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Community Carols - 19 December 2023

The Community Carols event, organised by the Methodist Church, will take place on Tuesday, 19 December.

The event will be led by Rev John Banks and will be hosted at the Horse & Groom at 6.30pm.

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West Berkshire Community Forum - 5 December 2023

The next Community Forum will be held tonight (5th December 2023) at the Club Room, Chieveley Village Hall, at 6pm.  Attendees will be able to take part in person or via zoom.  Registration and dial-in details are here: (opens in new window)

The forum will focus on crucial aspects like:

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Consultation - Balancing West Berkshire Council's Budget

As you are probably aware, West Berkshire Council, along with many other local authorities, is facing unprecedented financial pressures due to a number of national and global factors which has left a significant funding gap in next year’s budget.  In order to address this budget gap, savings are needed which could affect a number of front-line services, some of which sit within the Council’s Environment Department. 

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CCTV on The Fairground

Following the approval of the parish council’s planning application 23/01514/FUL on 9 November, the new CCTV cameras will be installed onto The Fairground shortly.  The cameras will be used to cover the playground areas and equipment for security purposes.

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Christmas Tree and First Advent Sunday

The parish council Christmas elves were out on The Fairground on Friday morning installing this year’s tree. Thanks to Graham Bridgman, Amanda Marsden, Hugh Kilshaw, Andrew Richardson, and to James Strang and his telehandler.

On Advent Sunday, 3rd December at 7pm, after the service in St John's church, there will be a Blessing of the Christmas Tree and turning on of the lights on The Fairground, led by Father Paul Chaplin.

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