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Bulmershe & Coronation Ward

This is a new ward, with 3 councillors, made up of the Bulmershe half of the old 3-councillor Bulmershe & Whitegates ward, the 2-councillor Coronation ward and a little of the old 1-councillor Sonning Ward.

This year all 3 councillors will be elected, but in future there will be elections 3 years out of every 4, electing one councillor each.

 

Your Liberal Democrat Candidates for Bulmershe & Coronation

Use your 3 votes for your 3 Liberal Democrat Candidates for Bulmershe & Coronation (pictured left to right):

  • Paul Barton
  • Sheila Jordan
  • Steve Nash

Click here for more information and their biographies.

Liberal Democrats working for you in Bulmershe & Coronation and surrounding area

February 2024

Woodley footbridge update

The footbridge from Woodley to Earley station has been in a poor state of repair for years. However, the rumours that it will be closed are untrue: the current plan is to repair the section across the A3290 and replace both ramps completely. A contract is being prepared to go out to tender. “Subject to Network Rail, the work will be undertaken in 2026,” Lib Dem Borough Councillor Beth Rowland explained. “Meanwhile, there are regular safety checks which I am monitoring. The proposed repair is great news as this is such an important link for Woodley residents”.

First Repair Café event a great success!

The first Woodley Repair Café proved to be a great success and kept the fixers and volunteers very busy. Heaters, garden tools, lamps, bikes and toys were among the items brought in for repair. “I was delighted by the response to the Woodley Repair Café. We have an amazing team of fixers and volunteers.” says Woodley Repair Café founder, and Woodley Town Councillor Carol
Jewell. The Repair Café is open between 2 and 4pm on the first Sunday of each month at Christ Church, Crockhamwell Road.

January 2024

Listening to you and taking action

E-bikes and e-scooters are becoming more popular but they are also an increasing menace for pedestrians and motorists. Lib Dem Borough Councillor Beth Rowland told FOCUS, “Complaints about e-scooters and bikes being ridden dangerously make up a significant part of my casework. “There have been many incidents reported by older people both  round South Lake and in the shopping centre. I have been speaking to Wokingham Borough’s Anti-Social Behaviour unit and the police about the problem.” E-scooters are not allowed to be ridden on roads or pavements: doing so could result in a fine or confiscation. Anti-social behaviour can be reported online to: https://www.wokingham.gov.uk/community- and-safety/anti-social-behaviour/

More Charging Points for Woodley

More electric vehicle charge points are being installed in Woodley. “This is great news for residents,” Lib Dem Nigel Harman told FOCUS. “Each charge point uses a pay-as-you-
go smartphone app which is free and available 24/7.” You’ll find the points in Wheble Drive, Pitford Road and Headley

Flooding solved

The flooding problem at the junction of Nightingale Road and Campbell Road has been ongoing since 2016. It is only since Lib Dem South Lake Councillor Beth Rowland alerted the Lib Dem-run council in December 2020 that something has been done. “Clearing the drain didn't solve the problem, so I asked for further action,” Beth told FOCUS. “In the end, a blockage was found In the Thames Water system and they were asked to clear their sewer. Several tonnes of silt were removed and a dislodged pipe was located and
repaired by Thames Water.”

New cycle service

A bicycle repair station has been installed outside the Bulmershe Sports Centre next to the bike racks. “I am delighted that this is now in place. I chose this site as a number of  people cycle to the sports centre and it’s easily accessible for other cyclists,” Lib Dem councillor Carol Jewell says. The repair station has a pump and a selection of tools and you can hang up a bike for easy access.

September 2023

Tory climate betrayal

Despite the desperate need for us all to reduce our carbon footprint in the face of the climate emergency, the Conservatives think otherwise! “I set up a Climate Emergency Sub-committee in 2019 to look at ways the Town Council's carbon footprint could be reduced and to encourage residents to do the same,” explained Lib Dem councillor Carol Jewell.
“Despite my persistent requests, only a handful of meetings have been held and now they have disbanded the Sub-committee!” 

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