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Bow Brickhill Parish Council

Notice of Conclusion of Audit 



Annual Governance & Accountability Return for the year ended 31 March 2019 
Sections 20(2) and 25 of the Local Audit and Accountability Act 2014
Accounts and Audit Regulations 2015 (SI 2015/234)


The audit of accounts for Bow Brickhill Parish Council for the year ended 31 March 2019 has been completed and the accounts have been published.

The Annual Governance & Accountability Return is available for inspection by any local government elector of the area of Bow Brickhill Parish Council on application to:


Tony O'Rourke
Parish Clerk/Responsible Financial Officer
Bow Brickhill Parish Council
c/o 1 Station Road
Bow Brickhill
Milton Keynes
MK17 9JN

parish.clerk@bowbrickhill.org.uk

Tel.: (07904) 339391


During the hours of 09:00 -17:00 Monday to Friday


Copies will be provided to any person on payment of £1.50 for each copy of the Annual Governance & Accountability Return.


Announcement made by: Tony O’Rourke 

Date of announcement: 30 September 2019



BOW  BRICKHILL PARISH COUNCIL

Take note that a vacancy has occurred in the office of Councillor for the Parish Council of

BOW BRICKHILL

In accordance with Local Elections (Parishes & Communities) (England & Wales) Rules 2006 an election will be held if, within fourteen days of the date below, notice in writing requesting such an election is given by ten electors of the parish to:

                                                                        Sharon Bridglalsingh

                                                                            Returning Officer

Milton Keynes Council

Civic Offices

1 Saxon Gate East

Milton Keynes

MK9 3EJ

In the event of no such request for an election being received, the Parish Council will fill the vacancy by co-option at the earliest possible date.

Any qualified person wishing to be considered for this position should contact the Clerk for further information.

Dated this, the 18th day of September 2019

 

SIGNED: Tony O’Rourke   (Parish Clerk)

 

South Caldecotte and Caldecotte Site C Consultations

Bow Brickhill Parish Council has commissioned three reports to substantiate our objection to the proposals in the adopted Plan:MK for the South Caldecotte 'Employment Site' and Caldecotte Site C.

You can view these documents by clicking on the report title below:


A huge thank you to all those who have so kindly donated towards the 'Fighting Fund' that enables us to engage the services of the Planning and Transport experts

Parish Precept 2019-2020


Within the Council Tax for Milton Keynes, each Parish needs to set an amount that it requires for its local purposes.  This is known as the Parish Precept. 

 

For 2019-2020 the Parish Council has agreed that it is reasonable for the precept to cover the following items of expenditure:

·    Parish Clerk wages

·    Parish expenses (which includes items such as the dog bins and mowing around the War Memorial)

·    Pavilion ground works (mainly mowing costs)

·    Pavilion improvements (contribution towards)

 

Altogether this comes to an estimated cost in excess of £20,475 so we have decided to slightly increase the precept from the level at which it had been frozen for many years, to £15,000.  

 

The running costs of the Pavilion are covered by fees charged to users. 

 

We continue to keep an eye on costs to ensure that we are receiving good value for money from any contractors and using the cheapest possible energy providers.  We also hope that there might be people in the village who would be willing to do some work voluntarily on Pavilion improvements and village amenities helping to keep costs down and for this we are most grateful.



Election of Parish Councillors

posted 7 Apr 2019, 12:03 by Parish Clerk

Please click on the link below to see the Statement of Persons Nominated for Election as a Parish Councillor for Bow Brickhill Parish

Public Art for Bow Brickhill

posted 7 Apr 2019, 11:56 by Parish Clerk

Have your say on the Public Art Project

The Parish Council is looking at the provision of two pieces of wooden sculpture to be sited on the village green and at the Pavilion. Funding for the sculptures arises from the Section 106 agreement Milton Keynes Council drew up with the developers of Brickhill Sands. Under this agreement, the developers pay the Council sums of money to be used under various strictly controlled headings. One of these is public art. As part of the process, we are undertaking a public consultation process to involve the community in the project. A local sculptor has been found and has produced some draft designs for consideration and these are shown below. Wherever possible the structures will involve the use of locally sourced natural materials. The Pavilion sculpture will provide a place for visitors to sit and will be constructed of oak and the village green structure a semi covered gateway to the Greensand Ridge. It is hoped that residents will want to suggest how they would like to make the structures relevant to the Bow Brickhill community. This could possibly be done by carvings inside the structures depicting historic events. If you would like to contribute to the discussion on this project please send your suggestions and ideas to the Parish Council email address below by 31st May 2019. julian.price@bowbrickhill-pc.gov.uk.

