Tuesday, 20 December 2016

Appeals made against failure to grant planning permission for two applications on the Lakeside site in Theale

Appeals have been made against the failure by West Berks Council to grant planning permission for developments on the sites known as Lakeside and North Lakeside. The Lakeside site is the area between The Green and the Theale bypass. There is a large lake on the site. The North Lakeside site is the area between the lake and The Green.


Details of the two appeals are:


Site Address:


Lakeside
The Green
Theale
Reading
Berkshire


Description of development:
Outline application for Residential development of up to 325 houses and apartments (including 70 extra-care units) with associated access, parking, amenity space and landscaping - matters to be considered access.
Application reference:
15/02842/OUTMAJ
Appellant’s name:
Central Corporation Securities Ltd; Alliance Security
Appeal reference:
APP/W0340/W/16/3159722
Appeal start date:
6th December 2016


Site Address:
North Lakeside
The Green
Theale
Reading
Berkshire


Description of development:
Residential development comprising the erection of 25 dwellings with associated access, parking and landscaping works.  Matters to be considered Access.
Application reference:
16/01846/OUTMAJ
Appellant’s name:
Central Coporation Estates Ltd
Appeal reference:
APP/W0340/W/16/3163215
Appeal start date:
6th December 2016

Appeals have been made to the Secretary of State against the non-determination of the applications by West Berkshire District Council within the prescribed period.

The appeals will be determined on the basis of Informal Hearings.  The procedure to be followed is set out in the Town and Country Planning Appeals (Determination by Inspectors) (Hearings Procedure) (England) Rules 2000, as amended.  Arrangements for the Hearing are yet to be made.  You may attend the Hearing and at the discretion of the Inspector to state your views

The Council has forwarded all the representations made on the application to the Planning Inspectorate and the appellant. These will be considered by the Inspector when determining the appeal.

If you wish to make comments, or modify/withdraw your previous representation, you can do so online at www.gov.uk/appeal-planning-inspectorate or by emailing East1@pins.gsi.gov.uk. If you wish to comment by post, you can send three copies to:

Lynne Young
Zone 3P
Temple Quay House
2 The Square
Bristol
BS1 6PN

All representations must be received by no later than five weeks from: 6th December 2016.  Any representations submitted after the deadline will not usually be considered and will be returned. The Planning Inspectorate does not acknowledge representations. All representations must quote the Appeal Reference.

Please note that any representations you submit to the Planning Inspectorate will be copied to the appellant and this local planning authority and will be considered by the Inspector when determining the appeal. 

The appeal documents can also be inspected at the Council's Market Street offices during normal working hours or via the Council’s website www.westberks.gov.uk/planning Click on 'View Planning Applications' and search for the related planning case using the 'Application Reference' quoted above. 


You can get a copy of one of the Planning Inspectorate’s “Taking part in a planning appeal” booklets free of charge. You can find links to these at the bottom of our 'Planning Appeals' webpage www.westberks.gov.uk/planningappeals.

Appeals made against refusal of planning applications to convert the Red lion, Theale, intwo dwellings

Description of development:
Change of use from Public House to residential use, demolition of the former skittle alley and outbuildings replaced with a new two storey side extension comprising of an additional 8 dwellings.
Application reference:
16/00853/FULD
Appellant’s name:
Red Line Land Ltd
Appeal Reference:
APP/W0340/W/16/3160633
Appeal start date:
14th December 2016


Description of development:
Change of use from Public House to residential use, demolition of the former skittle alley and outbuildings replaced with a new two storey side extension comprising of an additional 7 dwellings.
Application reference:
15/01312/FULD
Appellant’s name:
Red Line Land Ltd
Appeal Reference:
APP/W0340/W/16/3161019
Appeal start date:
14th December 2016

Appeals have been made to the Secretary of State against the decisions of West Berkshire District Council to refuse to grant planning permission.

The appeals will be determined on the basis of written representations.

West Berks Council have forwarded all the representations made on the application to the Planning Inspectorate and the appellant. These will be considered by the Inspectors when determining the appeals.

If you wish to make comments, or modify/withdraw your previous representation, you can do so online at www.gov.uk/appeal-planning-inspectorate or by emailing West1@pins.gsi.gov.uk. If you wish to send comments by post, you can send three copies to:

Adam Hill
3/P
Temple Quay House
2 The Square
Bristol
BS1 6PN

All representations must be received no later than 5 weeks from: 14th December 2016.  Any representations submitted after the deadline will not usually be considered and will be returned. The Planning Inspectorate does not acknowledge representations. All representations must quote the Appeal Reference.

