Dementia Cafe - Corn Exchange Newbury

West Berkshire

31

January 2023
Dementia Cafe Newbury

Dementia Cafe - Corn Exchange Newbury

Volunteering Opportunities December 2022

West Berkshire

13

December 2022
December Volunteering Opportunities

December Volunteering Opportunities within West Berkshire

Carers Day 25th November 2022

West Berkshire

25

November 2022
Carers Day 25th November 2022

Carers Day 25th November 2022

Forget me Not Dementia event November 2022

West Berkshire

21

November 2022
Forget me Not Dementia event November 2022

Pension Credit Update November 2022

West Berkshire

21

November 2022
Pension Credit Update November 2022

Volunteering Opportunities November 2022

West Berkshire

21

November 2022
November Volunteering Opportunities

November Volunteering Opportunities within West Berkshire

Volunteering Opportunities October 2022

West Berkshire

18

October 2022
October Volunteering Opportunities

October Volunteering Opportunities within West Berkshire

Greenham in Bloom Photography Competition

05

October 2022
Greenham in Bloom Photography Competition

Greenham in Bloom Photography Competition

The Greenham in Bloom photography competition is finished for another year and here is a picture of the overall winning entry

Greenham Parish Council will be running their very first Greenham in Bloom competition in 2023 so watch this space for details on how to enter your gorgeous gardens into the competition




Greener Greenham Bulb Planting Event

05

October 2022
Greener Greenham Bulb Planting Event

Greener Greenham Bulb Planting Event

Join the Greener Greenham Bulb planting event at school 

Green in Greenham

Date: 15th October 2022 at 10am




West Berkshire Demential Friendly October calendar of events

29

September 2022
West Berkshire Demential Friendly October calendar of events

West Berkshire Demential Friendly October calendar of events




Greenham Community Governance review - update

Greenham

10

August 2022
Greenham Voting map

Community Governance Review

The first stage of the review was completed without any problems.

The results of the survey were analysed, and the recommendations drawn up for approval to publish the 2nd round consultations, by the Governance and Ethics Committee of West Berkshire Council.

This request to publish a 2nd round of consultation for 6 weeks has been approved, and has now been published on the WBC website for public consultation and comment.

The link to this report and the website links are included below.

The link to the Community Governance Review results, report, maps etc.:

https://www.westberks.gov.uk/GPCParishReview

The link to the round 1 results and recommendation report:

http://decisionmaking.westberks.gov.uk/documents/s106128/2022%2007%2022%20CGR%20Report%20for%20GE.pdf

Volunteering Opportunities June 2022

West Berkshire

22

June 2022
June Volunteering Opportunities

June 2022 Volunteering Opportunities within West Berkshire

West Berkshire Community Governance Review

Greenham Parish

09

June 2022
Wests Berkshire Community Governance review

These are the links to the WBC Consultation and Engagement Hub page https://www.westberks.gov.uk/GPCParishReview to show the background to the review and the link to the survey https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/GPCParishReview.


Thank you 


Clerk 

Greenham Parish Council

Carers Week Information - West Berkshire

West Berkshire

06

June 2022
Carers Week Poster

Please find attached details of events organised by TuVida for Carers Week 6-12 June 2022 to display and share with carers.

Carers Week information is also promoted on the West Berkshire Directory:

CarersWeek 6-12 June 2022 - Free Carers Events | West Berkshire Directory

Carers Week 6-12 June 2022 - Information Event Thurs 9 June | West Berkshire Directory

Further information for carers is also available on the West Berkshire DirectoryAre you looking after someone? - Search Results | West Berkshire Directory and also on our website Being a Carer - West Berkshire Council


Greenham Common Walks - 2022

Greenham

05

May 2022
Walks at the Tower

Walks at the Tower


If you've ever wanted to know more about Greenham Common, now you can. Walks at the tower are being offered

and will give people a chance to find out a bit more abou Greenham Common and its history. 

All details can be found on the attached poster

Archaeology of Roman Berkshire 2022

St Nicolas Church Hall

02

April 2022
Archaeology of Roman Berkshire 2022

Archaeology of Roman Berkshire


Spend a day with the Berkshire Archaelogical day school for a day of all things archaelogical#

For more information about the day, get in touch directly with the school 

Sovereign Housing Youth Panel

Greenham

31

March 2022
Sovereign Housing Youth Panel

Sovereign Housing Youth Panel


Are you aged between 18 and 25? The Sovereign Youth Panel gives young people the opportunity to be held and influence changes in housing


Details of how you can get involved in the attached poster

Volunteering opportunities within West Berkshire

Greenham

07

March 2022
March Volunteering opportunities

March Volunteering Opportunities


Please see attached notice for volunteering opportunities now available. 


