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.
(Covid-19) update for parish halls: Please note that following the latest lockdown, all parish halls are now closed to hirers until further notice, in accordance with Government guidance. No bookings will be taken for parties at this time.
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West Berkshire Council Waste Update: The following statement has been received from WBC -"'Unfortunately we are having some issues with rubbish and recycling collections, due to volume of waste after Christmas and a number of collection staff isolating. To help let residents know, please can you share the message that if your rubbish or recycling has not been collected as expected this week, please leave your bin or containers out and we will collect as soon as possible."
Please click on this link to view a statement from West Berkshire Council about the temporary suspension of their garden and food waste service: Garden and Food Waste Service