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Welcome to the new Cold Ash Parish Council website. We hope that , through this, you can be in touch not only with the Council but with the many schools, organisations and businesses that make our Parish so vibrant and interesting. Do look at our Community Group links, if you have any comments or useful information, please contact us, we would be happy to hear from you.


Cold Ash parish is made up of Cold Ash village, Ashmore Green and parts of Manor Park and Manor fields, it lies some four miles north east of Newbury and about three miles from the M4 interchange at Chieveley (Junction 13). It enjoys excellent communications with Newbury, Reading, London, Oxford and Southampton via the A4, A34, and M4 and by rail from Thatcham Station 2 miles away. Cold Ash was originally part of Thatcham Parish but in 1894 it broke away to form its own civil parish, a move that was vigorously opposed at the time by Thatcham.


From almost everywhere in the village there are fine views across open countryside. There are large areas of woodland which although mainly in private ownership, are available for the public to enjoy.


The Church of England Parish Church of St Mark was designed by the architect C.N.Beasley and built in 1864-65. At 500 feet above sea level it is the highest in Berkshire.


There are two primary schools in the village, St Mark’s C of E and St Finian’s RC


The parish also has 4 Public houses (see Parish Directory)


Land held in trust by Cold Ash Parish Council, donated by the vicar and Church wardens of Thatcham, has enabled us to provide a well used recreation ground, allotments, grazing land, a wildlife garden and community orchard.

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