April 30, 2019

In a recent tweet on campaigning in his Riverside ward, Cllr Dudley noted that Maidenhead is at a "tipping point" for its future development.  For perhaps the first time ever, I agree with him.  

Cllr Dudley and the Conservatives submitted a Borough Local...

April 13, 2019

Housing is one of the most talked about subjects within the Borough, especially in Maidenhead. Thousands of new properties are due to be built in both St Marys and Oldfield wards over the next few years. Whilst housing is needed, the current proposed housing does not m...

April 5, 2019

There is no doubt that the way we shop has changed significantly over the last few years, with the impact being felt on High Streets across the country. Online shopping, while cheaper and increasingly more convenient, has decimated town centres, with many of the larger...

March 22, 2019

As we near the run-up to the election on Thursday 2 May, our ‘the Borough first’ (tBf) blogs will feature our policies that we believe will make the Royal Borough a better place to live and work. 

The VALUES POLICY is first as this goes to the heart of what tBf is about...

March 12, 2019

Last week, residents and visitors across the Borough have continued to struggle to park their cars in the Royal Borough.  

In Maidenhead, residents trying to park at the Magnet Leisure Centre had a big surprise when they found that they now have to compete for spac...

February 25, 2019

Those of us who have watched the development of ‘the Borough First’, will be unsurprised by news of a breakaway ‘Independent Group’ at Westminster. Set up as a values-led organisation, the view of the so called ‘Gang of Ten' is that the political system is beyond repai...

February 18, 2019

As the English author, Edward Bulwer-Lytton, wrote, “the pen is mightier than the sword”.  Some words have sparked social change—such as the abolition of slavery or the rights of women to vote—by challenging conventional wisdom and winning hearts and minds to a better...

February 11, 2019

The Oxford Living Dictionary defines the heart as “a hollow, muscular organ that pumps blood through the circulatory system by rhythmic contraction and dilation”.   It’s not a particularly romantic notion, I’ll admit!  Of course, it’s more than that—the heart applies t...

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