Hamstead Marshall planning applications are dealt with by the Downlands planning
sub-committee. Current and recent applications can be seen here.
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.
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
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.
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.
The mobile library visits Hamstead Marshall on alternate Thursdays at:
Ash Tree Grove
Unfortunately the dates to which these times apply are not easy to find on the
WBC website, so it is best to ring 01635 519827 or email for details.