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The Toll House
Whitchurch Bridge
Pangbourne
Reading
RG8 7DF
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Whitchurch Toll Bridge, which is owned by The Company of Proprietors of Whitchurch Bridge, is open and operating normally.  If you have a question please use our message board.

New Toll Application (updated 29th January 2015)
The cost of reconstructing Whitchurch Bridge was significantly higher than expected, and because of this the Company has submitted a Toll Application dated 5th November 2014 to the Secretary of State for Transport seeking an increase in the regulated Class 1 Toll from 40p to 60p.  More details are here.

The next step in the approval process will be a Public Inquiry to be held locally, hopefully in Pangbourne, in late Spring 2015.  We will publicise the date and location as soon as we can.

We regret that a Toll increase is necessary.  Bridge users can be assured that the Secretary of State will only approve the increase if he/she believes it to be justified on the facts.

Pangbourne River Meadow
As agreed with Pangbourne Parish Council the area which was used for the contractor's compound will remain fenced off until the new grass seed, to be sown by the contractor in early Spring 2015, has established. This may take until mid summer 2015 depending on weather conditions.  An access track has been provided to the landing stage.  

Lamp posts on the Pangbourne Approach Road (updated 30th January 2015)
We have let a contract for the replacement of our two lamp posts on the Pangbourne approach road because they are corroded around their bases. This only become apparent following an impact on one just before the Bridge reopened. The new lamp posts will be of similar style to the existing but about 60 cm shorter than now, so the lanterns will be shielded less by the trees.  We have applied to West Berkshire Council for permission to carry out this work on Tuesday 17th February 2015 - there will be single way traffic controlled by temporary traffic lights during the installation work which willl be carried out between 0930 and 1530 hrs.