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 - Closed.
Tuesday - 10am-2pm.
Wednesday - 10am-2pm.
Thursday - Closed.
Friday - 10am-2pm.
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).
Hungerford Town Council operates an annual grants scheme whereby grants are awarded to local organisations offering services to Hungerford residents. Applications are now invited for this year's scheme. Grants are usually awarded in May / June with an awards ceremony taking place in July. HTC administers its grants scheme via The Good Exchange website and encourages all applications to be made directly on The Good Exchange website in order to be considered for matched funding. Simply copy and paste the link below to take you to the application page.
Another benefit of applying on line is that other funders will also be able to consider donating to your cause. If you are unable to make an application on-line we do have paper application forms available for collection from Hungerford Town Council office in the Library, Church St.
Details of grants awarded for 2018/19 can be found on our Finance page.
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.
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.
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.
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