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Mrs Christine Barlow,
15 Highlands Road,
Bowers Gifford , Basildon SS13 2HR
Tel: 01268 725236 (M) 07758255621
CLICK HERE FOR PARISH COUNCILMEETING AGENDA
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 steps are to prepare our final submision for examination. WATCH THIS SPACE FOR FUTURE UPDATES......Click below for the information.
BGNB NEIGHBOURHOOD PLAN
You can also view Basildon Council's East Basildon Development Framework here.
This document,commisioned by Basildon Council, their overall development of three sites within their Local Plan, one of which was the Parish and which the Parish Council disagree with. the Parish Council will continue with their vision and continue to discuss with Basildon Borough Council on their alternatives.
PRE-SUBMISSION CONSULTATION HAS NOW CLOSED.
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 Gifford & North Benfleet Parish Council
Uncontested - Elections
Only four persons submitted their nomination forms in time to be consideed for the Parish Council elections on 3rd May 2018. Basildon Borough Council therefore have provided the Parish Council with the information that the persons whose names appear below are duly elected Parish Councillors for Bowers Gifford & North Benfleet Parish Council for the next four years.
The Parish Council still have three vacancies however and has the ability to co-opt interested members of the community to serve on the Parish Council and increase its numbers to seven Councillors.
The Council is a Corporate body and is an elected teir of local goverment and plays a vital role in representing interests of residents and influencing other decision makers in matters that affect the quality and life 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 to become a Parish Councillor all you need is to have is an interest in helping to make a difference. If you think you would like to become a Parish Councillor and represent the views of the residents of Bowers Gifford & North Benfleet the Parish Clerk would be very happy to discuss this with you. Please email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
“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 email@example.com or Basildon Borough Neighbourhood Watch (Barbara Homes) on firstname.lastname@example.org. (Barbara Holmes is the area co-ordinator for Pitsea)