WELCOME to the Binfield Heath parish website. This page is regularly updated with 'headlines' from the Parish Council and other organisations and events in the village. For details of specific matters of interest please look on appropriate pages.
Telephone problems finally solved!
From Richard Ormerod
Dear Binfield Heath resident
I am pleased to announce that at this moment ALL phone lines in the village are working.
If that is not the case please let me know.
I have thanked Warren at Openreach and he will also attend a second meeting in May - date TBA.
All phone numbers should also now be registered as being available for an upgrade to fibre broadband - if not let me know.
M: 07713 788039
Update on the Bottle and Glass revival project
From Max Tilney
Many thanks for your responses to the Bottle and Glass Community Survey.
Just to keep you updated on progress, we are finalising the data output from both the online and paper surveys.
We have met with the committees of several successful community owned pubs and believe we have a good template with which to proceed to the next stage.
The next stage is to finalise the community 'offer' i.e. based on the number of people who indicated a willingness to donate or buy shares we can now determine the level at which those shares will need to be priced and how the offer should be structured.
We will keep you updated on the offer and plans to hold a village meeting to discuss the venture in an open forum.
Many thanks for your interest and support and do get in touch should you have any questions.
The Reading third bridge issue
The Henley Standard reports this week from the public meeting held with Reading East’s MP Rob Wilson concerning renewed pressure from people, mostly but not exclusively in Berkshire, to build a third bridge over the Thames. Their wish is to connect the A329M via a new bridge into Oxfordshire to relieve the pressure on Sonning bridge and avoid the holdups caused when it has to close.
Objections from the Oxfordshire side are based on lack of infrastructure to take existing traffic and probable future increases through the villages. If you have a view, come to the next Binfield Heath Parish Council meeting on Monday March 24th at 7.45 in the scout hut. The council sent its comments to OCC councillor David Bartholomew for a meeting between Rob Wilson and John Howell, Henley MP at Westminster on March 3.
David has set up a twitter account for local comments: “I am keen to get more local views and invite readers to visit a dedicated Twitter account I have set up for this purpose: @ReadingBridge and #newreadingbridge. I will forward a summary of responses to John Howell MP for his meeting with with Rob Wilson MP in due course.”
The Parish Council will be discussing this matter at its next meeting. Come along and give your views.