Disadvantaged primary school pupils in Reading are set to receive £6.14m to boost attainment, the Liberal Democrats have announced. The pupil premium funding for 2015/16 will help teachers support those children at most risk of falling behind their colleagues. It means primary schools will receive £1,320 for every pupil who has registered for
From the start of September, all infant aged children in Reading have been receiving free school meals. And a leading local Liberal Democrat has welcomed the benefits that will result from ensuring children have a free hot meal at school.
Wokingham Borough’s Lib Dem councillors are extremely disappointed at the Conservative Council’s proposed strategy for dealing with flooding. Leader of the Lib Dems, Cllr Prue Bray (Winnersh ward) said “This Flood Strategy is not fit for purpose, it is full of
Every year the Liberal Democrats present an award to a woman who has made an outstanding contribution to the party. Presented in memory of Patsy Calton, an MP who served her constituents throughout her personal battle with cancer, the award
Lib Dems in Reading have called on the Labour-run Reading Council to improve safety for cyclists. Local campaigner Tony Warrell quizzed Reading Council, regarding its plans for cycle safety boxes at road junctions. Tony said, “Busy road junctions can be
The basic state pensions will rise by at least £2.85 a week thanks to the Liberal Democrats triple lock. It means 17,832 pensioners in Reading will benefit from an increase in their pension. This rise will bring the level of the
On Saturday afternoon, Reading and Whitley Multicultural Women’s Society held their third annual open day to raise money for vulnerable families. The theme was “Women Against the Odds”. Presentations commemorated the fact that 2014 marks the centenary of the beginning
The focus of this year’s Reading Liberal Youth stall at Fresher’s Fayre was to demand equal pay for equal jobs. Over 200 students flocked to our stall to agree with us, and signed our petition. Liberal Democrats want to make
Woodley residents sent a clear message to Wokingham Borough Council last night, as a Lib Dem petition called on the Conservatives to involve the local community when considering plans for Bulmershe Leisure Centre’s future. Lib Dems and Woodley Town Council
At last night’s Wokingham Borough Council Meeting, Cllr Kay Gilder (South Lake ward) presented a petition from her local residents calling on Wokingham Borough Council to stop the years of neglect and restore the South Lake to its former beauty.