• 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

Coronation Souvenir Medal

Sonning Parish Council are pleased to be involved in the arrangements for the forthcoming Coronation of King Charles III on Saturday 6th May 2023.

The Council are pleased to be able to announce that they will be purchasing a number of personalised medals to give to the children at Sonning Primary School and all other children who live in Sonning up to the age of 12. The medals for the school will be handed over to Phil Sherwood (Headteacher) to give out. Souvenirs for those children not at Sonning School should be ordered ASAP via the link: Coronation Medal and will be available for collection in the Pearson Hall on Monday 8th May from 11.30am to 2.30pm.

the BIG tidy Up

A message from councillor Christopher John......

Hello All - not long now until the annual Sonning village litter pick, organised by Sonning Parish Council. See poster below.

If, like me, you enjoy Sonning looking lovely and tidy please come and join us (refreshments provided!). Children very welcome when accompanied by an adult. Equipment supplied but please bring your own gloves and if you have them a hi-vis and litter picker (some are available to borrow on the day).

Meet at the Pavilion on King George V field - Saturday 25th March @ 10am

Any questions …. Please contact Tony on the number below. Look forward to meeting some of you there!

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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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