Welcome to Bishop's Waltham Parish Council

Welcome to our website where you can find a range of information about the Parish Council, including Councillors, Committees, Meetings, Facilities, and Parish Council News.

Bishop’s Waltham is a historic market town with many interesting opportunities to visit and explore, including Bishop’s Waltham Palace (an English Heritage site) containing the Bishop’s Waltham Museum, and a range of interesting walks. This is balanced with a thriving community, based on a successful High Street and a range of interesting groups and organisations.



 Coronavirus (COVID-19)

March 2020

 Further to the ongoing Coronavirus outbreak in the UK, the Parish Council is making the following announcement.

 As from Monday 16 March 2020, it is requested that any business to be conducted with the Parish Council Office is done by telephone, email or letter where possible to minimise contact with staff members.

 This is a preventative measure taken to ensure that Parish Council business is not compromised with staff either having to self-isolate or be absent through illness. If you do need to make a visit to the office in person, please ring to make an appointment so we can arrange a suitable time and ensure that you are the only visitor in the office at that time.

 All activities in the Parish Council buildings are unaffected at this point in time; however, this could change at very short notice if guidance is issued to the contrary.

 We would ask that EVERY visitor, without exception, to the Council’s facilities ensure that they are following Government guidance on hand washing upon entering the building.

 The Parish Council will continue to follow all guidance provided by Public Health England and the Government.

 Thank you for your co-operation during this time.



Pursuant to the Notice issued and published on 12th February 2020 by the Executive Officer to the Parish Council, information is hereby given that no Notice requesting a Poll has been delivered to the Returning Officer by the due date for receipt of such a Notice.

The Parish Council will therefore fill the vacancy by co-option at a meeting to be held at the Jubilee Hall, Bishops Waltham at

7.00 pm on Tuesday 14th April 2020.

Persons wishing to be considered for co-option, and who fulfil the requirements for appointment as Parish Councillors for this Parish, are invited to give notification in writing of their willingness to be considered for co-option, to the Executive Officer to the Parish Council at the above address. Such notice must be received by the Executive Officer on or before the 31st March 2020. The notification should include relevant background information that will assist the Parish Council in forming an opinion as to a candidate’s suitability for co-option. Candidates will also have the opportunity to speak at the meeting of the Parish Council on the 14th April 2020 prior to the selection process.

Mrs Lindsay Edge

Executive Officer, Bishops Waltham Parish Council





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