The Earley Neighbourhood Action Group (NAG)


The Earley Neighbourhood Action Group (NAG) is a group made up of local residents, volunteers, councillors, businesses and institutions, working closely with the police, for the well being of our community.

Friday, 20 December 2013

Thursday, 19 December 2013

Thames Valley Police Update: Crime prevention and cycle safety event - Wokingham

Thames Valley Police will be hosting two events in Wokingham advising cyclists about personal safety and bike security.

Friday, 6 December 2013

Latest Minutes Available

The minutes of the Earley Neighbourhood Action Group meeting of Monday 2nd December 2013 are now available here.


Future Meeting Dates:
27th January 2014

* Royal Berkshire Fire and Rescue Service leaflet "Are you eligible for a fire safety check?" is also available in our downloads section ( here ) you can enquire about having a check online here: http://www.rbfrs.co.uk/microsite-cs/hfsc-public-qualify.asp

Faulty Street Lighting & Signs

The Earley NAG has been discussing and monitoring faulty street lights and signs in the Earley area with a view to ensuring they are repaired.

To date we have compiled this list of outstanding issues in Earley. 

Please email contactus@earleynag.org if you have any comments or would like something added to the list. We will monitor and update this list over the coming months with a view to ensuring these issues are eventually fixed.

Wednesday, 13 November 2013

Latest Minutes Available

The minutes of the Earley Neighbourhood Action Group meeting of 21st October 2013 are now available here.


Future Meeting Dates:
2 December 2013

Thursday, 18 July 2013

Latest Minutes Available

The minutes of the Earley Neighbourhood Action Group meeting of 9th September 2013 are now available here.


Future Meeting Dates:
21st October 2013

Wednesday, 5 June 2013

Information for Childminders:


This is a message from the Royal Berkshire Fire and Rescue Service warning to childminders after an unofficial fire safety inspection:
 
Royal Berkshire Fire and Rescue Service (RBFRS) is warning childminders to be on their guard after a man visited a childminder’s home in the Bracknell Forest area recently, claiming he was there to conduct a fire safety inspection.
The man reportedly turned up unannounced at the lady’s home, inspected the premises and gave her detailed fire safety advice. Fire safety forms part of childminders’ licensing requirements, which are issued and regulated by the Local Authority. Any fire safety inspections will only ever be carried out by RBFRS, in conjunction with the Local Authority, and not by a third party.
Chris Bunyan, Group Manager for Protection at RBFRS, said: “Firstly, I would like to make it clear that no children were harmed during this visit, nor is there any information to suggest that there was any intention to do so. However, as it is not clear what this man’s motives were in visiting the childminder’s premises, we have reported it to Thames Valley Police, who are currently investigating.
“I would also like to remind childminders that fire safety inspections at their premises are only carried out once an appointment has been made, so a legitimate Fire Officer will not just turn up unannounced.
“In addition, our fire safety inspectors will always show you their ID card, which clearly shows their name and photo, along with their unique RBFRS identification number. However, if you are in any doubt as to whether this is authentic or not, please telephone RBFRS on 0118 945 2888 to double check.
“Childminders have to comply with Local Authority licensing requirements, not fire safety legislation applying to commercial premises, so there is no reason for anyone other than an official fire and rescue service or Local Authority representative to offer any kind of fire safety advice.”
 
A spokesman for Thames Valley Police, said: “If you have any information about bogus callers please contact the Thames Valley Police Enquiry Centre on 101.
“If you don't want to speak directly to the police you can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or online at www.crimestoppers-uk.org. No personal details are taken, information is not traced or recorded and you will not go to court.”

Saturday, 11 May 2013

Agenda for NAG meeting 20 May 2013

Agenda for NAG meeting 20 May 2013
7.30 pm – 9.00 pm
at the
Earley Town Council Offices, Radstock Lane, Earley, Reading, RG6 5UL

1.      Apologies for absence
2.      Minutes from previous meeting 15 April 2013
3.      Any matters arising
4.      Update from Neighbourhood Policing Team
5.      VAS statistics for Earley Area
6.      Sol Joel Park anti-social behaviour
7.      Sale of illegal tobacco
8.      NHS orders GP’s to abandon 0844 numbers
9.      Elm Lane: Faulty street lights
10.  Any other business: McDonalds fly tipping

NB: If you have any items that you would like to add to the agenda please email me by Friday 17 May for inclusion.

AGM Minutes Available Now...

The minutes of the Earley Neighbourhood Action Group AGM meeting of Monday 15th April 2013 are now available here.


