Hungerford Town Council

Events for week beginning 28th September 2020

All meetings are currently taking place via Zoom.  See agenda for link to the meeting.
Highways & Transport Committee, Monday 28th September at 7pm  Agenda

 Hungerford - Open for Business

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 admin@hungerford-tc.gov.uk 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

West Berkshire Council - Weekly Covid-19 Surveillance Report

West Berkshire Council has produced a report available via the following link: https://info.westberks.gov.uk/article/coronavirus-data
The report shows:
-the seven day rolling average of the daily number of cases of Covid-19
-the cumulative rates of Covid-19 cases per 100,000 population in England and by region (including West Berkshire)
-specific data relating to Hungerford is shown in the table of the number of positive cases of Covid-19 by area in West Berkshire

NEED HELP DURING SELF ISOLATION?

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:

    He will need the following basic details from you:

  • Your name
  • Contact number
  • Email address
  • Home address

HELP DURING COVID19 - Please see useful links below from West Berks Council

Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/CommunitySupportHubGroup/

Contacts for help or for those that wish to volunteer is: 01635 503579 westberksbct@westberks.gov.uk

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.

Health issues https://info.westberks.gov.uk/coronavirus-residents-health

WBC’s Emotional Health Academy has launched a helpline for young people 01635 503587. 

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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 to 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 

Citizens Advice West Berkshire

For current opening hours and information: www.citizensadvicewestberkshire.org.uk
or contact the telephone helpline: 0300 222 5941
Carers Advice Service: 01635 516609
Outreach Appointment Line: 01635 516605
Help to Claim, Universal Credit helpline: 0800 144 8 444
follow on Twitter @WestBerksCAB
www.citizensadvice.org.uk

For clients who find it difficult to access services in Newbury, there is an Outreach Service for residents of Hungerford in the Hungerford Library building.  Two sessions are offered on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday every month.  To make an appointment call the Outreach Appointment Line on 01635 516605.

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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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
Transport and Parking including car parks
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