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email: clerk@finchampstead-pc.gov.uk

Finchampstead Parish Council
Welcome to our website. Here you can find out more about what we do and our role in the community.

ARBORFIELD GARRISON STRATEGIC  DEVELOPMENT LOCATION

You can see the July newsletter about the development here and additional details about the construction works programme here

Work has started on the first phase of the development - now known as Arborfield Green - off Biggs Lane. 
Planning applications for Parcel T and for Parcels A - G will be determined by Wokingham Borough Council over the next few months.

A plan showing the location of the various Parcels can be found here

NEW SECONDARY SCHOOL

Work has commenced on the new secondary school which will open in September 2016.  You can find out more on the schools and education pages at www.wokingham.gov.uk
 

EVENTS & CONSULTATIONS

Moor Green Lakes Nature Reserve is having an open day on Sunday 4 September from 9am - 1pm. Visit www.mglg.org.uk for more details.

Wokingham Borough Council has drawn up proposals to improve access, parking and the cafe area at the California Country Park.  Plans are on display at the Park and comments should be sent to countryside@wokingham.gov.uk

LOCAL WALKS

There are 26 miles of rights of way in our Parish.  You can download a map, and find details of circular walks starting from St James' Church and from Simons Wood here


COUNCIL NEWS AND MEETINGS

See our latest newsletter here

Previous newsletters can be found on this page 

Our Annual Report for 2015/16 can be found here

 Current meeting schedule

7 September 2016 - Planning Committee
13 September 2016 - Amenities Committee
22 September 2016 - Main Council
 

FINCHAMPSTEAD PARISH COUNCIL ACCOUNTS FOR 2015/16
The audit of accounts for the Council for the year ended 31 March 2016 has been concluded. The Annual Return is available for inspection by any local government elector of the area of the Council on application to the Clerk. Please see contact details below. 
The Annual Return can be viewed here

       THAMES VALLEY POLICE

You can find out about the Finchampstead Neighbourhood Policing Team, updates on local issues and details of local 'have your say' meetings on the TVP website

You can also sign up to receive free local crime alerts and crime prevention advice at www.thamesvalleyalert.co.uk 

For live information on local roadworks visit www.roadworks.org

 

FREE FIRST AID COURSES
Would you know what to do if someone was having a heart attack? Heartstart Swallowfield offers free 2.5 hour courses to people of all ages, equipping them with skills for life.  Book your free place at www.heartstartswallowfield.co.uk

DEFIBRILLATORS
There are 3 community accessible defibrillators in the Parish - located at Bathroom Concepts at the California Crossroads, The Memorial Hall in The Village, and at the FBC Centre.  The units have been provided by the Parish Council.

CONTACT US
The Parish Council is based at the FBC Centre, Gorse Ride North, Finchampstead RG40 4ES. 
You can contact us on 0118 9088164 or at clerk@finchampstead-pc.gov.uk.   Office hours 9am - 12 noon.