Wargrave Community Information
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GENERAL INFORMATION AND SERVICES
Banks Charities Churches and Church Related Groups Citizens Advice Bureaux Costume Hire
Councils (inc Trading Standards and Social Services) Electricity and Gas Services Fire and Rescue Service Footpaths and Other Rights of Way Handicapped and Disabled
Leisure Facilities Library Local Media Medical Services Meeting Places for Hire
Members of Parliament Playgroups and Nursery Schools Police and Neighbourhood Watch Post Offices Refuse Disposal
Registrar of Births, Marriages and Deaths Residents' Associations Samaritans
Schools Street Lighting
Telephones (Public) Travel Information Voluntary Services Water Services Work and Pensions (Department of)

For associations, clubs and societies, click here.

BANKS Telephone
Upper Wargrave Post Office provides a range of banking services.
Upper Wargrave Post Office 103 Victoria Road
Branches of the main banks are in Twyford, Henley, Reading and Woodley
For more on Post Office services, see Post Offices

940 3868
CHARITIES Top of this section
Crazies Hill Village Hall Trust
Chairman: The Revd John Cook, The Vicarage    
Secretary: Peter Fife, The Lodge, Bowsey Hill    
For maintaining the Hall, Mission Room and surrounding properties for the people of Crazies Hill.

940 2202
940 3231
Piggott Trust
Chairman: The Revd John Cook, The Vicarage     
Secretary: Russ Openshaw, 11 Autumn Walk RGI0 8BS     
Provides education grants for Wargrave school leavers and assistance to schools in the parish.

940 2202
940 3619
Wargrave Heritage Trust
Hon Secretary: Michael Blacker
Hon. Treasurer: Neill Pitcher
Merchandise: Wendy Smith
The Wargrave Heritage Trust is a charity registered in 1994 with the object of raising and maintaining a capital fund, the interest from which is applied to the preservation and conservation of buildings and structures of architectural merit that are for the public use within the parish of Wargrave. The Trust seeks to raise money through covenants, donations, bequests, staging concerts and film shows and the sale of Christmas cards, postcards and notelets that have been painted and donated by local artists. Details of projects supported by the Trust can be viewed at: www.wargraveheritagetrust.org.uk.

940 3438
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Wargrave Housing Association
Elizabeth Court, Victoria Road Wargrave RG10 8PP
Chairman: Mr RWD Paterson, Old Mill House, High Street
Secretary: Mr N P B Sharp, 29 Braybrooke Road
Treasurer: Mr R Buck
House Manager: Sue Saunders, 45 Elizabeth Court
Provides social housing for retired residents of Wargrave and the retired relatives of Wargrave residents. The management committee consists of volunteers who are residents of Wargrave. There is an on-site House Manager. Elizabeth Court comprises 46 flats of which the majority are for single people. The accommodation is suitable for tenants who are capable of independent living.

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940 2225
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Wargrave Parish Trust
Chairman: The Revd John Cook, The Vicarage
Secretary/Treasurer:  Russ Openshaw, 11 Autumn Walk RG10 8BS
Provides help for Wargrave residents in financial need.

940 2202
940 3619
Woodclyffe Almshouse Trust
Chairman: The Revd John Cook, The Vicarage
Secretary: Major Douglas Goddard, 38 The Ridgeway
Runs 8 flats for the elderly of Wargrave.

940 2202
940 3647
Woodclyffe Hostel Trust
Chairman: The Revd John Cook, The Vicarage     
Operates the Hostel for community use. Also see Meeting Places for Hire

940 2202
Yeldall Christian Centres
Chairman: Peter Emms, Hatchgate End, Cockpole Green, Wargrave, RG10 8NE     
Co-Secretary: Sue Hedger, Yeldall Manor, Blakes Lane, Hare Hatch, RG10 9XR
Yeldall Manor provides residential rehabilitation for men with drug and/or alcohol addiction problems.
Yeldall Christian Centres is a registered charity number 1000038.

