Results of Poll

Referendum on the adoption of Whitchurch Village Neighbourhood Plan

Just a quick note to update you on the Referendum held last Thurs 16th November.
Thank you to all those who voted, please see the Declaration of Result below, with a resounding Yes vote.
The next step is the Joint Spatial Plan, please come along to a meeting being held on Thursday 23rd November from 7-9pm in the Whitchurch and Pensford Royal British Legion, to find out how the proposals could affect Whitchurch Village.

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Notice of Poll

Whitchurch Village

Referendum on the adoption of Whitchurch Village Neighbourhood Plan

A refendum will be held on Thursday 16 November 2017 between 7am and 10pm to decide on the question below:


“Do you want Bath & North East Somerset Council to use the neighbourhood plan for Whitchurch Village to help decide planning applications in the
neighbourhood area?’

SITUATION OF POLLING STATIONS

The situation of polling stations and the description of persons entitled to vote thereat are as follows:

Situation of Polling Station Station No. Elector Ranges
N-PW2 Whitchurch Village Community Hall, Bristol Road, Whitchurch BS14 0PT 1 1 to 190

 

Maria Lucas
Counting Officer

Date: 8 November 2017

Youth Bus – Whitchurch

We Offer a range of information, support and activities such as

  • Information services and career advice, including CV’s
  • Sexual health and Relationships
  • Drugs and Alcohol
  • Trips such as theme parks or adventurous activities
  • Internet Safety and cyber bullying
  • Creating arts and cooking
  • Self-esteem & Emotional Resilience
  • Sports Activities

Contact:Rob on 07875 488786 or rob_rumming-pain@bathnes.gov.uk

It’s Free, Confidential and Friendly

 

Whitchurch Village Council Christmas Light Switch On 2017

 

Join us on Friday 1st December in Church Road for Christmas Festivities.

Including songs from the Children of Whitchurch Primary School,

 Festive music and carols

The Millennium Garden lights will be switched on by a very special guest!

This will be followed by traditional seasonal fare of mince pies

 and Mulled Wine in St. Nicholas Church Hall.

A retiring collection will be made for St Peters Hospice.

Whitchurch in Lights

This year our popular Christmas Lights Competition is back.

Decorate your premises to celebrate Christmas,

Judging will take place on the 13th December.

There will be prizes for the Best house and Best Business.

There is no need to enter just have your lights ready for judging.

 

 

Notice of Referendum

Whitchurch Village Neighbourhood Plan

Referendum on the adoption of
Whitchurch Village Neighbourhood Plan

 

1. A referendum will be held on Thursday 16 November 2017 to decide on the question below:

‘Do you want Bath & North East Somerset Council to use the neighbourhood plan for Whitchurch Village to help it decide planning applications in the neighbourhood area?’

2. New applications to be included on the register of electors for this referendum must reach the Electoral Registration Officer (address below) no later than Tuesday 31 October 2017. Applications can be made online via www.gov.uk/register-to-vote.

3. New applications to vote by post, or to amend existing postal or proxy arrangements (e.g. cancellations or re-directions) must reach the Electoral Registration Officer (address below) no later than 5pm on Wednesday 1 November 2017.

4. New applications to vote by proxy must reach the Electoral Registration Officer (address below) no later than 5pm on Wednesday 8 November 2017.

5. Applications to vote by proxy on grounds of occupation, service, employment or a medical condition, illness or disability arising after 5pm on Wednesday 8 November must reach the Electoral Registration Officer (address below) by 5pm on Thursday 16 November 2017.

Dated: Thursday 12 October

Maria Lucas
Counting Officer

Electoral Registration Officer
Bath & North East Somerset Council
Guildhall, High Street, Bath, BA1 5AW

Whitchurch Village Neighbourhood Plan Information Statement

A referendum relating to the adoption of Whitchurch Village Neighbourhood Plan will be held on Thursday 16 November 2016.

The question which will be asked in the referendum is:

‘Do you want Bath & North East Somerset Council to use the neighbourhood plan for Whitchurch Village to help it decide planning applications in the neighbourhood area?’

The referendum area is identical to the area which has been designated as the Whitchurch Village Neighbourhood Plan Area, and is identified on the map included with this information statement.

