Coronavirus – Emergency Measures for Allotment Holders

Covid 19 Emergency Measures

Following the instructions around movement and gatherings from the Prime Minister on 23 March 2020, we are consulting with central government but as we understand the situation at the moment it is still permitted to visit your plot, to take daily exercise on their own or with members of your household. It is vitally important that you follow all the advice about social distancing and hygiene in the points below and not gather together on site.

Any plot-holder who is self isolating because a household member is ill with corona-virus should not be visiting the site.

Associations should display an advice notice on their boards. It is important that anyone attending the allotment takes care to stay the appropriate distance from others, avoid body contact and wash hands at taps, do not wash hands or use detergents in the water tanks and please pay attention to notice boards.

It is essential that no un-authorised people are allowed onto the plots for the duration of this emergency, if you do wish to bring someone to assist with work on the plot, please ensure that that this is notified either to Secretary or Site Manager.  Careful consideration should be given to introducing anyone over 70, those with underlying illness or pregnant women.

We are living through a crisis, the likes of which none of us has experienced before, not since war time has the community spirit that exists on allotment sites been more important.  Please remember to look out for one another during these very difficult times.

Members should take the following precautionary measures :

  • Keep hand sanitiser in your shed and wash your hands regularly
  • Use hand sanitiser before opening and closing any gate locks
  • DO NOT gather together for a chat even if you are 2 metres apart.
  • Observe “Social Distancing” with each other 2-3 metres
  • If you take your children to the plot, ensure that they stay within its confines and do not run around on communal paths and spaces.
  • Do not share tools
  • Minimise the contact with each other for example no handshakes
  • Do not wash your hands in water troughs

Winslow Farmers Market Cancelled Indefinitely

Winslow Farmers Market cancelled indefinitely

We regret that the monthly Winslow Farmers Market has been cancelled indefinitely because of the difficulty of  managing  the number of stalls and  meeting Government guidelines.

We look forward to welcoming you back to the market again when the current crisis is over.

 

Coronavirus – Closure of Office

CORONAVIRUS

We regret that in these difficult times we will not be opening the office to the public although all functions will continue to operate as normally as possible.

However, you can contact us by leaving a message on the answerphone, by email or a note through the letter box.

Telephone  01296 712448

Email   clerk@winslowtowncouncil.gov.uk             

 

ROAD CLOSURE – A413 Aylesbury

NAME AND NUMBER OF HIGHWAY AFFECTED A413 Buckingham Road , Aylesbury

TYPE OF TEMPORARY TRAFFIC RESTRICTION REQUIRED –  Road Closure

PERIOD FOR WHICH ORDER IS SOUGHT –

Works will take place between 09:30-15:00 – 10th March 2020 – 13th March 2020

 ALTERNATIVE ROUTE FOR AFFECTED USERS Closure: A413 Buckingham Road Affected Streets: Buckingham Road, High Street, Hurdlesgrove Hill, Winslow Road, Aylesbury Road, Sheep Street, London Road, Buckingham Ring Road, Tingewick Road, Tingewick Bypass, Part Of A4221 Bicester Road, Field Street, Queens Avenue, St Johns Street, Kings End, Oxford Road, Part Of A41 Through Bicester, Aylesbury Road A41, Blackthorn Hill, Bicester Road, Haydon Road, Weedon Road and vice versa

Will the Emergency Services have access through the closure Yes

Will Buses have access through the closure No

REASON FOR ORDER Retexturing Works

 

WHO WILL SUPPLY SIGNING SCHEDULE AND ARRANGE SIGNING OR ROUTE ETC? TfB

Strategy for 2050 – Public Meeting

Please find below an updated list of public meetings that officers will be attending as part of the engagement period for the draft Milton Keynes Strategy for 2050.  The format for these sessions is a 20-30 minute presentation, followed by plenty of time for questions and comments.  The dates have been advertised on our website at https://www.mkfutures2050.com/strategy-for-2050-engagement-page and through our Facebook page and other social media.

