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.

Public Agenda UNPC Meeting 23/1/20

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Unnamed Road, Sulhamstead CLOSED Thurs 23rd Jan 2020  

The Unnamed Road from the A4 to Sulhamstead Hill in Sulhamstead will be closed between the A4 and Bottom Lane between 8am and 5pm on Thurs 23rd Jan 2020 for works to remove a dangerous tree. Diversion via Kingston Lane, Whites Hill, Hollybush Lane, Reading Road, Padworth Road, Rectory Road, Padworth Lane, A4 and vice versa. Access will be maintained for emergency services but a short delay should be expected while the road is made safe to pass.


Enquiries to Tree World Services Ltd on 0118 930 6700

 

One.network is currently unavailable so a plan of the closure is below

Roadworks and traffic interruptions alert

M4 Through J12 E, West Berkshire, West Berkshire

27 January - 28 January

Delays likely - Diversion route

Name: Diversion for M4 traffic

Location: M4 Through Junction 12 From Junction 13

Description: Streetworks / License - Streetworks

Responsibility for event: West Berkshire

Current status: Planned

 

 

Bottom Lane, Sulhamstead, West Berkshire

21 January - 21 January

Delays possible - Road closure

Name: Bottom Lane

Location: Bottom Lane

Description: Streetworks / License - Streetworks

Responsibility for event: West Berkshire

Current status: Planned

 

 

Hatch Lane, Woolhampton, West Berkshire

27 January - 27 January

Delays possible - Diversion route

Name: Diversion

Location: Hatch Lane

Description: Streetworks / License - Streetworks

Responsibility for event: West Berkshire

Current status: Planned

 

 

Pingewood Road South, Burghfield, West Berkshire

28 January - 28 January

Delays possible - Diversion route

Name: Diversion

Location: Pingewood Road South

Description: Streetworks / License - Streetworks

Responsibility for event: West Berkshire

Current status: Planned

 

 

Pingewood Road South, Burghfield, West Berkshire

28 January - 28 January

Delays possible - Road closure

Name: Pingewood Road South

Location: Pingewood Road South

Description: Streetworks / License - Streetworks

Responsibility for event: West Berkshire

Current status: Planned

 

 

Unnamed Road From A4 To Sulhamstead Hill, Sulhamstead, West Berkshire

21 January - 21 January

Delays possible - Diversion route

Name: Diversion

Location: Sulhamstead Hill

Description: Streetworks / License - Streetworks

Responsibility for event: West Berkshire

Current status: Planned

 

Bottom Lane, Sulhamstead, West Berkshire

21 January — 21 January

Delays likely - Road closure

Works location: From Tudor Cottage to Malthouse Cottages (Would not let me plot all the way along to Malthouse Cottages).

Works description: Perm Carrigeway Repairs

Responsibility for works: West Berkshire

Current status: Planned work about to start

Works reference: JV00500011456

 

 

Hermits Hill, Burghfield Common, West Berkshire

27 January — 27 January

Delays likely - Traffic control (multi-way signals)

Works location: Junction of Mans Hill

Works description: Perm Carriageway Repairs

Responsibility for works: West Berkshire

Current status: Planned work about to start

Works reference: JV00500011436

 

 

Pingewood Road South, Burghfield, West Berkshire

28 January — 28 January

Delays likely - Road closure

Works location: From Kybes Lane Junction to the Junction of Amners Farm Road.

Works description: Perm Carriageway Repairs

Responsibility for works: West Berkshire

Current status: Advanced planning

Works reference: JV00500011462

 

 

Reading Road, Burghfield Common, West Berkshire

27 January — 29 January

Delays likely - Traffic control (multi-way signals)

Works location: READING ROAD JCN HOLLYBUSH LANE BURGHFIELD COMMON BERKSHIRE RG7 1LU

Works description: Safe Access to Underground BT footway and carriageway boxes for fibre cabling and jointing works in existing duct. Required for new customer connection.

Responsibility for works: Openreach

Current status: Planned work about to start

Works reference: BC005CC789W000WAMR1E6S1K

 

 

Brunel Road, Theale, West Berkshire

22 January — 04 February

Delays possible - Traffic control (two-way signals)

Works location: On Brunel Road.

Works description: In footpath on Brunel Road. Lay and connect new site main to existingparent main. in Footway.

Responsibility for works: THAMES WATER

Current status: Planned work about to start

Works reference: MU306000809528030040-001

 

 

Goring Lane, Grazeley, West Berkshire

27 January — 29 January

Delays possible - Traffic control (two-way signals)

Works location: RAPLEYS, GORING LANE, GRAZELEY GREEN, READING, RG7 1LS

Works description: Fire Hydrant Standard Repair Unmade in Verge.

Responsibility for works: THAMES WATER

Current status: Planned work about to start

Works reference: MU305000031382716-001

 

 

Goring Lane, Mortimer, West Berkshire

29 January — 31 January

Delays possible - Traffic control (multi-way signals)

Works location: GORING LANE JCN HOLLYBUSH LANE MORTIMER BERKSHIRE RG7 1LU

Works description: Safe Access to Underground BT footway and carriageway boxes for fibre cabling and jointing works in existing duct. Required for new customer connection.

