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Padbury Pavilion Opening Event / Annual Parish Meeting - 20th May

14

May 2024

Padbury Parish Council would like to acknowledge the following organisations and thank them for their financial support by awarding grants for some of the works carried out to complete the extension and refurbishment of Padbury Pavilion:

Buckinghamshire Council Community Boards

The National Lottery Community Fund

Gawcott Fields Community Solar


The opening of the pavilion will take place on Monday 20th May from 6pm – 8pm. All residents are welcome to attend. This will be combined with the Annual Parish Meeting.

The Annual Parish Meeting is a meeting for residents to update them on what’s happening in the village with reports from village organisations.

This event will give residents an opportunity to have a first look around the building. We expect that several village groups will be in attendance. There will be a brief period of parish business at the start.

Best Kept Village Competition 2024

13

May 2024

Our entry has been submitted for this year’s Best Kept Village Competition. The judging period will take place between 1st June and 14th July. Communal areas will be judged as well as verges, hedges, and flower beds so please help us work together to show Padbury at its very best.


www.bucksbkv.co.uk 






Upcoming roadworks

10

May 2024

UPCOMING ROADWORKS

Lenborough Road, Gawcott

Road closure from 09:30 to 15:30 on the 13th to 16th May 2024 - Openreach cabling works. Road will be closed between 09:30-15:30 only each day.


Please visit the One Network website for details - one.network


Buckinghamshire Highways:

Customer Service Centre, Monday to Friday Tel: 01296 382416

Out of hours emergencies Tel: 01296 486630

Neighbourhood Plan

05

April 2024

A neighbourhood plan for Padbury?

In the December/January edition of the Padbury Pump the Parish Council set out what a neighbourhood plan is and how it is produced.

To recap, a neighbourhood plan:

· sets out planning policies for the neighbourhood area – which, in conjunction with county-wide policies, are used to decide planning applications in the village.

· is written by the local community, the people who know the area, rather than Buckinghamshire Council.

· Is a tool to assist the community to get the right type of development in the right place.

The article included details of three sites in Padbury where developers have already indicated they would like to build at some point in the future.

Although neighbourhood plans have to be initiated by a ‘qualifying body’, which includes a Parish Council, this does not mean that Padbury Parish Council has to or can do all the work. The view of the council in that article was that a neighbourhood plan is a community effort and needs to be produced by the residents of the village. A range of skills is required, for example in drafting surveys, raising funds, report writing, planning law etc. The council considered that a working group of at least 10 people was needed so that all the work did not fall on a few people.

The article called for volunteers and thank you to the two residents who did put their names forward. However, in view of this response, at its February meeting, the council decided that it would take no further action about a neighbourhood plan. If more people do come forward then this can possibly be reconsidered.

Community Speedwatch Group

04

April 2024

PADBURY COMMUNITY SPEEDWATCH GROUP

· DO YOU HAVE A COUPLE OF SPARE HOURS A MONTH?

· WOULD YOU LIKE TO HELP TACKLE THE PROBLEM OF SPEEDING WITHIN PADBURY?

If you have answered YES to the above, then please get in touch and join the existing volunteers of the Padbury Community Speedwatch Group.

Please contact Pam (Parish Clerk) via: Tel: 07961 827302 or

Email: parish.clerk@padburyparishcouncil.com

THANK YOU



All volunteers will need to complete online training, followed by a test which in total takes approximately 40 minutes. There is then some further onsite training in the use of the equipment. A minimum of three volunteers is required per group to operate a handheld device. 



Overgrown Hedges & Trees

02

April 2024

Can we please remind residents who have hedges or trees on their boundary to keep them maintained. Please ensure that they are not overhanging the footpaths or roads as this can cause an obstruction for both pedestrian and road users. THANK YOU

Did you know that it is an offence for a hedge, tree or shrub to overhang a highway, public road or footpath under Section 154 of the Highways Act 1980?


Your Village Needs You

01

April 2024

If you would like to volunteer to help with jobs around the village, please get in touch:-
Email: parish.clerk@padburyparishcouncil.com or Telephone: 07961 827302
THANK YOU


Fix My Street!

25

March 2024

Please continue to report all damage to the highway, pavements and fly tipping online at


https://fixmystreet.buckinghamshire.gov.uk/


Please use the above website address


Outstanding planning application of A413 - now for up to 79 dwellings

08

March 2024

The planning application, 22/03695/AOP for the Land North of the A413 has now been updated and is for up to 79 dwellings. If you wish to comment, please do so by the 4th April 2024. 


