Barling Magna Wildlife Reserve

The Wildlife Reserve will be closed to the public on Thursday 17th and Friday 18th February due to the extremely high winds now and forecast for tomorrow. The Parish Council will assess the situation and decide when the Reserve can be reopened. We apologise for any inconvenience but the safety of visitors to the Reserve is of the utmost importance to the Council.

Citizen of the Year

Once again this year, Barling Magna Parish Council would like to honour a fellow citizen who has made a significant contribution to the quality of life in our parish in 2019. If you live in Barling, Little Wakering, Stonebridge or Potton Island, we would welcome your help by nominating someone for their outstanding community service in our parish. For full details and conditions email [email protected] The deadline for nominations is 29 November.

COTY Poster

Public meeting – future of St Mary’s Church Little Wakering – Tues 21 September

BARLING MAGNA PARISH COUNCIL will be holding a public meeting on Tuesday 21st September commencing at 7 pm in the Barling Magna Parish Hall, 432 Little Wakering Road, Barling Magna.

 The meeting will provide an opportunity for residents to contribute to the discussion on the future of the Grade II* listed building of St Mary the Virgin Church in Little Wakering Road.

Regular services stopped at St Mary’s Church in 2010, due to a declining congregation and the last public service was held was in 2017. It is now proposed that the church be closed. The Church has fallen into a state of extreme disrepair and the Church of England does not have the funds to meet the costs of maintaining and insuring the building. The costs of making the building viable and then the ongoing maintenance and running costs will be a big financial commitment.

Barling Magna Parish Council is seeking the views of the public as to how the community can take over responsibility for the Church so that a plan can be put forward for consideration by the Church Commissioners.

Representatives from the Church of England will be in attendance to join in with the discussion and to answer questions

All enquiries to: [email protected] or 07867 577569

 

HRH Prince Philip, The Duke of Edinburgh 1921 – 2021

It was with the greatest sadness that Barling Magna Parish Council learnt of the death of His Royal Highness Prince Philip, The Duke of Edinburgh. The Duke of Edinburgh saw active service during the Second World War and, following a successful naval career, steadfastly supported Her Majesty the Queen following her Accession in 1952, becoming the longest serving British consort in 2009.
His Royal Highness was involved in the work of many charities and organisations, the best remembered of which is probably the Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme. The scheme has inspired millions of young people in more than 140 countries to develop skills, experience adventure and to serve their communities.
Our flag is flying at half-mast as the council joins the Royal family and the country in mourning his loss.
Further announcements will be made in due course.

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