Parish Council Planning: Planning applications considered this month were:
18/02059 Bronte House, Kintbury/Inkpen boundary – small garage extension; 18/02273 Land at Northcroft Farm – construction of small portal framed agricultural building; 18/02652 The Heddles, Weavers Lane – proposed erection of single storey extension to the rear, conversion of attached garage to create habitable accommodation and erection of detached garage.

Approvals by WBC: 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. All planning applications and approvals can be viewed on the West Berkshire Council website:

Items for information: National Planning Policy Framework (2018) : ‘The presumption in favour of sustainable development does not routinely apply in protected landscapes including AONBs. – all planning applications are considered against the framework of the Local Plan and the NPPF 2018.

Defibrillator for the Inkpen Sports Pavilion: The Parish Council has purchased a new lockable defibrillator which will be erected externally on the wall at the Inkpen Sports Pavilion. The equipment can be accessed by code (given by the emergency services) and gives voice prompts in usage. It can be used as required in an emergency by all residents in the village. Free Training will be offered locally to those who are interested – we all need to know how to ‘save’ lives in an emergency. Anyone interested in attending a local training session should contact the Parish Clerk in the first instance. (See contact details below). Grant funding has supported the cost of this equipment which is for the benefit of all.

Roads affected by Pot Holes: All new pothole requests should be notified via Streetcare Service team 01635 551111. If a pothole is deemed to be an immediate danger a 2 hour or 24 hour temporary repair is undertaken to make it safe.

Unofficial Footpaths on the Great Plantation: The Chairman is currently waiting to be advised by West Berkshire Council of the next stage necessary in order to progress the registration of the unofficial footpaths. Consultation needs to takes place with the second owner of the land at the Great Plantation.

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 27th November 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
27th Nov 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