The village of Streatley is situated on the Berkshire side of the river Thames, in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB). It is about 8 miles from Reading, and 16 miles from Oxford, directly opposite the village of Goring in Oxfordshire.
On the Ridgeway route from Silchester to Dorchester, the river crossing was originally a causeway built by the Romans. Streatley is recorded as a settlement in the Domesday Book of 1086, with the original St Mary's church dating from 1220.
The overall layout, character and shape of the village today is clearly discernible from the earliest 19th century maps with the High Street running up from the river ferry to the Bull public house.
This web site will help explain everything about the parish council, its remit and its responsibilities. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the Clerk using the button below
The parish council represents the village of Streatley at the lowest tier of local government. It has a number of duties which they are bound to carry out, and greater number of powers, which they may choose to carry out
There are currently seven councillors on the council, and they meet on the second Monday of each month at the Morrell Rooms, except during August.
MIGGS (Mobility Issues Group for Goring and Streatley) have lobbied successfully for passenger lifts and other accessibility improvements at Goring and Streatley station, with the aim of making mobility impaired visitors welcome.
MIGGS approached Great Western Railway and Goring parish council for cash support to produce a leaflet to attract disabled visitors, and both have agreed. The North Wessex Downs and Chilterns AONBs and National Trails are all keen to attract and accommodate disabled visitors, and have cooperated in the production of the leaflet. All three bodies are improving accessibility on both sides of the river to help attract both disabled visitors and the able bodied.
The leaflet can be downloaded by following the link below.
For all those people with concerns regarding sharing the local walks with cattle, there is a useful page on the Ramblers web site that gives advice on how to behave around them. Follow the link below.
Typically the cows are in Lardon Chase and the Holies from the end of May to the end of November. If you have any concerns about livestock in these meadows, the grazier is Chris Hicks. He can be contacted on 07759 480002 or 01491 681006.
Recently, Police and Crime Commissioner Anthony Stansfeld launched a new website to support victims of crime. Victims First is a new online resource for victims of crime which has advice on what to do and how to get help. It includes information and advice for victims including signposting them to services to help them cope and recover from the impact of the crime. It also includes a section on the Victims Code explaining clearly what help victims can expect from the police and other criminal justice agencies if they report the crime.
The press release can be viewed here
Crimestoppers are an independent charity that gives people the power to speak up and stop crime – 100% anonymously
The Crimestoppers contact number is 0800 555111
West Berks Council now have a page on their website where speeding can be reported directly
For all those looking for more information on the Heart of Streatly charitable trust, please follow the link below.
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