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Loss of use of West Berkshire waste recycling facilities for north Hampshire residents - recent quote from MP Kit Malthouse 

 "I share residents’ frustration and raised this issue back at the beginning of August in the hope that swift action could be taken: 


 Since then, Councillor Tom Thacker has been working hard at his end with the County Council and I have raised the issue at my regular monthly meeting with the leader of Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council where the leader, Cllr Clive Sanders has been personally involved. Both Richard Benyon MP for Newbury and I have been actively engaged and the matter has been raised with ministers as just the first example of what could become a national problem. A couple of weeks ago I also spoke to the chief executive of West Berks Council and I know local councillors John Izett and Graham Falconer have also been exerting pressure.   

There now seems to be a deal agreed whereby permits to use the site will be issued to BDBC residents in return for a payment from the County Council. There will unfortunately be a delay in issuing the permits and I am told by the Chief Executive of West Berks that Hampshire residents can expect to receive theirs at or around Christmas. This will obviously be temporarily inconvenient, but at least a resolution is on the horizon.  

Cllr Tom Thacker has helpfully asked that updates are posted on parish notice boards as a means of keeping the residents informed and I know we are all grateful for his strenuous efforts to get this matter resolved". 




Road closure, Ramsdell





Notice is hereby given that Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council pursuant to arrangements made under Section 101 of the Local Government Act 1972 with Hampshire County Council in exercise of the powers of the said County Council and in exercise of the powers under Section 14(1) of the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 (“the Act”), and of all other enabling powers, proposes to make the following Order:-

Reason for Order: The Council are satisfied that traffic on the road should be restricted or prohibited because works are being or are proposed to be executed on or near the road.

Effect of Order: All traffic will be prohibited from travelling along Basingstoke Road (junction with Sheepwash Lane), as directed by traffic signs. The closure is for the purposes of Excavation sewer repairs on behalf of Thames Water.

Duration of Order: The order will come into effect from 12:00 on 10th October 2016 to 19:00 11th October 2016. (Notwithstanding the above it is expected the closure will be for the period of one day)

Alternative Route: via Monk Sherbone Road, Ramsdell Road, A339, Basingstoke Road.

If you have any queries regarding the above please contact Chris French on 07771820790 on behalf of Onsite Central Ltd.



Message from Hampshire Constabulary

Can you help? 


Officers are currently dealing with a serious injury road collision on the A339 near to Kingsclere at the Wolverton junction.

We were called at 10:39am this morning (Thursday, September 22) to reports of a collision involving a Suzuki motorcycle and a Renault Laguna.

The motorcyclist, a man in his twenties, has been taken to hospital to be treated for his injuries, which are described as serious.

The driver of the Renault, a woman aged in her seventies, was also taken to hospital for treatment. Her injuries are not described as serious.

The road is currently closed to allow a full investigation to take place and is expected to re-open mid-afternoon.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call Sergeant Jon Bates on 101, quoting incident 285 - Operation Clarance, or contact us via the website http://www.hampshire.police.uk/internet/do-it-online/online-forms/message-for-officer.html

You can also call the charity Crimestoppers line on 0800 555 111 where information can be left anonymously.

Minicom users should call 01962 875000.


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 bp.germain@btinternet.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 24 November 2016, 7.30 pm,  Heath End Hall.

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:
Heath End

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:
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.