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 Blackwater Valley 'Walk the Path'
event will be held on 24 April 2016. This event is now
ARBORFIELD GARRISON STRATEGIC DEVELOPMENT LOCATION
Work has started on the first phase of the development - now known as Arborfield Green - involving the construction of 113 dwellings off Biggs Lane.
A planning application for Parcel T is expected shortly, and there will be a public exhibition on proposals for Parcels A - G on Sunday 23 April 2016 from 1pm to 5pm at the Garrison Community Centre. See here for details.
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
The Finchampstead Parish election was uncontested and 17 Councillors have been elected. You can find the notices below.
Finchampstead North Ward
Finchampstead South Ward
Lower Wokingham Ward
Information on the Borough Council and Police and Crime Commissioner elections to be held on 5 May 2016 can be found 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
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
20 April 2016 - Planning Committee
12 May 2016 - Main Council (Annual Meeting)
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
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.
The Parish Council is based at the FBC Centre, Gorse Ride North, Finchampstead RG40 4ES.
You can contact us on 0118 9088164 or at email@example.com. 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 Blackwater Valley 'Walk the Path' event will be held on 24 April 2016. This event is now fully booked.