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Matt Rodda on the new Reading Buses Timetable

22 Jan 2018

Municipally-owned Reading Buses have held a consultation on proposals to change the routes serving areas north of the River Thames. The consultation led to Reading East MP Matt Rodda convening two Public Meeting to enable constituents to have their say on the bus company’s planned changes. Read full article here

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Matt Rodda visits new temporary homes in Reading

22 Jan 2018

READING EAST MP Matt Rodda recently visited the new development of selfcontained temporary homes being built at Lowfield Road in Caversham, along with Reading Borough Council’s Lead Member for Housing, Councillor John Ennis. The homes form part of a wider programme of new builds in the Reading borough. Construction began on the project last Autumn,…

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“Rogue Landlords” to be tackled in new Housing Bill

21 Jan 2018

READING EAST MP Matt Rodda addressed the House during the second reading debate of the ‘Homes (Fitness for Human Habitation and Liability for Housing Standards) Bill 2017-19’ brought by the Labour MP for Westminster North, Karen Buck. The Bill is set to provide amendments to the current Landlord and Tenant Act 1985 which requires that…

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Young Labour January Meeting

21 Jan 2018

Young Labour members met on Saturday 13th January for their monthly meet up. There were 12 young members present, a record! We discussed the NHS demonstration taking place on Gower Street in London on Saturday 3rd February and highlighted our desire to get involved. Young members came up with various ideas for correx boards so…

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National Day of Action: The NHS

20 Jan 2018

The National Health Service is in its own state of emergency and the Labour Party’s National Day of Action focused on highlighting the issue across the country. Continued pressure on the NHS in Reading has led to many cancelled operations and the Royal Berkshire Hospital struggling to meet the increase in demand. The hospital appealed…

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Matt Rodda MP listens to opponents of development planned for St Patrick’s Hall

18 Jan 2018

Following on from his letter to the Planning Department at Reading Borough Council just before last Christmas in relation to the planned development at St. Patrick’s Hall, Reading East MP Matt Rodda took some time to re-visit the area and listen to residents’ concerns. The Planning Application is listed to go before the Planning Committee…

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Childhood Obesity and Junk Food Advertising discussed in Westminster Hall debate

18 Jan 2018

The growing problem of junk food advertising and its effect on childhood obesity was one of several issues discussed in a Westminster Hall debate attended by Reading East MP Matt Rodda. Various health studies have shown the impact of junk food advertising on the rise in childhood obesity. Children are ‘bombarded’ with television advertisements during…

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Matt attends event for Deafness Awareness in Parliament

17 Jan 2018

Reading East MP Matt Rodda attended an event in the House of Commons hosted by the National Deaf Children’s Society aimed at deaf children and their families by emphasising the importance of technology in early years provision. The National Deaf Children’s Society was formed in 1944. To the present day the visions and values of…

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