Bishopstoke Parish Council
September 2016 Press Release
We would like to thank all the people who made Bishopstoke Carnival possible this year, from those who helped put it together throughout the year, to those who turned up on the weekend and made it such a successful event. We tried a number of new things this year, including a car show, tea and coffee in the Parish Office, and trophies for all the winners. There has been a lot of positive feedback from the people who came and we are all eagerly looking forward to next year.
Carnival Street Collection
This year the Carnival Street Collection raised £445.12, all of which has to be given to local organisations and charities. This year there were three applications – Age Concern, New Hope and ARK Eastleigh. The Parish Council agreed to top the amount up to £600 so that each organisation could receive £200. We look forward to hearing how the money is put to good use.
Parish Council Grants
Along with all the responsibilities that the Parish Council has, it is also able to give grants to local groups and organisations. Recently there have been two applications – the Guides Association of Bishopstoke, and the Stoke Park Infants Association. The Council was pleased to grant £350 to the Guides to enable them to buy equipment to help maintain their grounds so they can be used more regularly by the Guides, and also to give £1000 to the Infants Association to go towards the cost of revamping one of the play areas within the school to enhance the learning that goes on there.
Bishopstoke Parish Council Office
The Parish Council Office is located next to the Bishopstoke Memorial Hall on Riverside. The office is usually open - Monday 10:00am to 1:30pm & 2:30pm to 6:00pm, Tuesday 12:30pm to 5:00pm, Thursday 10:00am to 2:00pm and Friday 10:00am to 2:30pm. As these hours can be affected by meetings it is best to check the website for up to date information for the week.
The Office also has information on local events and support services and the Office telephone number is 02380 643428. There is an answerphone facility if you call out of hours. Do call in if you see the light on!
The next meeting of the Parish Council will be the AGM on Tuesday 25 October 2016 at 7.30pm in the Parish Council Office, Riverside, Bishopstoke.
All meetings of the Parish Council and its Committees are open to the public and full meetings of the Parish Council normally take place on the fourth Tuesday of each month except August and December when no meetings are held.
For further information, please contact the Parish Clerk: David Hillier-Wheal on 02380 643428; email: email@example.com or visit the Parish website at: www.bishopstokepc.hampshire.org.uk