Community

Weekly roadworks update

Weekly roadworks update

During the course of next week, Transport for Buckinghamshire will be carrying out work at the following locations as part of the Strategic Highway Maintenance Programme.

The works are part of a rolling programme of countywide work. As some activities are weather dependent, dates may change at short notice. Weekend working will only take place where specifically mentioned.

Conventional Surfacing Programme

Station Road/Aylesbury End, Beaconsfield – London End to 2nd entrance on Grove Road (Monday 7th December to Tuesday 15th December)

Carriageway surfacing works using a road closure in operation between 7:30am and 6:00pm

Crown Road, Marlow – Cambridge Road to Klondyke (Monday 7th December to Tuesday 8th December)

Carriageway surfacing works using a road closure in operation between 7:00am and 7:00pm

Riley Road, Marlow – Oxford Road to Crown Road (Tuesday 8th December to Thursday 10th December)

Carriageway surfacing works using a road closure in operation between 7:00pm and 6:00am

Micro Surfacing Programme

Boundary Road, High Wycombe – various locations along length of road (Monday 7th December)

Carriageway iron works using a road closure in operation between 7am and 7pm

Bracken Way, Flackwell Heath – various locations along length of road (Tuesday 8th December)

Carriageway iron works using localised traffic management in operation between 7am and 7pm

Willows Road, Bourne End – various locations along length of road (Tuesday 8th December)

Carriageway iron works using localised traffic management in operation between 7am and 7pm

Lock Road, Marlow –  various locations along length of road (Wednesday 9th December to Saturday 12th December)

Carriageway iron works using localised traffic management in operation between 7:00am and 7:00pm with a road closure in operation between 7am and 7:00pm on Friday 11th December

Footway Structural Repair Programme

Cottesloe Road, Aylesbury – Churchill Avenue to Clover Lane (Monday 7th December to Wednesday 23rd December)

Footway improvement works using localised traffic management in operation between 7:30am and 4:30pm

Main Road, Walters Ash – Burdett Drive to Ash Road (Monday 7th December to Wednesday 23rd December)

Footway improvement works using localised traffic management in operation between 9:30am and 4:30pm

Bealings End and Berkley Road, Knotty Green – various locations along length of footway (Monday 7th December to Wednesday 23rd December)

Footway improvement works using localised traffic management in operation between 7:30am and 4:30pm

Drainage Improvement Schemes

Missenden Road/Wey Lane/Church Street, Chesham (Monday 7th December to Wednesday 23rd December)

Cable and pipe relocation work close to culvert using a road closure in operation 24/7

Advice and training for local community groups

Advice and training for local community groups
Local charity Community Impact Bucks supports people and groups to get involved and make a difference in local Buckinghamshire communities.

One of the ways that the charity does this is by offering expert advice and training to voluntary groups in the county including these upcoming events:

  • Legal and governance advice sessions on 28th January 2021: if your voluntary organisation has a legal or governance issue that it needs advice on, take up the opportunity to discuss and get direction from an expert from IBB Law, a local legal charity with a specialist department for charities, on 28th January 2021. Each 30 minute one-to-one appointment is free and is delivered via Zoom.
  • Networking opportunity for Buckinghamshire’s Volunteer Managers on 14th January 2021 (10-12am): this free networking session is suitable for anyone (paid/unpaid) involved with recruiting/ managing volunteers for charities, community groups or social enterprises delivering services in Buckinghamshire.  Held via Zoom on 14th January 2021 (10-12am), it is a great place to ask questions, share experiences and exchange fresh ideas with others.

Tailored 1:2:1 advice on volunteer recruitment and management (by appointment): if you need new ideas on how to recruit volunteers and trustees, or would like advice on how to start or refresh a volunteering programme, book a free 1:2:1 advice session with one of the team at Community Impact Bucks at a time and date that suits you.

More information on all the events can be found on Community Impact Bucks’ training and events webpage.

Buckinghamshire Council responds to High Alert Tier 2 announcement

Statement: Buckinghamshire Council responds to High Alert Tier 2 announcement

The Council has been advised today that Buckinghamshire will enter local restrictions in Tier 2 on 2 December.

The main restrictions of Tier 2 include:

  • No household mixing indoors
  • Following the rule of six if meeting outdoors
  • Libraries and Leisure Centres will re-open
  • Minimising travel and working from home where possible; if you live in a Tier 2 area and travel to a Tier 1 location for work – you must still adhere to Tier 2 guidance

Full details of the restrictions and requirements are available on the Government website,

Buckinghamshire Council Leader Martin Tett said that while it was disappointing not to have remained in Tier 1, he fully recognised the need to cooperate in order to retain the advances made during the current lockdown and help save lives.

“The council will be working with its Members of Parliament, the Buckinghamshire NHS and local business organisations to understand the implications for our residents, our businesses and people’s health. We will advise more in due course.”

Martin added: “Can I thank everyone in Buckinghamshire for their continued support and for following the rules, not only over the last month in lockdown but since the pandemic started.”

The Council will be issuing more details on its website in the coming days.

Councillor Vacancy

Due to the resignation of Councillor Maria Allaway, a casual vacancy has arisen in the Office of a Parish Councillor for Waddesdon Parish Council.  If you are interested in applying, please email the Clerk for further information: clerk@waddesdonparishcouncil.gov.uk

Lewis Fetto and John Beck Trust

Lewis Fetto and John Beck Trust  – New Trustees Needed – We have 2 vacancies for members of the Parishes of Waddesdon, Woodham and Westcott.

The Trust was set up for the poor of the parishes Waddesdon, Woodham and Westcott between the ages of 16-21 in support of their education. 

The Board of Trustees meets 3 times a year September, January and May and approves grants of up to a maximum of £250.  

If you can give a few hours each meeting, and would be interested in applying please contact the Clerk Jane Perks; via email jane.perks66@outlook.com. Full guidance and support given.

Feeling low? There’s support available 24/7

The last few months have taken their toll on us all and many people have suffered more with feelings of stress, anxiety, low mood or maybe even more acute mental health symptoms. Please don’t suffer in silence. There’s a special helpline available 24/7 across Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire, so please do use these numbers if you want to speak to someone about how you’re feeling.

 

Adults: 0800 783 0119 or 01865 904 997

Children and young people: 0800 783 0121 or 01865 904 998

 

There’s also additional help available on the Healthy Minds Bucks website.