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Englefield Estate runners raising money for BIBS

In December last year, three members of the Englefield Estate’s staff took part in the 2020 Virtual Englefield 10k race, running for Babies in Buscot Support (BIBS).

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Students study forest and plant diversity at the Englefield Estate

A-Level Biology students from Reading Blue Coat School have carried out their fieldwork project on the Englefield Estate, after their residential field course was cancelled due to COVID-19.

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Great British September Clean at Englefield Estate

The Englefield Estate team have donned their hi-vis and gathered their litter pickers to take part in the Great British September Clean.

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Berkshire Grandparents Support Group benefits from Englefield Charitable Trust donation

The Berkshire Grandparents Support Group has received funding from the Englefield Charitable Trust to help support and advise those who have been estranged from their grandchildren.

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‘Countryside Days for Schools online’ free educational videos launched by the Englefield Estate

The Englefield Estate has launched ‘Countryside Days for Schools online’ with a series of educational videos on forestry, farming and the countryside.

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Community is key for the Englefield Charitable Trust as grant donation supports local charities

Greenham Trust’s Coronavirus Emergency Appeal has received vital funding from the Englefield Charitable Trust to support those in need during the pandemic.

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Englefield Charitable Trust keeps the blades turning for Thames Valley Air Ambulance

Thames Valley Air Ambulance has received funding from the Englefield Charitable Trust which has gone towards keeping the emergency response vehicles fully stocked with equipment that can help save a person’s life.

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Poignant commemorations on a socially distant VE Day 75 in Englefield Village

The West Berkshire village of Englefield marked VE Day 75 at home this year with residents decorating their homes with red, white and blue bunting and rainbows drawn by the local children adorning windows.

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West Berkshire village shop plays pivotal role in the local community

The small village shop at Englefield near Theale in West Berkshire has taken-on a pivotal role in the local community; delivering groceries, collecting prescriptions, doing odd-jobs and checking on elderly neighbours and those who are vulnerable and self-isolating.

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An online countryside classroom offers lessons on the three F’s

Children of all ages are being invited to learn all about food, farming and forestry from their own homes via a range of online activities developed by the Englefield Estate.

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Reading in Bloom award marks hospital garden’s one-year anniversary

A hospital garden, created for patients, families and staff in memory of Sir William Benyon, has won a top horticultural award a year after opening.

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Englefield gardeners join health and wellbeing network

Englefield’s community gardeners have joined a new initiative championing the role gardening and horticulture plays in our health and wellbeing.

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Standby Volunteer Group receive valuable funding from the Englefield Charitable Trust

A group of dedicated volunteers in Theale have received funding from the Englefield Charitable Trust to continue providing transport for people who either cannot drive or struggle to use public transport.

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GreenFest launches to inspire an eco-friendly West Berkshire

A festival has been launched to inspire eco-friendly living throughout West Berkshire. Organised by the local community for the local community, GreenFest will take place on Saturday, September 7th, between 10am and 4pm, across six venues in Hampstead Norreys.

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Pang Valley Flood Forum works with the Englefield Estate on a pioneering Project to reduce flood risk

The Englefield Estate is working in partnership with the Pang Valley Flood Forum (PVFF) on a pilot project which aims to assess the benefits of using more natural methods to try to reduce flood risk.

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Entries invited for Englefield Village Fete and Flower Show

Entries are now being taken for this year’s Englefield Village Fete and Flower Show, taking place at 2pm on Saturday, July 13th at the Englefield Primary School playing field.

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Five A Day Market Garden celebrates ten year anniversary

Englefield’s Five A Day Market Garden is celebrating its tenth anniversary this year – and an ever-blossoming impact in the West Berkshire community.

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Cobbs at Englefield launching soon

Cobbs at Englefield, a series of converted cow-sheds, have now formed an incredible space featuring a farm shop, delicatessen, traditional butchery counter, florist and café. Cobbs at Englefield will showcase all the very best in food from our wonderful and plentiful local producers.

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Major investment into redevelopment of farm shop ‘Cobbs at Englefield’

A joint retail venture between the Englefield Estate and Cobbs Farm Co. has seen a major investment into the redevelopment and expansion of farm shop ‘Cobbs at Englefield’.

