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Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Find information about community support and our services during the coronavirus pandemic, on our information for residents pages, our information for businesses pages, and our community support hub page which has guidance to help coordinate community organisations.

See a summary of our Local Outbreak Control Plan and read our frequently asked questions. 

Parks, Playgrounds and Open Spaces

Information on our award-winning parks and open spaces

We aim to look after our parks, open spaces and play areas so that they are welcoming, clean, safe, attractive and accessible.


West Berkshire has two Green Flag Award winning parks:

These parks are managed by West Berkshire Council.  For more information on how we look after these locations, please see our management plans for pdf icon Northcroft and Goldwell Parks [10Mb] and pdf icon Holybrook Linear Park [13Mb].

Other parks are managed locally by town or parish councils.

Children's play areas

We look after many children's play areas throughout the district; you can view a doc icon list of play areas [62kb], or find their location on our online map.
If you're looking for information about a play area that isn't shown on the map or in the list, it's likely to be the responsibility of the local town or parish council.

Newbury Town Council also provide a list of playgrounds in and around Newbury on their website.

Reporting issues or problems

If you notice any defects in parks, open spaces or grass verges that we look after, please let us know.

Who To Contact

West Berkshire Council's Grounds Maintenance Officer with responsibility for parks and open spaces

01635 519576