ROAD CLOSURE – Winslow Road, Granborough

Buckinghamshire County Council

TEMPORARY TRAFFIC REGULATION ORDER APPLICATION FORM

  1. 1. NAME AND NUMBER OF HIGHWAY AFFECTED Winslow Road

TOWN/PARISH Granborough

If only a section of the road is to be affected, give relevant junctions/distances in metres. Approx 215m.2.

TYPE OF TEMPORARY TRAFFIC RESTRICTION REQUIRED –Road Closure

  1. 2. PERIOD FOR WHICH ORDER IS SOUGHT from 00:00 to 23:59 on 29-31 October 2019 – 3 days
  2. 3. ALTERNATIVE ROUTE FOR AFFECTED USERS East Claydon Road, Winslow Road, Church Way, St Marys Road, Botyl Road, Quainton Road, Claydon Road, Lee Road, Lower Street, The Strand, Blackgrove Road, Oving Road, Pitchcott Hill, Pitchcott Road, Church Lane, BaulkRoad, Bowling Alley.
  3. 4. REASON FOR ORDER New water connection
  4. 5. Will the Emergency Services have access through the closure No

Will Buses have access through the closure No

APPLICANTS FULL NAME AND COMPANY ADDRESS Anglian Water

ROAD CLOSURE – Great Horwood Road

NAME AND NUMBER OF HIGHWAY AFFECTED B4033 Great Horwood Road

 

TOWN/PARISH Winslow

If only a section of the road is to be affected, give relevant junctions/distances in metres. Approx 142m.

 

TYPE OF TEMPORARY TRAFFIC RESTRICTION REQUIRED, Road Closure.

 

PERIOD FOR WHICH ORDER IS SOUGHT from 08:00-19:45 on 28-30 October 20193 days 3.

 

ALTERNATIVE ROUTE FOR AFFECTED USERS Buckingham Road, High Street, Sheep Street, Little Horwood Road, Winslow Road, Church Street, Great Horwood Road, The Green.

 

REASON FOR ORDER New water connection – Anglian Water.

 

Works will be daytime only and the road will be open each evening by 19:45 to accommodate a diversion for a nearby night closure.

 

Will the Emergency Services have access through the closure Yes

 

Will Buses have access through the closure No

 

WHO WILL SUPPLY SIGNING SCHEDULE AND ARRANGE SIGNING OR ROUTE ETC Clancy Traffic Management

ROAD CLOSURE – A413 Winslow Road

NAME AND NUMBER OF HIGHWAY AFFECTED A413 Winslow Road

 

TOWN/PARISH Padbury

 

If only a section of the road is to be affected, give relevant junctions/distances in metres. Approx 100m.

 

  1. TYPE OF TEMPORARY TRAFFIC RESTRICTION REQUIRED, Road Closure

 

  1. PERIOD FOR WHICH ORDER IS SOUGHT from 20:00 to 06:00 on 28 October – 02 November 2019 – 5 days

 

  1. ALTERNATIVE ROUTE FOR AFFECTED USERS Buckingham Road, London Road, Buckingham Ring Road, Bletchley Road, Nash Road, The Green, High Street, Winslow Road, Great Horwood Road.

 

  1. REASON FOR ORDER Trenching for cabling and a new connection. Works will be only between 20:00-06;00 and the closure lifted each day at 06:00

 

  1. Will the Emergency Services have access through the closure Yes

 

Will Buses have access through the closure No

 

  1. WHO WILL SUPPLY SIGNING SCHEDULE AND ARRANGE SIGNING OR ROUTE ETC Kier

APPLICANTS FULL NAME AND COMPANY ADDRESS Paul Manners Western Power Distribution

 

Road Closure – Adstock Fields Farm

  1. NAME AND NUMBER OF HIGHWAY AFFECTED Adstock Fields Farm TOWN/PARISH Adstock    If only a section of the road is to be affected, give relevant junctions/distances in metres. Approx 916m.

 

  1. TYPE OF TEMPORARY TRAFFIC RESTRICTION REQUIRED, Road Closure

 

PERIOD FOR WHICH ORDER IS SOUGHT from 09:30 to 15:30 on 04-10 October 2019 7 days

 

  1. REASON FOR ORDER (Full Description) Insert description Carriageway Repairs

 

  1. Will the Emergency Services have access through the closure Yes

 

Will Buses have access through the closure No

 

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

 

APPLICANTS FULL NAME AND COMPANY ADDRESS Transport for Buckinghamshire

VACANCY IN THE OFFICE OF TOWN COUNCILLOR

 VACANCY IN THE OFFICE OF

TOWN COUNCILLOR

 

Notice is hereby given in accordance with Section 87 (2) of the Local Government Act, 1972 that, due to the resignation of Cllr D Chandler, a casual vacancy has occurred in the office of Councillor for the Town of Winslow.

