The rural parish of St.Nicholas Hurst is in the Wokingham district of Berkshire, southern England. It is the largest parish in the district covering some two and a half square miles. A large proportion of the parish is open farmland with most of the 2,000 residents living in the three residential areas: the village centre (Wards Cross - Whistley Green), Forest Road and Davis Street.
The parish contains Dinton Pastures country park, School Road and Davis Street Playgrounds. There are two schools in the village: St.Nicholas Primary School and Dolphin School.
ROADSIDE DITCH MAINTENANCE AND RIPARIAN OWNERSHIP
During severe weather numerous calls are received by Wokingham Borough Council reporting blocked and overflowing ditches and requests to clear them. The question of ownership of ditches alongside the highway and the consequent maintenance responsibilities frequently gives rise to difficulties.
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