Over the past week, Richard Benyon has been highlighting the issue of ivory poaching. Last Thursday Richard jointly hosted a debate on International Wildlife Crime in the House of Commons, whilst this week, Richard joined the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) as the charity crushed hundreds of unwanted items of ivory and tonight he is to attend the London Conference on illegal Wildlife Trade.
In their Extraordinary General Meeting held on 10th February, Thatcham Town Council decided to cancel the 2% rise in Council Tax precept that they had approved two weeks earlier. At that meeting, Liberal Democrat members voted unanimously for the precept rise while Conservative members all voted against any rise in the precept.
West Berkshire Conservatives are expressing concern at deceitful tactics being deployed by Labour activists who are attempting to alarm Pangbourne residents by falsely suggesting that there is a plan to close Pangbourne library.
West Berkshire Conservative are expressing concern at deceitful tactics being deployed by Labour activists who are attempting to alarm Pangbourne residents by falsely suggesting that there is a plan to close Pangbourne Library.
This afternoon, Richard Benyon hosted a Westminster Hall debate on the Government's plan to replace current Section 106 regulations with a Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL). Richard raised concerns with Communities and Local Government Minister, Brandon Lewis, following discussions with West Berkshre Councillors and officials.
On Friday 31st Jan Richard Benyon visited St Gabriel's School in Newbury to meet students over lunch, and discuss his role as a Member of Parliament. Later Richard answered questions on lowering the voting age, women in politics and industry and a future European Referendum.
This morning, Richard Benyon and West Berkshire Lead Member for Education, Councillor Irene Neill, met with senior officials at the Department for Education to discuss the funding of small, rural schools.
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