The parish of Chaddleworth lies below the southern slopes of the Berkshire Downs, just east of the A338 road, which runs between Hungerford and Wantage to form the western parish boundary. The south-east corner of the village is called Nodmore and the hamlet of Southend sits only a mile to the north-east. In the north of the parish is Woolley and in the south is Poughley, both barely hamlets now. Woolley Down rises above the former. The parish mostly consists of farmland, with some scattered woodland such as Nine Acre Wood, Spray Wood, Down Copse, Rooksnest Copse and Bassdown Copse. The West Berkshire Golf Course, on Buckham Hill, and the northern edge of RAF Welford are in Poughley.
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The Downland Volunteer Group runs a 12-seater mini-bus service supporting the Downland villages. It offers a door to door service for shopping trips and other club events with regular trips each week that are delivered by popular demand. If you know of anyone who may benefit from using the service then please pass on the details and we will be glad to try and accommodate them.
If passengers require help with shopping on and off of the bus the driver will be happy to oblige.
The details are as follows:
|Route: Leckhampstead to Chaddleworth to Wantage return|
|When: every 2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month (starting 14th March 2023)|
|Where: pick up from your house|
|Time: First pick up in Leckhampstead at 10:00am, then Chaddleworth at 10:20(ish), returning 2:00pm|
|Destination: Sainsburys in Wantage (1 hour approx. to shop)|
|Cost: The Round trip fare is £4 (but it is free in March 2023)|
|Booking: Call Rollo on 07785 221040 or email firstname.lastname@example.org|
The volunteer group is always looking for new volunteer drivers for the Handy Bus as well. If you or somebody you know could spare a few hours occasionally to drive one of the regular routes then please contact Rollo Duckworth whose details are listed above.
The three named benefactors set up the Trust to offer financial help to further the educational needs of the children and students (up to the age of 25) of the Parish of Chaddleworth. The Trustees meet four times a year to consider applications including any relating to the additional cost of home-schooling and remote study for students. Previous contributions have been made towards the cost of school uniforms, books for university courses, specific equipment and kit for courses, and residential courses. If you wish to apply for funds please contact the Foundation’s Clerk, Heather Murphy, Tower Hill Cottage, Botmoor Way, Chaddleworth RG20 7EU or email email@example.com for an application form. All applications are treated in the strictest confidence. Any applications received after scheduled meetings will still be considered for awards by the Trustees but there may be a delay before awards are made.
Clerk, Saunders Wynn and Coventry Educational Foundation