Serving Hampshire Consultation
This consultation invites views on options for combined authorities, elected mayors and unitary local government in Hampshire. The public consultation will be accompanied by a representative telephone survey. The consultation opens on 27 July and closes at 23.59 on 20 September 2016, and the findings will be published in autumn 2016. Please do have your say! The outcome could have far reaching implications for council services and residents in the future.
Basingstoke Council have asked us for suggestions to enhance open space, play and sports facilities in Baughurst and Wolverton. Got any ideas?
Planning application 16/00035/OUT - land at Bishopswood Lane - 145 residential houses etc - application withdrawn.
Hampshire County Council consultation - Public consultation on proposals for changes to the Household Waste and Recycling Centre service. This could affect Hampshire residents' current usage of West Berkshire recycling sites, so do take part.
Loddon Valley Day Care Centre
Vacancy for a Treasurer
The Loddon Valley Day Care Centre is a small registered charity based in Tadley providing respite care in the Ambrose Allen Centre 3 days a week for the elderly and their carers from Tadley and the surrounding district. The Centre has 3 employed staff, a trustee board and several volunteer helpers and drivers.
Clients are invoiced monthly for their attendance. The invoices are raised by the paid staff. Payment is made in cash, by cheque or online banking.
Staff are paid by cheque monthly in arrears from claim forms they submit; the treasurer currently makes monthly payroll submissions via HMRC but the trustees intend this work to be outsourced to a contractor. The treasurer would continue to make the payments based on the submissions of the contractor.
Day to day purchases for the running of the Centre are made by the manager using the Centre’s debit card. Other payments are made by cheque other than payment for rent, which is an online transaction. Volunteer drivers will submit a mileage claim, which is paid by cheque. Cheque and online payments require 2 signatories or initiator and approver.
The treasurer maintains a monthly balance sheet with a summary for the year showing progress against budget. This requires reconciling debit slips submitted by the manager with the bank statement or online transaction list, initiating cheques or online transactions having checked that payments are bona fide and banking any cash or cheque payments received.
The summary of accounts is submitted to the trustees at their meetings, which usually take place every other month at 1530 at the Ambrose Allen Centre. The treasurer is then required to make a submission to the independent examiner at the end of the financial year. Turnover of the Centre is in the region of £25k a year.
There is a small finance committee comprised of the treasurer and two other trustees. The function of this committee is to prepare a budget for the year ahead, monitor and audit the monthly figures and make such financial recommendations to the trustees as it sees fit.
There would be a requirement for the postholder to have an appropriate cro check.
If anyone is interested in the position or has any questions they should contact the current treasurer, Barry Germain, on 01189 814742 or email email@example.com.
Photos of Baughurst
Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council are currently updating their image library and are sending their photographer to take some images of Baughurst.
The photographer is David Hogg from Horizon Imaging and he will have a letter of permission from themselves explaining his role. They have asked David to visit our village on a day when the weather is favourable, so they are unable to give an exact date and time, but he will be starting the photography in late March.
He will only be taking external images of the area and therefore will not require access to any buildings.
They will use the images on Borough Council publicity and promotional materials, social media and websites.
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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The next meeting of BAUGHURST PARISH COUNCIL will take place on Thursday 28 July 2016, 7.30 pm, Wolverton.
The World War 1 Tribute day, on Sunday 3 August 2014, was a great success. Thank you to those who attended, and those who brought contributions with them. Thanks are also due to Heath End hall, for the free hire of the hall, and Heath End WI, and the Trefoil Guild, for providing teas and cakes. Entertainment was provided by the ever popular Tadley Concert Brass Band, who performed a variety of songs from the era.
We are seeking descendants of those who are named on the War Memorial, who are:
Albert G Appleton; Frederick G Appleton; Walter J Cripps; John B Greenup; Merrick H McConnell; William J Monger; Leonard J Rampton; Ernest Sandford; Tom Taylor; George Warren; Frederick J Webb
Francis B Abbott; William S Bennett; George E Jacob; Robert Jacob; Alexander G Kelly; Sidney M Kelly; Frank Kernutt; William Kernutt; Harry Lawes; William Richardson; Charles Powell; Frederick Smith
If you are related to any of them, please contact the Clerk on 0118 981 2944. We are also seeking descendants of any Baughurst residents who served in the Great War.
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:
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.