In August we held our AGM at RISC on London Street. It was the first time we have been able to do this in person since 2019, and so it was a good opportunity to get some constructive interaction, both around the table and informally over refreshments.
Last year’s AGM hosted a lively on-line ‘Question Time’ for Councillors representing the four parties that make up Reading Borough Council. This year we continued the theme by discussing how the local Councils can make good decisions and how the Reading Cycle Campaign can help them to do that.
We were pleased to have five local Councillors present at the AGM, three from Reading and two (including the Mayor) from Wokingham, who listened to specific issues raised and offered suggestions for ways the Campaign can interact with the Councils.
Suggestions from Councillors included:
- Using the Community Infrastructure Levy to fund easy-win improvements
- Engaging with Reading Borough Council’s Traffic Management Sub-Committee
- Contacting ward Councillors to press for action on issues impacting their ward
Our thanks go to the Councillors who took the time to attend the AGM and contributed to the discussion.
These were: Jacopo Lanzoni, Rob, White and James Moore of Reading Borough Council, and the Worshipful the Mayor of Wokingham Borough Cllr Caroline Smith and fellow Wokingham Councillor Mike Smith.