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    East Ilsley Parish Council

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Welcome to East Ilsley Parish Council

The official website for East Ilsley Parish Council and online destination for news and information about all aspects of village life.

East Ilsley is an attractive village in the administrative boundary of West Berkshire District Council. We are located in an area of outstanding natural beauty, just to the south of the Ridgeway and west of the A34. Our village has two public houses, a primary school, allotments, a recreation ground and the Millennium Green.

You can follow us on Twitter @eastilsleypari1 and find us on Facebook @eiparishcouncil and click ‘Like’ on our page to get all the latest information.  We are now on Instagram!  @eastilsleypc                                                    


Please help us to improve East Ilsley and keep our village safe by reporting any incidents within the Parish. Use our contact form to report anything from fly tipping and vandalism to dog fouling.  Report it

We currently have a 'Casual Vacancy' on the Council.   The Notice can be viewed on the right of your screen.  A copy will be placed in the next issue of the EIC and on the Council Noticeboard in Broad Street. 

Casual Vacancy Notice - November 2021
Casual Vacancy Notice - November 2021

Latest Parish News

Planned Reroute of Kerbside Waste Collections Rounds in West Berkshire

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January 2022
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Changing the Household Waste Collection Rounds to Help Improve Operational Resilience and Service to Residents

From Monday 7 February 2022 we will be changing household waste collection days for many of our residents.

Like most councils in the UK, we have been managing a number of significant challenges to our frontline waste service provision over the past two years, including the impacts of Covid-19 on contractor staff availability and the ongoing nationwide HGV driver shortages. Following the temporary suspension of the food and garden waste service between 28 December 2021 and 8 January 2022, we are now making a longer-term change to further enhance the efficiency and resilience of our collection rounds. Under the proposed change, our contractor’s vehicle and personnel resources can be used more efficiently to complete collections compared to the current approach where crews are comparatively spread more thinly across the district on each collection day. This will ensure that we can maintain a good quality of service for all residents in the face of ongoing and future challenges.

Please note that apart from the collection day revision, no other changes are being proposed at this time. The change will not affect the existing frequency of collections or how we collect waste from households. Collections will continue to take place on the same new collection day each week from 7 February 2022, with the exception of those involving a small number of communal properties that receive a (bin store) collection where the pickup day may differ between black bin and recycling.

Planned Resident Communications

An extensive communications plan is being implemented to ensure that residents are suitably informed and reassured ahead of this change. From Monday 24 January, all households will begin receiving information about their new collection day in the post. For most households, this will be in the form of a postcard with relevant information including a calendar showing collection dates up until the end of July 2022. We will also issue a press release to local press and use social media channels to amplify the key messages.

For your information, I have attached copies of the following:

  • Poster – which can be printed and displayed on a public notice board if you wish (this is optional)
  • Social media tile- which can be placed on social media or emails (this is optional)

Temporary Solutions to Help Residents to Adjust to This Change

Residents who will have an extended wait between their last recycling, rubbish and garden waste collection and their first collection on the new collection day will receive an additional collection in order to manage excess rubbish and recycling. Households who will receive this one-off collection will be notified separately via a letter or can check from 25 January 2022. All garden waste subscribers can leave out three extra open-topped bags of garden waste on collections between 7 and 18 February 2022.

Additional Information and FAQs

We have been liaising with internal partners including Customer Services to ensure that sufficient internal personnel are available to assist residents who may have queries related to this re-route. A detailed frequently asked questions (FAQs) document can be on our website 

Keep Warm, Keep Well - January 2022

West Berkshire


January 2022
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A Level 2 Cold Weather Alert has been issued between 1800 on Thursday 13 Jan and 0900 on Monday 17 Jan in parts of England. This weather could increase the health risks to vulnerable patients and disrupt the delivery of services.

“Severe cold weather can be dangerous, especially for the very young or very old or those with chronic disease. Advice on how to reduce the risk either for yourself or somebody you know can be obtained from the winter health pages at NHS Choices ( or from your local chemist. If you are worried about your health or that of somebody you know, ring NHS 111.”

You can download some useful information below by clicking on the links:

Winter Vaccination Information

This year there are two essential vaccines (the flu jab and the COVID-19 booster) that eligible groups may need this winter in order to protect themselves and their loved ones from dangerous viruses.

ALL adults are now eligible for the COVID-19 booster, for more can be found here.

Eligible groups for the FREE flu jab can be found here.

If you have any questions/queries please feel free to contact:

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