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Neighbourhood Plan comes into legal force

As of 3rd February 2017 the Shinfield Parish Neighsbourhood Plan forms part of the statutory Development Plan for Wokingham Borough

Church Lane road closure for drainage works

13th February until 30th March

Shinfield Relief Road

Junction works

Blue bin bag delivery

Find out when your blue bags will be delivered

Temporary Diversion - Footpath 20, Spencers Wood

23rd January for two weeks

Shinfield Eastern Relief Road

Weekend road closure

Declaration of result of poll

Shinfield Parish Neighbourhood Plan Referendum

Eastern Relief Road

Update on opening

Road closures

Wokingham Borough Council contractors carrying out drainage works

Notice of Poll and Situation of Polling Stations

Neighbourhood Plan Referendum - Thursday 8th December 2016

Notice of referendum

Shinfield Neighbourhood Plan Area

Read the draft plan going to Referendum

M4 overnight closures

M4 junction 11 overnight closures junction 11 to 12

M4 westbound J10 closed - 4 to 7 November

Highways England (HE) plans to close the junction 10 slip road from the M4 westbound onto the A329M (towards Reading) this weekend (4 to 7 November)

Vacancies for Parish Councillors

New Item Summary

Wokingham Borough Council News

Sites published for Wokingham Local Plan Update

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Notice of drainage works on Church Lane

Temporary off-peak lights in place for 2 weeks

Shinfield Parish Council Audit 2016

Notice of conclusion of audit and electors rights to inspect the Annual Return

Reading buses diversion

Timetable for the diversion of the Leopard 3 during the Eastern Relief Road works

Motorwise course

1 day motorwise course for 15-17 year olds

Arborfield Road Closure 19 - 30th August 2016

Road closure to facilitate work for the Eastern Relief Road

Community Forum review

Wokingham Borough Council has launched a review of the Community Forum meetings and is seeking residents' views on them

SANG car park closures

Planned car park resurfacing works

Youth support worker

Vacancy at Spencers Wood Pavilion Youth Club

South of M4 Community Forum meeting postponed

Monday 4th July

Summer reading challenge

Wokingham Library activities for The Big Friendly Read

Allotment plots available

Call the parish office for details

Notice of electors rights

Parish Council Accounts for the year end 31st March

Annual Front Garden Competition

Nominations now open

Shinfield Parish Council Audit report 2015

View the parish council's annual audit

Job vacancies in Youth Work

Youth worker vacancies at Shinfield Parish Council

Allotment vacancies

Allotment plots available at Millworth Lane, Shinfield

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Neighbourhood Plan comes into legal force

Read the statement from Wokingham Borough Council here

 

 

News item added on: Friday 3 February 2017

Church Lane road closure for drainage works

Wokingham Borough Council as Traffic Authority proposes to make an order under Section 14(1)(a) of the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 the effect of which is to prohibit any vehicle from proceeding along Church Lane, Shinfield, between its junctions with the Brookers Hill and Hyde End Lane.

The reason for this restriction is to enable drainage works to be undertaken in safety.

The alternative route for all vehicles shall be via Basingstoke Road, B3349 Hyde End Road, Hollow Lane, A327 and Brookers Hill, or by this route in reverse.

Access to properties located within the boundary of the closure will be maintained where possible. The restrictions shall only apply when the appropriate signs and markings are lawfully displayed in the road.

 

The Order will come into operation on the 13th day of February 2017 and will continue in force for a period not exceeding 18 months or until the works have been completed whichever is the earlier. It is anticipated that all the works will be completed on the 30th March 2017.

We apologise for any inconvenience that this restriction may cause.

 

Regards

 

Highways and Transport Team

Environment

Wokingham Borough Council

News item added on: Monday 30 January 2017

Shinfield Relief Road

Dear Stakeholder,

 

Please see the below information regarding various areas of the project:

 

Arborfield Road

Please be reminded that Arborfield Road will be closed from 21:00 hrs on Friday 20th January  to 06:00 hrs on Monday 23rd January for drainage reinstatement and full depth carriageway reconstruction, near to the Magpie and Parrot public house. 

 

Temporary traffic signals will be installed on Arborfield Road from 20:00 hrs on Friday 20th January to mobilise the equipment, allow the required marking out and therefore maximise our activities from 21:00 hrs to midnight.  

 

Access to all residential and business properties will be available for the duration, although this may not be via your normal route.

 

Shinfield Road / Cutbush Lane Junction

Shortly before Christmas we were able to open the right turn out of Cutbush Lane onto Shinfield Road.  However, at that time we did pre-warn residents that we would require further temporary closures of the right turn before the project is finished. 

