Boxford

in the Royal County of Berkshire

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West Berkshire Council Active Travel Scheme Consultation

West Berkshire Council Active Travel Scheme Consultation opens 22nd February 2021 

Have your say on our ‘Active Travel’ schemes in West Berkshire

West Berkshire Council is committed to encouraging active travel by introducing more walking and cycling opportunities throughout the district.

The council is taking action to help the public safely make walking or cycling trips part of their daily travel choices. Below is the link to take part and find out more on the schemes already identified:  https://westberksatschemes.commonplace.is/

If you have suggestions on other schemes you can help WBC identify suitable locations in your neighbourhood to create more accessible streets for active travel, including better public spaces, secure cycle parking and provide high quality environments suitable for cycling and walking.

Your feedback will help the Council plan effectively, when budgets become available, and make improvements that are most important to you.https://westberksactivestreets.commonplace.is/proposals/have-your-say-on-the-west-berkshire-active-travel-heat-map

Tier 4 & Help for Residents

West Berkshire Council have released the following guidance for on the latest restrictions – please see the attached poster on the Tier 4 restrictions. Further details can be found on the Gov.uk website:  https://www.gov.uk/guidance/tier-4-stay-at-home.

As set up with volunteers in the Spring, should you be self- isolating or unable to get out and need assistance with essential shopping etc. please get in touch with the Parish Clerk – parishcouncil@boxford.org.uk or 07811 322994

Parish Plan Update 2021

Work has started to update the Boxford Parish Plan, this will be driven by the Parish Council with the assistance of a committee. If you are interested in being part of the committee please contact the Parish Council Clerk (parishcouncil@boxford.org.uk)

The initial stage is to build the new parishioners questionnaires, we hope to get these out to all households Spring 2021, from this we can then start to review, consult and start to put together the plan.

Parish Council 2021 Meetings

The 2021 Parish Council meetings will be held on a Tuesday evening in the Heritage Centre if Covid-19 restrictions allow or virtually if not. Parishioners are still welcome to attend the virtual meetings, please just contact the clerk (parishcouncil@boxford.org.uk) for log in details.

The meetings are scheduled as follows: 5th January, 2nd March, 4th May – Annual General Meeting, 6th July, 7th September and 2nd November.

Extra Ordinary Planning Meeting

The Parish Council have scheduled an Extra Ordinary planning meeting to discuss the application at Coxedd Farm, Westbrook 20/02472/FUL. The agenda with full details can be downloaded here.

In line with Covid-19 guidance this meeting will be held online via Webex – parishioners are welcome to attend, please contact the Clerk for details: Email: parishcouncil@boxford.org.uk or 07811 322994

Boxford Boars 2020 Cricket

The 2020 Boxford Boars Home Cricket Fixtures will take place:

Sunday 26/07 V Chaddleworth 2pm

Sunday 30/08 V Inkpen 1pm

If you are interested in playing or getting involved please contact Adam Prickett on 07780 991653. New Players, Umpires, Scorers are welcome.

Boxford Playground

Please be aware that the Boxford children’s playground remains closed. The Village Hall Committee are waiting for some necessary repairs to be carried out before this can be re-opened, these have unfortunately been delayed due to COVID-19. Sadly they expect the playground to remain closed throughout July and August, but will post updates as soon as they can.

2019/2020 Accounts

In Line with the Accounts and Audit Regulations 2015, the Local Audit Regulations 2015, and the Transparency Code for Smaller Authorities please find below the Boxford Parish Council Accounts for 2019/20. Please click on the link to download:
Certificate of Exemption 2019/20, Annual Governance Statement, Internal Auditors Report, Annual Accounting Statements, the Bank Reconciliation and the Variation of Expenditure. In addition, we also publish the Parish Council Asset Register, CIL spending and Spending Records for 2019/20.

New E-Bulletin from WB Council to stay up to date with local services and help available

West Berkshire Council, have launched a new e-bulletin to tell you about the help and support that’s available from West Berkshire Council in relation to coronavirus. It will let you know where you can receive advice, where the services we provide are changing and how you can stay safe, protect the NHS and help save lives. 

You can access the bulletin here, and click the link to sign up to the newsletter direct.

Prescription Deliveries

In conjunction with The Downland Practice we can now offer prescription delivery service through our team of volunteers for those that are self-isolating or unable to pick up their medication.

Deliveries start Tuesday 31st March – if you need to use this please contact the Downland Practice via one of the methods listed below to order: Please allow 4 working days, but ideally give the Practice 6 days notice.

1.            Send a request for your medication to be delivered to your home (this need to include your address and Date of Birth so they can identify the patient) into pm.downland@nhs.net – the preferred option.

2.            Send a request for your medication to be delivered to your home (this need to include your address and Date of Birth so they can identify the patient) into the practice via the website – https://www.downlandpractice.nhs.uk/navigator/ask-a-doctor-a-question/

3.            For those patients who do not have access to the to the internet you can send in a written request  (this need to include your address and Date of Birth so they can identify the patient) to the practice.  This can be sent in by post or hand delivered.

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