On 23rd June, West Berkshire voted to Remain in the European Union.
West Berkshire for Europe, formally West Berkshire Stronger Together, was founded after the EU referendum by local people, who had campaigned together to stay
in the EU. Disappointed by the national result, we wanted to continue the inclusive collaboration from
campaign, which saw people from all political parties and none working together for the greater good.
This website will signpost you to information on what is happening nationally and locally in response to Brexit and detail the impact for people in West Berkshire. It will also give you the opportunity to voice your opinions
share your stories.
A young friend is unable to fund her university course in the UK. Both her parents are from the EU and as she was uncertain in September 2016 if she would be allowed to stay in Britain for the 3 years to complete her course she was unable to take up her place at university. She is now looking at studying in another EU country in 2017 where she is more likely to remain at the end of her studies.
As a country with an ageing population we need young people to be coming to the UK to work and study if the economy is to continue to grow and be strong for the years ahead. Young people working hard to create a strong economy will ensure that.
CRM, Office Manager & Member of WBST
West Berkshire Stronger Together Co-ordinator, Sarah Lowes, shares why she voted Remain on 23 June 2016
We want to know how Brexit is impacting the people of West Berkshire, for good or ill.
We want to know:
- what effect has the referendum result had on you, your family & friends, and your business?
- What impact do you think Theresa May’s plan for a hard Brexit will have on you?
- If you voted to Remain, how do you feel about the prospect of a hard Brexit?
- If you voted to Leave, are you getting what you voted for?
Share your stories here.
This is a ‘Rally for You’, if you:
- are proud to be a European
- want to celebrate all that our EU membership has given us, including the exchange of trade, skills, knowledge and investment
- voted to leave and feel the Leave Campaign misled you or that your vote is being betrayed by Theresa May’s Government
- are a student and feel your future is at stake
- are concerned about the impact of Brexit on:
- workers’ and human rights
- borderless issues like the environment
- the local and national economy
- want to denounce the rise in racism and hate crime since the referendum
- want to honour the role the EU has played in Europe enjoying 70 years of peace.
If this is you, then come and join our peaceful demonstration on Saturday 4th February.
Rally for EU Press Release
4 February 2017 in Newbury
Rally for EU – a peaceful demonstration against the impact of hard Brexit on the people of West Berkshire
Gather from 12.30pm at the Clock House (also known as the Clock Tower) on Northbrook St.
At 1pm, we will walk to the Market Place where we will gather outside the Town Hall to hear local speakers share their reflections on the potential impact of a ‘hard’ Brexit on the people of West Berkshire. Speakers will include representatives from the local Green, Labour and Liberal Democrat parties.
Picture of our last Rally, held in Newbury on 9th July 2016
On 23rd June 2016, West Berkshire voted to Remain. As Europeans, we demand a positive future for ourselves, our children and our children’s children, working in strong partnership with our nearest continental neighbours.
We want to remind our representative in Parliament, Richard Benyon MP, that Brexit is not what we voted for.
We want him to ensure that the democratic voice of the people of West Berkshire is not lost amidst our unelected Prime Minister’s rush to deliver UKIP’s manifesto.