The Leader of West Berkshire Council will step down from the role next month.
Gordon Lundie (Conservative, Lambourn Valley) was elected as leader of the council in August 2012 and has led the authority since then.
Announcing his decision to step down, Councillor Lundie said: “I’ve enjoyed the last three years as leader and have felt privileged to have played a role in setting the direction for West Berkshire Council and helping deliver significant achievements for the people we serve.
“During the past three years I’ve been supported by a talented and commited team and between us we’ve achieved a great deal at a difficult time – including improvements in education, implementation of the living wage and a renewed focus on housing. West Berkshire is a fantastic place and I’ve enjoyed having the opportunity to lead the council and do my bit.”
Councillor Lundie will remain in his role until Thursday November 5, when a new leader of the council will be proposed.
Roger Croft (Con, Thatcham South and Crookham) is currently the council's deputy leader.