The Council

Wokingham Town Council comprises twenty-five councillors who represent the eight wards of the town.

The Town Councillors are elected every four years. Each year the Council elects one of their members to be the Town Mayor and Chairman of Council.

The Council delegates much of its business to the following Committees:

Amenities: Responsible for the Council’s facilities including parks, allotments, buildings, markets and playgrounds.

Arts & Culture: Encourages, supports and, in conjunction with other organisations, delivers artistic and cultural events to users of the Town Centre.

Civic: Makes decisions on matters relating to the Mayor’s Civic involvement with the Town Council. These include Mayoral Regalia, Civic Events such as Civic Awards, and the honorary staff members.

Finance & Personnel: An amalgamation of the former Finance & General Purposes and Personnel Committees.Controls the finances and general administration of the Council, setting and overseeing the budgets for the other Committees. Administers the allocation of Grants to Local Charities and Community projects. Also deals with all staffing matters, covering such areas as employment terms and conditions and authorising the recruitment of new staff. Members of the public and press are not permitted to attend when matters of a confidential nature are being discussed.

Planning & Transportation: This committee acts as a consultative body on Planning Applications, Development Proposals and Transport issues. This Committee is also responsible for the upkeep of some bus shelters and park benches in the town.


The Full Council meets at least five times a year and the Committees meet throughout the year. These meetings are open to the public and members of the public who are interested in particular matters may be invited to join as co-opted members on working parties. Details of all the Town Council’s meetings are published on the notice boards outside the Town Hall and on this website.

For further information please telephone the Town Council on 0118 978 3185

The Alderman & Corporation

When the Town Hall was opened in 1860, Wokingham was administered by an unelected Corporation consisting of an Alderman and about seven Burgesses. This small group met in the Council Chamber, now the Annexe.

The Borough Council with Mayor

In 1885, following the 1882 Act, Queen Victoria granted Wokingham a charter making it a Municipal Borough. This larger Council, initially elected by male suffrage, elected a Mayor. It held meetings in the Main Hall. With an expanding population and increased powers, Borough Council responsibilities grew. When the Police left in 1905, the Council bought accommodation from the County Council for offices. In 1965 much of the work was transferred to the new Council offices in Wellington Road.

The Town Council with Mayor

Under the act of 1972 much of the administration of the town was taken over by Wokingham District Council, now Wokingham Borough Council. Wokingham remained a Parish Council which, in view of its historic past, was given the title of Town Council and retained its Mayor, its coat of arms, its ceremonies and base in the Town Hall. Council meetings are still held in the Main Hall and the Council Chamber while the Mayor’s Parlour and Town Council offices occupy the other rooms. Other rooms are let to businesses and organisations and the Town Hall is licensed for wedding and civil partnership ceremonies.

