I retired five years ago having worked most of my life in IT marketing roles. I have lived in Barkham with my husband Martin for the last 22 years having moved here all the way from Arborfield! I am now at a stage in my retirement where I am ready to get involved more in the local community and engage in appropriate voluntary activities to “give something back”. Having enjoyed a number of past BVRA social events and activities the current vacancy for the Membership Secretary piqued my interest and I look forward to contributing in this role and the wider BVRA.
Unfortunately, due to the ongoing pandemic we have had to cancel the skittles evening scheduled for March and also the Easter egg hunt on Easter Sunday (April 4th). However please see the newsletter arriving at the end of the month for alternative Easter activities and competitions.
We hope to be able to resume our social events in the future so please keep checking back here or subscribe to our social newsletter here
Congratulations to Phiala Mehring who is the winner of our Christmas hamper competition.
Mehing is pictured, having just been presented with the hamper by Suzanne Trigg, the BVRA Newsletter Editor.
The correct answer to the question "On what page of the BVRA issue 134, would you find Barkham Blue mentioned" is page 18.
Over 50 entered the competition, thank you for your support.
Barkham Village Residents Association
Tuesday 10thth November 2020
Present: Alison Goudge (AG); Alan Dixon (AD); Gill Powell (GP); Shirley Warner (SW); Stewart Richardson (SR); Dave Clements (DC); Suzanne Trigg (ST); Richard Roberts (RR).
The AGM was not held as a Public Meeting due to the Covid 19 pandemic. Residents were invited through the BVRA Website to submit questions or highlight issues/concerns. None were received. The Committee Meeting did take place and any resident may request copies of the reports submitted by the individual committee members. This summary highlights the key points that were discussed and agreed.
This web site is about Barkham, an attractive semi-rural area on the outskirts of Wokingham in the county of Berkshire, and is the work of the Barkham Village Residents Association (BVRA).
Our aim is to:
- provide news of what is going on in Barkham and the surrounding area
- supplement the information provided by our BVRA newsletters (4 issues each year)
- provide regular reports on Wokingham Borough Council’s development plan
- develop a stronger local community
Please give us your feedback on the website by clicking here to send a message to our webmaster
Ian Overton, the long standing Treasurer of the BVRA, has just “retired” after nearly 20 years in the role. In recognition of his sterling support of the residents’ association, we bought Ian a retirement gift of a terracotta planter (pictured).
Yet another popular quiz night
For pictures of our previous social events please click here or click on the photo to view an enlarged version of the winning team NOT UNINCOMPETENT
The Parish Council have published details of walks in Barkham and the surrounding area on their website. They have also published maps of footpaths as updated by Paul Steel.
Click here to see the details on the Parish Council website.
The Barkham Village Residents Association website was re-launched last year. Since then we have focused on bringing you the latest news about Barkham.