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1997 Royal Engineers (JPEG)


The Royal Engineers were granted Freedom of the Town (pictured)

A new Town Clerk was appointed

Saturday Surgeries were introduced

1998 Search For Town Crier (JPEG)


The Newbury Town Civic Awards were launched for the first time

Newbury Youth Council was formed

The search for a Town Crier begun (pictured)

1999 Mayor's Annual Reception (JPEG)


The Mayor hosted an Annual Reception (pictured)

The Council voted ‘no’ to new councillor robes

2000 The Millenuim (JEPG)


The roles of Leader & Deputy Leader of the Council were introduced

Newbury Town Council saw in the new Millenium (pictured)

2001 NTC Structure (JPEG)


A new staffing structure for Newbury Town Council (pictured)

2002 Shaw Cemetery (JPEG)


Newbury twinned with Feltre, Italy

Her Majesty The Queen’s Golden Jubilee was celebrated

Shaw Cemetery was announced as ‘Runner Up’ in the Cemetery of the Year Awards (pictured)

Newbury Town Council celebrated their 5th anniversary

2003 Ebb And Flow


Ebb & Flow sculpture was installed at Newbury Lock (pictured)

2004 First Junior Mayor


Newbury introduced its first Junior Mayor (pictured)

A Town Hall Open Day was hosted to encourage the public to come into the Town Hall

Newbury Mosaic


The Newbury Mosaic was unveiled next to the library (pictured)

Dickens’ Walk play area was refurbished

Newbury Town Council won ‘Best Business Entry’ in the Newbury Carnival

2006 Couple In Conversation


Newbury’s first Mayor to run an online blog

‘Couple in Conversation’ sculpture was unveiled at Robin Hood roundabout (pictured)

Newbury Town Council won ‘Best Business Entry’ in the Newbury Carnival – Again!

Newbury in Bloom was launched

2007 Symphony Of The Trees


Beating the Bounds by Bike took place

Symphony of the Trees sculpture was installed (pictured)

2008 Blossoms Fieldb


A new play area was installed at Blossom’s Field (pictured)

2009 Cresswell Road


A new play area was installed on Cresswell Road (pictured)

The project to reopen Newtown Road Cemetery begun

Playbuilder Grants

Royal Engineers Parade took place

Local Democracy Sessions in the Town Hall

2010 Clock House Lighting


Decorative lighting installed at the Clock House (pictured)

Mayor of Newbury hosts Diwali, raising over £10,000

2011 Skatepark


Grand opening of the Skatepark in Victoria Park (pictured)

‘Megatower’ and new play equipment installed at Victoria Park

New play equipment was installed at Fifth Road

2012 Olympic Torch


Celebrated the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee

Newbury hosted the Olympic Torch Parade (pictured)

Binary Conversations Sculpture unveiled

2013 Bombing Of Newbury


A memorial for the victims of the WWII ‘Newbury Bombings’ at St John’s Memorial Gardens was unveiled (pictured)

Celebrated the 50th Anniversary of twinning with Braunfels, Germany

The Newbury Town Flag was created

2014 Freedom Parade Mayor


Newtown Road Cemetery refurbishment

Wash Common Park Opening

Freedom Parade for the Royal Engineers leaving Newbury (pictured)

2015 Blue Plaque


First Blue Heritage Plaque was installed (pictured)

Allotment Awards were introduced

A new Chief Executive was appointed.

Victoria Park Settlement of £600,000 was granted

2016 Splash Park


New play equipment was installed at Cromwell Road

Queen’s 90th Birthday Celebrations; including a beacon lighting event & Clean for the Queen

Newbury Coat Painting unveiled in the Town Hall

Splash Park opening in Victoria Park (pictured)

Town Hall was licensed for Wedding Ceremonies

Accessible play equipment was installed in Victoria Park

The Wharf Toilets were reopened to the public

Newbury in Bloom was re-established

Newbury Town Council adopts the General Power of Competence

2017 Tennis Courts


New play area installed at St Georges Avenue

Mayor’s Drive & Tea Party 70th Anniversary

Tennis Courts in Victoria Park reopened to LTA Standards after refurbishment, including floodlights. (pictured)

2018 Blossoms Field


Community Rose Bed planted in Victoria Park

WWI Battles Over

75th Anniversary of the Bombing of Newbury

Outdoor adult gym equipment installed at Blossom’s Field (2018)

2019 Green Flag Award


Green Flag award for Victoria Park (pictured)

Relationship with Christs’ Hospital School rekindled

New mayoral robe was brought into use

Newbury twinned with Carcaixent, Spain

Newbury Town Council declares climate emergency

Visitor Information point provided at Newbury Library

2020 Playgrounds


Royal visit from HRH Duke of Wessex

Community Planting

Climate Change grants issues

New playgrounds at City Recreation Ground, Skylings and Walton Way (pirctured)

Britain in Bloom Certification

VE & VJ Day 75th Anniversary celebrations

Covid-safe Remembrance Sunday service

2021 NHS Garden


Newbury Town Hall reopens doors to the public following Coronavirus

NHS Garden planted at Old Hospital Green (pictured)

Neighbourhood Development Plan instigated

Allotment Awards success

Defibrillators installed around the town

Britain in Bloom Certification

Green Flag Award Success

Newbury Town Council shortlisted for STAR Council Award

Newbury Town Council awarded ‘Highly Commended Civic Office’ by National Association of Civic Officers

2022 Newbury Town Civic Awards


25th Annual Civic Awards celebrated as a stand-alone event for the first time (pictured)

Newbury Town Hall lit up in support of Ukrainian crisis