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Is there a part of Thatcham you love? Is there a little known story that you’ve heard? Is there something you remember that you miss seeing in the Town?

Suggestions for Thatcham’s next Blue Plaque are being received now! Led by the heritage working party, Thatcham Town Council is seeking submissions from the public proposing people, places or significant events to be commemorated by a blue plaque.

Chairman of the Working Party Cllr Gregory stated “Thatcham is far older than any of its neighbours, from Mesolithic settlements to the hunting estates of Kings, the town has a rich history that needs to be celebrated.”

The Mayor of Thatcham Cllr Cover launched public submissions at the Annual Town Meeting on Monday saying “The first blue plaque was unveiled during the 2018 Thatcham Festival; we want to build on that success by another installation and we want this one to be community led; exploring our history can be very revealing and I urge anyone with a passion for Thatcham to put an idea forward.”

If you want to take part but don’t have an idea drop into Thatcham Library to check out their extensive local history section and pick up a nomination form. Forms can also be collected from the Town Council Offices or downloaded below.

For further inspiration check out these useful websites: www.thatchamhistoricalsociety.org.uk, www.nickbits.co.uk.

Nomination forms need to be returned to the Town Council offices by midnight on Sunday 31st March where they will be compiled into a shortlist and sent out for public vote.

We need your ideas for the next Blue Plaque!

Is there a part of Thatcham you love? Is there a little known story that you’ve heard? Is there something you remember that you miss seeing in the Town? Suggestions for Thatcham’s next Blue Plaque are being received now! Led by the heritage working party, Thatcham Town Council is seeking submissions from the public proposing … more

Exploring the lives of the Thatcham’s Victoria Cross recipients

Unusually, Thatcham is the home to three recipients of the Victoria Cross. When the Department of Communities and Local Government provided commemorative stones to the home towns of 504 servicemen from the British Isles who were presented with the Victoria Cross during WW1, Thatcham Town Council decided that the two soldiers who had fought in … more

We’re recruiting for a part-time Administrative Officer (Services)

Administrative Officer (Services) – part-time Pay scale LC1 SCP 5 – 6 (commencing £18,795 per annum, pro-rata) Part-time – 19.5 hours per week Monday to Thursday 1pm – 5pm, Friday 1pm – 4.30pm (Non-negotiable) PRINCIPLE DUTIES To act as receptionist and perform administrative duties in respect of the Town Council’s community assets; To be the … more

Mayor’s Charity Quiz 2019

Do you enjoy a quiz? Then why not get a team together and book your place at the Thatcham Town Mayor’s charitable quiz on Thursday 7th March. All in support of Thames Valley Air Ambulance and Hedgehog Bottom. To reserve your table contact Thatcham Town Council.

Local Elections – Thursday 2nd May 2019

MAKE A DIFFERENCE, BECOME A LOCAL COUNCILLOR What do Councillors do? Councillors are the champions of their community and give residents a voice on the decisions the Council makes. Becoming a Councillor will allow you to make a real difference in your community by engaging with residents, local groups and businesses to find out their … more

The Mayors Christmas Card Competition Winners

The delighted winners of the Mayor’s Christmas Card competition collected their prizes from Cllr Jan Cover, Town Mayor of Thatcham, in the Council Chamber the morning of Monday 17th December. 24 people entered the competition which was to design a Christmas card for the Mayor of Thatcham to send out, including one to the Queen. … more

Civic Awards 2019

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 2019. 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

Town Council Support Granted

At a recent meeting of the Town Council’s Finance & General Purposes Committee funding was awarded to community groups and organisations towards local projects for the benefit of the people of Thatcham. On page 2 is a summary of the awards made from the Grants Budget. These grant awards have been generously match-funded by The … more

Thatcham’s Christmas Lights Celebration

Thatcham Town Council is busy preparing for this year’s Christmas Lights Switch On which will be held in The Broadway from 5pm on Friday 7th December and this year is back with a bigger tree thanks to the Town Council’s partnership with Oakley Green Conservatories. The festive fun starts from Saturday 1st December with the … more

See your Christmas creation in print!

Cllr Jan Cover, Town Mayor of Thatcham sends out a lot of Christmas cards each year, including one to Her Majesty the Queen! This year she challenges the community to enter her Design the Mayor’s Christmas Card Competition and design the cards that she will send out. There are three categories: Under 11s, aged 11-18, … more

 

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