Please note that any representations you submit to the Planning Inspectorate will be copied to the appellant and this local planning authority and will be considered by the Inspectors when determining the appeals. 

The appeal documents can also be inspected at the Council's Market Street offices during normal working hours or via the Council’s website www.westberks.gov.uk/planning Click on 'View Planning Applications' and search for the related planning case using the 'Application Reference' quoted above. 

You can get a copy of one of the Planning Inspectorate’s “Taking part in a planning appeal” booklets free of charge. You can find these at the bottom of the 'Planning Appeals' webpage www.westberks.gov.uk/planningappeals - see the links under 'Other Websites'.


When made, the decision will be published online at https://acp.planninginspectorate.gov.uk and on West Berks Council’s web site.

Friday, 9 December 2016

Consultation on £1M budget cuts by West Berkshire Council Ends on Sunday 11th December

West Berkshire Council is consulting on proposed budget cuts in the following areas: 
  • ·         Citizens Advice Bureau (CAB)
  • ·         Highway and Drainage Maintenance
  • ·         Highway Fees and Charges, including increased parking charges
  • ·         Home to School Transport for Children Over 16 With Special Educational Needs and Disabilities
  • ·         Restructure of the Youth Support, Family Resource, Help for Families and Young Carers Services
  • ·         Road Safety
  • ·         Urban Grass Cutting


More details of the proposed cuts and a link to the consultation can be found at: http://info.westberks.gov.uk/index.aspx?articleid=33313

Please let me know what you think about the cuts.

Consultation on Future of Public Libraries, including Theale, Finishes on Sunday 11th December

Consultation on Future of Public Libraries, including Theale, Finishes on Sunday 11th December

The consultation on changes to West Berkshire library service finishes on Sunday 11th December. The Council is consulting on: 
  • ·         the retention of Newbury library with a restructured team of employees
  • ·         the closure of Wash Common library
  • ·         the effective integration of the mobile library and 'At Home' services. The current two vehicle service will be amalgamated into one and the schedule of stops reviewed accordingly
  • ·         increased income generation
  • ·         a financial contribution from Town and Parish councils of at least £150,000 in total
  • ·         community volunteers sharing the front line work in branch libraries

 More details on the proposals and a link to the consultation can be found at: http://info.westberks.gov.uk/index.aspx?articleid=33493

88 More Houses for Theale?

Thames Water have put in a planning application to build 88 houses on the former Theale sewage works site. The site is at the end of Blossom Lane:

© OpenStreetMap contributors

It is an outline application, with only access to be considered. If the application is approved then further planning applications would have to be put in for things like site layout and house design.

You can look at the plans online by going to http://publicaccess.westberks.gov.uk/online-applications/ and searching for application 16/02850/OUTMAJ.

You can submit comments by emailing them to planapps@westberks.gov.uk or by writing to the Head of Planning, West Berkshire Council, Market Street, Newbury RG14 5LD. Include the application number, 16/02850/OUTMAJ, in your comments.

You can also see the plans at Theale Parish Council’s office in Englefield Road on weekdays between 9:30am and 2:30pm.
If approved, this would be on top of the 350 homes that already have planning permission on the Lakeside site, at the other end of Theale.

The plans will be considered at a special meeting of Theale Parish Council on 20th December, starting at 7:30pm. The meeting will be held at:

The Peter Gooch Room
The Pavilion
Recreation Ground
Englefield Road
Theale, RG7 5AS


Please let me know what you think about the plan.

Thursday, 1 December 2016

The Theale Village Community Association (TVCA) is hoping to bring some festive cheer to all with its first ever Christmas Trail!

Similar to the Burghfield and Mortimer scarecrow trails, but featuring Christmas scenes instead, it will run between 10am and 5.30pm each day from Saturday 17th to Monday 19th December.  

If you would like to create a scene to be part of the trail, then get your thinking caps on and unleash your Christmas creativity! A cash prize of £50 is up for grabs for the winner of the ‘best scene’ vote! Return the entry form  (on page 2) before 9th December, together with payment of the £5 entry fee.

One of the trail highlights is Holy Trinity’s nativity scene which will be displayed alongside artwork by pupils of Theale C of E Primary.  More details about the trail and how to get your trail map are in the letter and poster below:

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All proceeds from the Christmas trail will go to Theale 1st Brownies to help fund transport for their annual summer outing. 


