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Planned vegetation works to land at Pincents Lane

Published: 6 Feb 24

Public asked to exercise caution while works are carried out Read More...

Sulham Estate presentation on future plans

Published: 23 Jan 24

Thursday 25 January 2024 at 7.00pm in the main hall at Calcot Read More...

Road closure in Tilehurst

Published: 18 Jan 24

Foxcombe Drive closure on Monday 22 January Read More...

West Berkshire Council telephone system upgrade

Published: 11 Jan 24

Possible disruption to WBC's telephone service on Tuesday 16 January Read More...

Wedding fair and Bridal fashion show

Published: 10 Jan 24

Shaw House, Newbury, on Sunday 18 February Read More...

Wildlife to look out for in December

Published: 12 Dec 23

Advice from the Campaign to Protect Rural England (CPRE) on wildlife to look out for on countryside walks Read More...

Free festive bus travel

Published: 5 Dec 23

Free service on selected Saturdays before Christmas Read More...

West Berkshire Council consultation on spending proposals for 2024/25

Published: 29 Nov 23

Residents are invited to have their say on spending proposals until Thursday 11 January 2024 Read More...

Birch Copse Ward surgeries

Published: 1 Nov 23

Dates of District Councillors' ward surgeries Read More...

Road closure in Tilehurst

Published: 1 Nov 23

Warborough Avenue will be closed from 13 November to 20 December Read More...

New Calcot Integration facility has opened

Published: 25 Oct 23

Badgers Hill Integration facility's official opening Read More...

School Streets scheme in Calcot

Published: 12 Oct 23

ANPR cameras installed on Royal Avenue Read More...

Heating appliance safety testing

Published: 12 Oct 23

Free testing of electric blankets and small portable heaters Read More...

Draft Rights of Way Improvement Plan

Published: 10 Oct 23

West Berkshire Council's survey on draft plan open until 5.00pm on Thursday 23 November 2023 Read More...

Potential disruption to household waste collections

Published: 10 Oct 23

Services could be affected if industrial action is taken Read More...

Poetry in Mind

Published: 5 Oct 23

Poetry campaign running in West Berkshire until the end of October Read More...

Soil conditioner give-away

Published: 5 Sep 23

Free soil conditioner from Padworth on Saturday 23 and Sunday 24 September Read More...

Electoral Registration Canvass 2023

Published: 25 Aug 23

Annual check of details for the electoral register Read More...

Birch Copse Ward surgery

Published: 23 Aug 23

From 6.00pm to 7.00pm on Friday 25 August at Turnhams Farm Hall, Little Heath Road Read More...

Road closure

Published: 9 Aug 23

Warborough Avenue closure, 14 to 16 August 2023 Read More...

Household Waste Recycling Centres

Published: 8 Aug 23

Availability of appointments at West Berkshire centres to increase Read More...

Garden waste collection service

Published: 3 Aug 23

Subscriptions for 2023/24 are now open Read More...

Bus fares and service update

Published: 1 Aug 23

Single bus fares capped at £2.00 until 31 October 2023, and government's new "Take the Bus" campaign Read More...

Road closure

Published: 1 Aug 23

Royal Avenue road closure, 1 to 5 August 2023 Read More...

West Berkshire Council bus survey

Published: 11 Jul 23

New survey on bus services, to be completed by 10 September 2023 Read More...

Discounted bus fares - scheme extended

Published: 30 Jun 23

Single bus fares capped at £2.00 until at least the end of October 2023 Read More...

StreetSafe Survey

Published: 27 Jun 23

Public consultation, deadline 30 July Read More...

Cotswold Sports Centre, Tilehurst

Published: 27 Jun 23

New contractor to run the centre from July 2023 Read More...

Summer Fair at Shaw House, Newbury

Published: 27 Jun 23

From 11.00am to 4.00pm on Sunday 16 July Read More...

Learn to cycle this summer

Published: 27 Jun 23

Courses to help increase cycling skills and confidence Read More...

Road closure - Greenfinch Close

Published: 15 Jun 23

Greenfinch Close will be closed from 8am to 5pm on Friday 30 June Read More...

Long Lane road closure

Published: 6 Jun 23

Closure of Long Lane on Friday 9 June 2023 Read More...

Return to Work Careers Fair

Published: 6 Jun 23

At Shaw House, Newbury, on Wednesday 6 September Read More...

Healthy Weight needs assessment survey

Published: 6 Jun 23

West Berkshire Council survey is open until 14 June Read More...

West Berkshire Council - update

Published: 30 May 23

New Leader and Executive confirmed for 2023-24 Read More...

Be Scam Aware

Published: 25 May 23

Annual Scams Awareness campaign from 22-28 May and from 2-9 July 2023 Read More...

