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.
This year's Streatley Litterpick took place on Saturday 24th March. More than 20 adults and children took part, which is a significant increase on last year. The Parish Council would like to thank them all for their efforts. In all 16 large blue bags of rubbish were collected, plus a not insignificant number of larger items. Everything collected was picked up and removed by West Berks Council promptly on Monday morning.
Every part of the village was targeted, and the usual suspects discovered. Bottles, cans, crisp packets, cigarette packets, and numerous bags of dog poo. The poo fairy must not visit this part of Berkshire.
Particularly refreshing to see was the participation of so many school children. Hopefuly by showing them how anti-social dropping litter can be, they will remember the lesson into adulthood.
We would like to express our grateful thanks to the management and staff at The Swan for providing well earned refreshments to all the volunteers after their hard work.
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
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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