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[Oct 05, 2020]
The autumn 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
Have your say on climate change strategy
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[Oct 05, 2020]
This is your chance to have your say on Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council’s plan to take local action to tackle climate change and air quality issues.

We want to make sure we take action that aligns with the views of our residents, communities and businesses so please take this opportunity to share your views – we can only achieve this together.

The consultation runs from Monday 5 October to Sunday 15 November 2020.
Have your say on Local Plan
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[Sep 29, 2020]
We’re updating our Local Plan which sets out where different types of future development will take place. We need your views on the key issues we will face and the options to address them to help shape how the borough should be developed over the next 20 years. Give your views before Monday 9 November.
Have your say on plans to stamp out dog fouling
36437 Dog fouling poster
[Aug 18, 2020]
People are being asked to give their views on the council’s plans to get tougher on dog owners who don’t clear up after their dog.

Evidence gained by the council demonstrates that dog fouling in public spaces is a problem across the borough and therefore the council is putting forward plans for a borough-wide Public Spaces Protection Order for dog fouling bringing tougher penalties.
Even E-asier to get on the Electoral Register
[Aug 17, 2020]
Households in the borough will be contacted this week by the council’s Electoral Registration Officer as part of the annual electoral registration canvass. Each year the council is required by law to contact households to confirm the names of residents are correct on the electoral register or update them.

Normally this is through a letter that must be responded to by everyone, even if the information is correct. But changes brought in this year mean that responding to the canvass is easier and quicker, in fact over 60% of the borough’s households will not be required to respond. During August households will be contacted by email or post.
Creating a biodiversity improvement zone
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[Mar 05, 2020]
The council is looking to improve wildlife and flora by managing green spaces and verges differently in the borough. We are exploring the opportunity to create a Biodiversity Improvement Zone for Hatch Warren and Beggarwood and have put forward several open space areas and verges to be cut differently during the growing season from April to September. A drop-in consultation event is being held on Monday 9 March from 4pm to 8pm at Hatch Warren Community Centre, Long Cross Lane for people to give their views or find out more, alternatively you can visit
Community service and costs for serial fly-tipper
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[Feb 27, 2020]
A fly-tipper who illegally dumped rubbish on three separate occasions in remote areas of Basingstoke has been given community service and ordered to pay £1,901.20.
Beginners under starter’s orders for running course
[Feb 25, 2020]

Get on the starting line to join a running course for absolute beginners this spring with support from Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council. The new Couch to 2k group sessions start in Popley on Monday 2 March and those people taking part achieving real results in just 10 weeks.
People love living in Basingstoke and Deane, latest survey shows
Basingstoke - town centre skyline
[Feb 24, 2020]
People love Basingstoke and Deane as a place to live, according to the latest residents’ satisfaction survey.
Put a spring in your step and get healthy!
Health Walks
[Feb 21, 2020]
Take a step towards a healthier lifestyle by taking a stroll on an organised walk this spring.

Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council is encouraging local people of all ages to join in one of its 26 healthy walks which take place around the borough.
Join adventurer James for a fundraising voyage of discovery
James Ketchell
[Feb 20, 2020]
Around-the-world adventurer James Ketchell will take his audience on a voyage of discovery at a special evening in aid of Basingstoke and Deane Mayor’s Charity Appeal at The Apollo Hotel, Basingstoke, on Friday 13 March at 7pm.
A taste of India on the menu at Mayor’s Charity Lunch
[Feb 19, 2020]
Basingstoke and Deane Mayor Cllr Diane Taylor is inviting members of the public to join her for a tasty three-course Indian buffet at The Restaurant, Basingstoke College of Technology on Thursday 19 March.
Tree-mendous recycling
Christmas tree recycling (1)
[Feb 18, 2020]
Nearly 10,000 Christmas trees have been recycled following the festive season highlighting a tree-mendous recycling effort by the borough’s residents.
Help the Mayor hit the high notes at charity concert
Bria Kelly
[Feb 17, 2020]
Join the Mayor of Basingstoke and Deane for an evening of choral favourites and local choirs at this year’s Spring Charity Concert on Saturday 7 March.
New public artwork inspired by local wildlife
Rooksdown arch (5)
[Jan 30, 2020]
Two new pieces of public artwork have been unveiled, as a result of work by Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council to encourage developers to include public art in new developments.
Fly-tipper fined after commercial waste dumped
[Jan 29, 2020]
A self-employed man who dumped commercial waste at the rear of a private members’ club in Tadley has been ordered to pay £3,359.
A new benchmark for Basing View
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[Jan 28, 2020]
A new 40,000 sq ft Grade A office scheme is set to become the latest addition to Basing View as plans moved a step closer.

