Clean for The Queen Community Litter Picks – Saturday 5 and Sunday 6 March

Poster providing details of our Clean for The Queen Community Litter Picks on 5 and 6 March 2016

Clean for The Queen Community Litter Picks 2016

Warfield Parish Council, in partnership with Warfield Environment Group, has signed up to Country Life magazine and Keep Britain Tidy’s campaign to clear up Britain in time for The Queen’s 90th birthday and we are looking for as many volunteers as possible to join us at either (or both!) events. On Saturday 5 March, 10am – 12 noon, we will be clearing the areas around Larks Hill (meet at Larks Hill car park), and on Sunday 6 March, 1.30 – 3.30pm, we will be clearing the footpaths around Tesco (meet at the recycling area of Tesco’s car park). Accompanied children welcome. Please wear suitable clothes and footwear, and bring gloves. Litter pickers and bags will be provided. Do come along!

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Replacement for Cedar of Lebanon, Shakespeare Way

Bracknell Forest Council has advised that a replacement for the Cedar of Lebanon which was felled last year due to its dangerous condition will be planted soon. An Atlas Cedar (Cedrus Atlantica) has been selected because it is very similar to the Cedar of Lebanon, but is considered more suitable for the site; it is a fast-growing species when young and so will start contributing to the visual amenities of the area sooner, also the species is better able to withstand urban pollution. We will confirm when the replacement has been planted.

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Parish Council Vacancy – Update

Following the publication of the Notice of Vacancy on 13 January 2016 for the Quelm Ward, no requests for a by-election were received by Bracknell Forest Council. Warfield Parish Council will now proceed with the process of co-option to fill the vacancy. The Council will confirm the arrangements and timescale for co-option at their meeting on Wednesday 17 February and details will be published here once they are confirmed.

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Notice of Vacancy for One Parish Councillor in the Quelm Ward

Notice giving details of Parish Councillor vacancy in the Quelm Ward - January 2016

A vacancy for a Parish Councillor has arisen in the Quelm Ward following the resignation of Councillor Jason Kilmartin. Please see the vacancy notice for more information.

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Notice of Conclusion of the Audit and Right to Inspect the Annual Return for the Year Ended 31 March 2015

Warfield Parish Council has announced its notice of conclusion of the audit and right to inspect the Annual Return for the year ended 31 March 2015.

The Annual Return may be viewed here.

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Cedar of Lebanon, Shakespeare Way

Cedar of Lebanon in Shakespeare Way, taken in July 2015 before the tree was felled

Cedar of Lebanon, July 2015

You may be aware that this magnificent tree was felled last Wednesday 16 September. The tree had been the subject of an inspection by Bracknell Forest Council and, unfortunately, the presence of advanced decay was found in the trunk both below ground and from ground level upwards. This decay is likely to have been caused by the historic removal of limb(s), and also historic damage to the base of the tree possibly caused by grazing livestock (the original land use). It was considered that the extent of the decay could lead to an unpredictable collapse of the tree and so, given its proximity to people and property, a recommendation was made to fell the tree.

A recommendation was also made that a replacement tree of the same species be planted within the site to reflect the loss of this tree, which was a significant landscape feature. Warfield Parish Council will be working with Bracknell Forest Council to ensure this happens, and will keep residents informed.

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Parish Council Grant Applications for 2016

Coins identifying that grants are available from the Parish Council

Grants available

Warfield Parish Council allocates money each year to be awarded in grants to organisations for projects or events that will be of benefit to the residents of the Parish, and is now welcoming applications for the financial year 2016/17. The deadline for submission of applications is 31 October 2015. For more information please see Parish Council Grants.

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Notice regarding Warfield Parish Council’s Accounts for the Year Ended 31 March 2015

Warfield Parish Council has today announced the notice of appointment of date for the exercise of electors’ rights for its accounts for the year ended 31 March 2015.

This notice identifies:

  • when the accounts and Annual Return can be inspected,
  • how to question the auditor, and
  • how to make an objection to the accounts.
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Notice of Vacancy for One Parish Councillor in the Warfield Park Ward

Following the recent ordinary elections for Warfield Parish Council, no requests were received by the Returning Officer at Bracknell Forest Council to fill this vacancy. The Parish Council is therefore required to fill the vacancy by co-option at its full meeting on Wednesday 24 June 2015 which will take place at the Parish Office.

Anyone interested in applying should contact the Parish Clerk for more information. The closing date for applications is 12 noon on Wednesday 10 June 2015.

All eligible candidates will be asked to submit a short letter or CV giving reasons why they should be considered for the vacancy and will then be invited to attend the meeting on the 24 June to introduce themselves to members.

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Parish Council Election Results

The results of the election on Thursday 7 May 2015 can be viewed here. Look out for updates to our website in the coming days and weeks.

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