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 We have set ourselves the target of keeping up to date with new information and removing items that are no longer current, so we will review items on a fortnightly basis.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

The Bells, The Bells

After a period of 15 years of silence, the bells of The Spire (aka St Peter’s Ufton Nervet), have been cleaned, serviced and made ready for ringing The work has been carried out by ringers from the Oxford Diocesan Guild, and appropriately, they will be giving these bells a fresh lease of life on

Ist of January at Mid Day

If you are able to hear the bells, give thanks for the New Year, and for the generosity of time and expertise which enables you to hear this traditional, and centuries old sound again.

Rogue Trading

We have received a report from Trading Standards that there has been a case of males trying to sell mattresses from the back of a van. The incident occurred in Newbury on the 11th December.
The incident involved two males in a white Bedford van with green writing on he side. The males stated that they had come from up North and they had mattresses in the back of the van that they needed to get rid of as business was closing down. They claimed that they didn't want any money for the mattresses but when delivered, refused to leave until money of around £300 had been paid.  There is also fire safety issues with these mattresses that may not be of the required quality.
If you are approached by anyone selling mattresses in this manner please contact Trading Standards on 01635 519930 or contact the 24-hour Police Enquiry Centre on 101.

Rubbish and Recycling collection dates

Monday 22 December - No change

Tuesday 23 December - No change

Wednesday 24 December - No change

Thursday 25 December - will be collected on Saturday 27 December

Friday 26 December - will be collected on Monday 29 December

Monday 29 December - will be collected on - Tuesday 30 December

Tuesday 30 December - will be collected on - Wednesday 31 December

Wednesday 31 December - will be collected on - Friday 2 January

Thursday 1 January - will be collected on - Saturday 3 January

Friday 2 January - will be collected on - Monday 5 January

Monday 5 January - will be collected on - Tuesday 6 January

Tuesday 6 January - will be collected on - Wednesday 7 January

Wednesday 7 January - will be collected on - Thursday 8 January

Thursday 8 January - will be collected on - Friday 9 January

Friday 9 January - will be collected on - Saturday 10 January

***Christmas Trees***
Real Christmas trees can be recycled from the kerbside. Please leave your tree by your green bin for collection - please remove all decorations and lights. Trees should be no taller than 6ft (although taller trees may be cut up and left by the bin) and with a trunk diameter of less than 4in.

Royal Berkshire Fire and Rescue Service

As you may be aware, the Fire Brigades Union (FBU) has announced that further strike action will take place:

For 24 hours from 9am on Tuesday 9 December until 9am on Wednesday 10 December Royal Berkshire Fire and Rescue Service (RBFRS) would like to ask for your continued support helping us to spread our safety messages.

During the period of strike action you may be travelling to or from work or school, please take extra care when driving, as the roads may be icy. You may also be busy preparing food for the family or for festive celebrations at this time, so please ensure decorations, cards and wrapping paper are kept well away from candles, fires, lights and heaters.  Check fairy lights carry the correct British or European safety mark and always unplug them before you go to bed or leave the house. Also as the weather gets colder, it is particularly important to be careful when heating your home with electric heaters or open fires, and when using electric blankets. 

Whatever you are doing during this extended period we would like to remind you to Take Extra Care.

Although RBFRS has contingency plans in place, during any period of industrial action we will have significantly fewer resources. We will therefore be prioritising ‘life critical’ incidents, such as house fires and road traffic collisions where people are trapped.

RBFRS will still be responding to 999 calls but we are asking members of the public to take extra care to reduce the risk of fire and road traffic collisions. 

We would be grateful if you could distribute the attached documents among your colleagues, clients and other community contacts and mention that advice can be found on our website www.rbfrs.co.uk.

Take Extra Care 9-10 December 2014.pdf
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Safe Journey Top Tips.pdf
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Burns' Supper and Ceilidh Dancing - Sulhamstead Village Hall

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St Peter's Ufton Charitable Trust Update

St Peter's update - 14 Nov'14.docx
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St Mary's new church website

Crime Prevention Message

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Top tips for a crime free Christmas 2014[...]
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Historic Paths

Historic paths.doc
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Community Trigger

Community Trigger Article for Parish's a[...]
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Padworth Lane Bridge Closure

Padworth Lane Bridge letter drop 20 Augu[...]
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FAQs Padworth Lane Closure.pdf
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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 - New Free Evening Advice Service
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.


Latest council meeting notes available on the site now.


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: