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Mrs Christine Barlow,
15 Highlands Road,
Bowers Gifford , Basildon SS13 2HR
Tel: 01268 725236 (M) 07758255621
YOUR VIEWS ARE IMPORTANT AND WE INVITE YOU TO COMMENT ON 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.
These proposals are being made as an alternative to proposals in Basildon Borough Council’s Local Plan (H13), which proposes the merger of our community with Basildon and Pitsea
We are now consulting with local people, businesses and other organisations, on the draft version of our Neighbourhood Plan. Our detailed Plan and our comparison with Basildon’s Local Plan can be viewed below by clicking on to the documents below and we invite you to comment on our proposals.
BGNB NEIGHBOURHOOD PLAN
You can also view the East Basildon Development Framework here.
This document was commisioned by Basildon Council to support their overall development and concept of three sites within their Local Plan, one of which was the Parish and which the Parish Council disagree with.
The Parish Council wish to thank all who visited the consultation drop in - sessions between 24th February & 7th March , despite the bad weather.
Your comments on the Parish Council proposals must be recieved in writing, by email or post, by no later than 5.00 p.m.
on 29th March 2018 to The Parish Clerk:
Post: The Parish Clerk, 15 Highlands Road,
Bowers Gifford , Basildon , Essex SS13 2HR
It is important you give your views!
CLICK ON BGNB NEIGHTBOURHOOD PLAN
ON THE PANEL OPPOSITE FOR MORE INFORMATION
FOR MORE INFORMATION CONCERNING BASILDON COUNCIL'S EMERGING LOCAL PLAN FOLLOW THE LINK BELOW:
Bowers Bugle Winter Edition - Issue 18
Click HERE to read
A copy will be delivered to your home soon
Bowers Gifford & North Benfleet Parish Council Elections - Thursday 3rd May 2018
Elections for 7 Parish Councillors in Bowers Gifford & North Benfleet Parish will be held on Thursday 3rd May 2018 between the hours of 7.00am to 10.00 pm
More information and formal Statutory notices relating to the election will be published here in due course
Please click here for meeting Agenda
The agenda is published at least 3 days before the Parish Council meeting.
FOR YOUR INFORMATION:
BASILDON BOROUGH COUNCIL INFRASTRUCTURE, GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE MEETING, ADJOURNED ON 13TH MARCH, WILL RECONVENE ON:
Venue: The Sporting Village, Cranes Farm Road, Basildon, SS14 3GR
POUND LANE STREET LIGHTS
LED STREET LIGHTS INSTALLED DURING FEBRUARY
POUND LANE OS NOW LIT BUT IF YOU FIND ANY LIGHTS NOT WORKING GO TO ESSEX COUNTY COUNCIL WEBSITE AND MAKE A REPORT GIVING AS MUCH DETAILS AS YOU CAN REGARDING LOCATION AND NUMBER OF THE LIGHT POLE.
“LET’S START TO GET BACK TO THE OLD COMMUNITY SPIRIT AND VALUES”
There are more than 5,000 volunteer Neighbourhood Watches in Essex, covering around 40 per cent of the properties in the county. Neighbourhood Watch is active and growing, and the BASILDON Neighbourhood Watch Committee is now looking for additional volunteers to work with their neighbours to care for their own road, street, lane or block of flats.
What does this entail?
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?
The first step is to contact us to let us know you are interested in setting up Neighbourhood Watch in your street. You will then be supplied with some freebies, such as purse bells and door stickers, and a welcome pack for new members.
The next step is for you and a couple of your neighbours to go door to door and ask your neighbours if they want to join. If they do, they will need to give you their email addresses and possibly their mobile phone numbers. If people are suspicious, and who can blame them in this day and age, you will probably find that once they hear from their immediate neighbours just how helpful a Neighbourhood Watch group can be, they will ask you to let them join. Once the Neighbourhood Watch Scheme is up and running in your area NHW street signs can be supplied to let people know; another bonus as some Insurance companies give a discount for NHW members
That Is All There Is To It!
Interested in setting up Neighbourhood Watch in your street please email Chris Barlow, Bowers Gifford & North Benfleet Parish Council Clerk on firstname.lastname@example.org or Basildon Borough Neighbourhood Watch (Barbara Homes) on email@example.com. (Barbara Holmes is the area co-ordinator for Pitsea)