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For documented Minutes and Agendas please go to

Currently there are two vacancies within the Parish Council as outlined below:

Vacancies for two Councillors

Currently, we have four Councillors and, ideally, we would like six in order to have a broader opinion base for matters under discussion.

The Council meet on a bi-monthly basis, normally on the 1st Monday of the month and meetings generally last for for around an hour and a half. Further meetings for planning applications may occur from time to time and, occasionally, a visit to a property.

For further information on the topics discussed, please go to where Minutes to date are held. All Councillors work on a voluntary basis.

If anyone is interested, either telephone our Clerk, Paul Thompson, on 01635 579205. email or speak to any one of our Councillors.

Clerk to the Parish Council

Parish Councillors are pleased to announce that a new Clerk has been appointed.

Jean Lindsell, currently with Speen Parish Council, will take up her post in January 2024.

Details on how to contact Jean will be posted up in the New Year.

The Parish Council currently consists of four Councillors who each have a lead responsibility as shown below on the current list of Councillors. All Councillors, on acceptance to the Council, sign an Acceptance of Office form and an agreement to the Code of Conduct. The Clerk is employed by the Parish Council and it is the Clerk’s responsibility to attend and minute all meetings whether Ordinary, Annual or Extraordinary. The Clerk is also the main point of contact for residents.

Ordinary Meetings are held in January, March, May, July, September and November. Annual General Meetings are usually held in May and Extraordinary Meetings can occur at any time when an issue, usually Planning, arises that needs to be dealt with swiftly. Recent legislation states that all planning, whether straightforward or controversial, must now be reviewed and discussed by a quorum of Councillors who will hold a meeting at the Village Hall.


Notices of all these meetings are pinned to the notice board at the western front edge of the recreational ground, printed in ‘The Leaflet’ and posted onto the Parish Council website

Meetings are held in the Jubilee Hall and usually start at 7.00pm. Residents may attend any of these meetings and voice their opinions or raise concern on specific matters.

The Parish Council's accounting and reporting year runs from 01 April to 31 March.

To access Parish Council archives relating to past meetings, please click on button >

Councillors:             Lead Responsibilities:

Roger Fisken            Chairman &  Defibrillator

Alex Dick                   Police Matters

Rita Butler                Website

Graham Light          ART representative



The Clerk (Paul Thompson)

Farthings, Holly Lane, Ashampstead, Berks RG8 8RR


'phone:    01635 579205

District Councillor:  Laura Coyle

District Council:  West Berkshire

Ward:  Basildon

Party:  Liberal Democrats







Basildon - 2nd Wednesday each month
6.30pm - 7.30pm in the Village Hall

Streatley - 2nd Friday each month
1.00pm - 2.00pm in The Morrell Room

(no surgeries during school holidays)

Due to legal requirements for accessibility, we have built a new website for Parish Council activity.  Other information, such as A.R.T and Church services, will also be included.  Currently, all information will be available on both sites. 

The new site's address is

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