For the Sake of Children On Friday, 9th June Wing Commander, Councillor Richard Willis was sentenced by Lincolnshire Crown Court to 8 months in prison and 8 months on licence for taking and distributing images of children being sexually abused, some of which were in the worse category possible. In addition, Willis has been placed … Continue reading Surely Game Over?
Growth or Social Development - hard choices? There can be no bitterer pill to swallow for Reading Borough Council than the recognition, to put it mildly, of a decade of incompetence that has straight jacketed the future of a generation or two of young people. This systemic failure is beyond doubt as a result of … Continue reading Challenging Times
Honest Discussion on Leisure and Challenges facing Whitley needed. It, finally, has been announced and may I say only because of a public question to Reading Full Council, that John Madejski Academy will be under new management with South Reading Leisure Centre firmly back under the control of the Borough Council. Earlier articles on this … Continue reading Councillors, Councillors, Councillors.
EDUCATION, EDUCATION, EDUCATION At the corner of Hartland Road and Northumberland Ave stands a taxpayer funded £28 million building on supporting land, purposefully “designed” for education. Was it money well spent? Since its inception, 10 years ago, the Academy has extended its reach to property once designated for community leisure and for other important community … Continue reading Whitley in Crisis – Where to start for a solution?