Household rubbish is collected every Monday morning, alternating between:
1) black/grey wheelie bins, for household rubbish;
2) green wheelie bins, containing garden waste and bagged food waste; bottles;
cans and plastic bottles; paper and card.
Textiles will also be collected: put out in a bag marked TEXTILES
Bulky household rubbish (furniture, fridges etc) is no longer be collected free
on request. There is now a £25 charge for up to 5 items from one address. Ring the council's Streetcare
service on 01635 519080 or send an email to book a collection. Or take it yourself to the Newtown Road tip, where it can
be dumped for free.
Before throwing out usable household goods consider offering them to Newbury’s Community Furniture Project, a charity which sells them at affordable prices to people in need. Free
collection from households can be arranged, but householders will be asked for
a voluntary £15 donation towards costs. Ring the CFP on 01635 519080.
road maintenance and litter
To complain about pot-holes, fly-tipping, abandoned vehicles, road obstructions
etc contact Streetcare on 01635 519080 or by email. Response is usually prompt and efficient.
WBC has a duty to keep public rights of way open. If you wish to report an
obstruction to a public footpath you will not find much help on the WBC
website, but try ringing the main switchboard 01635 42400 and ask for the
rights-of-way officer. Alternatively, contact the West Berks branch of the Ramblers Association.
Hamstead Marshall planning applications are dealt with by the Downlands planning
sub-committee. Current and recent applications can be seen here.
The mobile library visits Hamstead Marshall on alternate Thursdays at the
village hall 10.20 -11.00am.
Dates can be difficult to find on the WBC website, so it is best to ring 01635
519827 or email firstname.lastname@example.org quoting D route.