Benchmark, a new office building featuring a contemporary reception, roof terrace and a multi-storey car park, has been granted full planning permission from Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council.
The Pigeon Detectives to bring 2020 B LOVE to a close
[Jan 23, 2020]
A popular indie rock band The Pigeon Detectives has been announced as the headline act to bring down the curtain on this year’s B LOVE Festival. The festival regulars will headline the Main Stage on Sunday.
Government funding boost for infrastructure at Manydown
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[Jan 22, 2020]
A £200,000 Government funding boost has been announced to help ensure that the new homes proposed at Manydown will be well-designed and eco-friendly with the right infrastructure in place.
Council aims to clean up the borough
CPSOs litter (17)
[Jan 13, 2020]
Those who drop rubbish on the streets will be under Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council’s spotlight as they raise awareness of the impact and consequences of littering.
During January and February the council’s community safety patrol officers will be focusing on littering and giving residents advice on how to report it, to help keep the borough’s streets cleaner.
B LOVE Saturday headliner announced
[Jan 13, 2020]
British DJ and producer Shy FX has been announced as the Saturday headline act at this year’s B LOVE Festival. Following collaborations with artists such as Emeli Sande, Dizzee Rascal and Plan B, the jungle and roots reggae DJ will perform a set on Saturday evening.
Christmas bin collections
2019 Social media xmas and new year collections new style
[Dec 03, 2019]
‘Tis the season for family and presents – and plenty of extra household waste. Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council is urging residents to recycle more and try to waste less during this festive season.This year bin collections will be affected over two weeks and, unless adverse weather affects bin rounds, collections should return to normal from Monday 13 January 2020.
Have fun and stay safe this autumn
CSPO autumn
[Oct 14, 2019]
As the nights draw in, thoughts turn to trick or treating, fireworks and autumnal family fun. But Halloween and Bonfire Night can come with their own challenges, so council Community Safety Patrol Officers are working to help keep the borough safe. The CSPOs are working with residents, shops and partner organisations as part of their Autumn Nights campaign.
Financial support for fresh start
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[Sep 30, 2019]
A local charity will continue to provide relationship support for residents in the borough thanks to a significant cash boost. As part of its support for local organisations, the council has awarded £15,000 to counselling service Relate North Hampshire which provides help to couples, families, young people and to businesses and their employees.
Mayor showcases the best of the borough
The Mayor at Bombay Sapphire
[Sep 27, 2019]
Mayors from across Hampshire got to see a snapshot of the great things the borough has to offer during #LoveBasingstoke Day. The Mayor of Basingstoke and Deane Cllr Diane Taylor and her Consort Dr Andy Taylor welcomed dignitaries from other Hampshire authorities to the rolling countryside between Whitchurch and Overton.
Are you on the electoral register?
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[Sep 27, 2019]
Residents have been answering the call to update the electoral register, with well over half already updating their details. More than 65% of households (over 50,000), have provided responses to the council's Electoral Registration Officer as part of the annual electoral registration canvass. Over 60% of these responses have been online, over the phone or by text.
Funding available for local sporting stars
[Sep 23, 2019]
The borough’s sporting stars are being invited to apply for sports funding through the Sports Grant Aid scheme funded by the council, and administered by Basingstoke Sports Council. The funding can be used to help with everything from travelling and coaching expenses to competition entry fees, equipment and clothing requirements.
Preserving the borough’s beauty
north wessex downs
[Sep 19, 2019]
A plan to protect and enhance an area of outstanding natural beauty that covers nearly one third of the borough’s countryside has been approved by Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council. At a meeting on Tuesday 10 September, Cabinet agreed the North Wessex Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) Management Plan, which sets out its vision for the next five years and replaces the previous management plan that expires this year.
Council makes climate emergency pledge