940 2107
940 1093
CHURCHES AND CHURCH RELATED GROUPS Top of this section
Church of England
website:  
www.wargravechurch.org.uk
>St Mary's Parish Church, Mill Green
Sunday Services  
  • 8am  Holy Communion (Prayer book 1662)
  • 10am Parish Eucharist
  • 9:50 - 10:50am  Sunday Club, Hannen Room
  • 9:50 - 10:50am  Pathfinders, Wargrave Court
  • 10.30am  Family Service with Communion on 1st Sunday in the month instead of Sunday Club, Explorers and Pathfinders. Creche is available each Sunday morning in the Hannen Room. 2nd and 4th Sunday of the month is Holy Communion and 3rd and 5th Sunday of the month is Praise and Prayer.
  • 4pm  Family Time With God (on 3rd Sunday in the month) - half hour service for families followed by sticky fingers tea party.
  • 6pm A variety of services from Said to Sung Eucharist, Healing Services and WoW. See Parish Magazine for details.
Daily Services
  • 8:30am Morning Prayer
  • 5pm Evening Prayer (except Saturday)
Weekday Celebrations:
  • 10am Holy Communion (Thursdays)
St. Peter's, Knowl Hill
Sunday Services
  • 9.15am Parish Eucharist every Sunday except the 2nd Sunday of the month
St. Paul's, Warren Row
Sunday Services
  • 9.15am Holy Communion on the 2nd Sunday of the month
  • 11.00am Matins on the 3rd Sunday of the month
Vicar: The Revd John Cook, The Vicarage, Station Road
Associate Priest: The Revd Pam Gordon
Church Wardens: Robert Austen, 7 Dunnock Way
                               Peter Mayes, 51 Ridgeway
Secretary of PCC: Richard Lloyd, Shingleberry, Tag Lane
Treasurer of PCC: Jon Edgell, 3 Dunnock Way
Organist: David Jordan, 9 Brackendale Way, Reading
Choirmistress: Mrs Mary Delaney, 6 East View Close
Vicar's Secretary: Mrs Sue Griffiths, Parish Office, Mill Green
Annual Meeting: April/ May
Interviews:     The Vicar is available for personal conversations. Please ring the Parish Office on 940 2300 beforehand to make an appointment.
For details of Sunday Club and Pathfinders, see Young People's Organisations
For latest information and special services, see the noticeboard in the lych gate or the church website at www.wargravechurch.org.uk/welcome.htm
Other Anglican Services take place at Ruscombe, Sonning and Twyford.
Bellringers: contact Mr David Sullivan     
Meet in St Mary's Church tower. Practice on Weds 7.45 - 9.15 pm. Service ringing Sundays 9.30 - 10am. Everyone welcome, no qualifications needed.





































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Jewish Services
Synagogue, Grenfell Lodge, Maidenhead
Rabbi:     Jonathan Romain


01628 673012

Roman Catholic
Our Lady of Peace Church, Braybrooke Road
Sunday Service
9am     Mass
Confessions on request
Priest: Father Vincent Ranagan, The Priests House, 105 London Road, Twyford, e-mail: stmtwyford@btinternet.com
Services also take place at St John's Convent, Kiln Green and St Thomas More Church, Twyford.

934 0854
United Reformed Church, Church Street, Twyford
Sunday Service 10:30am
Communion: 3rd Sunday in month
Church Secretary: Mrs Linda Jackson, 27 Mendip Close, Charvil     
Worships in Ecumenical Partnership with St Mary's Twyford.



934 1864
CITIZENS ADVICE BUREAUX Top of this section
Henley Town Hall 32, Market Place Henley RG9 2AH
Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri: 10am - 1pm walk-in service
Mon - Fri: 10am - 3pm pre-booked appointment
Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri: 10am - 4pm telephone service
 
Woodley 55 Crockhamwell Coronation Hall, Headley Road     
Monday and Wednesday 9.30am - 3.30pm
The CAB offers "I for D" for the needs of the disabled.

MICE
The MICE (Mobile Information Centre) van, facilitated by Wargrave Parish Council, is available with leaflets and information on a wide variety of topics, such as health provision, benefits, schools, community services, leisure activities etc. The van is parked in the School Lane Car Park, on the first Tuesday of each month, from 10am - 12.30 pm.
    Lilian King, MICE, CResCent Resource Centre, Warbler Drive, Earley RG6 4HB

Main CAB website: http://www.citizensadvice.org.uk/
01491 578267
01491 572129



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COSTUME HIRE Top of this section
Wargrave Theatre Workshop
The costume department is available for costume hire at the Woodclyffe Hostel from 10.30am - 12 noon every Saturday except Bank Holiday weekends.
Contact:
    Maureen Fennemore
    Judi Rowlands




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COUNCILS (LOCAL) including social services and trading standards Top of this section
Wokingham Borough Council Shute End, Wokingham RG11 1BN
Website: http://www.wokingham.gov.uk/
  • For local leisure facilities, click here.
  • For Fire and Rescue, click here.
  • For Police and Neighbourhood Watch, click here.
  • For Refuse collection and disposal information, click here.
  • For Schools, click here.
  • For Street Lighting, click here.
  • For Travel information, click here.
(for other individual department information, see the telephone directory or visit the website at http://www.wokingham.gov.uk).

Woodley Social Services Centre  Lytham Court, Lytham Rd, Woodley, RG5 3PQ
Website: http://www.woodley.gov.uk

Councillors for Wargrave and Remenham
    Claire Stretton, 1 Dene Cottages, Blakes Lane, Hare Hatch RG10 9TB
    John Kersley, Tokai, Bowsey Hill, Wargrave
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Wargrave Parish Council Council Office The Pavilion, Recreation Road, RG10 8BG e-mail: office@wargrave.org.uk
Website: http://www.wargrave.org.uk

                   Clerk: Stephen Hedges
 e-mail: clerk@wargrave.org.uk
                   Deputy Clerk: Susan Lawrence  e-mail: susan.lawrence@wargrave.org.uk
                   Finance Officer:  Melanie Quinn  e-mail: melanie.quinn@wargrave.org.uk
                   Groundsman: Martin Woods, Groundsmans House, Recreation Ground 
The Recreation Ground is run by the Parish Council, but the Cricket Club have a lease on the Pavilion and sports pitches, apart from the tennis courts, and the Bowls Club has a lease on the bowling green. Kings Field is an informal recreation area.
                   Allotments: Mrs Marion Pope, Black Gable, 22 East View Road     
                   Contact Mrs Pope for details of allotments available for rent.

West Ward Angela Hodgson, Middle House, School Hill e-mail: angela.hodgson@wargrave.org.uk
                  Patricia Bartholomew, Rosedale, Crazies Hill e-mail:
pat.bartholomew@wargrave.org.uk
                  John Gimblett, 57 Ridgeway e-mail: john.gimblett@wargrave.org.uk   
                  Andrew Luckwell, Old Pump House, Wargrave Road e-mail: andrew.luckwell@wargrave.org.uk
                  David Owen, 6 Recreation Road e-mail: david.owen@wargrave.org.uk
                  Marion Pope, Black Gable, 22 East View Road e-mail: marion.pope@wargrave.org.uk
                  Samantha Symes, 180 Victoria Road e-mail: samantha.symes@wargrave.org.uk
                  George Winters, 191 Victoria Road e-mail: george.winters@wargrave.org.uk

North Ward
Richard Bush, Gibstroude Farm, Crazies Hill e-mail: richard.bush@wargrave.org.uk
                   Jane Pellaumail, Weller's Cottage, Crazies Hill  e-mail: jane.pellaumail@wargrave.org.uk

East Ward   Martin Gradon, Old Trees, Bath Road, Hare Hatch  e-mail: martin.gradon@wargrave.org.uk
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Trading Standards
Managed locally by Wokingham Borough Council. See the webpage: http://www.wokingham.gov.uk/business/trading-standards
Government website: http://www.tradingstandards.gov.uk

974 6400
ELECTRICITY AND GAS SERVICES Top of this section
Southern Electric
General enquiries
Emergency services (or loss of supply)
Website: http://www.southern-electric.co.uk

0845 744 4555
0800 072 7282
British Gas
Service Enquiries
Gas Leaks
Website: http://www.britishgas.co.uk

0845 070 8829
0800 111 999
FIRE AND RESCUE SERVICE Top of this section
Fire Station, Victoria Road
Contact; Fire Brigade HQ, 103 Dee Road, Tilehurst
In emergency, dial 999.
Website: http://www.rbfrs.co.uk

945 2888
999
FOOTPATHS AND OTHER PUBLIC RIGHTS OF WAY Top of this section
Wokingham Borough Council    
John IIlenden, Ramblers Association
974 6333
970 6773
HANDICAPPED AND DISABLED Top of this section
Wokingham Cancer Day Care Centre, Wokingham Hospital, Barkham Road, Wokingham
Provides daily care for patients.

Crossroads, Caring for Carers, Wokingham Community Hospital, Barkham Road, Wokingham
Office open 9am - 2pm, Monday - Friday  e-mail: crossroads@wokingham10.orangehome.co.uk
or contact Verna Houghton
               Barbara Pitcher

The Wokingham Crossroads Young Carers Project
  
If you are a young carer and you need advice, or just someone to talk to in confidence, call or text us on 0791 3546417
               or e-mail: enquiries@wokinghamyoungcarers.co.uk

Reading Society (Mencap)
, 21 Alexandra Road, Reading. For mentally handicapped children.
Main website: http://www.mencap.org.uk

Mobility Advice (MAVIS)
, TRRL, Crowthorne

Multiple Sclerosis Society

Main website: http://www.mssociety.org.uk
               Mrs MD Rome, 44 Robin Way, Tilehurst     

Muscular Dystrophy Group
Main website: http://www.muscular-dystrophy.org
               Nicola Bevan, 21 Frensham Road, Crowthorne     

Red Diamond Sports and Social Club

Bracknell Sports Centre, Sunday 6.00 - 9.00pm

Vitalise (formerly) Winged Fellowship
12 City Forum, 250 City Road, London EC1V 8AF
Provides holidays for the disabled.
Main Website: http://www.vitalise.org.uk

For advice and help, see Citizens Advice Bureaux. For help with transport, see Travel Information and Voluntary Services.
949 5030


979 5324

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0791 3546417


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01344 773 131



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01344 776 871




0845 345 1972
LEISURE FACILITIES Top of this section
Carnival Pool, Wellington Road, Wokingham     
Two indoor leisure/learner pools, hydroslide, health suite etc. A family facility open seven days a week.
977 0007
Dinton Pastures, Davis Street, Hurst     
335 acres of Country Park, 7 lakes, sailing and angling. Information centre and cafe. Craft workshops.
934 2016
Loddon Valley Leisure Centre, Lower Earley    
Fitness and health suites, floodlit area, climbing wall, concerts, craft fairs etc.
          Enquiries 
          Bookings  All indoor sports (including squash, badminton, swimming and snooker).


931 2066
931 2666
Museum of Berkshire Aviation Mohawk Way (off Bader Way), Woodley    
Aircraft/ artefacts depicting aviation history and heritage.
Open: Winter (Nov - Mar) Sundays 12 noon to 4 pm; Wednesdays 10.30 am to 4 pm Summer (Mar - Oct) Weds, weekends and bank holidays, 10.30 am to 5 pm.
To arrange groups outside these times telephone 944 8089
944 8089
LIBRARY Top of this section
Wargrave Library, Woodclyffe Hostel, Church Street, Wargrave RG10 8EP
The library offers a wide range of facilities including videos and DVDs. Library members can use the Internet free of charge. For further
information, contact Wokingham Library    
          Opening hours:
          Monday and Friday, 2.30 - 5pm; 5.30 - 7pm
          Wednesday and Saturday, 10am - 12.30pm
          Storytime: First Monday each month 1.45 - 2.15 pm
Mobile Library: Elizabeth Court, every three weeks, Tuesday 11.45am - 12:30pm

940 4656

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LOCAL MEDIA Top of this section
Newspapers
Henley Standard, Caxton House, Reading Road, Henley-on-Thames RG9 1AD
Reporter:     Nigel Wigmore
Website: http://www.henleystandard.co.uk
Maidenhead Advertiser and Twyford Advertiser Bell Street, Maidenhead SL6 1HX
Reporter:     Nicholas Mayo
Website: http://www.maidenhead-advertiser.co.uk
Reading Chronicle 50 Portman Road, Reading, RG3 1BA
Website: http://www.readingchronicle.co.uk
Reading Evening Post  PO Box 22, Tessa Road, Reading, RG1 8NS
Website: http://www.getreading.co.uk
Twyford Times and Wokingham Times Denmark Street, Wokingham
Website: http://www.getwokingham.co.uk

Wargrave News
Monthly village newspaper, produced by a voluntary management committee and delivered free to all householders in Wargrave area, supplemented by this website. Full contact details on our WN Team page.

01491 419 444


01628 678227



950 3030


957 5833


936 6180
Radio
Radio 2TenFM
PO Box 2020, Calcot, Reading RG3 5RZ
Website: http://www.2tenfm.co.uk
BBC Radio Berkshire PO Box 104.4, Reading
Website: http://www.bbc.co.uk/berkshire/local_radio
Reading 107 Radio House, Madejski Stadium, Reading, RG2 0FN
Website: http://www.reading107fm.com

945 4400

946 4200

986 2555
Television
BBC TV South, Broadcasting House, Havelock Road, Southampton SO14 7PV 
Website: http://www.bbc.co.uk/southtoday
Meridian Thames Valley (ITV Local), 9 Windrush Court, Abingdon Business Park, Abingdon OX14 1SA
Website: http://www.itvlocal.com

01703 226201

0844 8814515
MEDICAL SERVICES
Top of this section
Surgery Victoria Road, Wargrave RG10 8BP     
(also at 14 The Terrace, Knowl Hill and Neville Hall, Waltham St Lawrence - contact the receptionists at Wargrave for an appointment)

The practice offers surgeries in Wargrave each morning and afternoon Monday to Friday. The majority of these appointments are available on the day, but a number can be booked in advance. Please contact the receptionists for an appointment - if possible between 8 and 10 am if you want an appointment on the day.
Bearing in mind the difficulty some patients have attending in normal hours because of work or other commitments, the surgery has introduced extended hours sessions held on a varying rota of Monday or Tuesday evenings and Saturday mornings. Some appointments can be booked up to a month in advance, the remainder are available within 24 hours of the sessions. Please contact the receptionists for dates and details.
The doctors also run clinics for minor surgery, medicals, diabetic checks etc. The practice nurses operate all their clinics by appointment. These are booked via the receptionists.
  Doctors: Julia Thurston, Mark Puddy, Michael Boyle, Pat Sutlieff

NORMAL ROTA (CHANGES WHEN A DOCTOR IS AWAY)
Wargrave
8:30  - 11am
12 noon branch
surgery
Wargrave
4 - 6pm
Monday Thurston, Puddy, Boyle
Sutlieff
Knowl Hill Thurston, Puddy, Boyle
Tuesday Thurston, Puddy, 
Sutlieff
Waltham Thurston, Puddy
Wednesday Thurston, Boyle
Sutlieff
Knowl Hill Boyle, Sutlieff
Thursday Thurston, Puddy, Boyle
Waltham Puddy, Boyle
Friday Puddy, Boyle
Sutlieff
Knowl Hill Puddy, Boyle
Sutlieff
Alternate Saturdays By appointment Closed

Ante-Natal, Family Planning and Well Person Clinics

Appointments should be made to see the practice nurse between 11am - 1 pm or 2 - 4pm only.  Please call the main surgery umber.
Repeat prescriptions - written requests should be placed in the box provided, or sent by post, allowing 48 hours for processing. Alternatively, requests may also be faxed on 940 1357. Please do not telephone.
940 3939
Chemist
Lloyds Pharmacy, 48 Victoria Road     
Opening hours
          Mornings:
          Monday - Friday 8.45am - 1pm, Saturday 9am - 1pm.
          Afternoons:
          Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 2:15 - 6.30pm, Wednesday 2:15 - 5pm
In an emergency outside normal hours, contact the Police.
Foot Clinic
          Silvia Fidler, MCFHP, MAFHP, Lloyds Pharmacy, 48 Victoria Road

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Dentist
There is no dentist in the village. For locally available dentists, see the telephone directory.

Hospitals
Royal Berkshire Hospital
Wokingham Hospital
Townlands Hospital, Henley  

322 5111
949 5000
01491 637400
Optician
There is no optician in the village. For locally available opticians, see the telephone directory.
Veterinary Surgeons
There is no veterinary surgeon in the village. For locally available veterinary surgeons, see the telephone directory.
MEETING PLACES FOR HIRE Top of this section
Crazies Hill Hall
Bookings: Mrs Croxford, 2 Hall Cottages Crazies Hill  (If telephoning, please call only between 10am and 6pm)
Cost: 15 per hour for Crazies Hill residents, 20 per hour for others
Facilities: Refurbished kitchen, cooker, refrigerator, hot & cold water, limited crockery.
Capacity: 100 - 120 seated
Deposit: 100, on placing booking
Call
940 2273 between 10am and 6pm only
The Hannen Room, Mill Green
Bookings: St Mary's Parish Office     
Cost: Rates on request (minimum booking is for 2 hours) Parties and evening bookings by arrangement
A deposit may be required.
Facilities: Kitchen facilities - cooker, crockery, hot & cold water
Capacity: 30 seated

940 2300
Robert Piggott Infant School, Beverley Gardens
Bookings: Tania Everitt, Bursar     
Facilities: School hall available - terms on request

940 2414
The Piggott School, Twyford Road
Bookings: Mr Bill Wood, Bursar, at the school     
Facilities: 2 school halls hired out - maximum seating 200, and the Sports Hall. Terms on request. Please note the cricket nets in the Sports Hall are fully booked during the winter - see Sporting Activities in Clubs and Associations section.
Hockey & Football pitches - terms on request. Cricket pitch: 50.00 per match (Please note: these pitches are in constant use and at present it is only possible to hire on a one-off basis). Classrooms: Charges vary considerably, depending on type of function - details on request.

940 2357
Recreation Ground (Pavilion and pitches)
Bookings: Martin Woods, Groundsmans House, Recreation Ground 

940 2436
Sansom Room, Woodclyffe Hostel, Church Street
Bookings: Jenny Bell 
Facilities: Elegant village room, with kitchen facilities, suitable for daytime business meetings, formal lunches or dinners, funeral or baptism receptions, or other celebrations.
Cost: Hire charges start at 25 for a minimum two hour booking and 12 for each subsequent hour. Evening use after 6.00 p.m. is charged at a fixed rate of 50 including time for party set up. Payment in advance, plus a 30 returnable deposit, is required.
Capacity: Around 25 people if seated at table.


