2014 has proven to be busy time in the Council offices with us hitting the ground running after Christmas.
The Council has number of projects to undertake this year, one of which is consultation on our Parish Plan. This will be sent to all parishioners and will give you an opportunity to say what you’d like the parish to be focusing on for the benefit of the community. When this document hits your doormat (around April time), please fill it in and return it to the Council so we can register your thoughts.
The Council was pleased to recently donate £800 towards the cost of roof repairs of Widmer End Village Hall. We also donated £2984 to Naphill and Walters Ash School to help provide new waterproof clothing for their forest school and support them with their expansion to include Key Stage 2 children. The Council were pleased also to donate £1000 to the Hughenden Valley School Lollipop fund.
We believe this service is vital to the safety of children attending this
Will it ever stop raining?
The wet weather is proving difficult when maintaining our open spaces with repairs to the cushion fall on the playgrounds and dealing with sodden ground at the Garden of Rest. After having rain coming in through our front door, the Council now has a smart new door which not only has made us water tight but more energy efficient too! The three yearly grass cutting and hedge cutting contracts were under review at the beginning of this year and the Council is in the
process of looking at the submitted proposals. The decision this year is to reduce the number of grass cuts on the allotments from 16 to 11
(from April to October).
North Dean bus stops
The Council, working with Bucks County Council, has identified that the bus stop at Bowley in North Dean was not suitable and potentially dangerous for the school children who catch their buses. We are pleased that BCC have taken some remedial action to make the area better for pupils to stand safely.
The bus stop near Clappins Lane on Speen Road was improved in 2010 with some hard standing for school children and residents to catch their buses without being knee deep in mud. Unfortunately this area is being abused by individuals who are using it for car parking. Please can we stress that this is NOT acceptable - this area is a bus stop only.
Your co-operation would be appreciated.
Wycombe District Council Local Plan
Wycombe District Council has difficult decisions to make over the next few years to meet Central Government’s target on the building of new housing. All residents will receive information on areas that have been possibly identified and we urge parishioners to reply to this consultation. The Planning Committee of Hughenden Parish is watching this very carefully to see how this will impact on our Parish.
Thankfully the winter is mostly behind us now, and we would
like to wish all parishioners a warm and dry spring!!
ANNUAL PARISH MEETING
Hughenden Parish Council’s Annual Parish Meeting is being held on the 15th May at 8 p.m. at Hughenden Valley School, Spring Valley Drive, Hughenden Valley.
We are delighted that Penelope Tollitt who is the Head of Planning and
Sustainability at Wycombe District Council, will be presenting. With the consultation of Wycombe District’s Local Area plan ongoing, we are sure parishioners will find her talk very interesting.