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Edible Thatcham launches flagship garden –  11.30am – 2pm Thursday 12th July

Herbal Teas and tasty edibles from the Town Council garden will be available to try at the open launch event, as well as an opportunity to learn more about the initiative and how to get involved.

Edible Thatcham was the brainchild of Councillor Jason Collis, motivated by the need for fresh fruit and vegetables to be available locally along with teaching residents of Thatcham about growing food and eating healthily.  Edible planting is created in public spaces across the town.

The Incredible Edible movement was created up North in a small ex-milling town Todmorden, in between Manchester and Leeds, and there are now hundreds of edible groups across the country and the world.

The garden outside the Town Council office on Brownsfield Road was designed with edibles in mind by Rachel Hammond, of Incredible Edible Oxford, and installed last year as the first step of a plan to create many edible planting areas in Thatcham.  The planting includes Fruit trees, soft fruit, strawberries, herbs and perennial vegetables, as well as edible plants.

The garden is managed by volunteers at monthly work parties, as well as local groups who maintain sections of it as part of their work, social engagement and therapeutic practices.  Everyone is welcome to join the monthly garden sessions, both at the Town Council garden and at the Community Orchard at the Nature Discovery Centre, which has been going for some years and Edible Thatcham is proud to work with.

Jason Collis says: ” Edible Thatcham is about bringing our community together; as we all need food it is the perfect thing for people to share a common purpose and enjoyment. We also aim to teach our young people more about where food comes from, involving our local businesses by promoting local fresh produce. Edible Thatcham represents a win win for everybody.”

This launch event is an opportunity to open the garden officially, enjoy some of the first year’s harvest together and spread the idea to all those in Thatcham.  The event is open to all between 11.30am and 2pm on Thursday 12th July.

CONTACTS: contact the group on ediblethatcham@gmail.com or Rachel Hammond on 07970 780514

Colthrop Lane – Road Closure (Level Crossing) on 17th July

Colthrop Lane will be closed at the level crossing overnight on Tuesday 17th July 2018 while Network Rail renew the power packs to the barriers. It is expected that the closure will be in place from 22:00hrs on Tues 17th July until approx. 05:00hrs on Wed 18th July 2018. As this is a cul de … more

Station Road Closure – (Level Crossing) on 18th July 2018

Station Road will be closed at Thatcham Level Crossing overnight on Wednesday 18th July 2018 while Network Rail renew the power packs to the barriers. The closure is expected to be in place from 22:00hrs on Wednesday 18th July until approx. 05:00hrs on Thurs 19th July 2018. During the closure all traffic will be diverted … more

Thatcham Level Crossing CLOSED

Station Road will be closed at Thatcham Level Crossing overnight on Saturday 16th June 2018 while Network Rail clear gauges and install electrical equipment. The closure will be in place from 11pm on Sat 16th June and will be lifted by 8am the following morning. During the closure all traffic will be directed via Station … more

Information received from Thames Water

Thames Water have informed Thatcham Town Council that two Odour Control Units (OCUs) at the Sewage Treatment Works in Lower Way, Thatcham, have failed. The current timescales for the replacement of the OCUs is estimated at 8-10 months. Thames Water is taking steps to try and minimise the impact of odour and looking at the … more

The Old Bluecoat School Progress Report

Having fixed the exterior of OBS, Trustees are now turning their attention to the interior. There is a long-standing damp problem affecting the southern wall, which faces the Bath Road. Investigations are proceeding and Trustees hope that the problem can be fixed without having to take up the concrete floor. This would result in an … more

Station Road, Thatcham Level Crossing CLOSED 3rd – 5th June 2018

Information has been received from West Berkshire Council that Station Road in Thatcham will be closed at the level crossing from 23:00hrs on Sunday 3rd June until approx. 22:00hrs on Tuesday 5th June 2018. The closure will be in place day and night during these times.  The closure is necessary to allow Network Rail to lift … more

Harts Hill Road Closure starting Monday 30th April, 2018 – Update

Further information received today from West Berkshire Council.  Works will begin from the site compound at the top of the hill. The first task will be to install a temporary pipe above ground from the existing pumping station at the bottom of the hill up to Bucklebury in order to maintain a water supply to Bucklebury … more

Closure of Harts Hill Road

Information has been received from West Berkshire Council of planned works Thames Water have scheduled that will involve the closure of Harts Hill Road (between Floral Way and Broad Lane) for up to 5 months. The closure will be in place from Monday 30th April 2018 until approx. 1st October 2018.  This is necessary to allow … more

Thatcham Level Crossing – Closed

Station Road in Thatcham will be closed at the level crossing for 2 nights from Wednesday 25th April while the annual level crossing test is completed and repairs are made to the barriers. The closure will be in place between 22:00hrs and 05:00hrs each night. During the closure all traffic will be diverted via A4, … more

 

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