• 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

Closure of King George V Playground

Unfortunately the children's playground will have to remain closed. The Parish Council has carefully considered the situation and presents its findings here: Closure of King George V Playground

Road Safety Report - June 2020

Councillor Trefor Fisher has published the latest report from the Highways Working Group. It can be read here: Road Safety Report

Covid-19 Community Help

Sonning Covid-19 Community Support Group, originally set up by the Sonning Parish Council, is an informal group of local volunteers who are joining together to provide help and support to those people who need it during these unprecedented times. Volunteers do not expect payment for their time - the beneficiary is only expected to pay the cost of their shopping, prescriptions or other such expenses that they would cover normally.

If you have any concerns or queries please contact Trefor Fisher via email to trefor.fisher@sonning-pc.gov.uk or 07789 880072.

Covid-19 Useful Links

From WBC & the NHS.... Covid-19 - Advice for Residents

from the Government.... Covid-19 - Overall Situation

SPC Clean Up Day and
Citizen Advice Task Force

A Neighbourhood Plan for Sonning

Sonning Parish Council together with the Sonning & Sonning Eye Society would like to thank everyone who came to this important meeting in February. Pearson Hall was packed and we apologise to those of you who had to stand.

Information about the Neighbourhood Development Plan and the presentation that was given is available on Sonning.info. You can sign up to be kept informed about how the Plan is progressing and, hopefully, join the team.

We Want To Keep You Informed

We would like to keep you better informed about what is happening in our parish. We’d like to be able to email you when something important occurs.

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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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