Local Services

A to Z of Public Services

Leisure & Entertainment

Mobile Libraries

Post Offices




Voluntary and Community Association

Waste and Recycling


A to Z of Public Services

A handy A to Z directory listing borough council and other public services across Basingstoke and Deane can be downloaded from the borough council’s website, or you can call the borough council's contact centre on 01256 844844 or email info@basingstoke.gov.uk to request a copy.

As well as information on the wide range of services provided by the borough council you'll also find infomation about services provided by other organisations, such as the NHS, police, housing providers, voluntary and charity groups in the area. 

Leisure & Entertainment

As well as the information listed below, you’ll find lots more information on what’s going on in and around the area at
www.basingstoke.gov.uk/i/visitor/, www.visitwestberkshire.org.uk
www.andover.towncentral.co.uk and www3.hants.gov.uk.

Theatre, arts and music

Newbury Spring Festival

Two weeks of world class music in Newbury and neighbouring villages, including symphony orchestras, jazz legends, world music artists and stars of tomorrow.

Tel:  Box Office - 01635 522733
 Venues Map

Theatrical masksCorn Exchange

The local arts centre for music, theatre, film and much more.

Market Place Newbury Berkshire RG14 5BD

Tel:  01635 582666 Fax:  01635 582223

New Greenham Arts

A 120-seat studio space, gallery and artist studios.

Gallery113 Lindenmuth Way New Greenham Park Newbury RG19 6HN

Tel:  01635 817480 Fax:  01635 817479
www.greenham-common-trust.co.uk/nga.htm Map

The Watermill Playhouse

Music hall to Shakespeare

Bagnor Newbury Berkshire RG20 8AE

Tel:  box office - 01635 46044 

The Anvil Theatre

Churchill Way Basingstoke Hampshire

Tel:  01256 844 244

Haymarket Theatre

Wote Street Basingstoke Hampshire

Telephone: 01256 465 566
www.anvilarts.org.uk Map


West Berkshire Museum

The Wharf Newbury Berkshire RG14 5AS

Tel:  01635 519562  

Willis Museum
Market Place Basingstoke Hampshire RG21 7QD
Tel:  01256 465 902

Milestones Living History Museum
Leisure park Basingstoke Hampshire RG21 6YR
Tel: 01256 477766


Newbury Cinema

Currently under construction with an anticipated opening of Christmas 2009

CinemaSter Century Cinema
Festival Place Basingstoke
Tel:  box office – 0870 2408984 Website:  www.stercentury.co.uk

Odeon Cinema
Basingstoke Leisure Park Churchill Way West West Ham Basingstoke
Tel:  08712 240 240


Basingstoke Sports Centre
Porchester Square Basingstoke Hampshire
Tel:  01256 326331

Basingstoke Leisure Park Churchill Way West Basingstoke Hampshire RG21 6YR
Tel:  01256 472343

Basingstoke Leisure Park Churchill Way West Basingstoke Hampshire RG21 6YR
Tel:  01256 811405

Indoor Bowls
Basingstoke Leisure Park Churchill Way West Basingstoke Hampshire RG21 6YR
Tel:  01256 356507

Planet Ice

Ice skatesBasingstoke Leisure Park Churchill Way West Basingstoke Hampshire RG21 6YR

Tel:  01256 355266


Mobile Libraries

A mobile library service visits the area monthly on Tuesdays, generally calling at:

BooksAshmansworth 9.40am to 10am (Village Hall) Crux Easton 10.10am to 10.35am Binley (Hurdler Arm) 10.50am to 11.10am Litchfield 11.30pm to 12noon Hare Warren 1.30pm to 1.55pm Rose Hodson 2.10pm to 3.10pm

However, please visit the Hampshire County Council website for the latest information.

To find your nearest reference library please use Hampshire County Council’s Library Finder service 

Post Offices 


To find your nearest post offices click this link




Ashmansworth is served by train stations at:

Newbury - Great Western Line to London Paddington, Reading, Didcot Parkway, Oxford, Swindon, Bristol, Swansea etc.

First Great Western

Tel:  0845 3307 182 www.firstgreatwestern.co.uk

Whitchurch South West Trains - to London Waterloo, Basingstoke and Andover

South West Trains

Tel:  0845 6000 650 www.southwesttrains.co.uk

Buses and coaches

Newbury Buses

Tel:  01635 567500 www.reading-buses.co.uk/newbury-buses

Stagecoach Bus Services

Tel:  Traveline on 0871 200 22 33 www.stagecoachbus.com

National Express Coaches

Regular coach services operate from Basingstoke Bus Station to Heathrow and Gatwick Airports, Winchester, London, Southampton and Bournemouth

Tel:  08705 808080 www.nationalexpress.com

Community transport

Details of other community transport schemes for Newbury can be found at www.readibus.co.uk/pti2000/alpha.html, and for Basingstoke at www.basingstoke.gov.uk/planning/transport/publictransport/comtransport.htm


A flexible service, travelling where it is needed within its area of operation or ‘roam zone’ within set times and any member of the public inside the operating area can use the service.

