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Newbury District Field Club

Newbury District Field Club is (in spite of the unusual name) the local history society for Newbury and the surrounding area, founded in 1870. Its Transactions include much historical information about the town, in many volumes, and can be found in the reference section of Newbury Library.

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Newbury Town Council

Although Newbury has had a Borough Council since 1596, a council which was reformed in the 1830s, it was abolished in the 1970s. The present Newbury Town Council dates from 1997, and has far fewer responsibilities than West Berkshire Council. Its role in planning is an advisory role, similar to that of a parish council.

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Historic Blue Plaques

Several Blue Plaques to commemorate historic people and events in Newbury have been set up since 2015, with the Newbury Society contributing to the cost. They include plaques to the first official UK mobile phone call, in January 1985, and to Francis Baily, astronomer, born in Northbrook Street.

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West Berkshire Council

The unitary authority for the Newbury area, with responsibilities comparable to the county council in many other counties. It decides on individual planning applications, and on planning strategy.

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Friends of Newtown Road Cemetery

Established in the 19th century, this cemetery houses the remains of many prominent Newbury people. The Friends are researching the biographies of many of the people commemorated here.

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Greenham Trust

Greenham Trust works in close partnership with the local community to provide benefits for local people in Hampshire and Berkshire by providing financial support for charities and social projects

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Greenham Parish Council

The parish of Greenham is situated to the south east of the town boundary. The Newbury Retail Park and Greenham Common are within this parish.

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Shaw-cum-Donnington Parish Council

Shaw-cum-Donnington lies to the north of Newbury. The parish includes Trinity School, Shaw House, Vodafone and Donnington Castle.

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Speen Parish Council

Speen lies to the northwest of Newbury. The modern parish includes Bagnor, Marsh Benham, Speen, Stockcross and Woodspeen. Bagnor is the home of the Watermill Theatre.

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Kennet and Avon Canal Trust

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West Berkshire Museum

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Richard Benyon MP

First elected in May 2005, Richard Benyon is the Conservative MP for the Newbury Constituency. He successfully defended the seat in May 2010 and 2015.