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Parish Council News for June 2019

Community Grants Money:

Beckington Parish Council is delighted to confirm that it has just awarded the Network magazine a community grant of...

Parish Council News for May 2019

New Parish Council takes shape:

Beckington Parish Council held its Annual Meeting on May 14th this was the first meeting of the new Council...

New District Councillor Elected

Beckington and Selwood now have a new District Councillor, former Beckington Parish Councillor Shannon Brooke has been elected to serve the ward....

Parish Council News for April 2019

Fly Tipping

The dumping of waste (fly tipping) and dropping of litter is illegal and both are punishable by a fine. Mendip District Council...

Parish Council News for March 2019

Annual Parish Meeting:

The Annual Parish Meeting took place on the 12th of March, this was acclaimed to have been a success as unlike the year...

Parish Council News for February 2019

The way local government is changing means County and District Councils are losing direct funding from central government and so they are making...

January Press Release

Grants to Local Organisations:

At its January meeting the Parish Council was pleased to once again be able to support the Memorial Hall committee...

October Press Release

Bus Shelters:

The project to install two bus shelters to both bus stops on Bath Road has been delayed by the normal nonsense of council bureaucracy....

September Press Release

Parish Allotments:

As reported last month, the first meeting of potential allotment holders has taken place. If you thought your name was on...

August Press Release

Annual Donations to Local Charities:

Every year the Parish Council makes some small donations to local charities that provide a service to the...

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Parish Council News for June 2019

Community Grants Money:

Beckington Parish Council is delighted to confirm that it has just awarded the Network magazine a community grant of £50 to help towards it costs.

The Parish Council is also keen to invite other local organisations to apply to its community grants pot. The Council has a set aside pot of money for the benefit of local groups, the application form can be download from the Parish Councils website, it is not overly burdensome.

Planning Application Process:

The Parish Council has over the last year streamlined how it responds to many of the Planning and Tree works applications it receives from Mendip District Council. Not every application goes before the Council at a formal meeting (often the deadline for response to the application is before the next scheduled meeting anyway). It is important that if you wish to make a comment to the Parish Council with regards to any application that you contact the Planning & Development Portfolio Holder (All contact details are on the Parish Council website) as soon as you become aware of the application.

It is worth noting that it is Mendip District Council who are the Planning authority and so have the power to determine applications, not the Parish Council, residents should make formal approach to them as well.

Local Council Award Scheme:

The Council has resolved to register for this scheme and work towards foundation level. Fewer than 20% of the Town / Parish Councils in Somerset have achieved this, so it would be setting a good standard if the Parish Council was to be awarded it.

Facebook Page and contacting the Council:

You can now ‘like' the Parish Councils Facebook page. This page will carry the latest news from the Parish Council. Full contact details for all Parish, District and County Council Members can be found on the Parish Council website www.beckingtonparishcouncil.org.uk

Parish News

Parish Council News for June 2019

Community Grants Money:

Beckington Parish Council is delighted to confirm that it has just awarded the Network magazine a community grant of...

Parish Council News for May 2019

New Parish Council takes shape:

Beckington Parish Council held its Annual Meeting on May 14th this was the first meeting of the new Council...

New District Councillor Elected

Beckington and Selwood now have a new District Councillor, former Beckington Parish Councillor Shannon Brooke has been elected to serve the ward....

Parish Council News for April 2019

Fly Tipping

The dumping of waste (fly tipping) and dropping of litter is illegal and both are punishable by a fine. Mendip District Council...

Parish Council News for March 2019

Annual Parish Meeting:

The Annual Parish Meeting took place on the 12th of March, this was acclaimed to have been a success as unlike the year...

Parish Council News for February 2019

The way local government is changing means County and District Councils are losing direct funding from central government and so they are making...

January Press Release

Grants to Local Organisations:

At its January meeting the Parish Council was pleased to once again be able to support the Memorial Hall committee...

October Press Release

Bus Shelters:

The project to install two bus shelters to both bus stops on Bath Road has been delayed by the normal nonsense of council bureaucracy....

September Press Release

Parish Allotments:

As reported last month, the first meeting of potential allotment holders has taken place. If you thought your name was on...

August Press Release

Annual Donations to Local Charities:

Every year the Parish Council makes some small donations to local charities that provide a service to the...

News Archive