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: Following the latest easement of restrictions on the 17 May 2021, both the Cornwell Centre and the Calcot Centre have been opened for restricted use by regular hirers. Due to the capacity and ventilation constraints within Turnhams Farm Hall, it has not been possible to re-open this hall as yet. No bookings are currently being taken for parties at this time.
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COMMUNITY HUB: Tilehurst Parish Council has recently applied for, and been awarded, a grant through the Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) Fund to provide a new multi-purpose Community Hub in Calcot. The aim of the project is to covert and refurbish the annex to the Calcot Centre, previously occupied by the Calcot Community Association, into an outstanding facility which is suitable for multiple use. The intention is to create an attractive, comfortable and welcoming environment that users whether young or old, business or voluntary sector will want to use and keep coming back to. For further information on our application, please download a copy of our bid submission.
Tilehurst Parish Council is about to commence a consultation with local Community Groups, Schools and residents to ensure that we create a facility that meets the needs of the community. For further information on the project, or how you can be involved, please contact the Clerk either by e-mail or by using our website contact form.