Berkeley Homes have submitted plans for circa 375 homes off Blagrove Lane . Whilst not in Barkham Parish this development, if approved, will significantly impact Barkham residents.
We have published a number of development watch alerts regarding this development. These can be viewed using the links from the home page of this website.
Comments must be submitted by August 25th to Wokingham BC
Details on how to do this, and possible grounds for objection can be found at https://evendons-area.org.uk/SaveBlagrove/. Please support our colleagues in Evendons in helping to stop this unwanted development.
The BVRA is very sad to announce the recent sudden death of Stewart Richardson, of one of its longest serving committee members and most recently the force behind the Dev Watch role. He died at home following a heart attack.
His funeral will take place at 3.00pm on Monday 8th August in the Wellington Chapel at the Easthampstead Park Crematorium, South Road, Nine Mile Ride, Wokingham, RG40 3DW. If you would like to leave a tribute or message for the family please visit this link https://stewartrichardson.muchloved.com
Stewart gave much to the Barkham community over many years and held many committee roles in his time! Our thoughts and sympathies are with his family. A full tribute to Stewart will be published in the Autumn BVRA newsletter
Dates for your diary
September 24th - Skittles Evening in the Village Hall
November 19th - Quiz Night in the Village Hall
December 16th - Carols In The Park at The Junipers
And try our latest quiz "The Platinum Jubilee" here
Our 2022 Barn Dance - Another popular BVRA social event enjoyed by Barkham residents.
After a two year absence due to the pandemic the annual BVRA event returned to Elizabeth Park. The event, held in beautiful weather was enjoyed by a large number of children and their parents.
After missing out last year, a large number of Barkham residents enjoyed another very popular carols concert. Our thanks go to Breakaway Brass for the excellent music.
The competition has now closed, the answer to the question being page. 15.
The wiinner, Ben Walden is show receiving his prize..
Thursday 11thth November 2021
Committee Attendees: Alan Dixon, Suzanne Trigg , Alison Goudge, Bev Dipper, Richard Roberts, Gill Powell, Dave Clements
Apologies received: Stewart Richardson, Shirley Warner
The meeting reported that we now have a full team of committee members following the arrival of Bev Dipper as Membership Secretary. We have continued to produce and distribute 4 editions of the Newsletter despite the Covid challenges. Membership payments have recovered to 2019 levels. More people are paying by Direct Debit and we have maintained the £2 subscription charge. Social activities have started again and we are hopeful that we can maintain this in the next 12 months. We have improved our in house website with additional data capture and reporting functions. Development Watch continues to highlight local issues. It is well used and appreciated by the community. Finally our accounts have been audited and signed off and we continue to have a healthy financial position.
On a cold wintry evening 66 Barkham residents turned out in force to fire up their grey matter and test their knowledge by participating in the Quiz night.
After an exciting couple of hours hard quizzing with the leader board seeing some fluidity in the team rankings the winning team was announced. The coveted winner’s shield went to Short Planks pictured below: -
The Winning team (from left to right)
Alan Daliday, Sarah Smith, Rhian Walker, Sian Biggar, Glynis Jodrell, John Jodrell,