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Success in Abbey Ward

010Throughout the summer and into the autumn Reading East Conservatives have been out door-knocking every week in the Reading Borough and Woodley/Earley wards. I get used to people venting their frustrations with the ruling Labour administration and about their transport policies in particular. This morning we were in the solid Labour Abbey ward which is currently represented on the Council by Cllrs Mohammed Ayub, Bet Tickner, and Transport Lead Tony Page. We finished in Addison Road and turned into Cardiff Road which backs onto the railway line. Local residents have been suffering with noise from the First Great Western trains running their engines loudly at night as they wait to enter the newly built depot.

This is an issue which Reading East MP Rob Wilson has taken up with the train operating company and also Network Rail which has built the new depot. Rob obtained agreement to improved sound-proofing and asked FGW to instruct their drivers not to stop with engines running behind Cardiff Road. The reaction we got on the doors this morning indicates that Rob’s work is very much appreciated in contrast with the lack of action from the Labour ward Councillors.

This was most graphically illustrated by a brilliant home made poster we encountered in Cardiff Road (shown left). Labour likes to think that Abbey ward is safe for them but clearly some residents are reconsidering their votes next May!



September 28, 2013 - Posted by | Local

1 Comment »

  1. Page and Co will be safe in Abbey ward until the Conservatives do more than put up paper candidates!!!!!!!!!!

    Comment by Howard Thomas | September 29, 2013 | Reply

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