940 6931
Scout Hut, Recreation Road
Bookings: Helen Vonka, 179 Victoria Road
Facilities: Kitchen, cooker, fridge
Cost: 10 per hour for a minimum of 2 hours.
Capacity: 40 seated

940 1139
Woodclyffe Hall, High Street
Bookings: Council Office, The Pavilion, Recreation Road
Facilities: Stage, electronic piano, kitchen, hearing loop
Cost for main hall: Village residents 16 per hour
                           Others and business users: 17.14 per hour
Cost for main hall together with committee room:
                           Village residents 19.72 per hour
                           Others and business users 20.86 per hour
                           Full day (Village residents and others) 171.40
Discount of 10% if using your own public liability insurance (copy of certificate required).
Deposit: Refundable deposit 100. Deposit for private parties or public ticket events 250
Capacity: 120 seated
 
Woodclyffe Hall Meeting Room, High Street
Bookings: Council Office, The Pavilion, Recreation Road, as above
Cost: Village residents and others 7.43 per hour
Capacity: 20 maximum seated

940 6084
Youth Centre, Recreation Ground
Enquiries to Wargrave Parish Council

940 6084
MEMBERS OF PARLIAMENT Top of this section
Maidenhead Constituency
Mrs Theresa May MP, The House of Commons, London SW1A 0AA     
Constituency Office, 2 Castle End Farm, Ruscombe RG10 9XQ e-mail: mayt@parliament.uk

0207 219 5206
European Parliament
There is now a group of MEPs who represent the south east region of England. Information on contacting an appropriate MEP can be obtained by telephoning 0207 227 4300
PLAYGROUPS AND NURSERY SCHOOLS Top of this section
Hare Hatch Montessori School Village Hall, Tag Lane, Hare Hatch, term time only
Contact: Tricia Cuss
During school hours call 940 3940
For boys and girls, 2 - 5 years old, Monday - Friday, 8:45.am - 3.00pm, term time only.

01628 633 240
Wargrave Parent, Baby and Toddler Group Woodclyffe Hall during term time only
Contact: Sarah Ball, e-mail: ballsarah@tiscali.co.uk     
For ages 0 - 3 years. Tuesdays from 10 - 11:30 am. Soft play corner for babies. Ride-on toys, mini slides, mini trampoline, singing session, crafts half termly.
2.50 for 1 adult plus 1 child per session. Additional children 1 each. Refreshments included in price. No booking required.

940 2786
Wargrave Pre-School Wargrave Youth Centre, Recreation Ground, off East View Road.  Member of the Pre School Alliance.
For Pre-School children aged 2 to 5 during term time. Morning sessions on Mon - Fri plus lunch club and afternoon sessions on selected days. For further information, please contact the supervisor during session hours.
940 3127
POLICE AND NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH Top of this section
Loddon Valley Police Station in Lower Earley covers Wargrave 
e-mail: twyfordneighbourhoodteam@thamesvalley.pnn.police.uk
    Neighbourhood Specialist Officer: PC Terry Neblett
    Police Community Support Officer: Jonathan Stanley    
    Both cover the Wargrave and Remenham area
Highfield Park Neighbourhood Watch co-ordinator: Jen Challis.

    Crimestoppers: 0800 555111
    Emergencies: 999
0845 850 5505
POST OFFICES Top of this section
Royal Mail Sorting Office Suttons Business Park, Earley, Reading (mornings) 926 0492
Upper Wargrave Post Office Victoria Newsagents, 103 Victoria Road     
Sub Postmaster: Christopher Keast
Opening Hours: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday 9 am - 5.30pm; lunchtime closing 1 - 2pm, Saturday 9am - 12.30pm
Post Office includes motor vehicle taxation and National Lottery
940 3868
REFUSE DISPOSAL Top of this section
Wokingham Borough Council
Waste and recycling team
Refuse and recycling website: http://www.wokingham.gov.uk/transport-roads-waste/rubbish-waste-recycling

Collections

      Tuesday: Loddon Drive (west of River Loddon)
      Wednesday: Central and Upper Wargrave (except Friday areas)
      Thursday: High Street, Henley Road, Crazies Hill, Upper Culham, Hare Hatch, Kiln Green, Knowl Hill
      Friday: School Lane, Backsideans, Autumn Walk, roads west of High Street, as far as the River Loddon.
      Collections are sometimes one day later following public holidays.

Garden Refuse
      One bag per household is allowed per week, collected with domestic refuse.

Recycling Banks
School Lane Car Park: Glass bottles, cans, and paper for recycling may be left in the containers provided. There is also a Salvation Army container to collect unwanted clothing, and a container for unwanted books There is also a kerb side collection scheme to recycle plastics, cans and newspapers. This operates with the normal refuse collection.

Bottle Banks

Also at Wyevale, the Waitrose car park in Twyford, Greys Road car park in Henley and Headley Road car park in Woodley.

