Tuesday, 11 September 2018

Theale Parish Council agrees to release land required for new primary school

Theale Parish Council agreed to release the land required for the new primary school at its extraordinary meeting this evening.

The council voted (without debate) 6 to 5 in favour of "surrendering the lease in accordance with the request from West Berkshire Council ... subject to contract and conditions of the lease".

This means that West Berkshire Council can now go ahead with building the new primary school on 5 acres (out of 13) of the North Street Playing Field

Friday, 31 August 2018

Gypsy and Traveller Accomodation Assessment to be carried out

West Berkshire Council are to carry out a new Gypsy and Traveller Accomodation Assessment (GTAA).

I found out today that West Berkshire Council have decided to carry out a new Gypsy and Traveller Accomodation Assessment. This is a bit of a coincidence as I had submitted a motion to the next meeting of the council calling for one!

Friday, 24 August 2018

New fire station to be built in Theale

Planning permission has been granted for a new fire station in Theale. It will be built on the corner of Wigmore Lane and the A4 and fire engines will exit onto the A4/A340 roundabout.

The station will also provide accommodation for the neighbourhood police and for the ambulance service.

Monday, 30 July 2018

Arrangements for the Green Bin Tax announced

West Berks Council have finally announced arrangements for the Green Tax:
  • It will come in on 3rd September 
  • The full year charge is £50
  • It is optional, but if you don't pay then garden waste will not be collected
  • It will run from September to August 31st
  • If you subscribe between 1 March 2019 and 30 June 2019 then you need only pay £25. That's hidden in the Ts and Cs!
  • You can only subscribe online or by phone
  • Kitchen waste will be collected from your green bin even if you haven't paid the tax
  • People who pay the tax will be sent a sticker to put on their bin. The sticker will include the address
  • Christmas trees will only be collected from homes where the tax has been paid

Information packs will be posted to residents beginning this week

FAQs: https://info.westberks.gov.uk/gardenwaste

Sunday, 29 July 2018

Waste and Recycling Collection Starting at 6am

Tweet from West Berkshire Council:

Due to continued hot weather, recycling and rubbish collections will continue to start at 6am next week (w/c 30 July). Please put your bins out before 6am and let neighbours, friends and family know. Check our Facebook @recyclewestberkshire or westberks.gov.uk/waste for updates.

Monday, 16 July 2018

Meadow Way Closed 17th to 20th July

Meadow Way will be closed for resurfacing between Church Street and half way between Roundhead Road and Mulberry Way from tomorrow (17th July) to 20th July.

The closure will be between 8am and 5pm, NOT as in this letter that is being delivered to residents today.

Friday, 13 July 2018