Welcome to Sulhamstead & Ufton Nervet Community Website!
WELCOME to our website, completely re-designed in 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 We have set ourselves the target of keeping up to date with new information and removing items that are no longer current, so we will review items on a fortnightly basis.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.
Resident Wins Tablet Computer
A Tadley resident was delighted to receive a tablet computer courtesy of AWE.
Tim Oliver, a systems analyst, won the tablet after entering a prize draw at Tadley
Treacle Fair, May 31, where AWE had an information exhibition.
The AWE exhibition at the Tadley Treacle fair was an opportunity for the
organisation to meet local residents, demonstrate our cutting-edge science and
technology programmes and explain the exciting initiatives taking place with local
schools and colleges. Approximately 350 local residents attending the AWE stand.
AWE event organiser, Michele Maidment said: “AWE is committed to being a good
neighbour and working with the local community. The staff who attended this event
really enjoyed meeting local residents and telling them about the great work we do at
Tim who picked up his tablet prize this week, said: “I was pleasantly surprised by
what I learned about AWE at the fair. I read about what AWE does with the local
community in the magazine I get at home, Connect, but it was nice to learn even
more at the fair. I like to hear about the community, schools and environmental work
that AWE carries out. I think it’s really great that AWE attended the Tadley event;
because this helps residents like me, know more about what AWE does.”
Following on from the success of the AWE Tadley Treacle Fair exhibition, AWE is
hosting a community showcase event at the Burghfield Recreational Society, James
Lane, Burghfield on June 27. This special one day event, organised by AWE, will
provide the opportunity for local residents to learn more about its unique work.
Residents will be able to speak to AWE experts about its cutting edge science and
technology programme and its exciting initiatives with local schools and colleges.
The event will also include hands-on experiments and interactive exhibits. To learn
more about the AWE summer showcase, go to www.awe.co.uk
AWE Engineers Inspire Pupils With Leading Technologies
AWE engineers wowed 300 pupils from 22 schools across Hampshire and West
Berkshire at an annual event to motivate children into Science, Technology
Engineering and Mathematics (STEM).
AWE engineers used interactive demonstrations and cutting-edge technologies on
June 11 in Basingstoke to inspire young people to become future scientists and
AWE works actively with local schools and colleges to foster and inspire innovation
in STEM for current and future generations.
AWE Chief Scientist, Andrew Randewich, said: “TeenTech is a fantastic event and I
am delighted to be playing my part in promoting AWE’s commitment to the national
STEM agenda and inspiring future generations. It’s hugely satisfying to know that
events like these are truly informative in the choices students have to make – which
will hopefully lead to them having successful careers in science and engineering.”
The Basingstoke Consortium, an educational charity, coordinated the event on
behalf of TeenTech. Founded my Maggie Philbin, former presenter of the BBC’s
Tomorrow’s World programme, TeenTech is an award-winning industry-led initiative
that runs lively one-day events, with a year-round supporting awards scheme.
TeenTech helps young teenagers see the wide range of career possibilities in
science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).
AWE exhibited demonstrations on our engineering technologies including a long-
range 3D scanner and an additive manufacturing machine that was printing 3D
models of miniature teddy bears. As part of the exhibition, there was also a ‘technical challenge’ which involved students attempting to solve a Lego puzzle, testing their thought process, skills of concentration as well as their dexterity.
St Gabriel’s School, in Newbury, was awarded a tour of the Orion laser facility, by
AWE Head of Engineering, Kerry Barker, as the prize for coming first in the technical
Ufton Court Fishponds
Vacancy for Parish Clerk
National Rural Crime Survey
In response to concerns from people living and working in rural areas, the National Rural Crime Network is launching the biggest ever survey of rural policing and crime.
In the face of shrinking budgets, it is important for the National Rural Crime Network to better understand your experiences of policing and crime in your area. Have you suffered financial loss, been concerned or worried about safety or feel the focus is generally on urban areas? You can complete this survey anonymously.
The aim is for the National Rural Crime Network to use the results of the survey to improve awareness of crime in rural areas and encourage crime prevention, inform government policy and help ensure funding is not disproportionately lost from rural areas. The results from the survey will inform the police and their partners in their work, helping to ensure the right services and resources are available to rural communities.
They can only do this with your help.
For the 10-15 minutes it will take, your response will make a difference to policing, crime and community safety in rural areas. I appreciate that you may not live in a rural area so apologies if you feel that this survey doesn't apply to you - but you may still have views about rural crime if for instance you work in a rural area, have family and friends who live there etc. and we would like you to get the chance to have your say.
Click on the image at the top of this article to go to the survey - thank you.
AWE Press Release for the 2015 Female Engineering Challenge
AWE Press Release for the Primary School Science Challenge
Bar-b-q with Scouts Doing the Cooking!
Your Church Needs You!
Wine Glorious Wine - SUN Church Fete
Thames Valley Police launched its Community Policing Awards 2015 today.
The awards give residents the opportunity to nominate a police officer, member of staff or volunteer who has gone above and beyond to help their community.
Below is a hard copy of the nomination form. You are more than welcome to use this, but – if it is possible – we would prefer it if you used the online version. The online nomination form can be found at: https://www.thamesvalleyalert.co.uk/E21C7C3E-7EBD-495C-8E7E-248965C458EE/QuickRegister
Are You Breaking the Law?
TVERC - Training programme and booking form
Insulation Funding - please see attached poster below
Village Agent Project Team
M4 Junctions 13 to 14: Bridge Maintenance Work
St Mary's new church website
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
Citizens Advice Bureau Free Evening Service
CAB poster for Evening advice.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [213.8 KB]
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 email@example.com
Savings proposals for 2014-16: Planning enforcement
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