Councillor Chris Read

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Title: Leader of the Council

Party: Labour

Political grouping: Labour

Ward: Wickersley North

Other councillors representing this Ward:

Parish: Wickersley Parish Council

Surgery details

Contacting us: If you are experiencing difficulties over the coming weeks, we are available to assist wherever we can.

If you are experiencing difficulties due to being self-isolated please let us know. You can contact us in all the usual ways however during this period we in order to help reduce the likelihood of infections we will not being holding face to face surgeries. Instead we will be available during our usual surgery times by telephone, and we are also making additional times available:-

During surgeries usually held at Wickersley Library or Bramley Parish Hall, please call 01709 540497

During surgeries usually held at Sunnyside Community Centre or Mark Grove Neighbourhood Centre please call 01709 822465

Every day between Monday and Friday, 9am to 10am, Cllr Sue Ellis will be taking calls on 01709 540497

Contact information

Home address: 
219 Wickersley Road
Rotherham
S60 4JP

Phone:  01709 546204

Mobile: 

Email:  chris.read@rotherham.gov.uk

Bus. phone:  01709 822700

Responsibilities

Committee appointments

Terms of Office

  • 04/05/2011 - 07/05/2015
  • 08/05/2015 - 05/05/2016
  • 06/05/2016 - 06/05/2021
  • 06/05/2021 -

Appointments to outside bodies

Additional Information

Councillor Read was elected on 5th May, 2011, and he was elected Leader of the Council on Wednesday, 4th March, 2015. He is the Chair of the Rotherham Together Partnership and represents the Council on the Sheffield City Region Combined Authority. He is also Vice-Chair of Governors at a Rotherham Primary School.

 

Leader – Councillor Chris Read

 

Councillor Read was elected on 5th May 2011 and he was elected Leader of the Council on 4th March 2015 in the wake of Louise Casey’s corporate governance inspection report. As Leader, he has taken personal responsibility for leading the drive towards corporate improvement, organisational and cultural change, and is responsible for the Council’s governance and ethical framework. 

 

Councillor Read is the Chair of the Rotherham Together Partnership.  He is the Vice-Chair of the Sheffield City Region Combined Authority, appointed chair of the SCR Transport and Environment Board and a member of the SCR LEP.  Councillor Read is also chair of South Yorkshire Leader’s Meeting which rotates on a 4-yearly cycle.

 

He was born and raised in Rotherham and is a councillor for Rotherham’s Wickersley North ward.

 

Previously he worked for a Member of the European Parliament and the leadership of another local authority.

 

Areas of responsibility include:

·       Overall Leadership of the Council

·       Overall responsibility for ensuring that the council sets and delivers a balanced budget

·       Oversight of the Council’s response to Child Sexual Exploitation

·       Leads on Standards and Governance

·       Member of the Rotherham Together Partnership Board

·       Member of Sheffield City Region Combined Authority

·       Customer Services

·       Community Cohesion

News

Working with you to help build communities that we can all take pride in has always been a priority for the Council.

We value the contributions that people make within their local area, through volunteering and getting involved in decision making, to really make a difference for everyone who lives there. By building on the work we've already done together we can continue to find new ways to meet the challenges facing Rotherham.

 

The Ward Plan for Wickersley North will be published in due course. You can however view the 2020 Ward Plans for Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council on our website.