Parish Council Planning: The planning application to be considered this month is - 19/00305/House – Rochford House, The Firs: Raising of roof for boiler room extension and internal alterations. All planning applications and approvals can be viewed on the West Berkshire Council and planning applications are considered against the framework of the Core Strategy Local Plan and the NPPF (National Planning Policy Framework) 2018.

Parish Council Consultation for Renovation of Sports Pavilion and Playground: The Parish Council would like to record thanks for all those who completed the consultation paper in January. If you did not receive one and would like to complete it, please let the Clerk know – all views are important and will be considered.

Consultation: You will be interested to know that the outcome of those forms returned replicate those of the former Inkpen Parish Plan consultation in that both the Village Hall and the Playing Field/Pavilion/Playground are highly valued and are complementary in providing a venue for village events, although the Village Hall serves a much wider area to include surrounding villages.

New Equipment and Refurbishment: The Parish Council supports the provision of replacement and new play equipment for the young ones and their social interaction at the playground as well as the improvement of the sports facilities and coaching to encourage older children/adults at the pavilion and playing field.

Sport for All: The sports ground and facilities are registered with Sport England and will continue to provide recreation at all levels. There is a huge opportunity to improve and retain the village facilities for Inkpen residents so that the village can prosper and grow, and for those who just wish to picnic, walk, play with grandchildren and enjoy the open space. Please support the venture.

GDPR (General Data Protection Regulations): As many of you will know the law on the use of personal emails changed on the 5th May 2019. You do need the ‘positive consent’ of the individual before using their email address and it is illegal to pick up and use email addresses from other email communications. Please be careful and do not send unsolicited emails without prior consent.

Defibrillator at the Inkpen Sports Pavilion: A local awareness session will be running shortly and if you are interested please contact the Parish Clerk for details. (See contact details below). Please come along to the awareness sessions, which are informative, informal and fun.

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

Notice of Election 2019

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
12th Mar 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