• Welcome from Sonning Parish Council
  • A lovely part of the Thames
  • With magnificent old buildings
  • and green fields
  • home to an historic church
  • a very old watering hole
  • with scenes reminiscent of 3 Men in a Boat
  • and a nature reserve
  • and concern for the environment

Notice of Road Works

UPDATE: 10:14 am. Tue 29th January 2019

Charvill Lane and Pound Lane
Traffic controls in place whilst BT undertake repairs on buried cables, Jan 28th - 30th.

News & Announcements

Wokingham Borough Council Local Plan
A Development Threat To Sonning

The Parish Council are urging residents to read up on the details of the proposed development sites and to respond to the survey. You could possibly even visit one of the events being organised by WBC, to view development proposals, put forward by developers/land owners for the Borough and in particular Sonning. There are five sites in Sonning which could, with planning permission be turned into large housing developments and two identified as traveller sites. Wokingham is required to supply 800 new houses each year, as part of the Government proposals, across the Borough. The Parish Council objected to all the proposals for Sonning in 2016 when they were first consulted and the latest consultation gives residents and others the opportunity to air their views. Residents will have important local information, which could assist WBC in making their final decision, on which proposals to include in the Local Plan.

Do not miss this opportunity to have your say! Respond to the survey and ensure that wbc makes the right decision. It will shape the community in which you have chosen to live.

Click here to read all the information and find out about the local events

Deadline for your response is 22nd February

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The civil parish of Sonning lies within the Borough of Wokingham. Responsibilities are split between the two councils, with the Parish Council looking after local interests. The chairman of the Parish Council is Tony Farnese. Mike Haines is the Borough Councillor for Sonning and Warren, and Theresa May is currently the local Member of Parliament.

Our website is divided into two sections - one with information pertaining to The Council and the other for Sonning Village matters. Under each main heading in the menu you'll find various sub-headings to help you navigate around the site quickly:
About the Council - Aims & Objectives, The Councillors, Policies &Procedures, Reports.
Committees & Working Groups - Agendas and Minutes of Council and Planning Meetings as well as details about the other working groups.
Planning Matters - How the planning guidance functions, Conservation Area Assessment and the Sonning Design Guide.
News - archives of the SPC Newsletter and the front page stories from this website.
Council Amenities - the other projects the Parish Council looks after, from allotments and the playground to the Local Nature Reserve. There is also a Fault Reporting form.
Sonning Village - the history and facilities within the village and the local societies.
Sonning Leisure - information about local sports facilities and other organisations and community groups.
Village Events - details about the annual and bi-annual community occurences such as the Sonning Regatta & Scarecrows and the Sonning Show.

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