The Council agreed to the EDaN Beautification team’s proposal for a tree planting program for the village of Edlesborough. It is hoped that planting will commence in November/December 2015. Any parishioner wishing to sponsor a tree should contact the Clerk to register their interest.
Rent collection will take place in Edlesborough Memorial Hall on Saturday 3rd October for Edlesborough & Northall Allotments and at Dagnall Allotments on Sunday 4th October. Rents Due: 20 pole plot £36:00, 10 pole plot £18:00
In order for the Parish Council to save on administration expenses it would be very much appreciated if tenants could pay their rent on the specified date or arrange for them to be sent to the Clerk at 15 Summerleys, Edlesborough, LU6 2HR (cheques payable to "Edlesborough Parish Council").
Due to the high clerical costs involved in collecting late allotment rents, the Parish Council have introduced a £10 late payment fee to be charged if full payment is not received by the end of October 2015.
Any parishioner interested in taking on an allotment should register their interest with the Clerk.
The Internal Audit of the accounts for 2015/15 has been completed and approved by the Council and the accounts have been sent to the External Auditors.
Following the Council’s continued disappointment with the quality of grass cutting around the parish by Transport for Bucks the Council have agreed to increase the number of additionally funded cuts on significant areas in the three villages.
In the first instance please report any missed or poorly cut areas to Transport for Bucks via the website buckscc.gov.uk/telltfb or by ringing 0845 230 2882 or 01296 382416.
The Parish Council thanks those Parishioners who are cutting grass outside their own properties.
Please remember to report faulty streetlights to the Clerk.
The Council are pleased to announce that Phase One of the streetlight replacement program is scheduled to begin in early September. Please see the additional article in this edition of Focus for more information.
Reporting potholes, overgrown hedges, fly tipping, etc.
Over the past month the Council have received a high level of reports/complaints about potholes, damaged pavements, overgrown verges, obstructed footpaths, fly tipping, etc. Please note that these issues need to be reported directly to Transport for Bucks this can be done via their website transportforbucks.net/Tell-us.aspx The website is easy to use, the exact location can be pinpointed on a map and a photo of the problem can be uploaded to help TFB prioritise the issues.
If you consider the problem to be dangerous or an emergency, please call 01296 382416 (9am-5.30pm Mon-Thurs, 9am-5pm Friday) or 01296 486630 (out of hours and weekends).
The Council have agreed to begin the process to apply for a designated Neighbourhood Area. This is the first step on the way towards creating a Neighbourhood Plan. It is important to note that whilst a Neighbourhood Plan cannot prevent growth it can help to shape it and control where it happens. Full information on the plan process and community consultation will be shared in due course.
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 Meeting will take place in Edlesborough Memorial Hall on Thursday 17th September 2015. The meeting will commence at 7:30pm.
All Parishioners are welcome to attend and may ask questions, raise issues and give suggestions during the Open Forum.
The full minutes of the Parish Council meetings are normally available to view on the website or from the Parish Clerk.
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 - September 2015 was published on August 28, 2015