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Latest Edition of East Garston News

Annual Parish Meeting, Dog Fouling and Motorway Closure

You are invited to the
East Garston Annual Parish Meeting
Tuesday 18th April 2017
Village Hall at 7.30pm

Where you will have the opportunity to hear from the Parish Council about their activities during the past year and have the opportunity to provide input to their plans for the community in the future.
Topics covered will include

  • The Annual Financial report.
  • How you can participate in and suggest new projects for which funding may be available.
  • Hear about how the Parish Council and volunteers are trying to address the speeding issues in the Parish.
  • An update from our District Councillors on the plans and activities of West Berkshire Council
Following the meeting there will be the opportunity for informal discussions with your Councillors and the other speakers.  
The bar will be open from 7pm for refreshments, courtesy of the Social Club
Councillors continue to receive complaints about Dog Fouling in the village and although The Parish Council provide Dog Waste bins, some dog owners choose not use them, making the environment unhygienic and unpleasant. The Parish Council do not have any statutory powers over this matter but West Berkshire Council do and can impose a fine of up to £1000 on irresponsible dog owners. The Animal Warden has been alerted to the problem in East Garston and will act where evidence is available. The Parish Council encourages all instances to be reported to the Animal Warden whether or not the perpetrator can be identified. There is a dedicated web page for this purpose http://www.westberks.gov.uk/dogfouling or you can phone 01635 519171. Environmental Health have agreed to take action once they have sufficient evidence.

Weekend Motorway Closure
Please be aware that the M4 will be totally closed between junctions 12 and 13 throughout several weekends over the next couple of months. This will start this weekend (31st March) and will lead to considerable disruption in and around Newbury. Full details can be seen on the Parish Council Website .

The Valley Film Society continue their twelfth season on Tuesday 2 May 2017 with a showing of a film from the Middle East, Theeb  
In the Ottoman province of Hijaz during World War I, a young Bedouin boy experiences a greatly hastened coming-of-age as he embarks on a perilous desert journey to guide a British officer to his secret destination. Further details and their full programme is available on their website.

Events in the Village are usually highlighted in East Garston News and on the Village Website, when we know about them! Keep checking What's On. If you wish to promote an event then please send details to the Parish Council, details below.

From Alan Breadmore: on behalf of East Garston Parish Council and East Garston Amenities with the support of Penny Post

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