Wokingham Liberal Democrats are calling on Labour and Conservative councillors on Reading Borough Council to drop their plans to bid for city status. In order for the bid to be a success, Reading would need to expand to include Woodley, Earley, Reading University, and the two business areas of Thames Valley Park and Green Park, all of which are currently in Wokingham Borough.
Councillor Prue Bray, leader of the Liberal Democrats on Wokingham Borough Council, said, “Reading Borough Council should spend more time supporting its residents and existing services, and less on trying to bolster its own importance.
“We agree with the Liberal Democrats in Reading that bidding for city status again is bonkers and won’t benefit residents at all. Woodley and Earley are an integral part of Wokingham Borough, and must remain so.”