Greenham

Greenham is a village and civil parish in Berkshire, England. It was recorded in the Domesday Book as Greneham.[1] Greenham commences immediately south-east of Newbury and is in the West Berkshire district of England.

Demography

2011 Published Statistics: Population, home ownership and extracts from Physical Environment, surveyed in 2005[2]
Output areaHomes owned outrightOwned with a loanSocially rentedPrivately rentedOtherkm² roadskm² waterkm² domestic gardensUsual residentskm²
Civil parish126146507090.2580.0390.24693713.6

Former RAF station

The former Royal Air Force station RAF Greenham Common covers much of the south-east of the civil parish of the village, surrounded by the Common which covers most of the parish.

Governance

West Berkshire administers local government; certain minor local services such as footpaths and sports facilities received grants from the precept of the civil parish council formed of residents.[3] The population of the civil parish including Newtown Common was 3,628 at the 2011 Census.

The area of the village, in its broad, traditional definition, including the racecourse, common land and aviation base, is 13.6 square kilometres (5.3 sq mi).[2]

Geography

Greenham has a public open space by the church called Audrey's Meadow, that is run by the Berkshire, Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire Wildlife Trust.[4] It was named after one of the Parish Councilors called Mrs Audrey Appleby.[5]

Racecourse

Newbury Racecourse is in Greenham.

See also

References


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