East West Rail – Council Objection to TWAO

 

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Buckingham – Winslow Cycleway Extension (Phase 1) Construction

Introduction

The project team has been working hard with Transport for Buckinghamshire and after 6 weeks, phase 1 of the Buckingham to Winslow cycleway extension scheme is now substantially complete. The scheme will complete the link between Winslow and Buckingham town centres.

The construction works for phase 1 of the scheme started on 23/07/18 and has been carried out at various sites in Buckingham including the Badgers Estate, Bourton Road and in Bourton Park to create the new formal route connecting into the back of Cornwall’s Meadow car park.

Works completed between 13/08/18 and 07/09/18
1.     Stratford Road: Completion of Stratford Road Link throughout, with remedial soil & seeding  (13/08/18 – 25/08/18)

2.     Installation of new sign posts (only) along the route of phase 1 (17/08/18 – 24/08/18)

3.     Line Marking works & Red surface treatment (07/09/18)

Remaining phase 1 works

The following works for phase 1 are planned to take place in due course.

1.     Undertake remedial works,

2.     Install new Road signs,

3.     Undertake Road Safety Audit Stage 3, after scheme completion.

We are now working on phase 2 of the scheme – shared cycle-footway on the western side of A413 London Road providing connections to the Swan Pool, The Buckingham School and The Royal Latin School.

The public consultation of phase 2 was undertaken during 22/06/18 and 04/08/18. All comments received during the consultation period have been evaluated.

A Cabinet Member report for phase 2 is being produced as part of the final decision process. The report will set out the general outcome and support for phase 2 and will be published on the  Buckinghamshire County Council website in October / November 2018.

Cambridge – Milton Keynes – Oxford Expressway Corridor B announcement

 

Cambridge – Milton Keynes – Oxford Expressway Corridor B announcement

Highways England has today announced that Corridor B is its preferred route for the proposed Cambridge – Milton Keynes – Oxford Expressway, following a programme of stakeholder engagement. This is the first of a number of key decisions that will be taken in respect of this locally and nationally important project. Aylesbury Vale District Council (AVDC) says today’s announcement is important in helping us to start to understand more about the government’s plan for the area and to continue to work with partners to understand the potential implications with its members, local communities and partners.

The expressway is just one of the components of the government’s strategy for the Cambridge – Milton Keynes – Oxford growth corridor and is of great relevance to our residents and businesses as approximately 70% of the new road will pass through Aylesbury Vale.

The Leader of the Council, Councillor Angela Macpherson, said:

“Today’s announcement provides clarity on the government’s preferred corridor. Whilst this is a scheme of national importance, it is essential that Highways England engages with us and our communities in the critical next stage of this project that will be focused on determining the detailed route within the identified corridor.

 

“We now need to take time to properly assess and understand the corridor decision and discuss the implications with our local communities, members and partners, in particular, Buckinghamshire County Council. This cannot be another HS2, and we will press the government to understand the benefits this infrastructure can bring to the Vale

. “The government has identified that the expressway can help to unlock growth across the corridor and we want to work with government to help shape good growth and create successful and sustainable places with our local communities.”

More information on the expressway can be found at: Highways England https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/highways-england DfT https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/department-for-transport AVDC https://democracy.aylesburyvaledc.gov.uk/ieListDocuments.aspx?CId=133&MID=2473#AI3214

Annual Governance & Accountability Return for the year ended 31 March 2018

 

Winslow Town Council

Notice of Conclusion of Audit

 

Annual Governance & Accountability Return for the year ended 31 March 2018

 

Sections 20(2) and 25 of the local ~Audit and Accountability Act 2014

 

Accounts and Audit Regulations 2015 (S1 2015/234)

 

  1. The audit of accounts for Winslow Town Council for the year ended 31 March 2018 has been completed and the accounts have been published.

 

  1. The Annual Governance & Accountability Return is available for inspection by any local government elector of the area of Winslow Town Council on application to

 

The Clerk

Between the hours of 9.30am and 12.30pm Tuesday to Thursday.

