Hungerford Town Council

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Events for week beginning 1st July 2019

Meeting of Finance & General Purposes Committee on Monday, 1st July at 6.45 pm in Town Hall
Meeting of Full Council on Monday, 1st July 2019 at 7pm in Town Hall
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Welcome to Hungerford Town Council's Website

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 - Friday  

10am - 2pm.  

  • Town Council Office, Hungerford Town Council, The Library, Church Street, Hungerford RG17 0JG
  • Tel: 01488 686195
  • Email: admin@hungerford-tc.gov.uk 
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Armed Forces Day - 29th June 2019

Timings as below 

                                                 1100           Dedication service with wreath laying at the Royal British Legion

                                                 1145           Parade forms up at Football Club under the Regimental Sergeant Major. 

                                                 1205           Parade marches through town

                                                 1210           Mayor, Constable and High Sheriff stand on dias

                                                 1215           Parade off towards High Street and gives an eyes left & salutes VIP.

                                                 1220           Parade marches around the Town Hall and halts in Church Street, Hungerford.

                                                 1230           BBQ lunch at Royal British Legion

Notice of Public Rights and Publication of Unaudited Annual Governance and Accountability Return - Date of Announcement: 30th May 2019

Hungerford in Bloom

Hungerford Town Council (HTC) is aiming to build on the previous success of its annual Hungerford in Bloom competition and to encourage a well-supported and colourful competition in 2019. HTC is working closely with the ‘Smarten Up Hungerford’ campaign to avoid overlap and duplication and has the support of Hungerford Chamber of Commerce.

This year’s competition will include more categories for domestic entries such as a hanging basket/container, a category for volunteer gardens and, as in previous years, a commercial premises category. HTC would also like to encourage our Hungerford Schools to enter the competition and have included a ‘Schools’ category for you. Anyone who is interested in entering the competition please see the entry form for more details.  All entries, whether a hanging basket, window box or your complete garden will be very welcome and will all contribute to the attractiveness of our town as well as to a successful competition.

A printable copy of the entry form is attached.  A hard copy can be obtained from the HTC office. The closing date for the competition is Monday the 24th June 2019 and judging day will be Saturday the 6th July 2019. Hungerford Allotment Holders Association (HAHA) is also taking part in the competition; contact details for the HAHA competition are on the poster (right).

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Thank you

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We would like to say a very big thank you to everyone who made a contribution towards the cost of this year’s amazing Christmas lights display.  There were so many generous donations from local residents, businesses and organisations that it is difficult to write to everyone individually.  We have been so pleased that many residents and visitors have come forward to say how much they have enjoyed the display this year and your generosity has helped this to happen.  This was the first year that people were able to donate through The Good Exchange and this proved to be a great success.  We hope to continue with the excellent standard of the display which transforms the town in December 2019. 

Hungerford 2036 Neighbourhood Development Plan Aims and Objectives

The draft vision, aims and objectives of the Hungerford 2036 Neighbourhood Plan are summarised in the attached document. They are based on the results of the community survey in July 2018, the Hungerford Town Plan (2013) and additional research by the project team.  Residents will have the opportunity to meet with the H2036 team who will have a display and stand at the annual Town Meeting and will be encouraging comments and feedback on these aims which will eventually form the policies of the NDP.  

 

Hungerford Foodbank

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. 

Smarten up Hungerford

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West Berkshire Council Press Release: Removal of unwanted green bins

We have received the following press release from WBC:

West Berkshire Council will be arranging collection of unwanted green bins over the next few months. Residents who do not wish to subscribe to the garden waste service or use their green bin to recycle food waste can request a collection online to have their green bin removed from their property

We would encourage residents to use their green bin to recycle food waste or to use them for something other than garden waste. Some residents have chosen to use them for extra storage, or to convert them into a water butt, wormery or composter.

Request for a green bin to be collected at www.westberks.gov.uk/unwantedgreenbin

Neigbourhood Watch Hungerford

Following a meeting led by Angela Money, Thames Valley Neighbourhood Watch Committee Member representing West Berkshire with Thames Valley Police, Mayor of Hungerford and Richard Benyon MP, local residents were encouraged to create a Neighbourhood Watch team in Hungerford.

The first priority is to find a Co-ordinator.  If you are interested, please fill out the attached form and send it to The Head of Coporate Communications, Thames Valley Police Headquarter - address on the bottom of the attached form

Application Form

Police & Crime Summary

 

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

Age UK Berkshire - Easy Shop

Easy Shop is a service provided by Age UK Berkshire in association with the leading supermarkets to give you regular and reliable supermarket shopping delivered to your home.  If you find it difficult to get to the shops, can't or don't want to shop on-line: whether you're older or a person with disabilities, Easy Shop is designed for you.  Please follow the attached link to Penny Post for more details about this helpful scheme:   
http://pennypost.org.uk/2017/12/easy-shop-shopping-made-simpler-berkshire-age-uk/
or contact Age UK Berkshire on 0118 959 4242 or 01635 522255, easyshop@ageukberkshire.org.uk, www.ageukberkshire.org.uk.

Responsibilities

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:

The Mayor of Hungerford

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 customerservices@westberks.gov.uk)

Allotments

St Saviour's Cemetery

The Croft Field Centre

Play Areas

Hungerford Youth & Community Centre

Triangle Field

CCTV

Defibrillators

Hungerford Library

Community Events

Bridge Street War Memorial

Public Toilets


West Berkshire District Council is responsible for:
Leisure, Parks and Countryside
For help relating to any of the above, please contact the WBC website on www.westberks.gov.uk


In addition to the above, the Town and Manor of Hungerford is a charity responsible for protecting the Commoners' rights and the lands and rivers of the Town and Manor.  Their areas of responsibility include:
The Town Hall
Local markets and other events
Hungerford Common, The Croft, Freeman's March, the John O'Gaunt Inn
For help relating to any of the above, please contact the Town and Manor website on www.hungerfordtownandmanor.co.uk