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 We have set ourselves the target of keeping up to date with new information and removing items that are no longer current, so we will review items on a fortnightly basis.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.
Happy Browsing,

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

Winners of the AWE technical challenge: pupils from St Gabriel’s School in Newbury joined by AWE apprentice, Pete Brimble (far left) and AWE engineer, Jake Dockerill (far right)

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

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Vacancy for Parish Clerk

National Rural Crime Survey

Click the image to go to the survey - thank you

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

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AWE Press Release for the Primary School Science Challenge

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Bar-b-q with Scouts Doing the Cooking!

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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

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Are You Breaking the Law?

Are You Breaking the Law.pdf
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TVERC - Training programme and booking form

TVERC Training Programme_2015.pdf
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TVERC Training Programme_Booking Form.do[...]
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Insulation Funding - please see attached poster below

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Village Agent Project Team

M4 Junctions 13 to 14: Bridge Maintenance Work

M4 Chieveley Structure Maintenance Lette[...]
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St Mary's new church website

Historic Paths

Historic paths.doc
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Community Trigger

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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

Citizens Advice Bureau - New Free Evening Advice Service
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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: