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Airfield new football pitches handed over - September 2019

The Parish Council is delighted to receive the new football pitches which have been handed over by Cala Homes.  The new pitches include two new full size, one junior and three mini football pitches and are the first phase in improving the sporting facilities in this area of the village. We hope to commence building the new Pavilion soon which will provide the football club with a base and will be used for other sports / leisure activities to enjoy.

 

 


Volunteers needed for delivery of Village Guide -  September 2019

The Parish Council is currently delivering a Village Guide to all households in Haddenham.  We couldn't we do this without a fantastic team of volunteers.  Unfortunately there are some roads where we don't currently have any volunteers, so if a resident has not received a copy, perhaps you would consider delivering in your area?

Routes outstanding:

Route 20 - Wykeham Way (2-16, 1-23) Marriotts Lane, Marriotts Way, Wykeham Gate.

Route 23 - Townsend, Dollicott, The Closes, Platers Close.

Route 17 - Crabtree Road, Wyre Close.

Route 16 - The Croft, White Hart Lane, Croft Close, Stockwell. 

Please contact the Clerk if you are able to help and a BIG thank you in advance. 

 


Haddenham Educational Charity - September 2019

We would welcome applications for the Haddenham Educational Charity.

This charity has an income from the investment made following the sales of the Old British School in Churchway.  Applications for small grants are to support residents of Haddenham who wish pursue further education, including university, apprenticeships, sports or the arts.

Full information on the grant awarding policy and an application form can be found here


 


 


Sheerstock Playground - Official Opening - 21st August at 10am

Haddenham Parish Council is delighted to announce the official opening of the playground at Sheerstock.  We have been delighted by the positive feedback from our residents and wanted to mark the occasion.  Our partner Proludic will be there with some goodies for the children and we hope you will be able to join us.


Action group to re-open Bledlow Recycling Centre - August 2019

 Bledlow Household Recycling Centre (HRC) Action Group has been set up by 11 local town and parish councils with the aim of reopening the HRC as a commercial enterprise which was closed by Buckinghamshire County Council on 31st March 2019 - despite huge opposition from local residents.

 Haddenham Parish Council has been invited to join this action group as our local residents previously used this facility.  It would require an investment from the Council to contribute towards the initial £10,000 which will be needed to apply for planning permission and then to set up the site for operation. 

The Council will be discussing this at our next Full Council meeting on 2nd September and we would welcome parishioner views on Haddenham Parish Council joining this action group.

Please email the Clerk   with any comments.

To donate to the fundraising page and to find out more, please click on:

Fundraising page to obtain Planning permission for Bledlow Recycling Centre 


New Buckinghamshire Council - Public Consultation - Community Boards  -August 2019

It is less than a year before the formation of the new Buckinghamshire Council.  There is a lot of changes as the existing five Councils are merged into one.  There are various consultations which are important for all residents to have their input.  This includes the formation of Community Boards throughout the County.  

The Community Boards are designed to strengthen local connections with communities.  By working in partnership with local people, town and parish councils, community groups, police, healthcare organisations and residents, these community boards would help the new council understand and respond to local needs more effectively.

Community boards are designed to give a voice to local people, so they are able to work the new Buckinghamshire Council and other local people to make a difference for your community. 

Your opinion counts - please use the link below to find out more. 

Community Boards Public Consultation  


New Buckinghamshire Council - Proposed Council Tax Reduction for low income- August 2019
Currently each district council (Aylesbury Vale, Chiltern, Wycombe and South Bucks) has a different scheme that gives slightly different levels of council tax support for people with a low income. 
The aim is to have one scheme supporting those who are eligible for a reduction on their council tax bill across the whole of Buckinghamshire from 1 April 2020. One scheme for the whole of Buckinghamshire will mean that people in the same situation are treated consistently and fairly wherever they live. 
The changes proposed in this consultation only apply to people of working age with a low income. Pensioners are not affected by this change.

For more information on how this could potentially affect you.  Please click on the link below.

Council Tax Reduction - public consultation

 


Anti-Social Behaviour - August 2019

Unfortunately we have had cases reported to the Parish Council regarding anti-social behaviour around the village involving a number of youths meeting late at night - making noise and leaving litter etc. If a resident is disturbed or concerned, they must report it to the Police using the 101 number.  It may be felt that the Police do not respond to complaints, but the more 101 reports they have regarding a particular area, the better they can target their resources.

Aspen Park Playground (off Pegasus Way) opening 20th July - July 2019

The new playground installed by Cala Homes will be open this Saturday 20th July.  The Parish Council will be adopting this site once this housing development is completed. 


Snakemoor Nature Reserve - Volunteer Day - July 2019

Snakemoor Nature Reserve is a beautiful area which is situated on the Thame Road.  To keep it well maintained requires the assistance of a dedicated group of volunteers.  Our Volunteer Day will be from 10am on the 10th August.  Come and experience some of the best examples of local flora and fauna. Any time you can spare is always appreciated.  Please bring appropriate clothing for all weathers! 


 


Transport for Bucks - notice of highway Maintenance - July 2019

Transport for Buckinghamshire will be undertaking highway maintenance road treatment works to the carriageway of the A418 Aylesbury Road, Haddenham from Low Lane to Haddenham Crossroads.