Julian Price, Bow Brickhill Parish Council

 


Greensand Country Landscape Partnership

posted 22 Jun 2017, 06:24 by Parish Clerk

BRCC is the accountable body for the Greensand Country Landscape Partnership. They have gained funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund to deliver a Landscape Partnership programme and an array of exciting projects which will help us raise awareness of the heritage value of the Greensand Country and to reverse the gradual decline in the distinct landscape character of this beautiful and loved place.

The Heritage Lottery Fund awarded us this funding in January 2017.  The programme will run until June 2021. For full details please see the following link

Police and Crime Plan 2017 - 2021

posted 17 May 2017, 06:33 by Parish Clerk

The full plan can be found on the PCC website here and a short summary of the plan; it’s broad strategic priorities and how it  has been developed is below. 

Police and Crime Plan 2017 - 2021

This new Plan consists of five broad strategic priorities which are:

1.    Vulnerability – Managing demand on services through working together with a particular focus on mental health, elder abuse, hidden abuse, and the criminal justice experience for victims of domestic and sexual abuse

2.    Prevention and Early Intervention – Improving safeguarding in both the physical space and virtual space including tackling cyber crime, road safety, peer on peer abuse, hate crime and female genital mutilation (FGM)

3.    Reducing Re-offending – Targeting and managing harm and risk with a focus on substance misuse, violence involving weapons and offender management including perpetrators of domestic abuse

4.    Serious Organised Crime and Terrorism – Improving the local response including increased public awareness, promoting a ‘dare to share’ culture, and preventing violent extremism and the exploitation of vulnerable people.

5.    Police Ethics and Reform – Increasing the pace of change with a focus on improved support for victims, accelerated uptake of new technology, and improving the perceptions of police among young people

Milton Keynes Waste Recovery Site

posted 2 May 2017, 09:00 by Parish Clerk   [ updated 17 Oct 2018, 10:20 ]

Please see attached file for the latest newsletter

Policies & Procedures

posted 1 Apr 2015, 05:15 by Parish Clerk   [ updated 17 Jun 2018, 07:22 ]

Please find below the policies and procedures for Bow Brickhill Parish Council. They include:
  • Complaints Procedure
  • Freedom of Information Act Policy
  • Data Protection & Information Security Policy
  • Privacy Policy
  • Retention Policy



CCTV at the Pavilion

posted 27 Feb 2015, 06:45 by Parish Clerk

The Pavilion has been fitted with external CCTV which has been installed for maintaining the security of the premises and for preventing and investigating crime. Please see attached Bow Brickhill Parish Council's CCTV Policy. 

MK Council Helpline Contact Numbers

posted 10 Nov 2014, 04:27 by Parish Clerk   [ updated 10 Nov 2014, 04:28 ]

Matters can be reported direct to Milton Keynes Council on the following numbers -
Highways team - for roads, highways and pavements please contact 01908 252353
Environmental health - please contact 01908 252570

Bulky Waste Collection

posted 18 Feb 2014, 04:35 by Parish Clerk

You can now book a bulky waste collection online via MK Councils website. They collect up to five items for the price of one so make the most of your collection. For more than 15 items, fixtures and fittings, building materials or garden waste please call our Environmental Services Contact Centre on 01908 252570 to arrange for a quote. Alternatively you can take all large items to one of our three Community Recycling Centres, open seven days a week (except on Christmas, Boxing and New Year’s Day) from8am - 5pm October to March and 8am - 8pm April to September. Book a collection online at www.milton-keynes.gov.uk/bulkywaste
Or call the Environmental Services Contact Centre on 01908 252570.
 

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