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“Front Office” – Six Month Update

It has been some time since any local blogger has published stats for individual Councillors’ use of the Council’s “Front Office” (formerly “Acolaid”) case logging system. As I have said before, some Councillors use the system more than others but its use is encouraged.

It should be noted that some Councillors were only elected in May and therefore their stats are only for two months (shown with *):


                         Cllr Isobel Ballsdon (Thames) – 48

                         Cllr Tom Steele (Kentwood) – 42

                         Cllr Tim Harris (Church) – 35

                         Cllr Mark Ralph (Peppard) – 34

                         Cllr Tom Stanway (Caversham) – 32

                         Cllr Andrew Cumpsty (Caversham) – 28

                         Cllr Richard Willis (Peppard) – 25

                         Cllr Wazir Hussain (Park) – 22

                         Cllr Jamie Chowdhary (Peppard) – 18

                         Cllr Jenny Rynn (Kentwood) – 14

                         Cllr Emma Warman (Kentwood) – 14

                         Cllr Fred Pugh (Mapledurham) – 10

                         Cllr Dave Luckett (Caversham) – 9

                         Cllr Mike Townend (Church) – 8

                         Cllr David Stevens (Thames) – 5

                         Cllr Jeanette Skeats (Thames) – 4

                         Cllr Azam Janjua (Church) – 0

                         Lib Dem

                         Cllr Gareth Epps (Katesgrove) – 102

                         Cllr Glenn Goodall (Redlands) – 68

                         Cllr Daisy Benson (Redlands) – 65

                         Cllr Kirsten Bayes (Redlands) – 33

                         Cllr Ricky Duveen (Tilehurst) – 31

                         Cllr Peter Beard (Tilehurst) – 19

                         Cllr Chris Harris (Tilehurst) – 9

                         Cllr Warren Swaine (Katesgrove) – 8

                         Cllr Rebecca Rye* (Katesgrove) – 3


                         Cllr Tony Page (Abbey) – 120

                         Cllr John Ennis (Southcote) – 117

                         Cllr Mike Orton (Whitley) – 76

                         Cllr Jo Lovelock (Noroct) – 63

                         Cllr Rachel Eden* – (Whitley) – 29

                         Cllr Deborah Edwards (Southcote) – 27

                         Cllr Bet Tickner (Abbey) – 26

                         Cllr Gul Khan (Battle) – 24

                         Cllr Paul Gittings (Minster) – 23

                         Cllr John Hartley (Park) – 23

                         Cllr Pete Ruhemann (Southcote) – 14

                         Cllr Jim Hanley (Whitley) – 9

                         Cllr Mohammed Ayub (Abbey) – 9

                         Cllr Graeme Hoskin (Norcot) – 5

                         Cllr Deborah Watson (Minster) – 5

                         Cllr Chris Maskell (Battle) – 3

                         Cllr Peter Jones (Norcot) – 2

                         Cllr Marion Livingstone* (Minster) – 2

                         Cllr Sarah Hacker* (Battle) – 0


                         Cllr Rob White* (Park) – 76

Once again each party has a spread of activity levels based on this one measure, with some of the newly elected Councillors have got off to a flying start. Cllr Tony Page (Labour) again tops the table but he looks set to be quickly overtaken by newly elected Cllr Rob White (Green), who in just two months is already in fourth place overall.

This is just one measure of Councillor activity and it should be borne in mind that some wards generate less casework than others and there are more ways of serving our constituents than just entering (sometimes trivial) cases onto the Front Office system. I will be making further enquiries about how much it costs to process a Front Office case and whether all items entered are actual cases or perhaps could be dealt with more efficiently through other means.

Anyway, enjoy these stats!


July 24, 2010 - Posted by | Local


  1. Do you know the email address of cllr Tom Stanway?

    Comment by David | August 4, 2010 | Reply

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