Welcome to Sulhamstead & Ufton Nervet Community Website!

WELCOME to the Sulhamstead and Ufton Nervet (SUN) community website.

You will find lots of interesting information about our 2 villages, including our history. the work of our Parish Councils, community activities, groups, clubs, schools and businesses. 

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 added a community events calendar and hot topics section which will be regularly updated. Everyone is invited to contribute to the website. so please send us anything of interest if you are involved in a local group.

Essentially this is a live site that we hope you will find useful.  If there are things you want to include yourself, or items you would like to see on the site that are not featured at present, please use the contact form.

Happy Browsing.

Thames Valley Police rural crime campaign starts today

Volunteering West Berks Library

Volunteer poster 2016.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [816.0 KB]

UNPC Planning Agenda

Uft planning comm 17.02.07.doc
Microsoft Word document [32.5 KB]

Footpath Closure

Footpath SULH/2/1 will be closed for 3 weeks from Monday 6th February 2017 while maintenance works are carried out to the bridge over the weir (purple dot on map below). All those affected by the closure should divert via Wigmore Lane, A4, Unnamed Road and vice versa (red line on plan).

Newsletter of the West Berkshire Countryside Society

Upstream - Winter 16 Issue 78.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [2.8 MB]

Berkshire Youth - Whats on - February

Whats On February 2017.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [521.5 KB]

West Berkshire Heritage News - February

West Berkshire Heritage News - March

Please click on the graphic to go directly to the West Berkshire Heritage Whats on page - thank you.

Sue Ryder News

Please click on the graphic above to take you to the Sue Ryder News page - thank you.

TVERC Winter Newsletter 2017

Newsletter Winter 2016 final low res.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [1.4 MB]

Ridgeway Winter Newsletter

RW Newsletter Winter 2016FinalV1.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [1.7 MB]

Monthly Report

161214 Parish Council report GHB.docx
Microsoft Word document [26.6 KB]

Burghfield’s Remembrance Parade 2016

Photographs by kind permission of K.M Butler

Press release Burghfield Parade 13 Nov 2[...]
Adobe Acrobat document [96.0 KB]

Volunteers Needed - Libraries 'At Home' Service

Description of Role:

The West Berkshire At Home Service is a free service for West Berkshire residents. We deliver books and other library materials to people who find it hard to get out of their homes without help due to disability, illness, mobility or frailty.   At Home Service customers have access to the same range of materials and services as library users, and the service is delivered every three weeks, by specially trained volunteers.

The role: 

We are looking for individuals or pairs to volunteer for the At Home Service.  As a volunteer you would come to Newbury Library on a Wednesday to select books and other items requested by customers.

Visits would take place at a time suitable for the volunteer and customer on a 3 weekly commitment. 

As part of the role, volunteers are free to socialise and befriend customers if they like, or to simply drop-off the items from the library. It's up to each volunteer how they want to approach the role

Qualities:

Our volunteers need to be aged a minimum of 18. They need to have good "people skills", and be able to empathise with the needs of people who can't get out and about. It's helpful to have a good interest in books, but we'll offer guidance and support to help you.
Volunteers need their own car with business use insurance (you can normally add this to an existing policy without an increase to your premium). We'll pay you a mileage allowance, training will be given.  Two references are required and a *DBS check will be carried out before you can start volunteering.

 

*The Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) helps employers make safer recruitment decisions and prevent unsuitable people from working with vulnerable groups, including children. It replaces the Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) and Independent Safeguarding Authority (ISA).

Vol_athome_16.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [5.3 MB]

Household Waste and Recycling

Click here for latest info on the permit scheme for Padworth and Greenham sites.

West Berkshire Community Broadband

West Berkshire Community Broadband was born out of a desperate need for better connectivity across the communities of Sulhamstead and Ufton Nervet including the School, Greens, Hamlets and isolated homes within the parish. 

 

We are a business run on a not for profit basis by a team of volunteers which means all the money goes into providing a great service.

 

While we know that there is a high speed fibre solution coming to the main areas of the parish in a couple of years, we have no committed dates and it is likely that only the higher population areas will be provided with service.

 

We are starting off with providing a 100Mb/s service shared across the community. This is a dedicated service that will provide a service that is comparable or better for each user than a 100Mb/s residential service provided by BT.

View of a lake adjoining Sulhamstead A view of the lake adjoining Sulhamstead.

Weather Update

Community Updates or Contributions

Do you have something you would like put  on the new community website? Or maybe something you feel is missing from the information provided?

Why not let us know?

Send your comments via our contact page or just send a note to the Parish Clerk at sulhamsteadparishcouncil@gmail.com

Savings proposals for 2014-16: Planning enforcement

For full details of the proposals and relevant downloads and articles please go the following link: 

http://www.westberks.gov.uk/index.aspx?articleid=28547.