In November 2000, a community-based group, Project 2000 was set up to identify the needs of the Parish and developed proposals for its regeneration over the next 20 years. From this High Bickington CPT Ltd was formed to assume responsibility for land, buildings and facilities being developed at Little Bickington Farm to provide affordable and market sale housing, workspace, community facilities and woodland.
The CPT holds the freehold and equity in land and property in trust for the community and is charged with making sure the land and property it controls continues to be used to meet housing, employment and community needs, on terms the community can afford.
High Bickington is a Parish Council comprising of 8 Councillors. Meetings are held on the second Wednesday of each month, apart from August, in the Meeting Point, High Bickington at 7.30pm. Members of the public are welcome to attend and a period for matters raised by the public is put aside before the formal meeting is convened.
The Parish Council is keen to promote a good community relationship and take forward any matters on behalf of the public. We aim to continually improve the quality of life of parishioners by improving community facilities and see that community aspirations are identified and met where possible.
The Community Centre is available for bookings. Perfect for parties, receptions and conferences the rooms have all you need to host your event.
In the main hall which has a sprung floor, there is a cinema size drop down screen and projection equipment. Sporting equipment for badminton and short tennis is available for hire. A hatch leads through to a large kitchen.
The Pyncombe Room is a meeting room equipped for conferencing with screen and white board.
All rooms are approached through a light reception area with views across the countryside.