 

With this in mind, between 09:00 hrs on Monday 23rd January and 18:00 hrs on Thursday 26th January, we are being permitted to close the right-turn to carry out the permanent surfacing and provide a safe access to remedial works on the neighbouring islands.  During this closure traffic will need to turn left out of Cutbush Lane and then return via the roundabout at Church Lane.

 

Cutbush Lane junction with ERR

We will be carrying out the final surfacing and road markings at the new Cutbush Lane (East) / SERR junction from 21:00 hrs on Monday 23rd January to 06:00 hrs on Tuesday 24th January.  At this time Cutbush Lane will be fully closed from the point at which the new relief road crosses it towards the M4.

 

Residents / businesses requiring vehicular access overnight, or before 06:00 hrs on Tuesday morning, should park on the Shinfield side of the new relief road before 21:00 hrs on Monday.  Pedestrians will need to be marshalled through the works and emergency services access will be maintained.

 

A further night-time closure is required and is currently planned for Tuesday 24th January; however, this has not yet been fully agreed.  We will write to immediately impacted residents and businesses on Monday 23rd January to confirm whether this second closure is going ahead as described. 

 

Shinfield Road

We will soon be carrying out work between Brookers Hill and the old M4 bridge, in the carriageway nearest to the Black Boy public house.  Our work will involve full depth road reconstruction (up to 1 metre deep in places) final surfacing, kerbing re-alignment and white lining.  To allow this work to take place, we are planning to switch traffic over onto the opposite carriageway on Friday 27th January.  This arrangement will remain in place until the end of February.

 

Due to the nature of our activities and the machinery we need to use, some additional noise is likely to be experienced and, at times, we will unfortunately be working directly outside the properties facing onto Shinfield Road.  Although we will always maintain vehicular access, residents/visitors of those properties may experience a slight delay if we need to move machinery or make the area safe for domestic vehicles.  Access for pedestrians and cyclists visiting Shinfield Road properties will be maintained, however, for safety reasons the general public will be diverted over the new M4 bridge. 

 

Near to the end of February we will need to close this section of Shinfield Road overnight to carry out the final surfacing and white lining.  We will advise immediately impacted residents of the dates nearer the time and advance warning signs will be displayed.

 

All of the above dates are subject to weather conditions. 

 

Contact?

We would encourage you to share this information to any interested parties, as we know we cannot possibly reach everybody individually.  If you would like more information please contact Kelly Shear, our Stakeholder Manager, on 07976 180915, or email kelly.shear@hochtief.co.uk

 

We apologise in advance for any inconvenience this work may cause and thank you for your patience. 

 

Kind regards

 

Kelly Shear

Stakeholder Manager

HOCHTIEF (UK) Construction Ltd

Whitehill House, Whitehill Way

Windmill Hill Business Park

Swindon

Wiltshire

SN5 6PE

 

Tel: +44 (0)1793 755555

Mob: 07976 180 915

Fax: +44 (0)1793 755556

Web: www.hochtief.co.uk

News item added on: Friday 20 January 2017

Blue bin bag delivery

Blue Bin Bag deliveries commence next month by Wokingham Borough Council.

 

You can click here to find out when deliveries to your road should be made

 

 

News item added on: Monday 16 January 2017

Temporary Diversion - Footpath 20, Spencers Wood

Commencing 23rd January for two weeks, there will be a temporary diversion of a small section of footpath that runs from Clares Green Road to the football pitches at Ryeish Green. 

This diversion is to allow the installation of a piped surface water drain to connect the Crest Nicholson development site off the Basingstoke Road to the ditch that runs alongside the footpath. 

Please see attached the details of the temporary diversion

/site/assets/News items/Footpath 20 Shinfield.pdf

News item added on: Tuesday 10 January 2017

Shinfield Eastern Relief Road

Please see below a message from Hochtief UK Ltd:

 

Dear Stakeholder,

 

As previously advised, we were able to progress with work at Arborfield Road during December.  However, we still need to carry out drainage reinstatement and associated full depth carriageway reconstruction near to the Magpie and Parrot on the A327.  As this involves working in a large area and requires sufficient time for the materials to set hard before the final surfacing and road markings can be laid, for the safety of the travelling public and the workforce, a full road closure has been permitted by Wokingham Borough Council.  This is planned to take place as follows:

 

Arborfield Road (A327) nr to Magpie and Parrot

  1. From 21:00 hrs on Friday 20th January  to 06:00 hrs on Monday 23rd January

 

During the closure, access will be maintained for residents and businesses, and through-traffic will be diverted at the Esso garage in Shinfield and at the Bull Inn at Arborfield Cross onto the following agreed route (map attached): 

 

Westbound Traffic

-          At Arborfield Cross take the B3030 (Sindlesham Road, Mole Road, King Street) to Winnersh;

-          Turn left onto the A329 (Reading Road) and then left onto the B3270 (Lower Earley Way North, Lower Earley Way);

-          Continue along the B3270 to Black Boy roundabout and then travel over the new M4 bridge to join the A327 to Shinfield.

