Conservative Councillor for Tilehurst Ward
Sandra Vickers became a councillor of Tilehurst ward in 2011, gaining the seat from Liberal Democrats with a majority of 200. Sandra has lived in Reading all her life and has raised four children and three grandchildren.
She has been involved in local politics for a long time and is very passionate about her local community, especially about issues like education, elderly health care and preserving open spaces for children to play in. She has worked in two local schools as a secretary and dinner lady, and has helped with fundraising. She now runs her own business hand- making curtains and soft furnishings.
Recently she has focused on overturning the parking charges at the car parks in Dunstall Close and Recreation Road, and fought for fairer amendments to the proposed route to Number 33 bus service. Sandra is also a member of the Licensing Applications Committee and Town Twinning Group.