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  • Sharma and Vickers hold further meeting with Council to discuss 33 bus route | Alok Sharma MP - Member of Parliament for Reading West
    at the end of September and no longer includes the Westwood Glen Chapel Hill loop The meeting which took place in the Civic Centre was a follow up to the meeting with the Council on 24th October Joining Alok and Sandra were local residents Vivien Trevor Aitken John Bannister Marlene Bennett Jenny Cottee James Janet Foster Sue How Pat Ian MacDonald Alan Wendy Norman Michael Lulu Perry Jennie Taylor Clague Brenda Vowles Jean Winchester and Dorothy Wood RBC was represented by Pat Baxter Head of Transport and Reading Transport by Chief Executive James Freeman The residents explained to the Council and Reading Transport that over thirty residents from Westwood Glen and Chapel Hill met on 10th November to discuss the changes to the number 33 bus service and alternative proposals which would see a reinstatement of the bus route along the Westwood Glen Chapel Hill loop The residents proposal is that all outbound buses travelling towards Turnhams Farm serve the loop whilst inbound buses travelling towards the town centre continue to take the current route along Lower Elmstone Drive The residents pointed out that this option would not require a change to the current timetable as the extra distance involved is negligible and would not cause any confusion amongst users as there would still be a single straightforward route and timetable The alternative proposals developed by the local residents on 10th November were presented to the Council and Reading Transport for consideration Mr Freeman said that he would review these proposals over a two week period and revert with his conclusions on their feasibility Mr Freeman explained that if a revised route for the 33 bus is agreed Reading Buses will still need to follow the statutory 56 day process to register the proposed change with the Traffic Commissioner before any change can be made to the route of the 33 bus Residents also raised the issue of the placement of stops along the route suggesting that a stop near to the junction of Westwood Glen and Lower Elmstone Drive would be welcome Mr Freeman explained that re siting bus stops can be very difficult due to a number of factors The meeting therefore agreed that efforts should be concentrated in the first instance on the route of the 33 bus with further consideration given to the issue of bus stop locations at a later date if necessary Alok said I was pleased that Reading Transport was willing to listen to residents concerns and engage with them in a meaningful way I look forward to hearing from James Freeman in two weeks time when he has had a chance to consider the residents proposal that outbound buses serve the Westwood Glen Chapel Hill loop Sandra said I think the meeting represented a very positive way forward I hope that we can reach a compromise which will allow residents continued full use of their local bus service Dorothy Wood Westwood Glen resident who has been co leading the residents campaign said

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  • Tilehurst residents hold meeting to discuss 33 bus route | Alok Sharma MP - Member of Parliament for Reading West
    10th November to discuss the recent changes to the number 33 bus service which serves their part of Tilehurst After over twenty years the service was withdrawn from Westwood Glen and Chapel Hill This has left those going to work school the local shops doctors and town centre with a long walk to the nearest stop which is made worse by the fact that the return walk is uphill The young and the elderly have been particularly affected by the changes Local Reading West MP Alok Sharma along with Tilehurst councillor Sandra Vickers held a meeting with residents Reading Borough Council and Reading Transport at the Civic Centre on 24th October to try to solve the issue Although the issue was discussed in detail at that meeting a resolution was not reached and so a further meeting with the Council and Reading Transport has been organised by Alok and Sandra and is due to take place on Monday 21st November at the Civic Centre At last week s residents meeting alternative suggestions were formulated to take back to the Council and Reading Transport at the meeting on 21st November Everyone present agreed that if alternate buses during the main daytime service could travel via Westwood Glen Chapel Hill the 300 households who have lost their bus service would again be served The extra distance of about 0 2 miles would not require any timetable changes Unfortunately it was agreed that the 28A Community Link bus which currently serves the Westwood Glen Chapel Hill route twice a day is of little use for the majority of users Dorothy Wood and Patricia MacDonald co organisers of the residents meeting said We cannot understand why there should be extra costs involved if the route were to be changed slightly to include Westwood Glen

