Notice of Election

Notices of Election have been published for the election of councillors to Bracknell Forest Council and for the election of councillors to Warfield Parish Council and can be viewed below.

Borough Notice of Election.

Warfield Notice of Election.

If any election is contested a poll will take place on Thursday 2 May 2019

For all enquiries relating to the elections, including candidacy, registering to vote, postal voting or voting by proxy, please contact the Electoral Services team at Bracknell Forest Council.

Electoral Services at BFC

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Annual Parish Meeting

Thank you to the residents who attended the Annual parish Meeting last night (Monday). The presentation is available here.

At the meeting we made two presentations.

The Chairman’s Award is presented to a group, organisations or individuals have made a significant contribution to the life of the parish. The award was presented to Maggie and Roger Britt for their volunteering at the Jealotts Hill Community Landshare and for their work with the Bracknell Conservation Volunteers.

The Warfield Award is presented to an individual for their contribution to the life and work of the parish. The award was presented to Cllr Neil Harrison, who is standing down at the forthcoming election after 28 years of service and for his other contributions to the community.

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Purdah/Pre-Election Period

The pre-election period (informally known as ‘purdah’) begins with the publication of the Notice of Election for an election, and runs until the election has taken place. Within the Bracknell Forest area this will begin at 12 noon on Tuesday 26 March 2019.

During this period, there is a ban in place on publicising the views of political parties, issuing press releases or promoting initiatives with quotes and photos from a particular councillor or group of councillors which could be seen as unfairly promoting one political agenda over another.

The basic principle is that any activity which could call into question the council’s political impartiality or give rise to criticism that public resources are being used for political purposes or ‘electioneering’ is suspended for this time.

However, this does not mean that the business of the council will cease. Work to deliver services continues as normal and all enquiries made will be dealt with in the appropriate way, although some responses may not be possible if they could be considered ‘political’.

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Annual Parish Meeting

The Annual Parish Meeting will take place on Monday 25th March 2019 at 7.45pm at Whitegrove Community Centre. All local residents are welcome.

The Agenda can be found here.

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WARFIELD NEIGHBOURHOOD PLAN

The Neighbourhood Planning (General) Regulations 2012 (as amended) Consultation on Submission Version (Regulation 16)

Warfield Parish Council has prepared a Neighbourhood Plan for the area. The plan sets out objectives for the future of the area and contains planning policies to guide the development and use of land in Warfield Parish.

A six week consultation will be held between 10am on Tuesday 5th March and 5pm on Tuesday 16th April 2019. After this the proposed Plan will be submitted for independent examination.

The consultation is being conducted by Bracknell Forest Council. Copies of the documents and consultation response form can be found at
Bracknell Forest Councils Website

Documents are also available to view during normal working hours at Whitegrove Library and at the Bracknell Forest Council offices at Time Square. They are also available to view at the Warfield Parish Council office.

Residents may respond using the consultation portal on the Bracknell Forest Council website
or
by completing the representation form and sending it by e-mail to development.plan@bracknell-forest.gov.uk
or by post to:

Development Plan Team
Bracknell Forest Council
Time Square
Market Street
Bracknell
RG12 1JD

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Warfield Neighbourhood Plan

The Warfield Neighbourhood Plan was submitted to Bracknell Forest Council on 24th January 2019 as per regulation 15 of the Neighbourhood Planning (General) Regulations 2012.

Bracknell Forest Council as the local planning authority will now check the plan complies with the relevant legislation and if so, will then begin a period of further consultation and invite representations. They will then appoint an independent examiner to review the final plan.

The parish council delayed submission of its plan to Bracknell Forest Council, on advice, following a judgement from the Court of Justice of the European Union People Over Wind & Sweetman v Coliete Teoranta which was concerned the use of mitigations when screening plans. The parish council along with other planning bodies and organisations had been awaiting advice on how to proceed based on this judgement from Natural England, the governments adviser on such matters. As a result, changes to the relevant legislation were made through the Conservation of Habitats and Species and Planning (Various Amendments) (England & Wales) Regulations 2018 which came into force on 28 December 2018. This has allowed the parish council to submit its plan unchanged, but with reference to the regulation.

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Vacancy for a Parish Administrator

This position has now closed

Warfield Parish Council has a vacancy for a part-time Parish Administrator to join our small team in the Parish Office at County Lane, Warfield, RG42 3JP (on the Tesco Store Site). This is a permanent position subject to satisfactory completion of the probationary period.

Salary: £9.039 – £9.521 per hour (£17,391 – £18,319 pro rata, £9,401-£9,902 actual)

Hours 20 hours per week, Monday – Friday 9.00 am – 1.00 pm, there is a small degree of flexibility with times. There may a requirement to attend some evening meetings.

The successful candidate should have experience in dealing with the public and have good administration, IT and communication skills.

You may download an information pack; Job description & person specification – Parish Administrator and Writable Application form . Alternatively you may visit the Parish Council office (next to Tesco store) to find out more or to register your interest.
NB: Please download the application form and save it before completing

Closing date for applications: 12 noon Monday 10 December 2018

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Warfield Neighbourhood Plan Submission

At its meeting on Wednesday 14 November the council will be considering the submission version of the Warfield Neighbourhood Plan. If approved, this will then pass to Bracknell Forest Council for the next stages of the process, which include further consultation and independent examination that will then lead to a local referendum on whether to approve the plan. A copy of the plan can be found here.

This process is independent of the local plan exercise that is being conducted by Bracknell Forest Council.

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Arts Week is coming soon!

Tickets for the 14th Binfield, Warfield & Winkfield Arts Week are now available via the website www.arts-week.org

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Parish Council Grant Applications for 2019

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 2019/20. The deadline for submission of applications is 31 October 2018. For more information please see Parish Council Grants.

 

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