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Monday, 03 January 2022 19:49

Recycle your Christmas tree

BDBC will be collecting real Christmas trees through the fortnightly garden waste service as a special festive offering to our garden waste customers. If you are a garden waste subscriber you can place your tree out for collection with your bin and/or sacks.

Before you put your Christmas tree out for collection, please make sure all decorations and lights are removed and if your tree is over 6ft, please cut it in half.

Please note that the garden waste collection service will take its usual Christmas break and there will be no collections in Basingstoke and Deane during the week of Monday 27 December. This is to enable crews to focus on the waste and recycling rounds, which are very busy at this time of the year. Collections will resume on Monday 10 January.

Alternatively, you can take your Christmas tree to one of our collection points. The collection dates for this year are Monday 3 January to Sunday 30 January 2022.

Just take your tree to one of the 22 locations below:

  • Basingstoke Town Centre, War Memorial Park (Crossborough Hill car park)
  • Basingstoke, B & Q, Winchester Road
  • Basingstoke, Homebase, Winchester Road
  • Brighton Hill, Gershwin Road, Sports Pavilion
  • Burghclere, Harts Lane, Sports club car park
  • Eastrop, Eastrop Park (Boat House car park)
  • Hatch Warren, Community Centre, Long Cross Lane
  • Headley, Darling Buds of May, Newbury Road
  • Kingsclere, Fieldgate Centre
  • Lasham, Avenue Nurseries Garden Centre, The Avenue
  • North Waltham, Basingstoke Garden Centre (previously Wyevale)
  • NEW Oakley, St Johns Piece (near play area) NEW
  • Oakridge, Upper Sherborne Road playing fields
  • Overton, Overton Hill Car Park
  • Pamber End, Elm Park Garden Centre, Aldermaston Road
  • Popley, Carpenters Down Open Space
  • Sherfield on Loddon, Capital Gardens (previously Wyevale)
  • Silchester, The Pavilion car park
  • South Ham, Russell Howard car park
  • Tadley, Hangar Road (parking bays near Wigmore Park)
  • Whitchurch, Winchester Road car park
  • Winklebury, Winklebury Way playing field

Remember if you are a garden waste subscriber you can place your tree out for collection with your bin and/sacks (trees over 6ft should be cut in half)

Tuesday, 04 January 2022 19:37

Starting School in September 2022

School admissions

Find out about the admissions process and when you can apply for a school place
The national closing date for admissions is 15th January 2022.
See HCC Website

Notice is hereby given that Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council pursuant to arrangements made
under Section 101 of the Local Government Act 1972 with Hampshire County Council in exercise of the
powers of the said County Council and in exercise of the powers under Section 14(1) of the Road Traffic
Regulation Act 1984 (“the Act”), and of all other enabling powers, proposes to make the following
Tuesday, 12 January 2021 17:40

Footpath Signage update

We've got some new footpath signage
Tuesday, 12 January 2021 17:14

Covid Vacinations

Update from our HCC Councillor

Tuesday, 05 January 2021 12:22

National lockdown

Thursday, 24 December 2020 16:37

Latest Tier 4 Guidance

Happy Christmas to all our Village.
Here's more detail on the Tier four rules for boxing day.

Shoppers will be able to enjoy free parking in council-operated town centre car parks to help boost support for local businesses in the run up to Christmas.

Friday, 27 November 2020 17:36

Roadside Rubbish

Following the recent hedge trimming our intrepid litter collector has been round.
Friday, 27 November 2020 17:29

Message from the Mayor

Do you remember days gone by when your diary was full of visits and engagements and it was sometimes a bit of a relief to get a day off?  It is a distant memory for me, although the busy-ness has been gradually building up as we find new ways to keep in touch and run events.  But it’s not the same! 

I cannot tell you how much I am looking forward to meeting people in person again without the need to plan how to avoid getting near to them.  People need people, not telephones and computer screens.  The virus has robbed us of so much invaluable personal contact.  I do hope that when we emerge fully from the threat of COVID-19 we won’t be frightened to join with family, friends and colleagues.  Such fellowship is so vital for our mental health and well-being.  Roll on the post-COVID era!

As you will know, we had to commemorate Remembrance Sunday and Armistice Day in new ways this year.  We made a variety of short films to put on social media, and Andy and I were at the War Memorial on both mornings to join with the impromptu gathering of people who needed a physical focus for their silent remembrance.  We have uploaded a montage of Remembrance photos to share on YouTube https://youtu.be/MVU6uZ4M_Lg

Sadly, we will not be having a Mayor’s Carol Service this year, but we hope that we will be able to celebrate Christmas throughout December by producing a “Mayor’s Advent Calendar” portraying and celebrating some of the interesting places around the borough – places which we can all hopefully freely visit next year as things get back to normal.  I have lived in Basingstoke for over 40 years, but I am learning about some fascinating places that have passed me by.  Our borough is rich in history.  Follow the @BasingstokeMayor Facebook commencing on Tuesday 1st December.

It seems that this year Christmas has become more important than ever; perhaps because this special time of year, which emphasises our love for our family and friends, has been under threat from the efforts to stem the coronavirus.  Out of so much tragedy, it is good to recognise a few positives from the past few months.  Being with people and showing care for them has never seemed so important as it does right now.  I do hope that continues when the virus has finally gone.

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Please do feel free to share the Mayor’s message with family, friends and colleagues.

Diane

Cllr Diane Taylor
The Mayor of Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council
Tel: 01256 844844
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www.basingstoke.gov.uk
 @BasingstokeGov   @BasingstokeGov

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