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Biford Parish Council - April/May 24

PARISH COUNCIL PROJECTS

  • Big Meadow – the Parish Council is working with an independent party, specialising in Public Open Spaces (Leaves of Green) to look at improving the facilities of the Big Meadow for both residents and visitors.  It will be looking at short, medium and long term improvements. 
    The Council is also planning to extend the toilet block.  However, this will be subject to a successful Planning Application followed by a Tender and this will take time.  So for Summer 2024, portaloos will be used.
    A temporary noticeboard has been fixed to the entrance hut and Council will post progress of the project.
    A consultation will be taking place to give the local community the opportunity of commenting on the proposed improvements
  • St Laurence Public Open Space (by Lambourne Close)
    The area, which was transferred to the Parish Council in 2023, has now been cleared of brambles and other scrub. 
    The cleared area to the west will be seeded and the Parish Council has submitted an application for 15/20 fruit trees to be planted. 
    There will be an “in situ” consultation with near neighbours to consider the best outcome for this site. A temporary noticeboard has been installed on the southwest corner to advise residents of progress being made.

BIDFORD COMMUNITY FRIDGE (NO WASTE)
This is now operative from the Methodist Church on Mondays and Thursdays 10.30am – 11.30am. This may be extended – so please check social media for updates. The Community Fridge is open to everyone, not just those in need.  It is about stopping good food from being thrown away.  However, you are free to donate to the Bidford Community Fridge should you so wish.
Want to volunteer for this essential local service? Please contact Hilary at admin@bidfordonavon-pc.gov.uk.
The aim of this new community project is “No Waste”, making food, that would  otherwise go to landfill, available to local residents.
Look out for the Café – coming soon!

CITIZENS ADVICE - BIDFORD OUTREACH

The First Thursday of the month in the Parish Council Room (in the library) 10am–1pm. Please note you must pre-book.  This provides essential advice in these difficult times and is carried out in complete confidence. Please note the library is closed on Thursdays. To book a slot, please call 0808 250 5715.
Dates: 4th April and 2nd May

CONCERNS/ISSUES

If you have a concern or issue about anything within the Parish, please use the Love Clean Street App and send by email info@bidfordonavon-pc.gov.uk. Alternatively, you can contact the Clerk on 07718 628925 or by email as above. Please don’t post on Social Media (Bidford Forum) where it may be missed and, therefore, remain unanswered or unsolved.

WEEKLY EVENTS

  • Mondays 10.30am–11.30am STORYTOTS Bidford Community Library
  • Mondays 10.30am–12.30pm DEMENTIA CAFÉ Westholme Court
  • Mondays 1pm–2.30pm ARTY AVON Church Hall
  • Wednesdays 10am–12pm WARM HUB Crawford Memorial Hall
  • Thursdays 10am-11.30am THE JOLLY TEAPOT Church Hall

MEETINGS

  • Monday 8th April and 13th May at 7.30pm Planning Consultative Committee Meetings
  • Monday 29th April and 20th May (Annual Meeting of the Parish Council) at 7.30pm Parish Council Meetings

All meetings, which are open to the public, are held at the Parish Council Meeting Room, Bramley Way, B50 4QG (unless stated otherwise). Please note it is at these meetings that decisions that directly affect our village and our local community are made – so be part of it and come and see it happen.

BIDFORD EMAIL INFORMATION

Want to know what is happening in the village every week? Nothing easier, simply sign up by emailing the Clerk at info@bidfordonavon-pc.gov.uk and your name will be added to the Weekly Email Information list to receive an email regarding upcoming Events and Notices. As Your Call Magazine is bi-monthly, this is a good way to ensure you are up to date with everything local.

SOCIAL MEDIA

Another way the Parish Council is trying to keep the local community informed is by the use of Social Media. Please follow us via Facebook (Bidford on Avon) Twitter (@Bidford_PC) and now also on Instagram (bidfordpc). A lot of information and updates are published through social media, so do make sure you follow us to stay informed.

PARISH COUNCIL CONTACTS

  • Clerk to the Parish Council – Mrs Elisabeth Uggerløese
  • Administrative Assistant (Part time) – Hilary Wren
  • Parish Council Office is located in Bramley Way and is open to the public 10am-1pm. If you are unable to attend during this time, please contact the office to make an appointment
    Tel:  01789 778653/07718 628925 Email: info@bidfordonavon-pc.gov.uk Website: www.bidfordonavon-pc.gov.uk
  • Parish Councillors – a list of Parish Councillors can be found online at www.bidfordonavon-pc.gov.uk/councillors.htm

Elisabeth Uggerløese – Clerk to the Parish Council

PS. Keep an eye on the What’s On page of the website (bidfordonavon-pc.gov.uk/whats-on/) for events. They will also be advertised on Social Media.