Hungerford Town Council wishes to pay its respects to Mansil Morgan who sadly died on Friday. He served as Mayor for 3 years and dedicated much of his time to voluntary work. He was chairman of the Town Band and arranged joint concerts with the Town Band and the Dowlais male voice choir to raise significant funding for the town. As a result he was instrumental in placing defibrillators around the town. He also taught at the John O Gaunt School and played football for Hungerford. We know he will be greatly missed and our thoughts are with his family at this sad time.
In light of the Government announcement on Monday 23rd March, we will be closing all our play parks and skate parks until further notice. Regrettably we will not be providing the usual display of flower baskets and troughs in the High Street either. We encourage residents to take this opportunity to grow their own flowers this year to provide a splash of colour and cheer to the High Street. You may also wish to enter our Hungerford in Bloom competition which we hope to run by photographic entry. More details to follow.
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
OWING TO CORONAVIRUS (COVID19) ALL VISITORS TO THE CEMETERY SHOULD FOLLOW THE GOVERNMENT’S GUIDANCE:
~ Only visit alone or with members of your household
~ Please follow the 2 metre social distancing rule at all times.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org)
Bridge Street War Memorial