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September 2014 Newsletter - Now Available

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Have Your Say - Click Here


What’s On

Sun 21st Sep - Messy Church

3:15pm - Methodist Church Hall, Northend


Fri 26th Sept - Macmillan Coffee Morning

10 - 12 in the Good Shepherd Church Hall, Northend


Fri 26th Sept - Relaxation Day in Northend

15 minute massage in aid of Dorothy House


Sun 28th Sept - Charity Bike Ride

In aid of Batheaston New Village Hall


Tue 30th Sep - Full Parish Council Meeting

7:15pm - Rhymes Pavilion


Weds 1st Oct - Batheaston Youth Club AGM

7pm at Youth Club, School Lane


Thu 9th Oct - Batheaston New Village Hall AGM

7:30 pm at the Church Hall, School Lane


Batheaston Welcome



Have Your Say - Comments to the Think Tank will close on 30th Sept 2014

Batheaston Parish Council are taking the first steps in the preparation of a Neighbourhood Plan

A brightly coloured container, which has been called the Think Tank, has been appearing at various locations around the Village with an invitation to "Have Your Say" by completing a short anonymous questionnaire (click here to complete and submit an online questionnaire).


The Think Tank

The first location for the Think Tank was at Batheaston Primary School where the children were encouraged to say what they liked and disliked about living in Batheaston.

From the School, the Think Tank made a visit to the Medical Centre, then onto the Fat Friar, the George and Dragon, the Wednesday morning Coffee Shop, St John's Church, the Church of the Good Shepherd, the Neighbourhood Group monthly luncheon and the Methodist Church.

Two banners have been set up along the High Street and "mini Think Tanks" have been placed in Maurdens Newsagents, The Post Office and The White Lion all encouraging residents to "Have their Say".

The Questionnaire

The questionnaire (online version - click here)anonymous unless you provide contact details, will provide an opportunity for residents to say what is important to them, make suggestions and register an interest in being involved in the creation of the Neighbourhood Plan.

(If contact details are supplied, they will only be used in conjunction with the Neighbourhood Plan process) 

What is Neighbourhood Planning

Neighbourhood planning gives communities direct power to develop a shared vision for their neighbourhood and shape the development and growth of their local area.

Batheaston Parish Council, committed last year, to proceed with a Neighbourhood Plan which will seek to establish how residents wish to see the village evolve, what and where development should take place and not least what should be enhanced and protected. 

The Process

The whole process, being managed through the Neighbourhood Plan Committee, could take 18 months to complete, will need volunteers from within the community and briefly will include

More details will be provided over the coming weeks so please keep an eye on this page.



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Last Updated:19th September 2014