 

  1. Copies of the Annual Return will be provided to any person on payment of £1 for each copy.

 

Announcement made by:  The Clerk

Date of Announcement:    12th. September 2018

Events Tuesday 11th September. Meeting Cancelled

Events  Meeting        Tuesday  11th September.

 

Meeting Cancelled

A revised date will be set in due course.

Carriageway Surfacing Schemes – Surface Dressing Programme

 

180104 – A413 Buckingham Road, Winslow – 30MPH sign to Addington Junction (13/09/18 to 14/09/2018)

Installation of road studs using ‘stop and go’ traffic management between 09:30 and 15:30hrs.

 

180102 – A413 Buckingham Road, Hardwick – New Road to Bushmead Road (14/09/18 to 15/09/2018)

Installation of road studs using ‘stop and go’ traffic management between 09:30 and 15:30hrs.

Virtual permits for on-street parking

News from Buckinghamshire County Council

On the 27 September 2018 Transport for Buckinghamshire (TfB) will launch ‘virtual permits’ for on-street parking, along with online applications for all other permit types. The new virtual permits will reduce the time it takes to apply for, and receive, a permit – currently, it can take up to 14 working days to receive a permit, but a virtual permit becomes live as soon as it is approved. Enforcement officers will know instantly if a vehicle has an active permit via their handheld devices.

Virtual permits will be available for all types of on-street parking. This means that people will no longer have to display a permit when parking a car in a permitted area anywhere in Buckinghamshire. This includes resident permits, dispensations and carer permits, as well as other types of on street parking permits.

Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member for Transportation Mark Shaw said: “This advance in technology means that it will be quicker and easier to apply for a permit, as the application process will be simplified. Requests for permits and any changes made to existing permits will be effective immediately and, better still, they’re environmentally friendly as there is no paper or printing involved.”

In order to access virtual permits, customers will have to register for a free account from which they can apply for all types of permits. It is recognised that some residents may have issues relating to internet access, so alternatives will be put in place to ensure they can still obtain the virtual permits.

All current permit holders are being written to with further details.

Types of permit:

Resident Permits
These are for customers who reside in the Controlled Parking Zone. To obtain one of these permits the customer has to provide evidence of the following:
Proof of Residence
Proof of Ownership

Visitors Vouchers

Operational Permits
These permits are issued to a health visitor and must be used for domicile visits only. A form must be completed and signed off by the applicants Practice Manager.

Carer Permits
This permit is issued to a resident who requires daily help. The help is normally a family member/s, friend or carer. A form must be completed and a doctors letter is required with proof of residency.

Dispensations

Suspensions

 

 

 

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Council to consult on ‘realistic’ options to make household recycling centres affordable.

An eight week consultation starts today (August 28) to hear the public’s views on a series of proposed cost-saving and future growth measures to make the County’s household recycling centres (local tips) affordable for the future.

The ten centres are well used and extremely popular, however, the County Council is having to reduce costs across all its services as funding reductions in the public sector continue to bite.

National figures show that in comparison with other areas, Buckinghamshire has a much higher number of sites serving its population. In addition, centres currently take certain waste like rubble, soil, plasterboard and car tyres for free where other Councils make a variety of disposal charges.

Buckinghamshire County Council Cabinet Member for Planning and Environment, Bill Chapple OBE said the review was a ‘reluctant but necessary step’.

He said: “We have an extremely tough budget to meet from April 2019 onwards and this means facing up to some difficult decisions. There definitely needs to be changes, but my overall aim is to retain a service that still works for the majority of people going forward.

“Looking at all the data available, the responses to our user surveys and what other councils do, and bearing in mind the views of residents at four focus groups we held in July, there are some preferred options that we are setting out in the consultation. Realistically, without these, we’re not going to get anywhere near our financial savings target.

“For example, there is a proposal to permanently close at least one site, with the preferred option being Bledlow. We are also including other proposals for closing two sites, Bledlow and Burnham, and to bring in selected weekday closures on days when the sites at Burnham, Chesham and Aylesbury (Rabans Lane) are less used.

