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Bidford-on-Avon Parish Council

Bidford-on-Avon Parish Council

Latest Notices

ANNUAL RETURN FOR FINANCIAL YEAR ENDED 31 MARCH 2014

Local councils in England with an annual turnover of £6.5m or less must complete an annual return in accordance with proper practices summarising their activities at the end of each financial year.

The document below is Bidford Parish Council's Annual Return:

FUTURE OF ACUTE HOSPITAL SERVICES IN WORCESTERSHIRE

The Programme Board which oversees the Future of Acute Hospital Services in Worcestershire programme has unanimously confirmed its support for the proposed clinical model for acute hospital services in the county.

FREE ELECTRIC BLANKET TESTING FOR OVER 50s

Warwickshire Trading Standards Service is offering a free electric blanket test to all residents over 50.

For those that find transport difficult, please deliver your blankets to either the library or Parish Council office, Bramley Way, by Tuesday 30 September.

The Parish Clerk will then arrange for them to be collected, tested and returned.

If you know anyone who would benefit from this service, please pass on this information.

RURAL CRIME CO-ORDINATOR

Stratford-on-Avon District Council has launched a new role in September 2014 in the form of a Rural Crime Co-ordinator to help address concerns raised by residents within the Stratford District about crime in their rural communities.

Although overall crime levels have reduced, the Council is taking a proactive approach towards crime and its effects on those living in rural communities. The aim is to increase crime prevention awareness across the District, engage with rural communities and provide bespoke advice to victims of crime.

Funded by the Police and Crime Commissioner, who has made rural crime a priority, the post holder will be working closely with Partnership Agencies in particular with the Police Safer Neighbourhoods Teams and Watch Schemes, to ensure the best possible level of service is provided to its residents

You can contact the Rural Crime Co-ordinator

  • If you are a victim of crime, or are concerned you may be at risk and would benefit from Crime Prevention Advice.
  • If you would like to arrange a Crime Prevention Talk in your village.
  • If you would be interested in arranging a village crime prevention ‘marking’ day, where property such as bicycles, lawn mowers, power tools can be securely marked.

If you wish to speak to the Rural Crime Co-ordinator Lucy Lambert then contact her on 01789 260200 or 07970 588518 or email lucy.lambert@stratford-dc.gov.uk

ELECTORAL REVIEW OF WARWICKSHIRE

Tell us what you think. The independent Local Government Boundary Commission for England is asking people across your area to comment on proposed new electoral arrangements for Warwickshire County Council.

For more information, including interactive maps, visit:
www.consultation.lgbce.org.uk and www.lgbce.org.uk

The consultation closes on 3 November 2014.

POLICE PRIORITIES FOR NEXT THREE MONTHS

The presentation below explains the Warwickshire Police priorities for the next three months. It was presented at the Alcester and Bidford Community Forum meeting on Tuesday 16 September 2014.

NOTICE OF CONCLUSION OF AUDIT

Notice is hereby given that the audit of accounts for Bidford-on-Avon Parish Council for the year ended 31 March 2014 was completed on 5 September 2014.

Elisabeth Uggerløse
Clerk to the Parish Council

PARISH COUNCILLOR VACANCY: BIDFORD WARD

A vacancy has occurred in the Bidford-on-Avon Parish Council, Bidford Ward, due to the recent resignation of Cllr Ms Carol Ford.

If you would like to be considered as a candidate to a very active Parish Council, please send your application to the Parish Clerk, by post or email, no later than 17 October 2014.

Notice dated 27 August 2014

REVIEW OF POLLING DISTRICTS AND POLLING PLACES

Stratford-on-Avon District Council are looking for feedback on any aspect of polling districts and/or polling places currently used, and invite representation and comments from interested persons.

The consultation period for the review will commence on Tuesday 19 August and end on Wednesday 15 October 2014.

28 STRATFORD-BIDFORD-PERSHORE BUS ROUTE

Below is the timetable for the Sunday bus service from Stratford to Pershore, via Bidford, Salford Priors, Harvington, Norton and Evensham (and vice-versa).

The timetable is valid from 6 September 2014 until further notice.

CLERK ANNUAL LEAVE NOTICE

The Parish Clerk will be away on annual leave from Thu 28 August to Sun 14 September, both dates inclusive. The office will re-open on Monday 15 September 2014.

If necessary, you can contact the Clerk by email or by sending a text message. A list of Councillors and their contact details can be found here.

TEMPORARY CLOSURE OF C103 BROOM LANE, DUNNINGTON

Warwickshire County Council proposes to make a Temporary Traffic Order closing C103 Broom Lane, Dunnington, from a point outside Old Dunnington Farm for a distance of approximately 280 metres east of the bridge over A46, to vehicular traffic. The closure is required to facilitate water mains renewal and connections.

