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Mrs Christine Barlow,
15 Highlands Road,
Bowers Gifford , Basildon SS13 2HR
Tel: 01268 725236 (M) 07758255621
THE NEXT PARISH COUNCIL
MEETING WILL BE HELD ON
WEDNESDAY 26TH SEPTEMBER
IN THE BENBOW CLUB, 77 POUND LANE, BOWERS GIFFORD
KEEP WATCH HERE FOR THE AGENDA
Parish Council meetings are open to all to attend and if you do not want to you do not have to stay for all the meeting.
Time is set aside for members of the public to ask questions of their Councillors
More information to follow
in this panel
Work to install CCTV Cameras in Westake Park are due to start on Monday 24th September and will last approximately 4 days.
It is anticipated that the work will not affect the enjoyment and hopefully will not cause any inconveninece to the public.
Thank you to everyone who came along to Picnic in the Park on Sunday, we hope you, your family and freinds had an enjoyable afternoon.
We would like to thank:
The Gun Public House, Alton Garden Centre, Wilton Pet Shop, Tanged Hair and Beauty, Nicola's Cakes, Berthes Kitchen, Chocoleight and Bradfeilds Farm for all the wonderful raffle prizes which were donated by all.
A BIG thank you to Terry and Tracey Rust of Smiles Farm, who sponsored Trevor Cline , the Children's Entertainer. His amazing balloon modelling kept the children spellbound and entertained all afternoon.
Thanks too to Lesley McDowell of "CherryBerry" who transformed the childrens' faces with her amazing face painting designs.
A Special thanks goes to Alana & Mickey of "Simply Gorgeous" who returned for a third year and provided live music all afternoon from the 60s through to 80s and beyond.
Unfortuneatley, Santoy Dance Troupe we unable to attend at the last minute.
OUR PROPOSALS FOR ALTERNATIVE DEVELOPEMENT IN
BOWERS GIFFORD & NORTH BENFLEET NEIGHBOURHOOD PLAN
Bowers Gifford & North Benfleet Parish Council is preparing a Neighbourhood Plan, for the whole of the Parish area. The purpose of the Plan is to make proposals for how we can create "One Village " of Bowers Gifford & North Benfleet that remains separated from Basildon by the Green Belt.
The Parish Council is providing an alternative stretegy to Basildon's Local Plan which currently proposes the merger of our community with Basildon and Pitsea.
Earlier in the year the Parish Council and Steering Group carried out several consultations and drop-in sessions and the overiding views of those who attended the drop-in sessions and posted,emailed or hand-delivered their comments,agreed that development in the north of the village was a better alternative.
The new Conservative administration which took over in May has listened to the proposals in our Neighbourhood Plan and at the Strategic, Planning and Infrastructure (SPI) Committee meeting on 29th August 2018 agreed that the Parish Council could decide where new homes could be built and this decision will be ratified by Full Council ion 18th October.
Log-on to the Parish Council website in the coming weeks to see what this means to " Our Village"
FOR MORE INFORMATION CONCERNING BASILDON COUNCIL'S EMERGING LOCAL PLAN FOLLOW THE LINK BELOW:
Could you be a Watch co-ordinator ?
There are more than 5,000 volunteer Neighbourhood Watches in Essex and Neighbourhood Watch is active and growing, and Bowers Gifford & North Benfleet Parish are looking for more volunteers, could you become a NW co-ordinator?
What do you have to do?
Maybe you have just been burgled and you want to help others avoid going through the same experience? Maybe you are a good neighbour and want to develop a closer community in your part of Bowers Gifford?
You just need to contact the Neighbourhood Watch Scheme in Basildon (contact details below) to set up a Neighbourhood Watch in your road and the
next step is to let your neighbours know and ask if they want to be on your NW mailing list.
To inform residents they ar in a Neighbourhood Watch area NHW street signs are displayed in your road. Look for the signs which have already been put up, another bonus as some Insurance companies give a discount to NHW members.
Interested in setting up Neighbourhood Watch in your street we would like to hear from you.
Email Chris Barlow, Parish Council Clerk on firstname.lastname@example.org or Barbara Holmes, Basildon Borough Neighbourhood Watch on email@example.com. (Barbara Holmes is the area co-ordinator for Pitsea)
ESSEX COUNTY COUNCIL
Roadworks information for repairs and closures log-on to
roadworks.uk or essex.gov.uk/traffic
Do you care what happens to our village in the future?
Are you interested in making our village a better place and not just talking about it?
If the answer is YES to all the above become a Parish Councillor and help make that difference. No experience or special skills are needed.
Exciting times are ahead as the Parish becomes part of Basildon Council's Local Plan bigger picture but development has to be in a way that benefits everyone and you could be a part of helping to make our Neighbourhood Plan a reality.
For more information contact: Christine Barlow, Parish Council Clerk email: firstname.lastname@example.org
or Tel: 01268 725236 (M)07758255621
Your Parish Council is non-political and the third teir of local goverment alongisde Essex County Council and Basildon Borough Coucnil.
It plays a vital role in representing the interests of residents and influencing other decision makers in matters that affect the quality and life of the community of
Bowers Gifford & North Benfleet.
WE LOOK FOWARD TO HEARING FROM YOU.