LATEST NEWS - OCTOBER 2020 B4NTR is coming! Lets get ready to join the party! We hope that you are all well and surviving the virus. We are sorry that the Covid restrictions have limited our door to door activities and slowed this project down - but behind the scenes things have still been happening! If, like us, you have been trying to use your Internet connection more recently - whether it’s for working from home, skyping (other methods of Zooming are available) friends and relatives, distance learning or watching Netflix (or ‘catch-up’ TV without that very annoying wheel in the centre) - you will be appreciating what an important tool this is - or could be! This will undoubtedly continue to be recognised in future with rural businesses increasingly important - don’t get left behind - help yourself AND your local community by applying for your Government Gigabyte Voucher scheme NOW (see reverse) Barrasford area have met their targets - routes have now been walked, nearly all Wayleaves agreed and we hope that actual digging will start later this year. iNorthumberland and the Borderlands Growth Incentive (borderlandsgrowth.com) approve B4RN as a provider of internet services in this area - and provide extra funding to ‘top-up’ the existing GVS (NB no-one else is offering their services to us all!!) Further progress has been achieved in Allendale with 2 new cabinets installed in September - look out for more news from South Northumberland!! More info: b4rn.org.uk and b4ntr.com
HOW TO APPLY FOR: YOUR GOVERNMENT BROADBAND VOUCHER The all-important link to government Gigabit Voucher Scheme sign-ups is - https://b4rn.org.uk/postcode-checker/ Complete the form, look out for the response from DCMS (Dept. Culture Media and Sport ( - check your junk folder) and reply to that. You will be contacted when your local ‘champion’ gets notification of your successful application. Remember that applying for these vouchers cost you nothing! They are a promise to take up the broadband service when available - and there will be no cancellation fees if you change your mind.
An electronic meeting of the Parish Council is to be held on Thursday 5th November 2020 commencing 7pm. Members of the public are welcome to observe.
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Northumbria Police have provided an information pack for children to put across the message about Covid-19. Please see document under Library.
Citizens Advice Northumberland
All Citizens Advice Northumberland offices are currently closed in line with the government guidelines to help reduce the spread of Covid19. However they are still able to provide a telephone and digital service - further information available in Library.
PARISH COUNCIL MEETINGS HAVE BEEN CANCELLED FOR THE FORSEEABLE FUTURE DUE TO COVID19
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Bavington Parish Council privacy notices are available to view under library
NEXT MEETING: Thursday 6th February 2020
Members of the public are welcome to attend and ask questions relating to any agenda items.
WELCOME TO BAVINGTON PARISH COUNCIL
Bavington Parish Council meetings take place four times a year on the first Thursday of every February, May, August and November, commencing at 7pm in the Meeting Room, United Reformed Church (URC), Great Bavington. The Annual Meeting takes place in May. Members of the public are invited to attend these meetings, and there is an opportunity at each meeting for the public to speak and raise issues of concern. The agenda and minutes are published on the noticeboard at Great Bavington and Little Bavington and available on this web-site.
The Parish Clerk, Claire Miller, can be contacted on 01669 621565; firstname.lastname@example.org
Parish Councillors' contact details:
'Peter Acton, Chairman: Plashetts Farm, Kirkwhelpington, NE19 2PJ. Tel: 01830 540240
Richard Taylor, Vice Chairman: Great Bavington Farm, Great Bavington, NE19 2BH, Tel: 01830 540259
Catherine Hogg: Bavington Mount, Capheaton, NE19 2BD, Tel: 01830 530240
John Spearman: North Heugh Farm, Barrasford, NE48 4DL, Tel: 01830 540216
Peter Ramsden: Carr House, Great Bavington, NE19 2BN email@example.com
Lance Robson: Sweethope Farm, Great Bavington, NE19 2PL firstname.lastname@example.org
Parish Councillor Declaration of Interest Forms are available to view at:
County Councllor: John Riddle, Blakelaw Farm, Bellingham NE48 2EF, Tel: 01434 220250 e-mail John.Riddle@northumberland.gov.uk
Member of Parliament: Mr Guy Opperman, 1 Meal Market, Hexham, NE46 1NF, Tel: 01434 603777