New cars that will appeal to family-oriented buyers are leading the way in prioritising the highest levels of safety as standard, according to test results issued today. read more

61 free events across Thatcham from Saturday 8th to Friday 21st October 2016...

For access to the British insurance criteria documents, or for any other vehicle security related enquiry, please email us on security@thatcham.org

For access to the British insurance criteria documents, or for any other vehicle security related enquiry, please email us on security@thatcham.org

For access to the British insurance criteria documents, or for any other vehicle security related enquiry, please email us on security@thatcham.org

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The pdfs above list all security systems that have met the insurance industry's security criteria and are therefore known to reduce the risk of vehicle theft.

The all-new HR-V, (known as the Vezel in Japan), is a new crossover, derived from the Jazz.

Autonomous braking technology with proven potential to save countless lives, injuries and inconvenience.Ask for AEB on your next car and together we can Stop The Crash!

Whilst the majority of Thatcham’s work is funded by a levy on their 30 plus member insurers, the centre also generates its own revenue providing a unique range of products and services primarily to the motor repair industry, contributing to an annual turnover of around £15 million.

The name may have been derived from that of a Saxon chief called Tace (or perhaps Tac or Tec), who established a village in around AD 500.[3][4] The settlement was known as Taceham - ham meaning village in Saxon. It is also possible that the name may have come from the Saxon þæc or thaec (thatch). Wherever it came from, the name Taceham persisted until after the Norman Conquest in 1066 before going through several minor changes until the current form was adopted in the 16th century.

On July 20, 2007, parts of Thatcham were flooded during a period of sustained heavy rain, during which three times the average July monthly rainfall hit the town in just 24 hours. While the rivers did not overtop, the quantity of water flowing down the hills from Cold Ash and Bucklebury made many roads impassable and stranded hundreds of pupils at Kennet School who tried to wade with rope across Stoney Lane. About 1100 properties were affected; many residents moved out into mobile homes.[6]

Objective One: To run the Council with value for money at the heart of its decision-making process

Thursday 20th October, 12 noon to 2.30pm & 4pm - 6.45pm at Thatcham Catholic Church Hall...

For access to the British insurance criteria documents, or for any other vehicle security related enquiry, please email us on security@thatcham.org

For manufacturer fitted and historic aftermarket Thatcham compliant security devices use our Thatcham National Security Listing.

The Motor Insurance Repair Research Centre Colthrop Way Thatcham Berks RG19 4NR, UK

The name "Thatcham" is brand-associated with the approval ratings for car security systems issued by the Motor Insurance Repair Research Centre based near the town (see link below). For instance, "Thatcham Cat 1" (or just "Cat 1") is the approval for a combined car alarm and immobiliser, "Thatcham Cat 2" is for a standalone immobiliser and "Thatcham Cat 3" is for additional physical security devices such as steering wheel locks.

Thatcham’s vehicle security team was established in 1992, with the primary aim of stemming the explosion in vehicle crime, which at the time was proving of great concern to the insurance industry.

Objective Two: To represent the views of residents and businesses on issues affecting the Town

For access to the British insurance criteria documents, or for any other vehicle security related enquiry, please email us on security@thatcham.org

A founder member of the international ‘Research Council for Automobile Repairs’ (RCAR), Thatcham Research have also been a member of the European New Car Assessment Programme (Euro NCAP) since 2004.

Today, Thatcham Research still occupies its unique position as the UK’s only ‘not for profit’ insurer funded research centre. Whilst the original aims remain intact, the centre now enjoys a much wider remit at the forefront of the latest vehicle technology research, spanning safety, security and repair.

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In 1121 King Henry I founded the great Abbey of Reading and endowed it with many gifts of land, including the Manor of Thatcham. At the same time Thatcham Hundred ceased to exist: the western part was transferred to Faircross Hundred, and the remainder to the Hundred of Reading.

Today recorded theft of vehicles is less than 100,000 cases per year down, from 620,000 at its height. Whilst many organisations can claim credit including vehicle manufacturers, UK law enforcement and government, Thatcham have been instrumental in driving up standards in both factory fit and aftermarket vehicle security installations and our security testing regime is considered to be one of the most rigorous in the world, acting as a model for crime prevention efforts internationally.

Objective Five: To protect and improve the open spaces, recreation facilities and heritage

This website also details the services made available by the Town Council.

As the UK’s top 10 ‘Safest Used Family Cars 2016’ are revealed by Co-op Insurance, safety experts at Thatcham Research back fresh calls to make safety information more accessible to car buyers. read more

Based just outside Newbury in Berkshire, Thatcham Research has grown from small beginnings to an organisation now boasting over 180 staff, a state of the art vehicle research workshop, a Euro NCAP approved Crash Laboratory and two fully equipped automotive academies.

Thatcham's security team also carry out extensive testing on a wide range of original fit and aftermarket security equipment covering the following vehicle types

Waterside Park Crookham Hill Thatcham Berkshire United Kingdom RG19 4PA View with Google Maps 

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For access to the British insurance criteria documents, or for any other vehicle security related enquiry, please email us on security@thatcham.org

This year's theme is a 'journey' and local budding poets are invited to enter the following categories...

For current aftermarket Thatcham compliant security devices use our Thatcham Compliant Security Devices.

Thatcham straddles the River Kennet, the Kennet and Avon Canal, the A4 and the course of a Roman road. It is served by Thatcham railway station on the line between Reading and Newbury. Local employment is chiefly in light industrial premises, sales and distribution, retail and public sectors; see also West Berkshire, its district.

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Enjoying an increasingly global influence in both the insurance and automotive sectors, Thatcham Research are regularly asked to provide their experience and know-how at high profile events and in the media, living up to their reputation as ‘Experts in Safety, Security and Crash Repair’.

Objective Four: To promote local business and improve the Broadway

For access to the British insurance criteria documents, or for any other vehicle security related enquiry, please email us on security@thatcham.org