Welcome to Sulhamstead & Ufton Nervet Community Website!
WELCOME to our new website, completely re-designed for 2014 and for the years ahead.
Hopefully you will find this website much more user friendly, a key source of information about our locality and what goes on, in and around our two villages.
We want to keep you informed about current activities and emerging news items of interest that are likely to affect the residents who live and work here. We have set ourselves the target of keeping up to date with new information and removing items that are no longer current, so we will review items on a fortnightly basis.
Essentially this is a live site that you will find useful, and we welcome your input on what you want to include yourself and what items you would like to see on the site that are not featured at present. A contact form can be found at the bottom of this page.
Chairman of Sulhamstead Parish Council
Burghfield & District Branch of the British Legion Remembrance Sunday Parade - Sunday 9th November 2014
Over 600 people attended the Burghfield & District British Legion Parade on a bright, sunny Remembrance Sunday this year to Burghfield St Mary’s Church.
The Royal British Legion, regular Army and Royal Air Force were represented, along with the Rt. Hon. John Redwood, MP, the Army and RAF Cadets, Scouts, Guides, Brownies, Cubs and Beavers. A Chinook helicopter for RAF Odiham flew low over the churchyard as the wreaths were laid. Paul Lawrence, Chair of Burghfield Parish Council, who was representing the Parish Council, said “They fought for our freedom and, simply put, we must support that.”
Major John Steeds, President of the Burghfield & District Branch of the Royal British Legion said “Every year we must come and remember all those who died and those who were wounded and those who served in the First World War and since. Local people have been extremely generous in their support of the British Legion over the years and we do appreciate that.”
During the special Commemoration Service the 37 names of Burghfield villagers, who sacrificed their lives in World War I, were read out by members of Willink School, the Air Cadet Force, the Air Training Corp, the Scouts, Girl Guides and members of the Royal British Legion. As each name was recited a symbolic candle was extinguished. The Reverend Dr Anthony Peabody, who is the Chaplain to the Burghfield and District British Legion, commented “I think today is important because it gives people a chance to remember those who have given the final sacrifice so we might live our lives that we live today. Also to remember those who are still serving abroad in places of great danger in our name and it is just and right that we remember those who have gone before and those who are still serving. It is so good to see children here. Children are our future and for many men who died - they
had no children - and it is poignant and very significant to think that those men would have really enjoyed the sound of the children at the service whilst we remembered them.”
The service was taken by the Reverend Gill Lovell and the Reverend Dr Anthony Peabody, and the parade was organised by Major Mark Shaw-Brookman who said “This year, being the centenary of the outbreak of Word War I, has brought it home to everybody just how important it is that we do not forget those who gave their lives for our nation to be free.”
Photographs by kind permission of Kevin Butler
The Duke of York's visit to AWE Aldermaston
Carers Rights Day event
To mark Carers Rights Day West Berkshire Council will be hosting an event on Friday 28th November 2014 in the Council Chamber at our Market Street offices. This will focus on the Care Act 2014, which passed into law earlier this year. Importantly, the Act strengthens the rights and recognition of carers in the social care system, including, for the first time giving carers a clear right to receive services.
Sulhamstead Abbots Harvest Address
Quiz Night Poster - St Mary's Sulhamstead Abbots
Burghfield and District Branch Royal British Legion - Poppy Appeal Notice
Padworth Lane Bridge Closure
WW1 - 1914 Centenary
West Berkshire Alzheimer's Society
Please take a minute to look at the information on this society on our Local Groups and Clubs page - please click the link below - thank you
CAB poster for Evening advice.pdf
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Check out the Local Events page to find out what is going on in our lovely village.
DPD Consultation notice from WBC
Community Updates or Contributions
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Why not let us know?
Send your comments via our contact page or just send a note to the Parish Clerk at firstname.lastname@example.org
Savings proposals for 2014-16: Planning enforcement
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