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Public Meeting Dates for 2016

22nd June 1016: Resident Association Public Meeting 7:30pm. To be held at the Benbow Club 77 Pound Lane, Bowers Gifford, Essex, SS13 2HW. Stephen Metcalfe MP will be joining us and is willing to answer any questions you may have. Questions must be forwarded in advance to chairresidentsassociation@outlook.com or in writing to 31A Westlake Avenue by 15th June.

Basildon Draft Local Plan: Council Officers accepted the Parish Council's invitation to attend the Parish Council meeting of 24th February 2016 (at the Benbow Club 77 Pound Lane, Bowers Gifford, Essex SS13 2HW). The Chair agreed to close part of the formal meeting in order to give members of the public attending the opportunity to ask questions on the proposals contained in the Draft Local Plan.   

Please click on the links below to see the presentation that Planning Officers showed to residents who attended the this meeting.

Minutes of meeting 22 August 2012 (PDF version)Basildon Council Planning Department's presentation of the draft Local Plan (24th February 2016)

Minutes of meeting 22 August 2012 (PDF version)Basildon Council Planning Department North Benfleet Plotland Area

A number of questions were asked of the Planning Officer. These, and the responses have been collated by the Residents' Association in the link below. We hope that you will find this helpful and submit your comments to Basildon Borough Council.

Minutes of meeting 22 August 2012 (PDF version)Questions and Answers about the draft local plan

Basildon Local Plan. The Consultation is NOW CLOSED (closed on 24th March 2016).  The full plans are available to view in libraries and also online at Basildon Council's website by clicking here

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Page Woods -  A Community Purchase Bid

Last year the owner of Page Wood died and the Benson family, Basildon business people, bought the land at auction. The wood is now up for sale again and the Benson family has kindly agreed to sell it to us. In November our application for Asset of Community Value (ACV) status for Page Woods was granted by Basildon Council.

Page Wood

We are now delighted to announce that we have been awarded a £20,000 grant, towards the purchase of Page Woods, from Essex County Council’s Community Initiative Fund. We still have a way to go, but we are almost two thirds along in raising the funds needed. Click on our News page to see more.

If you have pledged a contribution, now is the time to contact the Resident Association. Don't forget that we can claim gift aid on this if you are a UK tax payer

Please email chairresidentsassociation@outlook.com and we will contact you or alternatively click on the red 'donate' button in the panel on the right.

If you are a UK tax payer we can now claim gift aid on your donation- just let us know.

Please contact us with your pledges and any offers of help/fundraising ideas.

We urge you to support our Page Wood campaign - supported by Stephen Metcalfe MP, ward Cllr. Aidan Mc.Gurran, ward Cllr. Stephen Ward, Cllr Kevin Blake (arts & leisure); County Councillor Keith Bobbin, County Councillor Melissa McGeorge, the Benbow Club, Pitsea Briscoe Womens institute, Bowers Gifford & District U3A, St. Margaret's School, the Wilderness Foundation, the Woodland Trust, the Gun Public House, Basildon Heritage, Alton Garden Centre, Bowers Gifford & North Benfleet Parish Council and hundreds of residents.










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The farm track at Bowers Gifford. Image by John Winfield

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