Operates:  Mon-Sat (excluding Bank Holidays)

Tel:  0845 602 4135 in advance For more details of the service, including routes and timetables visit  www3.hants.gov.uk

DialaRide logoBasingstoke Town Dial-a-Ride

White Ditch Playing Field Sherborne Rd Basingstoke Hampshire RG21 5UT

Tel:  01256 816069 stan@basingstokedar.co.uk

Use for:  visiting, general transport, shopping, social/leisure appointments Not for:   hospital/medical appointments or emergencies - these trips should be organised through your doctor, Social Services or your hospital

  • Operates:  7 days a week, 2 working days notice required
  • Bookings:  Mon-Fri 8.30am-12pm, 2pm-4.15pm
  • Access:  Minibuses specially adapted with handrails and low steps to help passengers and lift or ramp to assist wheelchair and walking frame users
  • Cost:  comparable to local bus fares, tokens accepted
  • Monday run covers:  Ashford Hill, Ashmansworth, Burghclere, Deane, East Woodhay, Ecchinswell, Headley, Highclere, Kingsclere, Litchfield, Newtown, Sydmonton, Woodcott

ShopMobility logoBasingstoke Shopmobility

Church Street Basingstoke Hampshire

RG21 7QQ

Tel:  01256 350142 anne@shopmobilitybasingstoke.org www.shopmobilitybasingstoke.org

Use for:  shopping, social/leisure appointments

  • Operates:  Mon- Fri 9am-4.30pm, Sat 9am-4pm
  • Booking hours:  Mon - Fri: 09:00 - 16:30 (booking preferred but not essential)
  • Cost:  Yearly registration fee £2.50, rental charge £2.50 per visit, tokens accepted
  • Vehicles available: 5 power chairs l/r hand use, 2 with attendant handles companion can operate 9 three wheeled scooters 17 four wheeled scooters 3 light-weight scooters for holiday lets 15 manual chairs in three different sizes
  • Free parking available (subject to availability) next to the Shopmobility unit
  • Pick up/set down point for Dial-a-Ride, can meet you at the bus and rail station with the scooter and have accessible toilet facilities

Hampshire Minibus Register

This lists details of minibuses in Hampshire that are owned by voluntary groups, schools, colleges and community transport schemes and that are available for other community based organisations to hire.

The register is available for download from the www.hants.gov.uk/passengertransport, where you’ll also find information and advice that minibus-using organisations may find helpful.

Copies of the register can also be obtained by ringing 01962 847042 or completing the online order form on the above website

General information


A partnership of transport operators and local authorities formed to provide impartial and comprehensive information about public transport

Operates 7 days a week between 7am and 10pm (excluding Christmas Day)

Tel:  0871 200 22 33 www.traveline.info


Southern Electricity

Power failures and emergencies 0800 783 8866



Gas leaks and emergencies 0800 111 999


Southern Water

Water supply or wastewater emergency and possible pollution 0845 278 0845



To compare availability on your area



HorseO’Gorman, Slater, Main & Partners Donnington Grove Veterinary Surgery

Oxford Road Newbury Berkshire RG14 2JB

Main tel:  01635 47170 (24 hour) Small animals:  01635 47170 Equine:  01635 39039 Farm animals:  01635 47170

The Coach House

DogBurlyns Ball Hill East Woodhay Newbury RG20 0NU

Equine and small animal vets Also sheep, goats, poultry (non commercial)

Tel:  01635 254544 http://coachhousevets.com 

Falkland Veterinary Clinic

Cat214 Newtown Road Newbury Berkshire RG14 7ED

Tel:  01635 46565 www.falklandvets.co.uk

Voluntary and Community Association


The Orchard help and advice centre is located in White Hart Lane overlooking the War Memorial Park in Basingstoke.  It is a community building housing local charities and community initiatives, and provides a focal point for voluntary and community activity in the borough.

Open Monday to Thursday 9am until 9pm, Friday 9am until 4pm, and Saturday 9am until 5pm by prior arrangement

Residents at the Orchard include Age Concern, Relate, NeighbourCare, Voluntary Services and Face Us Family Centre but to see the full directory listing click this link.

Citizens Advice Bureau

Town Hall Newbury Street Whitchurch

Tuesday 10am-1pm 

Waste and Recycling

Waste and recycling


Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council is responsible for the collection of household waste and recycling.  Full details of the council's services, including collection days, green garden waste and bulky items collection, can be found at www.basingstoke.gov.uk/environment/recycle/

For details of waste and recycling centres in Newbury visit www.westberks.gov.uk/index.aspx?articleid=14934

For details of your nearest recycling banks click this link.

The Community Furniture Project

This is a local charity that promotes the re-use of furniture, household goods, electrical items and toys at low cost to people in Basingstoke, Newbury and the surrounding towns and villages.

It has also launched a project co-ordinated nationally by Dulux, BIFFA and SWAP to which usable leftover paint can be donated for use by those who need it.

For further information, including where to find them, opening times, making donations and purchases please visit the Community Furniture Project website or call 01256 320700.