Richard Benyon welcomes new council leader

With the retirement of Gordon Lundie as Leader of West Berkshire Council, the ruling Conservative Group has elected Councillor Roger Croft to replace him.

Aldermaston BBQ

Saturday, 12th September awoke with rain and grey skies – somewhat worrying – however by afternoon the sun came out and around 30 Conservative supporters were lucky enough to enjoy the sunshine in the lovely garden of David & Daphne Moore at The Old Carthouse in Aldermaston.

Richard Benyon to meet Minister over proposed court closure

Richard Benyon, Member of Parliament for Newbury, is to meet Shailesh Vara, Minister for Courts and Legal Aid next week, following the start of a consultation period which proposes the closure of West Berkshire (Newbury) Magistrates’ Court.  

Newbury Court Closure

Richard Benyon, Member of Parliament for Newbury, has described the decision by the Ministry of Justice to consult on the closure of Newbury Magistrates’ Court as a “blow for local justice”.