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5:00 pm The White Hart at Hamstead Marsh... @ The White Hart
The White Hart at Hamstead Marsh... @ The White Hart
Nov 22 @ 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm
The White Hart at Hamstead Marshall has re-opened on Fridays @ The White Hart | Hamstead Marshall | England | United Kingdom
The White Hart is now open again, on Friday evenings from 5pm to 10pm. Authentic Thai food served from 6.30 to 8.30pm. Join the Hart Club In a party of four and need a ride[...]
7:00 pm Traditional Christmas Market – W... @ Wantage Town Football Club
Traditional Christmas Market – W... @ Wantage Town Football Club
Nov 22 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Traditional Christmas Market - Wantage Town Football Club @ Wantage Town Football Club | England | United Kingdom
FREE ENTRY 🎉 Mulled wine on arrival. Listen to the Glee Choir as you shop. A variety of stalls including handmade Christmas decorations, scented warmers, handcrafted gifts, Christmas cakes and more….. Come and kickstart the[...]
7:30 pm Kintbury Players: Kindly Keep It... @ Coronation Hall
Kintbury Players: Kindly Keep It... @ Coronation Hall
Nov 22 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Kintbury Players: Kindly Keep It Covered @ Coronation Hall | Kintbury | England | United Kingdom
Roland Dickerby runs a health spa with his wife Julia, bought with the proceeds of a hefty insurance pay-out on the demise of Julia’s first husband, Sidney. Life isn’t easy for Roland and today fate[...]
7:30 pm The Magic Flute @ Arlington Arts Centre
The Magic Flute @ Arlington Arts Centre
Nov 22 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm
The Magic Flute @ Arlington Arts Centre | Snelsmore Common | United Kingdom
Mozart’s magical opera comes to Newbury. Mystery, humour and some of the most thrilling music ever written. Kennet Opera, fresh from their recent Viva Verdi concerts, celebrate 25 glorious years of providing top-quality musical theatre[...]
10:00 am Christmas Crafts @ The Mix, Wantage
Christmas Crafts @ The Mix, Wantage
Nov 23 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Christmas Crafts @ The Mix, Wantage | England | United Kingdom
Save money! Reduce waste! DIY Christmas! Come and have a go at all kinds of upcycles for decorations and gifts using materials from our Resource bank.
10:15 am Storytime @ Theale Library @ Theale Library
Storytime @ Theale Library @ Theale Library
Nov 23 @ 10:15 am – 10:35 am
Storytime @ Theale Library @ Theale Library | Theale | England | United Kingdom
Storytime for children under 5 years Every Saturday, 10.15-10.45am at Theale Library. For more information, please contact the library: Twitter: Facebook:
10:30 am Workshop: Arm Knitting @ West Berkshire Museum
Workshop: Arm Knitting @ West Berkshire Museum
Nov 23 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
Workshop: Arm Knitting @ West Berkshire Museum | England | United Kingdom
Workshop: Arm Knitting Learn how to knit an on-trend arm knitted throw using gorgeous soft chunky yarn and just your arms! Style up your home with your newly arm knitted throw which is perfect for[...]

See below for details of road, bus and rail information links across our area.

Market Street Newbury Closure

Market Street closure between West Berkshire Council Office and Mayor’s Lane (opposite Vue Cinema) in Newbury started today and will last until 1 December. Motorists are asked to avoid the area if possible or allow extra time for their journeys and Kennections bus service will be affected.
The closure is required to install a new sewer to serve the 200 new homes as part of the multi-million pound regeneration of the Market Street area.

The diversion routes are available to view online (Market Street Closure) and are as follows:

Clockwise: Cheap Street, Bear Lane, A339 (southbound), St John’s Road, Newtown Road and Batholomew Street

Anti-clockwise: Bartholomew Street, Newtown Road, A339 (northbound) and Cheap Street

The new traffic lights at the Sainsbury’s roundabout will help to keep traffic on the diversion route flowing.  

Motorists should note that access to Northbrook Street will be subject to current restrictions (closed 10am to 5pm), access to the Kennet Centre car park will be via Bartholomew Street and exit onto Market Street, and access to the Kennet Centre service ramp will be available 24/7.

The road closure will affect Kennections services coming into Newbury town centre from the south of Newbury.  Kennections 2 and 3 will be diverted over this period and Kennections 4 and 6 will not serve Newbury Railway Station for the duration. Detailed information and updates about this closure can be found here – Information will also be posted on affected bus stops around Newbury Town Centre and on social media. Services operated by other bus companies will be making their own arrangements so contact the operator directly.  

Speaking ahead of the closure Councillor Richard Somner, Executive Member for Transport, said: “This road closure is needed to allow some important infrastructure to be laid for the next stage of the Market Street regeneration. Our Highways team have worked very hard to complete the A339 improvement works before this closure comes into effect and this will help the situation.

“I know motorists never welcome news of roadworks but the Council works hard to balance the need for utility works as well as its own highways improvements programme. Every year the Council receives thousands of requests from utility companies wanting to work on roads in West Berkshire. We work hard to coordinate this work to keep our roads moving and minimise the impact on motorists.”

Motorists are thanked in advance for their patience while these essential works on Market Street are completed.

All enquiries should be directed to Cappagh on 0208 947 4000 option 3.


General Road Information and provide essentially the same information about roadworks and traffic incidents but their interfaces and functionality differs.

Traffic Update provides similar information but the site is harder to search in rural areas (though you can find information on specific trunk roads easily using the menu at the top).

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

Waze App gives you the best route in real time with help from fellow drivers

West Berkshire Council, Swindon Council, and Wiltshire Council have links to maps of their areas showing roadworks and delays. The Vale of White Horse Council’s section is rather less useful.

Reporting problems

Click here for how to report reporting problems with roads and pavements (including faulty traffic lights, potholes, abandoned cars and many other issues) in West Berkshire,  Wiltshire, Swindon and Vale of White Horse.


National Rail Enquiries

Great Western Railways operate services in this area. Worth checking their Journey Checker before you travel.

Bedwyn Train Passenger Group provides information on any issues or disruptions between Theale and Bedwyn. Please email 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)

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.

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