 

Eastbound Traffic

-          From Black Boy roundabout take the B3270 (Lower Earley Way, Lower Earley Way North);

-          At Winnersh turn right onto the A329 (Reading Road) and then right onto the B3030 (King Street, Mole Road, Sindlesham Road) to Arborfield Cross.

 

The Shinfield Eastern Relief Road is on track to open in the next couple of weeks and a date will be advised in advance.

 

Best regards

Kelly Shear

 

News item added on: Monday 9 January 2017

Declaration of result of poll

Click here to read the official declaration of the poll result

 

News item added on: Friday 9 December 2016

Eastern Relief Road

Please find below a message from Hochtief UK regarding the opening of the new Shinfield Eastern Relief Road:

 

Dear Stakeholder,

Unfortunately, the Shinfield Eastern Relief Road will not be opening on Thursday 8th December, as previously advised.  The period of exceptionally cold weather w/c 28th November hampered progress of the night time carriageway surfacing on Arborfield Road (A327).  Due to other pre-planned works on the Wokingham Borough Council road network, road space to complete our works will not be available until after the 19th December 2016.  In addition there are also some quality issues which we consider need to be fully addressed prior to any finishing works and before the road is opened to traffic.

We recognise that this further delay is frustrating but we consider this decision to be in the best interest of residents and the travelling public by ensuring that as much of the outstanding work as possible is completed before the road is opened, to minimise the potential for any further disruption.  The Shinfield Eastern Relief Road will now open in the New Year and a revised opening date will be advised in due course.

 

Best regards

 

Kelly Shear

News item added on: Thursday 8 December 2016

Road closures

Please be advised the following roads will be closed on the dates mentioned below. This is to allow Wokingham Borough Council contractors to carry out drainage works in safety.

 

 

  1. Croft Road, Shinfield closed in both directions between Clares Green Road and Hyde End Lane
    1. The diversion route for this closure would be via Croft Road, Hyde End Road, and Clares Green Road.

It is anticipated that the works will be carried on the 12th December

  1. Hyde End Lane, Shinfield closed in both directions between Croft Road and Ryeish Lane
    1. The diversion route for this closure would be via Croft Road, Hyde End Road, Basingstoke Road, Church Lane, and Hyde End Lane.

It is anticipated that the works will be carried out on the 12th December 2016

  1. Ryeish Lane, Shinfield closed in both directions between Hyde End Lane and Clares Green Road
    1. The diversion route for this closure would be via Clares Green Road, Basingstoke Road, Church Lane, and Hyde End Lane

It is anticipated that the works will be carried out on the 12th December 2016

 

  1. Bunglers Hill, Swallowfield closed between Priest Hill and Sandpit Lane
  2. The diversion route will be via Castle Hill and Priest Hill

It is anticipated that the works will be carried on the 12th December 2016

  1. Priest Hill, Swallowfield closed between its junctions with Bunglers Hill and Castle Hill.
    1. The diversion route for this closure would be via Castle Hill, Swallowfield Road, and Bunglers Hill

It is anticipated that works will be carried out on the 12th December 2016

  1. Bunces Shaw closed between its junctions with Church Lane and Castle Road.
    1. The diversion route for this closure would be via Church Lane and Castle Road.

It is anticipated that works will be carried out on the 13th December 2016

  1. Church Lane, Swallowfiled closed between its junctions with Church Road and Castle Road.
    1. The diversion route for this closure would be via Church Road and Castle Road.

It is anticipated that works will be carried out on the 13th December 2016

  1. Jouldings Lane, Swallowfield closed at its junctions with Church Road.
    1. There is no diversion route in place.

It is anticipated that works will be carried out on the 13th December 2016

 

  1. Sandpit Lane, and Nutbeam Lane Swallowfield closed at its junctions with Church Road.
    1. There is no diversion route in place.

It is anticipated that works will be carried out on the 13th and 14th December 2016

 

  1. School Lane, Swallowfield closed between its junctions with School Road and Devils Highway.
    1. The diversion route for this closure would be via School Road and Devils Highway.

It is anticipated that works will be carried out on the 14th December 2016

 

  1. Devils Highway, Swallowfield closed between its junctions with School Road and School Lane.
    1. The diversion route for this closure would be via School Road and School Lane.

