Wednesday, 18 April 2018

Buses replace trains west of Theale Mon to Thurs next week

Buses replace trains between Theale and Pewsey from Mon 23rd to Thur 26th April. Trains will still run between Theale and Reading.

Planning application submitted to re-develop 19 and 19a High Street

A planning application has been submitted to re-develop 19 and 19a High Street, Theale.

This is the former Horticultural Trades Association site. The proposal is to demolish numbers 19 and 19a and the building behind. Two new retail units would replace 19 and 19a and a new apartment block would be built behind. The apartment block would be accessed from the lane that leads off Crown Lane.

The 3-storey apartment block would be visible from houses in this lane, from parts of Crown Lane and from the end of Woodfield Way.

The application number is 18/00823/FULEXT

 Plans, etc.:

Saturday, 14 April 2018

Work on building a new pavement along part of Station Road, Theale, suspended

I have received the following from a West Berks Council officer:

I am writing to inform you that the works within Station Road have unfortunately been temporarily suspended by the contractor, Volker Highways, due to issues with sub-contractor availability.

The area will be made safe and works will resume as soon as Volker Highways resolve their workforce issues. A further letter will be sent once a return to work date is agreed.

I must apologise for any inconvenience caused and rest assured West Berkshire Council are doing everything we can to get this matter resolved urgently.

This morning I will be hand delivering a letter to the local residents and businesses to inform them of the situation.


Tuesday, 10 April 2018

Theale Parish Council agreed in principle to release land required for new primary school

Theale Parish Council agreed "in principle to agree terms of sale" to release land on the North Street Playing Field to allow the new primary school to be built at its meeting last night:

Friday, 6 April 2018

Theale Parish Council to make decison about release the land for the new school

A regular meeting of the parish council will be held on Monday 9th April. The following item will be discussed under Part 2 of the agenda:
1. Proposed Primary School on NSPF
Members to discuss information received. In accordance with legal advice provided to the parish council, Members to RESOLVE on a course of action:
a. Refusal to Sell
b. Agreement in Principle to Discuss Terms of Sale

Because the item will be in Part 2 it will be discussed without the public or the press being present

Wednesday, 4 April 2018

Nominations for the vacant parish councillor seat on Theale Parish Council now open

Applications for the vacant parish councillor position can now be submitted. 

Nomination papers can be obtained from the Theale parish council office or West Berkshire Council offices. Completed papers must be delivered to the Returning Officer at West Berkshire Council offices in Market Street, Newbury no later than 4pm on Friday 6th April 2018.

If more than one nomination is received by West Berkshire Council the election is considered contested and a formal by-election will then be held on Thursday 3rd May 2018.