Census 2021

Census 2021 will provide a snapshot of modern society

Households across Barton Bendish will soon be asked to take part in Census 2021.

The census is a once-in-a-decade survey that gives us the most accurate estimate of all the people and households in England and Wales. It has been carried out every decade since 1801, with the exception of 1941.

It will be the first run predominantly online, with households receiving a letter with a unique access code, allowing them to complete the questionnaire on their computers, phones or tablets.

“A successful census will ensure everyone from local government to charities can put services and funding in the places where they are most needed,” Iain Bell, deputy national statistician at the Office for National Statistics, said.

“This could mean things like doctors’ surgeries, schools and new transport routes. That’s why it is so important everyone takes part and we have made it easier for people to do so online on any device, with help and paper questionnaires for those that need them.”

Census day will be on March 21, but households across the country will receive letters with online codes allowing them to take part from early March.

The census will include questions about your sex, age, work, health, education, household size and ethnicity. And, for the first time, there will be a question asking people whether they have served in the armed forces, as well as voluntary questions for those aged 16 and over on sexual orientation and gender identity.

Results will be available within 12 months, although personal records will be locked away for 100 years, kept safe for future generations.

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Vacancy for Parish Councillor

The Parish Council currently has one vacancy for a Parish Councillor to bring the Council up to their allowed number of seven.

If you would be interested in joining the Parish Council, or would like further information on being a Councillor, please contact the Parish Clerk on the details below before 11th November 2020:

The Clerk: Miss Sarah Thorpe

Phone: 01945 430930

Email:   [email protected]

Post:  88 Smeeth Road, Marshland St James, Wisbech, PE14 8JF

Cancellation of Annual Parish Council Meeting

Due to Government advice during the Coronavirus outbreak we are unable to go ahead with our scheduled Annual Parish Council Meeting on 13th May 2020.

The day to day management of the Parish Council will continue to be carried out by the Parish Clerk during this time, and any matters requiring urgent decisions will be made by delegated authority, between the Clerk and the Chairman or Vice-Chairman.

If any matters occur which require an urgent decision, and they cannot be made by delegated authority, then a virtual meeting will be arranged and this will be advertised on the Parish Council website and an agenda will also be published on the website.

Notice of Electors’ Rights for 2016/17 Audit

Please click here to view the document regarding electors’ rights.

Rescheduling of

Annual Parish Council Meeting

Please be advised that the Annual Parish Council Meeting, which was previously scheduled to take place on Wednesday 10th May 2017, will now be taking place on the following date:

Monday 22nd May 2017

RAF Marham Lightning II Information Update Event

RAF Marham will be holding another information ‘drop in’ event in the Sandringham Centre on Tuesday 25th April from 1400 – 1800hrs. This event will be to provide information regarding the development of RAF Marham in preparation for the arrival of the new Lightning II aircraft that will be arriving at the base in 2018. The Sandringham Centre is located behind the row of shops just outside of the camp gates.

There will be personnel on hand to answer questions regarding the arrival of the new aircraft.

RAF Marham would like to extend an invitation to the parish council and any members of the parish that would like to drop in to find out a little bit more about RAF Marham and what will be happening at the base over the coming years.

Notice of Electors’ Rights

Please click here to view the PDF file for the notice of electors’ rights.

Elections 2015

Barton Bendish Parish Election Results

The Barton Bendish Parish Council elections 2015 will be uncontested as there were only five nominees for seven seats, four of these were current Councillors. Uncontested elections result in all nominees being duly elected on 7 May. Please click on the link to the PDF file above for a more detailed look at the results.

Borough Council Election Results

The Borough Council elections will also be uncontested as there was only 1 nominee for the seat (Sandra Squire from Outwell). Uncontested elections result in all nominees being duly elected on 7 May. Please click on the link to the PDF file above for a more detailed look at the result.