Parish Council


The Parish Council meets monthly on the second Thursday of each month at 8:00pm in the Village Hall. The agenda is posted on the Parish Council notice board opposite the Greyhound about a week before the meeting. Members of the public are most welcome to attend meetings of the Parish Council and there is always an opportunity to speak. The agenda is also posted on the website before the meeting. The minutes will not be posted on the website until they have been approved at the following meeting. The unapproved minutes are no longer posted.

Parish Council meetings are recorded as follows:

  • The Agenda for the next Parish Council meeting
  • The Minutes of the Parish Council meetings
  • An  Action Log from the Parish Council meetings


The members of the Parish Council are:

  • Jim Donahue - Chairman
  • Rachel Hatcher  - Vice-chairman
  • Jean Marc Grosfort
  • Katherine Higley
  • Diana Smith
  • Jonathan Steward
  • one vacancy

Parish Clerk: Jane Yamamoto

Please link to the following as required:-

  • Full contact details of the Parish Councillors, the Clerk, the District and County Councillors and the Member of Parliament
  • Short profiles of the Parish Councillors
  • First points of contact within the Parish Council and Working Groups assisting the Parish Council


The Bulletin

The Whitchurch Bulletin is published quarterly and a copy is delivered to each household in the village. The editor, Richard Williams, can be contacted by email.


Financial Documents

Notice of Public Rights and Publication of Unaudited Annual Governance & Accountability Return

Annual Report - unapproved 2018/2019

Annual Report - approved 2017/2018

Summary  Receipts and Payments of the Parish Council 2017/2018

Assets Register 2017/2018


Planning Documents

Search for and select a planning application of interest and view its description and progress.


Other Documents

Chairman Jim Donahue maintains a Residents' Issues list.  Here is the open issue list and the closed issue list for the period from November 2018 to April 2019. Please see here for details of the many ways of raising an issue with the Parish Council.

The minutes of 2019 Annual Parish Assembly are here. A Village Plan presentation was given, see here.

The minutes of the latest Standing Orders Meeting are here.

In July 2019 the parish council published its Privacy Policy.

The Village Maintenance Schedule for 2019 is here.

In December 2016 the parish council published its Media Policy and its Information Policy.

Parish Councillor Dave Bowen  prepared a list in March 2018 distinguishing between County, District and Parish Council Responsibilities.

The minutes of the Annual Parish Assembly held on Thursday 24th May 2018 can be read here.


Working Groups

Several working groups meet regularly and assist the Parish Council:

  • Village Hall Management Committee - see Village Hall menu entry for hall hire, minutes etc.
  • Village Green Working Group - see Village Green menu entry for minutes etc.
  • New Pavilion Working Group - see New Pavilion Project page for all details and minutes of meeting
  • Traffic and Parking Advisory Group (TAPAG)
  • Whitchurch on Thames Village Plan - see Village Plan Menu entry
  • Village environment -The Green Team

The members of the groups are listed here.


Other Village Topics


The defibrillator in the old telephone box

Weight Limits for Lorries in Whitchurch


Village Hall and Village Green

The village hall is situated in Manor Road, off the High Street. It is available for hire. Details of facilities and hire charges are on the Village Hall page. The Village Green is at the east end of Eastfield Lane. Details can be seen on the Village Green page.



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Contact the News Editor by email.