Welcome to the Bentley Parish Council Website.
INTRODUCTION TO THE PARISH OF BENTLEY
Welcome to Bentley, a small rural parish on the Surrey and Hampshire borders. We have a steady number of around 1000 residents and 400 dwellings.
The village has an excellent cross section of age groups. The community is made up of many original inhabitants, modern commuter families, old landowners, village volunteers and enablers and businesses. The village has two care homes for elderly residents, and at th eother end of the age spectrum a thriving, popular and academically excellent primary school.
Parish facilities include the local village shop and post office, a family run doctors surgery set up in the 1960s, two village pubs, the church and a busy memorial hall, hosting everything from badminton to gardening clubs, salsa classes to bumblebees nursery.
Situated approximately 4 miles from Alton and Farnham, the village has a bus service and has a mainline station, which commences at Alton and terminates at Waterloo.
For the active members of the parish there is an array of footpaths, Alice Holt forest nearby as well as Birdworld, and the butterfly meadow. The parish has a newly installed adventure playground for the younger children and a newly formed youth club for the older children of the village.
The Parish Council consists of 8 councillors all of varying backgrounds, ages and sectors of the community and so we are well represented on all fronts. We have 10 meetings a year, which works out around one every five weeks. We meet on a Monday evening at 7:30pm in the local Memorial Hall and have a small but regular audience of interested listeners.
Traffic Mitigation Measures for Binsted and Bentley
The joint response to the consultation made by Bentley Parish Council and Binsted Parish Council can be viewed here.