Do you know someone who is not online?

Can you help to share important information on how to receive help and support, as well as changes to BDBC services during the COVID-19 outbreak?

If you know someone who is not online like a neighbour, friend or family member, BDBC would greatly appreciate your help to pass on important information.

Short newsletters with key updates can be printed off and posted through doors – following the social distancing guidance – or relayed over the phone or by text. This information could be crucial to those individuals in helping them to gain access to help and support they may not be aware of.

Please remember to wash your hands before printing the paper and putting it through someone’s door and also make sure you wash your hands after delivering.

Thank you for your support to help us to reach as many residents as possible during this difficult time.

Follow this link to print the newsletters.

Sherfield Park Parish Council Elections Briefing 2020

The Returning Officer at BDBC will be holding a Candidates’ and Clerks’ briefing for the Parish Council elections, details of which are listed below.

5:30pm, Tuesday 17 March 2020 – The Council Chamber, Civic Offices, London Road, Basingstoke RG21 4AH
This session will cover the nomination period, the role of candidates, the campaign and expenses. It will also cover access to the electoral register and the security of data.

It is important that interested candidates attend the session.

Please contact the Electoral Services Team by Friday 13 March 2020 – electoral.services@basingstoke.gov.uk or call 01256 845467 to confirm your attendance.

The 2020 election web page is now live on the BDBC website. The webpage contains important information for candidates and it will be updated frequently over the next few months as more information becomes available and notices are published. The website also contains a copy of the nomination pack. This also includes information around the timetable, spending and the nomination process. The nomination pack can be collected from the Clerk at the Parish Office or the BDBC Elections 2020 page.

Holocaust Memorial Day – Monday 27th January 2020

Holocaust Memorial Day 2020 marks the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz and also marks the 25th anniversary of the Genocide in Bosnia.

The Mayor, Cllr Diane Taylor, accompanied by the Deputy Chief Executive, Ian Boll, will be laying a wreath, at the War Memorial on Monday 27 January 2020 to acknowledge Holocaust Memorial Day on behalf of Basingstoke and Deane borough.

At 10am, a bugler will sound to mark the observance of one minute’s silence. The Mayor’s Chaplain will then say a few words. The service will finish at approximately 10.15am.

The theme for Holocaust Memorial Day 2020 is ‘Stand Together’, for all to stand together with others in our communities to stop division and the spread of identity-based hostility in our society.

For further information click here.