NEWS AND INFORMATION ROUND THE PARISH

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Grow and show at this year's Flower Show

‘Grow and show’ will be the theme at this year’s Binfield Heath Flower Show, as local allotment holders and keen gardeners are encouraged to take part in the annual flower and vegetable competition and displays.

The schedule for the 2019 Flower Show, which takes place on Bank Holiday Saturday, August 24 has now been published and is available here and on the flower show page of this website.

The green-fingered from villages all around are invited to enter the fruits of their labour in this popular annual contest.

And it’s not just for gardeners - the competition invites sewing bees, knitters, budding bakers, photographers and painters to enter for the many cups and prizes. A fairground ride made from vegetables is sure to be a favourite among the entry categories for children.

The committee, chaired now by Evelyn McQuater who took over from Peter Ransom this year, is planning all the other displays, stalls and entertainments for this year’s show. Evelyn says that all the old favourites will be there as usual, along with some new ideas.

If you’d like to help the committee as it plans the village’s biggest annual event please contact Evelyn on 07912 619970.


Village newsletter

Marina Hart would like to hear from anyone with news or information of interest to local residents, on marina.hart@virgin.net. Most of the newsletters are emailed to save printing and delivery, so do let her have your contact details if you would like to receive one. Privacy information is available from her and on this website. Marina's first newsletter has been produced and uploaded to this site. We hope you enjoy reading it and find it useful - and please do contribute to the next one if you have any news to share.


Reporting issues round the parish

Fly-tipped rubbish continues to be a problem locally and has to be collected by District Council contractors at considerable extra cost to the taxpayer. If you see fly-tipping - or the results of it - please report it online to admin.southoxford@biffa.co.uk Similarly, potholes have been a big problem this year. If you are aware of one locally please contact fixmystreet.com and tell them the area, address if possible and postcode. It's the fastest way to get results.


Security

Do make sure your home and outbuildings are securely locked and tell your neighbours if you are going away. Report anything suspicious to Thames Valley Police on 101 or in an emergency call 999.


Keep up to date

From this page you can see diary events in the village at a glance, with a link to more information if you need it. Check which bin is going out this week and look up the bus timetable or report potholes in our roads. You can comment on planning applications direct with SODC at the click of a button, without knowing the application number. Receiving occasional news mail-outs from the Parish Council on matters that affect you is the fastest and most efficient way to find out what's going on in your parish. If you change your email address just sign up again with the new one - you don't have to delete the old one. If you no longer wish to hear news from us in this form please let us know and we will delete your email details. Visit the village Facebook page to connect with friends and neighbours and join in the chat. If you would like to contact the Parish Council direct send a mail to info@binfieldheath.org.uk or write to the parish clerk, Mandy Sermon at msermon@btinternet.com

Data protection

Regulations concerning data protection have changed. The Parish Council has prepared documents which reflect and clarify these alterations and how they affect you. Please look at the information, on the Parish Council page, which explains how the council uses and stores any information concerning you. (See also Parish Council minutes May, June and July 2018.)