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Mrs Christine Barlow,
15 Highlands Road,
Bowers Gifford , Basildon SS13 2HR
Tel: 01268 725236 (M) 07758255621
St Margarets Church
St Margaret's Church Bowers Gifford will be open on 21st July 2018, celebrating its Patronal Festival from 12.30 with flower displays, guided history tours and other displays. At 1.30 pm cooked food along with cakes and refreshments will be for sale.
At approximately 3.30 there will be a gathering to sing a selection of favourite hymns.
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 will reconsider them at the Strategic, Planning and Infrastructure (SPI) Committee meeting on 29th August 2018.
COME ALONG TO THE PARISH MEETING ON 25TH JULY
TO HERE MORE
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 email@example.com or Barbara Holmes, Basildon Borough Neighbourhood Watch on firstname.lastname@example.org. (Barbara Holmes is the area co-ordinator for Pitsea)
DON'T DELAY ENTER TODAY!
The next Bowers Gifford & North Benfleet
Parish Council Meeting
will take place on
Wednesday 25th July
at 7.30 p.m.
The Benbow Club
77 Pound Lane Bowers Gifford
All are welcome to attend and time is set aside for residents to ask questions of their Councillors.
Come along and here what's happening about the Local Plan and development in the Parish.
CLICK HERE FOR PARISH COUNCIL MEETING AGENDA
The agenda is published at least 3 clear days before the meeting.
The Parish Council NEEDS You!
The Parish Council has 4 Councillors but can co-opt three more.
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?
Could you be part of making the above happen?
If the answer is YES to all the above become a Parish Councillor and help make that diffeence.
No experience or special skills are needed just a
"CAN DO" attitude.
Exciting times are ahead as the Parish becomes part of the Local Plan's bigger picture but development has to acheived in a way that benefits all and you could be a part of this.
For more information contact: Chris Barlow, The Parish Council Clerk email: email@example.com
or Tel: 01268 725236 (M)07758255621
Your Parish Council is non-political, is a Corporate body and a third teir of local goverment. 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 people of Bowers Gifford & North Benfleet.
WE LOOK FOWARD TO HEARING FROM YOU.