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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Neighbourhood Plan Update
On 7th March 2023, Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council agreed to proceed to a referendum on the Ecchinswell, Bishops Green and Sydmonton Neighbourhood Plan. As required by the Neighbourhood Planning (General) Regulations 2012 as amended, a Decision Statement has been published which can be found here.
The decision statement and examiner’s report may be inspected via the links shown or at Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council offices between the hours of 8.30am and 4.30pm Monday to Friday, and at Basingstoke Discovery Centre, Tadley Library and Newbury Library at their normal opening times.
The referendum will be held on 4th May alongside the Local Council Elections.
There is more detail in our NP Pages or at the official B&D BC webpage for our plan which can be found here.
Thanks to everyone for their continuing support.
Chair, ES&BG Parish Council
Hampshire County Council Cost of Living Briefing
In October, Hampshire County Council launched the Keep Warm Keep Well web pages, which bring together a variety of help and information, such as advice for keeping homes warm and coping with debt, details about meals on wheels and school meals, as well as advice for maintaining physical and mental wellbeing during challenging times. Please see the link below if you would like further information:
Cost of Living Support Available from BDBC
Full details of the support available from Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council is on their website through the following link: https://www.basingstoke.gov.uk/costofliving but please spread the word to ensure the people who need it are made aware. The Parish Council can assist with access to the information if you have problems. Please contact email@example.com.
Join our local team and become a Parish Councillor
There is 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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) or come along to the next virtual meeting of the Parish Council to introduce yourself.
Please see below for useful website links:
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The Parish & the wider community
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A group of residents in the parish have investigated a scheme with the potential to improve broadband speeds for local properties. However, with all the change in grants at DCMS and despite the intest of more than 70 residents, there does not seem to be a near-term opportunity for improvement at a cost that people will want to pay. More information on the news page.