Current Community Plans
Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council (BDBC) encourages all local communities in the borough to get involved in shaping their local areas. One way that this can be done is by supporting communities across the borough’s towns and villages to develop their own community-led plans. See below for community plans that have been published and groups we are currently working with.
Community plans for East Woodhay, Kingsclere, North Waltham, Oakley and St Mary Bourne have been developed and adopted by the local parish councils.
Communities within Basingstoke
Active community planning groups
Winklebury Community Action Group
The Winklebury Community Action Group involved local residents to develop its community-led plan in November 2017.
A more recent update is:
Kempshott Community Plan
The Kempshott Ward Community Plan has been published and distributed to every household in Kempshott, following wide engagement led by various working groups within the ward. They can be contacted by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or visit Kempshott Community Plan website for further information on the plan.
The planning group has been successful in setting up a Men's Shed group (based at Stratton Park) and a Daytime Club (based at Kempshott Village Hall) to address the need for activities for older people in the ward.
Six urban communities now have published plans:
A community Plan for South Ham, the Berg Estate and the South Ham extension was published in 2013, developed by a local residents' group.
Though there is no specific community group leading on the actions, local service providers and organisations are using the Plan to direct their services and show evidence of need for grant applications.
The Marnel and Merton Community Plan (in west Popley) was developed by the Marnel and Merton Community Group and was launched in June 2014.
Two community planning groups covering the Shakespeare Road and Popley Islands joined forces to produce a plan for Popley East.
Though there is no specific community group leading on the actions for the Marnel and Merton or the Popley East Community Plans, local service providers and organisations are able to use the plan to direct their services and show evidence of need for grant applications.
The Buckskin Ward Community Plan was published in October 2017 following wide engagement led by the 4B resident group. The group continues to address the actions identified in the plan.
A recent update is:
Actions from all these plans are being taken forward by their local communities with the support of other local agencies.
If you are interested in getting involved in your local area, please do get in touch as new volunteers are always most welcome.
The following communities also investigated setting up a community plan in their area:
- Brighton Hill Community Planning Group
The community planning group established in January 2017 undertook an initial survey and has collated and distributed a summary of residents' views. However, the group has now stopped meeting.
- Beggarwood and Hatch Warren Community Planning Group
Due to low numbers of attendees the group was unable to continue at this stage.
Connected Communities Team