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 We have set ourselves the target of keeping up to date with new information and removing items that are no longer current, so we will review items on a fortnightly basis.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

Images from the Village Fete

Advertising on this website

In response to requests from local businesses the Council has agreed to run some adverts on this site for businesses with local connections. From now until the end of September we will feature two local businesses to show advertisers what they can expect. This opportunity available from October 1st 2014. Copy will need to be in and the booking made by the deadline of one week before the above date. Your local community website has in excess of 3,000 hits a month (google analytics)  and the council see this as an opportunity will be for local companies to promote themselves for a modest sum. Any money raised will go towards funding the council's work. Costs and information can be found by clicking on this link. If you are interested in advertising please send an email to the parish clerk in the first instance and we will be in contact.

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Notice of works at Ufton Lane


Please find attached the project notification and a copy of the letter that will be going out shortly to nearby residents for the remedial verge repair works on Ufton Lane, Ufton Nervet.
The works have been programmed at short notice and need to be completed before the long term closure of Padworth Lane that begins the following week. The works are scheduled to start on Monday 15 September 2014 and are programmed to be completed on Friday 18 September 2014.

The road will be closed to through traffic between the hours of 8:00am to 5:00pm with a signed diversion in place.

If you need any further information regarding this project then please do not heistate to contact Simon Jane on 01635 503233.

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Road Closures etc

"There will be carriageway resurfacing on Reading Road (Hawksworth Road roundabout to Goring Lane roundabout), Burghfield Common.
The works are scheduled to start on Wednesday 3 September 2014 and are programmed to be completed by 4:00 pm on Friday 19 September 2014 subject to the weather being dry.

The road will be closed to through traffic between the hours of 9:30 am to 4:00 pm Monday to Friday with a signed diversion in place.

There will also be some evening work on Thursday 11 and Friday 12 September in the Hollybush Lane junction area.

If you need any further information on this project then please do not hesitate to contact Andrew England on 01635 519096."

Padworth Lane Bridge Closure

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Superfast Broadband Rollout

The event at Burghfield Common was held yesterday afternoon to mark the milestone of the first Superfast Berkshire cabinets and the fibre broadband upgrade for Burghfield and the surrounding area. A joint press release has been issued by West Berkshire Council, Superfast Berkshire and BT to their respective audiences.

The attached  version (with photos) that has been posted on the project website for information.

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Queen Mother's Clothing Guild

I would like to give my usual very warm and appreciative thank you to those of you who so kindly – and generously – donate to the Clothing Guild. This year’s Packing Week is at the end of the first week in October and I will be packing contributions no later than Sunday, October 5th. As always, I will be extremely grateful for whatever you are able to give me. Please telephone me so that we can arrange a mutually convenient time for collection.
If anyone else is interested in contributing to the Guild, I would be delighted. We only collect new items of clothing or household linen – for all ages, both male and female – and these are then distributed amongst some 70 other charities in the British Isles, such as Age Concern, Barnado’s, hospices etc. etc.. Items can be hand-made or bought – and we are grateful for even one pair of socks!
If anyone would like to know more about the charity or is interested in helping in any way, do let me know.
Thank you very much.
Gillie Jackson
(0118) 930 2352
www.qmcg.org.uk

WW1 - 1914 Centenary

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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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.

DPD Consultation notice from WBC

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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.