Meet your Whitley councillors at the Community Café on 1 September

Community Café, South Reading Youth and Community Centre, Northumberland Ave

Meet your Reading Borough councillors at the Whitley Labour Party Ward Surgery on Saturday 1 September at 10.30am. They will be at the Community Café, South Reading Youth and Community Centre, Northumberland Avenue for an hour and a half.

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‘Coalition of the disaffected’ takes shape on London Street

Aspire and CAG meeting at RISC (drawing: Huma Jehan)

Reading’s Caribbean Associations Group (CAG) and Aspire CIC have decided on political action in the aftermath of Reading Borough Council’s controversial sale of the Central Club to property developers Red Line Land.

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Reading Labour’s front bench and portfolio reshuffle

New lead councillor portfolios and appointments were agreed at the Reading Borough Council (RBC) AGM on 23 May. This reshuffle promoted Katesgrove ward councillor Sophia James to the front bench as lead councillor for neighbourhoods and communities, replacing Councillor Liz Terry who held a similar portfolio last year. Councillor Ashley Pearce, Church ward, took over the education portfolio from Councillor Tony Jones.

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No change in political hue in Church, Katesgrove, Redlands and Whitley wards

There has been no change in the political hue of the south Reading wards of Church, Katesgrove, Redlands and Whitley. All four wards had three Labour councillors each before the election, and all four each have three Labour councillors now. In each ward, the sitting councillor was re-elected. The additional Labour councillors who had stood down in Church and Katesgrove wards were each replaced by Labour councillors.

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