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Cllr John Ennis

Labour councillor for Southcote ward (Lead Councillor for Housing, member of Housing, member of Housing, Neighbourhoods & Leisure Committee, Licensing Applications Committee, Policy Committee, and Traffic Management Sub-Committee)


Telephone: 0118 958 1893

Address: 5 Hampstead Court, Grovelands Road, Reading RG30 2QQ

pdf icon Declaration of Interest [61kb]

pdf icon Lead Councillor Portfolio - Housing [17kb]

I have been a Labour Councillor for Southcote Ward since 2003.

I serve on the following committees that deal with day to day council affairs;
Licensing committee, Healthier Reading Partnership, Parenting Panel, and Health Board Tenants Participation Monitoring Group.

I am a member of the Foster Panel, which I find challenging yet very rewarding at times. I am also a Governor at Blessed Hugh Faringdon and at English Martyrs Primary School.

In Southcote I am Chair of the Southcote/Norcot Safer Reading Partnership and serve on the Southcote IT Experience (SITE) committee. I am particularly keen to visit Southcote residents/tenants to discuss their concerns, rather than just rely on contact through telephone or letter. I deal with a variety of issues, including housing, environmental and anti-social behaviour.

I have a particular interest in housing and tenant participation, shaping their living environment and increasing their influence over the services that affect them. I am also involved in health matters and reducing crime which can have a negative impact on residents.

I work full time as a Probation Officer in Slough and am Secretary of the Probation staff trade union, NAPO. I am also a member of NAPO National Executive Committee and Chair of the  Children's Trust.

When I am not involved in Council matters I enjoy being at home with my partner and two children. I am a keen sports fan and am a season ticket holder for Reading FC and regularly attend London Irish rugby games. Whilst I claim to be knowledgeable about sport, I must admit that I am a better talker than participator.

Cllr John Ennis
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