TRAFFIC CALMING

Please see the attached guide provided by Buckinghamshire Council - Traffic Calming Guide - July 2020

A413/LONDON ROAD CROSSING

Padbury Parish Council have been chasing Buckinghamshire Council regarding the installation of the new crossing on the A413. We have received an update:

It is with the TfB Construction Team. Funding is in place but unfortunately issues getting contractors and materials have caused further delays as the construction industry is experiencing elevated levels of material volatility, especially around metals and electrical components.

Please note the construction dates are currently suspended until further notice.

Padbury Parish Council will continue to chase.


HER MAJESTY THE QUEEN’S PLATINUM JUBILEE WEEKEND 2022

Next year, we will gain an additional bank holiday to celebrate Queen Elizabeth II’s 70 years on the throne. The Platinum Jubilee celebrations will begin on Thursday 2nd June with the Trooping of the Colour and Platinum Jubilee beacons being lit across the UK. There will also be a Service of Thanksgiving and horse racing at the Derby. A live concert will take place in London on the Saturday night and the Big Jubilee Lunch will take place across the nation on the Sunday.

If your village organisation would like to recognise this event and join in the celebrations, please contact the Parish Clerk so that we can co-ordinate the events for all to enjoy.

Also, if you would like to volunteer to be part of the events committee, help would be much appreciated. Again, please contact the Parish Clerk. Thank you.


OVERHANGING VEGETATION

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?

Please be aware that overgrown vegetation can cause an obstruction and possible accidents to pedestrians who are using the footpath or to drivers who would not have a clear line of sight.

We appreciate residents’ co-operation in maintaining their trees and hedges in our village. Thank you.


FIX MY STREET.COM

Please continue to report all damage to the highway, pavements, overgrown hedges or trees and fly tipping online at www.fixmystreet.com


VILLAGE STEWARDS - Would you like to be a volunteer?

Do you have a little time to spare to help maintain our lovely village? Padbury Parish Council is looking for volunteers to become village stewards who would be happy to assist with some maintenance jobs around the village. The cost of materials will be reimbursed by the Parish Council. This would help to reduce Parish Council expenditure (which is part of your council tax). If interested please contact the clerk via email: padburyparishcouncil@gmail.com or telephone: 07961 827302. Thank you


THANK YOU to all those who have volunteered to use a little of their spare time to help maintain our lovely village.


PLAY AREA

The Parish Council is planning on replacing the two redundant items of equipment, subject to funding. We hope to have a decision on the funding by the end of October. Also, some maintenance works have been carried.


SPEED INDICATION DISPLAYS

Padbury Parish Council are pleased to advise that two temporary speed indication displays have now been fitted while we wait for the delivery of our new displays. They have been placed on the A413 and Main Street by Amblers Way.


EWR

Padbury Parish Council has raised concerns with EWR, HS2 and Buckinghamshire Council and will continue to do so. Updates/information are shared during the monthly Parish Council meetings as Cllr John Chilver from Buckinghamshire Council attends our meetings and meetings with both EWR and HS2.


For your information, EWR have done the following:

Placed a temporary speed camera on the A413.

A variable message sign is placed at the top of the village on the A413 so that traffic coming from Thornborough Road and Buckingham will be able to see it. This sign has repeating messages that advise EWRA vehicles to follow the 20 is Plenty Campaign and that Main Street, Padbury is not to be used.

Yellow warning signs advising 'No EWR traffic beyond this point' have been placed at all the entry points in to Padbury.

Contact Information:

EWR: Please email - publicinformation@ewralliance.co.uk
HS2: Please 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.

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/



Padbury Parish Council

15th October 2021