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Disruption to Rail Services on 14 &15 Oct.

Short notice, with apologies from GWR, of electrical infrastructure works causing disruptions to mainline services into Paddington on 14th & 15th October. Click here for more details.

A reminder also of the monitoring by NR & GWR of the use Shiplake Level Crossing by pedestrians and vehicles. This is in connection with our request for termination of the unnecessary use of the train horn. Please do not go round or under the barriers when they ARE IN OPERATION AND THE RED LIGHTS ARE FLASHING.

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Shiplake Parish Council

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Welcome to our Nursery!

Shiplake Village Nursery welcomes you to a safe, happy and stimulating pre-school environment, in which children can learn through play and positively develop their social, emotional, physical and intellectual capabilities.  Each child is valued and respected as an individual and we believe every child must have the opportunity to reach their full potential.


The nursery was established in 1966 and has occupied its current premises since 1990. Conveniently situated next to Shiplake Memorial Hall, it is surrounded by beautiful open countryside. There is ample parking making it easy for drop off and collection.

We have use of a well maintained garden, which has willow structures and raised beds for planting and playing in. The Nursery room provides a light, spacious and attractive environment for the children inside, and it is planned to maximise the children’s learning experiences. We have a maximum of twenty children in any session.


Additional activities include Drama, Cookery and our very own ‘Little Squirrels’ nature club.  We also take our rising 4’s on weekly visits to Shiplake CofE School and work alongside the Reception teacher to help the children have a smooth transition to ‘big school’.


“I would wholeheartedly recommend Shiplake Village Nursery having had two children attend over a period of 6 years.  The rural setting and small friendly, caring ethos of the Nursery has meant both children have thrived and been more than ready to take their next steps into Primary School.” Parent





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Raising money for Shiplake Primary this Sunday

Please Support Team Shiplake! 

THIS SUNDAY a huge Shiplake Primary School team of nearly 70 runners - children, parents, teachers and governors - will be racing in the Go Kids One Mile Challenge, Henley 10K or Henley Half Marathon and raising money for Shiplake Primary School PTFA via sponsorship.

Money raised by the PTFA goes directly to the school for much appreciated educational equipment that benefits children across all year groups. And this year, the PTFA are contributing funds to help finance a project to install an artificial grass surface in the Key Stage 2 playground.  This will mean the children can play on a softer area during break and lunchtimes, as well as using it for PE lessons -  something much requested by the children themselves.

If you would like to support us and help raise funds for the local school you can donate safely online via the link below or donate to our fundraising buckets in the Baskerville and Plowden Arms. 



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What's on
17/10/2017Bell Ringing Practice More...
18/10/2017WI Meeting More...
18/10/2017Shiplake Baby and Toddler Group More...
19/10/2017Tai Chi with Debbie Page More...
23/10/2017Walking Football for the over 50s More...
24/10/2017Bell Ringing Practice More...
25/10/2017Shiplake Baby and Toddler Group More...
27/10/2017Amber & the Professors' Vintage Ball EP Launch Party More...
30/10/2017Walking Football for the over 50s More...
31/10/2017Bell Ringing Practice More...
1/11/2017Test event More...
1/11/2017Orienteering event More...
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New Thread: Neighbourhood Plan and Volunteers
Date: 10/10/2017

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Date: 10/10/2017 Max There would be undoubted benefits of being able to cross the bridge

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Date: 10/10/2017 Ian Oxfordshire is being 'consulted', but the initiative comes from

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Date: 09/10/2017 It seems strange that Berkshire can plan for this without apparently involving

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Date: 09/10/2017 I fully agree with Cllr Bartholomew's concerns. "How people's behaviour will

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Date: 09/10/2017 Edward At present, the bridge is a stand-alone proposal. There are no