Paul Presents: Hawkridge Gin Distillery with Phil Howarth

Phil Howarth is the Managing Director of Hawkridge Gin Distillery in Compton, making bespoke gin for outlets across West Berkshire. Phil describes the gin making process, the making of bespoke gins and the history behind the names used. Phil has been suppling venues across West Berkshire, such as The Vineyard in Stockcross and Berkshire Brewery …

Paul Presents: Lockdown through the Lens with Michael Larkin

You can Listen to Michael's interview here Michael, from Thatcham,  had just set up a photography business Crow and Sparrow, when the lockdown happened. Michael decided that as well as shaping the future path he wished to take with photography and it would now also be a good time to get involved in the Lockdown …

New Local Outbreak Control Plan (LOCP) from West Berkshire Council

Details of our local outbreak control plan - West Berkshire Council As part of the next stage of the national response to the Covid-19 pandemic, local authorities have to develop Local Outbreak Control Plans (LOCP) to prevent and control local outbreaks of the virus. You can now read the new local plan online. Local Outbreak Control Plan …

James Shipman: The Village Goes Batty

James Shipman - The Village Goes Batty Over the last two weeks I have had the privilege of running two social distance bat walks for a few members of Great Shefford.  One was in beautiful weather and the other was in terrible weather. However both were extremely successful and hopefully after Covid-19 I will be …

Community News

Community News- What's Happening Across West Berkshire Paul Presents: Hawkridge Distillery with Phil Howarth Places Reopening in West Berkshire You can listen to Roger Teal here Congratulations to Local Lambourn Horse Trainer Roger Teal!┬áLocal Horse Trainer Roger Teal from Lambourn has a winner with Oxted winning the Abenant at Newmarket.Flat and jump racehorse trainer Roger …

Paul Presents: The Batman with James Shipman

James Shipman found a love of animals early in life and has worked in African Safari Parks, before moving to Great Shefford and pursuing his great interest in bats.In this interview he explains the myths about bats and the true facts. With a wide knowledge and understanding of these small creatures he tells us more …