Reading’s New Transport Lead
In May Councillor John Ennis took the reins as the new Lead Councillor for Climate Strategy and Transport.
Councillor Ennis replaces long serving Councillor Tony Page, who has been Reading Council’s transport supremo for well over a decade.
The brief for the Lead Councillor post includes the requirements:
- To lead and champion the Council’s commitment to work towards achieving a carbon neutral Reading by 2030 and oversee services which contribute to the quality of the environment to deliver this aim.
- To promote good community relations and consultation, working in partnership with the voluntary sector and local interest groups.
We wish Councillor Ennis well in his new position and look forward to working with him to deliver the Council’s vision for active travel.
Despite the advent of email and websites our paper newsletter CycleReading still gets delivered around Reading as it has done for many years.
Following the ‘retirement’ of Ian and Celia Humphreys, who organised distribution for over a quarter of a century (see Spring 2023 newsletter), we welcome Kat Heath and Nick Zealey, who between them have taken over as Distribution Co-ordinators.
[Pictured: Kat Heath, one of our new newsletter distributors]