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Potential Skate Park

Some younger parishioners with a passion for skateboarding gave a very good presentation to the Parish Council at the last meeting. We are currently investigating the possibility of locating one on the playing field, in the far corner away from properties. Funding will be the ultimate decider, if anybody has...Read More »


Community Infrastructure Levy

Bathford Parish Council received a total of £11,316 via the Community Infrastructure Levy. To date none of this has been spent, it must be spent on infrastructure projects. If you would like more information please contact the Clerk.

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Withy Bed Inspector’s Report

The Inspector at the non-statutory enquiry has rejected the Parish Council’s application for the site to be designated a town or village green and many will be disappointed. The points that we needed to establish for the case to proceed, and which were contested between the parties, were that

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Flower Show – 2018

This year’s Flower Show will take place on Saturday 1st September 2018 and a list of the Classes is attached for reference.  Printed Schedules will available during July from the normal outlets, including the Village Shop.  Entry forms will be printed along with the Schedule and should be completed and handed in to the Secretary on the evening of Wednesday 29th August at the Parish Hall, as usual. 2018 Flower Show Schedule of Classes


BANES Financial Pressures.

At the Annual Parish Meeting we were given a comprehensive presentation by BANES Councillor Charles Gerrish of the Council’s financial position and of the pressures that it faces. The most startling fact was that eighty percent of the council’s revenue is spent on adult and children’s ‘social care’. Funding for schools comes under a separate arrangement in which government money is passed straight onto the schools. The obvious conclusion is that all other expenditure, pot holes, libraries and so on must come from the 20 percent, or £22m remaining. Despite this pressure, the council has to reduce expenditure by £58m by 2020. Hence the severe pressure on expenditure. Click here for a graph depicting the break down in their available funds, then click ‘download’ at the bottom of that page.


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