If any TEN electors for the ward or parish give notice in writing to the Returning Officer by Friday 25th. October 2019 requesting that an election be held, the vacancy will be filled at a by-election.

The Returning Officer is Andrew Grant and his address, to which such notice should be sent is, Electoral Services, The Gateway, Gatehouse Road, Aylesbury, Bucks HP19 8FF

If no such notice is received, the Town Council will, at their meeting in January 2020 (or as soon as possible thereafter) fill the vacancy by co-option of a suitably qualified person.

Dated 4th October  2019

 

Signed Mr Charles Loch  (Town Clerk)

            Winslow Town Council Offices, 28 High Street, Winslow, MK18 3HF

 

  1. Council would be interested to receive expressions of interest from eligible persons who would like to become a co-opted member should no election be called. In order that matters can proceed as quickly as possible any interested parities should write to the Clerk, at the above address outlining why they are interested and what they feel they could offer to the community.  Expressions of interest should be received by the Clerk no later than 2nd. December 2019

 

Winslow Community Library

Joint Statement from Gareth Williams, Cabinet Member for Community Engagement and Public Health and John Chilver, Cabinet Member for Resources.

‘Following last week’s extraordinary meeting of Winslow Town Council, we have jointly agreed to relook at our initial proposals.

While demolition of all the buildings together and using a high-quality temporary building to house the community library closer to the site entrance was a sensible and workable option, we have taken into account the strong views expressed by the Town Council.

As a result, we will now also be looking at an additional option which could retain the current library building for the time being without the need for its demolition. Subject to costs and other practicalities, this option will form part of the overall Winslow Centre development business case to be considered by Cabinet.

We absolutely recognise the library as an important local asset and the firm proposals for it to be Buckinghamshire Council’s new community access point for the Winslow area from April 1st next year confirms that fact.

To further reinforce our commitment, we have exciting plans for the regeneration of the site over the longer term for the benefit of everyone of everyone in the Winslow area. These proposals include new residential and extra care housing, open space provision, community use buildings and of course a brand new state-of-the-art library for everyone to use and enjoy.

Of course in the longer term, if the new development goes ahead, we will need to demolish the library before we construct the new building, so there will always be a time when the library will need to move out of its current location and alternative arrangements provided.’

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Neighbourhood Watch has been warned that some fraudsters are operating in Thames Valley, posing as officials from the Home Office. They have documents with the letterhead Department of Home Affairs and claim to be confirming that everyone has a valid ID for the upcoming Census. They are really attempting to rob homes.

Please be advised that we are told that there is no initiative of this kind from the Government. Please distribute this message to your members. These fraudsters are moving around the area and they look presentable.

Please alert your members, family and friends.

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Brighter future for Thrift Farm – new provider named

Following a full public consultation Buckinghamshire County Council is pleased to name a joint venture between Kids Play and Mead Open Farm as the new provider for services at Thrift Farm.

The new provider was confirmed by the Council’s Cabinet last week [9 September]. To comply with legal requirements the company, known as Provider ‘A’, could not be named until after the 16 September.

The new company formed by Kids Play and Mead Open Farm will use their combined expertise and experience to create a sustainable future for Thrift Farm.

Lin Hazel, Cabinet Member for Health and Wellbeing, said: “We were determined to explore every possible avenue to keep Thrift Farm open. The consultation, while unsettling for service users and their families, was instrumental in keeping the issue high profile and finding a new provider.

“We would like to pay tribute to all who campaigned to keep the farm open and worked with us to find a new provider. There has been a thorough debate on all the business plans put forward to run the service – and we are confident that Kids Play and Mead Open Farm are the best option to secure a bright future for Thrift Farm”.

Kids Play Childcare, based in Milton Keynes, have over 18 years experience providing childcare in OFSTED registered settings throughout the South East. Through their nurseries, pre-schools, after school clubs or activity day camps they provide care for 2,500 children across the Milton Keynes region.

Family business Mead Open Farm in Leighton Buzzard operate a well established children’s farm. Welcoming some 230,000 visitors each year, they are home to over 350 farm animals, run a programme of daily activities and an active year round event schedule.

Paul Sharp, Managing Director of Kids Play, said: “Families have confidence in Kids Play Childcare, often starting with us as babies and continuing with us through to Primary School at our After School Clubs or Activity Day Camps. Taking over Thrift Farm means we can develop and extend our range of services.”

This sentiment was mirrored by Matt Heast, owner of Mead Open Farm: “Thrift Farm has its own special charm and it’s important the changes we make retain this. We look forward to bringing our animal handling expertise and visitor attraction experience to Thrift for the benefit of everyone”.

Their ‘winning’ business case includes keeping the farm open to the public and providing an adult day service – alongside a café, retail shop and farm family attraction.

Paul Sharp continues: “We are very excited about this opportunity and look forward to using our expertise in education and care, combined with Mead Open Farm’s farming, animal activities and attraction knowledge. We want to maintain the uniqueness of the farm and all future developments will be done for the benefit of everyone – including better opportunities for adult clients with learning difficulties.”