A person is entitled to vote in the referendum if:

  • he or she is entitled to vote in a local government election in the referendum area; and
  • his or her qualifying address for the election is in the referendum area. A person’s qualifying address is, in relation to a person registered in the register of electors, the address in respect of which he or she is entitled to be so registered.

The referendum expenses limit is £2,427.37. The number of persons entitled to vote in the referendum by reference to which that limit has been calculated is 1,108.

The referendum will be conducted in accordance with procedures which are similar to those used at local government elections.

Copies of the documents listed below and overleaf are available for public inspection during normal office opening hours at:

One Stop Shop, Manvers Street, Bath, BA1 1JG
Bath Central Library, 19-23 The Podium, Northgate Street, Bath BA1 5AN
Whitchurch Parish Council, Community Centre Office, Bristol Road, Whitchurch, Bristol, BS14 0PT
Sleep Lane Dental Practice, Sleep Lane, Whitchurch, Bristol, BS14 0QN
The documents can also be viewed on Bath & North East Somerset Council’s website at:

www.bathnes.gov.uk/neighbourhoodplanning

List of documents available for public inspection

  • The draft Neighbourhood Plan
  • The report of the independent examiner into the draft Neighbourhood Plan
  • A summary of the representations submitted to the independent examiner;
  • The statement of the local planning authority (Bath & North East Somerset Council) that the draft Neighbourhood Plan meets the basic conditions specified by statute and complies with the relevant legislation;
  • A statement that sets out general information as to town and country planning (including neighbourhood planning) and the referendum;
  • A map of the Whitchurch Village Neighbourhood Plan area.

Maria Lucas
Counting Officer
Electoral Services
Bath & North East Somerset Council
Guildhall, High Street, Bath BA1 5AW

Map of Whitchurch Village Neighbourhood Plan Area

 

 

Whitchurch Village Fete 2017

The sun shone brightly on Whitchurch Village Fete’s 40th birthday and local folk (& their canine partners) made the most of the chance to meet up with friends and enjoy being entertained by events in the arena, including Concord band, Enchante Baton Twirlers, Shaolin Wushu martial arts, family sports, Ferretworld and Natalie White’s Dance School.

The Fete opened with waves from Paw Patrol lookalikes, Skye and Marshall from Special Occasions Mascots and Fete Princesses Mollie, Charlie & Ruby Hall in their bright blue beach buggy, followed by The Littlest Rescue’s Chewy the Bunny Car & life-size Bunny, Dermot O’Leary!

The marquee attracted a record number of entries and was filled with beautiful flowers, vegetables, arts and crafts, including a satsuma snail & an aubergine penguin!

A1 Pegasus Hawking gave the chance to handle their birds of prey,

dogs braved the heat to enter the Dog Show and children had fun on teacup rides, trampolines, bouncy castle and traditional games such as roll-a-coin and table skittles, as well as learning about Guide Dogs for the Blind and more. The Tea tent team sold their delicious cakes, and volunteers of all ages again worked together to make the day as successful as possible. The Barn Dance in the marquee with the ‘Granny Smiths’ on the Saturday night was enjoyed by all.

A huge thank you to those who collectively contributed hundreds of hours over the weekend and throughout the year to put on the event and to all those who had stalls and attended, also the local Scouts who did a great job with the car parking in the Barbarians Rugby field. And ‘Thank you’ to all those who sponsored activities and donated prizes. All proceeds from the events will go to local charities and organisations.

If this weekend event is to continue next year, more volunteers are needed – please, if you can spend a few hours a month, or help over the weekend,

phone Ashton on 01275 832148

or email Whitchurchvillagefete@hotmail.co.uk

or send a message via Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/whitchurchvillagefete/.

Your rubbish collection is changing from 6 November

Look out for your new wheeled bin or re-usable rubbish bag delivered to your home between 25 September and early November.

Preparations are moving forward for the new service.

What is changing and why?

From 6 November we will be collecting rubbish every other week in wheeled bins or re-usable bags for the majority of residents. Recycling, including food waste will continue to be collected weekly. The chargeable garden waste collections will remain every other week.  The changes will help to keep the streets cleaner, increase recycling and make the services more affordable.

Find out your container allocation

In March we sent a letter out with the Council Tax bill to let you know what container you had been allocated. To check your allocation, enter your address at www.bathnes.gov.uk/recycle  or contact Council Connect.

If you have a query with your allocation please contact Council Connect.  Where households have 2 or more children in nappies, 6 or more people in their household or a clear medical need they may be able to apply for a larger bin.

