ANNUAL BINSTED PARISH MEETING, 22 May, ALL VERY WELCOME

The Annual Parish Meeting meeting shall be meeting in person at the Wickham Institute at 7pm.

APM meetings have been quite enjoyable the past couple of years – they’re not only the sole parish council meetings with refreshments, but also a good chance to catch up with people.

We’ll be reflecting on how best we can ‘get on the front foot’, to achieve the progress that parishioners and councillors want to see in the parish.

We will have some interesting guest speakers, including Andy Denyer and Ian Middleton, Hampshire Constabulary’s speedwatch leaders, who recently trained our new speedwatch teams.

And parish councillors will be discussing local projects and answering any questions you want to raise.

There is no need to RSVP, but do put the date in your diaries to keep it free – and invite your friends and neighbours – it’s a great chance to find out what’s happening locally.

Light refreshments will be served from 7pm. Anyone new to The Wickham Institute will find it opposite Binsted church.

Community Grants from Binsted Parish Council

Community Grants from Binsted Parish Council

Each year, Binsted Parish Council sets aside some funding (approx £3,000) to share to award as small grants to local organisations, for activities that benefit people living in the parish.  These grants are known as Section 137’ grants, in reference to the section of the Local Government Act through which they are allowed.

Any organisation which contributes to the community can apply, including community associations, clubs and local branches of charitable organisations. Individuals and commercial organisations are not eligible.

To apply for funding, please complete the form (in docx and pdf format) below (under attachments) and email it to clerk@binstedparishcouncil.org.uk. The deadline for this year’s applications is 31 May 2024. Please note the download for this form maybe slow, but it will download!

BINSTED CHRISTMAS FAIR

Binsted Christmas Fair on Saturday 2nd December from 2pm – 4pm.

In the Wickham Institute and Holy Cross Church, Church Lane, Binsted.

For more details and Poster click here.

Traffic Complaints after the Jalsa Salana Festival

Following many complaints from local residents, Binsted Parish Council has been liaising with the Jalsa Salana organisers, other affected Parish Councils, our District and Hampshire County Councillors and the Police to ensure that the Parish Council and local residents are consulted and are able to play an active part in the planning of future events so that disruption to residents is avoided. If you wish to get in touch on the subject of future plans, please contact the Parish Clerk- clerk@binstedparishcouncil.org.uk

BINSTED PLAN

Complete THIS SURVEY by midnight 30 July, to say what you like/dislike about Binsted parish – respondents will be entered in £250 prize draw (open to all who live or and work in parish.

How do you want Binsted Parish to develop? Please help by completing this questionnaire (google.com)

Privacy Notice: Any information you provide in this questionnaire will remain anonymous, and will be used purely to enable Binsted Parish Council to complete our Parish Priority Statement. We will never share your details with any third parties; and any details you provide will be retained only for the duration of this project. Our Data Privacy Policy sets out how we store and protect personal data, and your rights in this area.

WANTED – Executive Officer/ Clerk to Binsted Parish Council, Hampshire

30 hours/week (incl. 2 evening meetings/month) Job Share considered

Salary range  (£23.5-£33.7K Full Time Equivalent), depending on qualifications & experience

25 days holiday/year (pro rata) & enrolment onto the NEST workplace pension scheme

We are looking for a self-motivated and community oriented individual to oversee the delivery of high-quality services to the residents of Binsted Parish and support the nine Parish Councillors in achieving their aims and aspirations for the Parish. The Parish is set within two local authorities (East Hampshire District Council and South Downs National Park) and covers a large rural area with around 2,000 residents.

Closing date & application details: For an informal discussion about the role please contact the Clerk on 07483 310 631 Application deadline: midnight on Sunday 14 May 2023 Interview date: Friday 19 May 2023 Application form and the job specification can be found at www.binstedparishcouncil.org.uk When making your application, please state how you meet the criteria in the job specification

For full details including Role and Responsibilities download the attachment below.

King Charles III Coronation Celebrations

Details for BPC coronation celebrationPlease let the clerk know if you can help with this event.

HOLY CROSS CHURCH – NEEDS YOUR HELP

HOLY CROSS CHURCH, BINSTED NEEDS YOUR HELP

For much of the last year, Holy Cross Church in Binsted has been covered with scaffolding following damage to the church in the storms last winter. The repair work for the storm damage has been paid for by our insurance company but the historic wear and tear issues that have been identified during the repairs have to be addressed and have to be paid for by the PCC. We have used all our reserves and have applied for as much funding as we could but we have now run out of money and need to urgently raise an additional £35,000 to complete the essential work on the spire and tower. Click here to help.

GRANTS AND TENDERS ON OFFER

Community Grants from Binsted Parish Council

Each year, Binsted Parish Council sets aside some funding (typically £5,000) to share to award as small grants to local organisations, for activities that benefit people living in the parish.  These grants are known as ‘Section 137’ grants, in reference to the section of the Local Government Act through which they are allowed.

Any organisation which contributes to the community can apply, including community associations, clubs and local branches of charitable organisations. Individuals and commercial organisations are not eligible.

To apply for funding, please complete the form below and email it to clerk@binstedparishcouncil.org.uk. The deadline for this year’s applications is 31 May 2023.

Community grants from 2022’s competition were awarded to:

  • Binsted Fete (temporary storage space rental)
  • Binsted Tennis Club (initiative to increase volunteer capacity across the parish)
  • Citizens Advice
  • Friends of Binsted School (repainting play and hopscotch areas)
  • Holy Cross Church (window restoration fund)
  • Holy Cross Church (burial ground maintenance)
  • Home Start
  • Rowledge Church (burial ground maintenance)
  • Rowledge School Gardening Club (storage space)
  • Victim Support

Local Contacts for Help and Support

The Binsted Council has complied a list of local organisations offering help and support for the local community.  This includes organisations such as Citizens Advise, Hampshire County Council(Services for young children and Social Care & Health), East Hampshire – Cost of Living Support and the Lions Club, For complete details go to https://binstedparishcouncil.org.uk/local-citizens-advice-east-hampshire.