Anthony Pick moved to Newbury in 1981. He joined the Executive Committee of the Newbury Society in 2004 and was elected Vice Chairman in 2010. He has been involved with Heritage Open Days in Newbury since 2008. In 2011 he was elected to Newbury Town Council, where he sits on the Planning and Highways Committee, and the Heritage Working Party. In 2015 he was elected to West Berkshire Council where he also sits on the Western Area Planning Committee. He had previously been Chairman of the Newbury and District National Trust Association for the years 2007-12, and joined the West Berkshire Heritage Forum at its inception in 2010.