West Berkshire is set to receive an allocation of £1,000,000 from the UK Shared Prosperity Fund to help level up our communities.
The Keevill Unit, a brilliant learning space for children with physical disabilities, was officially opened today by Paralympian Louise Sugden. Louise is a former Speenhamland and Keevill pupil and has competed both as a former wheelchair basketball player and current powerlifter.
West Berkshire Council has funded a new community bus for the Newbury and Thatcham Handybus service.
Run by the Volunteer Centre West Berkshire (VCWB), the new book-a-ride service will begin operating in the towns in the next couple of weeks.
A proposal to develop a new grass playing pitch at Manor Park Recreation Ground, Stoney Lane, Newbury will be out for public consultation from 27 April 2022.
A consultation on a proposal to close Notrees Care Home in Kintbury by December this year has gone live. The proposal is due to the changing shape of demand for Adult Social Care in recent years and the impact of the pandemic on the needs of older people.
Our Additional Restrictions Grant (ARG) Challenge Fund has come to a close and we are thrilled to announce that we have been able to distribute £696,601 to 44 local businesses through the scheme, following a very competitive assessment process.
The wait is over as children in West Berkshire find out which Primary School they'll be going to. We wish them all the best of luck as they take their first steps into education.
New eCargo bikes are being offered to local businesses in the district to try out as part of a new environment scheme.