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.

Happy Browsing.

 Notice of Public Rights

UNPC Notice of Public Rights.pdf
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Various Closures w/c Mon 24th June 2019

The following roads will be closed week commencing Monday 24th June for maintenance works

Beenham Hatch Lane/Bourne Lane (AKA Back Lane), Beenham  

Closed 08:00hrs – 17:00hrs on Monday 24th June 2019. Closure in place between The Avenue and Clay Lane.

A plan of the closure can be found at https://roadworks.org/?tm=113954592

Unnamed Road Known as Mortimer Lane, Mortimer

Closed 07:00 – 17:00hrs between Monday 24th and Friday 28th June 2019. Closed between Beech Hill Road and County Boundary.

A plan of the closure can be found at https://roadworks.org/?tm=113954631

Gordon Road, Thatcham

Closed 08:00hrs – 17:00hrs on Tuesday 25th June 2019. Closed between Bowling Green Road and Henwick Lane.

A plan of the closure can be found at https://roadworks.org/?tm=113954659

Aldworth Road, Ashampstead

Closed 08:00hrs – 17:00hrs on Wednesday 26th June 2019. Closed between Noakes Hill and Palmers Hill.

A plan of the closure can be found at https://roadworks.org/?tm=113954685

Island Farm Road, Ufton Nervet

Closed 08:00hrs – 17:00hrs on Wed 26th and Thurs 27th June 2019. Closed between Sulhamstead Road and Green Lane.

A plan of the closure can be found at https://roadworks.org/?tm=113954703

Long Lane, Brightwalton

Closed 08:00hrs – 17:00hrs on Friday 28th June 2019. Closed between B4494 and Manor Farm.

A plan of the closure can be found at https://roadworks.org/?tm=113954720

Newbury Road, East Garston

Closed 08:00hrs – 17:00hrs on Sunday 30th June 2019. Closed between the A338 Hungerford Hill and Straight Lane.

A plan of the closure can be found at https://roadworks.org/?tm=113954789

Access will be maintained for residents at all closures. Enquiries regarding any of these closures should be directed to the West Berkshire Council Highways Maintenance Team on 01635 519080

Heather Wells

Senior Technician

Traffic and Road Safety West Berkshire Council Market Street Newbury RG14 5LD

01635 503237 | Ext 3237| heather.wells@westberks.gov.uk


Heatwave and Summer Preparedness - Alert Level 1, 2019

The evidence about the risks to health and excess deaths from heatwaves is consistent around the world.  Respiratory and cardiovascular diseases are the main causes of illness and death during a heatwave.  Temperatures in excess of approximately 25ºC are associated with excess summer deaths and the rise in mortality can follow very sharply, within one or two days of the temperature rising.  Therefore, as the window of opportunity for effective action is very short, advanced planning and preparedness is essential to reduce the health impacts of exposure to excessive heat.

We will be entering Level 1 Heatwave and Summer Preparedness from 1st June to the 15th September 2019, in line with the national Heatwave Plan, which is to encourage people to be alert and to prepare in case of a heatwave occurring.  Preparation primarily involves sharing the information in this email and any of the links and attachments that you think would be useful to you and the public with whom you work. 


Heatwave Plan for England

Hydration leaflet and poster

Beat the Heat: staying safe in hot weather (leaflet)

Beat the heat: keep cool at home (checklist)

Beat the heat (poster)

NHS Choices Heatwave: how to cope in hot weather

Advice for health and social care professionals: supporting vulnerable people before and during a heatwave



  • a slide set on the rationale for heatwave planning and response
  • Heatwave Advice and Air Quality
  • Heatwave and Mass Gatherings
  • Key Public Health Messages.

You can also follow us for information if the weather heats up on :-

If a higher level alert is triggered, we will contact you, with as much warning as possible, to raise awareness for preventive actions to be taken by those in contact with people who are most at risk.  The preventive actions we all take can help reduce the impact on our social care and health services.

If you are worried about what to do either for yourself or someone else who may be at risk, you can get advice from NHS Choices atwww.nhs.uk/summerhealth or alternatively ring NHS 111.

Please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us in Public Health and Wellbeing if you have any queries.

Maria White

Public Health and Wellbeing Support Officer

Public Health and Wellbeing   West Berkshire Council   West Street House   Newbury   RG14 1BZ

01635 503437 | ext 3437 | mob. 07825 734490

maria.white@westberks.gov.uk | www.westberks.gov.uk 

Public Health and Wellbeing information:

https://twitter.com/WestBerksPH | Facebook: www.facebook.com/wbcpublichealth

West Berkshire Wellbeing courses and workshops:


West Berks Directory

The West Berkshire Directory is a free, online one-stop shop providing information, advice and support on a wide range of services.  Some of you may have been familiar with our old directories known as the Social Care Information Point (SCiP) and Family Information Service (FIS).  We have updated (and renamed) the directory to include Family and Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND) information in one place. Please click on the image above to go directly to the directory.

