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Contact details for Parish Council Clerk 

Mrs Christine Barlow, 15 Highlands Road,

Bowers Gifford , Basildon SS13 2HR

Tel: 01268 725236 (M) 07758255621













Do you think you can make a difference and represent the views of the community and raise the profile of the Parish collectively with other Parish Councillors.


If the answer is YES read on......


The Parish Council has currently five councillors but also has a vancancy. If you are interested in  learning more about the role and are interested in becoming a Parish Councillor, have lived or work withing 3 miles of the village for twelve months or more, are over 18 years old and on the electorial register then please contact:  

Chris Barlow,Parish Council Clerk,

on either :

01268 725236 (M) 07758255621


No experience is necessary just a willingness to improve the village for all who live and work here.















If you own property or land in the plotlands and have recieved a letter asking for your views you can download a copy of the questionnaire here by clicking below.





To take the survey on line click link below: 







Neighbourhood Watch




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 clerkbgnbparishcouncil@gmail.com or Basildon Borough Neighbourhood Watch (Barbara Homes) on basboronhw@virginmedia.com. (Barbara Holmes is the area co-ordinator for Pitsea)








Upcoming event

Parish Council Meeting

Wednesday 31 January 2018

The Benbow Club , 77 Pound Lane, Bowers Gifford


The Press and public are invited to attend and time is set aside for the Public to raise questions.