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Following rapid deterioration of the surface of the bridge which carries the M4 over the River Lambourn, we will be implementing an emergency full weekend closure of the M4 westbound carriageway between junctions 13 and 14 to carry out significant repairs.

This closure will take place from 10pm on Friday 27 March through to 6am on Monday 30 March 2020.

A full weekend period is required to allow the materials sufficient time to set. Repairs undertaken in the past using overnight lane closures only have proven unsuccessful as curing time has been too short.

During the closure a signed diversion route will be in place from M4 junction 13, south on the A34 to the A4 Speen junction, west along the A4 to Hungerford, then north on the A338 to join the M4 at junction 14.

Permanent structural repairs to the bridge are currently scheduled for later in 2020/21, but are still in the development stage.

We would like to apologise in advance for any inconvenience or disruption during our work. If you have any questions, or if you’d like you know more about our work please email us at or call us on 0300 123 5000.

Please be aware that this closure is subject to change due to weather conditions or unforeseen circumstances – please check the yellow signs placed in advance alongside the road for confirmation of the closures dates/timings.

Road Closure – Henwick Lane / Bowling Green Road

Henwick Lane and (part of) Bowling Green Road, will be closed from the 29th to 31st March 2020, in order to carry out remedial work to the carriageway surface. The closure will be in place between the junctions of Henwick Lane/Gordon Road, and Bowling Green Road/Gordon Road, access will be maintained for residential access.  The … more

Road Closure – Sagecroft Road

Sagecroft Road, Thatcham – Wed 18th March Closed between Shakespeare Road and Flecker Close between 9am and midday on Wed 18th March. All through traffic will be diverted via Northfield Road, Heath Lane, Park Lane and vice versa. Local and school buses will be given access through the closure. A plan of the closure can … more

Live and Loud – Thatcham Volunteer Recruitment Event

Thinking of volunteering but unsure where to start? Then come along to this FREE event in Thatcham. Volunteer Centre West Berkshire has teamed up with Thatcham Town Council to arrange, Live and Loud, a volunteer recruitment event focused on Thatcham and Disctrict. Up to 20 different charitable and community groups focused on working in Thatcham … more

Thatcham Together Community Forum

THATCHAM TOGETHER COMMUNITY FORUM The Thatcham Together Community Forum will hold its next meeting at 7.15pm on Thursday 30th January 2020 in St Mary’s Church Meeting Room.  Everyone welcome to come along to discuss their concerns/problems relating to Thatcham.

Thatcham Town Council Civic Awards 2020

Do you know someone who does something amazing for Thatcham’s community? Nominations are invited from members of the public for the Thatcham Town Council Civic Awards 2020. The Awards are given to individuals or groups in recognition of the work they do for the benefit of the community of Thatcham. Each year a maximum of … more

ROAD CLOSURE – Ashmore Green Road – 22nd January 2020

Notification has been received from West Berkshire Council that the closure of Ashmore Green Road is expected to be in place on 22nd January 2020 and envisaged to be place between 09:30 and 15:30hrs the same day between its junction with Stoney Lane and its junction with Bowling Green Road.  The alternative route for all … more

Thatcham Event Ambassadors Required

Help us “pull off” great events! Background Thatcham is an area steeped in local history (the oldest continuous settlement in England) with a supportive and strong community reflected in a rich variety of diverse organisations. Developing partnerships with local schools and local and regional businesses and arts organisations, the Town Council’s aim is to continue … more

ROAD CLOSURE – Station Road 13th – 17th January 2020

Notification has been received from West Berkshire Council that Station Road will be closed from 13th to 17th January 2020 between its junction with The Broadway and The Moors to enable contractors to make a new sewer connection. The alternative route for all vehicles affected is via The Broadway, Chapel St (A4), The Moors, and … more


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