Local Ricky News – April 2021

An election will be held in May to contest the Ricky Town ward seat of a Batchworth Councillor who has resigned recently. There are also 2 further Councillor vacancies for this ward, which may involve an election in May, or co option onto the Council. For further information on the election and co option, please contact the clerk by email or phone.

Please take a minute to log onto the local Neighbourhood Plan website at https://batchworth.commonplace.is/ to comment on shaping the future of our local area. Please also sign up to be part of a local focus group to discuss this further, at https://www.batchworthplan.org.uk/focusandsteering-group/.  If you have no internet access, or for more information, please ring 07939 986242.

Update on the Neighbourhood Plan

A series of eight Focus Group Meetings have now been held -all via Zoom. All meetings provided lively discussion from residents who attended and the results will be compiled by the Steering Group to identify the strategy and policies that should be adopted within the Plan. This process may establish that a further Focus Group meeting or two will be required for specific subjects after which this stage of public meeting consultations will be considered complete.  Further public consultation will be invited via the website and social media as draft versions of the Plan are progressed.

Members of the public are very welcome to attend the Council’s Full Council, Planning and Finance Committee Meetings. Dates and agendas are on the Council’s website, with public participation sessions of 3 minutes per resident. Meetings are currently held remotely via Zoom, with logins on  Batchworth Community Council’s website.

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Batchworth Community Council works with local organisations to protect and improve the social, recreational and environmental well-being of the lives of all who live, visit or work in Eastbury, Moor Park and Rickmansworth.