Parish News & Events

Website & Documentation Update

Website & Documentation Update

Published: 16 May 24

Please Note: we are currently updating our website and some of our documents too. If you can't find what you are looking for please contact us by email: enquiries@thealeparishcouncil.co.uk and we will be happy to provide you with them. Thank you for your patience. Read More...

Community Sports Day

Community Sports Day

Published: 10 May 24

We hope you will join us for our Community Sports Day taking place next Sunday (19th May) from 1.30pm on the Recreation Ground. This is a free community event but any donations on the day will be put towards our new Youth Café starting in June for young people aged 11 to 16. We are extremely grateful to Greenham Trust for the financial support they have given to help get this project off the ground and to team at Berkshire Youth for their guidance and support with this initiative. You can support our project via The Good Exchange Engaging With & Supporting Young People In Theale. Read More...

Volunteer Support

Volunteer Support

Published: 6 May 24

We always need volunteers to help and support our fabulous community events. Read More...

Theale in Bloom

Theale in Bloom

Published: 3 May 24

We are holding our annual Theale in Bloom competition on 22nd and 23rd June. Read More...

Annual Parish Meeting

Annual Parish Meeting

Published: 25 Apr 24

The Annual Parish Meeting is planned to take place on Monday 29th April 2024 @ Theale Primary School, Englefield Road, Theale from 6.45pm. Read More...

Annual Grants Applications Open

Annual Grants Applications Open

Published: 20 Mar 24

Theale Parish Council will be considering grant applications at the April Council Meeting. Do you know a local community group, organisation or charity who would benefit from our support? Closing date for applications is Thursday 11th April 2024 Read More...

Budget 2024-2025

Published: 18 Mar 24

Precept 2024/2025 - In 2023 at the height of the cost-of-living crisis Theale Parish Council reduced their precept request by 13% to support residents and committed to run on a tightly managed budget and use their reserves to support the service delivery and activities during 2023/2024. During the last year Theale Parish Council (despite the decrease in income) purchased new equipment and provided new facilities for the community which included a new play park, new multi sports area, additional CCTV, new streetlights & a new path on North Street playing fields. Having used our reserves, if we are to continue to provide community events/activities which include coffee mornings, youth club, community sports day, celebration D-Day 80, the Summer Fete and a new Christmas Light event for 2024, as well as taking on additional services previously provided by West Berks Council, which have been reduced as part of their “Balancing Our Budget consultation” (which took place January 2024) we had to make some difficult decisions. This precept increase decision was not taken lightly and included many hours in a council meeting (which was open to members of the public) going through the proposed budget line by line ensuring best value for the village. The % is high compared to last year's reduction but the actual cost per household for the Parish Council to continue to operate efficiently and successfully in the coming year despite our increased running costs is less than £12.00 per household per month (based on Band D). Theale Parish Council are currently recruiting to fill the two vacant councillor seats. We would welcome new people who would like to make a difference in the community joining our team of volunteers. Please do let us know if you would be interested and would like an application form. Read More...

Councillor Vacancies

Councillor Vacancies

Published: 8 Mar 24

Do you want to shape Theale’s future? Can you be a voice for the people of Theale? Theale Parish Council has a vacancy for two councillors. To apply, please pop into the Parish Office on Englefield Road or email enquiries@thealeparishcouncil.gov.uk for an application form. Closing date for applications is 19th May 2024. Read More...

Creating A Community Welcoming Warm Space In Theale

Creating A Community Welcoming Warm Space In Theale

Published: 12 Feb 24

On behalf of our local community a big THANK YOU to Greenham Trust for your generosity and support of our warm space project. From next Wednesday (17th January) our coffee morning will become a welcoming warm space every Wednesday with free transport provided by Care Bus for those who need it until the end of March. The Peter Gooch Room (next to the Parish Office) on Englefield Road will be open as a warm space from 9.00am - 3.00pm. Everyone is welcome and free tea, coffee, squash, cuppa soup and hot chocolate will be provided for all who attend. Everyone in our community is welcome including children and well behaved dogs. We hope this will provide an opportunity for people to make new friends and socialise and ask that you spread the word especially to those who can't access social media. To support our project please visit our project on The Good Exchange: https://app.thegoodexchange.com/project/20260/theale-parish-council/creating-a-community-welcoming-warm-space-in-theale Read More...