Full Contact details are in the notice

Cherry Trees being planted in honour of people lost to Covid 19 - 12th February

Pigeons Farm

12

February 2022
Cherry Tree Planting

Come along to a Community event being held on the 12th February 2022, at 10am.  Greenham Parish Council will be planting cherry trees near the Diamond playing field. 

All are welcome to get involved. 

Refreshments will be provided  and if you can bring a spade or Fork, that would be great. 

See you all there and if you need any further information, contact clerk@greenham.gov.uk




West Berkshire Library App

Online

04

February 2022
West Berkshire Library App

West Berkshire Library App - Now Available


Manage your library account and anything else Library related with the new West Berkshire Library app

Available from the App Store and Google Play

Bin Collection days may be changing for you

Online

25

January 2022
West Berkshire Bin Collection

West Berkshire Bin Collections

Check the link detailed in this information from West Berkshire District Council,  to see if your bin day may be changing

December volunteer opportunities

Greenham

18

December 2021
West Berkshire December Volunteering Opportunities

Opportunities to volunteer within West Berkshire

Please see attached opportunities to volunteer within West Berkshire

Have a happy Christmas and New Year



St Mary's Church Event

Greenham

18

December 2021
St Mary's Nativity Trail

St Mary's Church, Greenham - 18th December 2021


Join St Mary's church on the 18th December for a Nativity Trail in the churchyad and church Hall. 

The opening event takes place on the 18th December and the trail continues until Boxing Day.

There will be carol singing, mince pies and mulled wine

Have a happy Christmas and New Year



Three Cherry Trees planted in honour of people lost to Covid 19

Stroud Green

17

December 2021
Cherry Tree Planting

Greenham Councillors met last Saturday 13th December to plant three Cherry trees in honour of lives lost to Covid.

Cllr Ken Neal was on hand with a digger to help plant the trees, whilst Councillor Puffett and Councillor Blackborow helped to plant the trees. Cllr Austin and Cllr Barnett were also in attendance.

There were also members of the Greener Greenham Group on hand to help with the planting process.

You can see all three trees planted in the north western corner of Stroud green, by the junction with Greenham Road


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Volunteer Opportunities WBDC

Greenham

15

November 2021
WBDC Volunteering Opportunities

Please see displayed poster for Volunteering opportunities in WBDC


New Road Footpath - Greenham

West Berkshire

13

August 2021
New Road Footpath - Greenham

New Footpath - New Road, Greenham

Pressure from your Parish council has secured a commitment and confirmation from the West Berkshire Planning Authority that in the future, there will be a new off-road footpath linking New Road and Pyle Hill between St Mary’s church and The Willows School, created initially by the two new housing developments and also linking to the existing path through West Wood, which was the work of former parish council Chair Diane Smith.

The development of the footpaths will be phased as the consented development work takes place over the next couple of years. 

When the other recently consented development goes ahead linking Pyle Hill to Pinchington Lane next to the retail park, it will provide a pleasant, almost level, traffic free ‘active travel’ route for everyone in the parish living at the top of the hill.


Update on the John Mellow Playing field

West Berkshire

29

June 2021
John W Mellow Field - Google aerial view

Following a request from one of our councillors and with the strong backing of a group of interested local residents, Greenham Parish Council applied for the Diamond (aka the John Mello Playing Field) on Pigeon’s Farm Road to be listed as an Asset of Community Value. We are delighted to announced that this application has been successful and the Diamond and the structures on it are now included on the Local Register. In practical terms, this means that if there were a proposal to sell this land - or grant a long lease to a third party, the landowner (in this case West Berkshire Council) would have to notify GPC as a representative of the local community. If the community wished to purchase the land, the procedure confers a Community Right to Bid, where the sale is delayed to give the community time to consider whether they wish to buy it and to raise the necessary funds.

For more information on this process, please see here: https://mycommunity.org.uk/what-are-assets-of-community-value-acv

The Parish Council is continuing to explore ways in which we can further protect this space for the local community. If you would lie to be involved in this process, please contact the Parish Clerk.

