Covid

12th April/17th May/21st June: the roadmap of what you can and can't do, and when: details here.

Full details on current WBC services, including financial assistance, libraries, rubbish, and much more here.

Recent infection rate, hospital admissions and deaths: West Berkshire detail  here.

You may also find this presentation from the BBC helpful.

For latest national figures see here.

Home testing

The government has announced that everyone in England will be able to access free, regular, rapid coronavirus (COVID-19) testing from 9 April. Details here.

To see how to obtain your free lateral flow test kit see here.

One of the options is to collect from the council's Comunity Collect Mobile, which will be calling at the village hall on Fridays from 09.15 to 10.15.

The mobile library will stop at Ash Tree Grove from 10.40 to 11.10 on these dates

White Hart garden re-opening

The White Hart is open for drinks and meals in the garden

every Friday (4-8pm), Saturday (12-8pm) & Sunday (12-5pm)

until hours are revised again on May 17th.

Free drink for mothers (to make up for missed Mothering Sunday) with booked meals April and May. Details, ts&cs here.

Pop-up shop at the village hall

Anne Budd and Susie Aromando are launching a local wildlife monitoring and mapping project, and are seeking interested volunteers to cover their gardens and stretches of roadside verge. Contact Anne if you are interested.

Sue & Lanie's Thursday pop-up shop at the village hall continues for bread, eggs and NWNs fortnightly from 7th January. Order via the village WhatsApp.

If you are not already on the village WhatsApp and would like to join, ask Sarah Stevenson.

The Cheese Agent (Tony Hammond) is also supplying regular/one-off deliveries, prepaid, via the pop-up shop. Contact him here to find out what is currently on offer.

Pennypost list of local takeaway and food delivery services here.

WBC is at last trialling recycling of a much wider range of plastics like yogpots, food trays etc. Full details here. At the moment you have to take it to the tip, but worth the effort if it convinces WBC there's enough demand for a collection.

The March issue of the Hamstead Hornet can be seen here, carrying news , pictures and planning applications.