It is anticipated that works will be carried out on the 15th December 2016

 

  1. Trowes Lane, Swallowfield closed between its junctions with The Street and Part Lane.
    1. The diversion route for this closure would be via The Street and Part Lane.

It is anticipated that works will be carried out on the 15th December 2016

 

  1. Charlton Lane, Swallowfield closed between its junctions with Charlton Lane and B3349 Basingstoke
    1. The diversion route for this closure would be via B3349 Basingstoke Road, The Street, and Trowes Lane.

It is anticipated that works will be carried out on the 15th December 2016

 

  1. Sun Lane, Swallowfield closed between its junctions with B3349 Basingstoke and Bull Lane
    1. The diversion route for this closure would be via B3349 Basingstoke Road and Bull Lane

It is anticipated that works will be carried out on the 16th December 2016

 

  1. Bull Lane, Swallowfield closed between its junctions with Welsh Lane and Barge Lane
    1. The diversion route for this closure would be via Welsh Lane and Barge Lane

It is anticipated that works will be carried out on the 16th December 2016

 

  1. Spring Lane, Swallowfield closed at its junctions with Barge Lane
    1. There is no diversion route in place

It is anticipated that works will be carried out on the 16th December 2016

News item added on: Thursday 8 December 2016

Notice of Poll and Situation of Polling Stations

Click here to see the notice of Poll and Situation of Polling Stations

News item added on: Wednesday 30 November 2016

Notice of referendum

Click here to read the official Notice of Referendum for the Shinfield Neighbourhood Plan

Click here to read the Shinfield Neighbourhood Plan Information Statement

 

News item added on: Thursday 3 November 2016

Read the draft plan going to Referendum

Click here to read the Shinfield Parish Neighbourhood Plan that is going to referendum on 8 December

Click here to read the Shinfield Neighbourhood Plan Information Statement

 

News item added on: Thursday 3 November 2016

M4 overnight closures

Kier Highways Ltd, on behalf of Highways England, will be resurfacing sections of the M4 west and eastbound carriageways near Pingewood (junction 11 to 12) to address surface defects, ensuring the network remains in a safe and serviceable condition.

 

In order to carry out the work as efficiently and safely as possible, the following traffic management restrictions will be in place overnight between 10pm and 6am:

 

Dates

Closures

Friday 18 to Wednesday 30 November

  • Full closures of the westbound carriageway

Thursday 1 December to Monday 5 December

  • Full closures of the westbound carriageway
  • Lane closures on the eastbound carriageway

Tuesday 6 to Thursday 8 December

  • Full closures of both the east and westbound carriageways

Confirmed dates for all closures will be displayed on signs along the M4

 

News item added on: Tuesday 1 November 2016

M4 westbound J10 closed - 4 to 7 November

M4 westbound J10 closed - 4 to 7 November

 
Roadworks

Highways England (HE) plans to close the junction 10 slip road from the M4 westbound onto the A329M (towards Reading) this weekend (4 to 7 November).

 

The slip road is due to be closed from 9pm on Friday 4 November, to 6am on Monday 7 November.

The J10 slip road on the opposite side (M4 eastbound) will stay open because it’s part of the diversion route. Traffic westbound will continue to J11, come off and double back onto the M4 eastbound to exit at J10 onto the A329M towards Reading.

The following weekend (11 to 14 November), the junction 10 slip road from the M4 eastbound onto the A329M (towards Wokingham) is due to be closed from 9pm on the Friday to 6am Monday. As with this coming weekend, the J10 slip road on the opposite side will stay open as part of the diversion route.

(Depending on how these two weekend closures go, the slips may also have to be closed the following two weekends; 18 to 21 November and 25 to 28 November. HE says these additional closures will only be used if necessary.)

These closures are part of an £8million Highways England project to reconstruct the bridge foundations for the slip roads crossing over the M4, and to repair the slip roads running beneath the A329M.

HE says the work is due to finish in November 2017, and will take place both day and night, seven days a week, depending on the phase of the scheme.

24-hour narrowed lanes and a reduced speed limit are now in place at the junction on the M4. This affects motorists leaving the M4 at J10 to get onto the A329(M) for Wokingham or Reading.

Although the work is only taking place on the HE network, the diversion includes Wokingham Borough’s A329M, affecting that and surrounding routes.

At certain dates during the next 13 months the slip roads will be closed overnight between 9pm and 6am, and HE says it will publicise these nearer the time as well as display them on signs at the junction.

Weekend closures of the slip roads are also planned says HE – like those 4-7 and 11-14 November - from 9pm Friday to 6am Monday. But it says only one slip road will be closed at a time. 

