The council and democracy

Becoming a councillor

Find out how to become a councillor and get involved in the work of the council.


Read the latest news and find out what’s happening in your borough.

Our Mayor

Meet our Mayor, Deputy Mayor and their responsibilities and how to invite the Mayor to an event.

Finance and legal information

Education budgets and funding, statement of accounts, public notices, registers and expenditures.

Council strategies, plans and policies

Find out about the council’s strategies, plans and policies including our accessibility statement and data protection policies.

My Reading

Find your nearest schools, libraries, doctor’s surgeries and local councillors.

Senior officers

Get the names and positions of the council’s senior officers.

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How the council works

Learn how the council works and how it makes decisions.