    Original URL path: http://www.aloksharma.co.uk/content/tilehurst-residents-hold-meeting-discuss-33-bus-route (2016-02-14)
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  • Sharma and Vickers hold meeting with Council to discuss Tilehurst car parking charges and 33 bus route | Alok Sharma MP - Member of Parliament for Reading West
    think they have finally understood the strength of feeling in Tilehurst over this issue and the negative impact it is already having on our local businesses which are part of the very lifeblood of the local community I am looking forward to the alternative proposals from the Council and NCP in the next couple of weeks and I want to assure all of my constituents that I will keep this issue at the top of my agenda until we have achieved a satisfactory result for Tilehurst Geoff Foley of C G Hardware said It was a fairly positive meeting but I still feel that it is a case of RBC NCP against the local community and traders rather than the Council supporting us instead of a large company The revenue and jobs created by the locals is obviously not regarded as that important by the local Council otherwise they would have listened to us more in the past before making any changes I thank Alok for his very much appreciated support on this matter and I am sure we all look forward to a swift response as promised by the members of RBC Janet Carr of Warings Bakery said The Council seemed receptive today but that was also the case during the meeting in August I would be very happy to see the first hour s free parking reinstated and I know our customers feel the same way To sum up I am cautiously optimistic Jenny Cottee of Tilehurst Globe said I found it an excellent workman like meeting well supported by up to date information about both issues I left feeling confident that a better charging regime for car parking will emerge The situation regarding those who have lost out on the re routing of the 33 is more problematic The second issue discussed at the meeting was the route of the number 33 bus in Tilehurst The route of the 33 was changed at the end of September and no longer includes the Westwood Glen Chapel Hill loop Residents explained that many people from the local area covered by this loop rely on this service especially elderly people who are not able to walk up and down the hills which form part of the route Residents were also unhappy that the changes were decided and implemented without consultation of the travelling public and with little publicity They suggested that a possible solution would be for alternate buses to include the Westwood Glen Chapel Hill loop in their route which would still provide local residents with a service Whilst James Freeman indicated that he understood the residents concerns he stated his belief that the 33 bus has the best chance of continuing to run as a service only if it continues on the new route Mr Freeman also stated that RBC offers the number 28A Community Link bus which includes the missing loop of roads in its route The residents however seriously questioned the use of the 28A bus

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  • Number 33 Bus Route: In the Press | Alok Sharma MP - Member of Parliament for Reading West
    Jarvis New secondary school in west Reading Oak Processionary Moth Outbreak in Pangbourne Pangbourne Business Rates Public meetings held with Thames Valley Police Safe road crossing on Dee Road Securing future for Circuit Lane Surgery Securing infrastructure fit for the 21st Century Sewage problems in Theale Supporting Heathrow Airport Tackling overcrowding on trains Tackling potholes in Reading West Past Campaigns Exporting for Growth Seminar Battle Health Petition Boosting primary school places in Reading Delivery of Purley Bund Flood alleviation for Keswick Close and Ogmore Close Flood alleviation for Kingsley Close in Whitley NatWest Branch Closure in Pangbourne No to Pincents Hill Development Number 33 Bus Route Number 33 Bus Route Survey Save the Bath Road Reservoir Campaign Southcote rat infestation The Reading Futures Fair Underwood Road Precinct Development Visitor Parking Permits Letters Gallery Contact Links Number 33 Bus Route In the Press Sewer works pull plug on new bus route Give your views on bus route changes MP weighs into bus and parking rows Printer friendly version Sign up for my e newsletter Email Address First Name Last Name Postcode Tweets by AlokSharma RDG View Working for Reading West in a larger map Alok Sharma Alok Sharma MP Reading West

    Original URL path: http://www.aloksharma.co.uk/content/number-33-bus-route-press (2016-02-14)
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  • Number 33 Bus Route: In the Press
    bus route Give your views on bus route changes MP weighs into bus and parking rows Alok Sharma MP Reading West The Reading West constituency embraces parts of two local unitary authorities Reading Borough and West Berkshire Reading Battle Kentwood Minster Norcot Southcote Tilehurst and Whitley West Berkshire Birch Copse Calcot Pangbourne Purley Theale and Westwood Copyright 2016 All rights reserved This website is funded from Parliamentary allowances Privacy policy

    Original URL path: http://www.aloksharma.co.uk/print/918 (2016-02-14)
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  • Number 33 Bus Route Survey
    living on the Birds Estate were delivered a survey by post on the 33 bus route during March 2013 to help understand the possible impact that amending the route would have on residents in the Birds Estate area A majority of respondents to the survey said that a revised route which followed an anti clockwise loop via Little Heath Road City Road and Hildens Drive would not cause them difficulties Next Steps Alok agreed to pass on the results of the survey to Reading Buses and West Berkshire Council who have subsequently decided to amend the bus route Some residents particularly those living on Garston Park expressed concerns about the removal of the bus service from the Birds Estate so the bus will continue to serve City Road and a bus stop will remain located within a few yards of the entrance of Bitterne Avenue The changes being made mean that the 33 bus will no longer drive down Bitterne Avenue Partridge Drive and Curlew Drive Instead Reading Buses will introduce an anti clockwise loop from Lower Elmstone Drive via Chapel Hill Little Heath Road City Road and Hildens Drive Alok says I hope that residents will agree that this