Please note, additional documents have been recently added to the Buckinghamshire Council Planning website.  



The indicative master plan has been updated and is attached below.



Comments can be made via the Buckinghamshire Council website, see link - Buckinghamshire Council - Planning Application Summary. The application reference number is: 22/03695/AOP.





If you know someone without internet access but who wants to comment, you could submit a comment on their behalf or they can write to:
Buckinghamshire Council, Planning Department, Walton Street Offices, Walton Street, Aylesbury HP20 1UA, quoting reference 22/03695/AOP.

New fencing fitted at the multi use games area

29

February 2024

We are pleased to advise that a section of the fencing at the MUGA - Multi Use Games Area, has now been replaced.

The Parish Council received a grant of £500 from Tesco via their blue token collection, which helped pay for the new fencing.

The Parish Council would like to thank Tesco for providing the grant and also to thank all the residents who voted for us.

THANK YOU


Traffic Calming

25

September 2023

Traffic Calming Measures

The Parish Council have applied for funding via the Buckinghamshire Council Community Boards for a feasibility study / traffic calming measures (our application is still pending). We provided a wish list which consisted of:


· Traffic signs: Pedestrians in Road and 30mph repeater signs
· Gateway signage: We already have gates – price for new signs
· Coloured road surfacing with the word SLOW
· Chicane / Priority systems
· Road narrowing
· Footpath from Amblers Way to Station Road junction


What can be achieved depends on a number of factors, one of which is funding as costs for traffic calming measures have to be paid by the Parish Council. Unfortunately our application via the HS2 Road Safety Fund was unsuccessful.



Buckinghamshire Council appointed a new contractor from April 2023 and they have now produced a new guide to problem solving and support for highways and road safety.



See link: Buckinghamshire Highways Guidance Document



Speed Indication Displays

We have three speed indication displays fitted at the entrances to the village which belong to the Parish Council. The signs themselves can be relocated to pre-approved positions along Main Street. Data collected from these signs are forwarded to Thames Valley Police which has resulted in a police speed van being placed on the A413 on regular occasions. 



Anglian Water

14

September 2023

Following the ongoing issues with Anglian Water, the Parish Council held a meeting with them on the 18th July. Councillors, some residents and three representatives from Anglian Water attended. Anglian Water agreed to undertake some works and have been providing the Parish Council with updates.

Anglian Waters latest update (7/9/23) is as follows:

  • We have investigated flooding on Amblers Way and fitted non return valves to protect properties.
  • We visited a customer from Arnolds Close who informed us that she had had numerous blockages affecting her house, we have also investigated this and put CCTV cameras into the sewers and thoroughly cleaned the sewer serving her property.
  • We have completed a sewer clean on the main sewer into the Water Recycling Center/Sewage Treatment works and CCTv’d this as well. We found that the sewer is in good condition with no issues noted.
  • Lastly, we still have to complete the sewage cleaning on Lower Way noted by the residents at the meeting, but we do have this planned in to complete soon.


In addition, please see the attached information briefing on FOG, unflushables and sewer blockages (see additional documents below).


A further meeting with Anglian Water will be arranged.



EWR & HS2

01

August 2023

Contact Information / EWR Summer Newsletter:

EWR: Tel: 24/7 helpline 03457 114141 or email - publicinformation@ewralliance.co.uk

HS2: Tel: 24/7 helpdesk 08081 434434 (Freephone) or email - hs2enquiries@hs2.org.uk


EWR website address is eastwestrail.co.uk. In addition, they publish newsletters which can be viewed at eastwestrail.co.uk/library/newsletters. It is possible to receive your own copy by signing up at the same page. A copy of the Summer 2023 Newsletter is attached (see below).

Please follow the link below which will take you to Buckinghamshire Councils website and shows all the road works / diversions. You can also report any issues via this website:

https://www.buckscc.gov.uk/services/transport-and-roads/road-maintenance-and-repairs/planned-roadworks-and-diversions/


EWR route update can be found via this link: https://eastwestrail.co.uk/routeupdate  


Gigaclear

18

April 2023

If residents need to contact Gigaclear, please contact their dedicated customer operations team on:

Email: networkbuildqueries@gigaclear.com or Tel: 01865 591131