Bishopstoke Parish Council would like to help any local residents that wish to enhance their local area by planting wildflowers. Often, the areas best suited for planting are owned by either Eastleigh Borough Council or Hampshire County Council. The Parish Council can help you get in touch with the right people to gain permission for your planting.
The Council may be able to support in other ways too. Anyone interested should contact the Clerk by emailing the Clerk.
ATTENDING MEETINGS OF THE COUNCIL
Meetings of Bishopstoke Parish Council and its Committees are open to the public to attend. The details of the meetings will be available on this page, and more information about the Council and the Committees is available throughout the site.
The next meeting of the Planning Committee will take place on Tuesday July 27th at 7:00pm and will be followed at 7:30pm by the first meeting of the Assets Committee. Both meetings will be in the Bishopstoke Methodist Church on Sedgwick Road. The agenda and the document packs with all of the supporting papers will be available at the top of this page when published.
Although the national restrictions are now lifted, the numbers who can attend meetings are currently limited. If you would like to attend please contact the Clerk by emailing . Alternatively you can call 07368 487464 and leave a message.
If you would like to speak on an agenda item, or would like a statement read on your behalf, again, please contact the Clerk.
CHANGES TO THE PARLIAMENTARY CONSTITUENCY BOUNDARY
The Boundary Commission for England has published its initial proposals for new Parliamentary constituency boundaries and this is your chance to comment.
The changes have no direct impact on Bishopstoke, which would still be part of the area that elects an MP for Eastleigh. However, the section of the Borough from Hedge End to the south would no longer be part of the area, whereas Hiltingbury, Fryern Hill and Valley Park would shift from being part of the Winchester MP area to the Eastleigh MP area.
The proposals and maps for the nine English regions have been published on their website as a part of an eight-week public consultation period that’s runs until Tuesday 2 August 2021. This is your chance to see what the proposed new constituencies might look like and give the Commission your views on the proposals.
The Boundary Commission is promoting use of a specifically-designed consultation website as the main way to displaying their proposals, and to receive comments on them. To visit the website, click here.
Consultation is currently open until Tuesday 2nd August 2021 - please ensure they receive your response by that date for it to be considered.
EASTLEIGH BOROUGH COUNCIL LOCAL PLAN
The Borough Council is currently running two consultations relating to the Local Pan. One is related to a "Supplementary Planning Document" on Trees, and the other is about the main modifications being made to the Local Plan in response to the Government Inspector's report.
General information about the Local Plan can be found on the Borough Council website by following this link.
In its meetings in June, the Council approved the Parish accounts and the report of the internal auditor. These will now be sent to the external auditor for final checking and approval. For more information about the audit process and to see the forms that have been submitted please go to the Audit page.
As part of the process there is a period of "Elector's rights" during which local residents can make an appointment with the Clerk to view the finances and the audit return. This year the period runs from July 1st to August 11th. Anyone interested should contact the Clerk by emailing the Clerk.