West Village Residents Association most recently attending the AGM and updating residents on work in the ward.
- and finally I am a resident of Battle ward!
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