Welcome to Silchester Parish Council Website
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.
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.
Update on Development by Silchester Sewage Works
The latest update (13/03/2017) from the Chairman on this development can be found here. The Parish Council have agreed stay in regular contact with Enforcement Officers at Basingstoke & Deane Borough Council, and this will be on at least a monthly basis and more frequently as necessary.
Development by Silchester Sewage Works
Silchester Parish Council is holding a public meeting to discuss planning issues around this traveller settlement on Tuesday 28th February at 7.30pm in Silchester Village Hall. the agenda for the meeting is here. We are hoping that representatives from Basingstoke & Deane Borough Council Planning Office as well as a number of other interested organisations (including representatives from the press) will be there. If you would like to hear about current plans or would like to have your say then the Parish Council encourage you to come along.