Situated to the west of Reading, Tilehurst Parish extends from the A4 in the south to a few metres short of the A329 in the north. The Reading boundary forms the eastern border whilst its western border follows the line of the Sulham escarpment.
The present Tilehurst Parish was created on the extension of the Reading Borough boundary in 1919. Tilehurst Parish Council became responsible for the rural area of the old Tilehurst and, with the remainder being within the Reading Borough area, it became known as Tilehurst Without. It now serves a population of approximately 14,500, with an electorate of approximately 11,100, and covers an area of 11 square miles.
The Council manages four recreation grounds and three community halls. The Parish’s Sports Centre and two further plots of land are leased to West Berkshire District Council to meet education and social service needs in the local area.
ROAD CLOSURES WITHIN PARISH - for updates on road closures within parish, please see our Latest News page.
NEW ART CLUB FOR YOUNG PEOPLE
On behalf of the Parish Council, Berkshire Youth is running a new Art Club in the Jubilee Annexe at Calcot.
Sessions run every Tuesday from 7.00pm to 8.30pm and are open to young people in school years 7 to 9. The club focuses very much on art-based activities and attendees are welcome to make suggestion for future sessions.
The contact for further information or to sign up for the new club is Jessica Kirby of Berkshire Youth - email@example.com. Please note that a medical consent form for each young person must be completed by a parent or guardian.
VEOLIA'S SUSTAINABILITY FUND - community grants
Veolia's Sustainability Fund has just been relaunched for 2022. This fund offers grants of £200 to £1,000 to individuals and groups who are planning an environmental, waste reduction or materials reuse project. Applications can be made from now until October, and successful applicants will be announced in November.
Further information may be found on Veolia's web site.