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The Parish Council would like to wish everyone a very Happy Christmas and New Year and please keep safe everyone.

Planning applications for consideration this month:
20/02398 Staddlestone Cottae, Heads Lane. two storey extension;
20/02566 Manor Farm, Lower Green. Retrospective installation of ground source heat pump;
20/02606 Park House, West Woodhay. Replacement dwelling and landscape enhancements;
20/02630 Gallants View, Lower Green. Revised proposals for replacement entrance porch, internal alterations, and extension to accommodate relocated kitchen with dining area and additional bedroom and family bathroom.

Other Planning applications for consideration are:
20/00633/FULMAJ New Mill, Inkpen Variation of condition 2 – approved plans of previously approved application
18/01194/House Amended plans submitted are: proposed pool plan; proposed pool roof plan; proposed site plan; proposed site level amendments; revised C site Access Plan. Anyone wishing to make comments should notify WBC by 14th December 2020.

Planning approved by WBC:
20/02074 Upper Inkpen House, Upper Green – formation of outdoor swimming pool and erection of a shed; All planning applications can be viewed on the West Berkshire Council website Footpath to the rear of Mount View, Inkpen: A possible diversion order will be applied for to the rear of the property at Mount View, following a visit by the West Berkshire Rights of Way officer. The legal line of the footpath has not been accessible to the public for a few years and an alternative route to the east was opened and used instead. If anyone has comments please can you email the Parish Clerk asap.

This Website:
All details on the deadly Coronavirus are updated regularly on this website. Please check to see the changes and please ask if unsure.

Environment Strategy 2020-2030:
This has been published by WBC setting out the objectives to combat climate change – to read or download a copy visit the website

Re-siting the Defibrillator:
The Parish defibrillator has a temporary fixing to the side of the tennis courts, pending its final resting place at the front entrance to the pavilion. The cabinet is without electrical power at the moment so the cabinet will not ‘glow’ at night but is fully operative and can be used, if required. For those who use the App ‘Save a Life’ the position of the defibrillator remains unchanged and as previously, the instruction is to call 999 and ask for the ambulance service who will provide the code to open the cabinet and take out the defibrillator.

Fly tipping:
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 Streetcare: Use this email address to also notify of pot holes.

Children’s Play Area:
The children’s play area has been re-opened in line with government advice, but please observe the guidance: the maximum users in the play area is 6; 1 family member to accompany 1 child; please retain 1m distance from others users e.g pushing swings; use hand sanitiser gel or wipes when using the equipment; when using the equipment do not touch the face; consumption of food and drink within play areas is not permitted; please use the bins provided or better still, take litter home. Above all ‘stay safe’ .

Inkpen Parish Council meetings:
Inkpen Parish Council virtual meetings are advertised on the village notice boards and on this website in advance of the meeting. The next virtual meeting will be held on Monday 16th November 2020 at 7pm. Anyone wishing to raise matters are invited to contact the Parish Clerk in advance of the meeting.

All Councillors can be contacted via the Clerk, Gloria Keene, at Alternatively, Cllr. Mark Bates can be emailed directly at and Cllr. Simon Hanna at

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.

defibrillator awareness

If you can't attend the Inkpen training event, visit the St. John's Ambulance website.

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climate change

It is down to us to see how we can make a difference individually and as a community.

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