PC Surgery with HS2 – Friday 2nd February

The next Parish Council surgery will be on Friday 2nd February in the Business Hub (Village Hall) between 1-3pm

We will be joined by representatives from HS2 so if you have any questions you would like to ask them, please come along. If you are unable to make this date, you can always email your queries to the Clerk who will be happy to pass them on.

Courier fraud warning – Aylesbury Vale

Information sent on behalf of Thames Valley Police

Courier fraud warning – Aylesbury Vale

Residents in Aylesbury Vale have reported receiving unsolicited telephone calls from people often claiming to be police officers.

They have claimed to be investigating a fraudulent transaction on the victim’s credit / debit cards, or suspicious transaction on their bank account.

The offenders give fictitious officer name / shoulder number and in a recent report, in Aston Sandford, the resident was encouraged to dial 999 to check out their identity.

The line had been kept open by the offender, so the victim was not actually connecting to the emergency services.

In Aylesbury a victim was encouraged to go to the bank to withdraw cash and a courier later turned up to pick up the cash / bank cards.

Please warn neighbours, family and friends, especially if they are old or vulnerable, not to pass information on to any unsolicited callers. Remember:-

  • never tell anyone your PIN number
  • never give personal information or bank account details to anyone over the phone
  • never hand over your card, money or valuables to someone at the door.

Check the identity of anyone you are dealing with either in person or over the phone. Call the organisation they claim to be working for, but make sure they have cleared the line and that you have your normal dialling tone.
If you are suspicious of an unexpected visitor to your home call the police on 101, or on 999 in an emergency. If you are suspicious of an unsolicited telephone call, that you think might be fraudulent, report it to Action Fraud on 0300 123 2040.
Further fraud prevention advice can be found on this section of the Thames Valley Police website.

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Diane Brown (Police, NHW & Community Messaging Co-ordinator, Aylesbury Vale LPA)

Bucks County Council – Potholes

News from Buckinghamshire County Council

PR 9826
16 January 2018
For Immediate Release

It’s pothole season

This winter’s weather has been tough on Buckinghamshire’s roads – while the heavy snowfall in December was the most remarkable weather event, the worst conditions for roads are actually when the ground temperature fluctuates constantly between just above and just below zero.

Pothole formation is accelerated by this ‘freeze-thaw’ effect, whereby moisture gets into small cracks in the road surface and expands when it freezes, then thaws out when the temperature rises. This process repeats until the road surface begins to break up and potholes are formed.

County Councillor Mark Shaw, Cabinet Member for Transportation, urges road users in Buckinghamshire to report potholes when they see them:

“Transport for Buckinghamshire will investigate every pothole reported to them, and react on a risk based prioritisation process – put simply, that means the worst ones will be attended to first, as a matter of urgency. But we’re not mind readers, and the road network is far too vast for us to possibly know where all the potholes are, so we need members of the public to report them to us either using the online form, which only takes a few minutes, or by calling if it’s dangerous or an emergency. I would ask that everyone be patient while we deal with the fallout of a bad winter – potholes are as inevitable as weather, roads are made of a porous material so that they don’t flood constantly in rain and so when water within the structure freezes, defects will form.”

On average, when there are no severe weather issues, TfB repairs over 4,000 potholes every month.

Pothole FAQ:

  • You fixed one pothole, why didn’t you fix the one next to it while you were here?
    Potholes are prioritised according to risk – if they are on very well used roads, they are more of a priority. Size and depth are also factors. Resources have to be used responsibly, and cannot be used up fixing a more minor road surface defect when there are more urgent defects needing attention just up the road.
  • Why can I only report one pothole online at a time?
    Our online reporting system works on an interactive map, so that each individual defect can be risk assessed and dealt with on a case by case basis. The map allows for accurate pinpointing, which saves time when it comes to inspections. There are drop-down menus to allow you to input as much detail, such as size and position, as possible.
  • Why do you make temporary repairs that don’t last?
    Temporary repairs, where the pothole is filled in with hot material and made smooth, are often carried out as a safety measure when a permanent repair cannot be carried out at that moment, likely due to the location of the defect. That is to say, where a larger area of road needs to be cut away to make a full repair, likely requiring a road or lane closure, a temporary or ‘make safe’ repair is an effective way of keeping the road safe in the meantime.
  • How do I report a pothole?

