About the Forum

The aim of the Forum is to encourage heritage and history groups to come together and share activities, events and experience. The Committee normally meets regularly through the year, with 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. However, during the coronavirus pandemic, all meetings have had to be suspended.

Currently the Forum is involved with updating the Historic Environment Action Plan (HEAP), with the Local Listing of heritage assets throughout West Berkshire, and with the District Council's Conservation Area Appraisals process. It has also created a template for a Blue Plaque process which has been made available to Parish Councils.

The 2020 AGM, which was to have been held in late May or early June, was postponed owing to the current Coronavirus pandemic. Further information on a rescheduled date, which will be arranged after the 21st June date for ending lockdown, will be circulated and published in June. Other events, including Local Listing Panels, have also been suspended. However, the Forum welcomes contact by Parish Councils and local societies with suggestions for Local Listing, which will be picked up once the current lockdown ends and meetings can resume.