A huge thank you to Parkers Estate Agents and Cotswold Fayre for supporting our first ever trail!.

Saturday, 12 November 2016

Remembrance Day parade through Theale High Street and Church Street approx 09:30 tomorrow.

The Remembrance Day parade will march through Theale High Street and Church Street tomorrow at approximately 09:30.

These roads will be closed from 09:20 and buses diverted. 

The service will be held at Holy Trinity Church and starts at 10:10.

Friday, 11 November 2016

BT threatening to remove a public phone box in Theale

BT have put this poster up in the phone box at the junction of Deadmans Lane and Church Street:

If you object to its removal, please write to the Head of Planning and Countryside, West Berks Council, Market St., Newbury, RG14 5LD, or email gary.lugg@westberks.gov.uk, by November 25th. I have sent the following objection: I object to the proposed removal of this public telephone because:
  • It is close to the bus park used by buses serving Theale Green School. It is also in a location where many parents pick up their children from the school. The payphone is therefore essential because it can be used by children to contact their parents when something goes wrong with their travel arrangements.
  • It is the only payphone at the western end of Theale. The nearest alternative is about half a mile away.
  • It is close to sites proposed for 450 homes.
  • It is adjacent to the local St Johns Ambulance headquarters.
  • It is close to Theale library.

Friday, 4 November 2016

Result of Theale Parish Council by-election

The following candidates were elected, according to information provided by the Parish Clerk:
  • Daniel Baker
  • Paul Clifford
  • Darren Lye


Friday, 28 October 2016

Letter about planning application for 88 homes on the old Theale sewage works site is premature

Many residents received a letter from Savile's about a week ago. The letter told them that planning application 16/02850/OUTMAJ for 88 homes on this site had been submitted by Thames Water. However, that application has not completed validation and is not available on the West Berkshire Council website. I am waiting for a call back from Saviles for an update on the situation.

Monday, 24 October 2016

West Berkshire Council has started a public consultation on the future of its public libraries, including Theale

The Council engaged consultants to carry out a "Needs Assessment" into its public library service. The Needs Assessment suggests a number of efficiency, and income generating, options. It also suggests that all branch libraries, with the exception of Wash Common, could stay open with the support of the community and town and parish councils.
The Council has identified three options for the library service, each one assuming:
  • the closure of Wash Common library
  • the retention of Newbury library with a restructured team of employees
  • the effective integration of the mobile library and 'At Home' services. The current two vehicle service will be amalgamated into one and the schedule of stops reviewed accordingly
  • increased income generation
  • a financial contribution from Town and Parish councils of at least £150,000 in total
  • community volunteers sharing the front line work in branch libraries.
Option A
The other seven branch libraries to be run by staff working alongside community volunteers. We currently estimate that this will allow the retention of one employed member of staff at each branch.
This would save approximately £580,000 per year.


Option B
This, and Option C below, is referred to as a 'Hub and Spoke' model.
Of the other seven branch libraries, two (possibly one in the west and one in the east of the district) would be staffed as in Option A above (Hubs) and five would be volunteer run only (Spokes), but receive professional support from the Hubs. This would save approximately £620,000 per year.

Option C The other seven branch libraries to be volunteer run (Spokes) with staff only in Newbury (Hub). This would save approximately £645,000 per year.
You can take part in the consultation by going to http://info.westberks.gov.uk/index.aspx?articleid=33493

Monday, 10 October 2016

Monday, 26 September 2016

Notice of election for 3 vacancies on Theale Parish Council published

There are three vacancies on Theale Parish Council caused by the death of Charles Bateman and by two resignations.

At least ten Theale residents have requested a by-election and one will be held on 3rd November if more than three candidates are nominated.

Notice of Election

Anyone who is registered to vote and lives in Theale, or within three miles, can be nominated. Nominations forms must be signed by two people registered to vote in Theale. Completed nomination forms must be delivered in person to:

  The Returning Officer,
  West Berkshire Council,
  Council Offices,
  Market Street,
  Newbury,
  RG14 5LD

on Monday to Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and no later than 4 pm on Friday, 7th October 2016.

