I have received a letter from the Victorian Society expressing its objections to the proposed demolition of St Patrick’s Hall. This is a campaign that I support and have on a number of occasions made my own views very clear to both the University of Reading and Reading Borough Council (RBC).
Rob Wilson, MP for Reading East, met with local McDonald’s Area Manager Sukie Nagra and his team at the Forbury Retail Park restaurant last week. During the visit, he found out how the business operates at a local level and discussed the investment the restaurant makes to the local community.
Rob joined business leaders at the Apex Plaza for a breakfast roundtable discussion about the local economy in Reading East and Brexit about the opportunities for entrepreneurs of creating a start-up in Reading, as well as the potential to expand existing companies and boost job creation.
Rob met Dr Dannii Manjikian and Clare Lacey, member of the team, from Reading’s Barking Mad, to discuss its continuing success within Berkshire. Marketing itself as ‘the alternative to kennels’, Barking Mad offers customers a place for their dogs to stay, tailored to their specific needs and usual routines.
Rob visited local business, Hunter Macdonald Ltd, an IT Delivery and Services organisation, to discuss its impressive rate of growth within the last three years. Founded in Reading in 2013, it has since opened another office in the town, three further offices in the UK and three internationally, including in the USA and Vietnam.
Rob attended an Aspirations Day at Reading School which aimed to inspire and increase learning opportunities. Teachers and representatives from Peter Brett Associates led a range of team building work, mathematical, languages and scientific challenges.
Rob considers the challenges facing our next Prime Minister if we are to increase opportunity for everybody in society. Rob's challenge over the past few days has been to consider which of the five Conservative Party leadership and Prime Ministerial candidates is best placed to do this.
Rob has published the Third Thames Crossing Appraisal Specification Report, which outlines the details of the traffic modelling work being undertaken to deliver the robust evidence needed for the next stage of the Third Thames Bridge project.
Rob Wilson MP recently visited Palmer Academy to see its ‘Edible Playground’ and joined parents, teachers and pupils at the launch of their new garden.
Rob was honoured to be invited to join people of different backgrounds at the Aisha Masjid & Islamic Centre for iftar and a talk about the importance of Ramadan followed by a question and answer session.