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 four community halls (at three sites). 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.
NOTICE OF ELECTIONS TO BE HELD ON 4 MAY 2023
The election of councillors for the parishes/towns in West
Berkshire will take place on Thursday 4 May 2023, and the first day on which
candidates can officially submit their papers is Friday 24 March.
A list of wards and the number of councillors to be elected to each is given in the Parish Notice of Election, together with further information about the election process.
The cut-off for submitting nominations is 4.00pm on Tuesday 4 April. Any received later than this will automatically be rejected.
The election of councillors to West Berkshire Council will also be held on Thursday 4 May. Further information is given in the District Notice of Election.
NEW GYM EQUIPMENT, TURNHAMS FARM RECREATION GROUND
The parish council is very pleased to confirm that the parish's first outdoor gym equipment is due to be installed at Turnhams Farm recreation ground over the next few months.
The "Big Rig" combines a variety of workout stations which can be used by anyone over the age of 11 years and are suitable for all abilities from complete beginners to advanced gym goers. Further information is available in this PDF update.
TILEHURST PICNIC IN THE PARK, SATURDAY 6 MAY 2023
Tilehurst Parish Council is arranging an event to celebrate the
coronation of King Charles III. It will
be held from 3.00pm on Saturday 6 May at Turnhams Farm recreation ground
on Little Heath Road, and everyone is welcome to be involved.
We plan to decorate the recreation ground for the event with bunting made by local individuals and groups. We’d really like to have a “King’s Mile” of bunting, so we need as many people as possible helping us make it. If you’d like to take part, please contact the Parish Office for details by e-mailing email@example.com or calling 0118 941 8833.
On the day of the event, there will be a giant picnic with people bringing their food and drink to be enjoyed on the recreation ground. A range of activities, as well as displays by dance and drama groups, are planned throughout the afternoon.
It is free to attend, and places may be booked online. Further details may be found in the PDF flyer for the event.
ANNUAL PARISH REPORT - the Parish Council's Annual Report for the 2021/22 financial year is now available to download as a PDF. Any parishioner who would like a hard copy of the report should please contact the office by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 0118 941 8833.
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