Buckinghamshire welcomes three new Deputy Lieutenants

News from the Lord Lieutenant of Buckinghamshire
Three new Deputy Lieutenants for Buckinghamshire have just been appointed. The three individuals are Sir Francis Habgood QPM DL, Mrs Julia Upton MBE DL and Mrs Sarah Clarke JP DL.

The three take on the role as one of the official deputies of the Lord Lieutenant of Buckinghamshire, Sir Henry Aubrey-Fletcher. Deputy Lieutenants come from all backgrounds and are hand-selected by the Lord Lieutenant in recognition of their achievements within their local community. Duties of Deputy Lieutenants include greeting and accompanying members of the royal family and state dignitaries during official visits to the county, the presentation of honours and awards on behalf of the Crown, and participation in citizenship ceremonies. Buckinghamshire has 35 Deputy Lieutenants.

Francis Habgood was Chief Constable of the Thames Valley Police from 2015-2019 completing a 32 year career with the police and received his Knighthood in the 2020 New Year honours.

He serves as Independent Chair of the Safeguarding Adults’ Board and the Safeguarding Children’s Partnership for the county. He is temporarily supporting the response to the Covid outbreak as the Head of the Emergency Coordination Centre for Buckinghamshire Council and is Independent Chair of the IT Coordinating Centre for Warwickshire and West Mercia Police.

He is married to Nicolette and they live north of Aylesbury.

Julia Upton was High Sheriff for Buckinghamshire 2019/20. She received her MBE in 2016 for her contribution to the community of Milton Keynes and her role as Chief Executive of the Milton Keynes Community Foundation. This post brought her into contact with a large number of Milton Keynes charities, supporters and philanthropists. Julia is a trustee of MK YMCA, The Stables Theatre and the MK Cenotaph Trust.

Julia is married to Patrick and they live in Milton Keynes.

Sarah Clarke is a long standing Buckinghamshire JP who has chaired both the Magistrates Association in Bucks (2012-16) and more recently, the Buckinghamshire Bench, standing down in March this year. Sarah was the county coordinator for the national Schools’ Mock Trial Competition and has been involved in working with schools across Buckinghamshire to promote the competition since 2010. She is also a trustee of the Magistrates Association nationally.

Sarah is a Director at Develin Consulting Ltd, a management consultancy specialising in data analytics and change management within the commercial and charitable sectors and FiguringOutData.com, Business Improvement Specialists working with data to improve business growth and efficiency.

Sarah is married to Paul and they live in Stony Stratford.

Congratulating the new Deputy Lieutenants on their appointments, Sir Henry said: “I am delighted to welcome Francis, Julia and Sarah to their new roles.  Their variety of backgrounds, skills and experience will be an asset to the Lieutenancy, and benefit Buckinghamshire greatly.  I look forward to working with them and am confident that they will carry out their duties splendidly.”

View the proposals for the Fox Covert Solar Farm

View the proposals for the Fox Covert Solar Farm

                                             

Low Carbon is introducing proposals for a new solar farm on a site east of Adstock and south-west of Great Horwood, to be known as Fox Covert Solar Farm. The whole of the site is in Great Horwood Parish, although it is close to the north-western corner of Winslow Parish – and for that reason, Low Carbon is consulting with Winslow Town Council about their proposals.

 

The company is also very interested to hear the views of the community. However, due to the current health risks associated with COVID-19, public drop-in events are not appropriate. Therefore Low Carbon is asking the public to send their views via an interactive digital engagement platform, at https://foxcovertsolarfarm.commonplace.is/, where you can learn more about the proposal and submit your views. The platform is available from Wednesday 24th June for 3 weeks.

 

For more information or to speak with one of the project team you can call the company’s freephone information line 0800 047 2291 (Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm) or email them at foxcovert@pegasusgroup.co.uk.

NOTICE OF PUBLIC RIGHTS AND PUBLICATION OF UNAUDITED ANNUAL GOVERNANCE & ACCOUNTABILITY RETURN

 WINSLOW TOWN COUNCIL

 

NOTICE OF PUBLIC RIGHTS AND PUBLICATION OF UNAUDITED ANNUAL GOVERNANCE & ACCOUNTABILITY RETURN

ACCOUNTS FOR THE YEAR ENDED 31 MARCH 2020

Local Audit and Accountability Act 2014 Sections 25, 26 and 27

The Accounts and Audit Regulations 2015 (SI 2015/234)

The Accounts and Audit (Coronavirus) (Amendment) Regulations 2020 (SI 2020/404)

NOTICE
 

1. Date of announcement        12th June 2020      (a)

2. Each year the smaller authority’s Annual Governance and Accountability Return (AGAR) needs to be reviewed by an external auditor appointed by Smaller Authorities’ Audit Appointments Ltd.  The unaudited AGAR has been published with this notice. As it has yet to be reviewed by the appointed auditor, it is subject to change as a result of that review.

Any person interested has the right to inspect and make copies of the accounting records for the financial year to which the audit relates and all books, deeds, contracts, bills, vouchers, receipts and other documents relating to those records must be made available for inspection by any person interested. For the year ended 31 March 2020, these documents will be available on reasonable notice by application to:

 

(b)   The Clerk Winslow Town Council

28 High St

Winslow  MK18 3HF

 

Telephone 01296 712448  email clerk@winslowtowncouncil.gov.uk

 

commencing on (c) __Monday 15 June 2020 _______________________

 

and ending on (d) ___Friday 24 July 2020 ________________________

 

3. Local government electors and their representatives also have:

 

·         The opportunity to question the appointed auditor about the accounting records; and

·         The right to make an objection which concerns a matter in respect of which the appointed auditor could either make a public interest report or apply to the court for a declaration that an item of account is unlawful. Written notice of an objection must first be given to the auditor and a copy sent to the smaller authority.

