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Encyclopedia > West Berkshire
West Berkshire District
West Berkshire
Geography
Status: Unitary, Non-metropolitan district
Region: South East England
Ceremonial County: Berkshire
Area:
- Total
Ranked 55th
704.17 km²
Admin. HQ: Newbury
ONS code: 00MB
Demographics
Population:
- Total (2004 est.)
- Density
Ranked 114th
144,900
206 / km²
Ethnicity: 97.4% White
Politics
Arms of West Berkshire
West Berkshire Council
http://www.westberks.gov.uk/
Leadership: Leader & Cabinet
Executive: Conservative
MPs: Richard Benyon, John Redwood, Martin Salter

West Berkshire is a local government district in Berkshire, South East England, governed by a unitary authority (West Berkshire Council). Its administrative capital is Newbury, located almost equidistantly between Bristol and London. Image File history File links EnglandWestBerkshire. ... A unitary authority is a type of local authority, which has a single tier and is responsible for all local government functions within its area. ... Non-metropolitan districts (usually just called Districts) are local government sub-divisions of English Counties. ... The region, also known as Government Office Region, is currently the highest tier of local government subnational entity in England. ... South East England is one of the official regions of England. ... Berkshire (IPA: or  ; sometimes abbreviated to Berks) is a county in England and forms part of the South East England region. ... This article explains the meaning of area as a Physical quantity. ... This is a list of districts of England ordered by area. ... To help compare different orders of magnitude and geographical regions, we list here areas between 100 km² and 1000 km². See also areas of other orders of magnitude. ... Square kilometre (US spelling: Square kilometer), symbol km², is an SI unit of surface area. ... Newbury is the principal town in the west of the county of Berkshire in the United Kingdom. ... The Office for National Statistics coding system is a hierarchical code used in the United Kingdom for tabulating census and other statistical data. ... Density (symbol: ρ - Greek: rho) is a measure of mass per unit of volume. ... This is a list of districts of England ordered by population. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (506x757, 168 KB)West Berkshire coat of arms. ... The United Kingdom is divided into four parts, England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. ... The Conservative Party is one of the two largest political parties in the United Kingdom and the most successful party in political history based on election victories. ... This is a list of MPs elected in the UK general election, 2005 to the House of Commons for the Fifty-Fourth Parliament of the United Kingdom at the United Kingdom general election, 2005, arranged by constituency. ... Richard Benyon making his victory speech at Newbury racecourse. ... John Redwood The Right Honourable Dr. John Alan Redwood (born June 15, 1951 in Dover, Kent) is a British Conservative Party politician, Member of Parliament for Wokingham and formerly Shadow Secretary of State for Deregulation in the Shadow Cabinet. ... Martin John Salter is a United Kingdom politician and fisherman. ... The districts of England are a level of subnational division of England used for the purposes of local government. ... Berkshire (IPA: or  ; sometimes abbreviated to Berks) is a county in England and forms part of the South East England region. ... South East England is one of the official regions of England. ... A unitary authority is a type of local authority, which has a single tier and is responsible for all local government functions within its area. ... Newbury is the principal town in the west of the county of Berkshire in the United Kingdom. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with Greater Bristol. ... London is the capital city of England and of the United Kingdom, and is the most populous city in the European Union. ...


Apart from Newbury, the other main centres in the district include Thatcham, Hungerford, Pangbourne and Lambourn. Larger villages include Ramsbury, Theale, Burghfield, Mortimer and Hermitage. The West Berkshire district borders Hampshire to the south, Wiltshire to the west, Oxfordshire to the north and both the Reading and Wokingham unitary districts to the east. Thatcham is a town in Berkshire, England located 3 miles (5km) east of Newbury and 15 miles (24km) west of Reading. ... Hungerford is a market town by the River Kennet in the English county of Berkshire. ... Pangbourne village centre The River Pang in the village The River Thames in the village Pangbourne is a large village on the River Thames in the English county of Berkshire. ... Lambourn is a village in the English county of Berkshire. ... Ramsbury is a village and civil parish in the English county of Wiltshire. ... Theale may refer to several places in England: Theale, Berkshire. ... Burghfield is a village and civil parish in Berkshire, England. ... Mortimer is a popular British name, used both as a surname and a given name. ... A hermitage is the retreat of a hermit. ... Hampshire (abbr. ... Wiltshire (abbreviated Wilts) is a large southern English county. ... Oxfordshire (abbreviated Oxon, from the Latinised form Oxonia) is a county in south-east England, bordering on Northamptonshire, Buckinghamshire, Berkshire, Wiltshire, Gloucestershire, and Warwickshire. ... Reading as an activity: Reading is an activity performed by a human. ... Location within the British Isles Wokingham is a small town in Berkshire (population 30,403 according to the 2001 census) in the south east of England, close to Reading. ...


