Local Services




Here is some information on local services. If you can't find what you're looking for, please try the Societies or Businesses links. If you still can't find what you're looking for, please let us know


Bag2school operate throughout the UK; collecting and selling your unwanted textiles to importers and wholesalers in many countries of Eastern and Western Europe, Africa and Asia to benefit the schools Mortimer St John’s, Mortimer St Mary’s and Willink.  Bag2school has been working in partnership with volunteers in Mortimer since May 2009 and has raised over £16,000 for our local schools. 


Three times a year volunteers deliver bags to most of Mortimer to enable householders to have a clothing clearout.  Clothing needs to be ‘good quality’ for RE-USE

We CAN recycle:  Men’s, Ladies’ and Children’s clothing, Paired shoes (tied together or elastic band around), Handbags, Hats, Bags, Scarves and ties, Jewellery Lingerie, Socks, Belts, Soft toys, Household linen, Curtains

Towels, Bedding (bed sheets, pillow cases and duvet covers)

We CANNOT recycle: Duvets and blankets, Pillows and cushions, Carpets, rugs and mats (including bath, shower and toilet mats), Soiled, painted, ripped or wet clothing, School uniforms with and without logo, Corporate clothing and workwear, Textile off cuts, yarns or threaded material

Our next collection is Monday 16th October – village collection, Tuesday 17th October St John’s/St Marys’s collection.

We are always looking out for volunteers to help distribute some of the bags and also to collect them when full.  If you are interested in learning more please contact Rebecca Barker bbarkerdg11@gmail.com

Burghfield and Goring Vets

Opening hours:
8-7 Mondays to Fridays, 
8-1 Saturdays (plus after hours emergency service)

0118 983 2465



Burghfield Veterinary Surgery
1 Tarragon Way
Burghfield Common

Mon: 10.00 - 15.30 appointments 10:00-15:30 and drop in service 10:00-13:00 
Tue: 10:00 - 13:00 appointments and drop in service
Wed: 10:00 - 13:00 Specialist appointments
Thu: 10:00 - 15:30 By appointment
Fri: 10:00 - 13:00
Telephone advice: Mon & Thu 10:00-15:30, Tue, Wed & Fri 10:00-13:00
0118 981 7660
In addition a session especially for Mortimer and Burghfield residents is held on Monday mornings from 10am - 1 pm at the Children's Centre, Blands School, Burghfield. Call the number above for an appointment
Franklin Avenue
RG26 4ET

District Councillors 

West Berkshire District Councillors for Mortimer Ward are :

Mollie Lock mlock@westberks.gov.uk

0118 933 2858

The Oak House
64 West End Road

Graham Bridgman gbridgman@westberks.gov.uk

0118 933 1707

1 Gordon Palmer Close

Kennel and Paddock is a leading veterinary physiotherapy and hydrotherapy practice specialising in improving the health, wellbeing and preformance of animals following injury.

Our dedicated and skilled team will deliver a professional, gentle approach to your animals care either delivered in the home or in our dedicated centre in Grazeley Green.

Thorough assessments are carried out prior to the administration of any of our treatments and for behaviour and clinical care your veterinary surgeon will be constantly updated.

A wealth of experience and qualifications coupled with the ability to work as a team ensure we are able to put together comprehensive rehabilitation packages for every animal referred to us.

For further details contact
Karl Jones MSc (Vet Physiotherapy) BSc(Hons) ACPACT CAT A, CSP HPC

07967 455386



Local travel planning

There is a website with connected bus, train and coach timetables for the south east available here.

Mortimer (St. John's) Village Hall

Village Hall for hire. See website or contact chairman Tom Shorrock tshorrock@mrmerlin.com for further details


Mortimer Community Centre

A non-profit making facility open to all organisations to hire. The Community Centre, newly completed in 2009, offers changing rooms, a kitchen area, large meeting hall and toilet facilities (disabled too) for clubs, and groups to hire. A central location in the village, with car parking available, it is ideal for any event, including children's parties.

Enquiries: Adrian Smith on 077 1000 6628 or adrsmith@gmail.com

Mortimer Library

Opening hours:

Monday 1:00 - 5:00
Tuesday 9:30 - 5:00
Wednesday - CLOSED
Thursday CLOSED
Friday 1:00 - 6:00
Saturday 10:00 - 12:30

0118 933 2882



27 Victoria Rd.

Mortimer West End Village Hall


Contact Virginia Bray


Police - non-emergency - 101

Calls to this number are passed to a police call centre which will redirect to appropriate manned police office or officer (it is recommended to have post code to hand as the call centre's local knowledge is sometimes limited). This number should be used to report crime where the crime is not taking place at the time of the phone call, and to make contact with the Police on other routine matters.

Silver Sunday

Silver Sunday is an annual day of fun and free activities for older people across the UK. Led by The Sir Simon Milton Foundation, it celebrates the value and knowledge they contribute to our communities while combating loneliness and isolation. 

Mortimer's Silver Sunday is arranged by volunteers and provides a lunch and entertainment for 50 members of our community.

Silver Sunday is held on the first Sunday in October

If you are interested in learning more about this event please email Rebecca Barker bbarkerdg11@gmail.com

Stratfield Mortimer Parish Council

Haydn Selwyn-Jones
Parish Clerk

The Parish Council Office is located at the back of the Public Library. It is open 9:30 - 17:00 Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays.

0118 933 1955



27 Victoria Rd.

Thames Water

08459 200800


West Berkshire Council

Main Office

01635 42400


West Berkshire Council Offices
Market Street
RG14 5LD

Out of hours service 01635 42161


Streetcare is a part of West Berkshire Council Customer Services, and provides a point of contact to report problems relating to roads, paths, refuse collection, trees, travellers, recycling, abandoned vehicles, fly-tipping, graffitti and general countryside issues.

01635 519080