“We’re also proposing to introduce charging at all sites for specific waste that we don’t legally have to accept for free. I completely understand that people don’t like being faced with extra charges, however, I have taken into account the fact that less than a third of waste falls into this category, so the charges won’t affect everyone and it also brings us into line with what other councils do.

“Of course, there are other areas where we have genuine choice and that’s where an open and honest consultation is so important. For example, we’re looking for views on which two weekdays people would prefer Burnham (if this site remains open), Chesham and Aylesbury (Rabans Lane) to be closed, and also what Buckinghamshire residents think about people from outside the county using our recycling centres, which is of course an extra cost to local county taxpayers.”

The Council also plans to extend the operation of reuse shops (currently at Aston Clinton and High Wycombe and run by South Bucks Hospice) so more can berecycled and sold with the money going to charity.

Bill added: “I hope people will see the reasons for the changes I have to bring in and I look forward to hearing views on the areas where there is genuine and open choice.”

The consultation runs until midnight on Monday, October 22. Access to the online survey and supporting information is available at www.buckscc.gov.uk/hrc-review  A series of drop-in events is also planned in local libraries so people can find out more details about the proposals.

Following the consultation, final decisions are expected to be made by the Cabinet later in the year.

The schedule of ‘drop-in’ events is as follows:

Bucks County Show (BCC stand) – Thursday, August 30 – 8am-6pm
High Wycombe library – Friday, September 7 – 10am-1pm
Princes Risborough library – Tuesday, September 11 – 10am-1pm
Aylesbury Library (currently in the study centre) Thursday, September 20 – 10am-1pm
Buckingham library – Wednesday, September 26 – 10am-1pm
Burnham library – Thursday, October 4 – 10am-1pm
Chesham library – Monday, October 8 – 2-5pm
Beaconsfield library – 11th Oct – 10am-1pm

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Singing for the Brain®

 Alzheimer’s Society Singing for the Brain is a social activity for people with dementia and their carers enabling them to express themselves and sing with others in a similar situation. Even when many memories are hard to retrieve, music can sometimes still be recalled – if only for a short while. The sessions help people with dementia communicate improving their mood and leaving them feeling good about themselves. For people who would like to come to the group for the first time, please contact the local Alzheimer’s Society office on 01296 331722

Buckingham   – Second and fourth Tuesday of the Month 2.15-4pm

Buckingham Community Centre, Cornwalls Meadow, Buckingham, MK18 1RP

14 and 28 August, 11 and 25 September

ROAD CLOSURE – Granborough Road, Winslow

Road to be closed in two phases: PHASE 1 FROM 28/08/-29/08 closed between Hogshaw Road and East Claydon Road Winslow.

PHASE 2 30/08 closed between Hogshaw road and Green End Granborough.

Closures from 07.30am to 16.30pm

ALTERNATIVE ROUTE FOR AFFECTED USERS

Phase 1 Hogshaw Road, Granborough, Granborough Road Hogshaw, Quaintain Road, Botolph Claydon, Botyl Road, St Mary’s Road

East Claydon, Winslow Road East Claydon, East Claydon Road, Winslow and vice versa.

Phase 2 Green End Granborough, Christmas Goes Lane Swanbourne, Aylesbury Road Swanbourne, Aylesbury Road Winslow,

Sheep Street Winslow, High Street Winslow, Vicarage Road Winslow, Burleys Road Winslow, Granborough Road Winslow, Winslow Road Granborough and vice versa.

REASON FOR ORDER

URGENT ROAD CLOSURE REQUIRED FOR CARRIAGEWAY PLANE & PATCH WORKS TO FAILED SECTIONS OF CARRIAGEWAY. THERE IS INSUFFICIENT REMAINING CARRIAGEWAY WIDTH FOR SHUTTLE LANE WORKING. ROAD CLOSURE REQUIRED FOR OPERATIVE SAFETY. THIS WORK WILL BE UNDERTAKEN IN 2 PHASES.

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