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Hamstead Marshall
parish council
Parish council meetings are usually held on the third Monday of every second month in the village hall, starting at 20.00 (Jan, Mar, May etc). All parishioners are entitled to attend the meetings and the annual parish assembly.
Any parishioner who is concerned about a local issue may ask any councillor or the parish clerk for the matter to be raised at a council meeting.

The parish council is re-elected every three years, the next election date being May 2018.
In practice there has never been a surplus of candidates to prompt an election, and so the council is composed of residents who have volunteered to serve. When a vacancy occurs between elections the existing councillors choose a replacement.
Anyone interested in serving on the parish council should contact the clerk.

John Handy
10 Salters, Hamstead Marshall, Newbury RG20 0HH
01635 254800

Peter Benest
Little Farm, Holtwood, Hamstead Marshall, Newbury
RG20 0JH
01635 253627

Stuart Morton
Elm View, Hamstead Marshall, Newbury RG20 0HW
01488 657465

Anne Budd
8 Ash Tree Grove, Hamstead Marshall, Newbury RG20 0HJ
01488 657022

John Stevenson
07775 521704

parish clerk
Sarah Bosley
07974 655 210

The following information is posted by the parish council in compliance with the Freedom of Information Act.
The clerk to the parish council holds the following:
Minutes of parish council meetings
Records of income and expenditure
Correspondence files regarding ongoing matters in the parish
Planning applications
Various reference documentation supplied by West Berkshire Council and other agencies

Parishioners are welcome to access any of the above information by appointment with the clerk.
Agendas are posted on the parish notices boards at Ash Tree Corner and Chapel Corner a few days before each meeting. Parish councillors and the clerk will respond to all requests for information within 20 days, although some matters will have to be discussed at a parish council meeting before a full answer can be given.