The highest point in southeast/south-central England is located in West Berkshire at Walbury Hill with a summit height of 297m (974 ft) 2 km to the south of the village of [[Inkpen]. West Berkshire is also home to the UK Atomic Weapons Establishment, based near Aldermaston to the east of the district and the worldwide headquarters of Vodafone on the outskirts of Newbury. The area around Lambourn in the far west of the district is noted for its numerous horse racing stables and training grounds. Walbury Hill is the highest point in Berkshire at 297 m (974 ft) above sea level. ... AWE plc logo The Atomic Weapons Establishment, Aldermaston (formerly the Atomic Weapons Research Establishment, Aldermaston) is situated in the UK, just 7 miles north of Basingstoke and approximately 14 miles south-west of Reading, Berkshire, near a village called Aldermaston, bordering with Tadley. ... View of Aldermaston village circa 1959 Aldermaston is a village in the English county of Berkshire, two miles north of Tadley. ... Vodafone Group plc is a British mobile phone operator headquartered in Newbury, Berkshire, England, is the largest mobile telecommunications network company in the world by turnover and has a market value of about $134 billion (June 2006). ...

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History

The district of Newbury was formed on April 1, 1974, as a merger of the borough of Newbury, Bradfield Rural District, Hungerford Rural District and Newbury Rural District, along with part of Wantage Rural District. April 1 is the 91st day of the year (92nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar, with 274 days remaining. ... 1974 (MCMLXXIV) was a common year starting on Tuesday (the link is to a full 1974 calendar). ... Bradfield was a rural district in Berkshire, England from 1894 to 1974. ... Wantage was a rural district of Berkshire, England from 1894 to 1974. ...


Until April 1, 1998, Newbury District Council and Berkshire County council were responsible for the region at local government level. On 1 April 1998, Berkshire County Council was abolished and Newbury District Council changed its name to West Berkshire Council and took on the former County Council's responsibilities within its area. April 1 is the 91st day of the year (92nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar, with 274 days remaining. ... 1998 (MCMXCVIII) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year of the Ocean. ... In the British Isles, a county council is a council that governs a county. ...


Coat of Arms

The coat of arms for West Berkshire were established in 1974 for Newbury District Council. Upon the creation of the unitary authority they were inherited by West Berkshire Council. A modern coat of arms is derived from the medi val practice of painting designs onto the shield and outer clothing of knights to enable them to be identified in battle, and later in tournaments. ...


The colours of red and gold in the arms represent industry and the richness of the area, whilst the interwoven cross represents the weaving industry which was important to Newbury in past centuries. The corn on the shield represents the agriculture industry which is important to the area, whilst the cogwheels represent manufacturing and manufacturing achievement. The mural crown represents local government and the grassy mount symbolises the downs of the surrounding area. Finally, the horseman represents the two battles of Newbury in the English civil war. Tweed loom, Harris, 2004 Weaving is an ancient textile art and craft that involves placing two sets of threads or yarn made of fiber called the warp and weft of the loom and turning them into cloth. ... Local governments are administrative offices of an area smaller than a state. ... The North Wessex Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) is located in the English counties of Berkshire, Hampshire, Oxfordshire and Wiltshire. ... The two Battles of Newbury took place near Newbury, Berkshire during the English Civil War in 1643 and 1644. ... The term English Civil War (or Wars) refers to the series of armed conflicts and political machinations which took place between Parliamentarians and Royalists from 1642 until 1651. ...


