Achievements

Twyford Together's efforts are guided by "Twyford 2020" - our ten-year parish plan. Out of 116 action points, well over half have now been completed. You can see a selection of these and other achievements below.

  1. Free walking map produced for all residents and visitors.
  2. Free walk leaflets describing 3 different country routes produced for residents and visitors.
  3. Historical display boards produced for Bell Corner and Weavers Way. Lectern style board at Jubilee Corner describes how the current planting scheme is designed to encourage bees and butterflies.  A regular TVP working party maintains the gardens.
  4. Enhancing Bell Corner at village cross-roads and two additional benches at Wellington Square outside Waitrose.
  5. Veteran tree survey completed.
  6. Assisted Berks, Bucks and Oxon Wildlife Trust to run the Loddon Reserve as a Community Nature Reserve with the help of local volunteers. Twyford Parish Council have installed a Fitness Trail in Stanlake Meadow and three picnic benches.
  7. Established, together with the Parish Councils and Mullie Estate Agents, community orchards and new tree planting at King George’s Field and Stanlake Meadow.
  8. Set up an Eco-Advice Forum.
  9. Produced a Recycling Opportunities Poster.
  10. Encouraged Twyford Parish Council to re-instate an annual litter picking Day.  Twyford Together is now also running the ‘Adopt-a-Street’ scheme to tackle litter throughout the year and has over 40 regular volunteers.
  11. Improved local websites including those of Twyford Together, the Local History Society and Twyford Surgery. These websites now provide more local information, photos and functionality.
  12. Helped in publicity drives for volunteers to staff front desk at Twyford Police Station and for the Volunteer Car Service.
  13. Worked with local police on anti-social behaviour.
  14. Established a Business Forum for local traders and firms.
  15. Organised free training sessions on retailing expertise for local traders.
  16. Run seasonal shop window competitions.
  17. Installed Christmas decorations in the village centre comprising small lit trees on shop facades and a large lit Christmas tree back on Bell Corner.
  18. Encouraged more floral decoration for shop fronts.
  19. Better publicity of bus information has led to more bus usage and increased frequency of the 850 bus to Reading and Henley.
  20. A few more fast trains at peak times to and from London.
  21. Helped to raise funding for Twyford Skateboard and Ball Park.
  22. Building of conservatory for Age Concern Twyford by our business members.
  23. Twyford Together has continued to stage a number of annual village events to raise money for charity: Twyford Christmas Fayre, Twyford Charity Family Fun Run, Twyford Living Advent Calendar and TwyFest to raise money for Twyford Charities Together: Daisy's Dream, Building for the Future, The Piggott School, Age Concern Twyford and District and Mohawk.
  24. Produced Conservation Area leaflets which were delivered to every residential and business property in Twyford's two Conservation Areas.
  25. Encouraging local employers to recruit school leavers.
  26. Yellow lines painted on East side of Waltham Road alongside Stanlake Meadow.