Sadly, due to Covid, it is not possible to hold a public event this year or to have REME parade through the High Street. Instead, together with neighbouring towns, we are encouraging everyone to ‘Remember from Home’. We are asking the Hungerford community to pay their respects by printing off a simple Poppy to colour in and place in your windows at home. Or you could use this template of a Poppy Wreath - template available by clicking on the link below. Paper copies of this template will be available to pick up from the table in the foyer of the library building which will be accessible during library opening hours. The library opening hours are available at the following address: http://info.westberks.gov.uk/article/35190. Alternatively, simply print any Poppy picture and display in a prominent window. Hungerford's service and wreath laying will be recorded and available on social media for all to view.
We are delighted that the majority of our local businesses have now reopened their doors. We welcome back custom and encourage your support for our local traders through these challenging times. The new safety measures that West Berkshire Council put in place along High Street and Bridge Street seem to be working well.
The attached plan shows where the new signage and ground markings were placed, along with the location of the suspended parking spaces.
A variety of
posters available to businesses to help guide their customers around their shop
safely, are being supplied free of charge. These are available to collect from Hungerford
Town Council office on Fridays between 9am and 12 noon and on Mondays between
9.30am and 11.30am. If you cannot make these times please email email@example.com and we will arrange
a drop off.
We are continuing to press for a reduction in the speed limit to 20mph of which many traders and residents have expressed support.Hungerford Signage and Ground Markings Plan
If you are in isolation and need help, there is one central point of contact for all residents of Hungerford:
Please contact local co-ordinator Geordie Taylor on:
Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/CommunitySupportHubGroup/
Contacts for help or for those that wish to volunteer is: 01635 503579 firstname.lastname@example.org
Updates for residents including services and financial supportwww.westberks.gov.uk/coronavirus-residents:
Retailers - Link to posters that you can display in your shops https://info.westberks.gov.uk/article/36919
For businesses https://www.westberks.gov.uk/coronavirus-business
Waste collections are continuing and WBC have asked residents to ensure their bins are placed outside their property by 6am instead of 7am.
Keyworkers who require assistance with essential
travel can contact WBC for help on 01635 551111.
WBC’s Emotional Health Academy has launched a helpline for young people 01635 503587.
Our website aims to inform you about the activities of the Council and to invite your comments.
There are 15 volunteer Councillors who are supported by the Town Clerk, Deputy Clerk and RFO. Full Council meets every month and there are five main committees and the timetable for these is listed in the calendar. Town issues are actively debated and actions taken to try and make life better for the people of Hungerford.
If you have any concerns or issues please contact a Councillor, or contact the Town Council Office.
The Town Council office is situated in the new Library building with automatic doors and is next to Church Street Car Park which has disabled parking.
Office opening hours are:
Monday to Friday 10am - 2pm
The Hungerford Foodbank Centre is located at Hungerford Methodist Church in Bridge Street and is open on Wednesdays from 13.00-15.00. Contact number is 07955 626621.
For details about the West Berks Foodbank visit https://westberks.foodbank.org.uk/
The Crisis Foodbank telephone number is 01635 760560.
If you would like to donate to the Foodbank, there are donation points in Hungerford at the churches, Tesco and Co-op.
The Foodbank website includes information about how you can volunteer.
A summary version of the Police and Crime Plan of the Thames Valley 2017-2021 has now been
published detailing the five strategic priorities for policing and crime for
the next five years. Please see attached document.Summary
For contacts for businesses in Hungerford, please follow the link to the Hungerford Chamber of Commerce website
Hungerford Town Council works alongside West Berkshire District Council to provide a variety of local services. Listed below is a summary of the responsibilities and services provided by HTC and WBC.
Hungerford Town Council is responsible for:
Planning (HTC is a statutory consultee on Planning Applications in Hungerford and although the Town Council’s comments will be considered, the final decision lies with West Berkshire Council)
Highways & Transport (HTC's Highways and Transport Committee lobby WBC for changes they see as required through their local knowledge of the town, but ultimately WBC are responsible. In particular potholes, slips and trips on the footway should be reported directly to them through email@example.com)
Bridge Street War Memorial