Finchampstead Parish Council
Welcome to our website. Here you can find out more about what we do and our role in the community.
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
here The annual 'Walk the Path'
event will be held on 24 April 2016. This is an 11
mile walk from Sandhurst to Swallowfield, along the River
www.bvct.org.uk for details and online booking.
ARBORFIELD GARRISON STRATEGIC DEVELOPMENT LOCATION
Work has started on the first phase of the development, involving the construction of 113 dwellings off Biggs Lane.
Crest Nicholson has announced that the marketing name for the new community will be Arborfield Green.
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
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
GRATES, GULLIES AND DITCHES
Blocked gullies can cause flooding - please be a 'grate mate' and keep an eye on grates and gullies near your property. If safe to do so, you can remove any debris from the gulley grate, but please do not try to clear the gulley yourself - report it to Wokingham Borough Council on 0118 9746000 or at www.wokingham.gov.uk
You can find information on roadside ditches and riparian owner responsibilities here
NEWS AND MEETINGS
See our latest newsletter here
Previous newsletters can be found on this page
Our Annual Report for 2014/15 can be found here
Current meeting schedule
10 February - Roads & Road Safety Committee
17 February - Main Council
24 February - Planning Committee
Our Annual Gathering for Parish residents will be held on 9 March 2016 at 7.30pm at the FBC Centre. Please come along and hear about our work over the past year, and plans for the coming year. There will be a talk by the Fire and Rescue Service, and refreshments will be available.
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
The Parish Council is based at the FBC Centre, Gorse Ride North, Finchampstead RG40 4ES.
You can contact us on 0118 9088164 or at firstname.lastname@example.org. Office hours 9am - 12 noon.
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
The annual 'Walk the Path' event will be held on 24 April 2016. This is an 11 mile walk from Sandhurst to Swallowfield, along the River Blackwater. Visit www.bvct.org.uk for details and online booking.