Katesgrove

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Katesgrove
Southampton Street, Reading - geograph.org.uk - 713076.jpg
Southampton Street and St Giles' Church
Katesgrove is located in Berkshire
Katesgrove
Katesgrove
Katesgrove shown within Berkshire
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Ceremonial county
Region
CountryEngland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townReading
Postcode districtRG1
Dialling code0118
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FireRoyal Berkshire
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51°26′38″N 0°58′05″W / 51.444°N 0.968°W / 51.444; -0.968Coordinates: 51°26′38″N 0°58′05″W / 51.444°N 0.968°W / 51.444; -0.968

Katesgrove is an inner-town district near the centre of the town of Reading in the English county of Berkshire and ward of the Borough of Reading, in the English county of Berkshire. It is bounded on the north by the Inner Distribution Road and Reading town centre, on the east by Sidmouth Street, London Road, Kendrick Road and Northumberland Avenue, on the west Coley Park and Southcote, on the south by Long Barn Lane and Rose Kiln Lane and on the west by the River Kennet.[1]

Electoral ward[edit]

Katesgrove ward is bordered by Abbey, Redlands, Church, Whitley and Minster wards and forms part of the Reading East parliamentary constituency.[2]

Katesgrove elects three councillors to the unitary Reading Borough Council, with each elected in separate years for a four-year term.[3] Traditionally an area of strength for the Labour Party, the 2000s witnessed a surge in votes for the Liberal Democrats, resulting in 2007 with the election of Gareth Epps, the constituency's 2010 candidate who achieved second place in that election - culminating in 2010 with all Katesgrove councillors being Liberal Democrats.[4][5] However, the 2011 council election saw Labour candidate Matt Rodda elected, who is now MP for Reading East.[6] As of 2018, the councillors are Sophia James, Rose Williams, and Gurvinder Kaur of the Labour Party.[3][7][8][9]

One of Katesgrove's councillors was Labour's David Sutton: leader of the council for thirteen years before his defeat by a Liberal Democrat, Warren Swaine in 2008.[10]

Notable people[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Katesgrove Community Association". Katesgrove Community Association. Retrieved 25 June 2014.
  2. ^ "Wards". Reading Borough Council. Archived from the original on 9 May 2012. Retrieved 5 May 2012.
  3. ^ a b "Reading Councillors". Reading Borough Council. Retrieved 22 December 2011.
  4. ^ "Reading Election Snaps (2007)". Reading Post. 4 May 2007. Retrieved 22 December 2011.
  5. ^ "Katesgrove 2010: Final Result". Reading Borough Council. Archived from the original on 15 April 2012. Retrieved 22 December 2011.
  6. ^ "Katesgrove 2011: Final Result". Reading Borough Council. Archived from the original on 22 March 2012. Retrieved 22 December 2011.
  7. ^ Fort, Linda (16 December 2011). "Three Lib Dems to Stand Down". Reading Post. Retrieved 22 December 2011.
  8. ^ "Local Election 3 May 2012". Reading Borough Council. Archived from the original on 20 November 2012. Retrieved 5 May 2012.
  9. ^ "Katesgrove Ward". Reading Borough Council. Retrieved 4 June 2018.
  10. ^ "Leader Out After 20 Years – By a Whisker". Reading Post. 6 May 2008. Retrieved 22 December 2011.
  11. ^ http://www.pottsvctrust.org/

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