Welcome to the Arborfield Village website.
Welcome to the new Arborfield Village Website which has taken a while to get up and running.
Latest important updates and information will be found on this page.
We hope you find what you are looking for in the main menu on the left. Over the next couple of months much more information will be added. If there is anything you would like to see on the website please contact the Parish Office on 0118 976 1489 or by email
ARBORFIELD VILLAGE FETE - POSTER HERE
13.5.13 - ARBORFIELD GARRISON SDL - PLANNING APPLICATION
You may already be aware that an application for the Arborfield Garrison SDL has been submitted to Wokingham Borough Council who have now published it on their website. The application can be found at the below link. The reference number O/2013/0600 needs to be typed into the search box.
All residents of Arborfield will receive a letter from Wokingham Borough Council regarding the application and where it can be viewed. Please let the Parish Clerk know if you do not received such a letter by the end of this week at
The planning application documents are available to view at the Parish Office between 10am and 12 noon, Monday to Thursday only.
2.5.13 - Amenity Lorry - Saturday 4th May 2013 - The Amenity Lorry will not be at the Recreation Ground or Anderson Crescent on this date. It will be at Melrose Gardens 8 - 9.30am then Bramshill Close 9.30am - 11am. Apologies for the error printed in the Arborfield News 'What's On' page and also in the Wokingham Times.
16.4.13 Amended Highway works in Arborfield - information available here
16.4.13 Equine Safety Day - information available here
16.4.13 To celebrate the arrival of 3 Jubilee trees in Arborfield there will be Welcoming Ceremonies held. Please see here for details. We hope many of you will come along.
16.4.13 Arborfield Garrison SDL - The next Community workshop/presentation by JTP will be held on Thursday 25th April. Details available here ALL WELCOME
The 2013 Arborfield Annual Parish Meeting will be held on Monday 15th April at Arborfield Village Hall starting at 7.30pm. All Parishioners are welcome. Refreshments will be available after.
Last years draft minutes are available here
This years agenda is available here
28.3.13 - RESCHEDULED WORKS FOR EVERSLEY ROAD -info available here
28.3.13 - All minutes from previously held Community Forum meetings regarding the Arborfield SDL can be found at this link http://www.wokingham.gov.uk/communities/communityforums/arborfield/
27.2.13 - Arborfield Garrison SDL - Community Forum - The next meeting on Monday 11th March as stated below will now be held at Henry Street Garden Centre in Swallowfield Road - not the Coombes School as previously advertised.
21.2.13 - Arborfield Garrison SDL - Community Forum - The next meeting is on Monday 11th March at Coombes School starting at 7pm. All are welcome to attend. This is the general forum not the highway specific forum like last nights forum.
20.2.13 - The Parish Councils of Arborfield & Newland and Barkham invite you to a meeting on 26th February at 8.00 p.m. at Barkham Village Hall. At this meeting we will be able to give you more detail on progress so far and to consider how we can further engage with residents to ensure that the Neighbourhood Plan produces the best solutions for the villages of Arborfield and Barkham and the SDL at Arborfield Garrison. The development should respond to the needs of the existing community and the Plan to have as much weight as possible it is vital that it is seen as reflecting the aspirations of local people. Please come and give us your support.
TONIGHT - ARBORFIELD GARRISON SDL - HIGHWAY FORUM OPEN TO ALL - 7.30pm at THE GARRISON COMMUNITY CENTRE
11.2.13 - Blue Refuse Bags -
The delivery of the 2013/14 blue bags starts today and see below the web search for how to see when the bags are to be delivered by. As previously reported we are operating a voucher system this year for those residents stating that did not receive their bags. However, this will not start until Monday 18th March when the delivery schedule is complete. All issues or complaints appertaining to this part of the service must go through Wokingham Direct from where the Vouchers will be issued. http://www.wokingham.gov.uk/rubbish/bluebagdelivery/
11.2.13 - Arborfield Garrison SDL - Community Forum on highway issues -
Wokingham Borough Council has arranged a special Arborfield Community Forum meeting to focus solely on highways issues. This meeting has been arranged in response to the discussions that took place at the developers’ Community Planning Weekend in January.
The meeting will take place on Wednesday 20th February at 7.30pm in the Arborfield Garrison Community Centre, Princess Marina Drive.
Please note that this highways meeting is in addition to the scheduled Community Forum meeting that will take place on Monday 11th March at 7pm in the Coombes Primary School.
Should you require further details please email
6.2.13 - Road Closure on the A327 information is available here
5.2.13 - The Parish Council Planning and F&GP Committee meetings due to be held tonight have been cancelled.
