Tilehurst Parish Council does not provide allotments and has no land suitable for use as allotments.

The parish council owns numerous benches located in the recreation grounds. Three benches on Dark Lane and one on Langley Hill are also owned by the parish. Any other benches on the public highway are owned by West Berkshire Council.

The parish council owns the following street lights. 
  • Starlings Drive (junction Goldcrest) / City Road footpath 
  • Cotswold Sports Centre, Downs Way
  • Cotswold Sports Centre, staff car park
  • Oregon Avenue / Fullbrook Crescent footpath
  • Oregon Avenue, rear of No 18
  • Langley Hill Close – only column in close
Any other street lights in the area are owned by West Berkshire Council so problems should be reported to them.
The parish council owns 11 bus shelters which are located as follows:
  • A4 Bath Road north near the bottom of Langley Hill
  • Mayfield Avenue/A4 west of Royal Avenue/Charrington Road roundabout
  • Old Bath Road between Royal Avenue east and Langley Hill
  • Yew Tree Rise (on left off Langley Hill)
  • Hildens Drive opposite Foxcombe Drive
  • Dark Lane (uphill on right)
  • Knowsley Road opposite Addiscombe Chase
  • Knowsley Road opposite the shops
  • Knowsley Road end of Talbot Way
  • Overdown Road by The Colonnade 
  • Overdown Road opposite Dell Road
Any other bus shelters are owned by the local bus company.


In February 2017 Tilehurst Parish Council took over responsibility for  maintenance of the churchyard associated with St Michael’s Church (across the road from the church). 

As the parish/district boundary runs down the middle of New Lane Hill, the church itself is in Reading (Reading Borough Council), while the churchyard lies in the Parish of Tilehurst (West Berkshire Council).  In 2017, the churchyard became full and was declared closed, and St Michael's Church exercised its legal right to request that the Parish Council take over maintenance.

Any questions or comments regarding the maintenance of the churchyard, eg grass cutting, hedges, trees or footpaths, should be directed to Tilehurst Parish Council

Questions or comments regarding other issues, eg graves or gravestones, should be directed to St Michael's Church office
The parish council owns nine noticeboards at the following locations.
  • Parish Office, Highview
  • Royal Avenue/Glamis Way
  • Cotswold Sports Centre
  • Cornwell Centre
  • Turnhams Farm Hall
  • The Colonnade, Overdown Road
  • Long Lane/Hillview Close
  • Tescos on Knowsley Road
  • Hildens Drive shops


All rubbish bins and dog bins on the recreation grounds are owned by the parish council and the cost of repairing/replacing any damaged bins will be borne by the parish, and ultimately by the Tilehurst residents.

Any bins on the highway, including public rights of way, are the responsibility of West Berkshire Council, and any queries should be directed to them.

Prior to 2016, the parish council had bought ten salt bins to help residents in hilly areas keep public pathways and roads clear of ice.

At the end of 2016, West Berkshire Council relinquished responsibility for providing salt bins in parishes.  In order to prevent them being removed, Tilehurst Parish Council took on responsibility for the 36 salt bins previously maintained by West Berkshire Council.  

Since then, the parish council has added a further 12 salt bins, so it is now responsible for the cost of refilling and maintaining 48 bins, as well as for replacing any which are damaged.

Anyone who finds a bin is running low on salt/grit should please contact the parish office so that we can arrange a refill.

We would like to remind residents that the salt/grit in the bins is for public roads and pathways, and not for use on private driveways.

When a new bin is requested, the parish council has to agree for the additional costs will be borne by the parish, but the final decision as to whether a location is suitable is made by West Berkshire Council.