Enborne Parish Plan
The Enborne Parish Plan 2018, which sets local priorities, was adpoted by the council on the 21st May 2018 and has been endorsed by West Berkshire Council.
Next Council Meeting Monday 28th January 2019
The next Meeting of Enborne Parish Council is at 7.30pm on Monday 28th January 2019, in the Barn, St Michaels and All Angels Church, Enborne Rd, Enborne RG20 0HB, following the Poors Allotment meeting at 7pm.
Newbury Bus Services
In conjunction with redevelopment of the Market Street area in Newbury and the opening of Newbury Wharf in place of Newbury Bus Station, there will be some changes to bus routing within Newbury, after Sunday 2nd December 2018.
Customer information can be found at: www.westberks.gov.uk/transportchanges
In addition, posters are being displayed at bus stops in Newbury town centre and leaflets detailing the changes are also available on buses, from West Berkshire Council Reception and from Newbury Library. Messaging is being displayed on information screens on board the buses and on bus stop screens in the Newbury area, and on the Traveline South East journey planner.
Major road improvements for Newbury start 7 January
A major road improvement project for Newbury will start on 7 January 2019.
The £1.8 million project, funded by developer’s contributions from the Newbury Racecourse development and Local Transport Plan capital grant funding recognises the need to create more capacity on the busy town centre network. The opportunity will be taken to resurface the roads during these works.
The works will take place in three phases (detailed below).
The introduction of traffic lights at the junction of the A339 and Cheap Street to allow traffic to turn right from the dual carriageway into Cheap Street. There will be off peak lane closures and pedestrian diversions.
Work starts 7 January 2019 and will complete in March 2019.
Upgrading of Cheap Street junction with Market Street. This phase will include the removal of the existing pedestrian crossings and the installation of new traffic lights with pedestrian crossings. Traffic will no longer be allowed to turn into Cheap Street South and access to the railway station car park will be via the new A339/Cheap Street junction. Temporary traffic lights will be installed outside the Vue Cinema while the work is in progress.
Work starts March 2019 and completes in May 2019.
Upgrading of the Sainsbury’s roundabout and traffic light system. Traffic will no longer be allowed to turn off the roundabout into Bear Lane and will instead be routed via the new A339/Cheap Street junction.
There will be off peak lane closures.
Work starts May 2019 and completes in September 2019.
Jeanette Clifford, West Berkshire’s Executive Member for Highways and Transport said, “This is a large but vital project. Our town centre roads are extremely busy and we must not only create more capacity, but keep them in good order, and we now have the finance in place to do this. However, it will take the best part of next year to complete. The works are phased and resurfacing will take place at night to minimise disruption. We ask that motorists bear with us during the works which, ultimately, will prove great long term benefits for the town.”
Keep up to date with this project at www.westberks.gov.uk/A339
Wash Common Library
West Berkshire District Council Executive have approved the transfer of the Lease of the Library building to Newbury Town Council, who in turn will lease the building to the Friends of Wash Common Library to enable this to be run as a Community Library.
Their goal if to have the library re-opened this year and until then the Book Exchange will continue to run on Saturday mornings
Please get in touch with the Friends of Wash Common Library if you have any further questons:
Superfast Broadband has come to Enborne!
Click here to find out more or contact Jason Pearce at Gigaclear: