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, probably in Spring 2021, will be made available once the Government guidelines for meetings and events in 2021 are published.