To ALL local residents:


We would like to reach out to anyone who needs help during this worrying time concerning the corona virus.  Anyone, especially residents living alone or who are elderly and need help with anything ie shopping, doctors’ prescriptions - or just would like to have a chat - please call us.  


Key people to contact are Will Carter (07803 850927), Katy Weston (07765 255569) and Trudi Butcher (01635 579319).  Behind them there is a whole army of volunteers who are able and very willing to give help and support.  Please do contact Will, Katy or Trudi so they can put you in touch with someone who can help.


For ANY residents who use WhatsApp we have set up an Ashampstead Neighbours WhatsApp Group so we can all communicate within the village - please message Will Carter on 07803 850927 to join the group. There is also a village email Group which you can join by contacting Rona on Finally, if you are a villager who would like to add your name to this group of volunteers, please also let Will know


We would like to reassure you that we are here to help please don’t be afraid to ask

Prescriptions from Boathouse Surgery, Pangbourne


If you have repeat prescriptions that need to be collected from this surgery and cannot collect yourself due to the current Covid-19 situation, Ashampstead is co-ordinating with Upper Basildon to help.


Please contact:


'phone: 01635 578678 or 07857 077094

Also, anyone who can volunteer to collect from Pangbourne or deliver around the village, please contact in the same way.

Ashampstead Looking Out For Our Neighbours

West Berks Council is introducing a newsletter to share updates on Covid-19.


It will provide residents with information about changes to services, advice relating to coronavirus as well as the support available through the Council and its partners.  Residents can sign up to the newsletter here: 

Details are also given on how to access this information through Facebook and Twitter

Road Closures

Mon 20 Jul - Bryants Lane, Yattendon

Closure: one day only from the hours of 9.30am to 3.30pm. The closure is from its junction with Chapel Lane and The Square.

Access: residential access will be maintained

Diversion signs will be in place.

A plan of the closure can be found at:

All enquiries to West Berkshire Council on 01635 519080

Mon 20 Jul to Wed 22nd Jul - The Square/Yattendon Road, Yattendon

Closure:  9.30am to 3.30pm 

Access: residential access will be maintained

Diversion signs will be in place.

A plan of the closure can be found at:

All enquiries to West Berkshire Council on 01635 519080

Full Closures on M4 for Re-surfacing Work - Closures will be over an entire weekend commencing at 9.00pm on a Friday and ending at 6.00am on a Monday:

  • July Friday 03 to Monday 06 – M4 westbound between junction 13 and junction 14

  • September Friday 04 to Monday 07 – M4 westbound between junction 13 and junction 14

  • September Friday 11 to Monday 14 – M4 eastbound between junction 15 and junction 14

  • October Friday 02 to Monday 05 – M4 eastbound between junction 13 and junction 12

Significant delays are expected during these closures. We advise you to plan your journey and allow extra time or avoid this route if possible.

We would like to apologise in advance for any inconvenience or disruption during our work. If you have any questions, or if you’d like you know more about our work please email us at or call us on 0300 123 5000.

Alternatively, to view our weekly report of full closures please visit, scroll down and under Roadworks click on ‘Check for Roadworks’, then scroll down and under Planned full closures click on ‘Check for Roadworks’ (this will open a Microsoft Excel file that will allow you to filter by day and road).


The Parish Council is happy to announce that we now have a defibrillator in the village, freely available for use by any member of the public in an emergency.


A defibrillator is a device that gives a high-energy electric shock to the heart through the chest wall to someone whose heart has stopped (cardiac arrest).

This high energy shock is called defibrillation and is an essential life saving step in the chain of survival.

Our defibrillator can be found in an unlocked cabinet fixed to the outside of the Village Hall.  If you come across someone who has collapsed and may have had a cardiac arrest it’s vital to call 999 and start basic life support, then you should send someone to fetch the defibrillator  Don't be afraid of it - the machine talks to you and guides you through the steps you need to take.  You can't harm the casualty by giving a shock that he/she doesn't need!

Although it is very straightforward to use the defibrillator, a number of residents recently attended training sessions conducted by a professional medic.

For any further questions or information please contact Paul Thompson, Parish Clerk.
tel:        01635 579205

If you have information you would like to appear on this website, please contact

Keep an eye on Events - there could well be something that you don't want to miss!

To hire the Village Hall: please contact Trudi Butcher 

tel: 01635 579319


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