Nomination forms have been sent to the parish council office and should be available from the middle of the week. Public opening hours are 9:30am to 2:30pm. They can also be downloaded from:

www.electoralcommission.org.uk/__data/assets/word_doc/0020/141806/Nomination-pack-incl-election-agent-notification-form-P-and-C.doc

The polling district and elector numbers required on the form can be obtained from the electoral roll. A copy of this will be available at the parish office. Alternatively, they can be obtained from West Berkshire Council's Electoral Services Department:

  Email: electoralservices@westberks.gov.uk

  Phone: 01635 519464

The forms are not as complicated as they look. Some are only applicable if standing under a political party. If you need any help then contact WBC electoral services.


Future of Theale Library to be discussed by West Berks Council

The future of Theale Library to be discussed by #WestBerks Council's Executive committee on 20th October. The item that will be on the agenda is:
To request authority for public consultation on proposals for the future shape of the West Berkshire Library Service in light of the Needs Assessment. To ensure that the Council achieves savings while meeting its statutory obligations in library service provision.


Saturday, 24 September 2016

Delivery of permits to use West Berks waste & recycling sites delayed

The West Berks Council waste permit scheme is due to start this Monday (26th September) but many residents will not receive permits until days after it starts. However, you will still be required to prove that you are a resident of West Berkshire to use the sites in Newtown Road, Newbury, or at Padworth, from Monday. If you haven't received a permit yet then you can use a photo ID (e.g. a driving licence or bus pass) and a council tax or utility bill.

West Berks Council press release.

Wednesday, 21 September 2016

West Berks Council: Compulsory purchase order for Theale school land approved

West Berkshire Councillors have voted to proceed with the compulsory purchase of land on the North Street Playing Field in Englefield Road, Theale, which is required for the new primary school in the village.
At a Council meeting last week, the Council resolved to proceed with a compulsory purchase order for the required land after lengthy negotiations with the leaseholder, Theale Parish Council, failed to reach an agreement on relinquishing the lease.
Please read the council's press release

Sunday, 11 September 2016

Compulsory Purchase Order for land required for new Theale Primary School

West Berkshire Council will decide on issuing a Compulsory Purchase Order (CPO) for the land required for the new Theale Church of England Primary School at its meeting on Thursday evening (15th September). 

The recommendations to the Council are:

2.1 Having given consideration to all the provisions of this report including the impact on Human Rights and Equalities, the Council resolves to delegate to the Head of Legal Services authority to make a Compulsory Purchase Order(s) and other such powers as detailed in Section 1.1 of this report.

2.2 Whilst negotiations are continuing to take place, successful negotiated purchase agreements cannot be reached despite numerous attempts to engage over the last 18 months. 

2.3 Without the Council's involvement to acquire the necessary interests in land, the Council will be unable to unlock the site for the relocation of Theale Church of England Primary School. The school has already exceeded capacity and there is an urgent need to provide more primary school places in Theale to meet current demand and projected pupil modelling numbers. The proposal will assist with meeting the Council's duty to provide sufficient primary school places. 

The land subject to the CPO is the North Street Playing Field in Englefield Road.

The item on the Council's agenda can be accessed by clicking here

The plan showing the land subject to the CPO can be accessed by clicking here.

The meeting will be held in the Council Chamber at the Council's offices in Market Street, Newbury. It will start at 7pm.





Friday, 9 September 2016

Another vacancy on Theale Parish Council

Another councillor has resigned from Theale Parish Council, making three vacancies in all. A by-election has already been called for the first two vacancies. If a byelection for the third vacancy is to be held on the same day then at least ten electors in the parish must request it next week (by 16th September).

Letters requesting a by-election should be sent to the returning officer, Nick Carter, at West Berkshire Council, Market Street, Newbury, RG14 5LD. Letters can also be emailed (i.e. letter attached to an email) to nick.carter@westberks.gov.uk, cc'ed to andy.day@westberks.gov.uk.

Petitions requesting a byelection are also valid.

Tuesday, 16 August 2016

Complained to WestBerks about quality of resurfacing of Church Street service road in Theale

I  received complaints from several residents about the quality of the resurfacing of the service road in Church Street that was done late on Friday. I am not happy with its quality, either.

Problems include: 
  • ·         A noticeable dip in the finished surface
  • ·         Defects in the surface
  • ·         Surface not sealed in places
  • ·         Fouling of drain covers
  • ·         Spilled stones not cleared away
  • ·         Staining of kerbs

 The work was finished very quickly. They were still doing preparatory work when I drove past at 16:30. Residents told me that they finished at 18:30. It appears to have been a rushed job.

I therefore complained to West Berks Council yesterday.


