• 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

News & Announcements

Sonning Village Show

This year's show is on Saturday 10th September. The events will run from 2-5pm at the usual location of Sonning Primary School, Ligugé Way (off Pound Lane). Read more.....

Jubilee Beacon Lights Up The Night

The flames lit up the evening sky and the tired but happy children formed a circle around the beacon, a memorable scene which was a joy to behold. The Parish Council wishes to thank all those who attended and all those who contributed to making the evening such a memorable success.
Read more....

Keep Burglars Out
some advice from
Thames Valley Police

You can take some simple steps to protect your home this Summer:

  • Lock all doors and windows when you are away from home and at night. If you have a UPVC door, remember to lift the handle and lock it with the key.
  • Install a video doorbell, alarm or CCTV system.
  • Keep all valuables and keys, including car keys, out of sight and reach of windows, doors and letterboxes. Double check vehicles are locked and store keyless fobs in a suitable security pouch.
  • Cut back shrubs and hedges to aid visibility.
  • Do not leave your home in darkness if you go out in the evening.
  • Ensure side and rear gates are in good condition and locked to prevent access to the rear of the property. Move bins away from side walls and fences.
  • Ensure sheds and garages are secure and security mark and register tools and other items you have stored there.
  • Keep ladders and gardening tools securely locked away. Do not leave them outside where they could be used to break into your home.
  • Do not advertise you are away from home on social media - wait until you return to upload any holiday snaps. Please ask a trusted friend or neighbour to keep an eye on your home while you are away.

You can find further information and crime prevention advice on the Thames Valley Police website at www.thamesvalley.police.uk. If you have any information relating to burglary or crime in your neighbourhood, please report it online at www.thamesvalley.police.uk or call 101. Alternatively, you can call Crimestoppers anonymously on free phone 0800 555 111.

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Archives of previous front page news can be found on the News Archive page


The civil parish of Sonning lies within the Borough of Wokingham (WBC). Responsibilities are split between the two councils, with the Parish Council looking after local interests. The chairman of the Parish Council is Tony Farnese. Michael Firmager 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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