The Order will commence on 29 September 2014 and will last for a period of 18 months, or until the works are completed, whichever is the earlier. However, it is anticipated that the works will be completed by 19 December 2014.

Pedestrian access to and egress from properties and land situated adjacent to the length of road to be closed will be maintained at all times. Vehicular access will be maintained where possible. An alternative route will be signed and is available via: C214 Dunnington Road, C215 Wixford Road, C215 Ryknild Street, C103 Bidford Road, C103 High Street (and vice versa).

TEMPORARY CLOSURE OF C46 HIGH STREET, WELFORD ON AVON

Warwickshire County Council proposes to make a Temporary Traffic Order closing C46 High Street, Welford on Avon, at a point outside The Bell Public House, to vehicular traffic. The closure is required for carriageway patching.

The Order will commence on 23 September 2014 and will last for a period of 18 months, or until the works are completed, whichever is the earlier. However, it is anticipated that the works will be completed by 24 September 2014.

Pedestrian access to and egress from properties and land situated adjacent to the length of road to be closed will be maintained at all times. Vehicular access will be maintained where possible. An alternative route will be signed and is available via: Barton Road, Welford Road, Honeybourne Road, Salford Road, Tower Hill, Stratford Road, Evesham Road (and in reverse order).

FUTURE OF ACUTE HOSPITAL SERVICES IN WORCESTERSHIRE

Press Release - 8 July 2014

NHS England confirms its support for the proposed clinical model for acute hospital services in Worcestershire.

NHS England has confirmed its support for the proposed clinical model acute hospital services in Worcestershire and has identified that further work needs to be done to complete the business case, before their approval for the start of public consultation.

An action plan to complete the additional work has been agreed by the Future of Acute Hospital Services in Worcestershire's programme team and the team is still working towards public consultation later this year with a final decision on the clinical model due early in 2015.

TEMPORARY CLOSURE OF C103 BIDFORD ROAD, BIDFORD (BROOM)

Warwickshire County Council proposes to make a Temporary Traffic Order closing C103 Bidford Road, Bidford on Avon (Broom) between Mill Lane and High Street, to vehicular traffic. The closure is required to facilitate drainage work.

The Order will commence on 1 September 2014 and will last for a period of 18 months, or until the works are completed, whichever is the earlier. However, it is anticipated that the works will be completed by 5 September 2014.

Pedestrian access to and egress from properties and land situated adjacent to the length of road to be closed will be maintained at all times. Vehicular access will be maintained where possible. An alternative route will be signed and is available via: Victoria Road, Salford Road, Shipston Road, Tower Hill, Waterloo Road, Ryknild Street, Mill Lane (and in reverse order).

THE WAY WE REGISTER TO VOTE IS CHANGING

The way you register to vote has changed in 2014. Everyone is responsible for registering themselves instead of the 'head of the household' registering everyone who lives at their address.

You need to register yourself otherwise you won't be able to vote.

Find out how to register in the notice below:

COMMUNITY EXPENDITURE APPLICATIONS INVITED

The Parish Council has agreed a Participatory Budget for 2014/15 and is inviting Bidford-on-Avon residents to send in proposals for an expenditure of up to £500 (ex. VAT) that will benefit its community.

The Parish Council looks forward to hearing the proposals put forward by Bidford-on Avon residents which it will consider at its Parish Council meeting of 29 September 2014.

PLANNING APPLICATION NOTIFICATION

The Parish Council wishes local residents be made aware of the following planning application:

14/01186/OUT - Meon Vale Campden Road Long Marston
Outline Planning Application (with means of access) for the development of up to 550 dwellings use Class C3/C2 (Use Class C2 not to exceed 85 dwellings); a one-form entry Primary School (Use Class D1) with associated open space; a leisure village comprising up to 150 self-catering lodges (Use Class C1), up to 150 holiday homes (Use Class C3), ancillary facilities building(s) to incorporate reception and administration facilities (Use Class B1a), entertainment areas (Use Classes D1/D2) and retail uses (Use Classes A1/A3/A5), a touring caravan and camping site with up to 80 pitches and ancillary facilities building; the creation of landscaping, open space and ecological habitats; new accesses for vehicles, pedestrians and cycles; new internal highways; car and cycle parking; sustainable drainage measures, including storage ponds for surface water attenuation; provision of utilities infrastructure; earth works and all ancillary enabling works including demolition of buildings and structures and ground remediation.

DISTRICT COUNCILLOR AND EUROPEAN PARLIAMENTARY ELECTIONS

Results of the elections on Thursday 22 May 2014.

FOSTER CARERS NEEDED

Can you make time to care for someone else's child? We always need more foster carers and we now offer:

  • Payment for skills
  • Good allowances
  • Comprehensive training leading to an QCF Diploma
  • Excellent suport
  • Foster care helpline.

