At the end of last year, the Home Office announced the funding settlement for police across the country for the next financial year. In Thames Valley, this means an additional £12.6m in Government grant to pay for an additional 179 police officers. The increase in officers is the second part of the national uplift programme that will see 20,000 additional officers across the country by March 2023. In the Thames Valley, we have already recruited the extra 183 officers funded from the 2020/21 budget.
West Berkshire, along with large parts of the South East and the whole of London, has moved into Tier 4 restrictions from Sunday 20 December.
The move follows an announcement by the Prime Minister on Saturday (19 December) and means that tougher restrictions have been introduced in response to a rapidly rising level of coronavirus infections.
West Berkshire Council has appointed a multi-disciplinary team to undertake a major new study into the future uses of Newbury Town Centre. Led by HemingwayDesign, the team includes New Masterplanning, GL Hearn and Urban Movement.
We are proud to have a policy of planting 2 new trees for each mature tree we have to remove due to disease, damage etc. 48 were removed from Wash Common in the last year, so we wanted to plant 100 new ones to replace them