Welcome to Hungerford Town Council's Website
Our website aims to inform you about the activities of the Council and to invite your comments.
There are 15 volunteer Councillors who are supported by the Town Clerk's team. Full Council meets every month and there are four main committees and the timetable for these is listed in the calendar. Town issues are actively debated and actions taken to try and make life better for the people of Hungerford.
If you have any concerns or issues please contact a Councillor, or contact the Town Council Office.
The Town Council office is situated in the new Library building with automatic doors and is next to Church Street Car Park which has disabled parking.
Office opening hours are:
Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday 10am - 2pm
Town Council Office, Hungerford Town Council, The Library, Church Street, Hungerford RG17 0JG
You are welcome to visit us in the office or you can contact us in the following ways:
~ by calling 01488 686195 and leaving a message
~ by email: email@example.com
~ via the "Contact Us" page on this website
2023-2024 Meeting Dates
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ANNOUNCING THE FINAL DESIGN OF OUR NEW SKATE PARK
Following our public consultation which took place in Dec 2022, we are pleased to announce we have proceeded with Design A. Your comments were carefully considered and a few tweaks have been made to produce a final design. See attached.
The Skate Park has been built in place
of the existing one. This is a very
exciting project for the town. It's a modern facility suitable for bikes,
skateboards and scooters and for users of all ages and abilities. We hope you enjoy using it.
Hungerford Neighbourhood Plan - Reg 14 Consultation
Between Friday 16 February and 5pm on Friday 29 March 2024, we are undertaking a Regulation 14 consultation on our DRAFT Hungerford Neighbourhood Plan.
To comment please click this Consultation Form
An informal consultation to obtain residents views and comments took place in The Corn Exchange building on:
• Wednesday 1st November 2023 upstairs in the Town Hall 2pm to 4pm and 7pm to 9pm
• Saturday 4th November 2023 in the Magistrates Room 10am to Midday
There was also an online consultation which ran until November 13th 2023.
This was your chance to comment on the alternative housing sites and we thank you if you responded.
Please find here the outcome of the consultation Informal Housing Consultation Report
For the background to this you can find the original preferred housing sites in the Housing Sites Informal Consultation document.
For info on why these sites were selected in favour of others please refer to the Draft Site assessment report
The Neighbourhood Plan is making progress. We have a draft text of the Plan and the detailed evaluations of the housing allocations completed.
The Plan covers the whole parish for the period 2024 to 2039 and will be used to plan for Hungerford’s future and determine planning applications alongside the West Berkshire Local Plan.
The Plan Vision
Hungerford sits at the heart of the North Wessex Downs AONB and is treasured for being an historic market town set within beautiful and accessible countryside and waterways.
The residents of Hungerford seek to work together to embrace constructive change that ensures a vibrant, robust and sustainable economy that will enhance their prosperity and provide an affordable and nurturing environment for current and future generations.
This should be achieved whilst conserving Hungerford’s natural and manmade heritage and enhancing its strong sense of being a caring community and a fulfilling place to live.
There are chapters in the Plan under the following headings:
• Employment and economy
• Getting about
• Leisure, Wellbeing, Public Safety and Learning
• Our heritage
• Climate change and biodiversity
In each of these there are aims, objectives and proposals.
Housing Site Allocation
The Neighbourhood Plan has to allocate sites to deliver a minimum of 55 dwellings to comply with the West Berkshire Emerging Local Plan. If it doesn’t, then the Emerging Local Plan will do this and the community will have less say over which sites are chosen.
After careful and detailed evaluation of many sites around the town several sites have been identified that represent sustainable and deliverable options.
The main next stages for the Plan are:
• Complete the Draft Plan
• Send this to West Berkshire Council for comments
• Formal six week consultation, early 2024
• Public examination, mid 2024
• Public referendum on the Plan, autumn 2024
Latest Parish News
Nominations for Freedom of the Town Awards 2024
To fill out form online click HERE
Gwynneth Bullock, Rod Desmeules, Betty Grant, Robin Tubb, Kathleen Walker
W.F. (Bill) Acworth, John T Hollister, J.C (Jack) Williams,
Robert James, Dr Hugh Pihlens, Ron Tarry
John Newton, Roger Beard
David Clayton, Janette Kersey, Neale Marney MBE
Beryl Fowler, Margaret Wilson
HNS Barr, Chris Scorey, Catherine Wooliston
Ted Angell, Christine Buck, Peter W Harries
Roger Ballard, Derek Loft, Diane Loft, Steve Skipworth
COVID – Mayors awards made to numerous individuals
Martin Crane OBE, Penny Locke, Jennifer Bartter
Stewart L Hofgartner, Charlie Barr, Tony Drewer-Trump