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.

Wednesday, 30 November 2016

Thames Valley Police Update: Appeal for information following burglary - Earley

Thames Valley Police is appealing for information following a burglary in Earley. These posts are auto generated, for more information click on the links (if any) below: http://ift.tt/2gIdXkg

Thursday, 24 November 2016

Budget Engagement Sessions

Wokngham Borough Council is holding budget engagement sessions in October, the last meeting being held at Waingels College on the 31/10/16. 

The press release states:

Taking place in five locations in the Borough, local people will be able to hear more about the serious funding challenges and shrinking budgets facing the council. It has to save almost £19million by 2019/20 despite responding effectively to austerity and funding cuts from central government since 2010.


Civil Parking Enforcement (CPE) Press Release

A press release from Workingham Borough Council on Civil Parking Enforcement (CPE):

final prep for civil parking enforcement application

The final piece of preparation for Wokingham Borough Council’s application for Civil Parking Enforcement (CPE) powers has this week (September 29) been agreed by the council’s decision-making executive.

The executive had already approved the principle of the application being made to the Department of Transport (DfT), but before the council can officially apply specific resolutions defined by the DfT had to first be agreed.

These resolutions set out the basic legal, financial and operating shape of the Wokingham Borough enforcement, as well as things the council must do before it starts CPE. 

Now members have agreed to the resolutions, it’s hoped the CPE application will be submitted to the DfT early next year, and if accepted the borough council take on its new powers by autumn next year.

CPE means the borough council would take over the police’s role to legally enforce parking breaches such as on double yellow lines, double parking or parking across dropped kerbs, parking in a residents’ parking zone without a permit and overstaying time-limited bays. 

Many local people and businesses already think Wokingham Borough Council has CPE powers and support the move.

Thames Valley Police currently has parking control responsibility in the Wokingham Borough, but supports the council’s bid to take over this role and bring the borough in line with other Thames Valley councils.

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It means the council would also be able to tackle cars obstructing verges and pavements where they are parked next to yellow lines - making things safer and more accessible for pedestrians and motorists.

The new powers would harmonise enforcement at both on and off-street parking locations, and allow the council to better manage parking schemes for residents and businesses.

“Applying for CPE powers is complex and these resolutions are part of this process,” said Cllr Malcolm Richards, executive member for highways and transport.

“There’s an awful lot of work going on behind the scenes. We’ve been checking and mapping all the existing traffic regulation orders (TROs) across the borough, looking at all the existing parking signs and road markings to make sure they’re clear.  There will be a great deal of advance notice and information to inform and prepare motorists and residents, long before the CPE starts.


“This change in parking controls is important work, because with CPE powers we’ll have the muscle to tackle congestion and improve road safety and improve parking fairness for everyone.”

Agenda for NAG meeting 21 November 2016

Agenda for NAG meeting 21 November 2016
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 10 October 2016
3.      Matters arising
4.      Update from Neighbourhood Policing Team
5.      Traffic Management briefing paper from WBC
6.      River Loddon, Showcase Cinema and/or new development on flood plain
7.      Flood Wardens introductory meeting feedback
8.      Laurel Park Football Club car parking provision & take over by Earley Town Council from WBC
 Any other business: Vandalism to the netball courts at Chalfont Park; disappearing firework signs; 
 NB: If you have any items that you would like to add to the agenda please email on jw@bankingadvice.co.uk by 3 pm Friday 18 November for inclusion.  

Latest Minutes (October's Meeting)

The minutes of the Earley Neighbourhood Action Group meeting of Monday 10th Oct 2016 are now available here.

The NAG is also monitoring faulty street lights and is maintaining a spreadsheet which you can download here. If you are aware of any additional street lights or signs which aren't listed and require repair please get in touch.

21 November 2016
9 January 2017
27 February 2017
10 April 2017
22 May 2017
10 July 2017
4 September 2017
16 October 2017
27 November 2017

Information about meetings: The group meets every 6 to 8 weeks from 7:30pm in the main meeting room at Earley Town Council where it discusses local issues such as crime, litter, road safety, and anti-social behaviour. Its Agenda, Minutes and future meeting dates are all published on this website.

Wednesday, 16 November 2016

Thames Valley Police Update: Appeal on the twentieth anniversary of murder – Berkshire

Thames Valley Police is appealing for information on the twentieth anniversary of a murder in Berkshire. These posts are auto generated, for more information click on the links (if any) below: http://ift.tt/2ggpURz

Monday, 14 November 2016

Thames Valley Police Update: Missing man located – Woodley

A man who was reported missing from Woodley has been found safe. These posts are auto generated, for more information click on the links (if any) below: http://ift.tt/2fRfSEQ

Thames Valley Police Update: Appeal to trace missing man – Woodley

Thames Valley Police is appealing for the public's help in tracing a missing man from Woodley. These posts are auto generated, for more information click on the links (if any) below: http://ift.tt/2g8woRt

Saturday, 5 November 2016

Thames Valley Police Update: Invite to murder press conference - Reading and Wokingham

Thames Valley Police is inviting the media to a press conference in relation to an historic murder near Reading and Wokingham. These posts are auto generated, for more information click on the links (if any) below: http://ift.tt/2eyXCyG

Thursday, 3 November 2016

Thames Valley Police Update: Closure orders granted - Bracknell and Wokingham

Thames Valley Police has been granted closure orders in relation to two properties in Wokingham and one property in Bracknell. These posts are auto generated, for more information click on the links (if any) below: http://ift.tt/2f4k8xQ