Whitley, Berkshire

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Coordinates: 51°25′41″N 0°57′41″W / 51.42800°N 0.96145°W / 51.42800; -0.96145

Whitley
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View down Hartland Road with Madejski Stadium in the background
Whitley is located in Berkshire
Whitley
Whitley
 Whitley shown within Berkshire
OS grid reference SU723704
Unitary authority Reading
Ceremonial county Berkshire
Region South East
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Police Thames Valley
Fire Royal Berkshire
Ambulance South Central
EU Parliament South East England
UK Parliament Reading West
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Whitley is a suburb of Reading in the English county of Berkshire.

Geography[edit]

Whitley, commonly known as one of the larger suburbs of Reading, is bounded to the north and east by a ridge of high ground carrying the road to Shinfield, to the west by the valleys of the River Kennet and the Foudry Brook, and to the south by an ill-defined boundary with the suburb of Whitley Wood. The former main road to Basingstoke passes just to the west of the centre of Whitley, dividing largely residential areas to its east from a largely industrial zone to its west. The current A33 relief road to Basingstoke passes to the west of the industrial area, as does the parallel railway line. Between the relief road and Bennet Road and railway can be found the recent Green Park business park and the Madejski Stadium.

Government[edit]

Whitley lies within the Borough of Reading and all local government responsibility lies with the borough council. Whitley is covered by the Church, Katesgrove, Redlands and Whitley Wards.

Church, Katesgrove and Redlands are within the Reading East parliamentary constituency.

Whitley ward is within the Reading West parliamentary constituency, bordering the local government district of Wokingham Borough. The ward borderes Minster, Katesgrove, Church and Southcote wards.[1]

In the Reading Council election, 2012, Councillor Michael Orton of the Labour Party was elected.[2]

Notable people[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Wards". Reading Borough Council. Retrieved 5 May 2012. 
  2. ^ "Local Election 3 May 2012". Reading Borough Council. Retrieved 5 May 2012.