Welcome to the website of Kidmore End Parish Council
Our aim is to provide information on-line for the people of Kidmore End Parish, which includes the village of Kidmore End and the hamlets of Cane End, Chalkhouse Green, Gallowstree Common and Tokers Green.
Use the links to find out more.
The Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty
Most of the Parish of Kidmore End is already included in the Chilterns Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB). The Council would like to see the AONB extended to include all of the parish.
Find out more about this...
A New Structure for Local Government?
As you may have read in the Summer 2016 edition of the Outlook newsletter from SODC, the country and district councils are considering changing the way that local government in Oxfordshire is organised, from the existing two-tier arrangement to three or four unitary authorities. You can find out more about these proposals as they develop at www.southoxon.gov.uk/devolution.
Change in the Availability of Recycling Facilities
From Friday 1 July, it will no longer be possible for residents from outside the council areas of Reading, Wokingham and Bracknell Forest who do not hold permits to use the recycling centre at Island Road ('Smallmead') in Reading.
Find out more...
And to express your views on the possible closure of waste recycling centres in South Oxfordshire, see here...
FISH is offering a three-month trial of a bus service to replace the discountinued M1 service to Reading from Gallowstree Common, Kidmore End and Chalkhouse Green. Find out more...
Our new rector
A new rector has been appointed to the parishes of Rotherfield Peppard and Kidmore End & Sonning Common. Meet him here...
Stop the ragwort
An overview of the past year's activities from the Chairman of the Parish Council. Read it here...
There are presently two plots
available at the Cane End allotments. Potential tenants should know that there is, unfortunately, no water supply at these allotments as yet – the Council is waiting to settle the easement for a pipe to the site. The rent is presently £15 per plot per annum.
Enquiries should be made to the Clerk to the Council:
- by post: Roger Penfold, 30 Venetia Close, Emmer Green, Reading RG4 8UG
- by phone: 0118 947 3130
- by email: email@example.com
Priority will be given to applicants from the original 'area of benefit', set out in the 19th century enclosure award.
The local police
Recent local burglaries
, how you can help fight crime or become a TVP mystery shopper, the Community Police Officer Award, scam alerts, local crime figures, the Police and Crime Plan for the Thames Valley, latest neighbourhood updates, and more. Find out here...
Make the most of NHS health services by choosing the option that is right for your needs, saving yourself time and inconvenience, and getting the most appropriate treatment. Find out more...
Gallowstree Common Pavilion
The pavilion at Gallowstree Common Recreation Ground is now available for other community activities in addition to cricket and football. Find out more...
For previous editions of the newsletter see the online archive.