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Have you heard of Chemogiftbags?

Each bag has been prepared by people who care and includes useful items such as. . . “Many people go through chemotherapy isolated and alone and even for those who have support it is a very daunting time. It’s all about letting breast cancer patients know that others care”. Well, we all say that sometimes, […]

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Halloween & Firework Party – Hermitage

The Fox Inn, Hermitage

 

5th Year Anniversary

Halloween & Firework Party!

Saturday 3rd November, 8 pm till Late! 📣🔥⚡🌩️
 
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Professional help and advice for Community

Basingstoke Voluntary Action Group Development Team
Starting up a new Charity/Group?
We can guide you through the process to ensure that new groups are fully aware of governance requirements.
Looking …

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Affordable homes programme

In mid-August we launched the Social Housing Green Paper to kick start a better national conversation about the place of social housing in our society. Its origins lie in the terrible Grenfell Tower f …

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Investing in paths and cycle ways

It was good to see that West Berkshire has the highest rates for walking and cycling across the whole county. Yes, the highest! According to figures published by the Department of Transport, over 85% …

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Line closures – more dates announced

GWR and Network Rail have confirmed more dates when a significant part of the line between Newbury and Reading will be closed. This is to facilitate electrification works, track renewal and ballast wo …

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WB Heritage marks the end of the WW1

This autumn West Berkshire Heritage will be presenting a series of events and activities to mark the centenary of the Armistice at the end of the First World War.
A new exhibition ‘How We Remember …

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Crookham Manor

At the time of the Norman Conquest Crookham was owned by Alwi Ceuresbert and according to the Domesday record consisted of just three households.
By c.1125 the manor had been granted to the newly form …

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Community Champion 2018?

West Berkshire Council launched its annual Community Champion Awards
The awards started with the Junior Citizen Award in 2001 and have now grown to consist of four awards to recognise the valuable con …

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Local Vape Stores Caught Selling to Underage

A test purchasing operation of nine local e-cigarette retailers has resulted in underage sales.
The operation, carried out by the Public Protection Partnership (PPP), which delivers Trading Stand …

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WB businesses supported through business rate

2344 of West Berkshire’s businesses are being supported through business rate relief, according to recent analysis.
The figures, compiled by West Berkshire Council, show that 41% of the district’s …

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“Enjoy a new way of thinking about food.”

David Wykes
Verveine is a work of visual and culinary art inspiring on multiple dimensions. A stunning representation of the inner workings of the mind of the talented but humble chef and author, Davi …

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Deadline for Electoral Registration Forms

West Berkshire Council want to thank the 44,222 households in West Berkshire that have already responded to the Electoral Registration Forms which were sent to properties several weeks ago.
This, howe …

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Newbury in bloom 2018 winners announced

The 2018 Newbury in Bloom Presentation evening took place at the Corn Exchange, Newbury on 19 September 2018. The Mayor of Newbury, Cllr Margo Payne, together with the sponsors presented the awards to …

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Castle School celebrate improved learning space

MEDIA PHOTOCALL at 9.30 am on Monday 15 October at The Castle School, Love Lane, Newbury RG14 2JG
The Castle School in Newbury is celebrating completion of a new build and refurbishment project t …

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Town council backs the litter ninja!

The Litter Ninja is Emily Curtis, a young resident from Newport Road in Newbury, who attends Falkland Primary School.
Emily, who has been collecting rubbish in the area in her free time for a number o …

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West Berkshire has best rate of care homes

West Berkshire has the highest rate of good care homes in England, according to analysis by the BBC.
The figures, which have been released as part of an investigation that found that a fifth of Englis …

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New Zebra’s for John Rankin Schools

West Berkshire Council has worked in partnership with John Rankin Schools in Newbury to deliver two new zebra crossings.
When the schools found themselves without a crossing patroller, the council’s …

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West Berkshire is tops for cycling and walking

West Berkshire has the highest cycling and walking rates of any Berkshire local authority, according to statistics published this week by the Department for Transport.
The figures, which measure how o …

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