In this area of the website you can find out about Council meetings and decisions, get information about Reading's elected councillors and access other documents and information relating to the council’s decision making processes.


You can find information regarding Council and Committee meetings including the agendas, reports and minutes of previous meetings and dates of future meetings. You can also browse meeting agendas and minutes on the Calendar of meetings.


Details of Reading’s Councillors and Lead Councillors.


We provide a webcast of most Council and Committee meetings and the live stream or recording can be found on the relevant agenda page. Webcasts from May 2024 onwards are also available on our webcasting site.

Public questions, petitions and speaking

Members of the public can submit questions or a petition to a Council or Committee meeting. The deadline for submission is 12pm four clear working days before the day of the meeting. Use the contact details published on the meeting agenda page to submit your question or petition by email.

For most Committee meetings public speaking other than petitions and questions is at the discretion of the Chair; please use the contact details on the agenda page to make an enquiry. There are special arrangements for speaking on applications at the Planning Applications Committee which you can find on the Committee details page.


You can browse or search a list of decisions taken by Council and Committees, as well as Decision Books and Officer Decision Notices which are decisions taken by council officers under delegated powers.

Outside bodies

Contact details for the council's representatives on outside bodies including Joint Committees and Council-owned Companies.

Modern Gov

We use 'Modern Gov' to publish committee meeting papers on this website and on the free Modern.Gov app. You can use the app to automatically download meeting papers as soon as they are published. Search for Modern.Gov on the App Store (for iPads/iPhones), Google Play (for Android devices) or Microsoft Store (for Windows devices).

You can also subscribe to email updates in order to receive information regarding particular issues, committee meetings or wards.

Other Reading Borough Council websites

Main Reading Borough Council website

Consultation and Engagement Hub