The situation at the moment is that you are still permitted to visit your plot, to take daily exercise on your own or with members of your household. It is vitally important that you follow all the advice about social distancing and hygiene and not gather together on site.
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.
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.
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.
AVDC, are on a mission to fight food waste in Aylesbury Vale and they need Waddesdon’s help!
There’s some food waste which is inevitable. For example, egg shells, banana skins and tea bags are never going to be on the menu…
But, they can all be recycled.
To encourage food recycling, AVDC is inviting all our fantastic residents (young and old!) to create their own munch monster and they are even giving away FREE food waste bins/caddies to help you on your way…
Every household in Aylesbury Vale will receive some fun stickers to decorate their outdoor food bin as AVDC encourage all of our amazing residents to be recycling savvy when it comes to food waste.
They will also be taking to the roads of Aylesbury Vale and bringing the campaign to life at multiple events over the summer. Chat to a member of our friendly team, hear our best tips to reduce and recycle food waste and pick up your FREE food waste bin/caddy*.
You can find them at Play Around the Parishes | Waddesdon | Wednesday 31 July | 9.30am – 12.30pm
A burst water main in Sharps Close has caused low water pressure village-wide. Thames Water intend to be onsite around 9 am (07/05/19) An update will follow with a repair estimate once they have a better idea of the issue.
For anyone who needs the Thames Water reference it is #1017392843. This event ID is tagged to that report number so anyone else reporting it should get correct information from Thames Water.