Parish Council Planning: The planning application to be considered this month is: 18/03202/House Flax Lea Cottage, Ham Spray, Inkpen – erection of detached garage within extended garden boundary. Decisions by WBC were: 18/02993/LBC2 – Manor Farm, Lower Green – erection of covered external staircase – REFUSED. “The application fails to respect the form and character of the existing building; the proposal would cause harm to the special architectural and historic interest in the building”. 18/02660/CERTP Charlwood, Post Office Rd: Installation of solar panels to the rear roof. “Lawful - General Permitted development”. All planning applications and approvals can be viewed on the West Berkshire Council website:

A Defibrillator is located at the Inkpen Sports Pavilion: The equipment can be used as required in an emergency by all residents in the village. Awareness sessions will be available again in the New Year. Anyone interested in attending a local session should contact the Parish Clerk in the first instance – see the contact details below. We all need to know how to ‘save’ lives in an emergency so please come along to the awareness sessions, which are informative, informal and fun.

Unofficial Footpaths on the Great Plantation: The Chairman has been advised by West Berks. Council that the next stage in the registration of the unofficial footpaths is to record the route with GPS (either on the phone/watch or otherwise) and send in the route details on a map, rather than a freehand drawing. Does anyone have the ability to walk the route and send in the data via the GPS system? Please respond if you can help.

Parish Council Elections: There will be local Parish Council elections in May 2019 seeking Councillors to serve for a period of four years. Anyone interested in obtaining the details or seeking clarification on becoming a Councillor please contact the Parish Clerk for information. Experience of the planning system is an advantage as well as the ability to use the internet.

Inkpen Parish Council meetings are advertised on the village notice boards and on the official village website in advance of the meeting - see . The next meeting is scheduled for Tuesday 22nd January 2018 at the Inkpen Sports Pavilion at 7.30pm, subject to Councillors availability. All Inkpen residents are welcome to attend. Gloria Keene, Clerk to Inkpen Parish Council (I 668960),

Email contact: If you wish to be informed of issues about Inkpen or receive village news please contact the Parish Clerk by email.

Gloria Keene, Clerk to Inkpen Parish Council (I 668960) Email:


Inkpen Parish Council - Minutes of Meetings
Date Full Council Meetings Planning Meetings
5th March 2015
18th March 2015
6th May 2015
Agenda, (Meeting Cancelled)
20th May 2015
29th June 2015
29th July 2015
23th Sept 2015
2nd Nov 2015
14th Dec 2015
27th Jan 2016
21st Mar 2016
25th May 2016
27th July 2016
24th Aug 2016
28th Sept 2016
23rd Nov 2016
11th Jan 2017
13th Feb 2017
22nd Feb 2017
5th April 2017
24th May 2017
28th June 2017
27th Sept 2017
20th Nov 2017
8th Feb 2018
26th Mar 2018
31st May 2018
25th June 2018
29th Aug 2018
10th Oct 2018
27th Nov 2018
8th Jan 2019
22nd Jan 2019

Notice for the inspection of accounts for FY 17-18.


Accounts 2017-18 Accounting & Governance Statement, Variance Analysis, Payments Made, Bank Reconciliation and Assets, 2016-17 External Auditor Report & Certificate .


The Annual Parish Meeting Chairman's report for 2018 can be found here and the IMPFT statement for 2018 is available here.

Inkpen Parish Council Grant Application Form and Notes.

Inkpen Village Diary can be found here

A schedule of M4 Closures in October can be found here

The Inkpen Bus Service. The new timetable for bus service 3 is displayed at the three Inkpen village noticeboards (Crown & Garter, The Firs & Ingles Edge, and the School) and here.

Register of Interests for Parish Councillors: C Jones, L Wild, K Evans, V Tomlinson, R May, J Edwards, M Marriott

Code of Conduct for Members of Inkpen Parish Council 2015