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Closure of Goose Lane 23rd & 24th February 2023

Goose Lane in the Parish of Leckhampstead, will be closed during the hours of 07.30 to 15.30 each day, on the 23rd and 24th February  2023, the closure will be between its junction with Manor Lane and its junction with Nuttingtons. 


An alternative route is via Nuttingtons, Shop Lane, and Manor Lane.


The purpose of this closure is for Thames Water to carry out remedial works.


Residential access will be maintained throughout and the diversion will be signed on site.


Please Note: Blue light access via diversion route only.


All enquiries should be directed to: Thames Water on 07807 830 288 or 01622 790 088


A plan of the closure can be found at: (click on link)

Cold Weather Alert  Level 2 3rd February 2023

There is a 60% probability of severe cold weather between 1800 on Sunday 05 Feb and 1800 on Tuesday 07 Feb in the Southeast, including West Berkshire. This weather could increase the health risks to vulnerable residents and disrupt the delivery of services. 

“Severe cold weather can be dangerous, especially for the very young or very old or those with chronic disease. Advice on how to reduce the risk either for yourself or somebody you know can be obtained from the winter health pages at NHS Choices ( or from your local chemist. If you are worried about your health or that of somebody you know, ring NHS 111.”


New resource:


Miri Leaving Service

Join us for Miri's Leaving Service at 10:30am on Sunday 5th March, Brightwalton Church, followed by drinks & lunch

As many of you know, Miri is leaving us next month, and we would like thank her for everything she has done in our Benefice over the last few years.  So the Benefice is holding a leaving service on Sunday 5th March at 10:30am, followed by drinks in Brightwalton Church and lunch in Brightwalton village hall.

We hope you can join us to wish Miri a fond farewell.  If you would like to attend and plan to join us for lunch, please RSVP to Sarah at the following email by 25th February.

Many thanks

Leckhampstead PCC

New Bus timetable - now operating in and outside term time

July 2022 Timetable

Leckhampstead Village Christmas Tree 2022

A beautiful Christmas tree was on show on the village green for the festive season.

A Christmas carol service was held on 22nd December as well as there being mulled wine and mince pies available. A lovely way to celebrate and be part of community spirit.

West Berkshire Countryside Society Upstream Magazine 

Summer Edition

West Berkshire Council & Downland Ward Updates from Councillor Clive Hooker

July 2022

Downland Practice Update - The Parish Council has been asked to share the update from Dr James Cave 5th November 2021

The Practice and the Pandemic 

Settlement Boundary Review 

As part of the Local Plan 2037 Review West Berkshire Council is reviewing all parish settlement boundaries. In an initial consultation the Parish Council have been asked to review the proposed minor changes to the Leckhampstead Settlement Boundaries. These along with the Emerging Draft Local Plan 2037 will then go on to full public consultation in the summer of 2021. The Parish Council has been asked to provide any feedback on the proposed boundaries by the 21st April 2021.

Leckhampstead Proposed Settlement Boundary - Guidance Notes

Increasing Plastic Recycling for West Berkshire

West Berkshire Council Press release 25th March 2021

West Berkshire Council, in partnership with its waste contractor Veolia, are trialling four new recycling banks to increase collection of plastic waste. The banks will be for the collection of plastic pots, tubs and trays and will be available to use from Monday 29 March 2021.

Residents will be able to recycle a wider range of plastics in the new recycling banks including: yoghurt pots, margarine/butter tubs, biscuit trays, chocolate/sweet tubs, ice cream tubs, fruit punnets, meat trays and cosmetic pots.

Cllr Steve Ardagh-Walter, Executive Member for Environment at West Berkshire Council said: "It is important we reduce our plastic waste and choose alternative products where possible. I am delighted we are able to improve our recycling facilities in West Berkshire and provide new recycling banks for plastic pots, tubs and trays. There's an increasingly strong desire from the public to recycle more plastic waste types and I hope the new banks will help residents to reduce the amount of plastics they put into their black bin.”

Sara Perry, General Manager at Veolia, added: “Veolia are pleased to work with the Council to expand plastic recycling options within West Berkshire. The new banks will be rolled out on a trial basis to allow monitoring of plastics collected and we are testing the markets to find out how much we are able to place within it.”

The new plastic recycling banks will be tested at the following locations:

Please make sure your plastics pots, tubs and trays are clean and all lids/films are removed before recycling. Unfortunately, we cannot accept black plastic trays, plastic film, wrapping or plastic bags. To check what you can recycle and for more information on recycling plastics visit:

Currently West Berkshire residents are able to recycle plastic bottles in their green bags at the kerbside, as the materials used in making plastic bottles are easily recycled in UK markets. The plastic recycling banks will initially be installed on a trial basis to help the Council assess how well the public engage with this scheme and to look into the continued availability of markets for these materials going forward.

New HWRC Live Webcams

Alongside this positive development, the Council is also pleased to announce that residents can view the recycling centres through our new live site webcams. These webcams will give residents the opportunity to have a look at real-time site conditions before they set off on their visits. View them online:

Help for Residents - As set up in the Spring if anyone is in need of assistance with shopping due to self isolating please get in touch with the Parish Council Clerk on or 07811 322994