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£50k Dragons’ Den success for EV chargers

£50k Dragons’ Den success for EV chargers

£50k Dragons’ Den success for EV chargers

21 February 2024

An electric charging start-up has won the support of a Dragon – after being trialled in West Berkshire.


Flood warnings issued

Flood warnings issued

Flood warnings issued

09 February 2024

Parts of the district are once again on high alert as further flood warnings have been issued.


Winter waxwings

Winter waxwings

Winter waxwings

02 February 2024

Ornithologists have been gathering in large numbers in a West Berkshire village after unusual visitors were spotted in the mistletoe.


Estate commits to greener future

Estate commits to greener future

Estate commits to greener future

30 January 2024

Welford Park has planted 15 acres of new woodland across its estate.


VIDEO: Iconic trees to all be felled amid safety concerns

VIDEO: Iconic trees to all be felled amid safety concerns

VIDEO: Iconic trees to all be felled amid safety concerns

26 January 2024

The first six trees have been removed from a Newbury park over safety concerns – with the rest expected to be felled by the end of the year.


Network Rail investigates flooding on Reading line

Network Rail investigates flooding on Reading line

Network Rail investigates flooding on Reading line

24 January 2024

Network Rail says ground works around the Green Park village area could have made recent flooding worse.


Help wanted for the RSPB’s Big Garden Birdwatch

Help wanted for the RSPB’s Big Garden Birdwatch

Help wanted for the RSPB’s Big Garden Birdwatch

23 January 2024

The world’s largest survey of garden birds – critical in monitoring declining species – needs people to join this weekend’s count.


Lambourn flooding: Newbury MP Laura Farris accused Thames Water chief of ‘putting profits before people

Lambourn flooding: Newbury MP Laura Farris accused Thames Water chief of ‘putting profits before people

Lambourn flooding: Newbury MP Laura Farris accused Thames Water chief of ‘putting profits before people

19 January 2024

A river of raw sewage is once again flowing through Lambourn.


Iconic trees to be felled amid safety concerns

Iconic trees to be felled amid safety concerns

Iconic trees to be felled amid safety concerns

17 January 2024

A number of iconic Newbury trees are to be felled this week – after a fourth one came down in recent high winds.


Levelling up cash for rural businesses in West Berks

Levelling up cash for rural businesses in West Berks

Levelling up cash for rural businesses in West Berks

13 January 2024

Rural businesses in West Berkshire are being encouraged to apply for funding from the council.


Gardening club stops after more than 70 years

Gardening club stops after more than 70 years

Gardening club stops after more than 70 years

06 January 2024

A long-standing gardening club has closed.


Latest data shows quality of our air

Latest data shows quality of our air

Latest data shows quality of our air

02 January 2024

Air quality is improving in Newbury and Thatcham according to latest figures.


Show to return for 2024

Show to return for 2024

Show to return for 2024

29 December 2023

Save the date – the Newbury Show will be back.


Waste less this Christmas

Waste less this Christmas

Waste less this Christmas

21 December 2023

Garden waste collection will be postponed over the Christmas period.


Benyon a key player at COP28

Benyon a key player at COP28

Benyon a key player at COP28

21 December 2023

Former Newbury MP Richard Benyon was one of the key members of the UK’s delegation at the UN’s COP28 climate change conference.


Council considers proposal for five new houses

Council considers proposal for five new houses

Council considers proposal for five new houses

18 December 2023

The council is reviewing a new housing development.


‘Cars don’t buy anything. People do’

‘Cars don’t buy anything. People do’

‘Cars don’t buy anything. People do’

18 December 2023

The Newbury town centre pedestrianisation trial is going ahead.

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New ‘safe’ dog walking area proposed

New ‘safe’ dog walking area proposed

New ‘safe’ dog walking area proposed

15 December 2023

The council is reviewing an application for a new safe dog walking area.


Council approves new agricultural storage barn

Council approves new agricultural storage barn

Council approves new agricultural storage barn

23 November 2023

West Berkshire Council has approved the construction of a new agricultural storage building.


Sewage treatment works to get earlier upgrades

Sewage treatment works to get earlier upgrades

Sewage treatment works to get earlier upgrades

08 November 2023

A West Berkshire sewage treatment works will be upgraded earlier than planned.

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