Silverfoil

Polehampton Close car park, Twyford

Refuse Tips

Longshott Lane, Bracknell (temporarily restricted hours) and Smallmead, Bennet Road, Reading
Both open 7 days a week from 8am - 8pm April - September and 8am - 6pm from October - March

Skips
A community skip is occasionally provided by Wokingham Borough Council for villagers' use. For details, see the Wargrave News.
974 6302
974 6303
REGISTRAR OF BIRTHS, MARRIAGES AND DEATHS Top of this section
Registration can be made only at the relevant Registrar's office, which for births and deaths occurring within the Wargrave area is Wokingham (and for those at, say, the Royal Berks Hospital, is Reading).
Declaration of Birth can be made at any Registrar's office. The declaration will go to the relevant Registrar who will send the certificate by post.
Local Offices:
Reading Yeomanry House, Castle Hill
    Birth and death appointments     
    Marriages & certificate enquiries     

    Hours: 9:00 - 12:30 and 2:00 - 4:00pm
   
Wokingham The Old School, Reading Road
    Hours: 10am - 1pm  





901 5124
901 5120


978 2514
RESIDENTS' ASSOCIATIONS Top of this section
Crazies Hill and Cockpole Green
Chairman:     Adrienne Rance
Secretary:     Priscilla McNair

940 2935
940 4866
Hare Hatch and Kiln Green
Chairman:     Martin Gradon

940 2396
Loddon Residents Ltd.
Secretary:     Kim Potter

940 1038
Upper Culham
Secretary:     Mrs Elizabeth Cope

01491 576 115
SAMARITANS Top of this section
59A Cholmeley Road, Reading
Visiting hours 9am - 10pm
24 hour telephone service
Website: http://www.samaritans.org
926 6333
SCHOOLS Top of this section
Crazies Hill CE Primary
e-mail: office@crazieshill.wokingham.sch.uk   
website: http://www.crazieshill.co.uk
Head: Mrs Eileen Holmes
Secretary: Mrs Jan Bridgewater
Bursar: Mrs Janey Ginman
Chairman of Governors: Mrs Trina Noyes
Clerk to the Governors: Mrs Jan Bridgewater
PTA -Chairman: Mrs Jo Taylor
940 2612
Knowl Hill CE Primary School, Bath Road, Knowl Hill RG10 9UX
e-mail: knowlhill@rbwm.org
website: http://www.knowlhillschool.co.uk
Head: Catherine Forrester
Secretary: Caroline Preston
01628 822584
Robert Piggott CE Infant, Beverley Gardens
website: http://www.robertpiggott-inf.wokingham.sch.uk
Head: Mrs Sally Ann Akers
Secretary: Mrs Marilyn Mahoney
Bursar: Tania Everitt
Chairman of Governors: Graham Howe, 2 Braybrooke Gardens, Wargrave, RG10 8DW
Clerk to the Governors: Paula Whitehead


940 2414


940 2193
977 1068
Robert Piggott CE Junior, School Hill
website: http://www.rpjs.co.uk
Head: Mrs Lesley Turville
Finance Officer: Mrs Sheila Williams
Secretary: Mrs Jane Miller
Chairman of Governors: Mrs Cynthia Coombes
Clerk to the Governors: Mrs Sheila Williams


940 2645


940 2397
Piggott CE Senior, Twyford Road
e-mail: office@piggott.wokingham.sch.uk
website: http://www.piggott.wokingham.sch.uk
Head: Mrs Hilary Winter
PA to Head: Mrs Vivien Ward
Chairman of Governors: Mrs Karen Walker, c/o the Piggott School
Clerk to the Governors: Mrs Vivien Ward, the Piggott School
School Association Chairman: Mrs Julie Long, 8 Amberley Drive, Twyford RG10 9BZ
School Association Secretary: Mrs Sue Whiteman, 18 Arnside Close, Twyford, RG10 9BS
940 2357
STREET LIGHTING Top of this section
Wargrave Parish Council     
The village lighting is controlled partly by the Borough and partly by the Parish. Please include the number on the lamp-post when notifying the Parish CounciI Office of a fault.
940 6084
TELEPHONES (PUBLIC) Top of this section
General enquiries
There are public call boxes...
  • in School Lane, opposite The Greyhound
  • at the entrance to Highfield Park at the top of Victoria Road
  • in Hare Hatch, outside the Queen Victoria
  • at Crazies Hill opposite The Horns.
957 5877
TRAVEL INFORMATION Top of this section
For public travel information for the South East visit travelinesoutheast.org.uk to plan your journey or call 0871 200 22 33

Wokingham Borough council also provides information at http://www.wokingham.gov.uk/transport-roads-waste/public-transport/bus-timetables

