There’s still time for community groups and organisations to apply for funding for small-scale items to support local groups and projects through Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council’s Councillor Community Grant Scheme.
Partners across the borough have reaffirmed their commitment to tackling homelessness after the number of people sleeping rough in Basingstoke and Deane remained at the same level for the second year in a row.
Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council is taking action to cut emissions from transport as part of its work to tackle the climate emergency by continuing to decarbonise its fleet, while also introducing further opportunities for residents to travel in more sustainable ways.
After almost £100,000 of fraud and error was identified last year, Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council is urging people to help stop public money from going to fraudsters and people who aren’t entitled to it.
Freezing its part of council tax and not increasing car parking charges to help residents struggling with the cost of living are being proposed in the draft Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council budget from April 2023.
Residents are being asked to have their say on the borough council’s draft action plan to improve services and ensure Basingstoke and Deane is a place where people can live happily and the environment is protected and enhanced.
The latest issue of our residents’ publication Basingstoke & Deane Today is being distributed to residents. This autumn edition gives an update on some of the things happening in the borough and information on services the council provides.
Proposals to bring new attractions to Basingstoke Leisure Park and make it a great place to spend time, with green spaces and a range of free outdoor activities, have been drawn up by Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council.
Key support agencies will come together next week to offer help and advice to the borough’s Ukrainian guests and sponsors during an information event organised by Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council.
Visitors to Basingstoke town centre can meet Shrek and Princess Fiona, build a Lego vehicle to race and watch as Market Place is transformed into a Jurassic Playground for dinosaurs and dino babies this half-term.
Volunteers and conservation groups with a passion for nature are having their efforts to grow local biodiversity celebrated as part of the council’s commitment to active nature conservation improvements in all wards across the borough.
Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council and Muse Developments have agreed not to extend the development agreement for the £500 million regeneration of Basing View, which is due to come to an end in December this year.
Business leaders, company representatives and entrepreneurs from across the borough are being invited to learn, develop, collaborate and generally enjoy the company of like-minded people during the autumn events of the Basingstoke Business Festival.
Significant concerns about the number of new homes the borough could be forced to build in the future mean the blueprint for future development cannot go out to consultation with residents yet, the councillor leading on planning has announced.
A Basingstoke town centre hotel has been added to the council’s property portfolio after the purchase of Premier Inn in Victoria Street. The investment will give a good rate of return to support essential local services.
Mountbatten House, a grade two listed building on Basing View known as ‘the hanging gardens of Basingstoke’, will be restored to provide exceptional office space, after Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council sold a new long lease.
Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council’s housing and social inclusion team has been awarded £653,118 from the Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities’ Rough Sleeper Initiative fund to continue providing specialist services to stop rough sleeping on the borough’s streets.
Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council has been allocated £1 million from the government’s Shared Prosperity Fund that aims to increase people’s life chances across the UK with funding between now and 2024/25.
Households in the borough will be contacted throughout August and September by Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council to ensure their details are correct on the electoral register as part of the annual canvass.
Community groups and organisations can now apply for funding for small-scale items to support local groups and projects following this year’s launch of Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council’s Councillor Community Grant Scheme.
Together with our waste collection contractor Serco, we have taken the decision to start collecting bins earlier in the day – for the week commencing Monday 18 July - to reduce the risk of heat stroke and dehydration
Residents and visitors are being urged to save the dates as Basingstoke Festival will be returning this month with a packed programme of arts in unusual places that is sure to brighten up their summer.
The council is seeking your views on how the parks and open spaces towards the eastern edge of Basingstoke, could be protected and enhanced to provide a robust green infrastructure network for the future.
The spring edition of our resident's newsletter Basingstoke & Deane Today is being delivered this week to homes across the borough. If you live in Basingstoke and Deane and didn't receive a copy by the end of the week, please let us know by emailing email@example.com
You can read the newest edition online at https://www.basingstoke.gov.uk/bdtoday
Figures published by Climate Emergency UK have shown that the climate change action plan for Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council is ranked above the national average and scored second highest in the county.
Two online engagement sessions later this month will launch consultation on the facilities a modernised Aquadrome could provide and how Basingstoke Leisure Park can be given an exciting and sustainable future.
Supported by Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council and Love Basingstoke Presents, the Basingstoke Heritage Society has updated the Basingstoke town trail, a self-guided walk starting in the 800-year-old Market Place at the Top of the Town.
A Top of the Town business has proved that it pays to have a green Christmas after winning a festive window display competition. WaxWorks Skincare Centre, in Church Street, has been crowned the winner of the competition which saw 13 businesses in the Top of the Town area transform their shop windows into a winter wonderland.
Garden waste collections are set to resume as staffing levels stabilise following a period of staff absences. The fortnightly service will restart in Basingstoke and Deane from Monday 24 January 2022 and in Hart from Monday 31 January 2022.
How the public will be encouraged to give their views on developing a sustainable future for Basingstoke Leisure Park and what facilities a modernised Aquadrome could provide will be discussed by councillors next week.
Make this year's Christmas green and recycle your real Christmas tree.
Drop off your real tree at 22 local sites from Monday 3 January to Sunday 30 January, for them to be transformed into wood chippings for the borough's parks and ProGrow soil conditioner for local gardens and parks.
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