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May
20
Mon
2019
1:00 am Hoarding Awareness Week – 20th M...
Hoarding Awareness Week – 20th M...
May 20 @ 1:00 am – May 27 @ 6:00 pm
Hoarding Awareness Week - 20th May to 27th May
National Hoarding Awareness Week activities in West Berkshire from 20th to 27th May 2019   Jo Cooke, the founder of Tapioca Tidy and co-founder of Hoarding Disorders UK (a community interest company) is giving a[...]
May
24
Fri
2019
all-day Newbury Spring Festival @ various
Newbury Spring Festival @ various
May 24 all-day
Newbury Spring Festival @ various
Everybody is enthusing about the programme for the 41st Newbury Spring Festival. One of the most popular and successful festivals in the South of England, this is a chance to see world-class artists on your doorstep at[...]
1:30 pm Italian Fun & Games! @ Hungerford Library
Italian Fun & Games! @ Hungerford Library
May 24 @ 1:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Italian Fun & Games! @ Hungerford Library | England | United Kingdom
Italian Fun & Games! for 4-11 years Join us for some stories and games in simple Italian – Suitable for beginners. Friday 24 May 1.30-2.30pm at Hungerford Library. This is a FREE event, but advance[...]
2:00 pm English Conversation Group @ Lam... @ Lambourn Library
English Conversation Group @ Lam... @ Lambourn Library
May 24 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
English Conversation Group @ Lambourn Library @ Lambourn Library | Lambourn | England | United Kingdom
English Conversation Group For non-English speakers – Every Friday, 2.00-3.00pm at Lambourn Library. For more information, please contact the library. Twitter: https://twitter.com/WBerksLibraries Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/newburylibrary/ http://info.westberks.gov.uk/article/30283
2:15 pm Craft and Colouring Club @ Theal... @ Theale Library
Craft and Colouring Club @ Theal... @ Theale Library
May 24 @ 2:15 pm – 3:30 pm
Craft and Colouring Club @ Theale Library @ Theale Library | Theale | England | United Kingdom
Craft and Colouring Club (for adults) Fridays, 2.15-3.30pm at Theale Library (Starts 7th September) Bring along your craft project to work on or your felt pens and enjoy a char while you’re being creative. We[...]
2:30 pm Art Group @ Thatcham Library @ Thatcham library
Art Group @ Thatcham Library @ Thatcham library
May 24 @ 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Art Group @ Thatcham Library @ Thatcham library | England | United Kingdom
Art Group Every Friday, 2.30-4.30pm at Thatcham Library Bring your paints, pastels or pencils. For more information, please contact the library. Twitter: https://twitter.com/WBerksLibraries Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/newburylibrary/ http://info.westberks.gov.uk/article/30286
3:45 pm Board games for children @ Morti... @ Mortimer Library
Board games for children @ Morti... @ Mortimer Library
May 24 @ 3:45 pm – 5:45 pm
Board games for children @ Mortimer Library @ Mortimer Library | Mortimer Common | England | United Kingdom
Board Games for Children Every Friday, 3.45-5.45pm at Mortimer Library For children over 8 years This is a FREE drop-in session. For more information, please contact the library. Twitter: https://twitter.com/WBerksLibraries Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/newburylibrary/ http://info.westberks.gov.uk/article/35192
4:15 pm Lego Club @ Burghfield Common Library
Lego Club @ Burghfield Common Library
May 24 @ 4:15 pm – 5:30 pm
Lego Club @ Burghfield Common Library | Burghfield Common | England | United Kingdom
Lego Club for age 5+ Every Friday & third Saturday of the month at Burghfield Common Library. 4.15-5.30pm. FREE of charge, for more information, please contact the library. (Children under 8 will need to be[...]
7:30 pm Newbury Spring Festival – A Trib... @ Corn Exchange Newbury
Newbury Spring Festival – A Trib... @ Corn Exchange Newbury
May 24 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Newbury Spring Festival - A Tribute to Benny Goodman (The Julian Bliss Septet) @ Corn Exchange Newbury | England | United Kingdom
Performing some of Benny Goodman’s best-known tunes,  you can expect to hear favourites such as Lady Be Good (Rifftide), Georgia Brown, Sing Sing Sing, Don’t be that Way, Stompin’ at the Savoy and Memories of You. Award-winning clarinettist Julian Bliss[...]
May
25
Sat
2019
all-day Newbury Spring Festival @ various
Newbury Spring Festival @ various
May 25 all-day
Newbury Spring Festival @ various
Everybody is enthusing about the programme for the 41st Newbury Spring Festival. One of the most popular and successful festivals in the South of England, this is a chance to see world-class artists on your doorstep at[...]

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 June.

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.

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

West Berkshire
Vale of White Horse
Wiltshire
Swindon

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.