West Berkshire Council new telephone number

West Berkshire Council has changed its switchboard number from 01635 42400

to 01635 55 11 11.

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Contact details for Padworth Parish Councillors September 2016


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Padworth Parish Council

Find minutes for Padworth Parish Council meeting under Padworth Parish Council catergory

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Padworth Parish Plan

padworth plan

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Grass-crete hard standing on A340

Good news it looks like that the grasscrete hard standing for the police camera van to park has commenced towards the exit of Aldermaston Wharf towards Aldermaston on the Fallows Road side. Hopefully the police camera vehicle speeding monitoring will happen frequently and deter / or at least reduce speeding on the A340.

A very nice Christmas present for the Wharf.

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M4 closure updates – junction 12 – 13

M4 closure updates – junction 12 – 13

After successfully lifting into position all six central reservation beams along the M4 between junctions 12 and 13, the remaining three weekend closures have now been cancelled (15 – 18 December, 12 – 15 January and 19 – 22 January 2018).

The scheme will still require occasional full overnight road closures, the dates for which will be advertised in advance on signs alongside the M4 and in the media.

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West Berks Winter weather advice

WBC have produced  very good information called Winter Service Plan 2017 – 2018 on their web site http://info.westberks.gov.uk/CHttpHandler.ashx?id=34808&p=0


Informs you on how to plan for winter and what to do in winter weather with icy pavements etc.

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M4 Closure this weekend 8, 9 and 10th December 2017

I am sure everyone knows that the M4 is closed this weekend 8th, 9th and 10th December from 10pm Friday till 5am Monday.

M4 J12-13 Weekend Reminder Letter

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Burglary prevention


Remember: Most burglaries are opportunistic

Always close and lock doors and windows when you go out – even if just for a short time – and when you go to bed at night. Don’t forget doors into garages or conservatories
Make sure your locks and security measures comply with your insurance requirements. More information can be found at securedbydesign.com and locksmiths.co.uk
Join or start a Neighbourhood or Home Watch scheme! Membership of a scheme is a proven deterrent to burglars
Keep keys, including shed and car keys, in a place where they’re not visible to anyone looking in. Don’t leave keys in the door and never hide a spare key outside
Keep valuables hidden and not visible from windows
Take photos of your valuable items for insurance purposes and keep them with your policy
Window locks and visible burglar alarms can act as a deterrent to criminals
Never leave packaging from new goods visible with your general rubbish. Criminals may see it and target your property
Draw curtains in the evening and leave your lights on a timer switch if you’re going out. Make sure one light is on upstairs
Never give your keys to anyone you do not know well. Change the locks when you move house so that you know exactly who has keys
Never keep large amounts of cash in the house
Consider keeping expensive jewellery, house deeds and other important items in a home safe anchored to the brickwork

Register valuable items free of charge with immobilise.com, a property register that helps police identify your property and catch criminals.

If you need to have your locks repaired or replaced, are wanting to upgrade your security or simply want a security survey then you can find a vetted, inspected and qualified locksmith near you via the Master Locksmiths Association: locksmiths.co.uk / 0800 783 1498. Their website also has useful security advice including a visual guide to home security.

Consider using commercial property recovery systems. Secured by Design has accredited a number of products which use forensic trace, permanent marks or secure internet:

Selectamark – selectamark.co.uk

RedWeb – redwebsecurity.com

SmartWater – smartwater.com

Retainagroup – retainagroup.com

Keyfetch – keyfetch.com


Look at securedbydesign.com for more security tips and recommended products.

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M4 Closure weekend 8, 9 and 10 December 2017

M4 Junctions 12 to 13: Bridge Refurbishment – Weekend Closure Reminder

This is a reminder that the M4 east and westbound carriageways will be closed between junctions 12 (Theale) and 13 (Chieveley) this weekend as part of a scheme to replace the beams and waterproofing material to the bridges which carry the M4 over the B4009 Hampstead Norreys Road near Hermitage, Brocks Lane near Frilsham and Burnt Hill Road.

The M4 will be fully closed from 10pm tomorrow (Friday 8 December) through to 6am on Monday (11 December).

The closure is required to allow space for the large cranes and low-loader lorries to sit across the carriageway (as demonstrated in the attached photo taken during the last weekend closure).

During the closures a clearly signed diversion will be in place via the A4 (through Newbury, Thatcham and Woolhampton), however as we are expecting this route to be extremely busy alternatives routes will be suggested further afield. Significant delays are expected during these weekend closure periods, and it is advised that you plan ahead of your journey to allow for extra time or avoid this route where possible.

Should the new beams be lifted into position successfully over this weekend, then the further planned weekend closure in December and the two planned in January will be cancelled. An email will be sent next week to confirm if the next weekend closure is required.

We would like to apologise in advance for any disruption caused by these closures; if you have any questions, or if you’d like you know about our work please contact us on 0300 123 5000 or email info@highwaysengland.co.uk. Or you can visit our website at http://www.highways.gov.uk/roads

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Dates for Padworth Parish Council meetings for 2018

Padworth Parish Council Dates 2018 

click on the above to open for the dates

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