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The Parish of Swallowfield comprises Swallowfield and Riseley villages, Farley Hill and the hamlet of Stanford End, and is set amongst beautiful Berkshire countryside. We are a vibrant community with many varied societies, groups and events in which to take part.

Please contact us if you have questions regarding the Parish Council and its operation, if you have any concerns about Parish issues or if you think there is something the Council can help or support you with.


His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh

Swallowfield Parish Council today joins the rest of the country in mourning following the death of His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh.

Council Chairman, Cllr John Anderson, said “On behalf of the residents of Swallowfield Parish and the officers and members of the Parish Council, I would like to express my deepest sorrow at the death of the Duke of Edinburgh who has been consort (companion to Her Royal Highness Queen Elizabeth II) for over 60 years.”

The Duke had a successful naval career up until 1951 during which he saw active service in the Second World War.  Following The Queen’s Accession in 1952 he began to focus on his work in support of The Queen.  In 2009 he became the longest serving British consort. In addition to playing a prominent role supporting The Queen, he was also patron, president or member of over 750 organisations and charities.  He created The Duke of Edinburgh Award scheme in 1956 which continues to recognise the achievements of young people. Between 1959 and 2011 The Duke chaired the judging panel for The Prince Philip Designers Prize, which rewarded the innovation and creativity of designers and engineers.

Due to the current public heath situation Books of Condolence will not be available for the public to sign.  If you wish to express your condolences you are encouraged to send a message to the Royal Family via the online Book of Condolence.


For more details and information about how donations can be made as a tribute to The Duke of Edinburgh please visit the Royal Family website.



Councillor Bill Dance

Swallowfield Parish Council are saddened to report that Cllr. Bill Dance died on Monday after a short illness.  Our thoughts are with his wife Janet and his sons Stephen and Tom.




The office is closed to visitors, the Clerk and RFO/Bookings Clerk continue to work from home but will be manning the office on occasion.  They are contactable in the usual way.

Clerk - 0118 9885929/clerk@swallowfieldpc.gov.uk

RFO/Bookings Clerk - 0118 9885 444/finance_officer@swallowfieldpc.gov.uk

The Caretaker is in the hall and around the Parish each day carrying out maintenance work.  The Parish Warden is working to his usual schedule.


Swallowfield Parish Hall is closed to all users until further notice.  The Council is preparing plans for a phased re-opening and is working with all our regular users groups, however, an re-opening will be in line with the current government guidance.

Recreation Grounds - recreations grounds at Riseley and Swallowfield are open.  Users are asked to adhere to current social distancing guidelines issued by the government. 

Playgrounds - the playgrounds at Farley Hill, Riseley and Swallowfield are all open, users are asked to read the notices posted at each playground.  Users are asked to adhere to current social distancing guidelines issued by the government.  Click here to see the poster.

Multi Use Games Area (MUGA) - the MUGA/Basketball court is open, users are asked to read the notices posted and following all guidelines.  Users are asked to adhere to current social distancing guidelines issued by the government.  Click here to see the poster.


When using these facilities please take your rubbish home - staff are emptying the bins but can't keep up with the increase volume of litter. 

Help keep your parks clean and tidy.  Thank you.



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