Issue 151    December 1st   to March 1st 2022

Hungerford Town Council (HTC) News


As we are writing this article, we are busy organising all our usual Christmas activities and looking forward to being able to celebrate with everyone in the community this year.  The Switching on the Lights ceremony took place on the 28th November and we hope that by the time this issue of Chain goes out, the beautiful lights will be shining and brightening up the town.  It was great to see so many local organisations and individuals taking part in the ceremony.  We are very lucky to have such talented people in our town and we appreciate Father Christmas taking time out of his busy schedule to put in an appearance. Thank you to everyone who has been involved in making this year’s display as wonderful as ever.

The Mayor’s Carol Service is on Sunday 19th December at 6.00pm in St Lawrence’s Church – everyone is welcome to come along and join us for this joyous community event.

30mph speed limit over Hungerford Common

We are thrilled that WBC has finally agreed to implement the change to the speed limit over the Common from 40 to 30mph.  This has been an ambition of HTC, Town and Manor and our District Councillors for a number of years and thanks to a lot of hard work and effort from all involved, we are pleased we have finally got the outcome the town wanted.  WBC are planning to change the speed limit signs through the Common during week commencing Monday 6th December.

Councillor Surgeries

The first Councillor Surgery was held in October at the Hungerford Food & Craft Market at the Croft Field when I, together with Councillors Daniel Lewis, Derek Alford and District Councillor James Cole, met a number of local residents.  These surgeries will give residents the opportunity to share ideas or raise any concerns and we are hoping they will be a regular occurrence.  Look out for future dates on the HTC website and on social media.

Councillor Vacancies

As councillors, we all work together as volunteers to benefit the whole community of Hungerford. We are currently looking to recruit more councillors – could you be what we are looking for?!  You are very welcome to join us at our monthly full council meetings to see what goes on.  For more information, please contact our Town Clerk, Claire Barnes, at

From everyone at HTC, we would like to send you all best wishes for a very happy and peaceful Christmas and New Year. 

Cllr Helen Simpson

Hungerford Town Mayor