Dog Poo Bins Update

Dog Poo Bins Update

Published: 12 Feb 24

West Berks Council are planning to remove dog poo bins from 1st April which was detailed in the recent "Balancing our Budget" consultation. On Monday 5th February Theale Parish Council agreed to take on this service rather than risk litterbins being filled with dog waste or people not picking up after their dog. Gary and the team will ensure that the dog poo bins in and around Theale are emptied regularly and are never left overflowing from April 2024. https://westberks.gov.uk/article/42381/Balancing-our-budget-for-2024-25 Read More...

Highways Repairs

Highways Repairs

Published: 12 Feb 24

Theale Parish Council reported to West Berks Council the sinking hole on the High Street near the post office in early November 2023 & the Bollards near Kayas in late November 2023. We know that some residents have reported these and other defects including the large pot hole near the junction to Englefield Road but encourage you to keep reporting using this link until the matters are rectified: https://www.westberks.gov.uk/article/35980/Report-a-Problem-on-a-Road-or-Pavement Read More...

Keeping Warm & Well

Keeping Warm & Well

Published: 12 Jan 24

YELLOW Cold-Health Alert - Cold weather response has been updated for the South East and is in effect between 11/01/2024 and 18/01/2024. Cold weather can have a big effect on people's health. It is important that we are prepared and ready to take action when cold temperatures occur, to protect the health of our communities and help reduce pressure on the health and social care system. Advice on how to reduce the risk either for yourself or somebody you know can be obtained from the winter health pages at NHS Choices (www.nhs.uk) or from your local chemist. If you are worried about your health or that of somebody you know, ring NHS 111. Read More...

Groundworks - Extension to existing path on North Street playing fields

Published: 12 Jan 24

The groundworks to the path extension on North Street playing field are complete. Despite the weather Berkshire Asphalt have completed this work ahead of schedule. The fencing has been moved back but remains in situ for the next few days to allow the ground to settle so we politely request that you refrain from using the path until the remaining fence panels have been removed. Once the fencing has come down the original gate will be opened up and new fencing will close the gap. The guys working on site say they have received a positive response from the local community many who have stopped to chat to them. Read More...

Office Opening Hours

Office Opening Hours

Published: 14 Dec 23

Theale Parish Council offices will be closed to the public from Monday 18th December - Monday 1st January. Normal office hours will resume on Tuesday 2nd January 2024. Most of the team will be having a well deserved rest but we do have some staff working remotely. If your matter is urgent please call 01189306592. Read More...

Christmas Coffee Morning

Christmas Coffee Morning

Published: 14 Dec 23

Our FREE weekly community coffee morning is all Christmassy on Wednesday 18th December so why not join us for a cuppa, a mince pie and some Christmas cheer anytime between 8.45am & 11.15am. Everyone is always welcome including children and well behaved dogs. Read More...

Meet Your Councillor

Meet Your Councillor

Published: 14 Dec 23

Parish Councillor Rob Gallop with be out and about on Theale High Street this coming Saturday (16th December) from 10.00am until 11.00am. Why not come and have a chat with him about matters arising in your community. Read More...

Christmas Window Competition

Christmas Window Competition

Published: 1 Dec 23

Theale High Street Christmas Trail Read More...

Remembrance Parade

Remembrance Parade

Published: 10 Nov 23

The Remembrance Parade will take place on Sunday 12th November 2023. Road closures will be in place from 9.45am - 10.30am. Read More...

Meet Your Councillors

Published: 11 Oct 23

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Accounts & Audit

Published: 29 Sep 23

Notice of conclusion of audit + Annual Governance & Accountability Return for the year ended 31st March 2023 Read More...

The Hurricane Swing is back

The Hurricane Swing is back

Published: 31 Jul 23

The new Hurricane Swing is open. This equipment is designed for children aged 5 to 14 years old. Read More...

Theale Parish Council Annual Governance & Accountability Return (AGAR) 2022/2023

Published: 30 Jun 23

AGAR stands for Annual Governance and Accountability Return. The AGAR is a set of documents and financial statements that local councils are required to prepare and submit each year. Read More...

