Re-opening of Playground and Gym

The playground and outdoor gym will re-open from Saturday July11th.  Please observe the following.

Corona Virus 19

Use of the Playground and Gym.

For your safety and the enjoyment of all could we please ask for your co-operation in following the government guidelines by:

  • Do not enter if you have any Covid 19 symptoms.
  • Bring disinfectant wipes or hand sanitiser to clean hands and surfaces when using the equipment, and any coughs and sneezes should be caught in a tissue or the crook of the elbow and then the tissues disposed of responsibly.
  • Leave the equipment as clean as possible
  • All children must be supervised and preferably by just one adult.
  • Adults should consider wearing a mask.
  • If the area is crowded wait for others to leave before entering. If there is a queue waiting, restrict the time for your visit.
  • At all times respect social distancing and supervise children to avoid crowding on the equipment.
  • Observe government guidelines for any underlying medical condition.

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.

Winslow Framer Markets to Re-open on Sunday June 7th

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.

VACANCY For TOWN COUNCILLORS

WINSLOW TOWN COUNCIL
28 High Street, Winslow, MK18 3HF – Tel 01296 712448
Email – clerk@winslowtowncouncil.gov.uk

VACANCY For TOWN COUNCILLORS

Winslow needs Councillors

We need to co-opt a further two members as soon as possible in order to effectively and efficiently transact business and fully represent all resident and business interests in the town. No particular experience or expertise is needed to fulfil the role but a keen interest in the community, enthusiasm and commitment to “make a difference” locally are the most important attributes.

It is not essential to be a resident of Winslow. If your employment is in Winslow, you are on the electoral register, or you live within 3 miles, you may apply.

Please email or write to the Clerk with a brief CV and statement of what you can offer the community.

The closing date for applications to the Clerk is Friday 22nd.May 2020. Contact details are as above.

Vacancy For Town Councillors

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 H Morton and Councillor H Chambers casual vacancies have arisen in the Office of Town Councillor for Winslow Town Council, Winslow Ward.

If by 22nd May 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. May 2020

Signed:

Charles Loch
Clerk

Winslow Town Council
28 High St.
Winslow
Bucks MK18 3HF

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

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)

Statement from AVDC on Unitary Authority

Statement from AVDC on Unitary Authority

 

Today the Secretary of State James Brokenshire has announced his decision on the way forward for local government in Buckinghamshire – and it is a district-led single unitary council.

 

We and the other district councils have issued the following press release:

 

We are disappointed that the Secretary of State, James Brokenshire, has announced he is supporting a new single unitary district council that will cover the whole of Buckinghamshire, excluding Milton Keynes.

 

The Secretary of State has previously stated there was a need to ensure broad consensus and we do not believe this has been achieved with the new single unitary district proposal.

 

All four district councils, as well as many key stakeholders, firmly believe that the two unitary authority approach, based on the two different economic geographies in Buckinghamshire, is the best option for protecting, delivering and transforming the services needed both now and in the future.

 

We will now be considering our position, seeking further advice and reviewing the options available to us.

 

We will provide more information in due course but in the meantime if you have any queries, please email unitary@aylesburyvaledc.gov.uk

 

Angela Macpherson

Leader of Aylesbury Vale District Council

Government gives green light to unitary council

Historic day for Buckinghamshire’ as Government gives green light to unitary council

 

A brand new county-wide unitary council will be established in Buckinghamshire, the Government confirmed today.

The announcement by Secretary of State James Brokenshire has been hailed as a ‘truly historic day’ by County Council leader Martin Tett.

 

The new council, which will replace the county council and four districts, will be simpler, better value and more local to Buckinghamshire communities than the current two-tier system, ultimately moving to a more sustainable future for the county.

Services which complement one another but are currently divided between the district and county councils such as bin collections, waste disposal, planning and roads, would be brought together under the single unitary council, resulting in more efficient, joined-up services for residents.

 

The Secretary of State said in his statement: “Having assessed both proposals against the criteria that we announced to the House on 28 February 2017 (PQ 65271), I have concluded that whilst both proposals meet the criterion for a “good deal of local support”, only the proposal for a single unitary council satisfies the criteria for “improving local government” and for “being a credible geography” and that in any event the proposal for a single unitary council is better able to meet the criteria overall.

 

“Accordingly, I am today announcing that I have decided to implement, subject to Parliamentary approval, the locally-led proposal to replace the existing five councils across Buckinghamshire – the two tier structure of Buckinghamshire County Council and the district councils of Aylesbury Vale, Chiltern, South Bucks and Wycombe – by one new single unitary district council, and that I have decided not to implement the proposal for two new unitary councils.”

 

View the Secretary of State’s full statement at: https://www.parliament.uk/business/publications/written-questions-answers-statements/written-statement/Commons/2018-11-01/HCWS1058/ 

County Council leader Martin Tett said: “This is a truly historic day for Buckinghamshire. The announcement paves the way for a brand new council, fit for the future, created by combining the best of both county and district councils. This new council will be simpler, better value and more local to our residents. It will also have more clout to face head-on the great strategic challenges facing the county over the coming decades.

 

“There has been robust debate over the last couple of years over how best to modernise Buckinghamshire’s out-dated two-tier system. Everyone has agreed that a change to a unitary form of governance is the only way forward.

 

“Now a decision has been made it is the time to put the past behind us and work together, to build the better future Buckinghamshire’s residents deserve.

 

“There are a number of issues we will need to agree with Government, and I look forward to giving you further details as these become known over the coming weeks.”

View Martin Tett’s video message to residents at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zl_31giSjLw&feature=youtu.be

For more information on the business case for a single unitary council visit www.futurebucks.co.uk

 

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

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