Ecchinswell, Sydmonton and Bishops Green Parish Council
The Parish of Ecchinswell, Sydmonton and Bishops Green comprises Bishops Green and Sydmonton to the north, Brocks Green and Ecchinswell in the middle, and Sydmonton and Ashley Warren to the south. It is a long and narrow parish, bordered by Berkshire at the northern end and the parish of Whitchurch at the southern end.
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Annual Pond Clearance
The annual Ecchinswell pond clearance day takes place on Sunday 17th October from 10am to 2pm and we’d very much like to have some able-bodied volunteers to assist us.
The pond is an important and beautiful part of the village, and we would appreciate some helpers for this task which is vital to the health of the pond and the wildlife that inhabits it. All hands will be welcome and we will provide refreshments and hot dogs.
The clearance starts at 10am and usually finishes at approximately 2pm. Even if you can only spare a short amount of time please come along. It is great fun and a chance to catch up with other villagers. All that is needed is some gardening gloves, a pair of wellies, and lots of enthusiasm!Thank you – we look forward to seeing as many of you as possible on the day.
Catesby Estates proposal for 400 New Homes - Parish Meeting
Some of you will already have received flyers about the Catesby Estates consultation on their proposed development of the land at Bishops Green Farm which opened yesterday. A copy of the information supplied by Catesby is here for other residents to participate.
This consultation is being run by Catesby Estates and closes on the 19th September 2021. The consultation information includes a survey of 13 questions. Four of these questions relate to the proposed development specifically. The other nine relate to general issues for the community. Catesby Estates will use the information gathered as part of their planning application, lifting quotes as they see fit.
It is important that before you complete the survey, that you understand the information being presented, have an opportunity to ask questions of the PC and our Borough Councillor, hear suggestions on how to respond to the survey so your inputs cannot be misrepresented.
Given the overwhelmingly negative response to the proposal last December, the majority of the next Parish Council meeting will be a public discussion of the latest development proposals. From this, the formal PC response, can be prepared alongside residents’ personal and group inputs.
Please make all efforts to attend the meeting at 7.30pm on Wednesday 8th September 2021 in Bishops Green Village Hall so your views are represented in the PC response.
The Catesby Estates consultation is not connected in any way to the Parish Council Consultation Events about the Neighbourhood Plan which are being held in the village halls on the 24th and 25thof September 2021.
Residents are strongly encouraged to participate in both consultations.
Chair – Ecchinswell, Sydmonton & Bishops Green Parish Council
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Following the resignation of Tim Hall, there is now a vacancy for a new Parish Councillor. No special qualification is required to be a councillor; indeed, it is important that all sorts of people serve as councillors to give good representation of the community. Training for new councillors is also available to help assist with understanding the responsibilities of the role.
If you would like to put yourself forward as a Parish Councillor, please either get in touch with the clerk (email@example.com) or come along to the next virtual meeting of the Parish Council to introduce yourself.
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A group of residents in the parish are investigating a scheme to improve broadband speeds for local properties. Although this is not an ES&BG PC endorsed scheme, it has some potential benefits for residents. If you are interested in finding out more about the scheme, then email RUPERTELWES@GMAIL.COM.