Accounts for the year ended 31st March 2006 have been agreed and are currently with the Internal Auditors.
A PCSO is currently undergoing training and should be seen around the Parish from early July onwards.
Thames Valley Police are urging members of the public to come forward if they consider that they would like to become Police Community Service Officers, full training will be given and for further information please contact the Thames Valley Police telephone number 0845 8 505 505.
There has been an increase in car crimes and parishioners are asked to make sure that valuables are removed from cars and that garages, sheds etc. are securely locked.
Thames Valley Police have stressed the need for Parishioners to report immediately any acts of anti social behaviour, crimes or nuisance. The telephone number to ring is 0845 8 505 505, except in an extreme emergency when the 999 call should be made. If callers are not willing to divulge their personal details a telephone call can be made to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 and although this may take a little longer it will be reported to the Police.
Buckinghamshire County Council have promised to supply the required quotation for yellow backed signs and roundels shortly.
A site meeting has been arranged to discuss the Dagnall 'Build Out'.
Arrangements are being made to carry out a speed survey through Dagnall.
Edlesborough, Dagnall and Northall Villages
Dagnall Fete was once again a great financial success despite the inclement weather. The Parish Council were pleased to welcome Thames Valley Police who allowed the children to sit in the police car and turn on the sirens etc. Dagnall and Edlesborough school children provided many attractive drawings for the competition and the winners were presented with gift vouchers. Dagnall Playgroup submitted an excellent book of what the children liked about their village and an insight into what they would like to see in the future, the Playgroup would be presented with a donation from the Parish for all the hard work involved. 15 Quizes were successfully completed with three people reaching the top score, namely Geoff Spencer, Basil Thorne and Steven Mead, a draw took place for the winner who was Geoff Spencer. Answers to the Quiz will appear in the next edition of Focus together with the answers for the Edlesborough Quiz.
The Parish Council have been informed that the new Edlesborough village sign will be erected very shortly and confirmation received that the request for a reduction of the speed limit from 40mph to 30mph through Northall is to be reviewed in 2008 when the Speed Limit Review for this area is due to take place.
Parishioners are requested to notify the Clerk of any overgrown footpaths. Several potholes have been reported and are awaiting repair.
An inspection of the allotments will take place shortly to ascertain those which are not being 'worked'. There is a waiting list for allotments and any overgrown plots will be taken back by the Parish in accordance with the Tenancy Agreements and re-let.
The Parish Council thank the Parishioners for their responses concerning a Basketball Net for Edlesborough. The purchase and siting of a Basketball Net and request for a second Junior football pitch will be discussed at the full Parish Council meeting in June.
Roving Village Refuse Freighter Service
Letter has been sent thanking the driver of the Freighter for his help and the considerate way in which he assisted parishioners with the disposal of their items particularly in Edlesborough.
A public meeting is currently being arranged by the Parish Council with a speaker from Bucks. Community Action - further details to follow.
The Parish Council would request that Dog Walkers do not allow their dogs to roam onto cultivated allotments.
Clerk to Edlesborough Parish Council: Penny Pataky, 01525 229 358
or email: [email protected]
Please note office hours are Monday-Friday 10.30am-2.30pm. Messages may be left on an answer phone outside of these hours.
Focus - July 2006 was published on July 1, 2006