 

The appointed auditor can be contacted at the address in paragraph 4 below for this purpose between the above dates only.

 

4. The smaller authority’s AGAR is subject to review by the appointed auditor under the provisions of the Local Audit and Accountability Act 2014, the Accounts and Audit Regulations 2015 and the NAO’s Code of Audit Practice 2015.  The appointed auditor is:

 

PKF Littlejohn LLP (Ref: SBA Team)

15 Westferry Circus

Canary Wharf

London E14 4HD

(sba@pkf-littlejohn.com)

 

5. This announcement is made by (e)      C Loch Clerk

 

ON STREET PARKING RESTRICTIONS TO BE REINTRODUCED ACROSS BUCKINGHAMSHIRE

With the re-opening many shops and businesses on Monday 15 June, road traffic will increase and Buckinghamshire Council will reinstate all of the on-street parking restrictions that were relaxed on 27 March to give key workers easier access to essential services during the coronavirus crisis. Parking enforcement on single yellow lines, limited waiting areas, and residents’ bays will recommence from next Monday.

David Martin, Buckinghamshire Council Cabinet Member for Logistics, said: “Drivers across the county have acted very responsibly over recent weeks whilst on-street parking restrictions have been relaxed. However, with our high streets re-opening and the likelihood of a significant increase in the number of vehicles on the roads, it is necessary to reinstate all parking restrictions from Monday 15 June.

“Enforcement officers will ensure that drivers abide by parking restrictions on our high streets and residential areas; keeping them safer for all road users; and ensuring access for delivery vehicles and emergency services.

“On-street pay and display parking at all 84 Buckinghamshire Council car parks (except country parks) will remain free of charge for a short while longer; and I encourage anyone who has to drive and park, to make use of them.

“As a council, we have made every effort during the last few weeks to support residents in a variety of ways and will continue to do so. If any residents have concerns about parking as we recommence enforcement, please contact: transportforbuckinghamshire@nsl.co.uk or parkingqueries@buckinghamshire.gov.uk or call 0343 208 5544.”

Recycling centres in Bucks have now reached their ‘new normal’ ​

With the reopening of the remaining four of Buckinghamshire’s household recycling centres on May 29 using local traffic control schemes to manage any queuing, the full recycling centre network has now been running for over a week and has settled into its ‘new normal’ mode of operating.

Due to the social distancing requirements, sites can only provide half their usual number of parking spaces. Despite this, across the whole network visitor numbers are only down 20% from usual levels for this time of year. This high level of service is possible because people are finding less busy times when there’s some spare capacity, and they’re also sorting their waste beforehand so that each visit doesn’t take so long.

Bill Chapple OBE, Buckinghamshire Council Cabinet Member for Environment & Climate Change, said: “Our household recycling centres welcomed 70,000 visitors in May, and I’d like to thank residents for adapting to the ‘new normal’ when they visit: for being patient when queuing is necessary, for respecting staff, and for maintaining social distancing when at the site.

“As this is how the sites will be operating for the foreseeable future, I’d ask people to please be considerate of  local residents and businesses, and do their best to avoid times when queues build up and might cause inconvenience – we publish current waiting times for each site on the relevant website page. It’s especially important that people avoid queuing when it might cause a traffic hazard to other road users – please come back another time, or go to a different site if that’s possible.”

To check site waiting times go to the Buckinghamshire Council website.

 

Council Meeting 4th June 7pm – Zoom invitation

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Farmers Market to re-open on Sunday 7th June

WINSLOW FARMERS MARKET

We are pleased to be able to re-open the Farmers Market on Sunday 7th June.

It will however be on a limited scale with the emphasis on food and drink. Trading will be as normal from 10am until 1.30 pm. although the layout will be different to ensure the market is safe.

Do come along to visit many of the usual traders who will welcome your support in these difficult times but we do ask that you observe all the current safety guidelines and observe social distancing. Stewards will be on hand to ensure that numbers on the square are limited so please wait for their guidance when entering the market from the High St. queue.

We hope that before long the market will be back to normal but in the meantime look forward to welcoming you to this transition event.

NOTICE OF CASUAL VACANCY

NOTICE OF VACANCY

 WINSLOW TOWN COUNCIL

 WINSLOW WARD

Local Government Act 1972- Sections 87 and 89

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that due to the resignation of Councillor L Rees a casual vacancy has arisen in the Office of Town Councillor for Winslow Town Council, Winslow Ward.

If by 19th. June a request for an election to fill the vacancy is made in writing to the Returning Officer, Buckinghamshire Council, The Gateway, Gatehouse Road, Aylesbury, Bucks HP19 8FF by TEN electors for the Ward, an election will be held to fill the vacancy, otherwise the vacancy will be filled by co-option.

Please note that if an election is requested, a poll cannot currently take place until 6 May 2021 as a result of the Local Government and Police and Crime Commissioner (Coronavirus) (Postponement of Elections and Referendums) (England and Wales) Regulations 2020 and the Coronavirus Act 2020.

Dated: 1st. June 2020

Signed:

Charles Loch

Clerk

 

 

Road resurfacing works along the A413 Aylesbury Road Winslow

Transport for Buckinghamshire will be carrying out carriageway resurfacing works along the A413 Aylesbury Road Winslow between the junction to Swanbourne and the entrance to Winslow village as part of the Strategic Highway Maintenance Programme.

The works are programmed to take place weeknights between Monday 1st June and Friday 12th June, using a road closure in operation between 7pm and 6am each night.

There will be a signed diversion in place.

Information and updates about the closure will be published on our TfBalerts twitter page, and the Buckinghamshire Council website.

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