West Berkshire Council

Chairman of the Council

The civic head of West Berkshire Council


The Chairman is the formal representative of the District Council and considered the "first citizen" of the district.

They officiate at civic functions and also welcome distinguished visitors of national and international significance on behalf of the district.  The role is supported by the Vice-Chairman, who can act as a delegate.

Quentin Webb

Councillor Quentin Webb is a retired business man, a fully indentured electrical engineer by profession, and a former professional charity fund-raiser. He currently lives in Hermitage, previously in Bradfield, and has always taken a great deal of interest in local issues and events having been Chairman of Bradfield Parish Council, West Berkshire Association of local councils & West Berkshire Small Business Club in the past. Quentin is a current member of the National Trust, Campaign to Protect Rural England, Berkshire Garden Trust, Newbury Agricultural Society, IAM RoadSmart and a life member of Gleam.

A district councillor for Bucklebury since 2003, Quentin has been Vice-Chairman of Council twice and a member of various committees throughout that time. This is his second term of office as Chairman of Council; he was first elected to the role in May 2016.

His current interests include reading and following Formula One Grand Prix. He loves going to theatre, ballet and concerts and, as a cat and dog-lover, would love to have a pet, if commitments allowed. He had an interest in ballroom dancing and has won a number of awards in the past.

Quentin very much enjoyed his 2016/17 term as Chairman and is looking forward to a further year in the role.

Who To Contact

For queries and questions about West Berkshire Council's elected members

01635 519083