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.
Travellers in Church End Lane, Tilehurst: Over the last few days several parish councillors have been contacted regarding the recent traveller incursion in Church End Lane, when a gate and fence panels from properties in Corwen Road were destroyed, causing considerable distress to the occupants of those properties.
However, Tilehurst Parish Council was unable to take any action as this part of Tilehurst comes under the jurisdiction of Reading Borough Council. If anyone has any further concerns please contact RBC and they will be able to assist. The attached PDF link is a poster issued by RBC giving information on unauthorised encampments, which contains phone numbers and email addresses.
Recent problems with anti-social behaviour - See latest news for more information
Resurfacing of Dark Lane - see Latest News
(Covid-19) update for parish halls:
Please note that all our halls and play areas remain closed until further notice, in line with Government guidance to reduce the spread of Covid-19
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