Councillor Vacancy
26 May 2023
Election & Councillor Vacancies
19 October 2022

Thank you for your interest in joining the council. Ordinary elections take place every 4 years and polling day for the next election will be 4th May 2023.

The deadline for submission of your nomination paper is 4pm on Tuesday 4th April 2023. Scroll down for a form to download which must be submitted by hand to the returning officer at West Berks Council no earlier than 24th March 2023. Also attached is an annotated guide to completion. 

More information can be found by following this link. We currently have 2 vacancies which we can fill by co-option now however all 15 places will be up for election in May.

In the meantime you are very welcome to attend any of our Town Council meetings to get a feel for how they run and topics for discussion. The next upcoming agendas can be found on the home page of this website. There is always the option to introduce yourself at the meetings should you wish or you can just listen.

Please find attached a copy of HTC's policy explaining the process for joining the council by co-option. If you decide you would like to apply we will require Appendix A signed and returned along with your resume for consideration.

The co-option policy refers to the Code of Conduct and please click on the following link, for this, our Standing Orders and Financial Regulations which are on our website Policies - Hungerford Town Council ( A calendar of our meetings can also be found on our website. Most meetings usually take place in the Library and are generally held on a Monday evening commencing at 7pm.

To give you an idea of the commitment required –

All councillors meet for Full Council, usually the first Monday of every month and you would also be required to join at least 2 other committees, so attending around 3 meetings a month. There are a variety of committees to choose from and free training is available. Outside of meetings most correspondence is by email but there are also site meetings, civic events and hands on tasks depending on your interest. It is quite a commitment but very rewarding.

If you have any queries whatsoever please don’t hesitate to give me a call and I am happy to chat through what the role would involve in more detail.

Kind regards

Claire Barnes

Town Clerk

Hungerford Town Council

Job Vacancy
23 March 2021

Are you well organised and enthusiastic about community work?  Would you like to help run a small charity?

Hungerford Youth and Community is a charitable organisation dedicated to improving local services for young people.  At the beginning of an exciting new phase of development and growth, we are seeking a capable, passionate, hardworking person to become our brand new Director of Hungerford Youth and Community Centre.  

More information and details of how to apply here

Sites promoted in Hungerford
18 February 2021

See below for map of sites and to read about how these sites in Hungerford, identified by West Berkshire Council, are being handled by the Hungerford 2036 Neighbourhood Plan Project Team click on the update below.

Hungerford - Open for Business
31 May 2020

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 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.

Citizens Advice West Berkshire
23 July 2019

For current opening hours and information:

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

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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
06 February 2019

Owing to the Covid-19 pandemic Hungerford Centre of West Berkshire Foodbank is currently closed. They are now operating from :

Unit 80, First Street
Greenham Business Park
RG19 6HS

If you have a crisis food need (i.e. you have no food) and also no money with which to purchase food, then please call
01635 760 560 
and inform them of your circumstances.

If you would like to donate to the Foodbank, there are donation points in Hungerford at the churches, Tesco and Co-op.

For more information, including how you can volunteer visit the  Foodbank website 

Smarten up Hungerford
24 August 2018
Smarten up Hungerford
Police & Crime Summary
27 October 2017

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.

Neigbourhood Watch Hungerford
04 October 2017

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

Age UK Berkshire - Easy Shop
06 July 2017

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:

or contact Age UK Berkshire on 0118 959 4242 or 01635 522255,,

Business Directory
27 July 2016

For contacts for businesses in Hungerford, please follow the link to the Hungerford Chamber of Commerce website