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.
Notification of a Consultation on the Review of Polling Districts and Places 2018
We’ve launched a consultation on our polling districts and places. Please find attached a poster.
Following the Local Government Boundary Commission for England’s review, our ward boundaries will change as of May 2019. We also have a duty to review our polling arrangements every five years.
We’d like your views on the proposed changes, so that we can make sure that voting is accessible and convenient.
If you’d like to take part please visit www.westberks.gov.uk/
Our consultation runs until midnight 11 February 2019.
All feedback will be considered and a decision made by Full Council on 5 March 2019. Following this, the results will be published on our Consultation Portal
Public Agenda SPC
Public Agenda for UNPC
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/
Good causes to benefit from new West Berkshire Lottery
A new West Berkshire Lottery will be launched next year to benefit good causes across the district.
Tickets for the new lottery will cost £1 with 60p going to charities, voluntary organisations and good causes across West Berkshire.
The draw will be weekly with a jackpot of £25,000 for a matching sequence of six numbers, other prizes being £2,000, £250, £25 or three free tickets.
There are two parts to the West Berkshire Lottery scheme. West Berkshire good causes will be able to set up their own lottery page, and will receive 50p in every pound spent by players using this method. A further 10p in every pound will go into a general West Berkshire good causes fund, with the remainder being put towards prizes and operating costs.
Players who do not wish to support a specific cause can still take part in the West Berkshire Lottery, with 60p of their ticket price going into the general good causes fund, which will be distributed by West Berkshire Council.
The West Berkshire Lottery will begin in spring 2019 but good causes will be able to sign up later this year.
Good causes are invited to two special information events to find out more about the lottery, how it works and how they will benefit from being involved. These events will begin at 2pm and 6pm on
Wednesday 28thNovember, 2018 at West Berkshire Council, Market Street, Newbury, RG14 5LD. Spaces are limited and should be booked online in advance:
West Berkshire Lottery - Good Cause Launch (2pm)
West Berkshire Lottery - Good Cause Launch (6pm)
Speaking about the new West Berkshire Lottery, Councillor Anthony Chadley, Executive Member for Finance, Property and Transformation, said: “The new West Berkshire Lottery is part of our ongoing support for the local voluntary and community sector. It will provide new fundraising opportunities which will help them to continue the great work being done across the district.
“In West Berkshire we have countless wonderful residents who give their time, energy and expertise to make a difference to the lives of others. Many projects are reliant on fundraising to do this good work and the lottery is a fun way for residents to support them. I hope residents will really get behind this lottery and buy their tickets when they go on sale next spring!”
More information about the West Berkshire Lottery will be published later in the year with tickets expected to go on sale in February. Follow West Berkshire Council on Facebook and Twitter to get the latest on the launch of the new lottery.
Activity for Older People at Theale Library
9 Nov – Barn Dance
15 Nov – Sulhamstead Parish Council Meeting
29 Jan 2019 – Curry and quiz night
Recruiting Bank Garden Centre Assistants
WBCS Upstream - Autumn
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.
SUN-E Press Release
Sulhamstead & Ufton Nervet events.
SUN-E is an exciting new charity….established Jan 2018. Read on!
The trust will run varied events over the year within the parishes of Sulhamstead & Ufton Nervet for the benefit of their parishioners. The net proceeds from these events will be accumulated in SUN-E for distribution annually in October to various village groups and charities according to a pre-set framework.
All events are intended to be community events – run by the various groups within the community and for their benefit. Everyone working together, sharing skills and experiences and so forging a closer village spirit. SUN-E will coordinate this effort. Each event will have its’ own organising committee.
The total proceeds from these events, less an amount to be held in reserve, will be distributed. 85% to Sulhamstead church, Ufton Scouts, SUN school and SUN WI in set percentages. The remaining 15% will be allocated to ad hoc projects and/or other community groups on receipt of application.
We welcome all ideas and offers of help! Please feel free to contact either of us with any thoughts.
Franny Hornblow & Cathryn Knight (Founding Trustees)
0788 182 1513 0779 319 6863
Summary leaflet - Police and Crime Plan 2017 - 2021
Berkshire Badger Poster
Parish Transport Posters and CT Leaflets
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.
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 email@example.com