The Notice of Public Rights and Publication of Unaudited Annual Governance and Accountability Return for the Year Ended 31 March 2019 is available by clicking below, together with the unaudited Annual Return.
Eleven nominations have been received for the eleven vacant seats on Balcombe Parish Council and so these people were duly elected Parish Councillors for
Balcombe Parish Council.
Please click on the link to see the full Notice of Uncontested Election with the names of the Councillors:-
Please go to the Mid Sussex District Council website to view the Statement of Persons Nominated in the Mid Sussex District Council elections Thursday 2 May for the Ardingly and Balcombe Ward.
Please have a thought for your neighbours on sunny days in the garden.
There are no bye-laws to prohibit bonfires in the Mid Sussex area, but the Environmental Protection Team are able to investigate any bonfires which are causing a nuisance by excess smoke, especially if they occur regularly. You can call the Environmental Protection Team on 01444 477292 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. The guidelines Mid Sussex District Council publish about bonfire etiquette are as follows:-
Please avoid burning at weekends and on Bank Holidays, or other times when your neighbours may want to enjoy their gardens. Site the bonfire so that it causes least disturbance to your neighbours, this may include taking into account the wind direction. Only burn dry material, this will reduce the amount of smoke produced.
BALCOMBE PARISH COUNCIL
Election of Councillors for the Electoral Area listed below
Number of Councillors to be elected Balcombe Eleven
1. Nomination forms for Parish Council Elections may be obtained from the Returning Officer at Mid Sussex District Council, Oaklands, Oaklands Road, Haywards Heath, West Sussex, RH16 1SS. Visit http://www.midsussex.gov.uk/elections, Telephone: 01444 477222 or email: email@example.com
2. Nomination papers must be delivered by hand to the Returning Officer, Mid Sussex District Council, Oaklands, Oaklands Road, Haywards Heath, West Sussex, RH16 1SS on any business day after the date of this notice but no later than 4pm on Wednesday, 3rd April.
3. If any election is contested the poll will take place on Thursday, 2nd May 2019.
4. Applications to register to vote must reach the Electoral Registration Officer by 12 midnight on Friday 12 April 2019. Applications can be made online: https://www.gov.uk/register-to-vote
5. Applications for, amendments to or cancellations of postal votes and amendments to or cancellations of proxy votes must reach the Electoral Registration Officer at Mid Sussex District Council, Oaklands, Oaklands Road, Haywards Heath, West Sussex, RH16 1SS by 5pm on Monday, 15th April 2019.
6. New applications to vote by proxy at this election must reach the Electoral Registration Officer at Mid Sussex District Council, Oaklands, Oaklands Road, Haywards Heath, West Sussex, RH16 1SS by 5pm on Wednesday, 24th April 2019.
7. Applications to vote by proxy at this election on grounds of physical incapacity or for work/service reasons (which must have arisen after 5pm on Wednesday, 24th April 2019) must reach the Electoral Registration Officer at Mid Sussex District Council, Oaklands, Oaklands Road, Haywards Heath, West Sussex, RH16 1SS by 5pm on Thursday, 2nd May 2019.
Dated: Monday 18 March 2019 Tom Clark, Returning Officer
Click here to see the Mid Sussex District Council Notice of Election
As of 1 March 2019 Angus Energy informed us that all operations are on hold at Lower Stumble whilst they prepare a plan going forward. The Community Liaison Group meeting which had been scheduled for February was cancelled and never took place.
When we have more information we will keep you informed.
The consultations carried out for the Neighbourhood Plan identified the safety and traffic flow in the village centre as the overwhelming priority for the community.
Balcombe Parish Council is now poised to take the next step in looking at solutions.
In order to make any proposals to both the village and then onward to West Sussex Council who are responsible for our roads, we need a comprehensive analysis of the situation, and some well thought through proposals for the village to choose between.
This is a specialist piece of work… comprising traffic flow analysis, highway design taking into account regulations and standards and the due process for any future adoption of a scheme. We also need a sense of the costs associated with each proposal.
Therefore, BPC is proposing to retain a specialist consultant, highly experienced in under taking these kind of projects to provide options and costings that can in future be taken on to implementation.
There is a cost for this consultancy, and whilst it is significant at c£20k, it will put us in position to choose options and understand costs. Without this step we will be unable to change anything.
This investment will be discussed and decided at the next Parish Council meeting 17 October, and anyone with opinions on the merits of taking this step are invited to attend.