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Our next meeting: Wednesday 20th December 2017

The next meeting of the Steering Group will be on Wednesday 20th December at 7.30pm in the Cornwell Centre, Home Croft, off Clements Mead, RG31 5WJ. Our meetings are open to all Tilehurst residents and we particularly welcome anyone who wishes to become involved in the Neighbourhood Plan. There are...

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How well do you know Tilehurst?

When we tested this quiz on the steering group, we found that even the locals get confused sometimes. You might think, for example, that Tilehurst Parish and Tilehurst electoral ward are the same, when in fact they are completely different areas. Or that the Reading-West Berkshire divide would follow the...

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Photo contest results

We are pleased to announce the winners of the “Good, Bad and the Ugly” photo competition. Thank you to all the talented photographers who took part, and to everyone who visited the gallery and “liked” their favourites. We were amazed by both the number and quality of the entries. The...

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Our next meeting: Wednesday 15th November 2017

The next meeting of the Steering Group will be on Wednesday 15th November at 7.30pm in the Calcot Centre, Highview, Calcot, Reading RG31 4XD, UK (please note change from usual venue). Our meetings are open to all Tilehurst residents and we particularly welcome anyone who wishes to become involved in...

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Last chance for our photo contest

The contest closes on September 18th – so there’s still time to enter, and to vote for the winners. We have received nearly 100 entries so far, across four categories. However, there are still only two entries in the under-13’s category for ‘Tilehurst – the good’, so there’s a big...

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What are the issues in Tilehurst?

We want our photo contest to to highlight your concerns about the place where you live. Please have a look at our gallery – you can vote for individual entries, or there are still two weeks left to enter the contest yourself. We are working to create a Neighbourhood Plan...

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Have you voted? Help us choose the winner!

Head over to the Tilehurst Neighbourhood Plan Photo Contest and help us to choose the winning entry. Simply click on the image you like best to reach the voting button. You can see the current top ten entries here. There’s also still time to enter, as the competition runs until...

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Landmarks or eyesores?

All these photos were taken from viewpoints within Tilehurst Parish boundary, but only one of the three towers is actually located inside the parish. Do you know which? What are your Tilehurst landmarks? There’s still plenty of time to enter our online photo contest on the subject of “Tilehurst –...

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Hidden Tilehurst

Do you recognise these places in Tilehurst Parish? Do you know other hidden corners of old Tilehurst that are special because of their history or associations – or just because they mean something to you? There’s still plenty of time to enter our online photo contest on the subject of...

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Tilehurst traffic management: good, bad or ugly?

Is there a stretch of road that drives you mad? Are there places where you feel afraid as a pedestrian? Or do you think parts of Tilehurst have been successful in limiting the dominance of cars? There’s still plenty of time to enter our online photo contest on the subject...

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Extra time for our photo contest

We know this is a busy time of year, with holidays and summer activities planned, and we want to make sure that everyone gets enough time if they wish to enter our photo competition. We’re particularly looking for pictures that say something – good or bad – about living in...

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What’s the worst thing about Tilehurst?

There’s still plenty of time to enter our online photo contest on the subject of “Tilehurst – the Good, the Bad and the Ugly”. We don’t have many entries in “the Bad and the Ugly” category yet – so you could be in with a better chance of winning if...

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Tilehurst: The good, the bad and the ugly

Our online photographic competition is now open, and we have £300 in cash prizes to give away! The competition is open to all, and we invite you to submit your photographs under the heading of “Tilehurst: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly” There are two levels of entry, one...

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Our next meeting: Wednesday June 21st 2017

The next meeting of the Steering Group will be on Wednesday 21st June at 7.30pm in the Cornwell Centre, Home Croft, off Clements Mead, RG31 5WJ. Our photo competition is underway and receiving lots of interesting entries. We will be looking for ideas to encourage more people to participate. We...

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Our next meeting: Wednesday 17th May 2017

The next meeting of the Steering Group will be on Wednesday 17th May at 7.30pm in the Cornwell Centre, Home Croft, off Clements Mead, RG31 5WJ (please note change from usual venue). We will be continuing work on our Vision Statement, focusing on the topics, objectives and policies that will...

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Our next meeting: Wednesday 19th April 2017

The next meeting of the Steering Group will be on Wednesday 19th April at 7.30pm in the Cornwell Centre, Home Croft, off Clements Mead, RG31 5WJ (please note change from usual venue). We will be further developing our draft “Vision Statement”, and looking at ideas for objectives and strategies that...

