Author - Parish Clerk

Strategic plane and patch works: A41 High Street, Waddesdon

Transport for Buckinghamshire will be undertaking highway maintenance plane and patch works to the carriageway of High Street, Waddesdon between the Wood Street and Golden Mead junctions.

The plane and patch works will take place on the 11th and 12th March 2020 using 2 way traffic lights in operation between 09:30 – 15:30hrs.

During the work access to Baker Street will only be available via the entrance beside the village hall.

See notification letter High Street, Waddesdon

The New Buckinghamshire Council: 1st April 2020

Your council is changing

On 1 April your council will change. The new Buckinghamshire Council will replace all five of the district and county councils in Buckinghamshire, and over the coming weeks and months you’ll start to see some changes as you come across the new look council.

What does the new council mean for me?

  • The same services, better together. For most people there will be no change to the day-to-day services you use. This includes bin collections, looking after our elderly and young people, libraries and parking. The focus for the future will be on improving these services as a new council together.
  • One council. Getting in touch with the council will be simpler because you’ll only need to contact one council for all the services currently provided by the county and district councils.
  • Face-to-face advice, support and information from your council through a network of 17 local Council Access Points based at the heart of your local community – in current council offices and libraries across the county. The five council offices in Aylesbury (Walton Street and The Gateway), High Wycombe, Amersham and Denham will be ‘access plus’ points, geared up to handle more complex enquiries.
  • Stronger links with local communities. Buckinghamshire Council councillors will work closely with local people and community organisations to understand and respond to the key issues affecting their local area through 16 Community Boards.

Who will be my local councillor on the new council?

There will be 147 councillors elected to Buckinghamshire Council. Elections for the new council will take place on 7 May 2020. Until these newly elected councillors take up their posts, your current elected members from the five existing councils will continue to serve your communities.

How can I find out more?

For regular news and updates, follow @BucksCouncil on Twitter and Facebook or find out more at www.buckinghamshire.gov.uk.

Coronavirus update from Buckinghamshire County Council: 05 March 2020

The most important thing that everyone can do as an individual is follow NHS advice on handwashing. This means washing your hands more frequently with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. This video shows the best way to wash your hands.

NHS 111 has an online coronavirus service that can tell you if you need medical help and advise you what to do.   Use this service if:

  • you think you might have coronavirus;
  • in the last 14 days you’ve been to a country or area with a high risk of coronavirus;
  • you’ve been in close contact with someone with coronavirus.
  • Do not go to a GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital. Contact 111 if you need to speak to someone.

Travel risk – The latest information about Coronovirus symptoms and areas of travel risk can be found on nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/

General advice  – Like the common cold, coronavirus infection usually occurs through close contact with an infected  person via cough, sneeze or hand contact. You can also catch the virus by touching contaminated surfaces if you do not wash your hands afterwards.  Everyone is being reminded to follow Public Health England advice to:

  • Always carry tissues with you and use them to catch your cough or sneeze. Then bin the tissue, and wash your hands, or use a sanitiser gel.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water, especially after using public transport. Use a sanitiser gel if soap and water are not available.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are unwell.

Coronavirus A4 Poster

Bucks CC – Supported Bus Services Survey

Bucks CC – Supported Bus Services Survey


Many of the bus routes serving rural areas of Buckinghamshire need ongoing financial support from Bucks County Council to operate. BCC want as many people as possible in the village communities to have access to public transport, so you can get out and about and do what is important to you, such as go to the doctors, the shops or visit friends and family.

Since the last review 5 years ago a lot has changed and they would like to understand how current bus services are being used. This survey information will be evaluated to review how future services can better meet people’s travel patterns, and this may include revising existing routes and timetables or looking at alternatives such as community transport or other flexible transport services.

Please take a few moments to complete the survey at www.buckscc.gov.uk/bussurvey which is open for responses until 20 July 2018. BCC will review all the feedback from the survey this summer, and later in 2018 will carry out a consultation on any proposed changes. Updates on this review will be available on the BCC website.

Whether you are a regular or occasional bus user, feedback to BCC via this survey is important to help shape and protect the future of your local bus service.

For those unable to complete the survey on-line, paper copies of the survey are available. Please contact the Clerk on 01296 651800

Sink hole on pavement at Golden Mede entrance

Golden Mede / A41 Sink Hole


We have been made aware of a sink hole that has appeared in the pavement located at the Golden Mede entrance adjacent to the A41.

The issue appears to be related to recent works carried out by Thames Water in this location. The council has made Thames Water aware of the problem. Cllr Paul Irwin has visited the site and has informed Transport for Bucks of the situation.

If you are walking along this route please be aware of the barriers that have been placed around the sink hole and that the pavement is extremely unsafe to cross over at this time and we would recommended avoiding it until a repair team has accessed the site.

An update will follow once we know more.

Bin collection days in Waddesdon are changing for many customers

Waste Bin Collection Day Changes


Aylesbury Vale District Council (AVDC) is already gearing up for major changes to its recycling and waste collection service which will start this September.

AVDC is making some vital improvements to all its collection rounds; recycling, general waste, food and garden waste. As a result, most customers are likely to have a change of bin collection day.

A letter explaining the day changes will be sent to all households across the Vale during mid-August, along with a new bin collection day calendar. The frequency of household collections will not change; with recycling and general waste collected on alternate weeks, garden waste collected fortnightly and food recycling collected every week.

The Waddesdon Parish Council would like to encourage customers to read their letter and take note of any changes to their collection day.

We will update the page on our website that covers the collection dates for the next 3 months when we have the new dates from AVDC for Waddesdon.