Parish Council Planning: Planning applications to be considered this month are: 18/01755 Hunters Way, proposed high fencing along the footpath; 18/01900/LBC The Old Rectory, replacement of side entrance door and step; 18/02049/House Flax Lea Cottage, Ham Spray, extensions part two storey, and part one storey to the side and rear. Approvals by WBC: 18/01217/Comind - The Swan Meadows, Weavers Lane, Inkpen – change of use from equestrian back to agricultural; uneconomic equestrian use and to revert back to agricultural use for sheep grazing and the barn for lambing and winter shelter.

All planning applications and approvals can be viewed on the West Berkshire Council website:

Trustees of the Memorial Playing Field: As the elected members of Inkpen, the Parish Council is also the Custodian Trustee of the Memorial Playing Field Trust. The charity, managed by the Council, is separately accountable to the Charity Commission and has a separate fund account, which is examined annually by an independent examiner. Councillors are delighted to confirm that at the AGM this year there was much support in the village for fund raising to improve the children’s play equipment at the playing field, which must be covered by Health & Safety regulations and is expensive to replace. Fund raising for the charity has started and on page 3 there are details of proposed events which need your support. Volunteers, fund raising ideas and donations will be discussed at the meeting on 14th September in the Sports Pavilion.

The Garden Waste Collection Service is changing from Monday 3rd September. The subscription year runs from 3rd September 2018 to 31st August 2019 and you can pay on-line at:

West Berkshire Devolution: As the work to devolve services and costs to Parish Councils gathers pace, there will be an update on progress made so far at the District Meeting in November, which may be of interest. More on this soon.

West Berkshire Council are consulting on their Licensing Policy & Gambling Principles which will apply to functions –the review will be re-published in December 2018. Full details of the consultation are on the website.

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 Wednesday 10th October 2018 at the Inkpen Sports Pavilion at 7.30pm, subject to Councillors availability. All Inkpen residents are welcome to attend.

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

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