Interested? Telephone 0800 408 1556
Oor see more at www.warwickshire.gov.uk/fostering (external link)

PERKINS' EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION AWARDS

The Governors of this charity invite applications for awards from young people under the age of 25. Grants are available to help with expenses in courses of study in further and higher education, vocational training such as apprenticeships, and in some circumstances, structured programmes of personal development such as overseas visits.

Applicants must be resident in Salford Priors, Bidford, Kings Broom, Cleve Prior or Harvington.

Applications must be received prior to 15 October 2014.

NOTICE TO RESIDENTS OF BARTON, BROOM AND MARCLIFF

Bidford-on-Avon Parish Council has agreed a Participatory Budget for 2014/15 and is inviting Barton, Broom and Marlcliff residents to send in proposals for an expenditure of up to £500 (ex. VAT) that will benefit its community.

The Parish Council looks forward to hearing the proposals put forward by the Barton, Broom or Marlcliff Residents which it will consider at its Parish Council meeting of 28 July 2014.

Proposals must be received before 10 July 2014.

'OUR WARWICKSHIRE' NEW WEBSITE

Are you interested in local history and heritage? Then visit www.ourwarwickshire.org.uk (external link) - the new community history and heritage website for the county.

The website is a place where residents and visitors can upload information about the history, heritage or landscape of their Warwickshire town or village. There are articles and photographs, and space for local groups to advertise themselves and their events.

PLANNING PRESENTATION: JACKSON MEADOW

On Monday 14 April 2014, at the Planning Consultative Committee Meeting, Hunter Page Planning Ltd made a pre-planning presentation on behalf of Bloor Homes Western in respect of a proposed residential development of approx 40 dwellings on land to the south of Jacksons Meadow and east of Steppes Piece.

Below are the documents presented at the meeting: a location map, showing the land in question and a broad masterplan (important to note this is what it is at the moment). During the presentation it was stated that a public consultation/exhibition was being planned and should take place within the next 6 to 8 weeks. This will give you, the local community, the opportunity to study the plan in more detail and make your comments.

BIDFORD HEALTH CENTRE PATIENT PARTICIPATION GROUP (PPG)

The Patient Participation Group is a selection of patients and practice staff who meet at regular intervals to consider ways of making a positive contribution to the services and facilities offered by the practice to patients.

This is a real opportunity for patients to influence decisions about which services are provided and how.

We would like to hear from anyone who feels they can contribute. There are usually around 6 to 8 meetings per year, however if you are unable to attend due to work/life commitments you could join our Virtual PPG and still be involved in surveys and feedback via email.

If you would like further information, or would like to join us, please contact Sarah Baker on 01789 773372 or by email: virtual.ppg@bidfordhc.nhs.uk

IMPORTANT CHANGES TO THE COMMUNITY LINKS SERVICE

From Monday 7 April 2014 the Community Links service will operate on a zoned basis. Users from different parts of Stratford District will be able to use the service on specific days of the week. Many long-term users will remember that this was the basis of the service when it first started.

  • Residents of the Stratford-upon-Avon Zone, including Stratford Town, Tiddington and Alveston, will be able to use the service every weekday.
  • Residents of the West Zone, including Alcester, Bidford, Studley and Tanworth-in-Arden will be able to use the service on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays.
  • Residents of the South Zone, including Quinton, Shipston-on-Stour and Tysoe, will be able to use the service on Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays.
  • Residents of the East Zone, including Kineton, Southam and Wellesbourne, will be able to use the service on Mondays, Thursdays and Fridays.

The map below shows the zones and the villages within them.

Further changes will be happening when the Community Links service is replaced by a new transport scheme after Monday 2 June 2014. More details will be released about this shortly.

For any queries about the zones and days and the new transport scheme please contact Community Links on 01789 264491.

WHY NOT CONSIDER HOLDING YOUR EVENT ON THE BIG MEADOW?

The Parish Council is keen to encourage use of The Big Meadow as a summer venue for events.

See the guide and booking form below for more information on the available sites, any applicable charges, and special conditions of use.

BIG MEADOW OPENING

The Parish Council is pleased to announce that The Big Meadow will open from Tuesday 1 April 2014 (weather permitting) and will remain open until Tuesday 30 September.

Scams and Warnings

See our separate Scams and Warnings page for information about scams, rogue traders and other alerts in our area.

Copies of Notices

Notices are also posted on the Parish Council's Notice Boards.

Featured Notices

Burial Charges

The document below lists the Parish Council's burial charges, effective from 1 April 2014:

Bidford Parish Council Burial Charges (pdf)

Hold Your Event on The Big Meadow

See the notice in the main body of this page for more information and an application form.