Quelm Lane Allotment Site – Site Clearance and Fencing

The land adjacent to Quelm Lane and Sopwith Road has been designated as an allotment site as part of the Warfield SPD.  We are pleased to be able to announce that the transfer of the site to the parish is now well under way. Work to clear and fence the site will be starting this week – week beginning 13th March 2017.  This work will be undertaken by our contractor Smallwood Countryside Contractors. They will be asked to ensure that both Watersplash Lane and the road and pavement along Sopwith Road are kept clear of mud, debris and vehicles.

Further work to create the car park, internal pathways and erection of an allotment community building will follow later in the year and will be subject to planning regulations.

We apologise for any inconvenience these works may cause over the coming period. If you have any questions or concerns over the works, please do not hesitate to contact the Parish Office on 01344 457777 or e-mail us info@warfieldparishcouncil.gov.uk.

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Important Changes to Coffee Packaging Recycling

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Notice of Vacancy for Two Parish Councillors in the Whitegrove Ward

Following the recent ‘notice of vacancy’ for the Whitegrove ward of 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.  This will take place at the council meeting on Wednesday 22 March 2017 at the Parish Office.

Anyone interested in applying should complete the nomination form or contact the Parish Clerk for more information.  The closing date for applications is 12 noon on Friday 10 March.

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 council meeting on the 22 March to introduce themselves to members.

Please see the attached nomination form regarding eligibility and ‘The Good Councillor’s Guide’ which explains more about the role of a parish councillor.

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Forest Road Closure

The approved infrastructure scheme for the development of Warfield includes a new link road which will connect the Quelm Park roundabout to Forest Road.

In order to construct this link there is a requirement to close Forest Road in order that works can be executed safely.  From 9th January 2017 to April 2017 the closure will prohibit vehicles proceeding in any direction along the B3034 Forest Road between its junction with the A3095 Maidenhead Road (Three Legged Cross) and it’s junction with West End Lane.  The alternative route for vehicles affected by the closure will be via the B3018 Binfield Road, Harvest Ride, A3095 Newell Green and the B3034 Forest Road.

The footpath along Forest Road will remain open during this time but may be diverted to accommodate works.

For more information about this road closure you can contact Berkeley Homes on 01753 784400 or email forestroadclosure@berkeleygroup.co.uk.  Click here to view the diversion route map.  You can also view details of the closure and the diversion route map at the Parish Office.

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Job Vacancy – Part time Administrative Assistant

Warfield Parish Council has a vacancy for a part time Administrative Assistant (fixed term contract) to work alongside the Clerk and Booking Administrator in the Parish Council Office at County Lane, Warfield, RG42 3JP (Tesco Store Site).   This will be for a fixed term to 31 March 2017.  We would be willing to consider this post for term time only to the right candidate.

Salary: £8.05 per hour, 17.5 hours per week, Monday – Friday 9.15 am – 12.45 pm

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 and application form. Alternatively you may visit the Parish Council office (next to Tesco store) to find out more or to register your interest.

Closing date for applications: Thursday 22 December 2016

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Strategic Housing and Economic Land Availability Assessment

Bracknell Forest Council (BFC) is currently preparing a Comprehensive Local Plan (CLP) for the Borough up to the year 2036.  As part of this process BFC will need to include a strategy for the level and distribution of development, including housing and economic uses.  This involves assessing submitted sites in relation to their suitability for development.  BFC is now publishing the results of the assessment alongside the final draft methodology for comments.

Further information about this plan and response/comment forms are available at http://www.bracknell-forest.gov.uk/comprehensivelocalplan

This Consultation runs from Monday 21 November 2016 until 5pm Monday 19th December 2016.  A copy of the plan is also available to view at the Parish Council Office.

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Neighbourhood Plan Public Sessions

Work on the Neighbourhood Plan is reaching its conclusion and Warfield Residents are invited to public sessions where the latest information will be presented.  Residents will have the opportunity to input on policy areas and ask questions about the Plan.

Sessions are as follows:-

Saturday 29th October, Whitegrove Community Centre at 10.oo, 11.00, 13.00 and 14.00

Thursday 3rd November, The Brownlow Hall, Newell Green at 20.00


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Jealott’s Hill Community Landshare calls out for votes to bag a share of a £12.5 million carrier bag charge fund

Jealott’s Hill Community Landshare (JHCL) is bidding to bag a cash boost from the Tesco Bags of Help Initiative.

The supermarket has teamed up with Groundwork on it’s Bags of Help Initiative which see grants of £12,000, £10,000 and £8,000 – all raised from the 5p bag levy – being awarded to environmental and greenspace projects. JHLC is one of three groups on the shortlist to receive the cash award with the group with the most votes gaining the maximum prize.

JHCL is an inspirational six acre multi-purpose garden within Warfield Parish for community use in Berkshire.  The gardens welcome people with a disability or those from a disadvantaged background, supported by volunteers from the local community, to work on horticultural activities and create a haven for wildlife for all to enjoy.  Sharing skills and produce is at the heart of this project which is a partnership between Bracknell Forest Homes, Bracknell Town Council, Warfield Parish Council and Syngenta.

Shoppers are being invited to head along to Tesco stores to vote for who they think should take away the top grant, so why not pop along to your local store and show your support for this fantastic community project.

Voting is open in stores from October 31st to November 13th.


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Notice of Conclusion of the Audit and Right to Inspect the Annual Return for the Year Ended 31 March 2016

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 2016.

The Annual Return may be viewed here.

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Parish Council Grant Applications for 2017

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 2017/18. The deadline for submission of applications is 31 October 2016. For more information please see Parish Council Grants.

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