Roads group will meet again
I am writing in regard to your story on the front page of last week’s paper: “End of the road: council traffic group disbanded”.
Let me be absolutely clear: the Highways Advisory Group, set up by David Lee in response to a public petition to work with the public on traffic problems, has not been disbanded. Indeed, as the new Executive Member for Highways and Transport, I am looking to call the next meeting of the Highways Advisory Group in November.
To suggest otherwise is completely wrong. I am disappointed that The
Wokingham Paper and Opposition parties failed to confirm this with me before peddling this fake news. Cllr Anthony Pollock Executive Member for Highways and Transport, Wokingham Borough Council Editor’s note – We approached the Executive for a response a day before press day, but did not receive one until after we had gone to press, despite chasing. As the transport group had not met since March, no further meetings had been called for and Mr Chafer had not had a response to his requests for further dates, he made the assumption that the group had disbanded.