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Council Services

Council Services

Working with other council departments to deliver results

Depending on the type of business you have, you may need to get in contact with various different council departments. We can offer advice and support on who to get in contact with and some of the most common questions in each area. Below is a list of services within the council that you may need.

There are many opportunities for suppliers to work with West Berkshire Council, and we're particularly keen to encourage more tender applications from small and medium-size businesses. We publish all of our current tendering opportunities online.

Business Rates

Businesses who occupy a non-domestic property will pay business rates. The Online services are available through our council website along with any current reliefs or exemptions you can apply for.

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Licensing and trading standards

West Berkshire works with Public Protection Partnership to offer Environmental Health, Trading Standards and Licensing Services to businesses. You can find out their services and guidance support through the PPP website.

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Shaw House in Newbury

Newbury Train Station

Planning Services 

Our planning teams can help businesses looking to expand their current premises or for businesses looking at potential sites to develop in West Berkshire. You can find out more about developing a commercial site on this page.

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Roads Transport and Parking

Council services include transport options, road licenses and parking permits.

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Book a Meeting space with the Council

Shaw House, Newbury 

Shaw House is one of the best preserved Grade I, Elizabethan manor houses in England. Set within tranquil surroundings on the north edge of Newbury, within an hour's reach of London and just five minutes from the M4/A34 junction.

For more information about available rooms and making a booking, please visit the West Berkshire Heritage website.

Newbury and Lambourn Libraries

Whether you're short of space, want a business venue closer to town or just need a short-term office, these rooms are perfect for cost-effective meetings. Prices range from £12 to £18 per hour and can accommodate up to 30 people. For more information or to book online, please visit the Find a Room page.

shaw house

Visit the West Berkshire council website for more information on all available services.

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