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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Storm Dennis – 15th & 16th February

Info on Storm Dennis from the Met Office: Here is a quick update from the Met Office regarding the weather we expect to see in the coming few days and into the weekend, including the potential impacts from Storm Dennis. Headline: Further heavy rain and strong winds could lead to impacts such as difficult driving…

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New budget sets out investment for the future

Message from WBC: West Berkshire Council’s proposed Revenue Budget for 2020/21 sets out clear investment in the future of the district. It includes a council tax increase of 1.99% and a 2% rise in the Adult Social Care (ASC) precept. This will enable the council to deliver the budget with no cuts to services. Ross Mackinnon, West…

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Have your say (TVP)

Message from Thames Valley Police: Tell us about the issues that matter most to you and come along to a ‘Have Your Say’ which is being held on Saturday 15th February at the following locations – Memorial Hall Car Park (upper) Bucklebury – 11:30am – 12pm Corbosynth Car Park, Compton 1:30pm – 2pm East Ilsley…

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Please Register your Bikes!

Message from the Neighbourhood Watch Team: Thames Valley Police no longer accept bikes that have been found by a member of the public or take reports of lost bikes.  If a person has had their bike stolen this needs to be reported online to TVP or by calling 101.  A lost or stolen bike needs…

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Notification of Road Closures

Message from Highways England A34 West Berkshire/Oxfordshire – Road Marking and Road Stud Replacement – UPDATE In 2019 we started work to refresh the road markings and install new 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. Unfortunately,…

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WBC – have your say on their draft Environment Strategy

Message from WBC West Berkshire Council has developed a draft Environment Strategy in response to its declaration of a Climate Emergency in July 2019. The draft Strategy details the different ways the Council, with the help of the local community and businesses, can contribute towards tackling the climate crisis and achieving carbon neutrality by 2030. The Council…

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WBC Celebrate Local Heroes

The winners of the 2019 West Berkshire Council’s Community Champion Awards have been announced at an evening awards ceremony at Shaw House on Monday 13 January 2020. Launched in September 2014, the awards recognise the valuable contribution local residents make to West Berkshire and have grown over the years. There are now four awards categories…

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Keeping Dogs on Leads around Livestock

Attention all dog owners/dog walkers – Your dog can scare or harm farm animals – please keep your dog on a lead around livestock at all times! Report livestock attacks. If you allow a dog to worry livestock, you may be prosecuted or fined and ordered to pay compensation.

Being a Responsible Dog Owner

In December, we were saddened to hear that an innocent jogger was running around East Ilsley and was attacked by a dog being walked off the lead.  The jogger sustained some injuries in a completely unprovoked attack.   This person is OK and the dog was immediately put back on the lead and although it is…

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Consultation on Proposed School Term Dates for 2021/2022

Consultation on proposed term dates for 2021/22 Term dates for community and voluntary controlled schools are set by West Berkshire Council following a consultation process.   West Berkshire will ‘propose’ term dates and would recommend that schools consider aligning term dates with other schools in the area, for example, secondary schools with primary schools, in recognition…

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