Links & Associations

Unless indicated otherwise, for calls from outside this area, prefix the telephone number with 0118, or if calling from abroad use +44 118


Civic Voice (post) Unit 101, 82 Wood Street, The Tea Factory, Liverpool L1 4DQ
Civic Voice is the national charity for the civic movement in England. We make places more attractive, enjoyable and distinctive. We promote civic pride.


0151 708 9920
020 7539 7901

Architecture & Conservation of Buildings

About Listed Buildings The most frequently accessed page about listed buildings on the internet: provided by Pavilions of Splendour
01962 869123
English Heritage PO Box 569, Swindon, SN2 2YP
0870 333 1181
01793 414926
English Heritage National Monuments Record Centre & the Archaeology Data Service / AHDS Archaeology The National Inventory is the primary record of England's archaeological and architectural sites held by the National Monuments Record (NMR) and contains over 400,000 records. It encompasses the historic environment in its widest sense and includes archaeological, architectural and historical sites from earliest times to the present day, covering England and its territorial waters [the 12 mile limit].    
The Georgian Group 6 Fitzroy Square, London W1T 5DX tel:
020 7529 8920
020 7529 8939
Images of England National Monuments Record Centre, Kemble Drive, Swindon, SN2 2GZ tel:
01793 414795
01793 414848
The Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings [SPAB] 37 Spital Square, London E1 6DY tel:
020 7377 1644
020 7247 5296
The Victorian Society 1 Priory Gardens, Bedford Park, London W4 1TT tel:
0870 774 3698
0870 774 3699

Biodiversity & Environment

Ali's Pond local Nature Reserve Contact: Alastair Driver tel: 969 2698
Barn Owl Trust Waterleat, Ashburton, Devon, TQ13 7HU tel: 01634 653026
Wokingham Biodiversity Forum Newsletter Provided by Wokingham District Council    
BBOWT The Berkshire, Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire Wildlife Trust's website. tel:
01865 775476
01865 711301
Campaign to Protect Rural England
The Estate Office Annexe, Englefield Estate Office, Theale, Reading, Berkshire, RG7 5DZ tel: 930 6756
Campaign to Protect Rural England
Waterperry Road, Holton, Oxfordshire, OX33 1PP


01865 874780
01865 876937
The Chiltern Society The Society aims to maintain the special qualities of the Chiltern Hills, through the work of its Officers, Advisers, Planning Team and six main Groups. tel: 01494 771250
Oxfordshire Biodiversity Action Plan An Introduction to Habitat Action Plans in Oxfordshire.    
Oxfordshire County Council Countryside Team      
Oxfordshire Nature Conservation Forum A lively and informal partnership of conservation organisations, farming bodies, environmental and recreation interests, as well as local government.    
Reading Ornithological Club Founded in 1947 to promote education and study of wild birds, their habitats and conservation in the Reading area.    
South Oxfordshire Countryside Team      
Wokingham District Biodiversity Action Plan The Biodiversity Action Plan for Wokingham District 2003-2012    
The Woodland Trust Autumn Park, Grantham, Lincolnshire, NG31 6LL tel:
01476 581111
01476 590808
For information about Dormice click HERE
For information about Otters click HERE
Provided by Working for Wildlife    

Other Local Societies

Berkshire Local History Association Secretary: Dr Margaret Yates. School of History, University of Reading, Whiteknights, PO Box 218, Reading RG6 6AA

[The Sonning & Sonning Eye Society was featured in the latest BLHA Newsletter along with an overview of events in other societies. You can see the Newsletter by clicking HERE]
Caversham Heights Society Caversham Heights Methodist Church Hall, 74 Highmoor Road, Caversham, Reading.    
Civic Trust South East The Civic Trust South East, or CTSE, is the association of Civic Societies in the South East - "Monitoring regional planning in South East England"    
Hurst Village Society For a full list of Committee Members & their contact details click HERE.    
Reading Civic Society Membership Secretary: Alison Bennett, 69, Baker Street, Reading, RG1 7XY    
Wargrave Local History Society Contact the Secretary: Peter Delaney. tel: 940 3121

Local Councils & Related Organisations

Eye & Dunsden Parish Council Clerk: Mrs B Dobson, 26 Green Lane, Sonning Common, RG4 9NA tel: 972 3266
Oxfordshire County Council County Hall, New Road, Oxford. OX1 1ND tel:
01865 792422
01865 726155
Reading Borough Council Civic Centre, Reading, RG1 7TD tel:
939 0900
958 9770
Sonning Parish Council Clerk: Mrs L A Bates, Council Office, Pearson Road, Sonning, RG4 6UL tel: 969 7753
South Oxfordshire District Council Benson Lane, Crowmarsh Gifford, Wallingford, Oxon, OX10 8HQ tel:
01491 823000
01491 823001
Wokingham District Council Civic Offices, Shute End, Wokingham RG40 1BN tel: 974 6000

National Government Organisations

Government Office for the South East [GOSE] Bridge House, 1 Walnut Tree, Close, Guildford. GU1 4GA
tel: 01483 882255
South East Regional Assembly Berkeley House, Cross Lanes, Guildford, Surrey, GU1 1UN tel:
01483 555200
01483 555250

Traffic & Transport

Reading's Transport Strategy [2001-6] Transport Strategy Department, Reading Borough Council, Civic Centre, Reading, RG1 7TD tel: 939 0900
Wokingham's Local Transport Plan [2001-6] Civic Offices, Shute End, Wokingham RG40 1BN tel: 974 6000

Other Local Websites

Sonning Museophile Archive The original Sonning Website! First mentioned in the July 1996 issue of the Sonning Parish Magazine. The Community Website for Sonning & Sonning Eye Sonning Parish Council web site tel: