30,890 pensioners living in Reading East and Reading West will receive at least an extra £772 per year under Liberal Democrat manifesto plans to protect the ‘triple lock’ for state pensions. Thanks to the triple lock guarantee, secured by the
Our local Caversham campaigner, Hilary Smart writes…. “Reading Borough Council is proposing to reduce the number of Children’s Centres in the area from 17 to 4. They intend to close the center at Emmer Green, and turn Caversham Children’s Center
After the devastating Ofsted inspection report into Reading Children’s Services published in August, Reading Liberal Democrats have today slammed the news that show nearly 1,000 children across Reading have been classed as being ‘in need’ due to abuse or neglect.
Lib Dem Leader Cllr Ricky Duveen today called again for the resignation of Cllr Jan Gavin as Lead Councillor for Children’s Services in the wake of a devastating Ofsted inspection report published in August. The report found serious, persistent and
A major tax-free childcare package will help 505 families in Reading, Liberal Democrat Cllr Meri O’Connell said today (Monday, June 9th). Working families will get up to £2,000 to ease the cost of childcare as part of a scheme to be rolled out in Autumn 2015.
The Government has today announced additional funding to provide free early years education to two-year olds across England. From today, 130,000 two-year olds from the poorest homes will be eligible for 15 hours of free childcare a week with a nursery or childminder.
At last night’s first ever meeting of the Adult Social Care, Children’s Services and Education Committee, the Labour led group ignored all opposition and pushed through with their plans to close the Arthur Clark Care Home and Albert Road Day
The issue of the Arthur Clarke Home and the Albert Road Day Centre became something of a political football at Tuesday night’s council meeting. On the one side was the Labour Administration proposing their plan to save money by closing
At last night’s Reading Borough Council full meeting, Reading Liberal Democrats Councillors tabled an amendment on a Labour motion on maternity pay and family cuts. Raised by Leader of the LibDems on Reading Borough Council, Cllr Daisy Benson, it was
Below is published in full an e-mail from Daisy Benson, Leader of the Liberal Democrat Group, to Penny Henrion, Chair of Berkshire West PCT. Dear Penny, I was disappointed to read that Berkshire West PCT was placed 93rd out of