Parish Council meeting dates for 2024

Please find below a list of dates for the Parish Council meetings in 2024;

Jan 17th

March 20th

May 15th – 7.30 start as Annual Parish Meeting followed by the usual PC meeting

July 10th 

Sept 18th

Nov 20th

All Parish Council meetings are held on Wednesday and start at 8pm in the School Hall

Benington Parish Council Defibrillator Training

 

We are fortunate to have access to publicly available defibrillators in Benington, which can be life-saving in an emergency.

So that as many of us as possible in the village know how to use them, Benington Parish Council has arranged a free defibrillator training session on Thursday 9 November in Benington School Hall, 7pm – 8.30pm.

All are welcome, but please book your place in advance by contacting the Parish Council Clerk at clerk.beningtonpc@yahoo.co.uk

or 01763 312292.

The training will be led by Herts Ambulance Group.

Parish Council Meeting and Gigaclear Presentation September 2023

A big thank you to everyone who joined the Parish Council meeting for the Gigaclear presentation.

Full fibre clearly has very positive benefits for the village, with the potential for much faster connections than we can get today. However, there were a number of good questions raised in the session about how the network infrastructure will work, the impact on roads, and the prices on offer. We also share the concern raised by some residents about the potential for multiple operators digging trenches in the village, now that Openreach are also planning to bring fibre to Benington.

We will continue to share updates from Gigaclear and Openreach as we get them.

Benington Parish Council Meeting Wednesday 13 September

 

 

The Parish Council meeting on Wednesday 13 September at Benington School will now start at the earlier time of 7.30pm.

 

Preceding our meeting there will be a presentation from Gigaclear, an alternative network provider to Openreach for Full Fibre Broadband in Benington and surrounding area. This will be followed by the normal Parish Council meeting at 8pm.

 

All residents are welcome to attend.

 

 

BT Openreach Benington Exchange Project

BT Openreach are hosting a coffee morning at the Village Hall (SG2 7LN) on Thursday 24 August.

The Openreach team will be there from 10.00am until 1.00pm to answer any questions Benington residents have concerning the full fibre project.

Parish Council Meeting Wednesday 12 July 8pm in the School Hall

The next Parish Council meeting will be held on Wednesday 12 July at 8pm in the School Hall.

Potential Emails Scam

The Parish Council is are aware of a potential email scam where fraudsters are impersonating local councillors. If anyone receives contact from someone purporting to be a Parish Councillor, or you are at all unsure about any Parish Council correspondence you’ve received, please do not reply and instead report it to the Clerk who can verify whether it is genuine or not.

 

If you need to contact a member of the Parish Council, please only use the details listed on the official website – https://www.benington-herts.co.uk/parish-council/councillors

 

Scam letters received via Royal Mail

Please be aware there are suspicious letters circulating in the village. The letters claim to have knowledge of a bank account with the Standard Chartered Bank of Hong Kong in the name of the recipient. These letters invite readers to respond via email and they advise that any action taken should be confidential. The letters arrive in plain white envelopes via Royal Mail.

This latest scam has been reported to the Community Police Officer and we would recommend anyone receiving letters of this kind should either report them or ignore them and please do not ever share private or sensitive information.  Action Fraud page: https://www.actionfraud.police.uk/individual-protection

Luton Airport Expansion

Several Benington residents have received flyers concerning the plans for the expansion of Luton airport. The flyer details information about passenger numbers increasing from the current cap of 19 million to a maximum of 32 million passengers per year.

Opposition groups have voiced the concerns held by many Hertfordshire residents about noise and pollution levels posed by the current flight numbers. It has been pointed out that residents may have become acclimatised to recent levels of flight activity because of the reduction due to the pandemic. Present day noise and pollution will increase substantially should agreement be given for the maximum levels of 32 million passengers per year.

A consultation is in progress and the deadline for comments is the 4 April 2022.

Luton Airport expansion website:

https://lutonrising.org.uk/consultation/

Further information can be found at the ‘Stop Luton Airport expansion’ website:

https://ladacan.org/

OWL Neighbourhood Watch

OWL App and other watches