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Carriageway Resurfacing in College Piece 

 The carriageway resurfacing of College Piece will commence on Monday September 4th and will take four days. Please note that if it is raining or the road surface is damp then the works may be postponed until the next dry day.

There will be no parking allowed in the road during working hours ( week days 7:00 am to 7:00 pm) to allow access for machinery and for the works to go ahead safely and efficiently.

Volker Highways Ltd will be the main works contractor.

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

NDP Impementation Group (NIG)

The NDP Steering Group is reconstituted as The NDP Implementation Group (NIG) to manage the non-project matters relating to the Stratfield Mortimer NDP and to manage and maintain the NDP as it responds to the needs of the Parish.

Overgrown Hedges


Hedges overgrowing footpaths create a number of requests for action every year.

The Parish Council, however, does not have the powers to enforce maintenance of over growing hedges in the Parish.

What we can do is to notify West Berkshire Council of such overgrowth and they have to respond with a response/action plan within 10 days.

If West  Berkshire are responsible for the hedge themselves, they will need to deal with resolving the matter and advise an action plan.

If the hedge is on private land, it is the responsibility of the landowner to resolve the issue. West Berkshire Council do, however, have the power to enforce such a resolution. 

Whilst the Parish Council is not empowered to be able to directly do anything regarding private hedges, we do report all such matters to West Berkshire Council, if we are aware of them, and keep a log of all such communications and, where possible, seek to influence West Berkshire Council to enforce a remedy as it is empowered to do.

If you have an issue with a hedge the first course of action is speak to the land owner. If this cannot be done or no action is taken the next course of action is to report it to the Parish Council by email on admin@stratfield-mortimer.gov.uk or by phone on 0118 933 1955. It is also always of help if you contact customerservices@westberks.gov.uk as well.

Next Meeting(s) 

The next meeting will be the Planning Committee meeting at 5.00pm on Tuesday 22nd August in the Parish Office, Mortimer Library, 27 Victoria Road, Mortimer, RG7 3SH. The next monthly Full Council meeting will be at 7.30pm on Thursday 14th September, 2017 in Mortimer Methodist Church, West End Road, Mortimer RG7 3TE.

Public-drop in Event About NHS Research in Berkshire 

The public will be able to find out about research taking place in Berkshire’s NHS and how they can get involved at an information event on 12 September.

 The event has been organised by the NIHR Clinical Research Network Thames Valley and South Midlands (CRN), an NHS organisation which provides support to enable trials to take place in the NHS and will enable people to talk to NHS nurses and other staff about research into areas including dementia, heart disease, diabetes, stroke and mental health and how to take part.

The drop-in event will be held from 1.30pm to 5.30pm on 12 September in the Victoria Hall at Reading Town Hall, a three minute walk from the train station. No booking is required. For further information can be found here or email comms.crnthamesvalley@nihr.ac.uk or call 01865 227252.

Patients are encouraged to ask their doctor about research opportunities and view trials seeking volunteers at The UK Clinical Trials Gateway www.ukctg.nihr.ac.uk.



Site Design Brief (SDB) for MOR006 

An updated version of the SDB for The Site MOR006 can be found here. This version has been substantially updated and has sought to address all the comments received to date in accordance with the policies and objectives of the NDP.

The webpage will continue to be updated as necessary. 

Mortimer Heritage Trail - 03/08/2017

Produced in conjunction with Mortimer Local History Group,  Mortimer Heritage Trail is now available. There are two walks around Mortimer both just over 2 miles long. Copies are available from Mortimer Library and The Baobab and to download from here: Walk 1; Walk 2

If you have any feedback or suggestions to enhance this guide, please call the Parish Council office on 0118 9331955 or email admin@stratfield-mortimer.go.uk

Vacancy for Councillor - 31/07/2017 

There is currently one vacancy for Stratfield Mortimer Parish Council. Further information can be found here. 

Thames Valley Alert

Thames Valley Alert is a community messaging service run by Thames Valley Police, providing warnings and advice and information on incidents in and around the local area. Residents can sign up to receive alerts by email, text, or telephone message or via an app. 

For further information on the service and for details on how to sign up, please click on this link https://www.thamesvalley.police.uk/news/campaigns/sign-thames-valley-alert-today/

Annual Return and Audited Year End Financial Report 26/06/2017

A copy of the Annual Return can be found here and a copy of the Audited Year End Financial Report, 2016-2017 is here.  

Notice of appointment of date for the exercise of elector’s rights Accounts for the year ended 31st March 2017 can be seen here.