Riding Court Lakes and the River Thames Scheme

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If you’re wondering what will happen at the Cemex site on Riding Court Road when the gravel extraction has finished towards the end of the decade, you’ll find more information here on the Cemex Communities website: http://cemexcommunities.co.uk/datchet-restoration-plans.aspx And provisional plans … Continued

Riverside jetties

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At a Datchet Parish Council (DPC) budget meeting in early January 2020, a £30,000 project to install jetties at the riverside was proposed in budget discussions to determine the precept, the Datchet element of our council tax, for 2020-21. There … Continued

St Nicholas Fayre

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Datchet Village Society will have a stand at this year’s St Nicholas Fayre. We’ll be selling books about Datchet, greetings cards and also prints of Datchet if you’re looking for Christmas gift ideas and stocking fillers. We look forward to … Continued

80th anniversary of WWII

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Britain entered WWII on 3 September 1939, 80 years ago this year. To mark this, the DVS has just started researching the stories of the 30 WWII servicemen whose names were added to Datchet’s War Memorial in 1989. The following … Continued

Bronze Age Settlement discovered

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In June, an archaeological investigation took place in the field east of The Myrke where the horses used to graze (between the M4 and Slough Road) in preparation for the Smart Motorway. Some residents were told unofficially by the workmen … Continued

Protecting Datchet’s milestone

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DVS has been working with the Parish Council to help protect Datchet’s listed milestone which was knocked over and damaged by a vehicle in September 2018. It has been temporarily cemented in place while a decision is made about its … Continued

Butterfly survey results

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In late June, DVS members were again invited to join Wild About Datchet, this time for a butterfly and dragonfly survey of The Willowfields and Land at Mill Place, with Brian and Liz Crathorne from the Berkshire, Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire … Continued