The new company and the Council are keen to reassure current service users and their families that there will be no sudden changes to their circumstances, with Lin Hazell saying: “We are keen to work closely with service users, their families and staff to ensure a smooth transition over to Kids Play and Mead Open Farm.”

A meeting to discuss next steps with them has been planned for September 2019.

Service users and clients were in a celebratory mood when told that Thrift Farm would continue under the Kids Play Childcare and Mead Open Farm Joint Venture. Most said they felt happy but relieved with the news and were now planning a party to celebrate.

Glen, who works with the farm animals as well as having a paid week-end job at the farm, said: “Thanks to everyone who campaigned. I’m glad the farm is staying open. I get to keep my job!”

Helen, who has been attending the farm for 14 years and works in the cafe, said: “I am happy the Farm won’t close. We can stop worrying now. I love my job working in the cafe. I like cooking, making cheese scones and pastry, I have learnt how to use equipment and can use the cash register. The staff help us.”

Daniel, has worked as a service user at the Farm for over four years and carries a range of jobs looking after the park and animals, said: “I’m really pleased that the Farm won’t close. It’s a relief for everyone. I’m looking forward to finding out what the new people will do.”

Rachel, a staff member at Thrift Farm who works closely with the adults who have a learning disability, said: “I am utterly thrilled to hear the news that the Farm has been saved. It is a huge relief for both clients and staff who have worked tirelessly to remain positive throughout this process. I am super excited for what the future holds!”

In total the Council received three business plans to run Thrift Farm, each were carefully considered before Kids Play and Mead Open Farm were selected as the preferred provider.

The Cabinet report, meeting webcast and details of the decision can be found here https://democracy.buckscc.gov.uk/ieListDocuments.aspx?CId=124&MId=11084&Ver=4

Have your say on the proposed council tax scheme for the new Buckinghamshire Council

Have your say on the proposed council tax scheme for the new Buckinghamshire Council

In a consultation launched today, 14 August 2019, residents are being asked for their views on how the new Buckinghamshire council will support people on low incomes with their council tax bills through a new Council Tax Reduction (Support) Scheme.  The changes are being discussed as the five councils prepare to become one, new council from 1 April 2020.

 

Currently the four district councils, Aylesbury Vale, Chiltern, South Bucks and Wycombe, offer different levels of council tax support across Buckinghamshire, through the Council Tax Reduction Scheme.

However, from 1 April 2020, there will be one council for Buckinghamshire, so the proposal is to have one scheme for the whole of the county meaning people in the same situation are treated consistently and fairly wherever they live.

The proposal brings the four current schemes together in the most effective way, with the least amount of change for those currently receiving a reduction in their council tax bill while making sure the new scheme is affordable for the new council.

Council tax support is offered to people of working age on low incomes who are eligible for a reduction in their council tax based on their financial situation. This includes vulnerable people such as people who receive qualifying disability benefit and single parents with a child/children under 5. The proposed scheme does not affect pensioners who will continue to receive the same level of council tax reduction as directed by Government.

Many people will see little or no changes, but combining four schemes into one does mean there will be some differences.

Martin Tett, Leader of the Shadow Executive, said: “When we are one council it’s important that there isn’t a postcode lottery on the help our residents can get. We want a fair approach that offers residents the same level of support with their council tax bills no matter where they live in the county.”

To find out more and have your say, visit https://shadow.buckinghamshire.gov.uk/consultations/counciltaxreduction

County Roads

APPROVED for Immediate Release

 

Give us your views on roads

 

Buckinghamshire County Council (BCC) is seeking the opinions of residents on the county’s road system in a new online survey that will provide information that will inform the council’s strategic highways planning.

This online survey is open to all residents, and is in addition to the annual National Highways and Transportation (NHT) survey which was sent to 3,300 randomly selected households in Buckinghamshire during June.

Through this survey, BCC will be taking a deeper look at two of the key NHT questions which concern ‘Road Condition’ and ‘Road Congestion’. The opinions collected through this survey will be used to supplement the information obtained via the NHT.

Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member for Transportation Mark Shaw said: “when we look at the combined results of these two surveys, we can really start to build a picture of how the public views and rates our services. This will assist both Buckinghamshire County Council with transport planning and Transport for Buckinghamshire – the strategic highway maintenance arm of the organisation – with advising us on where the roads budget is best spent each year.

“We really value the views of our residents, and this additional questionnaire will give us a better understanding of any issues respondents are experiencing with road condition and road congestion.”

The survey will remain open to the residents of Buckinghamshire until 30 September 2019. It takes under five minutes to complete and is open to all residents even if they have responded to the initial NHT survey received last month.  The results will be made available on the BCC website in the autumn this year.

Complete the survey here:

www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/BCCtransportsurvey2019

 

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