New funding to enable active travel schemes

Published: 25 May 23

West Berkshire Council has been allocated £275,000 of funding to enable active travel schemes in the district Read More...

Road closures

Published: 16 May 23

Closures of Sulham Hill and Long Lane on Thursday 25 May Read More...

West Berkshire Council elections

Published: 11 May 23

Update following the elections on Thursday 4 May Read More...

Active Travel survey

Published: 11 May 23

Survey for those aged 65+ open until 16 June Read More...

30 Days Wild run by The Wildlife Trusts

Published: 3 May 23

A challenge to do one wild thing every day from 1 to 30 June Read More...

Picnic in the Park

Published: 27 Apr 23

Event to mark the coronation being held from 3.00pm to 7.00pm on Saturday 6 May at Turnhams Farm recreation ground Read More...

Mobile Library Service

Published: 25 Apr 23

The timetable for April to September 2023 is now available Read More...

Emergency Alerts system test

Published: 20 Apr 23

The government's new Emergency Alerts system will be tested at 3.00pm on Sunday 23 April Read More...

Council Tax 2023-24

Published: 9 Mar 23

Information about council tax bills Read More...

Volunteer opportunity in Tilehurst

Published: 8 Mar 23

Volunteers needed to support youth activity sessions Read More...

Soil conditioner give-away

Published: 8 Mar 23

Free soil condition available at Padworth on Saturday 11 and Sunday 12 March Read More...

Digital Inclusion Survey

Published: 28 Feb 23

Survey on how Berkshire residents use the internet is available until 12 March 2023 Read More...

North Wessex Downs Walking Festival, 2-11 June

Published: 28 Feb 23

There will be over 25 walks around the area Read More...

Spring Food and Craft Fair

Published: 27 Feb 23

Sunday 2 April, Shaw House, Newbury Read More...

Business start-up course

Published: 7 Feb 23

Berkshire Growth Hub course for anyone looking to start a business or turn a hobby into an income stream Read More...

M4 overnight closures in West Berkshire

Published: 2 Feb 23

Eastbound carriageway to be closed overnight during the week until Friday 10 March Read More...

Photo ID required for May elections

Published: 24 Jan 23

The types of photographic ID accepted and how to apply for a Voter Authority Certificate Read More...

M4 overnight closures at J12

Published: 18 Jan 23

Planned overnight closures from 24 to 27 January Read More...

Royal Berkshire Hospital survey

Published: 16 Jan 23

Public consultation on moving the RBH out of Reading Read More...

West Berkshire Council's Local Plan Review

Published: 11 Jan 23

Consultation on the Local Plan Review will run from 13 January to 24 February 2023 Read More...

Over-50s Coffee Club at Calcot

Published: 11 Jan 23

Tilehurst Parish Council is pleased to invite over-50s to the weekly Coffee Club held in the Jubilee Annexe at Highview, Calcot RG31 4XD Read More...

Christmas tree collections

Published: 5 Jan 23

Real Christmas trees to be collected with garden waste until Friday 3 February 2023 Read More...

West Berkshire Council - Christmas waste collections

Published: 22 Dec 22

Changes to collection dates over Christmas Read More...

New mini recycling centre in Tilehurst

Published: 21 Dec 22

West Berkshire Council, in partnership with Veolia, has installed a new mini recycling centre at the Cotswold Sports Centre Read More...

Community warm spaces

Published: 21 Dec 22

West Berkshire Council's new interactive map showing warm spaces Read More...

Ambulance service

Published: 20 Dec 22

South Central Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust (SCAS) has declared a critical incident due to extreme pressures across its services Read More...

Christmas post 2022

Published: 8 Dec 22

Last posting dates and CWU strikes Read More...

Staying healthy in cold weather

Published: 7 Dec 22

Health and financial guidance for extreme cold weather Read More...

Update on M4 upgrade, junctions 4 to 12

Published: 6 Dec 22

Upgraded motorway between junctions 3 and 8/9 now open Read More...

"Be Well This Winter"

Published: 1 Dec 22

New targeted health outreach service Read More...

Keeping well this winter

Published: 29 Nov 22

NHS guidance on keeping well and getting the right advice this winter Read More...

Managing ash dieback in West Berkshire

Published: 29 Nov 22

Following a survey, sites alongside main roads have been identified as requiring tree felling Read More...

Sustainable Warmth Energy Grant

Published: 28 Nov 22

Funding is available for household energy-efficiency measures in low-income and low energy efficiency homes Read More...

Free festive bus travel

Published: 25 Nov 22

Dates of free bus travel in November and December 2022 Read More...

Disruption to rail services

Published: 17 Nov 22

Industrial action to affect rail services on Saturday 19, Monday 21 and Saturday 26 November Read More...

Hosepipe ban - update

Published: 15 Nov 22

Thames Water has announced that the hosepipe ban is likely to continue until 2023 Read More...

