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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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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Residents urged to have say on ‘transformational’ 30 year transport strategy

Message received from West Berkshire Council: People and businesses in West Berkshire are being urged to have their say on a proposed thirty-year transport strategy for the South East which aims to improve journeys, boost the economy and protect the environment. The strategy outlines how, with the right investment in our region’s transport network, the…

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West Berkshire to consider ‘Climate Change Bond’ proposal

Message from West Berkshire Council: West Berkshire is set to be part of a pilot scheme that would enable communities to invest in green projects in the district.   Under the proposed scheme, which will be considered by the Executive Committee on Thursday (19 December), individuals both in and outside of West Berkshire will be…

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Winter Plan in place to support rough sleepers

Information from WBC: On 1 November 2019, West Berkshire Council’s Winter Plan was put in place in readiness to support single people and childless couples who are sleeping rough or at risk of sleeping rough with a warm place to stay. The Winter Plan also ensures that the council is ready to activate the Severe…

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Newbury Cancer Care targets expansion

Press Release from NCC: Newbury Cancer Care (NCC) is now ready to build on the success of its major project over recent years creating the Greenham Trust Wing at West Berkshire Community Hospital. This huge project was launched jointly with Newbury and Thatcham Hospital Building Trust as the Rosemary Appeal and as a result of…

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Tool Marking Event

Message from TVP: TVP are offering free ‘Tool Marking’ at the following locations – Control Tower Car Park, Greenham – Friday 6th December 10am – 2pm Market Place, Lambourn – Thursday 19th December 10am – 2pm John O Gaunt School, Priory Rd, Hungerford RG17 OAN – Saturday 4th January 11am – 2pm So bring your…

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