Following the major recent work it carried out at J10, HE says it wants to improve traffic flow through the junction and will do this work by March next year. HE says the aim of this additional work (in addition to the two schemes mentioned above) is to ease rush hour congestion on the A329(M).

While the three parts of this HE scheme are being carried out, Wokingham Borough Council will closely monitor their impact and work with HE to minimise any effects and manage any congestion.

 

Full details about the scheme and confirmed road closure dates will be on the Highways England new Traffic England website. 

 

For more information please contact Highways England’s customer contact centre on (0300) 123 5000, email: info@highwaysengland.co.uk, Twitter:@HighwaysSEAST, or write to: Highways England, Bridge House, Walnut Tree Close, Guildford, Surrey, GU1 4LZ.

News item added on: Tuesday 1 November 2016

Vacancies for Parish Councillors

Shinfield Parish Council currently has three vacancies for parish councillors

If you would like more information on joining the council, please contact the Clerk, Sue Roberts on (0118) 9888 221 or via emial at clerk@shinfieldparish.gov.uk

 

News item added on: Wednesday 21 September 2016

Wokingham Borough Council News

NEXT STEP TO BE TAKEN TOWARDS WELL-PLANNED DEVELOPMENT IN WOKINGHAM BOROUGH

 

The Local Plan Update will guide development locally over the next 20 years and once completed it will set where housing, business and leisure development can take place in the borough up to 2036. Wokingham Borough Council is in the early stages of producing this plan and expects to complete it by 2019.

 

As part of the Local Plan Update process, the borough council needs to understand what land is available for new development. Therefore the council has undertaken two ‘Call for Sites’ consultations, which were an open invitation to anybody to put forward land to be considered for development.

 

Over 200 sites have been submitted and a list of all of these and a distribution map will be available to view on the following link on the council’s website at: www.wokingham.gov.uk/localplanupdate from today (September 21) for information only. It will show the location and size of each site and what use the site promoter has suggested it be used for.

 

It is important to note that at this stage, no decisions have been made on whether a site is acceptable for development or not. All sites will be subject to a technical assessment to determine their suitability and only the most appropriate sites will actually be allocated for development. Many of the sites suggested may not be suitable, available or able to be delivered; there is no guarantee that a site will be allocated through the Local Plan Update process. The assessment will include the considerationof how sustainable development would be; with sites that are within easy reach of existing shops, services, amenities and infrastructure such as road and rail links (both existing and planned) considered to more sustainable and appropriate for development.

 

The council will not be seeking comments on specific sites that have been nominated for development at this stage; the opportunity to comment on specific sites will come in a later stage of the Local Plan Update process (known as the Preferred Options stage) in 2017. At the Proposed Submission stage (in 2018), the council will undertake a consultation on the sites it proposes to allocate as part of the Local Plan Update, subject to future executive approval.

 

Wokingham Borough Council’s executive member for planning and regeneration Cllr Mark Ashwell said: “It’s important to understand that the Local Plan Update is about more than new homes.

- MORE -

 

“It will also establish what needs to come with those homes – new schools, new roads and other transport investment, new parks and play areas, new sporting and community facilities, new health facilities and all the other things that make communities work. It’s also about maintaining our current high quality of life, ensuring we remain an economic success story and protecting what is most important in our environment.

 

“Part of this process is gathering a comprehensive picture of all the land that may be available for development so that these can be assessed and the best spots selected.”

 

The list of promoted sites and the distribution map, as well as further information about the Local Plan Update, can be found on the council’s website at: www.wokingham.gov.uk/localplanupdate.

 

To receive email updates about each of the Local Plan Update consultations please email: lpu@wokingham.gov.uk.

- ENDS -

 

Further information:

  1. More from Wokingham Borough Council’s executive member for planning and regeneration Cllr Mark Ashwell on 07976 641687.
  2. An indicative timeframe for the Local Plan Updateis attached.
News item added on: Wednesday 21 September 2016

News from Shinfield Parish Council

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News item added on: Tuesday 20 September 2016

Notice of drainage works on Church Lane

Notice from Wokingham Borough Council:

Drainage works are to be carried out in Church Lane, Three Mile Cross, commencing on 19 September 2016.

These works will involve the clearing of any existing road-side ditches between Basingstoke Road and the service road to Pulleyn Transport Ltd.

It will be necessary to operate temporary traffic lights throughout the duration of the works to provide safe passage for pedestrians and vehicles.

The work will be carried out during off-peak periods and is expected to last approximately 2 weeks.

News item added on: Monday 12 September 2016

Shinfield Parish Council Audit 2016

The audit of accounts for the Council for the year ending 31 March 2016 has been concluded.