Politics

Since May 5, 2005 the council is Conservative-controlled because of a by-election in Thatcham North. Before that, the Liberal Democrats and Conservative Party had an equal amount of seats but the Liberal Democrats had control due to the casting vote of the council chairman. The Liberal Democrats had first taken power in 1991. May 5 is the 125th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (126th in leap years). ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Conservative Party is one of the two largest political parties in the United Kingdom and the most successful party in political history based on election victories. ... Thatcham is a town in Berkshire, England located 3 miles (5km) east of Newbury and 15 miles (24km) west of Reading. ... The Liberal Democrats, often shortened to Lib Dems, are a liberal political party based in the United Kingdom. ... The Conservative Party is one of the two largest political parties in the United Kingdom and the most successful party in political history based on election victories. ... 1991 (MCMXCI) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


The district is approximately coterminous with the parliamentary constituency of Newbury, except for areas to the east where parts of West Berkshire are incorporated into the constituencies of Wokingham and Reading West. Newbury is a UK parliamentary constituency consisting of Newbury, Thatcham, Hungerford and a large part of the surrounding area of West Berkshire. ... Creation 1885, 1950 MP John Redwood Party Conservative Type House of Commons County Berkshire EP constituency South East England Wokingham is a constituency represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. ... Reading West is a parliamentary constituency in the English county of Berkshire. ...


Education

State schools in West Berkshire are ran by the West Berkshire Local Education Authority. There are ten comprehensive schools within the area: State school is an expression used in the United Kingdom and other countries apart from the United States to distinguish schools provided by the government from public schools which are in fact private institutions. ... A Local Education Authority (LEA) is the part of a council in England or Wales that is responsible for education within that councils jurisdiction. ...

There is also further and higher education provided in the area, represented by Newbury College, however there are no universities. independent schools in the district include Downe House, Bradfield College and Cheam School. Burghfield is a village and civil parish in Berkshire, England. ... The Downs is a comprehensive secondary school in rural Compton, Berkshire, United Kingdom. ... Compton is a village and civil parish in the English county of Berkshire, located high on the Berkshire Downs. ... Hungerford is a market town by the River Kennet in the English county of Berkshire. ... St. ... Newbury is the principal town in the west of the county of Berkshire in the United Kingdom. ... Kennet is a comprehensive secondary school located in Thatcham, Berkshire, UK. It is a state school run by the West Berkshire Education Authority. ... Thatcham is a town in Berkshire, England located 3 miles (5km) east of Newbury and 15 miles (24km) west of Reading. ... Denefield School is a secondary school located in Reading, UK. The headmaster is Mr Eric Joint. ... Tilehurst was originally a village, but is now a large suburb some three miles to the west of Reading in the English county of Berkshire. ... Little Heath School is a voluntary aided comprehensive secondary school in Tilehurst, Berkshire, United Kingdom, within West Berkshire LEA. It is a specialist school in Science and Mathematics. ... Theale High Street The Old Brewery in Theale The Falcon pub in Theale Theale is a large village and civil parish in the English county of Berkshire. ... Further education is education in addition to that received at secondary school. ... The University of Cambridge is an institute of higher learning. ... Newbury College Newbury College moved to its current home on Monks Lane, Newbury, in 2002. ... Representation of a university class, 1350s. ... An independent school in the United Kingdom is a school that relies for all or most of its funding on non-governmental sources. ... Downe House is an independent girls boarding school in the English county of Berkshire. ... Bradfield College is a public school located in the small village of Bradfield in the English county of Berkshire. ... Cheam School is a Preparatory school in Headley, Berkshire, England. ...


External links

  • West Berkshire Government
  • West Berkshire Children & Young People



Settlements in West Berkshire
Towns: Hungerford | Newbury | Thatcham
Civil parishes: Aldermaston | Aldworth | Ashampstead | Basildon | Beech Hill | Beedon | Beenham | Boxford | Bradfield | Brightwalton | Brimpton | Bucklebury | Burghfield | Catmore | Chaddleworth | Chieveley | Cold Ash | Combe | Compton | East Garston | East Ilsley | Enborne | Englefield | Farnborough | Fawley | Frilsham | Great Shefford | Greenham | Hampstead Norreys | Hamstead Marshall | Hermitage | Inkpen | Kintbury | Lambourn | Leckhampstead | Midgham | Padworth | Pangbourne | Peasemore | Purley-On-Thames | Speen | Stanford Dingley | Stratfield Mortimer | Streatley | Sulhamstead | Theale | Tidmarsh | Tilehurst | Ufton Nervet | Wasing | Welford | West Woodhay | West Ilsley | Winterbourne | Woolhampton | Yattendon
Other villages: | Aldermaston Wharf | Ashmore Green | Bagnor | Burnt Hill | Calcot | Donnington | Halfway | Hell Corner | Marsh Benham | Shaw | South Fawley | Stockcross | Upper Basildon | Upper Lambourn | Wash Common | Weston | World's End