    Original URL path: http://www.aloksharma.co.uk/print/915 (2016-02-14)
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  • Disappointment as the Council approves development on the Bath Road Reservoir site | Alok Sharma MP - Member of Parliament for Reading West
    given the controversial nature of this application and the strength of public opinion against the proposals that the Council would have rejected this application The crying shame is that if back in 1996 Labour had not put this site into the local development plan with a stipulation of 80 homes we might have had a different outcome Whilst the approval comes as a disappointment at least there will be a period of engagement to agree practical grounds rules for the carrying out of the works which I had requested Alok continued I know members of the Save the Bath Road Reservoir Campaign Group who have worked tirelessly on behalf of local people over the past four years continue to have serious concerns about noise dust increased traffic and potential structural issues for their houses from the building works and so I hope that developers will take this opportunity to meet with representatives from the local community and work out an acceptable agreement Alok concluded It is also important that the Council can give assurances that any Section 106 money received will be spent for the benefit of local people who will be affected by the changes and on works to improve the immediate local area and not other parts of Reading Full detail of Alok s letter to attendees of the planning committee meeting is set out below Dear Constituents and Councillors RE Planning Application for development of the former Thames Water Bath Road Reservoir site reference 12 00980 FUL and 12 00982 LBC I would have liked to have been present at the planning committee meeting to set out my thoughts in person Unfortunately as Parliament is currently sitting this has not been possible hence this letter summarising my views As members of the Planning Committee know I have campaigned alongside the Save the Bath Road Reservoir Campaign Group and local residents for the past four years to stop development on this site I have also submitted my detailed views on this latest planning application to Reading Borough Council s planning department which the planning committee will have seen Despite the submissions made by local residents expressing their reservations about the proposed development Council officers have recommended this application for approval The arguments against these plans have been clearly explained by local residents on many occasions In summary The loss of a highly valued green space and detrimental impact on the landscape and the character of the area A negative impact on biodiversity Insensitivity to the important heritage of the site Overbearing nature of the plans for residents in surrounding streets Harmful impact on the local transport infrastructure parking and road safety Ultimately the planning committee needs to decide whether these plans represent a sustainable development I do not believe that as they are currently configured these plans represent a sustainable development and that is a view shared by many in the local area Overall it is clear that the main aim of this application has been to do

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  • Sharma comments on Thames Water’s revised proposals for the Bath Road Reservoir site | Alok Sharma MP - Member of Parliament for Reading West
    Supporting Heathrow Airport Tackling overcrowding on trains Tackling potholes in Reading West Past Campaigns Exporting for Growth Seminar Battle Health Petition Boosting primary school places in Reading Delivery of Purley Bund Flood alleviation for Keswick Close and Ogmore Close Flood alleviation for Kingsley Close in Whitley NatWest Branch Closure in Pangbourne No to Pincents Hill Development Number 33 Bus Route Number 33 Bus Route Survey Save the Bath Road Reservoir Campaign Southcote rat infestation The Reading Futures Fair Underwood Road Precinct Development Visitor Parking Permits Letters Gallery Contact Links Sharma comments on Thames Water s revised proposals for the Bath Road Reservoir site Commenting on Thames Water s revised proposals for the Bath Road Reservoir site Reading West MP Alok Sharma said The revised proposals for 78 dwellings are an improvement on the 120 homes proposal Thames Water started with and I pay tribute to the work of the Save the Bath Road Reservoir Campaign Group for campaigning so hard for local people But the reality is that cramming 78 homes on this site is still too many and with the previously promised community space now removed these plans do nothing for existing local residents Alok continued If despite strong opposition from local residents Reading Borough Council decides to give the green light to these proposals I want Thames Water to immediately liaise with the Save the Bath Road Reservoir Campaign Group to make sure local residents are fully informed of their plans for decommissioning and building on the site Any development of this site is going to lead to a long period of inconvenience for local residents from noise dust increased traffic and potential structural issues for their houses and that is why local residents need to be involved in agreeing any practical grounds rules for the carrying out

    Original URL path: http://www.aloksharma.co.uk/content/sharma-comments-thames-water%E2%80%99s-revised-proposals-bath-road-reservoir-site (2016-02-14)
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