Road works for Pedestrain crossing on A340

Please find attached the Project Notification for the pedestrian crossing in A340 Station Road, Aldermaston.

Information signs have been erected on site and the attached information letters are being posted out to residents, and businesses.

The works have been scheduled to start on Monday 12 February 2018 and be completed by 3 March 2018. There will be a 2 day road closure to enable the safe resurfacing of the carriageway which is currently programmed for 21-22 February with a signed diversion.

Carolan Construction Ltd will be the main works contractor and their working hours are set out in the residents letter attached

If you need further information regarding this project then please do not hesitate to contact Andrew England on 01635 519765.



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WBC Changes to wards, Padworth Parish will be part of Aldermaston Ward and no longer in Mortimer Ward from Next year.

The Local Government Boundary Commission for England proposals for West Berkshire Council are published today (16 January), setting out the new warding arrangements for the May 2019 elections (subject to approval in Parliament).

Locally, for Mortimer and Burghfield, the Commission has accepted the representations that we four local Conservative councillors (Graham Bridgman, West Berkshire Member for Mortimer; Keith Chopping, Member for Sulhamstead; Carol Jackson Doerge, Member for Burghfield and Ian Morrin, Member for Burghfield) made, supporting the West Berkshire Council response – agreeing the Commission’s proposal for a new three member Burghfield & Mortimer Ward, but (importantly) to exclude the southern part of Sulhamstead that the Commission originally proposed as part of the new ward.

The new ward will be comprised of the parishes of Beech Hill, Burghfield, Stratfield Mortimer and Wokefield and will have an anticipated variance from the predicted average number of electors per councillor in 2023 (3,028) of -1%.

The other local changes are that the Commission has accepted the criticism (which we joined in with) of its proposed vast new Aldermaston, Bradfield and Bucklebury ward and instead there will be three new one member wards: Aldermaston (Aldermaston, Beenham, Brimpton, Padworth and Wasing parishes; +4% variance from the predicted average number of electors per councillor in 2023), Bradfield (Bradfield, Englefield, Sulhamstead and Ufton Nervet; +2%), and Bucklebury (Bucklebury, Midgham, Stanford Dingley and Woolhampton; -1%).

For the report, maps, summary, etc, visit

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District Councillor Bridgman report January 2018

180110 Parish Council report GHB

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Email contact detail for Padworth Parish Councillor’s

Good news the Padworth Parish Councillors can be contacted via email

Parish Clark  –

Chairman, Mike Warner –

Jenny Lacon  –

John Miller –

Tom Tucker –

Andy Roberts –

David Murray –

Jon Fanti –

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Consultation on proposed term dates for 2019/2020

Consultation on proposed term dates for 2019

click on the above to see the two options

Consultation on proposed term dates for 2019/20

Term dates for community and voluntary controlled schools are set by West Berkshire Council following a consultation process. West Berkshire will ‘propose’ term dates and would recommend that schools consider aligning term dates with other schools in the area, for example, secondary schools with primary schools, in recognition of families with children at different schools.

In West Berkshire, the set dates traditionally include a common INSET at the start of the Autumn Term. Therefore, 191 days are set with recommendations for the remaining 4 INSET days.

The 2019/20 proposal for West Berkshire sets a common INSET day on Tuesday 3rd September 2019 with four further training days to be selected from outside specified pupil’s days.

The proposed dates for 2019/20 have been through our internal consultation process and are now available for public consultation. The consultation runs from 8 January until 16 February 2018. The deadline for feedback and comments is 16 February 2018.

There are 2 options proposed with the difference being a later holiday in October.

See the attached document for the two options

Take part in this consultation opens 9am on 8 January until 16 February 2018

Link to survey:

Copy and paste the link to make your comments.

West Berkshire School Term Dates 2019/20 Survey
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Please note that we cannot accept consultation responses from school by email, and your formal response to the consultation should be made via the online form (link above). We will however, clarify any points and maintain FAQS through the consultation period, based on feedback we receive.

Please share with your families/parents via your usual communication methods.

Who To Contact

Trading, Pupil Transport & Planning Officers: Caroline Martin & Hannah McDowell

Contact details for the Trading, Pupil Transport & Planning Officers in the Education Service

01635 519777





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District Councillor Bridgman Report for December 2017

171213 Parish Council report GHB

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cold weather alert for December 2017



General Situation: Cold northerly winds will bring showers today, these wintry on hills in the north and east.
Showers largely clearing this evening with overnight frosts. Slightly less cold in the south and west. Cold on
Saturday with a few showers in central and western areas. A sharp frost will form overnight with freezing fog
patches in the east. Early frost will clear slowly from the east on Sunday morning. Milder weather with
occasional rain will spread in later Sunday, and through Monday and Tuesday.

Forecast for Wed 20 Dec 2017 to Fri 29 Dec 2017
General Situation: The likelihood is that the weather will be predominantly mild with periods of strong winds and
rain. Occasional colder, showery periods are likely at times, but these probably brief in south. Bearing in mind
uncertainties, slightly higher even probabilities are given for the north, but confidence is really quite low in the
detail or trend.

Forecast for Sat 30 Dec 2017 to Sat 13 Jan 2018
General Situation: Confidence in the detail is low, but from climatology the first couple of weeks of January are
the coldest period of the year. Suggest that there is a slightly greater than even chance of the criteria being met
sometime during the two weeks in the north, and slightly lower probabilities in the south.


So wrap up well and stay warm

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