Photo of Cllr Basit Alvi
Cllr Basit Alvi
Councillor for Emmbrook North (Liberal Democrat) Wokingham Town Council
33 Eamer Crescent Wokingham RG41 1AJ Work Phone: 01183346222
Categories: Councillors, Emmbrook North
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Cllr Adrian Betteridge
Councillor for Evendons West – (Liberal Democrat) Wokingham Town Council
3 Minden Close Wokingham RG41 3UG Mobile Phone: 07985 088298
Categories: Councillors, Evendons West
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Cllr Rachel Bishop-Firth
Councillor for Emmbrook South (Liberal Democrat) Wokingham Town Council
44 Ormonde Road Wokingham RG41 2RB Mobile Phone: 078660 39541
Categories: Councillors, Emmbrook South
Updated 9 months ago. Return to top.
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Cllr Barrie Callender
Councillor for Norreys West (Labour) Wokingham Town Council
44 Farnesdown Drive Wokingham RG41 1LD Mobile Phone: 07787124521
Categories: Councillors, Norreys West
Updated 12 months ago. Return to top.
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Cllr Robert Comber
Councillor for Wescott East – Mayor (Liberal Democrat) Wokingham Town Council
Meadow Gate Gipsy lane Wokingham RG40 2HP Work Phone: 01189782321
Categories: Councillors, Wescott East
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Cllr Susan Cornish
Councillor for Evendons East (Liberal Democrat) Wokingham Town Council
11 Copse Way Finchamptead Wokingham RG40 4EJ Work Phone: Via Wokingham Town Council 0118 978 3185
Categories: Councillors, Evendons East
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Cllr Andy Croy
Councillor for Norreys East (Labour) Wokingham Town Council
15 Grainford Court Wokingham RG40 2DP Mobile Phone: 07793767314
Categories: Councillors, Norreys East
Updated 12 months ago. Return to top.
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Cllr Philip Cunnington
Councillor for Norreys West (Conservative) Wokingham Town Council
53 Bowyer Crescent Wokingham RG40 1TF Mobile Phone: 07711 800401
Categories: Councillors, Norreys West
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Cllr Warren Dixon
Councillor for Evendons West (Liberal Democrat) Wokingham Town Council
6 Hampshire Way Wokingham RG41 6AX Mobile Phone: 07740812413
Categories: Councillors, Evendons West
Updated 12 months ago. Return to top.
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Cllr Alexandra Domingue
Councillor for Evendons West (Liberal Democrat) Wokingham Town Council
CO Town Hall Market Place Wokingham RG40 1AS Mobile Phone: 07903839436
Categories: Councillors, Evendons West
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Cllr Alexandra Fraser
Councillor for Emmbrook North (Liberal Democrat) Wokingham Town Council
29 Tiffany Close Wokingham RG413BN Mobile Phone: 07539839065
Categories: Councillors, Emmbrook North
Updated 12 months ago. Return to top.
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Cllr Matteo Fumagalli
Councillor for Norreys East (Liberal Democrat) Wokingham Town Council
C/O Wokingham Town Council Town Hall Wokingham RG40 1AS Mobile Phone: 07514 010922
Categories: Councillors, Norreys East
Updated 4 months ago. Return to top.
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Cllr Maria Gee
Councillor for Wescott West – (Liberal Democrat) Wokingham Town Council
C/O Wokingham Town Council Town Hall, Market Place Wokingham RG40 1AS Mobile Phone: 07760839605
Categories: Councillors, Wescott West
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Cllr Sally Gurney
Councillor for Evendons East – (Independent) Wokingham Town Council
16 Mornington Avenue Finchhampstead Wokingham RG41 4AS Work Phone: 0118 978 3185 (via Wokingham Town Council)
Categories: Councillors, Evendons East
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Cllr Chetna Jamthe
Councillor for Norreys East (Liberal Democrat) Wokingham Town Council
C/O Wokingham Town Council Town Hall, Market Place Wokingham RG40 1AS Work Phone: C/O Wokingham Town Council – 0118 978 3185
Categories: Councillors, Norreys East
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Cllr Alwyn Jones
Councillor for Norreys East (Labour) Wokingham Town Council
40 Linnet Walk Wokingham RG41 3HE Mobile Phone: 07443539838
Categories: Councillors, Norreys East
Updated 12 months ago. Return to top.
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Cllr Tony Lack
Councillor for Evendons West – (Conservative) Wokingham Town Council
20 Westmorland Close Woosehill Wokingham RG41 3AZ Mobile Phone: 07827 823457
Categories: Councillors, Evendons West
Updated 12 months ago. Return to top.
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Cllr Keith Malvern
Councillor for Emmbrook South (Liberal Democrat) Wokingham Town Council
98 Woosehill Lane Wokingham RG41 2TS Mobile Phone: 07985 602472
Categories: Councillors, Emmbrook South
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Cllr Morag Malvern
Councillor for Emmbrook North (Liberal Democrat) Wokingham Town Council
98 Woosehill Lane wokingham RG41 2TS Mobile Phone: 07506 881126
Categories: Councillors, Emmbrook North
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Cllr Adrian Mather
Councillor for Evendons East (Liberal Democrat) Wokingham Town Council
3 Reading Road Wokingham RG41 1EE Mobile Phone: 07983 445950
Categories: Councillors, Evendons East
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Cllr Annette Medhurst
Councillor for Wescott West (Labour) Wokingham Town Council
16 Hertford Close Wokingham RG41 3BH Mobile Phone: 07890062839
Categories: Councillors, Wescott West
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Cllr Nagi Nagella
Councillor for Norreys West (Labour) Wokingham Town Council
16 Readwin Crescent Wokingham RG40 5BD Mobile Phone: 07803170071
Categories: Councillors, Norreys West
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Cllr Heather Richards
Councillor for Evendons West (Liberal Democrat) Wokingham Town Council
11 Humber Close Wokingham RG41 3UA Mobile Phone: 07377 209443
Categories: Councillors, Evendons West
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Cllr Imogen Shepherd-Dubey
Councillor for Emmbrook South (Liberal Democrat) Wokingham Town Council
16 Meadow View Winnersh Wokingham RG41 5PD Mobile Phone: 07804 742799
Categories: Councillors, Emmbrook South
Updated 9 months ago. Return to top.
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Cllr Louise Timlin
Councillor for Wescott East – Deputy Mayor (Liberal Democrat) Wokingham Town Council
26 Sheridan Way Wokingham RG41 3AP Mobile Phone: 0787 3379606
Categories: Councillors, Wescott East
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Wokingham Town is divided into eight administrative areas called Wards. Below are the Ward maps and the Councillors that represent those Wards

