New-look shop and red phone box brighten village centre 

Friday June 10th was a red letter day for Binfield Heath, when Lord Phillimore and MP John Howell, along with Post Office Community Fund Manager, Nigel Parry officially declared the newly refurbished shop ‘open’.

The new tables and seats provided by the Parish Council Improvement Fund were put to good use as Gavin and Sharon Caple welcomed a big, enthusiastic crowd of villagers. They enjoyed free coffees and glasses of Prosecco, along with Orwells canapés and beer from Loddon Brewery.

Binfield Heath Village Stores was the focus of media attention as it is the 500th small post office to benefit from the Post Office community investment programme, a £20 million national scheme supporting 3,000 local branches.

After cutting the shop ribbon, Lord Phillimore wielded the cardboard scissors once more to ‘open’ the new phone box.

Celebrating in the sunshine!

Early rain turned to sunshine as 250 people gathered under canvas in the recreation ground on Sunday 12 June to celebrate the Queen's 90th birthday. Picnickers enjoyed some right royal fun with screened footage from London events, competitions, a raffle, a special birthday cake, some rousing singing, a children's entertainer and good old-fashioned children's races. The event was sponsored by the Binfield Heath Village Society and the Parish Council.

And just in case you hadn't yet noticed it - our new, red heritage phone box is sitting proudly next to the post box, a gift to mark the occasion. those with eagle eyes may have spotted someone inside it...

Midsummer music in a garden

 The Village Society presents its second midsummer concert in a garden on Sunday June 19th. Thanks again to Terri and Malcolm Jiggens, it will take place in their garden at Kiln House, Kiln Lane, where Louise Rapple will again conduct her choir, Tamesis through a programme of light summer music.

Bring a picnic, a bottle of wine and an appetite for the home-made cakes that will be on sale too. We hope you won’t have to bring an umbrella… but picnic rugs and chairs will be needed.

Following last year’s highly successful event, this concert is titled ‘A Medley of Medleys’ and features  music from the Jersey Boys, Gershwin, Beatles, West Side Story, Sweeney Todd, Miss Saigon and Wicked. Some of the funds raised will go towards the Parish Council’s Village Improvement scheme, including the purchase of a heritage red phone box.

The gates open at 4:30pm for a 5.30 start and there is plenty of free parking. Tickets are priced £12 for adults and £6 for children. They are on sale at or in the Binfield Heath Village Shop.

 Planning applications in our parish

As SODC can no longer put up notices on site for every planning application we have decided to publish them on this website instead - see menu on the left. You can use the reference number to look up the application on-line and make your own comments direct to SODC. Please note that the timetable is always tight and you will sometimes have very little time to make your views known.

Planning survey results

The results of the planning survey and information about our Community Led Plan can be found at  CLP presentation

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