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.

Parish Council meetings are recorded as follows:

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


The members of the Parish Council are:

  • Jim Donahue - Chairman
  • Diana Smith - Vice-chairman
  • Hanna Ferguson
  • Katherine Higley
  • Carrie Leadbeater-Hart
  • Jonathan Steward
  • 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.


The Village Plan

The Village Plan was published at the end of 2019. Please see the Village Plan webpages.


Community Emergency Plan

Arising from the 2019 Village Plan, a Community Emergency Plan for Whitchurch on Thames was published by the Parish Council in February 2019.  The purpose of the plan is to make sure the village is as well prepared as possible for any emergency, to identify area coordinators and to establish a ‘telephone tree’ for communications. 


Financial Documents

External audit report and Notice of conclusion of the audit - 2019/2020

Notice of Public Rights and Publication of Unaudited Annual Governance & Accountability Return 2020

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

Freedom of Information Policy Document

Complaints Procedure

The Parish Council has published its Standing Orders.

Chairman Jim Donahue maintains a Residents' Issues list.  Here is the open issue list and the closed issue list for the period from May 2018 to May 2020. Please see here for details of the many ways of raising an issue with the Parish Council.

The minutes of the Parish Assemblies for the last three years  are here - 2020, 2019, 2018

In July 2019 the parish council published its Privacy Policy.

The Village Maintenance Schedule for 2020 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.


Working Groups

Several working groups meet regularly and assist the Parish Council:

The members of the groups are listed here.


Traffic and Parking

Information on the issue of traffic congestion and and parking in Whitchurch can be found on the Traffic and Parking page.


Other Village Topics

Flooding and drainage


The defibrillator in the old telephone box

Weight Limits for Lorries in Whitchurch

Noisy Light Aircraft (Stop Noise Over Whitchurch (SNOW) campaign


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.



This community website is managed by a team of volunteers.  It is independent of Whitchurch Parish Council but cooperates with it to display many pages of council information.  It is hosted by SiteSpider Services by courtesy of Phil Weir. The Parish Council has no responsibility for material appearing on the site or on sites linked with it.  To see the Privacy Policy or the Accessibility Statement for the website click on the links at the foot of the page.

Contact the News Editor by email.