Cycle Event – 18th August 2019

We have received notice of a cycling event that will take place on Sunday 18th August 2019.  It is a non-competitive Adventure ride departing from Newbury Showground from 07:30am.  A section of the ride goes through East Ilsley and based on predicted mph of the cyclists, expect the see them in small groups between the…

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Protect your World – Top Cyber Tips

From Thames Valley Police: Over the next few weeks, Thames Valley Police will be publishing our top cyber security tips as part of our Protect Your World campaign. Our Protect Your World campaign aims to encourage Thames Valley residents and businesses to protect themselves online. The campaign is aimed at helping residents stay one step ahead…

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Downland Practice – Patient Information

From the Practice Manager – Robert Weir. Welcome to the Downland Practice patient info sheet.  The aim of this is to act as a communication link to all of our patients registered at the practice and to inform you of any changes occurring.  This edition will concentrate on the following issues: Flu Season 2019/20 Downland…

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Older Drivers Forum

Older Drivers Forum at the Kennet Centre in Newbury on Friday 4th October 9:30am to 15:00pm. What is the Older Drivers Forum – The Forum and is made up of experts in road safety from across Thames Valley, Hampshire and the Isle of Wight; including representatives from the emergency services, charities, community groups, local authorities…

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A34 Oxfordshire Road Marking and Road Stud Replacement

Message from Highways England: Highways England will be carrying out work to refresh the road markings and install LED road studs at the West Ilsley junction, Chilton junction, Milton Interchange, Hinksey Hill junction and the Botley Interchange, to improve safety to road users. For the safety of our workforce and customers, we will be closing…

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Governors needed for South Central Ambulance Service

Are you interested in becoming a Governor for South Central Ambulance Service? Read on to find out more:   Do you want to make a difference to your local emergency and non-emergency services?   We have vacancies for Public Governors across Buckinghamshire, Oxfordshire, Berkshire and Hampshire.   We provide 999, NHS 111 and patient transport…

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Thames Valley Police – Have your Say

TVP are coming to East Ilsley! Tell us about the issues that matter most to you and come along to a ‘Have Your Say’ which is being held on Saturday 31st August at the following locations – Chapel Row Common – 11:15am – 11:45amRavenswing Nr Office – 12:00pm – 12:30pmWest Ilsley High Street – 1:30pm…

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A Tribute to PC Andrew Harper

From Matthew Barber, Deputy Police and Crime Commissioner for the Thames Valley.   The shocking death of PC Andrew Harper in such tragic circumstances late on Thursday night have rocked Thames Valley Police Force and the community it services. At the time of writing 10 people remain in custody and the murder inquiry continues. The…

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Bonfire Guidance

There are no laws against having a bonfire, but there are laws for the nuisance they can cause. You cannot get rid of household waste if it will cause pollution or harm people’s health. This includes burning it. You can get rid of household or garden waste by composting or recycling it. You could be…

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Council welcomes improved rail timetable

Faster journeys and more frequent services will be coming West Berkshire’s way thanks to the biggest timetable change in over 40 years!  West Berkshire Council welcomes the announcement by Great Western Railway (GWR) that there will be a new timetable serving the Thames Valley from December 2019.  On the popular Reading to Newbury route, passengers will…

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West Berkshire Climate Conference set for October

West Berkshire Council is gearing up to host a climate conference in October. The West Berkshire Climate Conference will explore different ways residents, businesses, local organisations in West Berkshire, and West Berkshire Council, can help tackle the climate crisis. The conference will be opened by Rt Hon Richard Benyon MP.  A number of speaker led…

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