If you need to change your allocation, please contact Council Connect on 01225 394000. They will talk through your needs, and then if appropriate pass on your request for change of container. We will contact you to let you know the outcome of your request.  In the meantime, your original allocated container will be delivered to you before the start of the new collection as it will be too late to prevent this happening. If we have agreed to issue an alternative container, we will arrange to replace your original with your changed container.

What happens next?

  • Week beginning 28 August – Royal Mail will deliver a leaflet to you giving you more information about the new service
  • From 25 September to early November– we will deliver the wheeled bins/re-usable rubbish bags to 78,000 households. The bins will be delivered to the front edge of your property or your re-usable rubbish bag will be delivered to your door.

 

Please

  • do not put out your new bin/bag for collection until 6 November
  • continue to put out your rubbish as you normally do until the new collection starts
  • put out your rubbish for collection in your new bin/bag on your correct collection day from 6 November

Your bin/bag will be delivered with a welcome pack which will include further information about the new collection service including:

  • How to use your new bin/bag collection
  • Right day, right week collection calendar for 2017-18 – please check carefully as your collection day may have changed, so it’s even more important to make sure your recycling and rubbish is out by 7am. You can sign up now for text message reminders of when your new collection is due. Text your postcode to 07520 631700
  • Details of Christmas and New Year changes
  • How to make the most of your recycling collections
  • 2 stickers to put on your recycling boxes to help you separate your recycling

Getting ready for the new service

If you prefer, from 7 August you can collect recycling containers at one of the three Recycling Centres, rather than wait for one to be delivered.

  • Check our website for the latest updates. Check to see if your query is answered in over 30 FAQs we have on our website www.bathnes.gov.uk/recycle
  • Visit one of our roadshows to see the new containers and find out more. Go to www.bathnes.gov.uk/roadshows for details and check on our website to find out where our display wheeled bins are.
  • We are promoting re-usable nappies to help reduce waste. We are selling packs of Bambino Mio re-usable nappies for £150 (£100 less than the retail price).
  • Resident’s packs – we are developing website materials you can download for free to help share messages with neighbours to advise them how to set out their waste etc. The website will explain this further and include a leaflet and tick-card to post to neighbours explaining how to use the service properly.
  • Like our Facebook page www.facebook.com/recycleforbathnes to receive updates and tips.

 

Come to Whitchurch Village Fete’s 40th Birthday!

Whitchurch Village Fete’s 40th Birthday three-day event starts on Saturday August 26th with a traditional Barn Dance
with the ‘Granny Smiths’ at 7.30pm in the marquee in Greensmore Field (alongside the A37) – £5 adults, £1 children.

On the Sunday, there will be bargains galore & free parking at the Car Boot Sale from 11am to 2pm
and on the Bank Holiday Monday 28th August, the annual Fete will provide great entertainment for the whole family.

The Flower Tent will be open to accept entries from 9.30am to 11.30am. Adult and children’s entries are welcome
(eg flowers, fruit & veg, baking, wine, photos, arts & crafts) and a list of classes can be obtained from Ann Edwards on 01275 892128.
Gates open at 12pm and the Fete will be opened at 1pm Fete Princesses Molly, Charlie and Ruby Hall from the Young Seekers at St Nicholas Church.

Stalls and attractions include children’s games, skittles, birds of prey, dog agility, alpacas, classic vehicles, stationary engines,
fairground rides, wood craft, raffles……

We also have the ever popular tea tent, bar and Dog show, as well as arena events which include Ferretworld (race the ferret!), family sports,
Natalie White dancers, Enchante baton twirlers, Shaolin Wushu martial arts & Concord band.
And “The Pups are coming to Town” for the toddlers!
(Paw Patrol Lookalikes).

Do come along to support us and join in the fun – there is something for everybody.

Entrance: £2.50 Adults, £1.50 Children and OAPs.
Free parking in the Barbarians Rugby Club off Norton Lane.
Proceeds go to local charities & organisations.
If you would like to help on the day/during the weekend, or book your stall in advance,
please contact Ashton Broad on 01275 832148 or
email
whitchurchvillagefete@hotmail.co.uk

For further information, see

www.whitchurchparishcouncil.co.uk

or

www.facebook.com/whitchurchvillagefete
.

Flower show

flower show

flower show