This Council

What we do

As a parish council, we offer a range of services within the parish of Tilehurst. West Berkshire District Council also provides services in the western area of Tilehurst, with Reading Borough Council having responsibility for the eastern area of Tilehurst.

Although each Council is an independent organisation providing separate services, we work together to ensure that all the services provided improve the quality of life for the residents of Tilehurst.


 The Parish Council is responsible for:
  • Bus shelters (certain bus shelters only - click here to see which ones)
  • Small grants to local organisations, and community groups
  • Recreation grounds at the Calcot Centre, the Cornwell Centre, Turnhams Farm Hall and the Cotswold Sports Centre
  • Play areas at the recreation grounds, and also at Hildens Drive
  • Planning matters (as consultee only for the planning authority)
  • Street Lights (certain street lights only - click here to see which ones)


 West Berkshire Council is responsible for:
  • Council Tax
  • Electoral Services
  • Environmental Health
  • Housing Services
  • Land Charges
  • Planning Authority
  • Refuse Collection
  • Education
  • Concessionary Travel
  • Libraries including mobile library
  • Social Services
  • Trading Standard
  • Highways and Footpaths
  • Road Safety
  • Rubbish and Recycling
    Click here for more information
  • Street Lighting