Evendons West Councillors

Photo of Cllr Adrian Betteridge
Cllr Adrian Betteridge
Councillor for Evendons West – (Liberal Democrat) Wokingham Town Council
3 Minden Close Wokingham RG41 3UG Mobile Phone: 07985 088298
Categories: Councillors, Evendons West
Updated 4 months ago. Return to top.
Photo of Cllr Warren Dixon
Cllr Warren Dixon
Councillor for Evendons West (Liberal Democrat) Wokingham Town Council
6 Hampshire Way Wokingham RG41 6AX Mobile Phone: 07740812413
Categories: Councillors, Evendons West
Updated 12 months ago. Return to top.
Photo of Cllr Alexandra Domingue
Cllr Alexandra Domingue
Councillor for Evendons West (Liberal Democrat) Wokingham Town Council
CO Town Hall Market Place Wokingham RG40 1AS Mobile Phone: 07903839436
Categories: Councillors, Evendons West
Updated 12 months ago. Return to top.
Photo of Cllr Tony Lack
Cllr Tony Lack
Councillor for Evendons West – (Conservative) Wokingham Town Council
20 Westmorland Close Woosehill Wokingham RG41 3AZ Mobile Phone: 07827 823457
Categories: Councillors, Evendons West
Updated 12 months ago. Return to top.
Photo of Cllr Heather Richards
Cllr Heather Richards
Councillor for Evendons West (Liberal Democrat) Wokingham Town Council
11 Humber Close Wokingham RG41 3UA Mobile Phone: 07377 209443
Categories: Councillors, Evendons West
Updated 12 months ago. Return to top.
Evendons Map
Evendons Map

Evendons East Councillors

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Cllr Susan Cornish
Councillor for Evendons East (Liberal Democrat) Wokingham Town Council
11 Copse Way Finchamptead Wokingham RG40 4EJ Work Phone: Via Wokingham Town Council 0118 978 3185
Categories: Councillors, Evendons East
Updated 12 months ago. Return to top.
Photo of Cllr Sally Gurney
Cllr Sally Gurney
Councillor for Evendons East – (Independent) Wokingham Town Council
16 Mornington Avenue Finchhampstead Wokingham RG41 4AS Work Phone: 0118 978 3185 (via Wokingham Town Council)
Categories: Councillors, Evendons East
Updated 3 days ago. Return to top.
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Cllr Adrian Mather
Councillor for Evendons East (Liberal Democrat) Wokingham Town Council
3 Reading Road Wokingham RG41 1EE Mobile Phone: 07983 445950
Categories: Councillors, Evendons East
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Emmbrook North Councillors

