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Mrs Christine Barlow,
15 Highlands Road,
Bowers Gifford , Basildon SS13 2HR
Tel: 01268 725236 (M) 07758255621
What’s on at
St Margarets Church - Today
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.
These proposals are being made as an alternative to proposals in Basildon Borough Council’s Local Plan (H12 formerly H13), which proposes the merger of our community with Basildon and Pitsea
The Parish Council is providing an alternative stretegy to Basildon's Local Plan which they think is better for the village as a whole and recently carried out a Pre- Submission consultation. The overiding views of those who attended the drop-in sessions and posted, emailed or hand-delivered their comments agreed with Parish Council's Neighbourhood Plan proposals. The next step is to prepare the Neighbourhood Plan final submision for examination but there is much to do before we get to that stage.
Click below for the information in regard to the Parish Councils Neighbourhood Plan Pre-Submission and other documents.
BGNB NEIGHBOURHOOD PLAN
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 the BASILDON Neighbourhood Watch is looking for more volunteers.
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 set up
a Neighbourhood Watch in your road and contact the Neighbourhood Watch Scheme in Basildon
(contact details below)
The next step is for you to ask your neighbours if they want to join. You will 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; look for the signs which have already been put up. This is another bonus as some Insurance companies give a discount for NHW members
Interested in setting up Neighbourhood Watch in your street please email Chris Barlow, Bowers Gifford & North Benfleet 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)
CLICK HERE FOR PARISH COUNCIL MEETING AGENDA FOR THE ABOVE MEETING
The agenda is published at least 3 clear days before the meeting.
PARISH COUNCIL MEETING 27TH JUNE
Basildon Borough Council's New Conservative administration are keeping their word to relook at the Parish Council's Neighbourhood Plan alternative strategy against development of the Little Chalvedon Hall Farm site and in favour of development in North Benfleet at Hall Farm.
The Leader of Basildon Borough Council , Councillor Andrew Baggott and Ward Councillors Councillor Craig Rimmer and Councillor Luke Mackenzie, will be coming along to the Parish Council Meeting on
Wednesday 27th June
to explain their intentions and answer resident's questions regarding the revised timetable for the Borough's Local Plan publication.
The meeting starts at 7.30 p.m. and the first item will be the discussion on the Local Plan and how it will impact on the Neighbourhood Plan.
All residents are welcome to attend to hear what the Coucnillors have to say.
WATCH THIS SPACE FOR FURTHER UPDATES
Bowers Gifford & North Benfleet Parish Council
The Parish Council has 4 Councillors
Councillor Rob Smillie,
Councillor Sheelagh Pegg, Councillor Terence Potter
and Councillor David Martin.
They are legally entitled to have seven Councillors and has the ability to co-opt three more members of the community to serve on the Parish Council.
If you are interested in taking up this worth while post and becoming a Parish Councillor please email:
Christine Barlow, Clerk to the Parish Coucnil on: email@example.com
The Council is a Corporate body and is an elected 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.
The post of a Parish Councillor is unpaid but some expenses i.e. Travel, can be paid. Your Parish Council is non-political. No special skills are required all you need is to have is an interest in helping to make a difference.
If you think you would like to take on this role and represent the views of the residents of Bowers Gifford & North Benfleet the Parish Clerk would be very happy to discuss this with you..
WE LOOK FOWARD TO HEARING FROM YOU.