Roads group will meet again

The Wokingham Paper - - VIEWPOINTS -

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.

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