Archive for category: News
Bentley station footpath closure – pre-consultation paused/in News /by Clerk
COSY loans now available for energy help/in News /by Clerk
Bentley Bus Service: Cut to 2-hourly. Please vote against!/in News /by Clerk
Bentley bus service has been proposed to reduce from 1-hourly to a 2-hourly service.
Please vote against this by clicking on the link below before 6th January 2023 for all those in Bentley that value and rely on this service.
Future Bus Network Consultation – Introduction – Surrey County Council – Citizen Space (surreysays.co.uk)
Planning Application – ACCESS to 34 new homes in Bentley/in News /by Clerk
Now available on the EHDC website. If you wish to comment on the planning application regarding ACCESS to the development below, please click on the link:
Proposal: Outline Application – Residential development comprising of up to 34 residential dwellings, including fifteen affordable and nine self-build housing units, together with the associated vehicular and pedestrian access, landscaping, and public open space (Access to be considered only)
Site Address: Land West of Broadacre, School Lane, Bentley, Farnham
Case No: 59717/001
Land Parcel Reference No: 93667
Comments date: 20th December 2022
Cricket & Sports Club meeting: Wed 7th December/in News /by Clerk
The Bentley Archers Cricket and Sports Club meeting has been re-scheduled for:
Wednesday 7th December 2022 at 7.30pm
in the Denis Smith Room at the Memorial Hall.
Please come and share your views and have your say in the future of the Recreation Ground.
Allotments – 3 places available/in News /by Clerk
Three allotment places have recently become available on Hole Lane. A perfect opportunity to grow-your-own in our beautiful village.
Fibre Broadband in Bentley/in News /by Clerk
Bentley Parish Council received this update regarding fibre Broadband in Bentley:
The Department for Digital Culture Media and Sport (DCMS) has an executive agency called Building Digital UK (BDUK) which is responsible for the delivery of gigabit broadband and universal 4G mobile phone coverage.
Central government has provided BDUK with £5bn of funding to achieve this goal and BDUK has allocated £120mn for a procurement to deliver services to addresses in Hampshire that are not commercially viable.
Suppliers have been asked to provide details of their plans to rollout fibre broadband across the UK and BDUK has compiled these details into a single view so that they can identify addresses that are not going to be upgraded by commercial investments. The address list requiring a subsidy includes Bentley Parish.
BDUK had expected to issue a procurement in 2021 but this was delayed and the procurement documents were issued in September 2022 with the expectation that a contract can be awarded in April-June 2023. I should stress that this procurement is not being run by the County Council, it is being run by BDUK, an executive agency of DCMS.
Gigabit Voucher Scheme:
BDUK runs the gigabit voucher scheme in conjunction with the wider gigabit procurements. When a geographical area enters the BDUK gigabit procurement process applications for new projects are suspended, this allows bidding companies to compete for a fixed address list. After the procurement has been completed and a contract awarded (April – June 2023) the voucher scheme will be unfrozen and any address not covered by the winning bid will become eligible for the voucher scheme once more.
Bonfires!/in News /by Clerk
Recently, the Parish Council has received several complaints about bonfires. Bonfire smoke can be very irritating and even harmful, particularly to people with breathing problems. Having a bonfire should always be a last resort.
Please consider these alternatives
- Compost your garden waste or use a garden shredder
- Take waste to a recycling centre
- Request a garden waste collection
- Large items can be collected by us
Bonfires are not specifically prohibited in law, but they may cause a statutory nuisance under the Environmental Protection Act 1990.
A statutory nuisance may occur if smoke interferes unreasonably with the ordinary use or enjoyment of another person’s property.
It is also an offence to burn any waste generated as a result of a commercial activity, or any waste that will cause dark or black smoke. If you need to report an incident relating to the burning of commercial or agricultural waste you can contact the Environment Agency 0800 807060.
Contact the Police if smoke from a bonfire near a road is causing a traffic hazard.
How do I have a bonfire without causing a nuisance?
If you cannot avoid having a bonfire and to reduce the likelihood of causing a nuisance, please consider the following:
- How often you burn – The more often you have a bonfire, the more likely it is that your neighbours will complain
- The size of the fire – it must be small enough to be controllable and hot enough to burn with minimal smoke
- Location – as far away from neighbours as possible
- Weather – ideally no wind or a light breeze, blowing away from nearby houses
- Suitable materials – Only burn dry material as this will burn quickly and give off a minimal amount of smoke and smell. You may be able to burn dry garden waste, clean wood, paper or card. Never burn oil, green garden waste, animal bedding, rubber, plastic, foam or paint, as these can produce dark smoke, which is potentially toxic and environmentally unacceptable
We also suggest:
- Supervise – do not leave a bonfire unattended
- Water – have water available to put out the fire
If you would like to make a complaint please speak to the owner of the bonfire first.