Chaddleworth Parish Council have a vacancy for a Councillor caused by the resignation of Mrs G Homersham. 
  • A bye-election to fill the vacancy will be held if within 14 days (not counting a Saturday or Sunday, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, Good Friday or Bank Holiday) from the date below ten electors for the ward/parish give notice in writing claiming such an election to the Returning Officer.
  • The address of the Returning Officer is West Berkshire Council, Council Offices, Market Street, Newbury, Berkshire, RG14 5LD.
  • If no such notice is given the Parish Council will fill the vacancy by co-option.

Notice published:  29 June 2020

Please contact the Clerk if you would like to know more.


A community response to the challenges of the COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak.

Please contact one of the ‘support network contacts’ below, if you are self-isolating and need help with shopping, prescription collections, or even a chat on the telephone.

Nikkie MacNamara: 07533 591 831

Lauren Eeley: 07778 832 422

Rhianna Eeley: 07546 355 212

Becca Tomlin: 07493 049 603

In Chaddleworth a ‘whats app’ group of volunteers has been set up. Each volunteer is assigned an area of the Parish.  ‘Help Cards’ showing contact details is being delivered through every household. Any request for help are then posted on the group so that there’s a constant updated record of who needs assistance and who is helping to provide it. There are  ‘Self-Isolation’ posters also being delivered to each household that can be used in to alert visitors.

If you live in Chaddleworth and would either like to volunteer or if you would like to receive this service and haven’t been contacted, please call any of the following contacts above or the Clerk. 07867 310121 or email

All residents are encouraged to identify potentially vulnerable neighbours.  Groups vulnerable to the Covid-19 virus include the elderly, pregnant women and people with underlying respiratory or neurological medical conditions.  Residents that are willing to join the support network for anyone self-isolating are asked to contact Nikkie MacNamara: 07533 591 831 or contact the clerk on
By willing to help, this can include

  • To coordinate help for a group of residents in your immediate neighbourhood.
  • Provide companionship by way of regular phone check ins, particularly for the older residents that may be forced to isolate for longer periods.
  • Undertake essential shopping or collections such as medical prescriptions for affected residents.

The more volunteers we get signed up, the smaller the individual support groups can be and the easier it will be for each volunteer to proactively keep contact with residents undergoing isolation.

As well as responding to specific requests from residents for help, it would be great if volunteers can also proactively offer assistance when going about their normal daily activities, e.g. ‘I’m going to the shop / post office today, is there anything you need?’.

Please also inform them that the Chaddleworth community is working to develop a trusted local support network and to be wary of unsolicited approaches from other unknown individuals or organisations. 



 This could be used as a communication tool to keep everyone in contact with each other through this difficult time.

Please get in contact if you can spare some time to help our more vulnerable residents!

Your community needs you now more than ever!

Covid-19 Support Group Network “During the current coronavirus pandemic, the parish council and volunteer groups will also use personal data of vulnerable and at risk individuals which has been supplied by them, or by their relatives, to ensure that they are fully supported during the current crisis. The information held will be used for this purpose alone and will be deleted once the pandemic is at an end. Individuals contacting the parish council for assistance through this scheme will be considered to have given consent for their data to be used for this purpose.”


Chaddleworth Hardship Fund

This charity was enacted in 1813 to provide fuel and ‘necessaries’ for the people of Chaddleworth Parish. This charity has now been updated to become the Chaddleworth Hardship Fund.

 The Trustees of this fund (the Parish Council) would like to help the village during this unprecedented pandemic. If you find yourself in financial difficulties for the foreseeable future please apply to the Parish Clerk by email to the Trustees will look at your application (in strictest confidence) and may award you a loan or other financial help.

The Trustees


For the latest news, please see Chaddleworth Newsletters.

The village 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.


We are delighted to announce the defibrillator is now installed in the telephone box opposite the Ibex Inn. We would like to thank the community for the contributions, this coupled with the successful grant from the British Heart Foundation has given our Parish an essential life saving step in the chain of survival. If you come across someone who has had a cardiac arrest, its vital to call 999 and start CPR. They will give you the code to the cabinet where you will find the defibrillator. You shouldn’t be afraid of using a defibrillator as anyone can use them in an emergency by following clear spoken instructions, you don’t need training to use one.

Lets hope we don’t have to use it ,but its a reassurance to know the Parish has one.

Any questions or technical matters concerning the defibrillator, please contact the Parish Clerk.