Wokingham Town and Evendons Neighbourhood Action Group

Working together to make our neighbourhood a better and safer place


Public Budget Engagement (Wokingham Borough Council)

Posted by Stephen Newton on October 4, 2016 at 5:35 AM Comments comments (0)
Budget engagement sessions. Join us to learn about the Council's difficult financial position and the budget challenges it faces. Share with the council your views on the principles and priorities that will guide how they spend your money to fund your services. Senior councillors and staff will be at the sessions to answer your questions. The sessions take place between 7pm and 9pm on: Monday October 17 St Mary's Church Centre, Station Road, Twyford Thursday October 20 Maiden Place Community Centre, off Kilnsea Drive, Lower Earley Monday October 24 Bradbury Centre, Rose Street, Wokingham Tuesday October 25 Finchampstead Baptist Church, Gorse Ride North, Finchampstead Monday October 31 Waingels College, Waingels Road, Woodley If you can't make any of our sessions but would still like to have your say, an online survey will be available at: www.wokingham.gov.uk (search for 'budget consultation'). If you attend a session you can take part in our prize draw - your chance to win one of these great prizes: �?� A year's Family Membership (2 adults and 2 children) at any 1-Life leisure centre in Wokingham Borough �?� Four day tickets for the Marvellous Festival at Dinton Pastures in 2017 �?� A voucher worth £100 for the Dinton Activity Centre �?� A home garden waste composter

Update 6 - 23 My

Posted by Stephen Newton on May 24, 2015 at 3:05 AM Comments comments (0)
Update 6 May 23rd 2015 Dear all Thank you for attending the meeting on Thursday evening, as agreed this is a copy of the statement made by Mark Ashwell The planning situation is as follows: There is currently an appeal against the refusal of the planning application. The procedure for determining the appeal has not yet been agreed. However, the Council has served a planning enforcement notice. It is likely that this will be appealed and that the Planning Inspectorate will link the two appeals and change the procedure to a Public Inquiry. The Planning Inspectorate will set a date for the Inquiry. There are currently delays at the Planning Inspectorate. It is the guestimate that we will have to wait about three months for an Inquiry date to be set and the Inquiry may not take place until early next year. In the meantime the enforcement notice is held in abeyance. Local residents can attend and speak at Hearings and Inquiries. This is the link to the Planning Inspectorate's guidance. http://www.planningportal.gov.uk/uploads/pins/taking-part_planning-inquiry.pdf http://www.planningportal.gov.uk/uploads/pins/taking-part_planning-hearing.pdf Local residents could consider clubbing together and appointing their own planning consultant to represent them at the appeal if they chose. The appeal will either be allowed or dismissed. We usually have to wait about 4 months for appeal decisions. If allowed the pitches can stay. If dismissed the enforcement notices comes into effect. The enforcement notice requires the caravans to be removed 9 month after it comes into effect. The existing injunction prevents any further caravans coming onto the site. We will do everything possible to accelerate this process Cllr Mark Ashwell WBC Evendons Ward This statement has been provided by the Council and has been shared with you without any comments or additions by ourselves We will in addition be taking forward a list of questions to WBC to seek clarification on any and all the outstanding points that came up at the meeting, these questions will include any raised prior to, during and after the meeting. We would also like to thank you for your contributions both before and after the meeting as well as on the night, we will not respond individually to those points but rest assured they will be included in our questions We will continue with updates as and when we have relevant information (good or bad) to share with you Kind Regards John Walker Chairman EARA Ken Rowlands Chairman NAG

Residents Meeting 1st May 2015 �?? Cancelled

Posted by Stephen Newton on April 29, 2015 at 8:40 AM Comments comments (0)


Residents Meeting 1st May 2015 – Cancelled


It was thought initially that a residents meeting should be held this Friday 1st May 2015, however following subsequent discussions between various parties and based on further guidance it was decided that this meeting should be postponed.

Stop Notice - ignored by the occupants of the land.


Stop Notice – ignored by the occupants of the land.


We would appreciate your patience in dealing with this issue and would like to thank you all for the concern shown and the support given at this difficult time. The prompt actions taken to date should help resolve this matter as soon as possible.



We will hold a community meeting in mid May to update you all on this and other local matters, in the mean time we will continue to update the website, send out email and pass on any and all information that we receive about this issue.


Kind Regards

Ken Rowlands : Chairman NAG


John Walker : Chairman EARA 

NAG meeting with councilors ref parking

Posted by Stephen Newton on May 20, 2013 at 3:55 PM Comments comments (0)

The Nag held a meeting with Town Cllr Mark Ashwell, with Member's of The Police at The Library Monday 20.05.2013, trying to resolve the ongoing Parking Problem's in the Town. So far this year the Police have issued 721 parking tickets, this was due to Parking in NONE PARKING zones including Double Yellow Lines and Disable Areas. These Tickets are issued by Police Officer's (inc PCSO) the issuing of these tickets take up much of the Officer's duty time,which leaves the Police Team short of doing other duty's.

The NAG are trying to Bring Back our TOWNS own Traffic Wardens (The W.B.C are calling them Parking Wardens) the Police and Town Councillors' with NAG will be looking into this problem, once we have got more information on this subject we can then put our views to W.B.C, hopefully we can overcome this problem, which would then leave our Local Police to carry out there duties 

Meeting 11th October 2010

Posted by Stephen Newton on October 13, 2010 at 1:42 PM Comments comments (0)

This meeting was originally meant to be the AGM. Unfortunately the Chair was unable to attend; as the chair is essential to conducting an AGM, a normal public meeting was held in it's place.

The meeting was attended by members of the N.A.G., the Police, local council, community wardens and members of the neighbourhood.

We received an update on the top three issues facing Wokingham Town and Evendons neighbourhood:

  1. Speeding
  2. Anti-Social behaviour
  3. Environmental issues
Various discussions were held around these issues and the progress made.

We received a report about Country Watch and how there is a dedicated PCSO assigned to visit all of the rural holdings and equestrian properties in our area to discuss the various steps that can be taken to protect property and the countryside. There are numerous 'watch' schemes covering anything that is a concern, to provide a mechanism for everyone to alert the neighbourhood to crimes and assist in the recovery of lost property.

Whilst I am terrible at remembering names and apologise for both the shortness of this report and the lack of names. I would like to thank everyone who turned up, both to attend the meeting and especially for those who gave updates and reports. 

I'd also like to note the special thanks to the Community Wardens who put in a special effort to help clean up the graffiti around the scout hut.

Annual General Meeting

Posted by Stephen Newton on October 2, 2010 at 7:23 AM Comments comments (0)

The Wokingham Town and Evendons Neighbourhood Action Group Annual General Meeting will be held on the 11th October 2010. See the Calendar for details.