Improving Connectivity

It is my priority to ensure that every household has access to rapid broadband and a choice of excellent transport options by:

  • Building on my recent work to get Gigabit broadband delivered to the RG20, RG17, RG14 and RG7 postcodes, to bring coverage to the remaining blackspots;
  • Campaigning for flexible season tickets on trains – to reflect the fact that many people will be working from home more in the future and will want their travel costs to reflect this;
  • Working to create more bus routes particularly between Newbury and locations to the north and south between which there is currently no direct public transport.
  • Work with Highways England on their 5-year plan to improve safety on the A34 north of Newbury.