Bayston Hill Community Award Scheme
The Parish Council is proud to announce it's new Community Award Scheme which enables you to nominate an individual or organisation that has done something exceptional within the community. Categories for nomination are:
Young Person of the Year
Bayston Hill - Exemplary Achievement Award
The nomination form and more information can be found at the link below and should be received by the Parish Clerk by the end of March 2016. Awards will be made at the Annual Parish Meeting on 23 May 2016.
Local Joint Committee Meeting
The next LJC meeting will take place on Tuesday 24 November 2015 at 7.30 pm at the Methodist Church Hall. A poster with the full details is at the link below.
Anyone planning to attend is encouraged to walk or car share as there is limited parking at the Church.
Intention to Spend
In accordance with Standing Orders, Bayston Hill Parish Council hereby give notice of an intention to spend £32,000 on a project to improve, repair and refit equipment at the Longmeadow Play Park. This notice will be posted for 3 weeks until 8 December 2015, anyone wishing to comment on this should please contact the Parish Office.
PARISH CLERK VACANCY
Anyone interested in applying for the full time role of Parish Clerk and Responsible Financial Officer should go to the Vacancies page where a full job advert, job description, application form and person specification can be found.
Closing date for applications is Monday 30 November 2015.
APPEAL HEARING - PLANNING APPLICATION 14/05324/OUT 39 HOUSES OFF GORSE LANE
The above Appeal Hearing will take place on Tuesday 29 September 2015 in the Ludlow Room at Shirehall commencing at 1000 am.
The Parish Council has submitted further comments on the Appeal Statement of Case in support of the original refusal by Shropshire County Council and a representative will attend the hearing.
Update: The Planning Inspector made a decision at the Appeal Hearing on Tuesday (29 Sep 15) to instigate a more formal Public Inquiry following a late challenge from the Appellent to the 5 year housing land suppy. She stated that the information provided needed thorough consideration and that could not be achieved during an Appeal Hearing, she was also surprised by the level of local public interest.
As soon as we have been notified of the Inquiry date it will be publicised.
Update: The Planning Inquiry into this application will take place on 26 January 2016 and is expected to take up to 4 days.
The village of Bayston Hill is an urban area in a rural setting of 5500 residents set in Shrewsbury's countryside fringe some five kms south-west of the centre of Shrewsbury. The village has a thriving village community with an active Parish Council, a busy village hall, Women's Institute, annual pantomime, etc., and a strong local identity. It also has well supported village facilities.
Whilst there has been a welcome increase in village-based employment in recent years, the majority of residents work in nearby Shrewsbury and Telford. Road links are good, with Bayston Hill located near to both the A5 and A49.
The open countryside surrounding the village is a major attraction for many of the residents. This, and the strong desire to maintain a separate identity to Shrewsbury, has led to a widely held belief that the village has grown enough and that there should be no more housing beyond its boundaries, although this is currently under threat.
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Changes to the Parish Council website.
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