With colder weather on the way, West Berkshire Council is ready to keep people on the move with its winter plan for key routes across the district. From Monday 30 October the Council monitors the weather and will grit roads whenever road temperatures are forecast to fall below zero with a hoar frost.
Primary routes, which account for 40% of the district's almost 800 miles of road, will be gritted whenever a frost or ice is forecast. These routes include all A and B roads and some strategically important C roads, will be gritted when a frost or ice is forecast. Secondary routes, which make up 20% of the highway network, will be gritted once frosty or icy conditions have been experienced for an unbroken period of 72 hours or greater (i.e., sub-zero temperatures experienced through the period for 3 continuous days and nights)
FROM Highways England:
Maintenance work to replace the beams and waterproofing material to the bridges which carry the M4 over the B4009 Hampstead Norreys Road near Hermitage, Brocks Lane near Frilsham and Burnt Hill Road has now started.
As previously advised, during work to demolish and install the bridge deck beams, specialist working methods and equipment will be required which will include larger cranes that will sit across all lanes of the motorway.
To allow this work to take place we will be fully closing the M4 east and westbound carriageways between junctions 12 and 13 over the following entire weekend periods (9pm Friday through to 5am Monday):
- Friday 24 to Monday 27 November 2017
- Friday 8 to Monday 11 December 2017
- Friday 15 to Monday 18 December 2017
- Friday 12 to Monday 15 January 2018
- Friday 19 to Monday 22 January 2018 (contingency)
Peasemore Village Hall
Free Entry & Family Friendly
Bar & Food being served
Bring your friends and family to Peasemore’s very first Artisan Market!
We have lots of stalls showcasing our very own talented designers and crafts people - greeting cards, beautiful jewellery, unique stained glass and woodcraft gifts, homewares, food and textiles but to name a few. There’s sure to be something to tempt you into a little early Christmas shopping as there’ll be gifts for all ages to suit everyone’s pockets.
As well as a unique shopping experience there will be a bar - serving amongst our other usual drinks - a range of local beers, plus a pop up cafe serving hot turkey rolls (vegetarian option too).
So come along and meet your friends and neighbours over a glass of wine or beer, buy a ticket or two for the raffle, and enjoy an early festive evening out.
Proceeds from the evening will go towards refurbishing the children’s playground at the Cricket Pitch
IMPORTANT NEWS FROM PEASEMORE VILLAGE CRICKET CLUB
Cricket has been played on the village green in Peasemore every summer for over 60 years. But now there is a real risk that 2017 will have been the club’s last active year. In recent years, but particularly this year it’s been hard, often impossible to put a team together. Despite being an inclusive club in terms of age, sex and ability we simply can’t secure 11 participants often enough to fulfil fixtures.
The PVCC Committee wish to ensure the village is aware of the situation and to specifically seek support in keeping the club in existence. In November we’ll meet to determine the clubs immediate future so having a picture of what support exists in the village before then would be helpful.
HOW YOU CAN HELP
PVCC’s biggest problem is very simple – we arrange around six home and six away Sunday fixtures each season, but we don’t have sufficient people who are ready and willing to play either on a regular or occasional basis. That means we have to cancel matches which is bad for the reputation of the club and village. Getting a match on isn’t just about players though, we need to arrange fixtures, collect membership and match fees, purchase kit, organise scorers and umpires, prepare and maintain the cricket pitch, write newspaper match reports… and importantly organise and serve cricket teas, for which Peasemore has become famous. All of this requires people who will offer a some regular help, either on the field or off - that is what we don’t have and that is what we are appealing for.
If you would like to see cricket continue to be played in Peasemore then please consider how you might personally get involved either as a player, a helper, or both and contact one of the PVCC Committee before the end of October.
We hope you agree that village cricket can still be a central part of the Peasemore community and look forward to receiving your support
A nostalgic video compilation featuring some of the finest music, comedy and theatre from Peasemore past combned with a drink and some time to socialise.
A fundraising evening to support the provision of improved children's play facilities at the sports field.