Chairman’s Autumn Report 2018-2019

Chairman’s Autumn Report 2018-2019

Welcome to my autumn update with a round-up of what has been happening in and around Waddesdon and what exciting things we have coming up …

Parish Council Services

The parish council precept which is added to your council tax bill allows us to provide various services to Waddesdon residents, ranging from the allotments and burial ground, funding recreational facilities including the playground at School Lane and the football field and providing grants from the community fund for projects benefiting local residents. In May this year, we circulated a summary at the Annual Parish Meeting which set out how the precept will be spent in the 2018/19 financial year.

Are we getting it right?

With the Neighbourhood Plan adopted it is now time to take stock of the services provided to the village. The parish council is here to serve you and we want to do this to the best of our ability within the limitation of our powers. So, are we giving the right priority to the things that are of importance to you?

But can this be improved upon? Are there other things you would like us to do?

So, next year we want to carry out a full consultation with residents about what services you want from the parish council so that we can meet residents’ aspirations for Waddesdon. We would welcome any thoughts you have at this point. Please let us know if there are any other parish council services we should be provided from the precept, so we can include questions about these in the consultation.

Locating problem areas in Waddesdon, a ‘call to arms’ so to speak.

If on your travels you’ve spotted something amiss on the public thoroughfares in Waddesdon. Such examples are missing or broken signage, overgrown vegetation that affects a footpath or a broken or uneven pavement. Please contact the Clerk and we will take them up with landowners or the relevant authorities – Clerk’s details can be found on the website and in this newsletter on our regular page!

Dates for your diary!

Sunday, November 11th 10.45am service at war memorial, 7 pm beacon lighting at the children’s centre

Monday, December 10th Over 60’s Christmas lunch

Friday, December 21st Santa’s Grotto and Float

Steve Walker, Chairman, Waddesdon Parish Council