31.1.13 - 5 cars in the Arborfield area have had items stolen from them. They were left unlocked. Please remember to lock your car when you leave it. Please see https://www.thamesvalleyalert.co.uk/ for information supplied by Thames Valley Police. You can receive alerts by email or follow on Facebook or Twitter.
28.1.13 - Arborfield Garrison Community Planning Weekend Feedback session - Wednesday 30th January, 7.30pm at the Garrison Community Centre - all welcome.
Information is available at http://www.jtp.co.uk/community-planning-projects/arborfield/
3.1.13 Arborfield Garrison Community Planning Weekend - This is your chance to take part in shaping the development at the Garrison. Details here - page 1 and page 2. Please attend if possible - all residents are welcome.
20.12.12 - Parish Council Office over the Christmas break details here
6.12.12 - Arborfield Garrison SDL Community Forum - find out how you can have your say - information is available here
4.12.12 - Carol Singing around the village Christmas Tree. Details here.
Thanks again go to Henry Street Garden Centre for supplying and erecting the tree and to Yardley Builders for supplying and erecting the fencing.
4.12.12 - Why not sign up to receive information from Thames Valley Police via their Alert communication scheme? Sign up today at www.thamesvalleyalert.co.uk
1.12.12 DO YOU SUFFER FROM SLOW BROADBAND - Please see information here to register your address
30.10.12 - Local Police and Crime Commissioner Candidates for Arborfield are now available on line at www.choosemypcc.org.uk You should have received your voting card in the post. Voting takes place on Thursday 15th November 2012.
29.10.12 - Please take a look in 'What's On' for information about the Rural Conference, Village Hall Tea Dance and the Christmas Concert at Arborfield Garrison
Coombes School - recycle scheme - information is available here
4.9.12 - The Parish Council Committee meetings scheduled for tonight have all been cancelled.
4.9.12 - New events in What's on. Take a look....
4.9.12 - Drop in Flood Surgery - Thursday 20th September 2012 at Wokingham Borough Council, Shute End - 5.30pm to 8.30pm. Questions answered and forum. Jointly organised by WBC, Thames Water, National Flood Forum, Environment Agency and Loddon Valley Residents Association.
NEIGHBOURHOOD PLAN QUESTIONNAIRE - You should have received a copy of this questionnaire inside the latest issue of the Arborfield News. If you would prefer to complete the questionnaire on line please click here. Your feed back is invaluable so please take a few minutes of your time to complete it.
STOP PRESS.... THE PARISH COUNCIL PARKS MEETING TONIGHT - TUESDAY 3RD JULY - STARTS AT 8.30PM NOT THE PREVIOUSLY ADVERTISED TIME OF 9.30PM.
Arborfield Village Fete - did you go? If so please supply some feedback by logging on to this address http://www.arborfieldvillagefete.org.uk/feedback
Road Closure for Essential Maintenance Work to Barkham Bridge - details here
WOKINGHAM WATER MAINS UPGRADE - for information please click here
A327 Closure - details here
Arborfield Village Design Statement - Draft Document.
Available by emailing
or hard copy from the Parish Office or by viewing here
The consultation runs from 1st May to 20th June and will include a display at the Jubilee Fete on Saturday 2nd June at Arborfield Park. This document will help to shape the future of Arborfield so please take the time to read it and supply your comments to The Parish Office, Arborfield Village Hall, Eversley Road, Arborfield, Berkshire, RG2 9PQ or by email to
Thanks go to all who were involved with creating this document and we look forward to hearing your comments.
Come along to Arborfield Park, Swallowfield Road on Saturday 21st April from 11am onwards for the official opening of the Sport Activ Court and other new facilities.
Representatives from Wicksteed, the manufacturer of the SportActiv Court, will be coming along and have very kindly donated goodie bags and T shirts to those who play it on the day.
We look forward to seeing you all.
Is your Broadband slow?
Take a look at this link for more information http://www.getreading.co.uk/news/s/2107842_how_bad_is_your_broadband
Why not attend the Annual Parish Meeting (details below) where Broadband in Arborfield is on the Agenda
ANNUAL PARISH MEETING - MONDAY 26TH MARCH 2012 - ARBORFIELD VILLAGE HALL - 7.30PM
Draft minutes from APM 2011 here
How bad is your broadband?
Please visit http://www.getreading.co.uk/news/s/2107842_how_bad_is_your_broadband
The article asks broadband users to contact www.noakconsulting.co.uk
to answer a questionaire about their broadband speed. John Noak is trying to build up a picture of where in W.B.C. the areas of poor broadband speed reception are.