Theale In Bloom

Theale In Bloom

Published: 27 Jun 23

CLOSING DATE EXTEND TO 09.07.2023 Englefield Garden Centre are very kindly helping to support this event and will be assisting with the judging and prizes. This competition is all about having a bit of fun, but the more we get growing the better for our pollinators and wildlife and it looks great too. We know not everyone will be able to recreate Kew Gardens or the Hanging Gardens of Babylon so the judges will be looking for inventiveness as well as diversity and quality but also very importantly, benefits to wildlife. Have fun and enjoy your garden! Read More...

FREE Community Coffee Mornings

FREE Community Coffee Mornings

Published: 27 Jun 23

Free tea, coffee & squash for all every Wednesday from 8.45am - 11.15am in the Peter Gooch Room (next to Theale Parish Office) on the Recreation Ground. Tell your friends as everyone is welcome including well behaved dogs and children. Read More...

Volunteers needed!

Volunteers needed!

Published: 23 Jan 23

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New Clerk Appointed

New Clerk Appointed

Published: 17 Jan 23

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Local Walks

Local Walks

Published: 9 Jan 23

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Lakeside development

Lakeside development

Published: 27 Jul 22

Update regarding development off St Ives Close Read More...

Parish assembly 2022

Parish assembly 2022

Published: 22 Jul 22

Minutes of the annual assembly of Theale parish are now available Read More...

Join YOUR Patient Participation Group

Join YOUR Patient Participation Group

Published: 16 Jun 22

Make a difference and share your views Read More...

Jubilee Fete

Jubilee Fete

Published: 10 Jun 22

Photos now available! Read More...

West Berkshire Bus Survey 2022

West Berkshire Bus Survey 2022

Published: 9 Jun 22

West Berkshire Council wants your views Read More...

Greenham Trust

Greenham Trust

Published: 7 Jun 22

Click here to view current funding opportunities Read More...

Update on land north of The Green

Update on land north of The Green

Published: 3 May 22

An update from Englefield Estate Read More...

Declaration of results

Declaration of results

Published: 29 Apr 22

Thursday 28 April 2022 Read More...

Community and Strategic Digital Signposting for West Berkshire

Community and Strategic Digital Signposting for West Berkshire

Published: 26 Apr 22

Tell West Berkshire Council about your experience Read More...

Deadmans Lane

Deadmans Lane

Published: 8 Apr 22

Experimental motor vehicle prohibition Read More...

Volunteers needed

Volunteers needed

Published: 4 Mar 22

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MUSA & play area

MUSA & play area

Published: 24 Nov 21

Consultation on the new MUSA and play area has now closed Read More...

£100,000 awarded to Theale Parish Council

£100,000 awarded to Theale Parish Council

Published: 18 Oct 21

£100,000 in CIL funds awarded to fund new play area and MUSA Read More...

Update on Lakeside development from Ridgepoint Homes

Update on Lakeside development from Ridgepoint Homes

Published: 15 Oct 21

Application withdrawn Read More...

Conclusion of audit

Conclusion of audit

Published: 10 Aug 21

Click here to view the completed auditor's report Read More...

Volunteer West Berkshire

Volunteer West Berkshire

Published: 9 Aug 21

Check out the latest volunteering opportunities Read More...

Picking a fight against litter in Theale

Picking a fight against litter in Theale

Published: 1 Aug 21

Community litter pick on Sunday 1 August Read More...

Theale

Theale's old school site

Published: 4 May 21

Access the consultation on the old school site proposal Read More...

Book a rapid test

Book a rapid test

Published: 13 Apr 21

No COVID symptoms? Book a rapid test now Read More...

Peace of mind

Peace of mind

Published: 29 Mar 21

Planning for the end of life Read More...

Your Health

Your Health

Published: 17 Mar 21

Latest newsletter from Berkshire West CCG Read More...

Budget 2021-2

Budget 2021-2

Published: 11 Mar 21

How is the parish council spending your money? Read More...

Report dog fouling

Report dog fouling

Published: 5 Feb 21

West Berkshire Council has made it easier to report dog fouling Read More...

New bench in memory of Roy Townsend

New bench in memory of Roy Townsend

Published: 28 Jan 21

A new bench in memory of Theale historian Roy Townsend Read More...

Cold weather leaflet

Cold weather leaflet

Published: 27 Jan 21

West Berkshire Council offers details of financial support and advice on how to stay warm and well Read More...

Beware of scammers

Beware of scammers

Published: 15 Jan 21

Criminals are using the COVID-19 vaccine to target vulnerable people Read More...