The Annual Return is available for inspection by any local government elector of hte area of the council, on application to the Clerk, Mrs Susan Roberts, Shinfield Parish Hall, School Green, Shinfield, RG2 9EH. 

 

The audit notice can be viewed here

Details of the completed audit can be viewed here

 

 

News item added on: Tuesday 6 September 2016

Reading buses diversion

For information

Details of the bus route diversion and timetables during the A327 closure for the Eastern Relief Road works can be found here:
http://www.reading-buses.co.uk/a…/major-leopard-3-diversion/

 

News item added on: Wednesday 17 August 2016

Motorwise course

A 1 day Motorwise Course for 15 - 17 year olds is being organised by the Pavilion Youth Club, Spencers Wood. 

Wednesday 31 August, 9:30am - 4:30pm

Learn about:

* Car safety and basic maintenance

* Text, drink and drug awareness

* Driving costs

* Taster practical driving lesson

 

The course is free, but a £5 refundable deposit is requested to secure your place

There are just 10 places available

For further information, please contact Jo Haskins, on 07931 329 646

News item added on: Thursday 11 August 2016

Arborfield Road Closure 19 - 30th August 2016

The following information has been received from Hochtief UK Ltd:

 

Dear Stakeholder,

 

To complete the Shinfield Eastern Relief Road on behalf of the University of Reading, we need to join the new roundabout at Arborfield Road with the A327 and the new relief road.  Although we said we’d be able to finish the roundabout during a road closure last summer, this was not possible due to previously unforeseen and necessary design changes. 

 

When will the work take place?

The main part of the work is due to start on 19th August 2016 and be completed by 06.00 hrs on Tuesday 30th August, subject to weather conditions.  During this time our hours of working will be from Monday to Saturday (07.00 – 21.00) and Sunday (09.00 – 18.00).  These extended hours are subject to final agreement from Wokingham Borough Council and will allow us to maximise our activities.

 

How does this affect residents and businesses?

Having once again reviewed our programme and the available options, Wokingham Borough Council has permitted us a full closure of Arborfield Road.  Whilst we understand that some people will be inconvenienced, the road closure allows us to carry out the majority of the remaining work in the safest, most efficient, and overall least disruptive way possible.  In fact, we experienced minimal problems when we closed the same section of road last year.  After the road has re-opened, it may be necessary to operate temporary off-peak traffic signals.  Diversion route signage will be in place to direct through-traffic onto the following agreed route:

 

West-bound Traffic

-           At Arborfield Cross take the B3030 (Sindlesham Road, Mole Road, King Street) to Winnersh;

-           Turn left onto the A329 (Reading Road) and then left onto the B3270 (Lower Earley Way North, Lower Earley Way);

-           Continue along the B3270 to Black Boy roundabout and then travel over the new M4 bridge to join the A327 to Shinfield.

 

East-bound Traffic

-           From Black Boy roundabout take the B3270 (Lower Earley Way, Lower Earley Way North);

-           At Winnersh turn right onto the A329 (Reading Road) and then right onto the B3030 (King Street, Mole Road, Sindlesham Road) to Arborfield Cross.

 

Buses will still be able to operate, please see Reading Buses for any revised timetables.  Due to the nature of the work and the equipment we need to use, some additional noise is likely to be experienced while we are on site.

 

Access?

During the closure, access to and from all properties fronting the A327 within the closure will be maintained, however, this may not be via your normal route.  Vehicle access for through-traffic will not be possible in the working area, however, pedestrians and cyclists will be able to use a temporary route at all times.

 

Contact?

We are planning to notify immediately impacted residents early next week, however, we would encourage you to distribute this information to other interested parties, as we know we cannot possibly reach every stakeholder individually.  If you would like more information please contact Kelly Shear, our Public Liaison Officer, on 07976 180915 or email kelly.shear@hochtief.co.uk.

 

We apologise in advance for any inconvenience this work may cause and thank you for your patience.

 

Kind regards

 

Kelly Shear

Public Liaison Officer

HOCHTIEF (UK) Construction Ltd

News item added on: Friday 29 July 2016

Community Forum review

Borough Cllr Mark Ashwell, the new Executive Member for Planning, Regeneration and Community has asked the borough council to review how it runs the community forums: "We now believe it is time to look again at how they are working to ensure we are engaging with you in the most effective ways on these vitally important issues."

To read more from Cllr Ashwell, visit the consultation page on our website.