2023 review of Parliamentary constituencies

Published: 14 Nov 22

The Boundary Commission for England is currently consulting on its revised proposals for new constituency boundaries Read More...

Electoral Registration canvas

Published: 10 Nov 22

There is still time to register to vote Read More...

Stay safe and warm this winter

Published: 8 Nov 22

Advice from the Royal Berkshire Fire and Rescue Service on how to stay safe and warm over the winter months Read More...

West Berkshire Council's journey to net zero

Published: 8 Nov 22

Many organisations and groups are on the journey to net zero, but what does this mean and how are things going for West Berkshire Council Read More...

Free flu vaccine for primary school children

Published: 27 Oct 22

This winter, all primary school children will be offered a free flu vaccine at school Read More...

Magpie Way, Tilehurst - footway improvements, 14 and 15 November

Published: 25 Oct 22

West Berkshire Council's contractor, Volker Highways Ltd, will shortly be undertaking footway improvement works to alleviate clay shrinkage Read More...

Carebus Community Transport charges waived

Published: 21 Oct 22

Transport provided to individual pensioners by the volunteer drivers at Carebus is now free of charge thanks to a grant under the government's "Cost of Living" support scheme for elderly people Read More...

Donate unwanted paint so it can be re-used locally

Published: 20 Oct 22

West Berkshire Council has launched a community repaint scheme at household waste recycling centres (HWRCs) Read More...

Equity, Diversity and Inclusion survey

Published: 19 Oct 22

West Berkshire Council survey for those who live and work in the district Read More...

New weekly food waste collection

Published: 5 Oct 22

West Berkshire Council is introducing a new separate weekly food waste collection service to all households in the district Read More...

New group for people living with dementia

Published: 8 Sep 22

Age UK Berkshire is starting a new Maintenance Cognitive Stimulation Therapy group in the Jubilee Annexe at Calcot Read More...

Electoral Registration Canvass 2022

Published: 1 Sep 22

Letters and e-mails are starting to arrive across the district as this year's electoral registration canvass gets underway Read More...

Volunteer opportunity

Published: 1 Sep 22

Eight spaces are available on Home-Start West Berkshire's next volunteer course Read More...

Community Fund available to help prevent crime across the Thames Valley

Published: 23 Aug 22

£100,000 made available to voluntary and community groups Read More...

Consultation on Moving Traffic Offences powers

Published: 11 Aug 22

Following the Safer Streets pilot in Calcot, West Berkshire Council is looking for additional ways to improve road safety and tackle congestion, particularly around schools Read More...

£2m revamp for iCollege site at Calcot

Published: 10 Aug 22

A brand new learning centre is to be built on the iCollege site in Calcot as part of WBC's investment in alternative education provision Read More...

Heatwave warning

Published: 8 Aug 22

The Met Office has issued a level three heatwave warning, starting from 12 noon on Tuesday 9 August and lasting until at least Saturday 13 August Read More...

New mini waste recycling centres

Published: 7 Aug 22

New mini waste recycling centre (MWRC) is opening in Theale Read More...

Summer Fun Guide

Published: 3 Aug 22

West Berkshire Council has published its annual online guide to activities for families to enjoy during the summer holidays Read More...

A greener West Berkshire

Published: 2 Aug 22

New map for local environmental groups Read More...

New Art Club for young people

Published: 28 Jul 22

On behalf of the Parish Council, Berkshire Youth is running a new Art Club in the Jubilee Annexe at Calcot Read More...

Veolia's Sustainability Fund - community grants

Published: 28 Jul 22

Veolia's Sustainability Fund has just been relaunched for 2022 Read More...

Council Tax Rebate - update

Published: 28 Jul 22

Customers who do not pay council tax by direct debit are now being contacted about how to claim their £150 rebate Read More...

Community Safety Charter launched to tackle crimes in public spaces

Published: 19 Jul 22

On 11 July 2022, Neighbourhood Watch launched its new Community Safety Charter to tackle crimes in public spaces Read More...

Summer Reading Challenge 2022

Published: 29 Jun 22

From 1 July, children aged four to 11 years can visit a library to sign up for the Summer Reading Challenge Read More...

Garden waste subscriptions

Published: 22 Jun 22

The 2022/23 subscription period runs from 29 August 2022 to 27 August 2023 Read More...

Volunteering opportunities

Published: 21 Jun 22

Help is needed to support Berkshire Youth in running two new clubs for young people Read More...

Bus Services survey 2022

Published: 16 Jun 22

West Berkshire Bus Services survey 2022 is now open until midnight on Sunday 3 July 2022 Read More...

West Berkshire Council Residents' Survey

Published: 15 Jun 22

The results of West Berkshire Council's recent survey are now available online Read More...

