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

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Padworth Newsletter October 2017

Padworth Newsletter 108 October 2017 

Please click on the above to open

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Rectory Road Closure November 20th to 22nd December 2017

The information regarding the closure of Rectory Road as given to you last month and provided by West Berkshire Council was wrong. The actual dates are  Monday 20 November – Friday 22 December
Thames Water is replacing the Main Water Pipe from the ‘A’ Clump by the junction with the Reading Road, north up Rectory Road as far as the manhole just past Quint. The road will be closed during this work with diversions via Silver Lane and Soper’s Lane.

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Keith Gilbert’s Funeral

Keith Gilbert’s Funeral This will be held on

 Thursday 5 October at 2pm in Aldermaston Church

No flowers, please.  Donations to The Sue Ryder Duchess of Kent Hospice.

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KEITH GILBERT 15/12/1935 – 13/9/2017

It is with great sadness that we learnt of the death of Keith Gilbert and we send our condolences to his widow, Gudrun.

Keith was born in Battersea and evacuated to Kintbury in 1939, where he stayed until 1945 when he returned to London at the end of WW2.

He started work as an apprentice at the AWRE in Aldermaston in 1953. While there he met and married Gudrun in 1958, moving to Padworth in 1959. I learnt only recently that along with fellow apprentices he formed The Blacknest Skiffle Group of which he was the Lead Singer and Washboard player. He was a keen jazz fan and a regular attender at the Theale Jazz Club.

He joined Foster Wheeler in London and worked for them in many countries as a designer of steam boilers for power stations and oil refineries. He finished his career by going solo, still designing boilers. As a designer he also turned his eye to houses and there are three in Padworth who owe their extensions to Keith’s skills.

I first met Keith in June 1976 when we left our home in Aldermaston and moved in next door. I well remember telling him quite soon after moving in that my father’s farm in Shropshire had a railway line running through it and l used to watch the steam trains going past. This was the start of many stories about all things steam-driven which Keith used to regale me with on every occasion we met, only interrupted by one of his painful jokes.

Keith was on the Parish Council for 42 years and was Chairman for 10. He also did a great deal of work to keep the Village Hall going. He installed the new heating system there and was instrumental in getting the new kitchen, the Westbury Room and the football changing rooms built.

Padworth has a lot to thank Keith for and we were very lucky that he came to live here. He will be greatly missed.

His funeral will be on 5 October – see page 2 for details. Mike Warner

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A 340 Canal Bridge Work / Road Closure

Canal Bridge Work / A340 Road Closure

Aldermaston Wharf Lifting Bridge six monthly Electrical and Mechanical Service on the following weekend:

08:00 hrs to 17:00 hrs Saturday 30 September 2017 and

08:00 hrs to 17:00 hrs Sunday 1 October 2017.

The works will be carried out with a full road closure and diversion route via Frouds Lane with a temporary footbridge in place and working off the pontoon with the canal open to narrow boat traffic.

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Keith Gilbert

It is with sadness that we have learnt of the  death of Keith Gilbert on 12th September.

Keith and his family have lived in Padworth for many years.  He has  been a  very active member of our community.   Keith was a member of the Padworth Parish Council for over 40 years and Chairman for many of these.   He was also a member of the Padworth village hall committee and on the board of local charities among other things.

He will be missed by so many in the community.

RIP Keith

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District Councillor Bridgman report September 2017

170913 Parish Council report GHB

To read District Councillor Bridgman report for September, please click on the above.

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