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Two exciting events are being planned for local residents and volunteers by Thatcham Vision on the 17th and 22nd October.  Look out for us in the Thatcham Festival programme. On the 17th Thatcham Vision will have a stand in the Broadway ready to answer questions, note your suggestions and take photographs; to be beamed straight on to social media. The theme is ‘Thatcham Through the Ages’ and we'll have props for can include in your selfies. Thatcham Vision acts to be a bridge between...

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Thatcham Town Council has now approved and adopted the refreshed Parish Plan put together by Thatcham Vision and over 100 volunteers from the local community.   Thatcham Vision began the process of developing a new Parish Plan for Thatcham in October 2012 with a large community consultation. The aim was to identify the issues that matter most to the local community. The survey was distributed to homes via a wrap around the Advertiser, circulating additional copies to schools, churches,...

Have your say on the new Parish Plan

Following on from the community survey, Vision has now fully investigated the issues identified by you and drawn up an action plan for the next five years. Thatcham Vision’s community survey was carried out to feed resident’s opinions into a major refresh of the Parish Plan for the town. The aim was to identify the issues that matter most to the local community. The next stage was to invite members of the community to take part in a number of focus groups to consider the data and discuss issues...

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Following on from Thatcham Vision’s Community Survey, the group of volunteers responsible for Thatcham’s Parish Plan put together a number of focus groups or“Topic Teams” to further identify the needs of Thatcham. The Childcare and Early Years’ Learning Topic Team recognised a need for low cost events for children during the summer holidays. Thatcham Town Council had previously held “Play Days in the Park” to celebrate the Queen’s Jubilee and the Olympics in 2012 and this had been a tremendous...

Vision Survey Results

What was your opinion? Did you want the green space separating Thatcham from Newbury to be reassigned for housing? Did you say that Thatcham is a safe place to live? Find out how Thatcham answered the big Vision Survey 2013 in our easy to read graphical results. These opinions will be used to influence and guide policy by Thatcham Town Council and West Berkshire District Council.

Picture: Local residents completing Thatcham’s Community Survey by Nick Young

After five years working towards making Thatcham a better place to live, work and be, Thatcham Vision took time to celebrate the successes of the volunteer group during the popular Festival of Arts & Leisure. The Totally Topical event, kicked off by Vision Chair, Stephanie Steevenson told of Vision’s aim to identify the issues that matter most to the local community and to enable and encourage projects to be taken forward in the future. Speakers from a number of community groups followed,...

Thatcham Vision Refresh

In 2007 Thatcham Vision published their first report, a series of topics, projects and recommendations for things that could be improved within the Thatcham area. These include items such as cycle racks, film and youth clubs, sports facilities, and much more. The information is now five years old and a lot has happened, internationally, nationally and locally that may change some of the information placed in the report(s). As such Thatcham Vision is updating the reports based on information...

Totally Topical!

Join Thatcham Vision at the Burdwood Centre, Wheelers Green Way, Thatcham on Sunday 14 October, to find out more about the work of this community group, who understand the issues that matter most to local residents. Discover the latest 'hot topics' and give your views in their Voice Box video booth! Featuring guest speakers from a range of community groups. Part of Thatcham's Festival of Arts and Leisure 2012. Sunday 14 October, 7pm-9pm, Burdwood Centre, Wheelers Green Way, Thatcham Free...