The introduction of food waste collections has taken Reading’s recycling rate to over 50% for the first time ever: Over 600 tonnes of food waste is diverted from landfill every month and used to generate electricity and fertiliser. Reading’s Labour Councillors are now planning for the next expansion to kerbside collections: glass. Reading’s Lead Member for Neighbourhoods and Communities, Labour Councillor Adele Barnett-Ward answers your questions about glass recycling…Read More
New figures, published today by Reading Labour, reveal the staggering cost of the Chancellor’s fraud write-off to families across Reading.
This week Rishi Sunak, the Conservative Chancellor, announced he was writing off a staggering £4.3bn in Covid fraud – the equivalent of 128,000 nurses’ salaries or 146,000 police officers.
That’s the equivalent of £156 per household wasted on fraud alone. Across Reading that is £10,888,800…Read More
Reading Labour councillors subjected Matthew Barber, the Conservative Thames Valley Police and Crime Commissioner [PCC], to tough questioning during his attendance at Reading Borough Council’s Policy Committee on Monday 17th January 2022.
In September 2021, Mr Barber announced a 52% cut to Reading’s Community Safety funding. This drastic funding cut will mean difficult decisions around vital work to tackling reoffending and residents’ priority issues in Reading…Read More
Responding to the latest reports of parties in Downing Street during lockdown – including a ‘Bring Your Own Bottle’ party which the Prime Minister and his wife are widely reported to have attended, Labour’s Cllr Graeme Hoskin has called on local Conservatives to send a clear message to Conservatives in Downing Street…Read More
David Stevens, councillor for Thames ward on Reading Borough Council, has announced today that he is crossing the floor to join the Labour Party…Read More