globe butterfly getty
[Sep 17, 2019]
Urgent action to respond to the changing climate is underway in Basingstoke and Deane following the declaration of a Climate Emergency. Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council has taken the first important steps to tackling the issue head on by agreeing action must be taken to minimise our impact on the environment.
Our dog warden leads the way!
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[Sep 16, 2019]
Reuniting lost dogs with owners, finding places for strays and looking after every dog in the council’s care is all in a day’s work for Laura Yeates, who has bagged a gold award for the fifth year. The council's dog warden has been awarded the RSPCA Gold Stray Dog PawPrint Award, acknowledging the quality of the service provided by Laura and those who work with her.
New business-class hotel takes shape
Village Hotel site Sept 2019
[Sep 09, 2019]
Construction of a new business-class hotel in Basingstoke’s central business district is expected to complete in January. Since October, contractor Willmott Dixon has been working to build the new 153-bedroom hotel, with leisure club, co-working space, restaurant, bar and a coffee shop which is due to be completed by the end of January 2020.
Go green during special week of activities
Green Week
[Sep 06, 2019]
Juice apples, make bread and chutney, go on a wildlife walk, swap your old clothes or take a tour of a local facility – these are just a few of the events planned for Basingstoke Green Week. This is the seventh year of this annual awareness week which highlights environmental issues and initiatives in the borough and comes at a time when councillors voted to back a call to Cabinet to declare a climate change emergency.
Get your events licence online
summer party
[Sep 04, 2019]
Anybody planning to hold a public celebration, a mini festival or small-scale event can now get the go-ahead from Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council more quickly and easier than before. A simple online system has been launched for organisers of events involving less than 500 people to obtain a Temporary Event Notice (TEN) at
Young people help shape the Manydown country park
manydown website
[Sep 02, 2019]
Young people gave their ideas about what they would like to see in the proposed country park at Manydown at summer holiday workshops. The drop-in sessions were held by two summer youth groups at the Ridgeway Centre in Buckskin and Bishops Green Village Hall as part of very early work planning for the 250-acre park as part of the Manydown development in Basingstoke.
Open play booking system now available
[Sep 02, 2019]
Booking an outdoor sports pitch in the borough will be even easier with the introduction of the new Open Play system on our website. The online service allows customers to book football pitches, rugby pitches, athletics track and field, netball courts, Multi-Use Games Areas (MUGA) and cricket pitches, at various locations within the borough.
Curtain up on variety showtime
Basingstoke Variety Show 2019
[Aug 21, 2019]
More than 300 performers are set to rock The Anvil at this year’s Basingstoke Variety Show. A spectacular evening is promised on Saturday 5 October with a diverse range of acts – from Indian dance and ballet to a drum corps, a Samba band and dancing dogs! The best of the borough’s singers, dancers and musicians will entertain and proceeds from the show will help boost the charity appeal of the Mayor of Basingstoke and Deane, Cllr Diane Taylor.
Make sure you’re on the Electoral Register
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[Aug 21, 2019]
Households in the borough will start to receive a form this week from Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council’s Electoral Registration Officer asking residents to update or confirm that their details are correct on the electoral register, as part of the annual electoral registration canvass.
Changes to bin collections
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[Jun 14, 2019]
Together with our contractor Serco we are making some changes to waste, recycling and garden waste collections in the borough.

From the week beginning Monday 22 July 2019, over half of the borough’s households will see a change to the day, recycling week or the time their bin is collected. Most of our garden waste customers will also see a change.

These changes are necessary to ensure the smooth running of the service both now and in the future. They will reduce the distances bin trucks are travelling, revise the routes to incorporate new homes in the area and simplify collections for some residents so their glass and recycling is collected on the same day.

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