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Gardeners look forward to more Thyme Together at Englefield’s Five A Day Market Garden

A weekly community garden project for the over-60s will restart this April following a successful funding bid. Thyme Together, launched by Englefield’s Five A Day Market Garden last year, was created to provide both experienced and novice gardeners over the age of 60 with the opportunity to learn more about gardening in a social and informal environment.

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New project coordinator for Englefield’s Five A Day Market Garden

A popular not-for-profit community market garden has a new project coordinator at its helm. West Berkshire resident of 40 years, Yvonne Redgrave has taken over from Pam Goddard, who founded the Five A Day Market Garden initiative in 2009. 

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Project teaches Scouts about woodland management

Dozens of young Scouts are learning about the woodland management cycle as part of a creative project taking place amid the trees on the Englefield Estate. The latest stage of the collaborative project between the Beaver and Cub Scouts, the Estate and chainsaw wood sculptor Nick Speakman, has involved the creation of a wooden beaver sculpture and bench overlooking the Benyon Inclosure lake.

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Englefield's connection with Roman Emperor unearthed

Rare evidence of a connection between one of the Roman Empire’s best-known rulers and rural Hampshire some 2,000 years ago, has been unearthed by archaeologists.

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Englefield hosts annual Teddy Bears' picnic

This classic nursery rhyme was brought to life when dozens of children from Silchester Church of England Primary School descended on the woods on the Englefield Estate for their annual Teddy Bears’ Picnic.

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Soapbox Challenge raises £8,000 for Royal Berks Charity

On Saturday 19th August, 16 homemade vehicles of all shapes and sizes took park in the inaugural Royal Berks Charity Soapbox Challenge on the Englefield Estate.

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Beavers and Cubs embark on woodland project

Dozens of Beavers and Scouts are learning about the woodland management cycle as part of a creative initiative taking place on the Englefield Estate.

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Flower show hailed a great success

Hundreds of people gathered to enjoy this summer’s Englefield Flower Show and School Fete. This year's event was hailed a great success with visitor numbers and entries to the flower and produce show up by 50 per cent.

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Englefield Charitable Trust awards new grants

For over 50 years, the Englefield Charitable Trust has been supporting charities, causes and projects in and around Berkshire. Established in 1968 by Sir William Benyon, the Trust continues to reflect his broad philanthropic outlook.

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Chris Tarrant helps raise funds for children's charity

More than £45,000 has been raised for Swings and Smiles through a quiz night held at Englefield House and hosted by television entertainer Chris Tarrant OBE on Saturday 1st July.

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De Beauvoir Association Party in the Park

The Englefield Charitable Trust is proud to be supporting the De Beauvoir Association Party in the Park, now in its 13th year. On Saturday 8 July from 2pm-5pm, families will gather in De Beauvoir Square in East London, to enjoy an afternoon of sports, crafts and games

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Village church in the spotlight

St Mark’s Church at Englefield played host to the wedding of Pippa Middleton to James Matthews on Saturday, May 20th.

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Brownies’ woodland classroom

Englefield Estate’s Forestry Manager, Richard Edwards, created an outdoor classroom for the 2nd Burghfield Brownies to learn more about sustainable forestry.

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Forget Me Not walkers raise over £20,000

Over 400 participants took part in the Forget Me Not Walk around the Englefield Estate in aid of the Sue Ryder Duchess of Kent Hospice.

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Record numbers for Silchester Fun Run

A record number of participants, some with an age gap of almost 70-years, took part in the annual Silchester Fun Run this month.

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Thyme Together at Englefield’s Five A Day project

Keen gardeners with time on their hands are being invited to roll up their sleeves for a new community project being launched by Englefield’s Five A Day Market Garden.

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Celebrating nature at Jewish “New Year of the Trees"

The Jewish holiday Tu BiShvat – “New Year of the Trees” – has been marked by the ceremonial planting of a tree on the Estate. 

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Our values

As a long established family-owned business, our history shapes the way in which we manage the Estate today. Our Values are our guiding principles and have always been at the heart of how the Englefield Estate operates.

Englefield Charitable Trust

For almost 50 years the Englefield Charitable Trust has supported a range of charities and good causes which include education, the arts, social welfare, health, conservation and the armed forces.

Englefield Village

Englefield Village sits at the heart of the wider Englefield Estate. It is a vibrant community incorporating a range of housing, businesses and community organisations.