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Bidford-on-Avon Parish Council

Bidford-on-Avon Parish Council

Latest Notices

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.

GRANT APPLICATIONS

The Parish Council will be considering Grant Applications at its July 2014 meeting.

Any organization/individual seeking to either start or continue contributing to the local community is welcome to apply.

Please contact the Clerk to obtain the necessary Application Form and Guidelines. Or download them here: Application Form (pdf) and Guidelines (pdf).

Please note complete forms must be received by the Clerk no later than 10 July 2014.

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.

NOTICE OF APPOINTMENT TO INSPECT PARISH COUNCIL ACCOUNTS

Each year the Parish Council's annual return is audited by an external auditor appointed by the Audit Commission. Any person interested has the right to inspect the accounts and make copies of the annual return.

For the year ended 31 March 2014, these documents will be available between 2 June and 27 June on reasonable notice by application to the Parish Clerk during parish office hours.

NEW FIRE AND RESCUE SERVICE CONSULTATION

Warwickshire Fire and Rescue Service will be holding roadshow events across the county as part of its consultation on the way the service is shaped in the future.

The Fire and Rescue Service is looking to change the way it operates to provide an improved response to life risk emergencies whilst making £1.3 million savings over the next two years.

The public roadshow events are being run to give people the opportunity to find out more, share their views and ask questions face to face. In addition, residents can access information and complete the consultation survey online by visiting www.warwickshire.gov.uk/fireandrescue by 20 June 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.

ELECTORAL REVIEW OF WARWICKSHIRE

The independent Local Government Boundary Commision for England is carrying out an electoral review of Warwickshire County Council. The review will draw new electoral division boundaries across Warwickshire.

The views of local people are sought on a range of issues. For full information, see the poster below. To have your say, visit www.consultation.lgbce.org.uk (external link)

The consultation closes on 23 June 2014

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.

SKYDIVING FUNDRAISING APPEAL

On 9 April 2014 Susie Pick, aged 21, is doing a sponsored tandem skydive to help raise money for her trip to Bohol in the Philippines where she will work as a volunteer for twelve weeks.

Full details can be read in the poster below. Any donations to her appeal may be made at www.justgiving.com/susannah-pick

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.

GYPSY AND TRAVELLER LOCAL PLAN

As part of the Core Strategy, SDC is preparing a Gypsy and Traveller Local Plan, and is carrying out a consultation until 28 March 2014.

For more information, and to submit your comments, please visit the page below:

GRANT APPLICATIONS

The Parish Council will be considering Grant Applications at its March 2014 meeting.

Any organization/individual seeking to either start or continue contributing to the local community is welcome to apply.

Please contact the Clerk to obtain the necessary Application Form and Guidelines. The documents are also available below.

Please note complete forms must be received by the Clerk no later than 21 March 2014.

TEMPORARY CLOSURE OF VICTORIA ROAD, BIDFORD-ON-AVON

Warwickshire County Council proposes to make a Temporary Traffic Order closing Victoria Road, Bidford on Avon from the junction of Salford Road, to vehicular traffic. The closure is required for structural patching of carriageway.

The Order will commence on 9 March 2014 and will last for a period of 18 months, or until the works are completed, whichever is the earlier. It is proposed that the works are completed on two consecutive Sundays (9 and 16 March) with anticipation that the works will be completed on 16 March 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: Bidford Road, Inner Relief Road, Mill Lane, Ryknild Street, Salford Road, Tower Hill, Waterloo Road and in reverse order.

The area concerned can be seen in the map below.

HELP WITH FLOOD INSURANCE COVER

Do you have difficulties trying to get flood cover for your home or business? Are you finding the insurance premium and/or the excess unaffordable? Do you find the process you have to go through stressful?

The National Flood Forum has an insurance telephone helpline, dedicated to support people while they try to gain flood insurance cover.

TEMPORARY CLOSURE OF CROMPTON AVENUE, BIDFORD-ON-AVON

Warwickshire County Council has made a Temporary Traffic Order closing D5478 Crompton Avenue, Bidford-on-Avon to vehicular traffic to vehicular traffic. The closure is required for carriageway resurfacing works.

The Order will commence on 5 March 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 8 March 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. There is no alternative route.

The area concerned can be seen in the map below.

WARWICKSHIRE COMMUNITY OIL/LPG SYNDICATE - LATEST NEWS

January saw another great oil price for both our kerosene and red diesel members.

A saving of £54.50 per 1000 litres against the average market price was made by members ordering kerosene, paying just 52.95p per litre, whilst our members who use red diesel saved a massive 9p per litre.

We are still able to provide bulk LPG at just 43p per litre with an introductory £100 fuel discount and our LPG cylinders remain very competitively priced.

For more information email oil@wrccrural.org.uk, call 01789 472611 or visit www.ruralwarwickshire.org.uk/oil

TEMPORARY CLOSURE OF HIGH STREET, BIDFORD-ON-AVON

Warwickshire County Council has made a Temporary Traffic Order closing High Street, Bidford-on-Avon from the junction of Icknield Street to the junction of Church Street to vehicular traffic. The closure is required for Carriageway Patching.

The Order will commence on 17 January 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 in one day.

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: Icknield Street and Church Street. In addition to those details published in the Stratford Herald on 27/12/2013 and 10/01/2014 it should be noted that the One Way system in Icknield Street will be temporarily suspended for the duration of the works.

An alternative route can be seen in the diversion map below.

GUIDANCE FOR DISPLAYING POSTERS AND OTHER MATERIAL

The leaflet below is from Stratford District Council and explains the guidelines for displaying notices, posters, and other similar material in the local area.

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.