Hungerford is a market town by the River Kennet in the English county of Berkshire. ... Newbury is the principal town in the west of the county of Berkshire in the United Kingdom. ... Thatcham is a town in Berkshire, England located 3 miles (5km) east of Newbury and 15 miles (24km) west of Reading. ... View of Aldermaston village circa 1959 Aldermaston is a village in the English county of Berkshire, two miles north of Tadley. ... Aldworth is a small village and civil parish, close to the northern edge of the English county of Berkshire, in the rural area between Reading, Newbury and Streatley. ... Ashampstead is a small village in the rural area of the English county of Berkshire that lies between Reading, Newbury and Streatley. ... Basildon is a village and civil parish in Berkshire between Pangbourne and Streatley. ... Beech Hill is a village in Berkshire, England. ... Beedon is a village in Berkshire, England. ... Beenham is a village and civil parish in Berkshire, England. ... Boxford is a village and civil parish in Berkshire, England. ... Bradfield is a small village and civil parish in the English county of Berkshire. ... Brightwalton is a village and civil parish in Berkshire, England. ... Brimpton is a village and civil parish in Berkshire, England. ... This article refers to the real-life village; for J. R. R. Tolkiens fictional village see Buckland (Middle-earth) Bucklebury is a village in Berkshire, England. ... Burghfield is a village and civil parish in Berkshire, England. ... Wikipedia does not yet have an article with this exact name. ... Chaddleworth is a village and civil parish in Berkshire, England. ... {{I // Headline text ANUS ANUS ANUS ANUS ANUS MY ANUS IS BLEEDINGGG! Headline text Headline text LIKE A BLEEDING ANUS!! ... Cold Ash is a town in Berkshire near to Thatcham. ... Combe is a village in the English county of Berkshire. ... Compton is a village and civil parish in the English county of Berkshire, located high on the Berkshire Downs. ... East Garston is a village and civil parish in Berkshire, England. ... East Ilsley is a village and civil parish in Berkshire, England. ... Enborne is a village and civil parish in Berkshire, England. ... Englefield is a village and civil parish in Berkshire, England. ... Farnborough is a small village and civil parish in Berkshire, England. ... Fawley is a village and civil parish in Berkshire, England. ... Frilsham is a village and civil parish in Berkshire, England. ... Great Shefford is a village and civil parish in Berkshire, England. ... Greenham is a village and civil parish in Berkshire, England. ... Hampstead Norreys (alternatively spelt Hampstead Norris) is a village in Berkshire, England, situated north of Newbury on the River Pang. ... Hamstead Marshall is a village and civil parish in Berkshire, England. ... Hermitage is a village in Berkshire near to Newbury. ... Inkpen is a village and civil parish in Berkshire, England. ... Kintbury is a small village in southern England, located near the western end of the Royal County of Berkshire. ... Lambourn is a village in the English county of Berkshire. ... Leckhampstead is a village in Berkshire, England. ... Midgham is a village in Berkshire. ... Padworth is a village and civil parish in Berkshire, England. ... Pangbourne village centre The River Pang in the village The River Thames in the village Pangbourne is a large village on the River Thames in the English county of Berkshire. ... Peasemore is a village and civil parish in Berkshire, England. ... Purley-on-Thames is a village and civil parish in Berkshire, England. ... Speen (Roman Spinae) is a village on the main Cirencester to Silchester Roman road. ... Stanford Dingley is a village and civil parish in Berkshire, England. ... Stratfield Mortimer is a village and civil parish in Berkshire, England. ... Streatley is a village on the River Thames in the English county of Berkshire. ... Sulhamstead is a village and civil parish in Berkshire, England. ... Theale High Street The Old Brewery in Theale The Falcon pub in Theale Theale is a large village and civil parish in the English county of Berkshire. ... Tidmarsh is a village in Berkshire, near to Pangbourne, Theale and Tilehurst. ... Tilehurst was originally a village, but is now a large suburb some three miles to the west of Reading in the English county of Berkshire. ... Ufton Nervet is a small village and civil parish in the English county of Berkshire. ... Wasing is a small village and civil parish in Berkshire, England. ... Welford is a village and civil parish in Berkshire, England. ... West Woodhay is a village and civil parish in Berkshire, England. ... The road into West Ilsley West Ilsley is a village and civil parish in Berkshire, England. ... Winterbourne is a small village and civil parish in the English county of Berkshire. ... Woolhampton is a village and civil parish in Berkshire, England It is situated between Reading and Newbury in the West Berkshire district and the Newbury parliamentary constituency. ... Yattendon is a village and civil parish in Berkshire, England. ... Aldermaston Wharf is a small village in Berkshire, England It is situated approximately a mile north of of Aldermaston in the West Berkshire district. ... Ashmore Green is a small village in Berkshire, England. ... Bagnor is a hamlet close to the town of Newbury in the English county of Berkshire and on the banks of the River Lambourn. ... Burnt Hill is a small village in Berkshire, England. ... Calcot is a suburb of Reading, near to Junction 12 of the M4 motorway, in the English county of Berkshire. ... Donnington is a village close to Newbury in the English county of Berkshire. ... Halfway is a village in Berkshire, England. ... Hell Corner is a small village in Berkshire, England. ... Marsh Benham is a village in civil parish of Speen in Berkshire, England. ... Shaw is a village in Berkshire, near to Newbury. ... South Fawley is a small village in Berkshire, England. ... Stockcross is a village in Berkshire, England. ... For the town in Essex, see Basildon Upper Basildon is a village in Berkshire near to Pangbourne. ... Upper Lambourn is a small village in Berkshire, England. ... Wash Common is a small suburb to the south of Newbury, Berkshire. ... Weston is a village in Berkshire, England. ... Worlds End is a village in Berkshire, England. ...

