Did you know residents can access a voucher to attend a local activity session for free? There are over 2500 weekly activities to choose from across Bucks, and you can filter by distance, day of the week, time of day and activity type. Visit www.activebucks.co.uk to find out more
Household Waste Permits –
As you will be aware, the County Council has for many years operated a permit system at the county’s Household Recycling Centres. However, permits – which are free to Bucks residents – have always only been needed by a small proportion of people using the centres – namely, those in the following groups:
- anyone visiting the centre in a van or other commercial vehicle
- anyone towing a twin-axle or larger single-axle trailer
- anyone wishing to dispose of asbestos
- anyone arriving at the centre on foot
So anyone visiting the Recycling Centre with general waste or recycling in a car (including 4x4s and MPVs) will not need a waste permit – and these make up the vast majority of visitors. But for those that do need a permit, the process for obtaining it has changed. Previously, permits were ordered by the resident either online or on the phone, and then the Council would send them the permit(s) in the post. The process has now changed and become fully digital, making it faster, more convenient for residents, and more cost-efficient for the Council. Under the new system, a resident applies for the permit online at the County Council website, and the permit is available instantly along with a digital QR code – similar to a barcode. The QR code can then be presented at the Household Recycling Centre, either directly on a smartphone or tablet, or as a print-out from a home computer. The QR code can be read by the devices carried by Recycling Centre staff, giving them the information they need to let the person go ahead with their visit. Although this new system has many advantages, the Council does accept that there may be some individuals who need a waste permit who do not have access to a smartphone or home computer. In these instances, the person should visit their local library, where a member of staff will be happy to help them through the online permit application and then print out the permit for them on the spot. Alternatively, the person may prefer to ask a friend or family member to help them through the process.
To find out more, or to apply for a permit, please go to the following web page: http://www.buckscc.gov.uk/wastepermit
Padbury Best Kept Village – Padbury has been awarded a Certificate of Merit for achieving ‘Highly Commended’ status in the Morris Cup – well done everyone!
Update 1st August from Bucks CC Project Manager Paul Roberts:
The cycleway work along the A413 is now into its fifth week, the summer school holidays are now upon us and Buckinghamshire County Council “Street works team” have approved a relaxation to the restricted hours from (9 am – 3 pm) to (0730 am – 3.30 pm) for the duration of the school holiday period while traffic flows are low. The extra hours will allow the contractor to accelerate the work programme and reduce the overall completion date.
I would personally like to thank the residents at Padbury, Padbury Parish Council and VAHT for all their cooperation over the last month whilst the main compound was being set up at Springfields.
There are two gangs working along this 9 km route, “Gang 2” are working along Buckingham Road, Winslow, from Furze Lane to Seven Gables. The existing footway has been excavated and the pre cast concrete edgings have been installed, tarmac of the shared cycleway started on Friday 29th July. The gang will then continue work towards Adstock.
“Gang 1” are working along the Winslow Road, Padbury from Folly Farm towards Padbury. The existing footway has been excavated, edgings and kerbing installed and tarmac starts this week. The retaining wall at Lower Way will start next week, letters to adjoining properties at Padbury will be sent out this week. When Padbury is completed the gang will then move towards Buckingham.
The section along London Road, Buckingham from the Shell garage to Needlepin Way was completed on the 15th July, the red surfacing across junctions, road markings and signage will be carried out in one operation when the whole route is close to completion.
Three Real Time Passenger Information signs have been installed along London Road, Buckingham.
The section through Winslow “from Furze Lane to Station Road” was taken off Transport for Buckinghamshire programme because this is being funded by the local Developer and supervised by BCC, Development Management. It is anticipated that this section will start in September/October 2016 subject to Buckinghamshire County Council agreement with the Developer.
For the latest updates please see the BCC webpage. http://www.buckscc.gov.uk/transport/scheme-and-projects/strategic-economic-plan/a413-sustainable-travel-scheme/