The problems are illustrated by the following photos:










Tuesday, 9 August 2016

Limited new minibus services to serve ‪‎Theale‬, replacing 101, 104 & 105 buses, from 3rd September

West Berks Council are to run limited minibus services from 3rd September to replace the 101, 104 and 105 bus services:
Service 41 Timetable serving Thatcham, Cold Ash, Upper Bucklebury, Bradfield, Englefield and Theale.
Service 44 Timetable Service 44 serving Thatcham, Brimpton, Aldermaston, Beenham, Bradfield, Englefield, Theale and Calcot. Aldermaston to Calcot are served by one service each way Mondays and Wednesdays only.

Friday, 5 August 2016

Friday, 29 July 2016

Final decision on future of ‪‎West Berks‬ libraries to be taken by all 52 councillors of the full council

I received the following email from West Berks Council Executive Member for Culture today:
From: Hilary Cole 
Sent: 29 July 2016 12:15
To: All Members <MEMBERS@westberks.gov.uk>

Subject: Libraries Needs Assessment update
Following a question to Executive by Cllr Macro regarding the Library Needs Assessment drop-in sessions, I took the opportunity to outline the process now that these sessions have concluded, this is set out below.
1)The outcome of the assessment will be known shortly and will be made public.
2) A report will then be prepared for Executive recommending that a six week consultation period takes place to gather the views of residents of West Berkshire in accordance with our consultation arrangements.
3) At the conclusion of the consultation process and following a thorough assessment of the responses the matter will be reported to full Council for a final decision as it is considered that the outcomes may be significant in terms of effects on communities in the district as well as in terms of budgetary implications.
A press release to this effect is also being issued.
Regards – Hilary
Councillor Hilary Cole
Ward Member, Chieveley
Executive Member: Adults, Care & Culture

CQC rating for "are services safe" at Theale Medical Centre now "good"

Overall summary:

Letter from the Chief Inspector of General Practice:

Our previous inspection in November 2014 found breaches of regulations relating to the safe delivery of services. We found the practice required improvement for the provision of safe services, and was rated good for providing effective, caring, responsive and well-led services. The population groups were rated as good for the patients registered at the practice. This inspection was undertaken to check the practice was meeting regulations. For this reason we have only rated the location for the key questions to which these relate. This report should be read in conjunction with the full inspection report of 26 November 2014. We found the practice had made improvements since our last inspection. At our inspection on the 30 September 2015 we found the practice was meeting the regulations that had previously been breached. Specifically we found:


  • Improvements had been made to maintain the accurate records of patients information. For example home visits had been properly recorded to ensure other staff would be able to access an accurate record of patients most recent care and treatment.
  • The practice had instituted systems to manage medicines and nomad or blister packs were checked by a second member of staff.
  • Staff were complying with the practice control of infection policy.
  • The practice was actively identifying, assessing and managing risks to health and safety of patients, staff and visitors.


We have amended the rating for this practice to reflect these changes. The practice is now rated good for the provision of safe services.

Professor Steve Field (CBE FRCP FFPH FRCGP) Chief Inspector of General Practice

Full Report: http://www.cqc.org.uk/sites/default/files/new_reports/AAAE2009.pdf

Sunday, 24 July 2016

New planning application for 25 homes on North Lakeside site in ‎Theale‬

Outline planning application 16/01846/OUTMAJ has been submitted to build 25 homes on the North Lakeside site, off The Green, Theale. Permission for 7 houses on the adjacent site at the end of St Ives Close has already been given by a planning inspector.
These sites make up part of the Lakeside site for which a planning application for 325 homes was submitted late last year. This major application is still being considered by West Berkshire Council planning officers. A very complicated situation!

Thursday, 14 July 2016

People waiting for ‎Calcot‬ IKEA to open this morning

I was outside the new Calcot IKEA being interviewed by Meridien this morning. About 50 people were queuing for the opening. I was told that the first two in the queue had been there since 7am yesterday and had slept in a tent overnight!

Wednesday, 13 July 2016

Planning permission given for new Theale Primary School

The planning application for the New Theale Primary School on the North Street Playing Field in Englefield Road was approved unaniously by West Berkshire Council's Eastern Area Planning Committee tonight (13th July).

Theale residents Andy Button and Paul Dinsdale spoke very strongly in favour of the application. A large contingent of Theale residents in the audience applauded Andy and Paul. They also applauded West Berkshire Councillors who spoke in support of the application.

No-one spoke against. Theale Parish Council was not represented.


