Katesgrove Ward team: Louise Keane, Kate Nikulina and Doug Cresswell

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Cllr Louise Keane
Louise Keane has lived in Katesgrove Ward for 19 years. She has worked in health and social care over the last 25 years. In her spare time, Louise enjoys music, walking, and looking after her pets.

Louise has stood and campaigned in Katesgrove Ward for many years, winning in 2022. Louise says, “I love Katesgrove Ward where I live. Recently I have been working to tackle fly-tipping, litter and waste problems. I will keep working hard and standing up for Katesgrove Ward.”

Contact details:
07951 858923


Kate Nikulina
Kate Nikulina has lived in Katesgrove Ward since 2019. She runs a courier business. In her spare time, Kate enjoys swimming, languages (currently learning Spanish), and cats.

Kate, who has been campaigning in Katesgrove Ward all year round, says, “It would be an honour to represent where I live. I have met many people on the doorstep and have been working to make Katesgrove better. I will keep working hard and standing up for Katesgrove Ward.”

Contact details:
07946 434479



Cllr Doug Cresswell
Doug Cresswell has lived in Reading for 25 years. He works as a teacher. In his spare time, Doug is in a local band and enjoys rock climbing with his family. Doug was elected in 2022.

Doug says, “It is an honour to represent Katesgrove Ward. I have been campaigning for greener, warmer homes to cut fuel bills and carbon emissions. This would make the town more affordable. I will keep working hard and standing up for Katesgrove Ward.”

Contact details:
07791 855575


Katesgrove Ward achievements:
- Worked to tackle fly-tipping, litter and bin problems on Whitley Street and across the ward
- Got trees planted on Whitley Street to protect the green space
- Successfully campaigned for more funding for Waterloo Meadows.

Katesgrove Ward priorities
- Tackling rubbish problems – tackling fly-tipping, making sure people have the right bins and working for doorstep glass recycling
- Improving Waterloo Meadows – representing residents’ views and making sure the new funding is spent well
- Decent affordable housing – tackling the cost-of-living crisis, better-insulated homes cutting fuel bills.

Reading achievements and mini manifesto
Greens have worked hard for a fairer, more affordable and more sustainable town. They have got the council to:

- become a Living Wage employer to tackle poverty
- produce a climate change strategy and install more solar panels
- improve terms and conditions for care workers

The Reading Green Party mini manifesto for 2022 is here: https://reading.greenparty.org.uk/manifesto/