National Community Wellbeing Board report back: Standing up for Local Health and Care Services

01 Oct 2017

Today I attended the Local Government Association’s national board meeting on Health and Social Care. Along with 6 other Labour councillors from around the country my role is to put forward Labour’s agenda for health and social care on a cross-party board which is currently chaired by a Conservative.  report back on LGA board meeting…

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Celebrating Older People’s Day

26 Sep 2017

I was glad to speak to Thames Valley TV today about how we’ll be celebrating Older People’s Day in Reading.  Older people make a tremendous contribution to the local community.   We hold an annual event that aims to celebrate these achievements and offer residents a chance to try a variety of fun and interesting…

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Conference 2017: Live blog

23 Sep 2017

RDLP Conference 2017 Delegates, Louise Hill and Ellie Emberson will be posting updates here for the duration of the Conference.

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Proud of Pride And Proud Of Our Town

05 Sep 2017

Saturday saw the 14th Reading Pride and it was the biggest ever!  The parade saw 1,500 people march through Reading and 14,000 people passed through the gates of the Pride arena.  It was a fantastic day.  The sun shined and the people of Reading came together to show love unites!  I was a very proud Patron of…

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From A Levels to talking culture with the Vice-Chancellor

18 Aug 2017

It’s A level results day and I still remember getting my results.  They were handed out in sealed envelopes so you had the added stress of having to open the envelope to find out what they were.  It felt like the rest of my life was in that envelope – of course it wasn’t and…

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VOTE 100 Plans already starting

17 Aug 2017

I’m really excited that we already have a lot of interest in next year’s 100 anniversary of women getting the vote. Labour women know the struggle for equality is not over but it will be a great opportunity to celebrate how far we have come in the last 100 years and to think about where we…

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Green flags flying across the town

16 Aug 2017

Today I received the news that two of Reading’s most beautiful and historically important parks had been awarded Green Flag and Green heritage Site awards. Forbury Gardens and Caversham Court Gardens have once again been awarded Green Flag status.  This just confirms what I already knew and that is these parks are wonderful additions to…

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Spiritual Home For The Black Community In Reading

09 Aug 2017

Reading Black Community   It’s hard to walk or drive through Reading town centre without noticing that black history mural. It’s a strong symbol of the black community, our history and our contribution to this town. Last week, we sat in a community meeting and listened to passionate speeches about the mural and Central Club.…

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