Photo of Cllr Basit Alvi
Cllr Basit Alvi
Councillor for Emmbrook North (Liberal Democrat) Wokingham Town Council
33 Eamer Crescent Wokingham RG41 1AJ Work Phone: 01183346222
Categories: Councillors, Emmbrook North
Updated 12 months ago. Return to top.
Photo of Cllr Alexandra Fraser
Cllr Alexandra Fraser
Councillor for Emmbrook North (Liberal Democrat) Wokingham Town Council
29 Tiffany Close Wokingham RG413BN Mobile Phone: 07539839065
Categories: Councillors, Emmbrook North
Updated 12 months ago. Return to top.
Photo of Cllr Morag Malvern
Cllr Morag Malvern
Councillor for Emmbrook North (Liberal Democrat) Wokingham Town Council
98 Woosehill Lane wokingham RG41 2TS Mobile Phone: 07506 881126
Categories: Councillors, Emmbrook North
Updated 7 days ago. Return to top.
Emmbrok Map
Emmbrook Map

Emmbrook South Councillors

Photo of Cllr Rachel Bishop-Firth
Cllr Rachel Bishop-Firth
Councillor for Emmbrook South (Liberal Democrat) Wokingham Town Council
44 Ormonde Road Wokingham RG41 2RB Mobile Phone: 078660 39541
Categories: Councillors, Emmbrook South
Updated 9 months ago. Return to top.
Photo of Cllr Keith Malvern
Cllr Keith Malvern
Councillor for Emmbrook South (Liberal Democrat) Wokingham Town Council
98 Woosehill Lane Wokingham RG41 2TS Mobile Phone: 07985 602472
Categories: Councillors, Emmbrook South
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Photo of Cllr Imogen Shepherd-Dubey
Cllr Imogen Shepherd-Dubey
Councillor for Emmbrook South (Liberal Democrat) Wokingham Town Council
16 Meadow View Winnersh Wokingham RG41 5PD Mobile Phone: 07804 742799
Categories: Councillors, Emmbrook South
Updated 9 months ago. Return to top.

Norreys East Councillors

Photo of Cllr Andy Croy
Cllr Andy Croy
Councillor for Norreys East (Labour) Wokingham Town Council
15 Grainford Court Wokingham RG40 2DP Mobile Phone: 07793767314
Categories: Councillors, Norreys East
Updated 12 months ago. Return to top.
Photo of Cllr Matteo Fumagalli
Cllr Matteo Fumagalli
Councillor for Norreys East (Liberal Democrat) Wokingham Town Council
C/O Wokingham Town Council Town Hall Wokingham RG40 1AS Mobile Phone: 07514 010922
Categories: Councillors, Norreys East
Updated 4 months ago. Return to top.
Photo of Cllr Chetna Jamthe
Cllr Chetna Jamthe
Councillor for Norreys East (Liberal Democrat) Wokingham Town Council
C/O Wokingham Town Council Town Hall, Market Place Wokingham RG40 1AS Work Phone: C/O Wokingham Town Council – 0118 978 3185
Categories: Councillors, Norreys East
Updated 2 weeks ago. Return to top.
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Cllr Alwyn Jones
Councillor for Norreys East (Labour) Wokingham Town Council
40 Linnet Walk Wokingham RG41 3HE Mobile Phone: 07443539838
Categories: Councillors, Norreys East
Updated 12 months ago. Return to top.
Norreys Map
Norreys Map

Norreys West Councillors

Photo of Cllr Barrie Callender
Cllr Barrie Callender
Councillor for Norreys West (Labour) Wokingham Town Council
44 Farnesdown Drive Wokingham RG41 1LD Mobile Phone: 07787124521
Categories: Councillors, Norreys West
Updated 12 months ago. Return to top.
Photo of Cllr Philip Cunnington
Cllr Philip Cunnington
Councillor for Norreys West (Conservative) Wokingham Town Council
53 Bowyer Crescent Wokingham RG40 1TF Mobile Phone: 07711 800401
Categories: Councillors, Norreys West
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Photo of Cllr Nagi Nagella
Cllr Nagi Nagella
Councillor for Norreys West (Labour) Wokingham Town Council
16 Readwin Crescent Wokingham RG40 5BD Mobile Phone: 07803170071
Categories: Councillors, Norreys West
Updated 12 months ago. Return to top.

