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Silchester is a village and civil parish about 5 miles (8 km) north of Basingstoke in Hampshire. It is adjacent to the county boundary with Berkshire and about 9 miles (14 km) south-west of Reading.
Silchester is most notable for the archaeological site and Roman town of Calleva Atrebatum, which was first occupied by the Romans in about AD 45 and includes what is considered the best-preserved Roman wall in Great Britain.



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Parish Council Meeting Cancellation Notice

Due to the advice given by the Government in respect of the coronavirus (Covid-19) and subsequent action requested by them with regard to social distancing, the Parish Council has taken the decision to cancel the Parish Council meeting due to take place on Monday 6th April.

Please be advised that all matters arising and due to be discussed at the meeting on 6th April, will be carried forwarded and discussed at a later date.

Further notices regarding meeting cancellations or revised meeting dates will be posted on the Parish Council website and noticeboards in due course.

Chris Gunnell

Clerk to Silchester Parish Council                                 23rd March 2020


Coronavirus - 23/03/2020  

The coronavirus outbreak has been a significant item in the news for the past few weeks. As of the time of writing there has been one confirmed case of the virus affecting a Hampshire resident, who is being treated in London. Updated information on the spread of the virus and the recommendations from Government for minimising it’s spread can be found at https://www.gov.uk/guidance/coronavirus-covid-19-information-for-the-public The site provides recommendations for travellers, the current Government actions on containing the virus and also has links to the recommendations for those planning to travel. Please feel free to contact the Parish Council Clerk if you think we may be able to point you in the direction of any available support.

 CANCELLED - Annual Roman Town Dig - 27/02/2020

Due to coronavirus this year's dig has been cancelled. Reading University plan to return to continue their fieldwork at the Silchester Roman Bath House in 2021. 

 Annual Roman Town Dig - 27/02/2020

Reading University will be returning to the baths this year between Monday 15th June and Saturday 11th July. The site will be open to the public every day, 1000-1700, except Fridays 19th and 26th June and 3rd July. There will be an Open Day on Saturday 4th July with finds on view and hourly tours of the archaeology by Mike Fulford and Amanda Clarke.

 Volunteer Working Party - 07/12/2019

The next Silchester Common Working Party of the New Season will take place this Saturday (7th December) beginning at 9:30.

Future dates for the working party are:

27th December 2019, 18th January 2020, 15th February, 7th March and 28th March 

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Volunteer Working Party - 16/11/2019

The next Silchester Common Working Party of the New Season will take place this Saturday (16th November) beginning at 9:30.

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Traffic Calming Gateways Project - 05/11/2019

 Click here to view the agreed signs and locations


Traffic Calming Gateways Project Presentation - 04/11/2019 

 A display of the proposed signs and gateways will be available for inspection at the Village Hall on Monday 4th November at 7.00pm prior to the next Parish Council meeting in the Club Room at 7.30pm.

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Volunteer Working Party - 19/10/2019

The next Silchester Common Working Party of the New Season will take place this Saturday (19th October) beginning at 9:30.

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                        For the latest Pamber Forest quarterly magazine click below: 

                                          Pamber Forest Newsletter 14/10/2019 


                                          Volunteer Working Party - 21/09/2019

The first Silchester Common Working Party of the New Season will take place this Saturday (21st September) beginning at 9:30. Work will b e carried out at the bottom of the common. Follow Footpath No 1 down the side of the Dukes Ride estate and curve round to the right at the bottom and you will find us. Alternatively, for those coming from Impstone Road, follow String Lane down the hill and turn left before you go over the bridge at the bottom.

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Latest updates on 17/00653/RET - Land Adjacent to Culhams Mill can be found on the Calleva Society Website:  https://callevasociety.org/


                                    Great Fire of London - Silchester links 

 Cllr Keith Chapman of Hampshire County Council recently attended an afternoon tea hosted by the Lord Mayor London to mark the 350th anniversary of the Great Fire of London.  The event was to also thank the towns and boroughs who had most contributed to the rebuilding of the City after the Fire.  Silchester Parish donated 15 shillings, and this is shown in the records of the time.  Photos of the Silchester records can be seen here.