Stony Stratford – Stony Stratford Library, 5-7 Church Street, Stony Stratford, MK11 1BD

Monday 24th February 2020, 7.00pm – 8.30pm

Newton Longville – Longueville Hall, Whaddon Road, Newton Longville, MK17 0AT

Tuesday 25th February 2020, 6.30pm – 8.00pm

Winslow – St Laurence Room, Market Square, Winslow, MK18 3AB

Tuesday 3rd March 2020, 7.00pm – 8.30pm

Moulsoe – Millennium Hall, Cranfield Road, Moulsoe, MK16 0HB

Thursday 5th March 2020, 7.00pm – 8.30pm

Central Milton Keynes – Room 1.02, Civic Offices, 1 Saxon Gate East, Central Milton Keynes, MK9 3EJ

Monday 9th March 2020, 6.30pm – 8.00pm

Bletchley – Bletchley Library, Westfield Road, Bletchley, MK2 2RA

Wednesday 11th March 2020, 6.30pm – 8.00pm

Great Linford – Great Linford House, 1 St Leger Court, Great Linford, MK15 5HA

Tuesday 17th March 2020, 6.30pm – 8.00pm

Workshop hosted by Community Action:MK and MK College – booking via Eventbrite – MK College, Chaffron Way Campus, Leadenhall, MK6 5LP

Thursday 19th March 2020, 2pm

Castlethorpe – Village Hall, North Street, Castlethorpe, MK19 7EU

Thursday 19th March 2020, 7.30pm – 9.00pm

Cranfield – Holywell School, Red Lion Close, Cranfield, MK43 0JA

Tuesday 24th March 2020, 7.30pm – 9.00pm

Walnut Tree – MK Snap, 20 Bourton Low, Walnut Tree, MK7 7DE

Wednesday 25th March 2020, 6.30pm – 8.00pm

Woburn Sands – Memorial Hall, High Street, Woburn Sands, MK17 8SD

Thursday 26th March 2020, 7.30pm – 9.00pm

East West Rail – Reopening of Bicester to Bletchley Railway Line

 

Winslow Town Council welcomes the Secretary of State for Transport’s recent approval of the plans to reopen the railway line between Bicester and Bletchley, and between Aylesbury Vale Parkway and Claydon Junction, as part of the East West Rail project.  The reopened lines will connect the current Oxford to Bicester line and the Marston Vale (Bletchley to Bedford) Line, as well as providing a link between Aylesbury and Milton Keynes, allowing a number of new train services to be introduced.

 

When the new line is complete (currently first services are expected to run from December 2023) it is expected to carry half-hourly services between Oxford and Milton Keynes, hourly between Oxford and Bedford and hourly between Aylesbury and Milton Keynes, with all trains serving the new Winslow Station.

 

Winslow Town Council also welcomes the Government’s agreement to the recent announcement of the preferred route for an extension of East West Rail from Bedford to Cambridge via Cambourne, with a station connecting with services on the East Coast Main Line, as well as onward connections from Cambridge to other parts of East Anglia.

 

More details of the project can be found on the Network Rail and East West Rail websites:

 

Network Rail – EWR

 

East West Rail

JOINT STATEMENT: HS2 go-ahead is the wrong decision

Joint statement in response to the HS2 announcement from Martin Tett, Leader Buckinghamshire County Council, and Angela Macpherson, Leader Aylesbury Vale District Council

‘The wrong decision, not just for Buckinghamshire but the country’.

This was the view of  Buckinghamshire Leaders Martin Tett, Leader of Buckinghamshire County Council and Angela Macpherson, Leader of Aylesbury Vale District Council to the news of the Government’s decision to continue with High Speed 2.

“We have consistently opposed this scheme for over ten years. This is not just on environmental grounds but most importantly because the business case has never stacked up and still doesn’t. The cost of HS2 has sky rocketed since it was originally proposed just as we predicted. The astronomic costs to the taxpayer would be far better spent on improving commuter lines into our major cities and linking our northern towns and cities as a key part of levelling up the country as promised by the Government.

“The proposal in the leaked Oakervee Report to provide for a station in rural north Buckinghamshire is neither welcome nor wanted. We long ago argued that, if there were a station, it should be at Aylesbury to help existing residents – not one that would ruin the countryside.”