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Sun-E events

More village dates for your diary


Sunday June 9 – whole village picnic at the cricket ground.



Either bring your own, or buy from the on-site barbecue

Watch the cricket match or just sit and chat with your neighbours


Friday/Saturday 5/6 July Produce show at the village hall

Lots of classes to enter or come and see


Friday 8 November – barn dance at the tithe barn at Ufton Court

Supper and dancing



For more details please call Franny Hornblow 0788 182 1513 or franny@prmotors.biz

Thames Water Priority Services

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Longer opening hours for Padworth Recycling Centre

West Berkshire residents will soon have more time to recycle and dispose of their rubbish at Padworth Recycling Centre.

The Recycling Centre will be open every day from 8am to 6pm as part of a pilot scheme beginning next month. The additional hours will give residents more flexibility to access waste services at the site, including taking their general rubbish and bulky waste.

The pilot scheme will run from 1 April 2019 until 30 September 2019.

Councillor Hilary Cole, Executive Member for Waste Services said:

"Last year Padworth Recycling Centre began accepting general waste and now the site will be opening earlier too. With longer opening hours and the site able to handle more rubbish it's now even easier to dispose of excess rubbish and recycling.

"These improvements are part of our commitment to residents in the east of the district to improve our facility at Padworth. Comparatively the site is not used as fully as Newtown Road and we hope that the new opening hours will increase use of the site. This pilot will help assess demand for the site and we will be reviewing use throughout the summer before deciding whether to make the change permanently."

Residents are reminded to display their permit in the windscreen of the car to help minimise queuing. A list of materials accepted and a user guide for the site can be found at www.westberks.gov.uk/recyclingcentres

Smart Water and Immobilise

Smart Water


  • Property marking liquid
  • Each bottle has a unique code that can be traced back to the owner
  • No need to register every item individually
  • Lasts for a minimum of 5 years including property outdoors
  • Only a small amount required and very difficult to remove
  • Only visible under UV light
  • Can be used on anything including jewellery and machinery


See more at: https://smartwater.com




  • UK national property register
  • Free registration
  • When an item registered on Immobilise has its status set to @lost@ or @stolen@ the details of the item are viewable by all UK policy forces via their own computer systems on the National Mobile Property Register
  • Second-hand traders and members of the public will be alerted not to buy or sell lost/stolen items via CheckMEND, the national second hand stolen property database.


See more at: https://www.immobilise.com

Police Support Volunteers

Police Support Volunteers are key members of our policing family and provide support and assistance to officers and staff across the force. Individuals in the community are encouraged to become volunteers and use their skills, experience and knowledge to support us in our work.

As part of all of the initial training programmes, we utilise volunteers to act out pre-planned scenarios.

The PCSO (Police Community Support Officer) and IPLDP (Initial Police Development Programme) courses are largely classroom based, and the training scenarios give the students the opportunity to practically apply their theoretical knowledge.

The scenarios are generally all run from the force training centre at Sulhamstead, however there are other opportunities to take part in some large force run training operations. Please note:- all of the training at Sulhamstead is undertaken outside, in all weathers.

Our volunteers come from a variety of backgrounds and cultures and are aged 16 and above. 16 to 18 year olds will need the permission of a parent or guardian. We will pay your out-of-pocket expenses and there are no minimum amount of hours you have to complete.

For More information and to apply. https://www.thamesvalley.police.uk/join-us/volunteers/

Activity for Older People at Theale Library

Quiz and reminiscence.pdf
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Recruiting Bank Garden Centre Assistants

Englefield Garden Centre Advert 2.docx
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Hoards of Treasure

It’s a rare chance to see an extraordinary range of treasure - from prehistory to the 17th century -  from 13 parishes in West Berkshire, exhibited together for the first time.

The exhibition presents hoards discovered in Aldworth, Ashampstead, Chaddleworth, Compton Down, Crow Down, Curridge, Hamstead Marshall, Lambourn, Snelsmore, Streatley, Yattendon, Sulhampstead and Basildon which are now in the museum collections.  

Current Whats On

Summary leaflet - Police and Crime Plan 2017 - 2021

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Berkshire Badger Poster

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Parish Transport Posters and CT Leaflets

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Sue Ryder News

Please click on the graphic above to take you to the Sue Ryder News page - thank you.

Household Waste and Recycling

Click here for latest info on the permit scheme for Padworth and Greenham sites.

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.

View of a lake adjoining Sulhamstead 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