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.
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.
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
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).
Household Waste and Recycling
Click here for latest info on the permit scheme for Padworth and Greenham sites.
West Berks Council - District Councillor's Report
Planning Committee Agenda
Newbury Artisan Market
SPC Meeting Agenda
SPC Finance Committee Agenda
Community Champion Awards 2016
West Berkshire Council will be launching the Community Champion Awards 2016 on Monday 12th September 2016. This is an exciting opportunity to nominate an individual or group you feel deserves recognition for their work in the community.
Nominees must live within the district of West Berkshire and should be nominated in one of the following categories:
- Community Group of the Year Award
- The Pat Eastop MBE Junior Citizen of the Year Award (nominees must be 18 or under)
- Lifetime Achievement Award
- Volunteer of the Year Award
Please find attached a poster with further information. The web page link shown on the poster will be live from Monday 12thSeptember 2016 and at this point you will be able to complete the nomination forms.
Community Call to Action - (Local events to help communities continue to thrive)
A special series of events aiming to help people in West Berkshire to help each other are being held across west Berkshire during September.
Building Community Together (BCT) is an initiative to help people in West Berkshire to help each other. It shows local people how to share their skills, talents and abilities in order to make communities stronger and to enable West Berkshire’s residents to continue to thrive.
As a partnership of local agencies, BCT is working with communities to future proof services that are under threat in these increasingly tough economic times.
A special series of events are taking place across West Berkshire during September so that local people can find out more about how BCT works, be part of the action and see how they can benefit their own communities by working collectively and building on available community strengths and assets.
Cllr Marcus Franks, West Berkshire’s Executive Member for Community Planning and Partnerships said, “This is a real call to action and an opportunity to talk to us about the future and how we’d like to work with local communities. The events are a chance for people to see BCT in real situations and hear from real people about how this approach is working for them and their communities. The events cover a host of community interests and I urge everyone to try and get along to one to find out more and become a part of this practical community movement.”
SPC Agenda for Planning Committee Meeting
Ufton Nervet Parish Council Meeting Agenda
TiM Friends Update and Cafe Vacancy
West Berkshire is a wonderful place to live, work and visit. We have lots of events and activities for all of the family at the West Berkshire Museum and Shaw House.
Check out our website at http://www.westberkshireheritage.org where you can find out more about local history and archaeology and all sorts of walks talks and events.
South Central Ambulance
Invitation to attend Aspiring Governor Workshop
South Central Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust is currently looking for governors and is encouraging members of the public to put their names forward as candidates at its autumn 2016 election.
The Trust, which covers the counties of Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Oxfordshire and Hampshire will be holding a workshop for aspirant governors on Wednesday 7 September 2016, from 6pm to 7:30pm at Shaw House, Church Road, Newbury, RG14 2DR.
The event will focus on the vital role played by governors in the life of a foundation trust and on the election process.
If you would like to book a place, please let the Company Secretary know either by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 01869 365000.
If you are not able to attend but are still interested, then please let the Company Secretary know at your earliest convenience.
More information about the election can be found at www.scas.nhs.uk/about-scas/council-of-governors/governors-election/
West Berkshire Heritage What's On
TVERC’s Summer Newsletter 2016
Inside this issue you will find opportunities for funding from TVERC and TOE2. Updates on what TVERC have been up to such as our training programme for this year and how our volunteers are helping us by getting data from ecological reports. We also have articles about the fantastic projects that are happening across the region such as Brightwell cum Sotwell’s community orchard and the BBOWT Local Wildlife Site Pilot Project.
Berkshire Youth August ‘What’s On’ and a List of Activity Centres
Exclusions at Smallmead Recycling Centre Reading
As I am sure you are aware West Berkshire residents will no longer be able to access the Smallmead household waste recycling centre in Reading as of Friday 1st July.As part of the council’s mitigation they have been promoting alternative facilities available to residents in the east of the district in the local newspapers, online and at local libraries and leisure centres.
Please see the leaflets below.
Ufton Nervet AGM Agenda
Newbury Artisan Market - 2016 Dates
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.
TVERC Programme 2016
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
For full details of the proposals and relevant downloads and articles please go the following link: