Useful links for latest news from the police, road, rail, bus and district councils. Please let us know if you feel more should be included.

Information about longterm disruptions or incidents will be in bold italics.

Click here for our weekly news round-up from across the area. 

Police services

West Berkshire and Vale of White Horse

Police services in West Berkshire and Vale of White Horse are provided by Thames Valley Police (TVP). 

In an emergency: dial 999.

For non-emergencies: dial 101 or Report a Crime to TVP online here. Or if you want to be 100% anonymous, Report a Crime to Crimestoppers here.

Useful sections on the TVP website include:
Reporting a road traffic incident
Finding your nearest police station
Neighbourhood policing
How to receive Thames Valley Alerts

Neighbourhood policing updates:  

Hungerford & LambournNewbury Town CentreNewbury OuterBucklebury and Downlands ; Thatcham, Aldermaston & BrimptonWantage & Grove

Policing arrangements in Hungerford (much of the information is also relevant to any community which now has an unstaffed police station).


Wiltshire and Swindon

Police services in Wiltshire and Swindon are provided by Wiltshire Police. Some sections on their website that might be of use include:

How to contact the police
Community policing teams
How to receive Wiltshire and Swindon Community Messages

Neighbourhood policing updates. click here for Wiltshire East (including Marlborough); click here for Swindon and other parts of Wiltshire.


Staying Safe

Click here for lots of tips for avoiding scams and keeping your home and person safe.

Local Councils

District Councils

District-level councils in the area provide services that overlap with transport and policing. For details of the councils in your area click below:

Vale of White Horse
West Berkshire

West Berks Council Contacts

During office hours (Mon-Thurs 8:30-5:00, Fri 8:30-4:30pm):

Switch board: 01635 551111
Blue badge: 01635 503277
Bus Pass: 01635 519800
Children’s Services 01635503090
Council tax: 01635 519520
Electoral Roll: 01635 219464
Environmental Health: 01635 519192
Housing Benefit & Council Tax Reduction: 01635 519258
Planning: 01635 519111
Streetcare (Highways & Refuse): 01635 519080
Trading Standards: 01635 519930

Out of hours Emergency Contact Centre: 01635 42161

Contact the council out of office hours for:

– Emergencies – for example major accidents, significant flooding, fallen trees and other debris blocking roads, traffic lights not working
– Emergency repairs to council-owned temporary accommodation (note: tenants of properties should contact their Housing Association, landlord or agent)
– Enquiries about social care
– Issues with car parks

Emergencies do NOT include: bins not being collected, payments to the council or noise complaints

Parish & Town Councils

Weblinks for many of the parish and town councils in the area can be found in the appropriate section of the weekly Local News posts.


For information on flood warnings and alerts, click here.

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