Wescott East Councillors

Photo of Cllr Robert Comber
Cllr Robert Comber
Councillor for Wescott East – Mayor (Liberal Democrat) Wokingham Town Council
Meadow Gate Gipsy lane Wokingham RG40 2HP Work Phone: 01189782321
Categories: Councillors, Wescott East
Updated 1 week ago. Return to top.
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Cllr Louise Timlin
Councillor for Wescott East – Deputy Mayor (Liberal Democrat) Wokingham Town Council
26 Sheridan Way Wokingham RG41 3AP Mobile Phone: 0787 3379606
Categories: Councillors, Wescott East
Updated 2 weeks ago. Return to top.
Westcott Map
Westcott Map

Wescott West Councillors

Photo of Cllr Maria Gee
Cllr Maria Gee
Councillor for Wescott West – (Liberal Democrat) Wokingham Town Council
C/O Wokingham Town Council Town Hall, Market Place Wokingham RG40 1AS Mobile Phone: 07760839605
Categories: Councillors, Wescott West
Updated 2 weeks ago. Return to top.
Photo of Cllr Annette Medhurst
Cllr Annette Medhurst
Councillor for Wescott West (Labour) Wokingham Town Council
16 Hertford Close Wokingham RG41 3BH Mobile Phone: 07890062839
Categories: Councillors, Wescott West
Updated 12 months ago. Return to top.

The Council delegates much of its business to the following Committees and they have regular meetings:

Amenities: Responsible for the Council’s facilities including parks, allotments, buildings, markets and playgrounds.

Members for 2024/25
Chair: Cllr Tony Lack
Vice Chair: Cllr Morag Malvern
Members:
 Cllrs Alexandra Fraser, Susan Cornish, Rachel Bishop-Firth, Matteo Fumagalli, Nagi Nagella, Annette Medhurst, Chetna Jamthe


Arts & Culture: Encourages, supports and, in conjunction with other organisations, delivers artistic and cultural events to users of the Town Centre.

Members for 2024/25
Chair: 
Cllr Barrie Callender
Vice-Chair: 
Cllr Alexander Dominigue
Members: 
Cllrs Matteo Fumagalli, Alexandra Fraser, Morag Malvern, Maria Gee, Susan Cornish, Phil Cunnington, Alwyn Jones


Civic:  Makes decisions on matters relating to the Mayor’s civic involvement and maintaining the Town Council traditions. These include the mayoral regalia and civic events such as Civic Awards.

Members for 2024/25
Chair:
 Cllr Keith Malvern
Vice Chair: Cllr Alwyn Jones
Members:  Cllrs Rachel Bishop-Firth, Sally Gurney, Warren Dixon, Adrian Betteridge, Phil Cunnington, Tony Lack, Adrian Mather


The Finance & Personnel Committee: controls the finances and general administration of the Council, setting and overseeing the budgets for the other Committees. It administers the allocation of grants to local charities and community projects. The Committee also deals with all staffing matters, covering such areas as employment terms and conditions and authorising the recruitment of new staff.

Members for 2024/25
Chair: 
Cllr Maria Gee
Vice-Chair: 
Cllr Basit Alvi
Members: 
Cllrs Tony Lack, Robert Comber, Heather Richards, Sally Gurney, Imogen Shepherd-Dubey, Barrie Callender, Keith Malvern


The Planning & Transportation Committee : Wokingham Town Council is a Statutory Consultee for Planning Applications, Development Proposals and Transport issues arising within the boundaries of the town. The Town Council delegates responsibility for dealing with these matters to the Planning & Transportation (P&T) Committee. The P&T Committee is also responsible for the upkeep of some bus shelters and park benches in the Town. The P&T Committee studies all Consultations affecting the town.

Members for 2024/25
Chair: Cllr Imogen Shepherd-Dubey
Vice Chair: Cllr Nagi Nagella
Members: Cllrs Adrian Betteridge, Chetna Jamthe, Andy Croy, Warren Dixon, Basit Alvi, Heather Richards, Louise Timlin

What matters to you in your local area?

Is it the state of the local park, the need for more activities for young people, improving services for older people, making the roads safer or ensuring that local businesses can thrive?

Whatever needs changing in your neighbourhood, you could be just the person to change it by becoming a local councillor. No other role gives you a chance to make such a huge difference to quality of life for people in your local area.

Find out more from the National Association of Local Councils (NALC) and the Be A Councillor web site.

A short video on becoming a councillor from NALC