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.
Take the Virtual Tour
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:
Bishop’s Waltham Neighbourhood Plan
Over 40 residents are now working on how the town and the rest of the parish should be developed over the next 20 years, and 500 houses have to be accepted, together with appropriate employment opportunities and a supporting infrastructure.
A survey questionnaire will be delivered to all households in late June. Also, there will be a chance to “design Bishop’s Waltham” at an event in the Jubilee Hall on Wednesday 17th July
from 3pm to 9pm.
Landowners, Agents and Developers can attend an update briefing in the Jubilee Hall on Tuesday 23rd July
More information on the Neighbourhood Plan
The Precept 2013/14
At the Parish Council meeting in January the Parish Council ratified the recommendations of the Finance, Policy and Resources Committee concerning the Council’s income and expenditure and precept request for 2013/14.
The Committees of the Council began this process, as always, in September. Initial discussions took place on the current and estimated spend for the year and draft budgets drawn up.
The initial budgets were then passed to the Finance, Policy and Resources Committee for consideration.
In December this Committee agreed the final figures and recommended the budget plus precept required to the full Council.
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Grand Party in the Park
Another great community event for Bishop’s Waltham. The Party in the Park is on
Sunday 2nd June
to celebrate the opening of Priory Meadow as a recreational park.
Party starts at 11am with bands and other entertainment. Bring a picnic or purchase from the BBQs and the bar on site. Are you a musician, entertainer, or fun-maker? Can you pull together a tug-of-war team?
If so, please contact Robert Shields Email
Tel: 01489 894289
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 neighbourhood 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.
Participatory Budgeting applications – results
At the Annual Parish Meeting on 6th March the Council’s participatory budgeting grant of £1,000 was awarded to Bishop’s Waltham Community Swimming.
The grant will fund the purchase of a disabled access chair to allow anyone, who has difficulty entering the water via the steps, the opportunity to be lowered safely into the water.
Well done to the organisation and thank you to everyone who voted.