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THE BVRA HAS NO CHAIRPERSON AND IS IN IMMINENT DANGER OF HAVING TO CLOSE DOWN – PLEASE HELP!

The Barkham Village Residents Association (“BVRA”) was established in 1987 so is now in its 30th year. It came about initially in response to a Planning Application for housing development within the Coombes.

After the threat to the Coombes subsided, the association continued to contribute to Barkham's community spirit by running social events and the production of a quarterly newsletter.

Planning issues remain a key interest of the BVRA and obviously there is a lot of current activity on this topic (see elsewhere in this newsletter).

However, we will have to wind up the BVRA in the new year if we cannot find local residents to join the committee.

Read more: THE BVRA HAS NO CHAIRPERSON AND IS IN IMMINENT DANGER OF HAVING TO CLOSE DOWN – PLEASE HELP!

BVRA Chairman – can you help please?

The Barkham Village Residents Association’s role is “to preserve and enhance the character of the Parish of Barkham as a community”. The chairman facilitates this role and specific duties include:

  • To chair the Association, Committee meetings (4 per year) and the AGM.
  • Co-ordinate actions across the Association’s fields of activities.
  • Represent the BVRA with outside bodies (e.g. Parish Council, the public).
  • Recruit new Committee members when necessary. 
  • Time commitment could vary dependent on the availability and interests of the incumbent but no more than a few hours per month.

If you feel you may be able to take on this important role in the local community or would like more information, please contact Stewart Richardson or any member of the committee by clicking here 

BVRA Secretary – could you help please?

We have a vacancy on the BVRA Committee for the role of Secretary. The main responsibilities are:

  • Attend and participate in the quarterly committee meetings and Annual General Meeting (AGM)
  • Take, agree & distribute minutes arising
  •  Solicit and collate officer AGM reports in advance of the public meeting

This is a key role to oil the wheels of the BVRA machine and to contribute your ideas in the development of the residents’ association!

Please contact Stewart Richardson for more information 

 

New Church in Arborfield Green

You are very welcome!

Over the next few years Arborfield Green will be transformed into a Garden Village. We, as the local established churches of Arborfield and Barkham, are keen to be involved from the very beginning of this new community. So we are launching a new church on March 12 called Church@TheGreen.  

Read more: New Church in Arborfield Green

Autumn Newsletter - Answers to "Alan's Patch" Quiz

The answers to Alan's Patch basket quiz published in the Autumn 2016 Barkham Newsletter are: 

The 11 items in the basket are potato, carrot, shallot, aubergine, apple, French bean, runner bean, tomato, sweet corn, beetroot, courgette

Help Protect Our Only Village Pub

Every week some 27 pubs in the UK are closed and lost forever, but with your support we can safeguard The Bull at Barkham by nominating it as an Asset of Community Value (ACV). This would allow residents to have the first say in its future, if ever it came under threat.

Read more: Help Protect Our Only Village Pub

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