This article was published in November 2015. Please see News & Campaigns for more recent information.

Edlesborough Parish Council wishes all its parishioners a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

Edlesborough Parish Council are pleased to announce the co-option of two new Councillors.

Cllr Scott Mineikis will join Cllr Mrs Trish Owen in representing the Ward of Dagnall.

Cllr Mrs Christine Thomas will join Cllrs Alan Williams, John Wilkinson, Chris Nevard and Mrs Finola Woodhouse in representing the Ward of Edlesborough.

The Ward of Northall is represented by Cllrs Kevin Cubbage and Robert Pratt.

New Trees on Edlesborough Green

The Council have agreed to the EDaN Beautification team planting three Oak trees, a Service tree and a Christmas tree on Edlesborough Green.

Permission is currently being sought from Bucks CC for the planting of trees and a bench on the grass area at the top of Cow Lane adjacent to the Chapel.

Any parishioner wishing to sponsor a tree should contact the Parish Clerk.

Thames Valley Police

PCSO Tina Hobson attended the October EPC meeting on behalf of Thames Valley Police and reported the following incidents/reports:

  • One fallen tree.
  • One theft of cooking oil.
  • Six reports of anti-social behaviour including:
    • One party.
    • Two barking dogs
    • Three incidents at the same property.

Parking issues in the villages were also discussed. TVP can take action against illegal parking or parking causing an obstruction.

Changes to bin collection days at Christmas

Normal Collection Day Revised Collection Day
Friday 25th December Tuesday 29th December
Friday 1st January Monday 4th January


Following this year’s collection of rents and renewal of allotment agreements EPC currently has vacant allotments.

Anyone wishing to take on an allotment should contact the Parish Clerk.

Your chance to shape the future of Aylesbury Vale

Aylesbury Vale District Council is asking local residents, businesses and community groups to have a voice in the future of housing, jobs and key policies, as consultation on the next stage of the Vale of Aylesbury Local Plan (VALP) gets underway.

Following approval by AVDC councillors, a document setting out the issues and options for the VALP has been produced and is available to view at Residents now have until 4 December to view this document and give their views and ideas on what the plan should achieve, how new homes and jobs should be distributed, and what new policies could be introduced to manage development between now and 2033.

Councillor Carole Paternoster, Cabinet Member for Growth Strategy, said: "We need to build another 31,000 new homes in Aylesbury Vale by 2033 and the new Local Plan will provide the framework for how the Vale will grow and develop to accommodate this. It is really important that people take this opportunity to get involved by letting us know what they think about the different options we have identified and by raising any issues they feel need addressing."

The Local Plan, which is still in its early stages will, once finalised, provide firm guidance on how planning applications should be considered and say where new development should or should not take place. This is the second public consultation stage in the new Local Plan’s preparation and it includes nine potential options for distributing new development.

The options include developing urban extensions at Milton Keynes/Bletchley; using land more efficiently by raising the average density of new development; creating a whole new settlement somewhere in the Vale; and a combination of these.

People can view the consultation and give feedback via the website The responses received will inform the development of a draft local plan. There will be two further consultation periods prior to the Local Plan being considered at a public examination in 2017.

Neighbourhood Planning

EPC agreed to delay the launch of this until January 2016 to ensure adequate time for publicity ensuring all parishioners have the opportunity to learn about the Neighbourhood Plan at a series of public meetings:

  • Thursday 14th January Edlesborough Memorial Hall 8pm
  • Saturday 16th January Northall Village Hall, 3pm
  • Tuesday 19th January Dagnall Village Hall, 8pm
  • Saturday 23rd January Edlesborough Memorial Hall, 2pm
  • Monday 25th January Northall Village Hall, 8pm
  • Saturday 30th January Dagnall Village Hall, 2pm

See separate letter in Focus from the chairman, Alan Williams.


The EDaN Traffic Management team are looking for volunteers to help man their Sentinel device. If you have an interest in slowing down traffic in the villages or are concerned about Road Safety please contact Louise Turner on 01442 834123 or by email at [email protected]

Edlesborough Parish Council Meetings

The next Edlesborough Parish Council Meetings will take place in Edlesborough Memorial Hall on:

  • Thursday 17th December 2015.
  • Thursday 21st January 2015.

The meetings will commence at 7:30pm.

All Parishioners are welcome to attend and may ask questions, raise issues and give suggestions during the Open Forum before the formal start of the meeting. The full minutes of the Parish Council meetings are normally available to view on the website or from the Parish Clerk.

Contact Information


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 - December 2015/January 2016 was published on November 20, 2015