Shaw-cum-Donnington Parish Council

Welcome to Shaw-cum-Donnington parish web site.

On this site we provide local information that we hope will be of interest both to residents of the parish and to visitors who come to take advantage of the many amenities that the area has to offer. Click here to see views of the parish.
People often wonder how they can get involved with the workings of community groups in the Parish. Visit our Local Info page for more information about such groups in the Parish. You can also ‘have your say’ by paging our Facebook page.

Latest News & Information…

Volunteering with Home-Start West Berkshire

 As I am sure you are aware, Home-Start West Berkshire supports families with young children with difficulties such as isolation, poverty, mental health and physical illness. We can only continue to do this work through the amazing support of our volunteers....

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Community Plan


Dear Neighbour
You are receiving this questionnaire because your home is one of nearly seven hundred homes located in the parish of Shaw-cum-Donnington. Over the next few years, four hundred additional homes will be built north and west of Vodafone. That’s a 60% growth in the number of homes in the parish.
This new housing development presents all parishioners, including you and your neighbours, with an exciting opportunity to improve the parish amenities and services. The parish will receive a percentage of the Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) that will be paid by the housing developer to West Berkshire Council. Please take this opportunity to tell us how we can improve the parish with this money and let your voice to be heard.
You and your family can really help us by answering this questionnaire. Then, working together, we can build the new Community Plan, which will benefit everyone. It will contain key objectives, set out community needs and priorities and show how to retain our distinctive parish character and features. The Community Plan will help create a community spirit with groups and organisations and will include an action plan for the Parish Council to implement on your behalf.
Your thoughts and ideas put into this questionnaire are really important for you and your community. With the helpful assistance of your family, our younger generation can help plan the future of our parish. It is in our own hands how we make our local community continue to be a great place to live and even better in the future.
There are many visitors to our parish who use facilities within in the parish, including St Mary’s Church and the Village Hall, and we welcome your feedback to this questionnaire as well.
You can respond to this questionnaire either by completing this paper copy and sending it back to the Parish Council in the attached envelope or, if you have access to the internet, you and other members of your family can each go online and complete it at:
Thank you. We look forward to hearing from you.
Sean Doherty and the Community Plan Team
Shaw-cum-Donnington Parish Council

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Libraries Message of the Month – April 2019

 The theme for April is to encourage customers to check their membership details with us, and also to promote that there will be no late return fees for those aged 75 or over from April 2nd. See attached poster below   Membership-details-poster.pdf

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Healthwatch – What would you do? survey

Government is investing an extra £20bn a year in the NHS. The NHS has produced a Long Term Plan, setting out all the things it wants health services to do better for people across the country. This includes: making it easier for people to access support closer to home...

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Upcoming Events…

Summer reading challenge

Were you thinking of volunteering at Newbury Library? This is where we particularly need additional help for the school summer holidays. We’re asking volunteers to cover one or more stints which will run at 10-12, 12-2 and 2-4 each day, starting on Thursday 25 July....

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Arlington Lane Closure – 29th May

Arlington Lane, in the Parish of Chieveley will be closed on 29th May 2019, between the hours of 8.00am – 5.00pm so that contractors can carry out remedial works   The closure will be in place from its junction with B4494 (Wantage Road), to its junction...

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