The Arborfield Local History Society are hosting an open public meeting to be held on Monday 20th February at Arborfield Village Hall starting at 8pm regarding the Old Church and Churchyard at Hall Farm. All are welcome to attend. Please click here for further information.
The works at the Arborfield Park in Swallowfield Road are well underway and should be completed by Friday 17th February. It was hoped that the new equipment would be available for use during half term but unfortunately this won't now be the case. We hope you are all able to enjoy the new shelter which will have picnic benches installed in it, the new park benches in the playground and around the park and the SportActiv court at the bottom end of the park. This is the first SportActiv court to be installed in the Country so please let us know what you think once it's up and running.
Salt Bins - we hope you are able to make use of the salt in the bins stationed around the village during the current spell of cold and frosty weather.
The salt bins provided by the Parish Council are situated at the top of Melrose Gardens, half way down Melrose Gardens, at the bottom of Harts Close, next to the Church in Church Lane and on the sharp bend in Tyler Drive.
If you notice a problem with any of the parishes salt bins please contact the parish office.
Two salt bins have been provided by Wokingham Borough Council. These are sited in Link Way and Baird Road.
COME AND JOIN PUPILS FROM THE COOMBES SCHOOL FOR CAROLS AROUND THE VILLAGE CHRISTMAS TREE AT 6PM ON WEDNESDAY 7TH DECEMBER
REFRESHMENTS COURTESY OF THE BULL PUB AND THE SWAN INN
This month, WBC publishes the autumn edition of its residents’ newsletter – Wokingham Borough News. Included in this edition is a four-page feature on the changes to the waste collection service from April 2012, as well as the waste collection calendar for the Christmas and New Year period.
Distribution to every household runs from Monday November 21 to Wednesday November 30. If you haven't received your copy after the 30th November please contact us and we will contact WBC to find out why.
There is also an online version http://www.wokingham.gov.uk/wbc-news/
Very Important News regarding a New Non-Emergency Number for Thames Valley Police: 101
For more information please click here
Please click here for Wokingham Borough Councils press release announcing the award of their Waste & Recycling Contract plus below a link to Letsrecycle.com giving more detail on rewards scheme.
Monday 24th October
11am - 3pm
An opportunity for you to have your say on improvements to the park in Swallowfield Road.
Please come along and have a look at some of the options and let us know what you think.
All parishioners welcome
2nd ANNUAL ‘RURAL MATTERS’ CONFERENCE
Following the success of the first Rural Matters conference last year, this is advance notice that this year’s conference will be held on
FRIDAY 18TH NOVEMBER 2011
(6.30pm-10.00pm) AT SWALLOWFIELD VILLAGE HALL.
All farmers, equestrian centres and others who live and work in our rural areas are invited to attend this event. Once again there will be strong representation by the Police and Wokingham Borough Council, both of whom will provide up-to-date information on various rural crime issues including machinery and animal theft, flytipping, traveller incursion, crime prevention etc.
There will also be various trade and information stands to browse as well as some useful handouts to take home. As requested from the feedback forms last year, the speaker sessions will be shorter so there will be more time for questions and answers at the end.
This is a FREE event for all interested parties and we would encourage you to attend.
If you would like to register your interest to ensure you receive an invite, please either contact your local parish council or Swallowfield Parish Council (988 5929 /
CONSULTATION ON SUPPLEMENTARY PLANNING DOCUMENTS FOR THE STRATEGIC DEVELOPMENT LOCATIONS FOR ARBORFIELD GARRISON, SOUTH OF M4 MOTORWAY, NORTH & SOUTH WOKINGHAM, INFRASTRUCTURE AND SUPPORTING ENVIRONMENTAL DOCUMENTS (A COPY OF THE STATUTORY NOTICE IS HERE SETTING OUT THE FORMAL NAMES OF THESE DOCUMENTS)
More on the consultation and how you can comment is here
Two Village events happening soon....
Saturday 25th June
11am - 2pm
Coombes School Fete
Further details here
Saturday 2nd July
11am - 2pm
Arborfield Garrison & Village Fun Day
Further details here
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Draft Minutes of the Annual Parish Meeting held on Monday 28th April 2011 are here.
ANNUAL PARISH MEETING
MONDAY 28TH MARCH 2011
AT ARBORFIELD VILLAGE HALL
STARTING AT 7.30PM
Agenda available here Draft Minutes of 2010 available here Update notes from 2010 draft minutes available here
Please see below instructions we have received from Wokingham Borough Council regarding any street celebrations you may be considering.
The Royal Wedding is a very special national occasion and we want to help everyone celebrate. Safety is our prime concern and we will do our very best to advise you so that your party can go ahead.