West Berkshire Library - Now Open

21

June 2021
West Berkshire Library

West Berkshire Library is now fully open and welcomes everyone back


The Libary is currently open between 9am and 5pm on Weekdays and 10am to 4pm on Saturday


The Library is closed on Sundays


More information can be found here

Greenham Parish Council is seeking your views on allotments

Greenham

31

March 2021
Graphic depicting vegetables growing

Greenham Parish Council does not currently have an allotment site. The Parish Council is exploring the possibility of creating allotments within the parish for residents. A suitable site would need to be found; funding sourced for the purchase/rent of the land, legal fees, water supply and formation of an allotment association.

If you are a Greenham parishioner and would be interested in having an allotment or have any comments to make regarding the idea then please complete the Council's survey at www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/RPXQJLZ or contact the Clerk via the Contact us page.

BBOWT issue new guidance for dog walking on Greenham and Crookham Commons

Greenham

10

March 2021
Berkshire, Buckinghamshire & Oxfordshire Wildlife Trust logo

Our local wildlife trust, BBOWT, has updated the guidance for users of Greenham & Crookham Commons to protect birds that are starting to nest on the commons at this time of year.

The commons are home to a number of rare species including nightingales and skylarks. To avoid disturbing the birds from 1 March to 31 July all users are asked to keep to the main paths marked on the map. There are 3 green zones were owners are encouraged to exercise their dogs, these are marked on the map and can be identified on site by short green posts. Dogs should be kept on leads and under close control.

The map can be viewed by clicking here.

More information about the work of the Wildlife Trust at Greenham & Crookham Commons can be found online at www.bbowt.org.uk/nature-reserves/greenham-and-crookham-commons

Exciting news of an archaeological site in Greenham being excavated by Thames Valley Archaeological Services with Bronze Age, Iron Age and Roman features!

Greenham

11

February 2021
Late Iron Age/Roman flagon Copyright Thames Valley Archaeological Services

There this a new housing development building built to the west of New Road, Greenham. Thames Valley Archaeological Services have been contracted to carry out excavations onsite and a wide range of finds have been discovered.

Further information will be added to the webpage http://tvas.co.uk/news/post036-Greenham.html as the work progresses, but there are already several round houses as well as the tantalising edges of two ring ditches on the eastern boundary, which could represent the remains of Bronze Age round barrows, but which cannot be fully investigated at this time. A very Late Iron Age or early Roman burial has also been found, with an unusual flagon. There are also features which are likely to be medieval, or post-medieval.

Many of the pottery and samples have been taken back for analysis by the finds experts, to be written up in a final report, with the archive eventually deposited in West Berkshire Museum. We therefore won’t get the whole picture for a while, but it’s an exciting glimpse into the lives of people who lived in our ward, from over 3,000 years ago up to more recent times.

Community Support Hub update 19 January 2021

West Berkshire

19

January 2021
NHS will get in touch for Covid vaccine

The Community Support Hub had released its latest update. 

The document is not fully accessible if you have any issues reading the document please visit https://info.westberks.gov.uk/coronavirus-support to access the information in an alternative format.

West Berkshire Council's Superfast Berkshire Broadband Team announces new scheme

West Berkshire

11

January 2021
West Berkshire District Council's logo

We would like to make you aware government funding is available to help people living in rural areas get better broadband. There are two schemes currently available, Rural Gigabit Broadband Voucher Scheme and Universal Service Obligation.

Rural Gigabit Voucher Scheme

Up to £1,500 per home and up to £3,500 for each small to medium size business (SME) is available to support the costs of installing gigabit-capable broadband. Funding is provided through the Gigabit Broadband Voucher Scheme. Gigabit-capable broadband offers the fastest and most reliable speeds available – of up to 1000Mbps or 1Gbps. Final speeds depend on the package purchased, but the aim is to provide enough capacity for now and for the future.

To qualify for the scheme, you must live in a rural area, be unable to get broadband speeds of 100Mbps or more and apply as a group of two or more premises.

Check your eligibility for the scheme by completing the postcode check at www.gigabitvoucher.culture.gov.uk and then follow our simple step-by-step guide located on our website www.superfastberkshire.org.uk

Universal Service Obligation

If you’re receiving 10Mbps or less, you may be eligible for the Universal Service Scheme. For more details and to check your postcode for eligibility go to www.bt.com/broadband/USO

Greenham Parish Council - Councillor Vacancy

Greenham

04

January 2021
Greenham Control Tower

Would you like to get involved with your local community more? Greenham Parish Council currently has one vacancy for a Parish Councillor. If you would like more information about applying to be a Parish Councillor please get in touch with Lisa Blake at clerk@greenham.gov.uk, or give us a call on 01635 43534.