Parish Map

By , May 3, 2014 10:22 am

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The youth action group

By , February 23, 2014 8:11 am

Contact Kathy Crossfield, 

Phone  01380 860916

email is – kathyfraser@btopenworld.com

ALL THE FUN OF THE FAYRE

By , February 17, 2014 6:23 pm

It might have been the beautiful winter sunshine, it might have been the smell of sizzling bacon or perhaps the sight of 95 Nordman Fir Christmas Trees standing proudly in the car park of the Crown Inn – but one way or another there was a wonderful atmosphere at our recent Community Christmas Fayre.

atfotf_2St Mary’s church was  packed with festive craft stalls, decorated in true Christmas style, complete with a Santa’s Grotto, and filled with the sounds of handbell ringing, choir singing and its own church bells ringing. At one point you had to queue to get into the church but there was a feeling of genuine Christmas spirit and an air of excitement and expectation as people bustled in through the doors. Brisk business was reported by stallholders many of whom booked a space for next year’s event before leaving!
It was wonderful to see so many people from throughout the parish and beyond supporting our first Christmas Fayre. The organising committee would like to thank you all for coming and for helping to make the event so successful. We will meet in the New Year to review the Fayreand welcome any comments you may have to help us fine tune plans for next year. We would also be interested to talk to any local companies who might consider matched funding this event as proceeds from the Fayre will go towards St Mary’s church, Bishops Cannings Youth Action Group, the Pre-School and Primary School. Thank you again for supporting the Community Christmas Fayre and we wish you all a Happy New Year!

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The Youth Action Group Dog Show

By , February 17, 2014 6:23 pm

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The start of the DASH in 2012 at the Church Fete.

By , February 17, 2014 6:23 pm

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Tuesday Club

By , February 16, 2014 7:41 pm

Did you know that the Tuesday club meets in the village Hall once a month?

This is for more mature residents and newcomers are very welcome.

For the vast cost of £1 you get brief usually local speaker and an extremely good tea !!

We look forward to seeing you.

The Garden Club for Bishops Cannings and District

By , February 16, 2014 7:35 pm

The Garden Club holds regular monthly meetings, generally on the first Tuesday of the month at 7.30p.m. in Bishop’s Cannings Village Hall.

The meetings include various talks by expert speakers with the members Spring Show, a Plant Sale and Coffee Morning as well as an open Annual Flower and Produce Show, Garden Visits and Social get togethers.

Anyone is welcome to come along as a visitor or join as a member.

Contact

  • Eric Clark, 01380 860642 or
    Jill Adamson 0138- 860820 or
    anthony.adamson1@btintrnet.com

Meet up with your neighbours !!

By , February 16, 2014 7:31 pm

Our Parish of Bishop’s Cannings has been growing fast of late and some reading this will have moved in recently. Owing to work and commitments you may not have had the opportunity to meet up with your neighbours.

It has been suggested we have a Community morning in Bishop’s Cannings Village church.

This will take place on Saturday, 15th March 2014 from 10.a.m. to 12.0 noon to which you, whatever your age, are warmly invited.

We look forward to seeing you there.

Important Notice of Public Meeting

By , February 1, 2014 4:35 pm

Important Notice of Public Meeting

Bishop’s Cannings Parish Council will be holding a public meeting for residents of Coate and Horton, in the New Inn Coate function room on Thursday 6th February at 6.30 pm (further meetings will be held for Bishop’s Cannings and Cannings Hill). The purpose of the meeting is to discuss the second planning application submitted by MacTaggart and Mickel for 350 houses at Coate Road. It will also provide an opportunity for the parish council to explain the situation regarding the Neighbourhood Plan and the planning application for 230 houses at Laywood off the Horton Road.

All of these issues will have a significant impact on our community. Please make every effort to come along so that your views are heard.

Precept vote

By , November 1, 2013 12:00 am

To all residents of Bishop’s Cannings Parish,

The parish council are seeking your views on an important and urgent issue. If action is not taken within weeks, an opportunity will be missed that is unlikely to be available again.

The parish council has the opportunity to acquire some land and provide a range of amenities to benefit everyone (possibilities include a sports pitch, ball court, allotments, new woodland, meadows, ponds and an orchard). Money has been set-aside as a contribution to the community from the many new houses that have been built in the area in recent years. This capital can be used to develop the new facilities, but the future running costs will have to be paid for largely through the parish precept.

The precept is the amount of local tax charged by the parish council and is included within your annual Council Tax bill. This level varies depending on the facilities provided; the national average precept for a ‘Band D’ home is £47.74. Many of the active local communities in this area charge at around this level: Bromham is £44.83; Rowde is £52.20; Urchfont is £65.85.

In Bishop’s Cannings the precept for the average ‘Band D’ home in 2013/14 is £18.56. It has remained at this level for the past ten years; the reason being that the council provides very limited facilities.

We have examined the cost of maintaining the proposed new facilities and have forecast that, together with other council costs, we will require a precept equivalent to just under £1 per week for an average ‘Band D’ home, or £51 from 2014/15.

In absolute terms this does not seem such a large sum to provide the sporting and recreational facilities that we so badly lack (particularly for our young people); but it does represent a large percentage increase on the current rate levied for the parish.

The parish council is only prepared to take such a step if a majority vote from the parish is obtained.

You may wish to make further comments. If you wish to discuss any aspect of the proposition you can contact any councillor using the details published in the monthly Parish Newsletter.

Thank you for voting.

 

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