To complete the survey on Community Forum meetings, please click the link below:

http://www.wokingham.gov.uk/news-and-consultation/consultation-and-having-your-say/current-consultations/

 

 

News item added on: Monday 25 July 2016

SANG car park closures

 

AH Willis & Sons have now confirmed the dates their Surfacing Contractors will carry out works at the above car parks.

 

Ridge SANG:

Tuesday 26th and Wednesday 27th July 2016 – Close Car Park (26th) and strip off existing top surface

Thursday 28th July 2016  – New Resurfacing works

 

Langley Mead:

Thursday 28th and Friday 29th July 2016 - Close Car Park (28th) and strip off existing top surface

Saturday 30th July - New Resurfacing works

 

Monday 1st & Tuesday 2nd August 2016 – Float days for clearing site.

Wednesday 3rd August 2016 – White Lining to both Car Parks.

Friday 5th August 2016 – Car Parks re opened.

 

News item added on: Monday 25 July 2016

Youth support worker

Do you have the passion and commitment to work with yound people?

Could you make a difference?

We are looking for someone to join our team and continue to support our local community in providing a fund, dynamic and safe environment for young people. 

 

Hours: 6:45 - 9:45 pm every Friday 

Location: Pavilion Youth Club, Spencers Wood

Immediate start

 

For further information please contact Joanna Haskins on 07931 329 646

Affiliated with Shinfield Parish Council and Berkshire Youth

News item added on: Friday 8 July 2016

South of M4 Community Forum meeting postponed

The South of M4 Community Forum meeting scheduled for Monday 4th July at the Three Mile Cross Church Centre has been postponed.

A new meeting date will be circulated as soon as it is known. 

News item added on: Thursday 30 June 2016

Summer reading challenge

Summer Reading Challenge 2016

The Big Friendly Read is the summer reading challenge theme for 2016 at Wokingham borough libraries. This is part of the Roald Dahl 100 celebrations.  Children can read whatever they like – fact books, joke books, picture books, audio books. They just have to borrow the 6 books from the library.   Every time they finish a book they'll receive a collector’s card to put into a special collectors folder.  When they've read 6 books they'll receive a certificate and a medal for completing the challenge.

 

The challenge will run from Saturday 16 July 2016 to Sunday 11 September 2016. 

 

We will be running the following activities over the summer holidays in July, please contact the relevant library to book a place:

 

The Big Friendly Read Activity Sessions Talk about your Summer Reading Challenge books, storytelling and other fun activities with our Summer Reading Challenge Volunteers.  Just drop in!

  • Wokingham Library on Monday July 25 from 2.15pm to 3.30pm,
  • Lower Earley Library on Tuesday July 26 from 2.15pm to 3.30pm,
  • Wokingham Library on Wednesday July 27 from 10.45am to 12noon,
  • Woodley Library on Wednesday July 27 from 2.15pm to 3.30pm
  •  Lower Earley Library Thursday July 28 from 10.45am to 12noon
  • Woodley Library on Friday July 29 from 10.45am to 12noon

 

Arts Explorers Come and find out about how you can take part in the Arts Award as part of the Summer Reading challenge. Art is all around you, in places you might not expect! So make your own binoculars and special map so you can become an Art Explorer. For teens and children aged 7 and over.

  • Wokingham Library on Tuesday July 26 from 10.30am to 11.30am
  • Woodley Library on Wednesday July 27 from 10.30am to 11.30am

 

Dahl Get Arty Come and make some fun arts and crafts inspired by Roald Dahl's characters. Create a Mr Fox mask or a Mr Twit beard and other fun activities For children aged 12 and under, £1.50 charge. Just drop in! At Wargrave Library on Wednesday July 27 from 10.30am to 11.30am

 

Poetry Madness with James Carter Meet James Carter for a madcap hour of guitar music aplenty, and weird and wacky poems. There will also be a riddle writing workshop.  For children aged  7 to 12 years old. Places must be booked.  £3 charge.  At Wokingham Library on Wednesday July 27 from 11.30am to 12.30pm

 

Zim Zam Zoom! Zappy Poems To Read Out Loud Want to make an invisible bubble, pull a funny face, travel all around the world and even meet a pirate.   Well, step into Zim Zam Zoom for half an hour of fun, gentle, playful poems,  not to mention a little boogie at the end.  These poems and more are from James’ brand new poetry picture book, Zim Zam Zoom, for children aged 6 year olds and under. £2 charge, At Wokingham Library on Wednesday July 27 from 9.30am to 10am and 10.30am to 11am

 

Get Creative - Crafts in the library for children, different theme every week. £1 per child, Please book at FBC Centre reception on 0118 908 8155. At Finchampstead Library on Wednesday July 27 from 10am to 10.45am and 11am to 11.45am

 

