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Highclere village lies astride the A343 Newbury to Andover road in the North Wessex Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty but is also convenient for the ancient market town of Newbury, with its leisure, cultural and shopping facilities as well as the famous Newbury Racecourse and fast trains to London.  


Excellent communications also include proximity to the A34 trunk road and the M4 motorway.

The Parish Council - What we do

The Parish Council serves the Parish of Highclere: All councillors are unpaid and give their time to improve the quality of life in the Parish.


The precept is the parish council's share of the council tax. The precept demand goes to the billing authority, the District Council, which collects the tax for the Parish Council. The 'Precept' is converted into an amount per Council Tax Band that is added onto the Council Tax bill. for further information please see:













The work of the parish council is detailed in the Minutes of the meetings which are available on this website. 

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