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A Message from Cllr Angela Macpherson
This Saturday between 10 – 3pm myself along with other local councillors and our MP Greg Smith are going to be collecting for the Aylesbury food banks that are supporting vulnerable people through the Covid 19 crisis. 
.There has been a massive outpouring of community support and we feel that the villages and rural areas would be keen to help support the work of the foodbanks in Aylesbury.
The collection will help to restock the foodbanks which have become very busy in recent weeks
We will be coming round the villages in our community bus – the Bernwode Bus (otherwise known as Bernie!)
Ideally it would be helpful if there were a couple of collection points in the village or if not possible residents could message in advance, or flag us down or simply leave a bag at the end of the drive or path so that collection is contactless.
We have permission from public health at the Council and Greg Smith has checked with the Government and we are fine to to this as long as we keep the correct distances from each other.
The sorts of items that would be appreciated are:
UHT Milk
Tinned Meat*
Tinned Vegetables*
Tinned Soup*
Tinned Tomatoes*
Fruit Juice
Pasta Sauce
Tinned Fruit*
Tinned Deserts (Rice pudding, custard etc)
* These are the items which are in most demand
Could you please let the rest of the PC and community know what we are doing via your local contacts and social media.
Contacts: Angela Macpherson

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The Friends of Ludgershall has been set up for those vulnerable and at risk residents, helping with shopping, meals, errands such as dog walking, medicine collections etc or if you just need someone to talk to. If you need assistance or know anybody who could benefit from this please contact and we will connect you with the Friends to help with the support you may need.

All Parish Council Meetings have been suspended until further notice and updated guidance from the Government. This includes the Annual Parish Meeting

The latest Government advice can be found here: UK Government website

The lastest advice from Bucks CC in regards to waste collection and other services can be found here: Bucks CC Coronavirus


What is a town, parish or community council?

Parish and town councils in England and community and town councils in Wales are the first tier of local government. They deliver a vast range of services at a community level.

There are around 10,000 community, parish and town councils in England and Wales, made up of nearly 100,000 councillors. These first-tier councils can respond to the needs of the community – delivering the services or representation it most needs.

How parish councils work

Parish councils are statutory bodies. Members are elected for a term of four years and councils are funded principally by an annual precept. Income and expenditure for the next financial year are calculated in the form of estimates. The net amount (the precept) is added to council tax, collected by the county, borough or district council (principal authorities) and paid to parishes in two six-monthly instalments. Parish and town councils can apply for other funding such as grant and funding awards, but they do not receive funds direct from central government, as principal authorities do.

The Parish of Ludgershall in Buckinghamshire has 157 households with a population of 409 (2011 Census) and is served by a Council of seven elected members and a part-time Clerk who is responsible for financial and administrative affairs. The Parish is one of 112 parishes which are part of the Aylesbury Vale District Council area, which in turn is one of four district councils for Buckinghamshire.

Casual Vacancy for a Councillor

Notice of Casual Vacancy – August 2018

Notice of Casual Vacancy – April 2018

Notice of Casual Vacancy – February 2018

Notice of Casual Vacancy – October 2017

Co-option 2nd Notice – November 2017

Councillors (and responsibilities)

Chairman: Stephen Lawson

Councillor Ron Jones

Councillor Paul Thomas

Councillor Jim Goss

Councillor Christine Lewin

Parish Clerk: Bobs Damerell

Parish Council Meeting Dates

20th February 2020

2nd April 2020

14th May 2020 (Annual Parish Council Meeting and Annual Parish Meeting)

25th June 2020

30th July 2020

10th September 2020

22nd October 2020

3rd December 2020


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