A village of outstanding natural beauty in the heart of West Berkshire


The Parish Council promotes local democracy through representing and upholding the collective views of those who live in our rural parish.

It has three main functions:

  • to improve and sustain local character and quality of life
  • to inform the administrative layers, above parish councils, about what is required by our community
  • to liaise with West Berkshire Council and other agencies in the delivery of services as required by the community.

Members of the Parish Council

Members are elected for a term of four years. Parishioners should feel free to contact Parish Councillors with suggestions or issues, but West Berkshire Council has an excellent on-line service request system at: http://www.westberks.gov.uk/servicerequests/describe_case.aspx

Councillor TelephoneEmail
Mark HawkesworthChairman0118 9745138mark.hawkesworth@gmail.com
Dawn BellinFootpaths0118 9744041 dawnbellin@fsmail.net
Jane Body0118 9744415jewellsbarnartists@yahoo.com
Chris Dent Vice-Chairman 0118 9744291chrisdent@hotmail.co.uk
Harry Fullerton 0118 9744959 h.52fullerton67@btinternet.com
Mrs Helen Pratt Clerkstanforddingleypc@gmail.com

Affiliated Committees

Activities Committee : Hilary Dent (Chair), Charlie Hartley, Marilyn Mansfield, Tania Kane, Maxine Hanrahan, Alex-Best Shaw and Jilly Hawkesworth (Treasurer)

Dredge Gang Committee : Paul Lemm (Chairman)

Pang Valley Flood Forum : Mark Hawkesworth, and Kevin Waldie (Flood Warden)(http://www.floodalleviation.uk/apps/pang.php)


Parish Councils are funded principally by an annual precept. Income and expenditure for the next financial year are calculated in the form of estimates. The net amount (the precept) is added to council tax collected by West Berkshire Council and paid to parishes in two sixmonthly instalments. Parish and town councils can apply for other funding such as grant and funding awards, but they do not receive funds direct from central government, as principal authorities do.