If you are planning a street party or any other event on the public highway you must apply to the Council for a temporary road closure (under the Road Traffic Act 1984). This is absolutely essential, even if the road will be closed for just a few minutes.
A temporary closure means that all vehicles are kept out – but the road is open to pedestrians.
Please Contact Chris Baguley / Edward Day 01189 746300
20.1.11Legal challenge on plans for the four SDLs Arborfield & Newland Parish Council, in conjunction with the five other Southern Parishes (Barkham, Finchampstead, Shinfield, Swallowfield and Wokingham Without) has initiated a legal challenge against the adoption by Wokingham Borough Council on 21st October of the planning documents for the Infrastructure Delivery, North Wokingham and South Wokingham SDLs, and on the lawfulness of the proposed South of the M4 and Arborfield Garrison SDLs.Arborfield & Newland Parish Council held a public meeting on the Masterplans for the Arborfield Garrison SDL at the Arborfield Royal British Legion on 9th March 2010 which was attended by over 120 residents. As a result of this meeting parishioners independently formed the Arborfield Garrison Residents Action Group (AGRAG). A working party was also set up between Parish Councillors and residents to formulate a response to the consultation. The Southern Parishes named above then formed the Southern Parishes Planning Group (SPPG) to work together. The overwhelming response from parishioners following the public meeting has been instrumental to the time, effort and now finances that the Parish Council has afforded to this major issue.
Arborfield's Spring litter pick will be held on Saturday 2nd April. Please put the date in your diary. More information will appear here in due course.
The Arborfield Annual Parish Meeting will be held on Monday 28th March 2011 at the Village Hall starting at 7.30pm. More details and agenda will be available here and in the next issue of the Parish Magazine.
Wednesday 8th December - Carol Singing, Lighting up & Panto info here
Public meeting to be held on Monday 15th November at the Village Hall regarding the proposed Wind Farm at Rushy Mead. Details here
Rural Matters Conference - Friday 3rd December at Bearwood College - details here
Barkham & Arborfield Neighbourhood Action Group (BaANAG) held their AGM on 30th September 2010. To read the Chairmans report please click here
Coombes School - Consultation on proposed Coombes development plans - Thursday 21st October, 7.30pm at the Coombes School18.10.10
Wind Farm at Rushy Mead - the application is now available at www.wokingham.gov.uk
Wind Farm at Rushy Mead - A planning application for 4 wind turbines will be submitted within the next couple of weeks. In order to ensure that the local community have access to all of the details of the application Partnerships for Renewables will put an electronic version of the application on their website www.pfr.co.uk next week and hold public exhibitions on the following dates.
Earley Community Resource Centre - Tuesday19th October – 15:30 – 19:30
Arborfield Village Hall - Wednesday 20th October – 15:30 – 19:30
Shinfield Parish Hall - Friday 22nd October - 15:00 – 19:00
Please view a poster advertising the public exhibitions here
For a report and photographs of the winners of the Gardening Competition please click here Congratulations to the winners.
Wokingham Borough Council is carrying out a consultation regarding Secondary School Admissions. This could affect the choice of school children from Arborfield are able to attend. Please follow this link to respond to the consultation: http://www.wokingham.gov.uk/council/consultations/current-consultations/secondary-school-admissions-review-consultation/
BT are deciding which exchanges to upgrade to the latest high speed broadband based on local interest, so we need to get as many people as possible to vote at http://www.racetoinfinity.bt.com/ in order to indicate a strong local interest.
Public Meeting regarding the Rushy Mead Wind Farm. Details available here
The Next Arborfield Village Hall Quiz is on Saturday 18th September. Details available here.
Wokingham Borough Council are carrying out a survey on accessing their services. If you would like to complete the survey please go to http://www.wokingham.gov.uk/council/consultations/current-consultations/accessing-services-survey/?locale=en to access the survey. Or download it here. A Q&A sheet is here.
Public Meeting organised by Arborfield & Newland Parish Council regarding the School expansion and newly issued Travel Plan. Monday 23rd August, 7.30pm at the Village Hall. Further information here
A copy of the Travel Plan can be seen here
Rushey Mead Wind Turbine Public Exhibition dates - please click here for details
Please click here to see poster regarding the latest 'Have your Say' Police meeting to be held on Thursday 24th June
Arborfield Gardening Association Gardening Competition 2010. Please click here for an entry form.
As part of the Strategic Development Location Masterplanning consultancy, Community Group Consultation Workshops have been arranged by Wokingham Borough Council on Saturday 19th June 2010. Please click here if you would like more information