West Berkshire Council's food waste collections: survey results

Published: 15 Jun 22

The results of West Berkshire Council's recent survey of residents are now available online Read More...

Heatwave and Summer Preparedness

Published: 15 Jun 22

NHS England in partnership with the UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA) has launched a summer heatwave plan to help people protect themselves if temperatures rise higher than normal Read More...

The Big Jubilee Read

Published: 31 May 22

A literary celebration of the Queen's Platinum Jubilee by The Reading Agency and BBC Arts Read More...

Carers Week 6 to 12 June 2022

Published: 31 May 22

Annual campaign to raise awareness of caring and support for unpaid carers Read More...

M4 Smart Motorway May 2022 news bulletin

Published: 25 May 22

The May 2022 M4 motorway upgrade project news bulletin which gives an update on timescales for completion Read More...

Soil conditioner give-away

Published: 24 May 22

On Saturday 21 and Sunday 22 May 2022, West Berkshire residents picked up 25 tonnes of Veolia’s locally produced soil conditioner for free at the Padworth Integrated Waste Management Facility (IWMF) Read More...

Special Platinum Jubilee bus travel in West Berkshire

Published: 24 May 22

West Berkshire Council, in partnership with Reading Buses and Thames Travel, is offering free bus travel within the district from 2 to 5 June 2022 Read More...

Closing a road to hold a Platinum Jubilee street party

Published: 3 May 22

West Berkshire Council has made special arrangements to help communities join in the Platinum Jubilee celebrations between Thursday 2 and Sunday 5 June 2022 Read More...

Opening of new Parish Council facility at Calcot

Published: 28 Apr 22

The grand opening and naming of the new community facility at Highview, Calcot, took place on the morning of Wednesday 20 April 2022 Read More...

Shaw House, Newbury - open days

Published: 28 Apr 22

Shaw House is holding its annual bank holiday Open Days, Sunday 1 and Monday 2 May 2022 Read More...

Walk to school week, 16 to 20 May

Published: 27 Apr 22

This five-day challenge encourages children to be active and helps them reach their minimum 60 minutes of exercise per day by walking (or cycling) to school Read More...

£150 Government Energy Rebate

Published: 14 Apr 22

Around 20 million households in England in Council Tax bands A-D will get a £150 rebate from April. Read More...

Roadworks Mill Lane/Sulham Hill

Published: 12 Apr 22

Parts of Mill Lane and Sulham Hill will be closed on 26 and 27 April Read More...

West Berkshire Council's Newtown Road Recycling Centre to open for longer hours on Thursdays during summer months

Published: 6 Apr 22

From April 2022, extended summer opening hours are to be introduced at West Berkshire Council's Household Waste Recycling Centre on Newtown Road, Newbury Read More...

Repairs to A4 Theale Bypass slip roads

Published: 6 Apr 22

Essential carriageway repairs will be carried out to A4 Theale bypass slip roads from 9.30am to 3.30pm on Friday 8 and Monday 11 April 2022 Read More...

Thames Valley Police Museum, Sulhamstead

Published: 29 Mar 22

Museum open-mornings on Wednesdays. Read More...

Tilehurst Litter Pickers

Published: 17 Mar 22

Meet at Turnhams Farm Hall from 10.00am on Saturday 26 March to join the litter pick - part of the national "Great British Spring Clean" Read More...

Secondary school first choices remain high despite increased numbers

Published: 3 Mar 22

Almost 98% of Year 6 children in West Berkshire have been offered one of their secondary school preferences, just over 88% of those got their first choice of school Read More...

A new Community Facility in Calcot

Published: 24 Feb 22

Tilehurst Parish Council is delighted to announce its intention of opening the new Calcot Annexe facility in April 2022 - but needs your help and ideas Read More...

Living with Covid Plan

Published: 23 Feb 22

From 24 February, those testing positive for Covid are advised to stay at home but will no longer be required to self-isolate Read More...

Charities awarded £17,000 from West Berkshire Community Fund

Published: 27 Jan 22

Charities and good causes across West Berkshire have been awarded more than £17,000 from the West Berkshire Community Fund. Read More...

West Berkshire Council announces 2021 Community Champions

Published: 26 Jan 22

West Berkshire Council is delighted to announce the winners of the 2021 Community Champion Awards. The awards recognise people who have done something special for their local community over the past year. Read More...

Coronavirus (COVID-19): Information for Residents

Published: 26 Jan 22

West Berkshire Council offers updated information on protecting yourself and the community from the spread of Covid-19 Read More...

Changes to waste collection days in West Berkshire

Published: 26 Jan 22

From Monday 7 February 2022, West Berkshire Council will be changing household waste collection days for many residents Read More...

Free bus travel to support Christmas shopping

Published: 10 Dec 21

Bus journeys starting in West Berkshire on Saturdays December 11 and 18 will be completely free. Read More...