Thatcham is a town in the historic Royal County of Berkshire, England. The 2011 census recorded a population of 25,267. The main part of the town lies along the A4 providing good road links to Newbury and Reading. To the south of the town is Thatcham railway station, situated on the line between London Paddington and the West Country.
Close to railway line the Kennet and Avon Canal edges the town with sections of reed beds and the original River Kennet nearby. Crossing through the town is the course of a Roman road.
Local employment is chiefly in light industrial premises, sales and distribution, retail and public sectors. There are 5 primary schools and 1 secondary school in the town with many students attending secondary schools in Newbury or one of a selection of private schools in the surrounding villages.
Please visit the local facilities page for details of a wide range of services provided by Thatcham Town Council, local organisations and businesses. Explore the various pages under the Thatcham menu to learn more about the history of the parish and local attractions.
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