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Potential New Development

22

September 2022

The Parish Council has been contacted by Cerda Planning who are assisting Kler Group Ltd as their planning agent in relation to a potential residential development on land off the A413 – please see the location plan attached. Kler Group Ltd are at the early stages of considering submitting a planning application to Buckinghamshire Council for a residential development with open spaces, sustainable drainage and biodiversity net gain areas.

Cerda Planning will be attending the next Parish Council meeting to address the parish council during the public participation section at the start of the meeting which is being held on the 27th September at 7pm at the Pavilion. They have also advised that they are planning on undertaking a public consultation process for residents.

PLEASE NOTE: At present, the Parish Council has no further information. If further information is received before the parish council meeting, it will be added here.



Updated 30th August - The Parish Council has been advised via a resident that flyers (see attached) have been delivered to some properties in Padbury regarding a Public Consultation via a website:

https://www.padburyconsultation.co.uk


They are proposing up to 80 dwellings and are requesting feedback on their proposal before the 10th September 2022.



Updated 22nd September - The Parish Council has received confirmation today that a representative from Cerda Planning will be attending the parish council meeting on the 27th September. 


Queen Elizabeth II 1926 - 2022

08

September 2022

Our condolences and warmest wishes to His Majesty the King and Family.

There is a book of condolence at St Mary's church and on the Royal website - www.royal.uk/send-message-condolence

EWR & HS2

02

September 2022

Padbury Parish Council continue to raise any concerns with EWR, HS2 and Buckinghamshire Council. Updates/information are shared during the Parish Council meetings as Cllr John Chilver from Buckinghamshire Council attends our meetings and meetings with both EWR and HS2.

Contact Information:

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/Autumn 2022 Winslow 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/

Gigaclear

30

August 2022

Information provided by Gigaclear regarding upcoming works in and around Padbury:




Old End - 5th to 26th September

Main Street - 17th to 19th October
Bryne Lane - 14th to 27th October
Lower Way - 28th October to 10th November
Meadow Gate - 14th to 18th October




We have been advised that their working hours are: Monday to Friday 8am to 8pm and half day on Saturday.



If residents need to contact Gigaclear, please contact their dedicated customer operations team on:
Email: networkbuildqueries@gigaclear.com or Tel: 01865 591131 




Traffic Calming

01

August 2022

Traffic Calming Measures

The Parish Council have applied for funding via the Buckinghamshire Council Community Boards for a feasibility study / traffic calming measures. 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. To give you an idea of costs, you can view the Buckinghamshire Council Traffic Calming Guide which gives indicative costs for different measures - Please see additional documents at bottom of page. When reading this please note that it was published in July 2020 and the costs quoted will have increased.



Although our application was submitted in February, we have just been informed by Buckinghamshire Council that it will not be considered until the financial year 2023/24 at the earliest. 



Updated 1st August:

To assist with funding, an application was completed in May for the HS2 Road Safety Fund.

Unfortunately we have just been advised that our application has been unsuccessful.



Speed Indication Displays

The three speed indication displays now fitted at the entrances to the village belong to the Parish Council. The signs themselves can be relocated to pre-approved positions along Main Street – you may have spotted the pole fitted outside the playground. 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 several occasions. We are chasing Thames Valley Police to see if it’s possible for a speed van to be placed on Main Street.



Best Kept Village Competition

28

July 2022

Stoke Goldington won the Morris Cup this year. However, Padbury tied as runner up with Great Brickhill and Chearsley, scoring 197 out of a possible 200. The judges comments and scoring can be found in the documents attached. 



Padbury fully deserves its Certificate of Merit.

Community Speedwatch

27

July 2022

The Parish Council were approached by residents regarding starting a Community Speedwatch. Following a presentation from the Thames Valley Police (TVP) Community Speedwatch Co-Ordinator, we will be trying to set up a Community Speedwatch Group for Padbury. TVP have overhauled the system in the last couple of years. As well as taking action over persistent speeding issues, TVP use the data to enforce other road traffic matters such as no insurance or road tax.

This will depend on residents volunteering. 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. If you wish to volunteer, please contact Pam (Parish Clerk) via: Email: padburyparishcouncil@gmail.com or Tel: 07961 827302.

Overgrown hedges & trees

18

July 2022

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 uses. 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?


Pavilion Redevelopment

13

July 2022

The Parish Council are working on the redevelopment of the pavilion and are currently awaiting final plans from the architect. Once received, planning permission will be applied for. We are also looking into suitable funding opportunities to help with the costs.

Your village needs you

24

June 2022

Would you like to be a volunteer?  We are seeking volunteers who may have a spare hour or so to help with small jobs around the village. All materials will be supplied by the Parish Council. If you can assist with the current jobs:

· Stain map board

· Rub down and stain noticeboard (bottom of Old End)

Please contact the parish clerk. Your help really does make a difference.

email: padburyparishcouncil@gmail.com or telephone: 07961 827302. Thank you


Fix my street!

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