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Welcome to Silchester Parish Council Website

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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.
 

 NEWS

URGENT NOTICE - 20/11/2020

ROMAN WALL CAR PARK AND FOOTPATHS 10 & 11a

TEMPORARY CLOSURE - ONE WEEK COMMENCING 23rd NOVEMBER

HCC carrying out works on Ash Dieback Trees 

REMEMBRANCE SUNDAY 

It's On! - click here for details 

COVID-19 IMPORTANT INFORMATION

Click here to view Accessing Support During the National Lockdown 

 

 PARISH MAGAZINE - NOVEMBER

 Click here to view the latest Parish Magazine

 

Planning Application - 09/10/2020

20/01285/PIP - Land Opposite Hydes Platt

 This application has been refused by Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council

 

PARISH MAGAZINE - OCTOBER

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PARISH MAGAZINE - SEPTEMBER

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Silchester Common Volunteer Working Party Dates for 2020/21 Season - 17/08/2020

 12/09/2020 10/10/2020 14/11/2020
 05/12/2020 27/12/2020 (Sunday)16/01/2021 
 06/02/2021 06/03/2021 27/03/2021

 

Latest Updates from Hampshire County Council - 12/08/2020

COVID-19 – keeping Hampshire safe

Community Transport Services up and running across Hampshire

Plugging in more electric vehicles – tell us your views

County Council calls on residents to take part in independent national survey on highways and transport


PARISH MAGAZINE - AUGUST

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PARISH MAGAZINE - JULY

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Planning Application Objection Letter

20/01285/PIP - Land Opposite Hydes Platt

 

PARISH MAGAZINE - JUNE

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Notice of Vacancy in Office of Parish Councillor - 22nd May 2020

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PARISH MAGAZINE - MAY

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May Parish Council Meeting 

The next Parish Council meeting will be held on 4th May 2020 @ 7.3pm. Due to the Government restrictions in place to combat Covid-19 (Coronavirus), together with recent updating of legislation, the meeting will be virtual. Click here for the agenda.

As this is a public meeting, the general public are invited to attend.

Please login to Zoom and access the meeting with the ID: 334-957-5506. There is no password.

 

Notice of Vacancy in Office of Parish Councillor - 22nd April 2020

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Hampshire County Council Covid-19 Support - 2nd April 2020

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Covid-19: Do you need help?

If you feel vulnerable during the Covid-19 outbreak, you may need help, for example: food shopping or medication collection. There are a variety of options available –

· Perhaps you are asking a neighbour to help.

· There are two other sources of help and more may appear during the crisis:

Locally, the Silchester Association have set up a small team of volunteers who are willing to shop and deliver food or medication. To ask for local help contact the Association Chairman:

Sarah Roper

01183 276628

07715 557737

Sarah_heaven@hotmail.com

Hampshire County Council is acting as the main co-ordination point for all district community hubs and has now set up a hotline The Coronavirus Hampshire Helpline – Hantshelp4vulnerable - can be contacted on 0333 370 4000. The helpline is available seven days a week, from 9am to 5pm.

Vulnerable residents who need additional support, and do not have support from family or friends, should call the helpline to register for support. The county council will resolve complex cases and will pass on most other enquiries to ourselves as the local community hub to arrange support, such as deliveries of food.

 

Pavilion Car Park - Temporary Closure 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 temporarily close the Pavilion car park in Pamber Road. Please respect this closure. The playing field remains open for exercise, but we request that you follow the guidelines on social distancing and keep at least 2 metres apart from each other. Thank you for your support at this difficult time.

Chris Gunnell

Clerk to Silchester Parish Council                               29th March 2020

 

Playground - Temporary Closure 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 temporarily close the playground in Pamber Road. Please respect this closure. The playing field remains open for exercise, but we request that you follow the guidelines on social distancing and keep at least 2 metres apart from each other. Thank you for your support at this difficult time.

Chris Gunnell

Clerk to Silchester Parish Council                                24th March 2020

 

PARISH MAGAZINE  

Click below to view the latest Parish Magazine

http://www.silchesterlife.org/aprilmagazine.pdf

  

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 

                                                                Location Map

 

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.

                                                                   Location map

  

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.