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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.


  • Partial refund on offer for fares paid on school transport
    05:23pm - Today
  • Emotional Health Academy Helpline for young people aged 11-18 has been set up during Coronavirus (Covid-19)
    02:03pm - 3 Apr 20
  • A number of businesses in West Berkshire will be receiving grant funding of between £10,000 and £25,000 from Monday 6 April.
    09:02am - 3 Apr 20
  • We have successfully accommodated 22 individuals into self-contained rooms.
    11:26am - 31 Mar 20
  • West Berkshire Council's Willows Edge Care Home in Newbury has been rated as 'Good' in all domains by the Care Quality Commission (CQC).
    11:06am - 27 Mar 20
  • The Council's waste collections may start earlier than normal to give them a chance to finish rounds.
    05:48pm - 26 Mar 20
  • Car parks operated by West Berkshire Council will be free until further notice to help make life easier for key workers at this difficult time.
    04:05pm - 24 Mar 20
  • West Berkshire businesses affected by COVID-19 can now access a wide range of support, following action from government and West Berkshire Council.
    10:46am - 24 Mar 20
  • West Berkshire is a very popular place to live with a limited supply of social and affordable rented properties.
    11:26am - 23 Mar 20
  • A partnership is bringing the community together to help those in need.
    03:39pm - 22 Mar 20
  • West Berkshire Council and local organisations are supporting rough sleepers
    04:45pm - 20 Mar 20
  • Only one other YOT in the country scored higher in pilot inspection
    08:03am - 20 Mar 20
  • Decision made to keep vulnerable group of people safe
    06:42pm - 19 Mar 20
  • West Berkshire Council's Housing Allocations Policy is changing and we are seeking your views on the proposed changes which will determine the way homes are allocated by the Council.
    11:30am - 18 Mar 20
  • Updated advice from Government and NHS
    11:48am - 13 Mar 20
  • The service will be provided by Eight Bells for Community Strengths
    01:12pm - 4 Mar 20
  • Scheme will resurface 16km of road between Newbury and Reading
    01:50pm - 2 Mar 20
  • Town features in European-wide top-25 list
    10:18am - 28 Feb 20
  • Consultation starts 24 February, have your say...
    11:17am - 26 Feb 20
  • Reports highlights strengths, and opportunities for improvement
    03:24pm - 19 Feb 20
  • The award recognises, celebrates and builds on the work in school to support children, young people and the wider school community's health and wellbeing.
    08:26am - 18 Feb 20
  • Local good causes benefit from almost £8k in grants from the West Berkshire Lottery Community Fund
    03:17pm - 23 Jan 20
  • The winners of the 2019 West Berkshire Council's Community Champion Awards have been announced at an evening awards ceremony at Shaw House on Monday 13 January 2020.
    04:38pm - 14 Jan 20
  • Newbury estate set to be developed in the coming years
    10:38am - 20 Dec 19
  • West Berkshire delivers pioneering travel app for parents and young people
    03:56pm - 15 Nov 19
  • In a joint venture, West Berkshire Council have supported the development of pioneering smartphone app, RouteGuard
    01:23pm - 30 Oct 19
  • West Berkshire Council have supported the development of a pioneering smartphone app
    11:20am - 18 Sep 19
  • Blogs

    The South East Thatcham Flood Alleviation Scheme Blog
    Latest post: South East Thatcham FAS - Week 50 and 51
    A4 Hambridge Road and Lower Way Improvements
    Latest post: End of March update
    Market Street Development and Wharf Bus Station Blog
    Latest post: Market Street development in progress
    Houses at Highfield Avenue demolished
    Health and Wellbeing in Schools Blog
    Latest post: Health and Wellbeing in Schools - update March 2020
    Planning Policy News
    Latest post: Local Plan Newsletter - February 2020
    Digital Services Blog
    Latest post: My Family Plan
    Making it easier to offer early help
    West Berkshire Health and Wellbeing Blog
    Latest post: Infection control matters


    Draft Housing Allocations Policy
    Have your say on our draft Housing Allocations Policy
    Start: 2020-03-17
    End: 2020-05-03
    Results: 2020-07-17
    Proposal to introduce a new Public Spaces Protection Order (PSPO) in Newbury Town Centre
    Have your say
    Start: 2020-02-24
    End: 2020-04-06
    Results: 2020-07-17
    Public Path Order: Extinguishment of public footpath Holybrook 6
    Have your say
    Start: 2020-01-13
    End: 2020-02-08
    Results: 2020-02-10
    Public Path Order: Extinguishment of public bridleway East Ilsley 18
    Have your say
    Start: 2020-01-13
    End: 2020-02-08
    Results: 2020-02-10
    Public Path Order: Extinguishment of public footpaths East Ilsley 31 and 35
    Have your say
    Start: 2020-01-13
    End: 2020-02-08
    Results: 2020-02-10
    West Berkshire Council School Term Dates 2021/22
    Consultation on proposed term dates for 2021/22
    Start: 2020-01-06
    End: 2020-02-24
    Results: 2020-03-09

    Who To Contact

    Contact details for West Berkshire Council's Public Relations Team

    (01635) 519125