24 hour traffic lights for Eastern Link Road junction work

24 hour traffic lights for Eastern Link Road junction work

Contractors working on the new junction for Aylesbury’s Eastern Link Road say that temporary traffic lights will need to be in place 24 hours a day for three weeks from Monday 17 February to complete the works.

The A418 Aylesbury Road junction at Bierton and the northern section of the link road are being constructed by Barratt/David Wilson Homes as part of the new Kingsbrook housing development.

The developers have requested an extension to their permit to allow temporary lights to remain 24 hours a day, along with two overnight closures. They say unforseen circumstances have made it impossible for their contractors, ECL Civil Engineering, to complete the work without extending traffic control.

The 24 hour temporary lights will be manually operated, to balance traffic flows and minimise congestion, from Monday 17 February to Monday 9 March. The two overnight closures will run from 7pm on Friday 20 March to 5am on Saturday 21 March, and again from 7pm on the Saturday to 5am on Sunday 22 March. An alternative route will be signed.

Mark Shaw, Buckinghamshire County Council Deputy Leader and Transport Cabinet Member said: “Very reluctantly, we’ve agreed to the request from Barratt’s contractors, to enable them to finish the job. I do appreciate this will inconvenience drivers, and I apologise for this, and we’ve stipulated one of those weeks must fall within the half-term holiday to minimise the impact.

“We’re expecting contractors to be working continuously, to make best use of the time,  and our highways officers will be monitoring the situation closely.”

Jo Alden, Technical Director at Barratt and David Wilson Homes North Thames, said: “We would like to apologise to all those that may be affected by this change and offer our assurance that when in operation, the traffic signals will be permanently manned in order to minimise the disruption caused.”

Prior to the two night closures, letters will be delivered to residents of Rowsham Lane and Hulcott Lane detailing the work, the traffic management arrangements, and from which direction to get to and from their homes.

WINSLOW ANNUAL CHRISTMAS FAYRE Thursday 28th November 5.30pm to 8.30pm

WINSLOW ANNUAL     

CHRISTMAS FAYRE

Thursday 28th November

5.30pm to 8.30pm

In the Market Square

LIGHTS SWITCHED ON AT 6.00PM

                                                  

 

FATHER CHRISTMAS WILL BE IN THE SQUARE TO DISTRIBUTE GIFTS TO CHILDREN UNDER EIGHT

 REAL REINDEER

FESTIVE FOOD AND DRINK, FUN RIDES, SHOP FOR GIFTS

MUSIC

(LOCAL SHOPS WILL ALSO BE OPEN)

In the Market Square

LIGHTS SWITCHED ON AT 6.00PM

                                                  

 

FATHER CHRISTMAS WILL BE IN THE SQUARE TO DISTRIBUTE GIFTS TO CHILDREN UNDER EIGHT

 REAL REINDEER

FESTIVE FOOD AND DRINK, FUN RIDES, SHOP FOR GIFTS

MUSIC

(LOCAL SHOPS WILL ALSO BE OPEN)

Temporary Road Closure

BUCKINGHAMSHIRE COUNTY COUNCIL have hereby given notice that, Western Power new connection works take place and it is anticipated that the works will commence on 23 November 2019 and will take approximately 2 days between 00:00 and 23:59 each day to complete.

 

BUCKINGHAMSHIRE COUNTY COUNCIL intend to make an Order which will temporarily prohibit any vehicle from proceeding, except for access, in that length of Verney Road, Addington, which commences at a point located outside Bridge Farm House a distance of approximately 100 metres.

 

The alternative route for vehicles affected by the closure will be via Burleys Road, Granborough Road, East Claydon Road, Winslow Road, Church Way, St Marys Road, Sandhill Road.

 

The Order will come into operation on 23 November 2019 when the appropriate signs are lawfully displayed and will continue for a period not exceeding eighteen months or until the said works have been completed whichever is the earlier.

 

Penalties for not observing these restrictions will be as prescribed by the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 and the Road Traffic Act 1991.

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