parish council

inkpen parish council news

Planning applications

Planning applications for consideration this month are:
20/00048/FUL Quill Cottage, Craven Rd. replacement dwelling with attached double garage and annex above - withdrawn.
All planning applications can be viewed on the West Berkshire Council website

Parish Council

In line with Government advice on social distancing and self-isolation the Parish meetings have been postponed due to the Coronavirus. The health and safety of councillors, staff and the public are of primary concern. The Parish Council will be working remotely and can be contacted via .

Roadside Ditches and Watercourses

Please can everyone take responsibility and make sure that the ditch adjacent or within your property is clear to avoid flooding and causing a problem to neighbouring dwellings. If the ditch is owned by the Highway Authority for draining the highway please discuss any problems with Customer Services on 01635 519080.

Great British Spring Clean

Don’t forget this event is scheduled for 20th March to 13th April 2020– it would be great to get Inkpen involved. The Council can assist with the ‘Parish Spring Clean’ and the community litter picks- book your litter pick tool kit from Customer Services Team on 01635 551111

Dog Mess

To all dog walkers - please observe the ‘country code’ and ‘pick it up’. It has been reported that not all dog owners are acting responsibly and sadly it leaves the playing field unfit for games and leisure activities. There is a dog that regularly escapes to join the football match on the playing field – please can you ensure that animals are not roaming free when serious sporting activity takes place.

Updates on Parish activity

This parish website is updated regularly and if you wish to check on new information during the month, it will be here or on the News page. Please check regularly for advice on the ‘Coronavirus’ (COVID-19) and how to deal with it.

All people with flu-like symptoms – a fever above 37.8C , shortness of breath or a persistent cough – should self isolate (stay at home, away from other people) for at least seven days and call 111. Do not spread the virus – wash your hands with soap and water.

This website displays the names of those willing to help you and do shopping if required – just give them a call.

Conservation Area Appraisals

These will be taking place over a seven year work programme. The Council and the West Berkshire Heritage Forum are working together to identify the special character of the local areas and help shape development to gain a greater understanding about the history. There are 53 conservation areas in West Berkshire and only two have an adopted Conservation Area Appraisal in place. The Parish Council Chairman will be identifying those in Inkpen.

Police and Crime Commissioner Elections cancelled

The elections due to be held on 7th May 2020 have been postponed and legislation is going through Parliament to move the election to Thursday 6th May 2021.

Sunday League Football

This has been postponed until further notice.

mobile library

The service has been suspended on Government advice, but will call in Inkpen at Craven Rd. from 2.30 – 2.50pm and at Inkpen School from 3.05 to 4pm when the service resumes – the mobile library should have been calling on 21st April so watch this space.

council meetings

Meetings are advertised on the village notice boards and on this website in advance of the meeting. The next meeting has not been arranged due to the Government advice for us not to hold public meetings, and as always are subject to councillor’s availability.

All Councillors can be contacted via the Clerk, Gloria Keene, at Alternatively, Cllr. Mark Bates can be emailed directly at and Cllr. Simon Hanna at

defibrillator awareness

If you can't attend the Inkpen training event, visit the St. John's Ambulance website.

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climate change

It is down to us to see how we can make a difference individually and as a community.

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