Tuesday, 12 July 2016

Extraordinary meeting of Theale Parish Council confirmed decision to not release land for new primary school

An extraordinary meeting of Theale Parish Council last night (11th July) confirmed their approval of a letter sent to West Berkshire Council that said that they had decided not to relinquish the lease on the land that was the proposed site for the new primary school. They had decided not to relinquish the land on the North Street Playing Fields because conditions that they had set could not be met by West Berkshire Council.

The extraordinary meeting was necessary because correct notice had not been given of the meeting at which the original decision not to relinquish the lease was made.

Friday, 8 July 2016

Please sign this petition about the future of West Berks libraries

The decision about what happens to the public libraries in West Berkshire after the Needs Assessment is complete is currently intended to be taken by the Council's Executive Committee. This committee consists of ten members of the ruling political group (Conservative). Only members of the committee can vote and other councillors have very limited rights to speak at its meetings.

This petition asks for the decision to be taken by the full Council. This would allow all councillors to speak and vote on the decision. The petition also asks for the full report from the Needs Assessment to be published and for groups such as Friends of Theale Libray and parish councils to be consulted on its proposals

The petition reads:

The West Berkshire Council Executive is proposing radical changes to the library service.
We ask the Council to:
  1. Publish the full Libraries’ Needs Assessment Report in the interests of transparency of decision making
  2. Consult with stakeholder groups on proposals resulting from the Needs Assessment in order to allow co-creation of practical joint solutions
  3. Discuss and decide on the proposals in Full Council so that all Members can participate
and can be signed on-line at http://decisionmaking.westberks.gov.uk/mgEPetitionDisplay.aspx?id=79.


Theale Library "have your say" session was very busy

It was a busy afternoon on Thursday for Wendy Crosson-Smith, the RedQuadrant consultant doing the Needs Assessment for West Berkshire Council. She was talking to library users continuously from 3pm to when the library closed at 7pm. She didn't manage to see everyone, unfortunately.

If you want to have your say and couldn't see her for any reason, then please send your comments to me and I will forward them

Thursday, 7 July 2016

Proposal for 88 New Homes on Old Theale Sewage Works Site

Developers are proposing to build 88 new homes on the former sewage works site at the end of Blossom Lane in Theale. The map below gives the location of the site:



© OpenStreetMap contributors

This site was one of those considered for a site for housing by West Berkshire Council last year, but was rejected because of:

Access problems
Motorway noise
Site crossed by power lines
Flooding risk
Possible contamination

However, the developer was represented at the public examination of the Council's proposed sites for housing. Their agent was trying to convince the inspector to have the site allocated.

No planning application has been submitted yet, but the developers will be holding a public exhibition of their plans at:

        The Peter Gooch Room
        The Pavilion
        Recreation Ground
        Englefield Road
        Theale


On Monday 18th July between 3pm and 8pm

Their agent told the inspector that they aimed to submit an outline planning application in August.

Theale Parish Council has decided not to release land for new primary school

West Berkshire Council press release: Theale Parish Council has decided not to release land for new primary school http://info.westberks.gov.uk/index.aspx?articleid=33111


Theale residents no longer able to use the Smallmead waste and recycling centre in Island Road, Reading

West Berkshire residents can no longer use the Smallmead waste and recycling centre in Island Road, Reading. From 1st July only vehicles bearing a windscreen sticker issued to Reading, Wokingham and Bracknell Forest residents, or drivers showing a utility bill proving they are a resident of one of those districts, are able to use the site. This is because West Berkshire Council has stopped paying for their residents to use it.
West Berks residents now have to take non-recyclable rubbish to the Newtown Road Household Waste and Recycling Centre in Newbury. This is off the A339 south of Newbury.
Recyclable materials can be taken to the Padworth Recycling Centre. This is in Padworth Lane, off the A4 just before the Aldermaston junction. This site is open Mon - Fri: 12.30pm - 6pm and Sat - Sun: 8am - 6pm.
For more local recycling facilities, please see www.recyclenow.com/local-recycling.

Friday, 17 June 2016

Sunday, 12 June 2016

Theale Library is Open!

Theale Library is still open, as are all the other branch libraries in West Berkshire. All the normal regular activities are taking place, e.g.: 
  • ·      Book Group
  • ·      Rhymetime
  • ·      Storytime
  • ·      Quickcraft


Please see http://info.westberks.gov.uk/index.aspx?articleid=30287 for days and times of these activities.

Please keep using the library - we need to show West Berkshire Council that we use and value it!