Town Councillors

Kay Gilder (South Lake South, Woodley Town Council)

Kay GilderKay and her family have lived in South Lake for over 42 years and has a keen interest in engaging the youth of Woodley in meaningful activity by promoting and using the Town’s facilities: for over 30 years Kay and her husband have run both the Thames Valley “Octopush” club and the Woodley Junior Snorkel club based at Bulmershe swimming pool. Kay has represented South Lake South as a Town Councillor for over 17 years and was previously Mayor in 2006 – 2010. Membership of outside bodies also includes the Woodley area Youth Committee, the Ambleside Neighbourhood Partnership Committee and the Board of Governors of Bulmershe School. As well as the Town’s youth, Kay is also a keen supporter of Woodley’s more senior citizens, being Vice-Chair of the local over-50s forum (WISE) and a Town Council representative on the board of Age Concern Woodley. Kay is concerned for the environmental impact on Woodley that urbanisation brings and has fought many campaigns to stop development on sites such as High Wood and the Bulmershe allotments and sits on the High Wood Management Committee. Kay considers High Wood her favourite place to exercise her dogs and is able to hold unofficial ‘Councillor surgeries’ when meeting fellow dog walkers and her South Lake residents.

Telephone 0118 9616673, Email

Munir Ahmed (Whitegates, Earley Town Council)

MunirMunir is a family man with three children who has lived in Earley since 1996.  He is keen to resolve local problems, such as pot holes and blocked drains, before they become a major issue.  Munir has worked with many residents to get social service issues resolved and tries hard to improve leisure facilities for young people.  Working in IT for over 25 years he currently works as an Environment Delivery Manager with a utility company.

Telephone 0795 8572214, Email



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