Responsibility for works: Openreach

Current status: Planned work about to start

Works reference: BC005CC789W000WAMR1E6S5K

 

 

Hollybush Lane, Burghfield Common, West Berkshire

27 January — 29 January

Delays possible - Traffic control (multi-way signals)

Works location: HOLLYBUSH LANE JCN READING ROAD TO JCN SUN GARDENS BURGHFIELD COMMON BERKSHIRE RG7 1LU

Works description: Safe Access to Underground BT footway and carriageway boxes for fibre cabling and jointing works in existing duct. Required for new customer connection.

Responsibility for works: Openreach

Current status: Planned work about to start

Works reference: BC005CC789W000WAMR1E6S2K

 

 

Hollybush Lane, Wokefield, West Berkshire

29 January — 31 January

Delays possible - Traffic control (multi-way signals)

Works location: HOLLYBUSH LANE APPROX 150M NORTH FROM GORING LANE MORTIMER BERKSHIRE RG7 1LU

Works description: Safe Access to Underground BT footway and carriageway boxes for fibre cabling and jointing works in existing duct. Required for new customer connection.

Responsibility for works: Openreach

Current status: Planned work about to start

Works reference: BC005CC789W000WAMR1E6S4K

 

 

Sun Gardens, Burghfield Common, West Berkshire

27 January — 29 January

Delays possible - Traffic control (multi-way signals)

Works location: SUN GARDENS JCN HOLLYBUSH LANE BURGHFIELD COMMON BERKSHIRE RG7 1LU

Works description: Safe Access to Underground BT footway and carriageway boxes for fibre cabling and jointing works in existing duct. Required for new customer connection.

Responsibility for works: Openreach

Current status: Planned work about to start

Works reference: BC005CC789W000WAMR1E6S3K

 

 

A4 Bath Road, Padworth, West Berkshire

21 January — 21 January

Delays unlikely - No carriageway incursion

Works location: Grass cutting of central reservation both east and westbound A4.

Works description: Grass cutting of central reservation both east and westbound A4.

Responsibility for works: West Berkshire

Current status: Planned work about to start

Works reference: JV004A4GRASSCUT21/0120

 

 

Omers Rise, Burghfield Common, West Berkshire

22 January — 24 January

Delays unlikely - Some carriageway incursion

Works location: O/S 4 , OMERS RISE

Works description: Install 3m of 1 way poly duct in Verge,Provide 2 core drill(s) into jointbox or building

Responsibility for works: Openreach

Current status: Planned work about to start

Works reference: BC006TI001LC500291059600

 

 

School Lane, Burghfield Common, West Berkshire

22 January — 24 January

Delays unlikely - Some carriageway incursion

Works location: STANTON COTTAGE

Works description: Reinstate multiple surfaces in Carriageway. Our intention is to completethe Permanent Reinstatement in the same phase

Responsibility for works: THAMES WATER

Current status: Planned work about to start

Works reference: MU305000031399743-001

COMMUNITY INFRASTRUCURE LEVY (CIL)

SULHAMSTEAD PARISH COUNCIL

 

What is CIL?

CIL is a general levy on all new development, designed to raise funds for infrastructure needed generally as a result of an increase in development in the area. The developer pays CIL to the District Council and a percentage is given to the Parish Council. CIL can then be used to provide or improve infra- structure and to then operate or maintain that infrastructure within a community.

Severe Cold Winter Weather - Level 2 - Alert and Readiness

The Met Office, in conjunction with Public Health England, is issuing the following cold weather message:

“Severe cold weather can be dangerous, especially for the very young or very old or those with chronic disease. Advice on how to reduce the risk either for yourself or somebody you know can be obtained from the winter health pages at NHS Choices (www.nhs.uk) or from your local chemist. If you are worried about your health or that of somebody you know, ring NHS 111.”

 

Please ensure that cold weather plans are in place and staff are aware of the actions they will take should the alert level move to level 3.

 

You may find the following information useful for staff/stakeholders/clients/informal Carers/Voluntary groups, etc:

 

The Cold Weather Plan for England – easy read version

is a useful resource to share with your staff, clients and community members

 

Gov.UK - Keep Warm Keep Well leaflets

 

Winter Wrapped Up - a guide to keeping warm and well this winter

 

Cold Weather Plan for England  this is updated annually

 

We are still in seasonal Flu season so please help us to highlight the importance of flu vaccination to help people stay well during the winter period.

This leaflet outlines who should have the flu jab

 

Please ensure that the information above is cascaded to staff to take appropriate action.

 

If you have any questions, concerns or feedback regarding this alert, please contact either publichealthandwellbeing@westberks.gov.uk or emergency.planning@westberks.gov.uk

Cold Weather Messages.pdf
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Cold Winter Weather Plan - summary.doc
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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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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

 

Immobilise

 

  • 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

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Current Whats On

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