Isobel Ballsdon

Deputy Chairman - Membership and Fundraising

Isobel was elected as Deputy Chairman Membership and fundraising at the Annual General Meeting in March 2020.  Isobel has been a Councillor since 2006 and is very keen to expand the membership by engaging members politically, holding frequent events and making the Association a fun, stimulating and energetic group. 


Blenheim Road Success

We are very pleased to announce that the Government's Inspector dismissed the appeal for planning permission for houses in the woodland behind Blenheim Road in Caversham.

Battle to save Blenheim Road from Developers

The fight goes on to save Blenheim Road residents from the nightmare of development in the woodland behind their back gardens.  The plan for houses has been seen many times in different guises by Reading Borough Council's planning department.

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Shahid Younis

Association Chairman

At the Reading East Conservative Association Annual General Meeting on 10th March 2020 Shahid Younis was elected as Chair of the Association.  He follows in the footsteps of Jane Stanford-Beale who was elected as interim Chair in September 2019.

Alison Swaddle

President of Reading East

Alison Swaddle became President in March 2016 and was re-elected in 2019 to serve a second 3 year term. Alison is also the Chairman of Berkshire Area.

Cllr Clare Grashoff

Deputy Chairman - Political Campaigning

Clare Grashoff was elected as the Deputy Chairman Political at the Annual General Meeting in March 2020.

Dr Prem Sharma OBE

Dr Sharma is our Honorary Life President. He holds this position because of the respect in which he is held by the Association following many years of service as an officer at Association and Area level.