• 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

SPC Accounts for the year ended 31 March 2024

Annual Parish Meeting

Is Tuesday 14th May in Pearson Hall. It follows the Annual Meeting of the SPC which starts at 7pm. Light refreshments will be served.

Sonning Neighbourhood Plan Update

Sonning Residents received a mail drop from the Sonning Neighbourhood Plan steering group in February to explain the background to a “Call for Sites” to landowners inviting them to offer new sites that we could support that would give protection against unwanted developments under the new edition of the NPPF (National Planning Policy Framework).

The steering group was disappointed at the poor response to the invitation. Most of the landowners approached didn’t even respond and the only two submissions that we received weren't suitable as they either didn’t meet the criteria (a site of less than 1 hectare within the built-up area) or were too small to qualify as a new site that WBC would support in the context of the NPPF.

The steering group has therefore decided to abandon this approach and to proceed with finalising the Neighbourhood Plan without allocating a new site. WBC have been very supportive of the draft plan so we feel that it will still help to combat unwanted development proposals, even if it doesn’t gain the protection that we had hoped for.

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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 Trefor Fisher. Sam Akhtar, Katrin Harding and Wayne Smith are the Borough Councillors for Thames Ward, 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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