West Berkshire

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West Berkshire District
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status Unitary Authority
region South East England
Ceremony county Berkshire
Administrative headquarters Newbury
surface 704.17 km²
Residents 158,527
was standing June 30, 2018
ISO-3166-2 GB-WBK
ONS code 00MB
GSS code E06000037
Website www.westberks.gov.uk
founding April 1, 1998

West Berkshire is a Unitary Authority in the county of Berkshire . The administrative seat is Newbury ; other important places are Hungerford and Thatcham .


The local authority was founded on April 1, 1974 as District Newbury and was created from the merger of Borough Newbury, the Rural Districts Bradfield, Hungerford and Newbury and part of the Rural District Wantage. When the Berkshire County Council was dissolved on April 1, 1998 , the district was given the status of a Unitary Authority and has since been called West Berkshire.


West Berkshire is divided into 63 parishes ( Parish ):

  • Aldermaston
  • Aldworth
  • Ashampstead
  • Basildon
  • Beech Hill
  • Beedon
  • Beenham
  • Boxford
  • Bradfield
  • Brightwalton
  • Brimpton
  • Bucklebury
  • Burghfield
  • Catmore
  • Chaddleworth
  • Chieveley
  • Cold Ash
  • Combe
  • Compton
  • East Garston
  • East Ilsley
  • Purley on Thames
  • Shaw cum Donnington
  • Spears
  • Stanford Dingley
  • Stratfield Mortimer
  • Streatley
  • Sulham
  • Sulhamstead
  • Thatcham
  • Theale
  • Tidmarsh
  • Tilehurst
  • Ufton Nervet
  • Wasing
  • Welford
  • West Ilsley
  • West Woodhay
  • Winterbourne
  • Wokefield
  • Woolhampton
  • Yattendon

Of these parishes 54 have their own, Tidmarsh and Sulham have a joint parish council (Parish Council) . In seven churches there is no such committee, instead, find citizens' assemblies (Parish Meetings) instead. Hungerford, Newbury and Thatcham are small towns (town) and accordingly have a Town Council .

Web links

Commons : West Berkshire District  - Collection of pictures, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. Mid 2018 Estimates of the population for the UK, England and Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland
  2. Parish / Town Council contact details on the Werst Berkshire Council website, accessed April 7, 2018.

Coordinates: 51 ° 27'57.6 "  N , 1 ° 16'53"  W.