Redlands Ward

About Redlands

Redlands Ward is at the beating heart of Reading East constituency, containing the Royal Berkshire Hospital, Reading School, Abbey School, St Joseph's School and Redlands School. Hospitality extends from "The Weather Station" on Eldon Terrace in the North of the ward via the "Cafe Yolk" and "The Queen's Head" to Hexham Road Community Centre in the South with many stops on the way.

Redlands Branch Labour Party has fought for amenities for our local area, having secured the refurbishment of flats at Hexham Road and Bamburgh Close, well-organised residents' parking and large stretches of 20mph streets. We gained a new park and playground at Lorenzo Quelch Gardens on Addington Road and have secured play and exercise equipment and serviceable paths in Cintra Park.  New cycle lanes, road repairs and renewed pavements are coming soon.

Like the area our Labour Party branch has a great mix of people, with students, young and old residents and all in-between. We are renowned for our great discussion meetings where we have taken up, "International Trade", "Reading's Schools", "Social Care in Reading", "Inequality in Britain" , "Nationalisation" in recent times, plus a report back from Matt Rodda MP  During the pandemic we have had to meet online, which we know doesn't suit everyone, but is easier than stepping out for others.

During 2020 we developed a "Redlands Ward Manifesto"  working out our priorities for our locality.

We are a friendly broad church of a ward, ready to encourage new members and help anyone who comes along to get to know Reading and District Labour Party and to gain experience on talking to our voters.

Chair and Ward Organiser:   Mark Barratt -
Secretary:   Tom Lake -
Treasurer:  Jill Lake -


Meet the Councillors

07895 489 793

Our Local Election Council Candidate:

Andrew Hornsby-Smith

Andrew Hornsby-Smith  07917 845184





Ward Map

Redlands Ward