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.
We are always keen to promote local businesses on our Parish site, so if you run a business in Bishop's Waltham, please contact us for a free mention on our Links page.
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:
At the Annual meeting of the Council on 13.5.14, Cllr Mrs Marsh stepped down after completing her two year term as Chairman of the Council.
Cllr Mrs Tracy Conduct, who has been the Vice Chairman for the past two years, was elected as the new Chairman.
Cllr Peter Stokes is the new Vice Chairman. Both Tracy and Peter are looking forward to their new challenges!
Bishop’s Waltham Development Plan Update – July 2014
The Community Consultation had a very encouraging response and, in general, there was good support for the Plan. Each proposed site had more supporters than objectors. There were well over 1000 comments.
The majority of positive comments were about Albany Farm, Coppice Hill and Tollgate Sawmill.
The main negative comments received for the other sites concerned access. Overall, the Steering Group decided that there was no case to alter the Development Plan.
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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.
Bishop’s Waltham Parish Council is still 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.
The Halls & Grounds Committee is considering this matter on behalf of the Council.