Battle Branch

About the Branch

Battle branch is part of Reading West Labour Party.

The branch covers the electoral ward of Battle in the Borough of Reading, in the English county of Berkshire. It is situated to the west of the town centre, south of the River Thames, and is bordered by a number of other branches; Kentwood, Minster, Southcote and Norcot in Reading West and Abbey and North of the River branches which are part of Reading East.

Although it is seen as a very urban area, it does include a farm and part of the Thames Path which is a 10-minute walk away.  You will often see red kites circling overhead.

Battle ward is wonderfully diverse with residents from all around the world.  This is reflected in the variety of restaurants, take-aways and specialist food shops lining the Oxford Road. It is a very friendly community with good schools, an active Scout troupe and several well-maintained local parks as well as a well-served bus route.

Battle ward also has an excellent library and community hub which was extended thanks to a campaign led by Battle councillors.  This campaign also led to the upgrading of local parks and the Oxford Road Community Centre.

Battle boasts its own train station – Reading West.  Battle councillors are actively campaigning for the station to be made fully accessible.

As with all wards, apart from smaller Mapledurham, it elects three councillors to Reading Borough Council. Elections since 2004 are held by thirds, with elections in three years out of four. Battle councillors are committed to ensuring resident’s voices are heard.

Contact details:
Norman Pitcher, Secretary of Battle branch -

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