Our committee

Our committee meets formally approximately 6 times each year and its role is to:

  • oversee the smooth running of the network
  • agree an annual plan of activities and training (this includes 3 or 4 events for members each year)
  • oversee the circulation of a monthly news bulletin and other forms of communication
  • monitor the budget and identify potential funding opportunities
  • gather views from members in order to prioritise campaign issues and to set up task and finish campaign groups
  • Ricky Josey

    Ricky Josey
    Ricky chairs the Oxford Road Community Garden, and is a well-known local campaigner on environmental issues.
  • Helen Lambert

    Helen Lambert
    Helen has chaired the Caversham & District Residents’ Association for 10 years, representing residents in the area north of the Thames and engaging with the council on a range of issues. She works to protect local heritage and is keen to support a strong informal network.
  • David Neale

    David Neale
    David has been on the committee of the Bell Tower Community Association, in the Caversham Road area of Reading, since it was founded in 2005, including several years as chair and vice-chair.  He regularly organises events and community projects for the association.  He is the secretary of RNN and manages our website and monthly newsletter.
  • Karen Rowland

    Karen Rowland
    Karen chairs the Baker Street Area Neighbourhood Association, which is based to the west of the town centre.  She has a passion for improving the local environment and for historic buildings.
  • Elaine Williams

    Elaine Williams
    Elaine is a self-employed finance consultant, and took over as RNN’s treasurer in July 2016. She is keen to get involved in neighbourhood activities and meet local groups in the Reading area.
  • Roger Williams

    Roger Williams
    A veteran of the tenants’ and residents’ movement in Reading, Roger was Reading Neighbourhood Network’s treasurer from RNN’s inauguration until his recent retirement. Roger lives in East Reading. His ambition is to try to get a new community group started in the West Newtown area.