The aim of the Forum is to encourage heritage and history groups to come together and share activities, events and experience. The Committee meets regularly through the year, and there is an Annual General Meeting in spring or early summer, and at least one other annual event which can be an Open Day, a Local Listing Panel, talks or seminars, or another group event. Currently the Forum is involved with updating the Historic Environment Action Plan (HEAP), and with the Local Listing of heritage assets throughout West Berkshire. It has also created a template for a Blue Plaque process which has been made available to Parish Councils. The 2019 AGM was held on 31st May at 7.15pm, and was hosted by the Thatcham (Old Bluecoat School) Charity. See the report on the News pages.