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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.



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



Silchester Parish Council is seeking to appoint a suitably experienced person with excellent administrative skills to undertake the day-to-day management of the council's business.

15-20 hours per week, hours flexible, to include some evening meetings (approx 1-2 per month)

Work from home (equipment supplied and office allowance paid)

Must have good written and verbal communication skills, be very organised and self motivated. Computer literate, with previous experience of Microsoft office preferable.

The role will also involve maintaining the financial records of the council, so must be happy with numbers and excel spreadsheets.

Relevant Local Government qualifications/ experience an advantage but not essential as training will be provided.

Salary will be dependent upon ability and experience.

The council has 7 elected members with an electorate of about 790. This is a tremendous opportunity for an individual wishing to work at the heart of Silchester’s community affairs.

To apply, please send your CV by Friday 25th May to:

Maxta Thomas – clerk@silchester.org

If you would like any more information regarding the role, please contact Maxta on 0118 981 5131.


Next Parish Council meeting - Monday 30th April.  Please find the agenda here. 


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.