Jenny Cheng

South Lake Ward Borough Councillor for WBC

Jenny Cheng was elected to represent Southlake in the 2018 local elections for Wokingham Borough Council. Currently Mayor of Woodley Town she is a hardworking woman who has been on the Town Council for 7 years and has helped many residents.

Jenny writes:  I lived in Woodley for 8 years and have lived in the area for 37 years so it’s a community that I know well. I’m retired and have three children and two young grand children.

My face may look familiar to many of you as I have served as Town Mayor for the last 2 years. I have hugely enjoyed meeting lots of residents, attending so many of Woodley’s community events and thanking all the hard working local volunteers.

I am passionate about improving our town and I’m delighted by the amazing plans to redevelop Bulmershe Leisure Centre and offer high quality facilities that local people deserve.  The investment in Woodford Park and its leisure centre are exciting too; there cannot be many towns that can boast 2 very popular leisure centres provided by Conservative-led councils that invest in what their community wants.

We are proud of our schools in South Lake and are building extra classrooms to expand Highwood Primary School so there will be more places available for local children at this good school. I have been a governor for Waingels College and the Bulmershe School.

I have been knocking on doors for the last 11 years listening to your views and I share the same concerns, especially about saving our bus services and protecting our green spaces from further development.  Both the Highwood and the South Lake are beautiful, natural environments that we should cherish to ensure that everybody can enjoy their tranquillity .

First elected to Woodley Town Council in 2007, I’m experienced in responding to the concerns of local people and I’ve served on the Leisure, Community and Plans Committees. Now I want to represent you on the Borough Council and work with Cllr Laura Blumenthal to ensure South Lake continues to be a great place to live, work and raise a family.





Campaign to save The Good Companion

Conservative Councillors and campaigners have been hard at work collecting signatures for a petition to save The Good Companion Pub and Salt & Vinegar Fish and Chip Shop in Woodley.

See Also

Jeanette Skeats

Conservative Group Leader RBC and Thames Ward Councillor

Cllr Jeanette Skeats was re-elected in May 2019 to represent Thames Ward. 

David Stevens

Thames Ward Councillor

David was first elected in 2004 and was subsequently re-elected in 2006, 2010, 2014 and again in 2018. :

Paul Carnell

Thames Ward Councillor

Paul was elected to represent Thames Ward in May 2019.

He sits on the following:

Strategic Planning, Environment, Planning & Transport, Planning, Licensing and Housing Neighbourhood and Leisure

Clare Grashoff

Peppard Ward Councillor

Clare was first elected to represent Peppard Ward in 2015 and was recently re-elected in May 2019

Jane Stanford-Beale

Deputy Group Leader and Peppard Ward Councillor

Jane was re-elected in May 2016 to represent Peppard Ward having first stood for election in 2012.

Simon Robinson

Peppard Ward Councillor

Simon Robinsonwas first elected in 2014 and relected in May 2018 with an increased majority. He has lived in Reading for over 20 years and in Caversham Park Village with his wife and family for the last 8 years.He works as a home based IT Consultant in corporate education and training whilst his wife also works locally for the BBC at the Caversham Monitoring Centre.

Isobel Ballsdon

Mapledurham Councillor

Isobel was re-elected to represent Mapledurham Ward in May 2016, before which she had represented Thames Ward from 2006 to 2012. 

Laura Blumenthal

Southlake Ward Councillor WBC

Laura was first elected to represent Southlake ward in May 2015 and was re-elected in 2019.

Abdul Loyes

Loddon Ward Borough Councillor for WBC

Abdul Loyes was first elected in May 2006 as a Councillor in Loddon Ward on Wokingham Borough Council and was elected again in 2011, 2015 and 2019. He has lived in the Borough since 1976 and is married to Nina. They have three children. Abdul runs his own catering business and believes his experience of running a small business is very useful and his knowledge of the local area enables him to recognize the changes needed to improve life in Woodley.

Bill Soane

Loddon Ward Borough Councillor

Bill has lived in Woodley for 30 years and raised his family here. He runs his own business and brings this experience of working with people to get things done to the Council if elected. As Woodley’s Carnival Committee Chairman he raised funds for local & national charities whilst providing a great day out for Woodley residents.