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Risking It All – Innovative, Educational Theatre

West Berkshire Council, Building Communities Together Partnership and the Local Safeguarding Children’s Board (LSCB) have sponsored an innovative programme of educational theatre. The ‘Risking It All’ drama production is aimed at Year 9/10 audiences and parents and carers of teenagers. It focusses on risk taking behaviour to raise awareness of child sexual exploitation (CSE), e-safety […]

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Newbury town council launches civic awards 2018

Newbury Town Council is launching its annual civic awards to recognise the huge contribution volunteers make to the local community.

The Mayor of Newbury is launching three awards this year:

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New British Sign Language Support Service

West Berkshire Council is offering a new service for profoundly deaf people living in the district whose primary form of communication is British Sign Language.

It will be a basic communication …

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Richard Benyon welcomes latest CQC “Outstanding” rating for the RBH

Richard Benyon was delighted to hear that the Royal Berkshire Hospital has been rated ‘Outstanding’ after its latest Care Quality Commission inspection and the Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust …

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Business Rates Discretionary Rate Relief approved.

At its meeting on 21 December, West Berkshire Council’s Executive approved a revised Business Rates Discretionary Rate Relief Policy, confirming two new forms of relief: Pub Relief and Supporting Sm …

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Council halts plans for new school in Theale

Plans to build a new £8m school in Theale have been abandoned in favour of creating additional school places elsewhere, West Berkshire Council is announcing today (Thursday 4 January).

Over the …

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West Berkshire scoops International Road Safety Award

Safer Roads Berkshire has received the Prince Michael International Road Safety Award for its DriveStart programme.

Cheryl Evans, West Berkshire Council’s Senior Road Safety Officer, collected …

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Homelessness is complicated

It’s not just about losing a roof from over your head. It’s about losing self-esteem, confidence, structure and purpose.

There are many faces of homelessness, from rough sleepers to families …

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Community Champion Awards 2017

The Awards were launched in September 2014. In addition to the pre-existing Junior Citizen Award (now the Pat Eastop Junior CitizenAward), three new awards have been created; The Volunteer of the Year …

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West Berkshire Museum listed in Top-3 places to visit in Newbury!

West Berkshire Museum is delighted to have been listed as one of the Top 3 Places to visit in Newbury!

The museum has gone through many phases of change since it first opened in 1904 with the mo …

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Good news comes in threes for Education Business Partnership!

Education Business Partnership (EBP) are pleased to announce news of three exciting new projects they have been appointed to deliver.

Firstly, EBP were successful in securing funding from the Hi …

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Richard Benyon welcomes £450 million boost to police funding

Richard Benyon, Member of Parliament for Newbury, has welcomed today’s news of a substantial £450 million increase in police funding across England and Wales.

This includes up to an additional …

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House builder calls upon Santa to ensure local children are on his list

The housebuilder behind brand new communities in Hampshire is taking action to ensure its homes are on Santa’s radar this Christmas.

David Wilson Homes, which is bringing new homes to the area …

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New trees planted in Victoria park

Newbury Town Council are pleased to announce that we have planted 17 new semi-mature trees, predominantly native species, in Victoria Park last week. 12 trees have been planted in the open space betwe …

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51st defibrillator

A defibrillator has been installed in Victoria Park at the newly refurbished tennis courts entrance and was officially unveiled by the Mayor of Newbury, Cllr David Fenn at 11am on Friday 8 December, t …

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Crematorium supports Daisy’s Dream with donation of over £10,000

On Friday 8th December, Daisy’s Dream were invited to speak at the annual Memorial Carol Service at West Berkshire Crematorium. As a local charity supporting children and young people facing and fol …

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Community Champion Awards 2017

The West Berkshire Community Champions 2017 were awarded at a special presentation yesterday evening (Thursday 7 December).
The Awards were launched in September 2014. In addition to the pre-existing …

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Local Businesses Support The Voice of Learning Disability

Every year, BuzzConnect, the local business networking group, supports a local charity. In 2017, West Berkshire Mencap was the chosen charity! Throughout the year, several events, raffles and auctions …

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Fun at Newbury market at Christmas!

Newbury Market will be full of festive cheer in December with a series of choirs and entertainment throughout the festive period and the Market Traders will be taking part in a ‘Best Dressed Stall …

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Welcome to Marshall Jaguar Land Rover Newbury

Marshall Jaguar Land Rover Newbury, an innovative dual-arch centre offering the capstone of both brands, is now open!

The extensive plot at 77 Greenham Business Park has been purpose-built to hou …

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