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.

Since his election, Ed has helped people across Thames Ward with issues ranging from refuse collection, fly tipping, school places, planning concerns, dog waste, traffic schemes and help for vulnerable residents.


He currently sits on the following committees:

Strategic Environment, Planning and Transport Committee Policy CommitteeTraffic Management Sub-Committee Planning Applications Committee 


In addition, Ed also sits on a number of external bodies including the Mapledurham Playing Fields Management Committee and sits on the board of Readibus.