Future Meeting Dates:

20 May 2013
15 July 2013
9 September 2013

Thursday, 11 April 2013

Agenda for NAG meeting 15 April 2013


Agenda for NAG meeting 15 April 2013
7.30 pm – 9.00 pm
at the
Earley Town Council Offices, Radstock Lane, Earley, Reading, RG6 5UL

1.      Apologies for absence
2.      Minutes from previous meeting 25 February 2013
3.      Any matters arising
4.      AGM
5.      Update from Neighbourhood Policing Team
6.      Douglas Court redevelopment (John Armstrong)
7.      Lower Earley Way: speed limit (Brian Carpenter)
8.      Burglaries in Earley
9.      Any other business:

NB: If you have any items that you would like to add to the agenda please email me by Friday 12 April for inclusion.

Tuesday, 19 March 2013

Latest Minutes Available

The minutes of the Earley Neighbourhood Action Group meeting of Monday 25th February 2013 are now available here.

Please note: The next meeting of the Earley Neighbourhood Action Group is it's AGM, where there will be nominations and elections for the NAG's Chair, minute taking Secretary, Vice-Chair and other administrative group appointments. Please email contactus@earleynag.org if you wish to be put forward for a role. 

Future Meeting Dates:

15 April 2013 - AGM
20 May 2013
15 July 2013
9 September 2013

Tuesday, 26 February 2013

0844 Numbers

We are pleased to announce that as of the 25th February 2013 our local Doctor's surgery, the Brookside Group Practice, which has surgeries at Brookside, Chalfont & Winnersh has reverted back to using local geographical telephone numbers. The new numbers are:

General line - 0118 966 9333
District Nurses - 0118 929 9475
Chaplain - 0118 929 9473

This follows an Earley NAG campaign, championed by Michael Kennedy, to persuade our GPs to revert back to using local numbers. The Earley NAG applauds the BGP for changing the numbers and thanks Michael for all his hard work.


Notes: 

* 0844 numbers are more expensive, typically costing 35 pence per minute, where as 0118 numbers are often cheaper or even free depending on your telephone line service contract and provider.

** For reference: non geographical alternative telephone numbers may be found on using this website: http://www.saynoto0870.com/numbersearch.php

Wednesday, 20 February 2013

Agenda for NAG meeting 25 February 2013


Agenda for NAG meeting 25 February 2013
7.30 pm – 9.00 pm
at the
Earley Town Council Offices, Radstock Lane, Earley, Reading, RG6 5UL

1.      Apologies for absence
2.      Minutes from previous meeting 7 January 2013
3.      Any matters arising
4.      Update from Neighbourhood Policing Team
5.      0844 numbers: results
6.      Marefield Road: parking issues
7.      Douglas Court redevelopment: parking issues
8.      Any other business:

Thursday, 31 January 2013

Police and Crime Commissioner Consultation

The Police and Crime Commissioner wants to hear your views on his draft Police and Crime Plan to get involved visit http://t.co/pU03CPp3

Monday, 28 January 2013

Shaping Our New Communities: Public Consultation

Wokingham Borough Council is conducting a survey on upcoming development within the Borough and the Earley NAG has been asked to make residents aware.

An on-line version is available on its website here or you can download  a PDF version from our website here (print and post free of charge), responses must be in by February 22nd. 

The official news release from Wokingham Borough Council follows:
"As you will probably already be aware, 13,000 new homes are due to be built across the Wokingham Borough area by 2026.
With this in mind, Wokingham Borough Council is keen to consider how we can best support the development of “a good community feel” within our expanded communities. As an early part of this work, we are inviting input from individuals, groups, businesses and other organisations with an interest in how our new developments evolve on the following issues:


How we involve existing community stakeholders in planning these new communities
How we shape appropriate community facilities within the new developments
How we support residents with the new development areas to build social networks and access the community facilities and services they require, and integrate with existing, nearby communities
How the new community facilities might be managed in the future. We value your views and would encourage you to take some time to complete our survey which is a first step towards further discussion around these themes, and will inform the development of a Strong and Integrated New Communities Strategy.

The survey is available as a paper copy on request, or online at: http://consultations.wokingham.gov.uk/sinc_survey/sinc_survey.htm. If you have any questions or would like to know more please contact Alison Munro at alison.munro@wokingham.gov.uk or ring her on 0118 974 6311, Tuesday to Thursday.”
Kind regards
Alison
Alison Munro
Partnership Development Officer,
Community Sustainability, Development and Regeneration,

Wokingham Borough Council
Tel: 0118 974 6311 | Mob: 07786 855374
Post: PO Box 150, Shute End, Wokingham, Berkshire, RG40 1WN "

Friday, 25 January 2013

Latest Minutes Available


The minutes of the Earley Neighbourhood Action Group meeting of Monday 7th January  2013 are now available here. The next meeting is scheduled for the 25 February 2013 (PCC Mr Anthony Stansfield has an open invitation to all our meetings).

Future Meeting Dates:

25 February 2013 
15 April 2013
20 May 2013
15 July 2013
9 September 2013