Spiral Workshop Come and create your own spiral mobile, which you can paint and decorate. All materials are supplied. For children aged 7 to 12 years old, places must be booked, £5 charge. At Wokingham Library on Thursday July 28 from 10.30am to 12noon and Winnersh Library from 2pm to 3.30pm

 

Read with Kali the dog – Pets as Therapy dog Kali will be in the library, ready to be told stories from children aged 6 to 10 years old. Just drop in, at Wokingham Library on Friday July 29 from 11am to 12noon

 

Activities for Adults

 

Wish You Were here- A History Wardrobe Presentation

Wish You Were Here is a happy history of swimwear, from the bracing bathing of the 18th Century to knitted costumes and kiss-me-quick hats, with lots of fun stories about beachwear and Butlins holidays. Lower Earley Library, Monday July 4, 7pm. Tickets £7 to include refreshments. Bookings (0118) 9312150

 

Nicaragua- my experiences as a volunteer with Raleigh International

Katrina Barnes discusses her 3-month placement in Nicaragua, where she led a team of volunteers working on a water and sanitation project.

Wokingham Library, Thursday July 7, 6.30pm to 7.30pm tickets £2. Bookings (0118) 9781368

 

Book Chat

If you’re looking for something new to read come along to our friendly Book Chat sessions for coffee and book recommendations, just drop-in! Wokingham Library, Thursday July 14, 10.30am to 11.30am

 

Why not search our online catalogue from the comfort of your own home to see what’s on offer:  http://www.wokingham.gov.uk/libraries    Don't forget that we have a selection of eBooks, eAudio and eMagazines that you can access with your library card for free.

 

Social Media:

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/wokinghamboroughlibraries

Twitter: @WBC_Libraries

Website:  www.wokingham.gov.uk/libraries

Blog:  https://wokinghamboroughlibraries.wordpress.com/

Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/wbc_libraries/

News item added on: Wednesday 29 June 2016

Allotment plots available

The parish council has a number of 'half' allotment plots available for hire at Millworth Lane, Shinfield, at Clares Green Road, Spencers Wood and at Recreation Lane, Spencers Wood. 

If you are interested in taking on a half allotment plot, or would like more information, please contact Angela in the parish office on 0118 9888 220

 

News item added on: Monday 27 June 2016

Notice of electors rights

Please find attached details of the notice of inspection rights for the parish annual accounts

 

 

News item added on: Thursday 9 June 2016

Annual Front Garden Competition

Nominations are now open for the annual Front Gardens Competition

You can nominate any front garden within the parish, including your own!

Judging will be in early July, so nominations must be with the parish council by Thursday 30th June.

Categories include: Front gardens, baskets and tubs, up-cycled containers and wildlife friendly gardens. 

 

Please contact the parish office on 0118 9888 220 or email Clerk@shinfieldparish.gov.uk

 

News item added on: Wednesday 25 May 2016

Shinfield Parish Council Audit report 2015

Shinfield Parish Council's annual audit report can be viewed by clicking here

 

News item added on: Monday 7 September 2015

Job vacancies in Youth Work

Do you have the passion and commitment to work with young people?  Could you make a difference?

Shinfield Parish Council has a variety of exciting opportunities for youth workers and volunteers at the Pavilion Youth Club and the Community Flat at Frensham Green.  These include a new Senior Youth Worker, Youth Support Worker, Assistant Youth Support Worker, and volunteers who may be willing to come in and help out.  

In particular, and as a result of the current post holder leaving, Shinfield Parish Council is seeking applications for the post of Senior Youth Worker to lead the team – 5 hours per week at the Youth Club plus 2 sessions per month at the Community FlatSalary Scale JNC 13  (£23,213 pro rata).  The successful candidate will have experience of working with young people in a youth work or similar informal setting.  Candidates should be able to demonstrate good communication skills and the ability to understand, respect young people’s views, as well as being qualified to NVQ level 3 in Youth work or willing to undertake appropriate training.   

For further information on all these roles and how to apply, please contact the Clerk to Shinfield Parish Council, Sue Roberts (email sue.roberts@shinfieldparish.gov.uk; tel. 0118 9888221, or call into the Parish Office)

 

Closing Date for Senior Youth Worker:                21st August 2015

Interviews:                                                          1st / 2nd September 2015

News item added on: Friday 7 August 2015

Allotment vacancies

The parish council has a number of 'half' allotment plots available for hire at Millworth Lane, Shinfield.

If you are interested in taking on a half allotment plot, or would like more information, please contact Angela in the parish office on 0118 9888 220

Please note these are the only allotment plots currently vacant within the parish. 

News item added on: Monday 15 June 2015