Planning Applications this month were:
21/00333 New Mill, Inkpen – retention of temporary access road for a
further period until 31st December;
21/00164 New Mill, Inkpen – siting of 6 underground gas tanks and
pipework, new internal access track and repositioning of tennis
21/00360/LBC Manor Farm – retention of unauthorised works, removal
of external staircase and installation of internal staircase and
Planning application for consideration are:
21/00632 Broadway Copse, Sadlers Rd.-conversion of stable buildings
to single dwelling with associated alterations, removal of outdoor
21/00576 Chase End, Craven Rd. Inkpen – to construct a two-bay
garage/workshop and home office.
Details of all planning applications are available to view on the
West Berkshire Council website. The Parish Council is not a
statutory consultee but is an advisory body to WBC as all final
decisions rest with the local authority and reflect current planning
Please slow down when driving through Inkpen - as we move into the
seasonal better weather there are walkers, riders, children on bikes
and visiting ramblers on our narrow rural roads. If you need to
report speeding please take the number plate of the vehicle and pass
it on to our PCSO Joanna King who can be contacted on the Police
Enquiry centre on 101
Grass Verges and stones on the highway:
Please keep the area free from obstacles. Normally the grass verge
between a road and a property boundary, is Highway. The legislation
is contained within the Highways Act 1980 for the removal of things
deposited, which are nuisance i.e stones and other obstacles. If you
place items on the grass verge and an accident occurs, you will be
WBC - Environment Strategy Draft Delivery Plan:
This has been published to complement the Environment Strategy
2020-2030 – it lays out the framework to reach the challenge of
carbon neutrality for the district by 2030. Please read and provide
feedback via the online survey by 26th April 2021. See
www.westberks.gov.uk/EnvironmentDP. You can all help to combat
climate change by retaining hedges and planting trees.
Lateral Flow Tests
Lateral Flow Tests are available at Hungerford Rugby Club
for community testing and offered to key workers, carers and
tradespeople entering people’s houses on a regular basis, who do not
have symptoms – if you have symptoms you should not visit the site
but self-isolate - you cannot go outdoors and must stay at home for
the required period. Please check the Inkpen village website for
booking details for the tests.
Surviving to Thriving fund
Surviving to Thriving fund has been announced by West Berkshire
Council and Greenham Trust to help charities and volunteer
organisations carry out small, meaningful projects that can help to
reduce the impact that Covid-19 has had on mental health and
wellbeing in the district. The deadline for applications is 30
September 2021. http://info.westberks.gov.uk/survivingtothriving
At the request of a resident who has picked up rubbish dumped
on the roadside, please remember that fly tipping is illegal. If you
see anyone fly tipping, please take the car registration number and
report directly to West Berkshire Council. Streetcare will remove
the dumped rubbish if it is on the roadside but if dumped on private
land the landowner is responsible for the removal. Report to
. Use this email
address to also notify of pot holes.
Inkpen Parish Council meetings:
Virtual meetings are advertised on the village notice boards and on
this website in advance of the meeting. The next meeting is subject
to councillor’s availability. Anyone wishing to submit comment for
Councillors are requested to do so by 2pm on the day of the meeting.
The draft minutes of all meetings are recorded on the Inkpen
All Councillors can be contacted via the Clerk, Gloria Keene, at
Alternatively, Cllr. Mark Bates can be emailed directly at firstname.lastname@example.org and Cllr. Simon
The agendas and minutes of past council meetings, financial
information, details of the council Code of Conduct, Register of
Interests of councillors. Grant application forms
etc. can be found here.
If you can't attend the Inkpen training event, visit the St.
John's Ambulance website.
It is down to us to see how we can make a difference
individually and as a community.