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South East England is one of the official regions of England. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_England. ... Adur is a local government district of West Sussex in England. ... Arun is a local government district in West Sussex, England. ... Ashford Borough Councils Coat of Arms Ashford is a local government district and borough in Kent, England. ... The Aylesbury Vale (or Vale of Aylesbury) is a large area of flat land largely to be found in Buckinghamshire, England. ... Basingstoke and Deane is a local government district and borough in Hampshire, England. ... Bracknell Forest is a Unitary authority and borough in Berkshire in southern England. ... Brighton & Hove is a unitary authority and city in East Sussex on the south coast of England. ... The City of Canterbury is a local government district with city status in Kent, England. ... Cherwell is a local government district in northern Oxfordshire, England. ... Chichester is a local government district in West Sussex, England. ... The Chiltern District is one of four local government district of Buckinghamshire in south central England. ... Map sources for Crawley at grid reference TQ2736 Crawley is a town and local government district in West Sussex, England. ... Dartford is a local government district and borough in Kent, England. ... Dover is a local government district in Kent, England. ... // Eastbourne is a medium-sized town in East Sussex, on the south coast of England, with a population, according to the 2001 Census, of around 90,000. ... East Hampshire is a local government district in Hampshire, England. ... Eastleigh is a local government district and borough in Hampshire, England, bordering Southampton. ... Elmbridge is a borough in Surrey, England. ... Epsom and Ewell is a local government district with borough status in Surrey, England, covering Epsom and Ewell. ... Fareham is a local government district and borough in Hampshire, England. ... It has been suggested that Geography of Gosport be merged into this article or section. ... Gravesham is a local government district and borough in Kent, England. ... Guildford is a local government district with borough status in Surrey, England. ... Hart is a local government district in Hampshire, England, named after the River Hart. ... For other uses, see Hastings (disambiguation). ... Havant is a town and district in Hampshire on the South coast of England, between Portsmouth and Chichester. ... Horsham is a local government district in West Sussex, England. ... The Isle of Wight is an English island and county, off the southern English coast, to the south of the county of Hampshire. ... Lewes is a local government district in East Sussex in southern England. ... Maidstone is a local government district and borough in Kent, England. ... The Medway Towns is the name given to a conurbation located to the north of Kent in England: until 1998 it was part of that county (see below). ... Mid Sussex is a local government district in South East England - part of the county of West Sussex. ... The Borough of Milton Keynes is a borough in England. ... Mole Valley is a local government district in Surrey, England. ... New Forest is a local government district in Hampshire, England. ... Oxford is a city and local government district in Oxfordshire, England, with a population of 134,248 (2001 census). ... Portsmouth is a city of about 189,000 people located in the county of Hampshire on the southern coast of Great Britain. ... Reading is a town and unitary authority (the Borough of Reading) in the English county of Berkshire. ... Reigate and Banstead is a local government district with borough status in east Surrey. ... Rother is a local government district in East Sussex, England. ... Runnymede is a local government district with borough status in the English county of Surrey. ... Rushmoor is a local government district and borough in Hampshire, England. ... Sevenoaks is a local government district in Kent, England. ... Shepway is a local government district in Kent, England. ... Slough (pronounced ) is a town and unitary authority (Borough of Slough) in the county of Berkshire in the south of England. ... Southampton is a city and major port situated on the south coast of England. ... South Bucks is one of four local government districts in Buckinghamshire, in south central England. ... South Oxfordshire is a local government district in Oxfordshire, England. ... Spelthorne is a local government district and borough in Surrey, England. ... Surrey Heath is a local government district with borough status in Surrey, England. ... For other meanings of swale see Swale (disambiguation). ... Tandridge is a local government district in Surrey, England. ... Test Valley is a local government district and borough in Hampshire, England. ... Thanet is a local government district of Kent, England which was formed under the Local Government Act 1972, and came into being on 1 April of 1974. ... Tonbridge and Malling is a local government district and borough in the English county of Kent. ... Tunbridge Wells is a local government district and borough in Kent, England. ... The Vale of White Horse is a local government district of Oxfordshire in England. ... Waverley is a local government district with borough status in Surrey, England. ... Wealden is a local government district in East Sussex, England. ... West Oxfordshire is a local government district in north west Oxfordshire, England including towns such as Woodstock, Chipping Norton, Charlbury, and Witney (where the council is based). ... The City of Winchester is a local government district in Hampshire with city status. ... The Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead is a unitary authority in Berkshire, South East England. ... Woking is a large town and local government district with borough status in the west of Surrey in South East England. ... Wokingham is a local government district in Berkshire, England. ... -1... Wycombe is an local government district in Buckinghamshire in south central England. ...

