In conjunction with the Ricky Town Team, Batchworth Community Council [BCC] is hosting a monthly Love Your High Street Event in Ricky town centre, on the last Sunday of the month from 11-3pm beginning in April. Please try to support local stallholders in this exciting venture for Batchworth residents.
BCC is funded by the precept (tax) levied on each household, the rate for each financial year being set by BCC. For the year commencing April 2022, BCC has not increased the precept rate; the rate change is in fact -0.1% compared to the previous year as can be seen on your TRDC council tax bill or on the district council’s website : https://www.threerivers.gov.uk/egcl-page/how-your-council-tax-is-spent. For 2022/2023 TRDC has included a charge for Special Expenses within BCC’s breakdown of charges; this was previously included within TRDC’s own council tax charges. This significant change in presentation of council tax charges affects BCC and other parish councils within the TRDC district.
To celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee, BCC is launching an art competition. The theme is Queen and Community and the competition is open to all in Batchworth. Paintings or drawings need to be A3 in size and all qualifying entrants will be displayed throughout our High Streets. The deadline for submissions is 14 May. The first 200 entrants will receive a £10 voucher to spend on our High Streets. First prize is a voucher for £100, again to spend locally. Please see our website for all entry details.
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 optional public participation sessions of 3 minutes per resident.