Welcome to the Bishop's Waltham Parish Council web site.

We hope that you will find the various facts and features here interesting and informative.
Please contact us with any comments or suggestions on how we can improve this service.

Bishop's Waltham, has much to offer, steeped in history, interesting walks, places to visit and places to shop.

A town of charm and appeal to residents and visitors alike. Bishop's Waltham Palace is an English Heritage site and St Peter's Church is of Norman origin.

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The Parish Council works through it's committees to improve and manage a number of specific services on behalf of the community. We also provide information about:

News Matters

Bishop’s Waltham Development Plan

The proposed Bishop’s Waltham Development Plan for 2011 - 2031 is now offered for community consultation.

Public Exhibitions:
Sunday 9th February 11am – 4pm Priory Park (Clubhouse)
Thursday 13th February 3pm – 8pm Jubilee Hall (Gold Room)
Saturday 15th February 10am – 2pm High Street (King’s Church)

Consultation Questionnaires
You will receive a questionnaire delivered to your household in mid-February, which you can complete on-line or by returning the paper form.

Annual Parish Meeting
Displays will be present at this meeting in the Jubilee Hall from 6.30pm on Wednesday 5th March.

You can now view the following:
Development Plan Process (Word document)
Site Descriptions (Word document)
Site Map (image)

The full set of documentation on the Development Plan is at under the Bishop’s Waltham box.


An important date for your diary - Sunday 30th March 2014

Mark the start of British Summer Time and Mothering Sunday by joining us in Priory Park for the Parish Council’s ‘Healthy Start to Summer 2014’, try the Outdoor Gym, learn about the planned 8 week Community Fitness Programme and obtain information about other activities and groups available within the area, all aimed to help you shake away those winter blues!

More details, including which other Groups are participating, will be published early in 2014.

Improving Community Communications

A Street Agent in each area and locality of Bishop’s Waltham is required to help regularly update and inform their neighbours of ‘what is happening’ in their town. One or two Development volunteers could share the task of delivering communications in their street, such as the Parish Council quarterly news letter, and other informative leaflets regarding local events.

This activity would involve approximately half hour of the volunteers time per quarter, at their own pace and convenience. When an Agent for a street / area is identified, these communications will then be delivered separate from the postal service and therefore will not be confused with ‘junk mail’. No one in our community will be disadvantaged by not being informed of community events.

If you believe that communication is a valuable asset to our community, and you enjoy walking and helping your neighbours, please consider becoming a Street/Area Agent for your locality.

Contact: Pat Wilson Email for more information.

Additional allotments

Bishop’s Waltham Parish Council is considering the provision of additional allotments in the parish. The land adjacent to the cemetery has been identified as a suitable site for up to 39 plots.

Following the consultation exercise the Halls and Grounds Committee has now agreed to submit a planning application for the site. Thank you to everyone who sent in comments on this proposal.

Friends of St Peter’s

The Friends of St Peter’s Church Bishop’s Waltham FOSP), is a charity (Reg: 299807) formed in 1987, primarily to assure the preservation and maintenance of the Church. Some members of the FOSP Committee have been in post since inception and others for many years. To bring a fresh approach to fulfilment of the Charity’s objectives and enable the Church to be re-ordered to match the requirements of 21st century worship and other Church activities, the current chairman will not seek re-election at this year’s AGM in June.

Hence the opportunity exists for a new Chair to support this very important charity which the PCC is very keen to maintain.
For further information and to express an interest in this role please contact :
The Rector ( 892618 or
Paul Emmerson (895079 or
Rod Passingham (892000