You can report potholes, as well as any other road issue, using the Report It forms on the county council website. In an emergency, for instance a severe road defect, a flooded road, or a tree in the road, you can always call Transport for Buckinghamshire on 01296 382416 or 486630 (out of hours). The online reporting tool is at

Thames Water Planned Works – High Street/A41

Thames Water – Planned Maintenance with Potential Traffic Disruption

HP18: High Street

Thames Water plan to carry out essential maintenance on equipment they have in the High Street.

There aim is to minimise any interruption to their service during the repair activities. Should an unexpected event happen, they will take appropriate steps to minimise the impact on their customers.

The Parish Council will assist with alternative water supply (e.g. distribution of bottles) from Thames Water if the need arises. Please check our Facebook page or our website for more updates.

Start Date: 11 January 2018

End Date: 15 January 2018

Waddesdon Traffic Calming Feasibility Study Consultation

Waddesdon Traffic Calming Feasibility Study Consultation

Previously Waddesdon Parish Council held a public meeting to identify and discuss key issues within Waddesdon.  From this, the parish identified a brief for Transport for Buckinghamshire to identify potential improvements.  This has been prepared in a feasibility study report.

Waddesdon Parish Council wish to obtain residents’ and businesses’ opinions of the potential options.


Please refer to the Feasibility Study and associated drawings, which are available on the Buckinghamshire County Council Web page.


The feedback form can be complete on-line through following the link on the BCC below:

We will be delivering copies of the feedback form to residents over the next few days. If you prefer you can download and fill-in this form and return it by post to the Parish Clerk Waddesdon Consultation Feedback Form

The deadline for feedback is Thursday 30th November 2017.

Distraction Burglary – Waddesdon

Thames Valley Police has released an e-fit after a distraction burglary in Sharps Close in Waddesdon, Buckinghamshire.

At around 10am on Tuesday 26 September, two offenders arrived at the property and offered to complete some gardening work. One of the offenders followed the victim, a 69-year-old woman, into her living room where she paid in cash. She then escorted the offender out of the house. Upon returning to the living room, the victim noticed that a quantity of cash had been stolen.

The first offender, pictured in the e-fit, is described as a white man with stocky build, around 5ft 6ins tall and approximately 50-years-old, with dark brown hair, cut short on the sides, and balding on the top. The man was wearing a dark short sleeve t-shirt with beige trousers and had a Scottish or Northumberland accent.

The second offender is described as white man with black bushy hair, of average build and in his early to mid twenties. He was wearing a dark coloured short sleeve tracksuit top and beige trousers. The man had a local accent.

Investigating officer, Detective Constable Laura Haugh of the Investigation Hub, said: “If you recognise the man in the e-fit or have any information that could help our investigation, please contact our non-emergency telephone number, 101, quoting reference 43170285460.

“Alternatively if you have information but wish to remain anonymous, please call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 no personal details are taken, information is not traced or recorded and you will not go to court.”

A range of burglary crime prevention advice is available on the Thames Valley Police website:

Distraction burglary – Waddesdon - Small
Notes to editors

To alter, add, tint, colour or change any details within the pictorial statement would amount to tampering with evidence.

If you have any information relating to this case, please call 101 quoting reference ‘43170285460’, or contact Crimestoppers anonymously.

Tour of Britain Saturday 9th September

For the first time in the history of the Tour of Britain the 2017 edition will be on live television from start to finish.  The TV programme will be aired on ITV 4 for the duration of the stage so our parishes and villages will all play a part in making the race successful for TV. 

Click this link for the Advance Warning leaflet which should start to drop through your letter boxes from this week and you will also see Advance Warning signage being erected from Saturday ToB 2017_Warning_Leaflet_A5_S7_AW



Overhanging branches along the footpath from Goss Ave to School Lane

Due to the very fine weather we have experienced over the last few months the trees down the footpath from Goss Avenue to School Lane have grown at a significant rate. This has caused several branches to droop down lower than normal for this time of year, subsequently these are getting in the way of people who use the footpath.

We have contacted the owner of the trees and these are being trimmed back on Thursday, 6th July. As this work will be carried out during the day please keep this in mind when using the footpath.

Further to this we are tackling the growth of nettles, thorn bushes and other shrubs that are encroaching into the pathway as a separate exercise later this week.



Friday 23rd – Surgery at the Business Hub

Friday surgery will be at the slightly later time of 3.00pm today. Unfortunately we were unable to get a notification out for the change of time and for this we apologise if anyone had popped down to see us!

See you this afternoon for your all Parish needs!

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