Thatcham Vision Ballot Box

Photo by Dr Nick Young

Despite the summer showers, Thatcham residents recently took time to make their views count, by posting votes in our Ballot Box. Thank You! This was part of a a series of consultations, to prepare for a major refresh of our Action Plan for the parish. The aim is to identify the issues that matter most to YOU and to enable and encourage projects to be taken forward in the future. We were delighted with the response. A lot of votes were cast and we had some great feedback. Our next step is to identify the 'hot topics' for a major community survey to be carried out in the autumn.

New cycle racks for Thatcham

Following a direct approach from Thatcham Vision, WBC has installed new cycle racks at the town's Frank Hutchings Community Hall. Cycling matters were identified as an important issue in the Vision's Action Plan, and the lack of racks at a well-used venue was something the Vision's Project Manager was keen to put right. The Hall is used by a wide cross-section of the community, from play groups and dance clubs to the Vision Film Club.

Vision Film Club draws the crowds

Thatcham Vision's film club seems to be meeting a need in the community and is certainly drawing the crowds to showings. The town's film club first launched in 2006 and operates Thatcham's very own "virtual cinema" using state-of-the-art equipment to show films on a large screen at the Frank Hutchings Community Hall, Dunstan Park. As the Vision Film Club, it is currently attracting audiences of well over a hundred to its showings.