Specific providers are listed below.
Arriva
850  Reading - Wargrave (High St) - High Wycombe (weekdays only)
01582 587000
Horseman Coaches    
153  Victoria Road/Blakes Road - Reading
Weds only, leaves top of Victoria Rd 9:45am and returns from St Mary Butts at 12.30pm.
Bus will stop anywhere it is safe to do so on Victoria Road.
975 3811
National Express     
Express coach services throughout the U.K, including to Heathrow and Gatwick Airports. Services call at Reading Coachway, Calcot.
08717 818181
Readibus     
Door to door service for those unable to use ordinary public transport.
Mondays
       to /from the Pop-In Club at the Bowling Club.
       to/from Henley (including Tesco) arrive 10:20am, return 11:20 pm
Tuesdays
       to/from Age Concern, Twyford
Wednesdays
       to Reading arrive 11:00am, return 1:15pm
       to Woodley precinct 10:40am, return 1:40pm
Thursdays
       to Waitrose, Twyford or Woodley precinct, arrive approx 9:45am, return 11:15am
       to Woodclyffe Hall (lunch)
Fridays
       to/from Age Concern, Twyford
Saturdays
       fortnightly to Winnersh (Sainsburys) and Wokingham (incl Tesco), Arrive approx 9:45am, return 11:30 am

Please book, 1 - 7 days ahead. Tokens and bus passes accepted. Most passengers travel using their free bus pass, otherwise the nominal minimum fare is 1.90 each way.
931 0000
Thames Travel
e-mail:
office@thames-travel.co.uk
127     Reading - Upper Wargrave - Maidenhead (Saturdays only)
0871 200 2233
Railways
Wargrave Station services to Shiplake, Henley, Twyford (for main line services) and Reading (for InterCity services).
08457 484950
Transport for the elderly, handicapped, or others unable to use ordinary public transport is also provided by some of the voluntary services. Senior Citizens and the disabled may apply to the Borough Council for concessionary fare travel tokens or a bus pass. Tel 974 6813 for inforrnation. Senior Citizen Railcards can be purchased through the Borough Council at a concessionary rate.
VOLUNTARY SERVICES Top of this section
Age Concern
Provides care and companionship for elderly people, who are collected and returned home by voluntary drivers. More volunteer helpers and drivers always needed.
    Berkshire County Office, London Street, Reading     
    WADE Day Centre, 40 Reading Road, Wokingham    
    Henley Day Centre, Greys Road Car Park     
    Twyford & District Day Centre
Website: http://www.ageconcern.org.uk



959 4242
978 7025
01491 574718
934 4040
British Red Cross, 4 Napier Court, Napier Road, Reading    
Car service for the housebound and medical equipment loans.
Website: http://www.redcross.org.uk
0844 412275
Childline
Website: http://www.childline.org.uk
0800 1111
Community Council for Berkshire, 55 Russell Street, Reading
Website: www.ccberks.org

961 2000
Luncheon Club
Senior citizens who live on their own. or who are on their own during the day, are provided with a hot meal and companionship every Thursday at midday in the Woodclyffe Hall.  
    Pat Jones    
    Barbara Lloyd     
    Sue MacKenzie     
    Anne Malone     
    Ann Roberts     
    Patsy Roynon    



940 2267
940 2157
940 3383
940 4973
940 2656
940 3602
Meals on Wheels, W.R.V.S    
A hot meal is delivered to the homes of housebound senior citizens.
Website: http://www.wrvs.org.uk/
987 1528
Pop-In Club
See entry in Associations, Clubs and Societies
Senior Citizens' Open Forum for the Northern Parishes  (SCOF)
Contact: Lyn Budell, Age Concern Twyford & District.
SCOF's aim is to provide a voice for older people, helping them to lead active and fulfilling lives and to maintain their independence with care and companionship in later years.
Membership is open to people over 50 who live within the parishes of Charvil, Hurst, Remenham, Ruscombe. Sonning, Twyford or Wargrave, or are involved in the interest of people over 50.
Meetings are held at St Thomas More Church Hall, Twyford, at 2pm on the fourth Thursday of each month, except in August and December.

934 4040
Twyford, Wargrave & District Volunteer Centre
Office: Lady Elizabeth Day Centre, Polehampton Close, Twyford
A car service by volunteers for those who need help with visits to hospital, dentist, doctor etc. Also assistance with shopping and befriending. A small charge is made to help with the cost of petrol. The centre is open 9:30 - 12pm on Mondays to Fridays.

934 3010
WATER SERVICES Top of this section
Environment Agency, Thames Regional Office Kings Meadow House, Reading RG1 8DQ
Website: http://www.environment-agency.gov.uk
    General enquiries    
    Floodline    


08708 506506
0845 988 1188
Thames Water
    Water supply or sewage treatment enquiries
    Leaks  

0845 920 0800
0800 714 614
WORK AND PENSIONS (DEPARTMENT OF) Top of this section
Pensions, National Insurance and general enquiries fdor the Wargrave area.
Fitzwilliam House, Skimped Hill, Bracknell, RG12 1JX
Website: http://www.dwp.gov.uk/

01344 744800
For associations, clubs and societies, click here.

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