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Speedwatch volunteers
Community Speedwatch - we are currently seeking more volunteers to ensure that we have full coverage of Baughurst roads. If you would like to help with this very worthy enterprise, where traffic speeds are recorded and relayed to the Police, please do contact us. Your involvement can be as much or as little as you wish. Please contact the Clerk if you are interested. 

Appeal Decision by the Planning Inspectorate
Hearing held on 5 April 2017
Site visit made on 5 April 2017

by S J Papworth DipArch(Glos) RIBA

an Inspector appointed by the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government

Decision date: 15 June 2017

Appeal Ref: APP/H1705/W/16/3164854

Land at Violet Lane, Baughurst RG26 5LP

 The appeal is made under section 78 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 against a refusal to grant planning permission.

 The appeal is made by Mr G Jones against the decision of Basingstoke & Deane Borough Council.

 The application Ref 16/01539/FUL, dated 28 April 2016, was refused by the Council by notice dated 4 November 2016.

 The development proposed is change of use from paddock to 4No gypsy pitches and associated works.


1. I dismiss the appeal.

Dog fouling
Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council are keen to encourage residents to report information about anyone not picking up after their dogs so they can investigate further. This can be done by calling 01256 844844 or emailing customer.service@basingstoke.gov.uk with as much information as possible, including the times of day it happens, a description of the dog and the owner. This can be done anonymously if preferred..

Recycling sites

Following discussions between Hampshire County Council and West Berkshire Council we are now able to update you on the outcome. 

Transitional resident permits will now be issued to all residents who live further than 10 miles away from a Hampshire Household Waste and Recycling Centre (HWRC). Those residents in North Hampshire who live within 10 miles of either Basingstoke or Andover HWRCs do not qualify, and will therefore not be sent a permit.
The permit will only allow for access to Newtown Road HWRC (and not the Padworth facility); Hampshire residents will not be allowed to use restricted vehicles and asbestos disposal is not permitted at Newtown Road. The nearest licenced facilities for asbestos are either Andover or Basingstoke HWRCs.
If you qualify for a permit, it will be sent to your home address from 20 December 2016 and will be available to use immediately.
Please see West Berkshire Council’s website for information on opening times, materials accepted and restrictions.http://info.westberks.gov.uk/CHttpHandler.ashx?id=42296&p=0

Welcome to Baughurst Parish Council Website
We hope you find the site informative and useful and that you will become one of our regular visitors!  Baughurst Parish is located in northern Hampshire and includes the hamlet of Wolverton......click the links on the left or above to discover more about us!
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What is a Parish Council?
The Council is the lowest tier of local government but is at the grassroots of the community. The Council normally consists of 11 voluntary Councillors (currently there are two vacancies) who are elected for a four year term of office to serve and administer for the needs of the residents of Baughurst Parish.  In the event of a mid-term vacancy occurring, a new member is elected or co-opted until the next full election. The Parish Councillors determine and set policy to cater for the social, cultural, welfare and environmental needs of our residents and employ a part time Clerk to the Council to implement policy decisions.

All Councillors adhere to the Parish Council Code of Conduct and complete a Register of Interests. The Councillors have formed into sub-councils to concentrate on in-depth concerns in the local community. The committees are listed here:
General Purposes
Playing Fields and Open Spaces

Interested in becoming a Parish Councillor?
Why not attend as a member of the public for a few meetings, and if this encourages you to get involved, perhaps speak with an existing Councillor or the Parish Council Clerk who can provide more information about Parish Council elections and mid-term vacancies?

When does the Parish Council meet?
The Parish Council generally meets on the 4th Thursday in each month.  The meetings are held either in the Heath End Village Hall or Wolverton Village Hall, with the exception of August and December.  Primarily most meetings are held in Heath End  hall, except the May, June and July meetings, where the meetings are generally held at Wolverton Village Hall.  The meetings are open to the public and all are welcome to listen to the proceedings,  Visiting public are not entitled to participate in the business of the meeting without the invitation of the Chairman. Two short Public Question slots are always scheduled in the agenda.