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Can you help?

The Neighbourhood Plan is being prepared by a small group of unpaid volunteers. Not surprisingly, there will be costs incurred as we progress along the path to completion, hopefully by the spring of next year. These costs will include, for example, utilising professional support to undertake and evaluate community surveys,...

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Our next meeting: Wednesday 15th March 2017

The next meeting of the Steering Group will be on Wednesday 15th March at 7.30pm in the Calcot Centre, RG31 4XD. Items on the agenda include: • Developing our ‘Vision Statement’. • Photography competition. • Progress of funding applications. • Progress of working groups. Our meetings are open to all...

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Steering group update: February 2017

Over our last two meetings we have been discussing a ‘Vision Statement’ for Tilehurst, which we will shortly be circulating for public feedback. A ‘Vision Statement’ describes what we want the neighbourhood to be like at the end of the plan period. From ourneighbourhoodplanning.org.uk… “Your neighbourhood plan’s vision should be...

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Our next meeting: Wednesday 15th February

The next meeting of the Steering Group will be on Wednesday 15th February at 7.30pm in the Cornwell Centre, Home Croft, off Clements Mead, RG31 5WJ (please note change from usual venue). We will be progressing work on our “Vision for Tilehurst” as discussed at the previous meeting. Please come...

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Our next meeting: Wednesday 18th January

The next meeting of the Steering Group will be on Wednesday 18th January at 7.30pm in the Cornwell Centre, Home Croft, off Clements Mead, RG31 5WJ (please note change from usual venue). Members of the steering group have been asked to look through the comments we received at our community...

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Steering group update: December 2016

All of us here at the Neighbourhood Plan team hope you had a relaxing and happy festive season. All our best wishes for 2017! The steering group had its last regular monthly meeting of 2016 shortly before Christmas. Our meeting notes are a little delayed by the holidays, and as...

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Steering group update: November 2016

Time has flown past since our October meeting, but we continue to make good progress. The minutes of the October meeting are available here. Full minutes of the November meeting will be published in December but, meanwhile, here is a quick summary. We have started to identify potential sites, and...

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Our next meeting: Wednesday 16th November

The next meeting of the Steering Group will be on Wednesday 16th November at 7.30pm in the Calcot Centre, RG31 4XD. We will be reviewing the project plan and the budget, discussing proposals for our photographic competition, and assessing progress of the working groups. The current prioritised working groups are:...

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How to tackle our housing issues

The case study of Woodcote, a village of some 1000 homes in the Chilterns AONB, shows how a successful neighbourhood plan can affect housing development. In April 2014 over 90% in Woodcote voted ‘yes’ to a neighbourhood plan that included over 70 new homes – a major turnaround to the...

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Steering group update: October 2016

The Steering group held its regular monthly meeting on Wednesday 19th October. The full meeting notes will be available online once agreed at the November meeting, but here’s a brief summary to let you know what we’ve been doing, and give you an idea of what’s coming next. In the...

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Come to our Steering Group meeting on Wednesday 19th October

The next meeting of the Steering Group will be on Wednesday 19th October at 7.30pm in the Calcot Centre, RG31 4XD. At our last meeting we reviewed progress and timescale for the plan and assigned topics to working groups. The working groups are Business & Economy Education Health Transport, Infrastructure...

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The Neighbourhood Planning Bill

Alongside a pledge to deliver one million new homes and to double the housing budget to £20 billion, the government recently published the first draft of the Neighbourhood Planning Bill. It will have its second reading on 10th October 2016. The Bill intends to speed up and strengthen the neighbourhood...

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Progress report – transport issues

We will be reporting over the next few weeks on the issues raised during our drop-in days held in April this year. Today we are looking at transport and parking. PUBLIC TRANSPORT • Overall there were no negative comments and the feeling is that the current (bus) transport links to/from...

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The future of Tilehurst: Share your views

Saturday 16th April 2016: Calcot Centre, RG31 4XD: 11.00am – 4.00pm Saturday 23rd April 2016: Cornwell Centre, RG31 5JW 11.00am – 4.00pm The NeighbOURhood plan is your chance to influence development in Tilehurst. We are holding two drop-in days to give everyone the chance to participate in the Neighbourhood Plan...

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Latest Status

As nothing has been heard to the contrary it can be assumed that no-one “called in” the decision by 17:00 of the 8’th June so we now have an officially designated Neighbourhood Plan area … Tilehurst Parish!