West Berkshire Council


Read about what's happening in Thatcham


Thatcham Town Council

Thatcham Town Council, one of the 65 groups registered with the West Berkshire Council's  Community Support Hub is supporting its most vulnerable residents with an army of 200 volunteers.  DSCF9042

The volunteers are currently supporting all four pharmacies in Thatcham by delivering important prescription medication to an average of 20+ residents a day who are unable to manage this for themselves.

They are also working with Crookham Village Store to co-ordinate delivery of essential groceries and, from this week, will be also delivering emergency food parcels where needed.

Their support extends to Doctor's surgeries too. They hold supplies of hearing aid batteries for Thatcham Medical Practice and Burdwood Surgery. Residents can collect from the Council Offices to reduce the number of visits to the busy surgeries.

Mel Taylor, Town Clerk at Thatcham Town Council said: "We are here to serve the community in the best way possible and we're doing just that. We have been amazed by the amount of volunteer support we have received and we are so grateful to be able to offer such great support as a community.

 "It is a great testament to the community spirit in Thatcham and we are very proud to be playing a key role during this crisis."

She added: "We will continue to add more lines of support over the coming days and weeks."

If you need support from Thatcham Town Council you can email them at enquiries@thatchamtowncouncil.gov.uk 

Joining Together

Joining Together
Joining Together
Karen and her family created 3 cardboard cutouts on themselves with the intention of brightening someone's day.

What started off as 3 cardboard people on a fence near Parsons Down School has transformed into a chain of over 200 (and counting!) people Joining Together to keep community spirit high. People across the district have begun starting chains of cutouts in their own neighbourhoods. This is a yet another truly amazing example of people coming together in difficult times.

Search Joining Together on Facebook to follow the growth of this amazing idea! https://www.facebook.com/groups/3000722443283624/