Counties with multiple districts: Berkshire - Buckinghamshire - East Sussex - Hampshire - Kent - Oxfordshire - Surrey - West Sussex Metropolitan and non-metropolitan counties are a level of subnational division of England used for the purposes of local government. ... Berkshire (IPA: or  ; sometimes abbreviated to Berks) is a county in England and forms part of the South East England region. ... Map of Bucks (1904) This article is about the English county. ... East Sussex is a county in South East England. ... Hampshire (abbr. ... Kent is a county in England, south-east of London. ... Oxfordshire (abbreviated Oxon, from the Latinised form Oxonia) is a county in south-east England, bordering on Northamptonshire, Buckinghamshire, Berkshire, Wiltshire, Gloucestershire, and Warwickshire. ... Surrey is a county in southern England, part of the South East England region and one of the Home Counties. ... West Sussex is a county in the south of England, bordering onto East Sussex (with Brighton and Hove), Hampshire and Surrey. ...


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West Berkshire - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (565 words)
West Berkshire is a local government district in Berkshire, South East England, governed by a unitary authority (West Berkshire Council).
The West Berkshire district borders Hampshire to the south, Wiltshire to the west, Oxfordshire to the north and both the Reading and Wokingham unitary districts to the east.
West Berkshire is also home to the UK Atomic Weapons Establishment, based near Aldermaston to the east of the district and the worldwide headquarters of Vodafone on the outskirts of Newbury.
Berkshire - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (965 words)
Berkshire borders the counties of Oxfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Surrey, Wiltshire, Hampshire and the London region.
In the west of the county and heading upstream, the Thames veers away to the north of the (current) county boundary, leaving the county behind at the Goring Gap.
Berkshire is a ceremonial county and (with different boundaries) a traditional county, and it is unusual in England in that it is the only non-metropolitan county with multiple districts but no county council.
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