West Berkshire Council
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About West Berkshire Council
West Berkshire makes up over half ofthe geographical area ofthe county of Berkshire ‐ covering an area of 272 squaremiles. It lies on the western fringe ofthe South East region, centrally located, at a crossroads where the South Eastmeetsthe South West and where the south coast comes up tomeetthe southern Midlands.
As such,the districtlies atthe convergence oftwo key road arteriesin the south – the M4 and the A34. Both provide directroad linksin all directions, with all the key urban centresin southern England (London, Reading, Southampton, Portsmouth, Bristol, Oxford, Swindon) within an hour’s drive.
The district has good rail links, with London lessthan an hour by train and further connections, via Reading,to allthemainline routesthroughoutthe country. The area also has very good linksto internationaltransport hubs:Heathrow and Southampton airport are 40 miles away, as are the ferry terminalsin Southampton and Portsmouth, providing links with the continent.