Due to the Covid-19 pandemic the Parish Council meetings (from May 2020 until further notice) will be held as virtual meetings via Zoom. Details of how to attend the Zoom meeting can be found on the agenda; please contact the Clerk for further information. The Councillors and the Clerk are still available to help parishioners.
The Parish Council usually meets at 7:00pm on the first Monday of each month in the Community Room adjoining the school. Notice of the meetings appears on the Parish Council notice board outside the school, together with the minutes of the previous meeting and other relevant information. The first 15 minutes of each meeting are allocated to the public to allow them to raise any matters of concern. In addition to the monthly meetings there is the Annual Parish Assembly which takes place in April.
The Parish Council is responsible for many aspects of village life, including the provision of recreation facilities, reporting on the state of highways, footpaths and bridleways, commenting on planning applications and supporting parish initiatives, sometimes with grants. The Parish Councillors approach their responsibilities broadly in line with The Good Councillor's Guide.
The Clerk to the Parish Council is Jennie Currie, 44 Harrington Close, Newbury, RG14 2RQ, Tel. 01635 580190, email email@example.com.
For further information about the activities of the Parish Council or if you are interested in becoming a Parish Councillor, please contact any member of the Parish Council.
Dates of Meetings for 2020
MEETINGS ARE HELD AT 7.00PM IN THE COMMUNITY ROOM.
Monday 6th January
Monday 3rd February
Monday 2nd March
Monday 6th April - cancelled due to COVID-19
Annual Parish Assembly Wednesday 15th April - POSTPONED due to COVID-19
Monday 4th May agenda Due to Covid-19 this meeting will be a virtual meeting via Zoom. Please contact the Clerk for copies of the attachments, or download them as a zip file here
Monday 1st June agenda Due to Covid-19 this meeting will be a virtual meeting via Zoom. Please contact the Clerk for copies of the attachments, or download them as a zip file here
Monday 6th July
Monday 3rd August
Monday 7th September
Monday 5th October
Monday 2nd November
Monday 7th December
Minutes from the Parish Council Meetings
Minutes and other documents below are available in Adobe Acrobat (PDF) format. Clicking on one of the links will open the document in a new window. From there you can save or print the document if desired. Closing the window will return you to this page.
Parish notes for May 2020 are here
Draft minutes of the last six Parish Council meetings (For authorised minutes please look at the Parish notice boards or contact the Parish Clerk):
The Parish Council Budget for 2019/20 is here and the unaudited end of year figures for 2018/19 are here
The latest accounts information is available here
The latest Report from the District Councillor is here
WBC Local Plan Update
Beenham settlement boundary
Beenham with deliverability
Beenham audit of services and facilities
Aldermaston Wharf boundaries.pdf
Aldermaston Wharf settlement boundary
Aldermaston Wharf with deliverability
Aldermaston Wharf audit of services and facilities
2020 HELAA Appendix_4_Assessment_of_sites
Draft settlement hierarchy audit criteria
Guidance note - hierarchy
HELAA comments form
Parish Questionnaire (West Berkshire) February 2020
Presentations - Feb 2020 Consultation Workshops
Settlement boundary review criteria - February 2020
Settlement boundary review advice for TCs PCs and NP groups
Other Parish Council activities
Agenda for the 2020 Parish Assembly can be found here
Minutes of the Annual Parish Assembly held on Wednesday 25 April 2018 were agreed at the 2019 Annual Parish Assembly and can be found here
The 2020 Annual Parish Assembly was cancelled this year because of the coronavirus outbreak. The District Councillor's report can be found here
The Parish has a Parish Plan which can be found on the Future of the Parish page. An update of the Action Plan is available here. During 2016 a number of working groups were involved in a refresh of the Parish Plan Action Plan. As a result of this initiative the public transport in Beenham village has been significantly improved, there is now a monthly Afternoon Tea Party on the last Tuesday of each month in Beenham Club, and new youth equipment has been installed on The Rec.
Transparency Code for Beenham Parish Council
The following documents are available to view following the Annual Meeting and the submission of an Annual Return by Beenham Parish Council:
Note: The documents are available in Adobe Acrobat (PDF) format. Clicking on one of the links will open the document in a new window or tab.
Notice for period of exercise of Public Rights
Annual Goverance & Accountability Return 2018/19
Amended Accounting Statement 2018/19
Internal Auditor Report 2018/19
External auditor report and certificate 2018/19 & notice of conclusion of audit
Details of Public Land
Code of Conduct
Procedure for filling casual vacancies
Beenham Co-option Form