Thames Valley Police survey

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Thames Valley Police in Woodley & Twyford want your help with a survey

The Wokingham North Neighbourhood Policing Team have created surveys to obtain your thoughts and opinions of Neighbourhood Policing in your community and how we can help you.

The answers will be shared among our Neighbourhood Policing teams, so we know what the public would like/need from us. All answers given will remain confidential and no personal information, if supplied, will be shared.

Please scan for the Woodley survey.

Alternatively, you can type the below link into your internet browser to access the survey: Woodley Neighbourhood Survey (

Please scan for the Twyford survey (covering Wargrave, Hurst, Charvil, Cockpole Green, Crazies Hill, Hare Hatch & Aston, Knowl Hill, Remenham, Sonning and Twyford).

Alternatively, you can type the below link into your internet browser to access the survey: Twyford Survey (

Please contact us if you have information relating to crime, suspicious vehicles or activity in your neighbourhood. Call 101 or in an emergency 999 or report online at Thames Valley Police. Alternatively, call Crimestoppers anonymously for free 0800 555 111.

Contact your local neighbourhood policing team via: [email protected] – please note this address cannot be used to report crimes or for any urgent matters. Follow us on social media to find out what your local policing teams are up to – Facebook: TVP Bracknell & Wokingham and Twitter: TVP Wokingham.

Street parties

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Don’t miss out on your chance to party in Reading

If you want to get your friends and neighbours together this summer for a street party you only have a week left to get your application in to Reading Borough Council. 

Communities are being invited to hold a get together without paying the usual road closure fees but must complete and return a form by Monday, 22nd April.

There are three weekends in June and July when residents are being invited to hold street parties for the Big Lunch on the weekend of Saturday 1st/Sunday 2nd June, The Great Get Together on Saturday 22nd/Sunday 23rd June and  Reading Summer Street Party Weekend on Saturday 6th/Sunday 7th July.

The Great Get Together is a chance for communities up and down the country to get together to celebrate kindness, respect and all we have in common, and was inspired by MP Jo Cox who was killed in June 2016.

The  Reading  Summer Street Party Weekend is an extra opportunity for local communities and neighbours to spend some time together.
Councillor Tony Page,  Reading’s lead  councillor for strategic environment, planning and transport, said: “It is important to recognise the many things we all have in common and to come together to celebrate our communities.

“We often only catch a glimpse of our neighbours as we go about our every-day business so this is an opportunity to stop and get to know the people living in our street.

“As in previous years, the  council  is keen to help enable these street parties by waiving the usual road closure fees and I would encourage residents to get their applications in as soon as possible.”

Anyone who wishes to apply to hold a street party on any of the specified weekends should complete the form available at  and send it to: Street Parties, Communications Department,  Reading  Borough  Council, Civic Offices, Bridge Street,  Reading, RG1 2LU.

Permission will normally be given, without the usual road-closure fees, subject to it not affecting a main through-route or public transport route.

The deadline for applications is 22nd April 2019. 

  Helpful tips, advice and support for organising a successful event can be found on the Street Party website  and The Big Lunch website 

Wildlife survey

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People’s Trust for Endangered Species needs your help to record Britain’s ‘big five’

Help wildlife this spring by recording sightings of Britain’s big five and others for the annual Living with Mammals survey. 

Wildlife charity People’s Trust for Endangered Species (PTES) is asking volunteers to record sightings of all mammals they see to help future conservation efforts. 

Last year the top five recorded were: grey squirrels, foxes, mice, hedgehogs and bats. 

Volunteers can take part from 1st April to 30th June, recording mammals they see or signs of them in any local green space – gardens, allotments, parks etc in an urban, suburban or rural location – within 200 metres of a building. 

Surveys officer at PTES, David Wembridge urges people to join in stressing the importance of green spaces and our wildlife. He says: “They provide food, clean air and water, and make us healthier and happier. Counting our wild neighbours, and knowing how their populations are changing, is a health-check on our towns and cities. 

“As our weather warms up, we hope people will get out and see lots of wildlife – and the signs they leave behind, such as footprints or droppings.” 

Volunteers can spend anything from 10 minutes a week at their chosen site to several hours and can do so either individually or as part of a team. 

David adds: “The results allow us to understand how populations of each species are changing – for better or worse. This lets us identify where conservation work is needed most.” 

  For more information on how to spot mammals and to register to take part go to and upload any images you can snap to social media using the hashtag #livingwithmammals