The works here are scheduled to commence from the 17th July 2019 and it is anticipated they will take up to 7 nights to complete using a road closure which will be in operation between 19:00hrs and 06:00hrs each night.

Click here for more resident information on road closure

 


A418 Corridor Improvements - July 2019

Overview

Buckinghamshire County Council (BCC) is consulting on junction and cycleway improvement works along the A418 Oxford Road Corridor in order to provide better journey time reliability, ease congestion, improve sustainable travel options and local air quality. This will be achieved through junction improvements to the Fowler Road/ Churchill Avenue junction; the installation of part time signals and an extended traffic island at the Aylesbury College/ Sir Henry Floyd Grammar School junction; and the construction of a staggered toucan crossing at the A41/ A418 roundabout. Real time passenger information units will be fitted at bus stops to provide up to date public transport information and a new bus shelter will be installed outside the Grammar School. New areas of shared cycleway and footways will be created to link existing routes. Traffic signals will be coordinated, pedestrian crossings will be upgraded with new and more efficient equipment, variable message signs will provide drivers with improved travel information, and cameras will monitor traffic flows so that adjustments can be made to traffic control and up to date accurate information provided to drivers.

Dates

· Consultation: The consultation will run from the 10th July 2019 to 9th August 2019.

· Public Event: Thursday 18th July, 2pm – 8pm, Aylesbury College, Oxford Road, Aylesbury, Bucks HP21 8PD

Background

The A418 Oxford Road is a key route into and out of Aylesbury, with a high volume of traffic causing daily congestion, particularly at peak times. To address congestion issues, and support economic growth, a number of improvements along Oxford Road were identified and formed part of a successful funding bid to Government in 2017. Investigation work has been underway since the funding award in late 2017 to design and test options to determine a suite of improvements along the Oxford Road. The scheme has been funded with £2.19 million from a successful bid to the National Productivity Investment Fund with the remaining £0.5 million of the project’s £2.69 million budget being provided from local developer

Please follow link to view full proposal from BCC

 


St Mary's Church - Church Wall Restoration - July 2019

The Parish Council is delighted with the refurbishment of the Church wall at St Mary's.  This is a complex task as the existing wall is Grade I listed and some parts  had collapsed into the pond below!  With the help of some specialist stone masons, the wall was salvaged and carefully rebuilt to integrate within the existing wall.  This is just the start of an ongoing restoration of the entire wall, but we are very pleased that it is being sensitively restored to its former glory.


Wheelchair Access Swing at Woodways Playground - July 2019

The Parish Council has been delighted to greatly improve its inclusive playground provision for young and old parishioners of Haddenham.  The Council has already installed inclusive roundabouts, ground level trampolines and nest swings within its current playground improvement scheme.  However, we appreciate you can always do more and are very pleased to be installing a specialised swing.  This swing is designed for use with a wheelchair and we hope it will bring fun and enjoyment to residents who are unable to use more traditional swings.

We hope to have the wheelchair swing installed by Autumn 2019. 



New Playground Equipment at Sheerstock - July 2019

The Parish Council are delighted to completely revamping the playground at Sheerstock. The very limited playground equipment was old and the whole area was in desperate need of a revamp!  Through funding from housing developments around the village, we are able to provide a brand new facility with a basketball ring, table tennis table, springers, ground mounted trampoline, swings..... to name but a few!  We hope this work will completed in time for the school summer holidays and our younger parishioners really enjoy this new facility.


Haddenham Parish Council declares Climate Emergency - July 2019

At the Annual Parish meeting in May the Parish Council invited Chris Church to speak about climate change, and it has followed this up by resolving to declare a Climate Emergency. This is a resolution that towns and parishes across the world are being asked to pass in order to stimulate action locally and send a message to higher authorities that  we are taking this issue seriously. There are things we are already doing as a parish but we realise more is needed. Our powers are somewhat limited and the next stage is to identify what changes we can make or encourage others to make that will have the biggest impact. The plan is to hold a Climate Change Workshop which will be open to residents to attend to share ideas and find out more. There will be support from Aylesbury Vale Green Party and Haddenham In Transition, a local group who have already done a lot of work on how Haddenham can move towards zero carbon.

Please click here for more information on climate change initiatives which the Parish Council already have in place. 

 

New Zip Wire at Woodways Playground - July 2019

The Council are delighted to be replacing the Zip Wire at Woodways. This piece of play equipment is hugely popular and was sadly missed when the old one was decommissioned.  We hope the new Zip Wire will be be just a much fun and installed in time for the school summer holidays.  


Telephone Box Refurbished - June 2019

The Parish Council recognised that the old tradition BT telephone box was in a desperate need of refurbishment. This isn't as straightforward as it sounds as the telephone box is listed and within a conservation area.  We contacted BT who provided the correct paint and we were very grateful to the Haddenham and District Rotary Club who did an amazing job restoring the box to its former glory! 


Welcome to Cllr Dave Hoare - May 2019 

We were delighted to welcome Dave to join the Parish Council at our May Meeting.  Dave has lots of experience working within the Construction Industry and this expertise will be invaluable to the Council as we look to build new facilities for the village. 

Click here for full biography


Welcome to Cllr Jim Brown - June 2019

We were delighted to welcome Jim to the Parish Council at our June meeting.  Jim has extensive experience working within the emergency services.  He has been as Metropolitan Police Officer and now works within the ambulance service. 

Click here for full biography.