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Parks and Countryside Maintenance and Management

A photograph of one of our Rights of Way Rangers safely cutting back a bush using a hedge trimmer

The Countryside Service provides opportunities for people to access and enjoy the West Berkshire countryside. Our aim is to protect, conserve and manage our valuable and popular countryside areas for the benefit of both wildlife and people.

You can find further information about the Countryside Code on the GOV.UK website. Please also see the video from DEFRA relating to the Countryside Code and Coronavirus.

Parks, Playgrounds and Open Spaces

Information on our award-winning parks and open spaces

Respect our Parks and Open Spaces

Find out more about our Respect Our Parks and Open Spaces campaign that was launched in June 2021

Countryside and Commons Management in West Berkshire

Commons, country parks and nature reserves management in West Berkshire

Village Greens and Commons Landowners Register

Registering land as a village green or common

Countryside Volunteers

Information about finding countryside volunteering opportunities for groups or individuals

Report Dog Fouling

Let us know about fouling in public places

Report Grass That Needs Cutting

Let us know about grass that needs cutting by reporting it online

Report an Overflowing Litter Bin

Let us know about a litter bin that is overflowing by reporting it online

Report a Problem With a Dog Waste Bin

Let us know about a problem with a dog waste bin by reporting it online

Report a Problem with Playground Equipment

Report problems with play areas in parks or public open spaces managed by West Berkshire Council

Concerned About a Rough Sleeper?

Connecting rough sleepers to local services using StreetLink

Nature Discovery Centre

Education about the countryside and nature at the Nature Discovery Centre. Now under the management of Berks, Bucks and Oxon Wildlife Trust (BBOWT)

Nature Reserves

A list of Nature Reserves managed by Berks, Bucks and Oxon Wildlife Trust (BBOWT) across all three counties

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