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 We have set ourselves the target of keeping up to date with new information and removing items that are no longer current, so we will review items on a fortnightly basis.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

European Speed Awareness week

Neighbourhood Police and Road Safety Officers from West Berkshire Council will be in the Mortimer/Burghfield Common area during Thursday 16th April for an engagement day and as part of a European Speed Awareness week
If you see officers in the area and have any concerns or queries with regards to crime, crime prevention or road safety they will be happy to answer any questions so please feel free to approach them.

Your Church Needs You!

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Spring Burglary Campaign

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Burghfield May Fayre

Set over the week-end of 8th, 9th and 10th May, there is on the Friday (8th) a "Burghfield Has Talent" night. Various local artists will be performing in the marquee, along with "Music to Dance to" by courtesy of Hospital Radio Reading.  There will be a bar to refresh the various parts and within the ticket cost of £18 a head there is a buffet meal supplied by Burghfield Spices.  BRA would welcome further acts and If there is anyone who would like to perform please contact Alec Mudge on alecmudge@gmail.com. He is also the contact for any of you wishing to buy tickets.
On the Saturday there is the famous long-standing Barn Dance where partners are taken to step to the sounds of Pitchfork.  Patrons are invited to bring their own drink to this event but a fish and chip supper is included in the ticket price also of £18 per head.  These tickets are available from Jeff Kent on jeff_kent51@hotmail.com.  
There is a special discounted cost of £30 per head for a joint ticket for both events.
On the Sunday the actual May Fayre has the main marquee and over 50 stalls offering all manner of items ranging from cakes and jams to pickles and cheeses to plants and garden items to cards and accessories.  There will also be ferret racing, tug-of-war competition, coconut shy, lucky dip and fairground rides for the kids.  In the main arena there will be a variety of events throughout the day, Circus Acts, Dog Show, Air Cadets Brass Band, Egg Throwing contest to name but a few.  The Beer Tent will be selling local ales, ciders and lagers and the Wine Bar selling wine and jugs of Pimms. This will all be complimented with a Hog Roast or an alternative selection of food (including vegetarian options) from Burghfield Spices.  All can be rounded off with a ice cream.
The programme, which can be purchased on the day or in advance from selected outlets, will list all the stall holders and the timetable of events happening throughout the day.
The Burghfield Residents Association is a small group of hard working individuals and this is the main annual event organised by them.  All profits that are made over this weekend and from other minor events are donated to local groups and charities.

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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Feel Good Fortnight 2015

Please find below some information on Feel Good Fortnight 2015. This two week event is promoting all things health and wellbeing in West Berkshire.

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FGF 2015 Leaflet v5.pdf
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FGF 2015.pdf
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FGF Chef Challenge 2015.pdf
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FGF Lamb workshop 15.pdf
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Council Elections

DISTRICT COUNCIL ELECTIONS 0001.pdf
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Notice Of Election Parish 4 Column A3.do[...]
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AWE helps local school make science simple

PR11.15 Spurcroft Primary School.pdf
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Proposed Highway Improvements at A4 Bath Road, Padworth TM39

180315 to residents of A4 Bath Road Padw[...]
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TM213005 Consultation plan.pdf
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Are You Breaking the Law?

Are You Breaking the Law.pdf
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West Berks Therapy Centre

Is now open 28 hours each week, with an evening service planned to start in April,

thanks to support from NHS Berkshire West.

We will be holding two Saturday open days: 

14th March 12.00 - 16.00 hrs

18th April  12.00 - 16.00 hrs

When you, your colleagues, patients, family and friends are welcome to drop in and see our unique facilities.

(Please contact us to make other arrangements if these times are not suitable for you.)

Our power-assisted exercise service is helping people with physical and sensory impairments to: keep more mobile and safe, be more confident with tasks of daily living, manage weight better, and improve general outlook, health and well-being.

7, Clerewater Place, Lower Way, Thatcham RG19 3RF
Tel: 01635 864561 www.westberkshiretherapycentre.org.uk

Your community Therapy Centre 

Funded by voluntary contributions and grants

Berkshire Health and Well-being Social Enterprises
Registered Company Limited by Guarantee No 6988472

Easter Rubbish and Recycle dates

Normal Collection Day

 

Revised Collection Day

Monday 30 March

 

No change

Tuesday 31 March

 

No change

Wednesday 1 April

 

No change

Thursday 2 April

 

No change

Friday 3 April

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Sat 4 April

 

 

 

Monday 6 April

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Tuesday 7 April

Tuesday 7 April

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Wednesday 8 April

Wednesday 8 April

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Thursday 9 April

Thursday 9 April

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Friday 10 April

Friday 10 April

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Saturday 11 April

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

Make the Batter Matter for the Spinal Injuries Association

As a charity we have limited resources and rely heavily on the goodwill of the public and individuals like you to help us out.

The money raised from this event will help the Spinal Injuries Association offer support to individuals who become paralysed as well as their families, from the moment a spinal injury occurs, and for the rest of their lives. We do this by providing services and publications which enable and encourage paralysed people to lead independent lives.

Every year in the UK over 1,000 people experience a spinal cord injury and there are an estimated 40,000 spinal cord injured people in the UK alone.

6103_SIA_FishnChip_A4_Poster_v2.pdf
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Parish Magazine Release.doc
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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

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Community Trigger

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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 Free Evening Service

Citizens Advice Bureau - New Free Evening Advice Service
CAB poster for Evening advice.pdf
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Events

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: 

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