Borough Councillors

Cllr Ed Hopper - Thames Ward

Ed was re-elected to represent Thames Ward in May 2016 having been first elected in 2012.He has lived in Reading since 1998 with his wife and two young daughters who both attend school in the town.Ed works a few miles outside Reading so he knows the pressures of commuting by car on Reading’s roads. Ed and his family are involved with their local church where he serves on the Parochial Church Council.

Cllr Simon Robinson - Peppard Ward

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.

Cllr Claire McDonald - Caversham

Claire McDonald was elected in 2015 to represent the ward where she has lived for 40 years. She has run her own small business and raised three daughters who all attended local schools.

Cllr Richard Dolinski - WBC - Loddon Ward

Richard Dolinski was elected as our Loddon Ward Councillor for the Borough Council elections in May 2016. Currently Deputy Leader of Woodley Town Council, Richard Dolinski is passionate about making sure Woodley is a great place to live. 

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