Alok Sharma, the Member of Parliament for Reading West, has welcomed the news that local RABBLE Theatre has received a grant of £107,055 from the extended Emergency Resource Support strand of the final round of the Culture Recovery Fund.
In April, Alok visited the local Coral branch in Theale to place a £50 charity bet on the 2022 Grand National. Whilst Alok’s horse did not come in, the Betting and Gaming Council (BGC) members pledged to make a £250 donation to a nominated charity, ensuring charities did not miss out.
As many of my constituents know I have been campaigning for some time, with their support, for a strengthening of the law to tackle illegal encampments. The good news is that legislation to deal with this issue is now starting to make its passage through Parliament.