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Aug
24
Sat
2019
9:30 am Brick City Exhibition & Brick De... @ The Base
Brick City Exhibition & Brick De... @ The Base
Aug 24 @ 9:30 am – 4:30 pm
Brick City Exhibition & Brick Den Workshops @ The Base | Greenham | England | United Kingdom
Make your summer brick-tastic with a visit to The Base and the chance to build your own designs using LEGO® and DUPLO® bricks. Brick City is a celebration of iconic buildings from cities around the[...]
9:30 am Wantage LEGO Expo 2019 @ Vale and Downland Museum
Wantage LEGO Expo 2019 @ Vale and Downland Museum
Aug 24 @ 9:30 am – 4:30 pm
Wantage LEGO Expo 2019 @ Vale and Downland Museum | England | United Kingdom
The Wantage LEGO® Expo returns for the summer of 2019! Running from 27 July to 31 August, there will be LEGO® models throughout the museum galleries and loads of LEGO® themed activities. Once again the[...]
10:00 am The Living Rainforest: Summer Fe... @ The Living Rainforest
The Living Rainforest: Summer Fe... @ The Living Rainforest
Aug 24 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
The Living Rainforest: Summer Festival of Conservation & Sustainable Living @ The Living Rainforest | Hampstead Norreys | England | United Kingdom
Join us this August as we celebrate nature conservation and sustainable living! Take part in a host of indoor and outdoor activities – from interactive workshops & eco-exhibits, to inspiring talks and tours, to green[...]
11:00 am Hungerford Real Ale Festival @ The Hungerford Club
Hungerford Real Ale Festival @ The Hungerford Club
Aug 24 @ 11:00 am – 11:00 pm
Hungerford Real Ale Festival @ The Hungerford Club | England | United Kingdom
Three days of real ale, cider, pies, BBQs, live music and entertainment at the award-winning Hungerford Club in The Croft Saturday – 11am – 11pm Sunday – 12noon – 11pm Monday – 11am – 11pm[...]
2:00 pm A Celebration of Rosé at The Nak... @ The Naked Grape
A Celebration of Rosé at The Nak... @ The Naked Grape
Aug 24 @ 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm
A Celebration of Rosé at The Naked Grape @ The Naked Grape | England | United Kingdom
Come and meet our stunning range of rosé wines, in all forms and styles. We import a range of wines from Provence in France that offer sublime flavour with elegance and value.
6:00 pm Lambourn Festival: Fun Fair @ Mill Lane Recreation Ground, Lambourn
Lambourn Festival: Fun Fair @ Mill Lane Recreation Ground, Lambourn
Aug 24 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Lambourn Festival: Fun Fair @ Mill Lane Recreation Ground, Lambourn | Lambourn | England | United Kingdom
Fun Fair opens and continues daily until Tuesday 27th August Mill Lane Recreation Ground, Lambourn    
Aug
25
Sun
2019
9:30 am Brick City Exhibition & Brick De... @ The Base
Brick City Exhibition & Brick De... @ The Base
Aug 25 @ 9:30 am – 4:30 pm
Brick City Exhibition & Brick Den Workshops @ The Base | Greenham | England | United Kingdom
Make your summer brick-tastic with a visit to The Base and the chance to build your own designs using LEGO® and DUPLO® bricks. Brick City is a celebration of iconic buildings from cities around the[...]

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 community news round-up 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. Useful sections on the TVP website include:

Reporting a crime
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.

Transport

Roads

There are currently major roadworks at Jnct 13 of M4 which will cause intermittent road closures until July.

Traffic Update provides information on delays and diversions resulting from roadworks or accidents.

For information generally on major road projects, please visit the Highways England website.

To report any blockages on the roads, including faulty traffic lights, in West Berkshire contact the Streetcare Department of West Berks Council on 01635 519080 8.30am – 5pm or the emergency number 01635 42161.

Rail

National Rail Enquiries

Great Western Railways operate services in this area

Bedwyn Train Passenger Group provides information on any issues or disruptions between Theale and Bedwyn. Please email info@bedwyntrains.org.uk to go on their mailing list.

Bus services

Information supplied by the following district councils can be found here:

West Berkshire
Vale of White Horse
Wiltshire (Connecting Wiltshire)
Swindon

Community bus services

Community minibus and car schemes provide transport services primarily, but not exclusively, for older and disabled people in West BerkshireWiltshire & SwindonWantage. They often need volunteer drivers.

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
Wiltshire
Swindon
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.

Floods

For information on flood warnings and alerts, click here.

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Covering: Hungerford, Marlborough, Wantage,   Lambourn, Newbury, Thatcham & Theale