Next meeting:

Next Parish Council meeting - 7.30pm on Tuesday 10 December  2019 at the Curridge W I Hall, Curridge Road, Curridge, Berkshire RG18 9DZ.

Agenda and planning schedule for the forthcoming Parish Council meeting here
Dispensation Information for Members of the Public at meetings
Guidance Notes for Members of the public at meetings
Parish Council draft minutes will become available prior to a Parish Council meeting for members of the public to view. Draft Minutes.

Latest News: Summary of Parish Council Meetings held on 14th May and 11th June 2019

Latest Updates

Parish Clerk and Responsible Finance Officer to Chieveley Parish Council  Part Time: 16 hours per week

Chieveley Parish Council is seeking an innovative forward-thinking and proactive Parish Clerk and Responsible Financial Officer (RFO) to work with a committed and professional Parish Council body to serve the residents and businesses of the Parish.  As Clerk and RFO you will be responsible for all aspects of the Parish Council business including meetings, policy reviews and development, project management, risk management and budgetary controls and all governance requirements.  Full job advert here.    Job Description and Person Specification available on request.  Closing date for applications:  Wednesday 8th January 2020.  Interview Date:  Friday 17th January 2020.

Emergency Plan Review

Dear Parish Residents

Chieveley Parish Council is currently in the throes of reviewing the community Emergency Plan.

The Parish Emergency Plan works in conjunction with West Berkshire Council’s to enable the Parish to have a structured response should ‘a significant major’ incident affect our community while we await the assistance of the Emergency Services and other responders.   We are hopeful that this document will never have to be implemented. However, we have to provide an Emergency Plan and issue it to key stakeholders and community groups in the Parish to keep in a safe, accessible place should a major incident cut off electronic communication, power supplies, trunk roads and we have to manage ourselves until the appropriate services can.

It would be great to hear from you if you have professional skills that could be useful in an emergency. E.g. a qualified medical person, first aider/carers, builder, plumber, farmer, electrician, engineer, HGV driver, plant operator, administrator, mechanic or caterer to name a few.

Could you provide or permit access at the time of an emergency any of the following? Tractor, trailer, 4 x 4 vehicle, JCB, Lorry, chainsaw, safety equipment, lifting gear, cooking equipment, sandbags, pillows, blankets, portable heaters, lanterns, generator, fuel, wood, radio transmitter, utensils or anything else you feel useful for an emergency situation.

Do you feel you personally would need specific assistance during a significant major incident?  Please contact us and let us know what your needs will be so we can ensure all our community members as looked out for and supported. 

Please complete the Emergency Plan Review Form  and send it to the Parish Clerk  by email   Or you can email the Parish Clerk with your pledge of aid or skill information and contact details. We thank you for your support and look forward to hearing from you.  As said before it is hoped it will never be needed but in true scouting words, ‘be prepared’!

Small Grant Awards for 2020
Application Forms,  Notice and Small Grants Award Criteria and Conditions available for community bodies and groups in the Parish. Chieveley Parish Council is committed to supporting and strengthening the many community groups and organisations that help to make a positive difference to the residents in the Parish. 
Deadline for applications:  31 October 2019
 Application Form (PDF)
 Application Form (Word)
Small Grants Award Notice 2020
Small Grants Award Policy/Criteria/Conditions

Notice of Public Rights and Publication of Unaudited Annual Governance & Accountability Return Yr Ended 31 March 2019
Annual Return Status Unaudited Year Ended 31 March 2019 Sections 1 & 2 available on the Finance Documents page

Uncontested Election of Parish Councillors 2 May 2019
Election for Parish Councillors for Chieveley (Chieveley Ward) 2 May 2019 
Election of Parish Councillors for Chieveley (Curridge Ward) 2 May 2019

Dog fouling on footpaths and byways

Receiving a number of complaints from walkers, runners and dog walkers about the amount of dog fouling taking place along the local footpaths and byways.   It is an offence to let your dog foul on a Public Right of Way.  Please be responsible and clean up after your pet and dispose of it appropriately. There are dog waste bins located at the end of Bardown, Manor Lane and at Chieveley Recreational Centre, Chieveley.  Also Chapel Lane and Crabtree Lane, Curridge.  Thank you.

West Berkshire Council Housing and Economic Land Availability Assessment (HELAA)

West Berkshire Council needs to maintain an up to date picture of the amount of land that is available for new development, including land for housing and economic development. Inviting landowners, developers and others to submit potential development sites for consideration as part of their HELAA.  The HELAA will not make recommendations on which sites should be developed but will make a preliminary assessment of their suitability and potential.  The information gathered from this process will help inform the next Local Plan which will allocate sites for housing, employment and other land uses to cover the period up to 2026. The period of submission  of sites is up to 31 March 2017. Link to West Berkshire Council HELAA page here

Minerals and waste sites consultation

West Berkshire Council are in the process of developing a new strategic Minerals and Waste Plan for the District.  This plan, once adopted, will set the strategy for minerals and waste development over the period covered by the plan.   Minerals and Waste Sites Consultation document here

Two sites in Chieveley Parish have been included in the consultation.

  • 60 Acre Field, Old Street, Chieveley (Page 12) and land behind Chieveley Services (page 21) adjacent to Old Kiln Quarry.
  • An adjoining Parish site off Long Lane near Fishers Crossing (page 39)