Message from the new Buckinghamshire Ward Councillors
We are delighted to announce that we have been elected as unitary councillors for the Great Brickhill Ward, of which Quainton Parish is a part.
As we made clear during our campaigning, we are keen to actively support your residents and the Parish Council.
The Great Brickhill ward covers a wide area, so we believe the best way of serving you is for one of us to act as the primary contact for most day-to-day matters. Iain Macpherson, who has been active within the village during the last twelve months, will act in this capacity for Quainton.
We should emphasise that all three of us are accessible, as and when required on major issues, providing the weight of the full team. We will also engage our Member of Parliament when required.
We hope that you will find this a useful arrangement and we look forward to serving you over the next four years.
Parish Councillors Required
Wanted – Four new Parish Councillors for Quainton. Can you help?
Why? – The new Parish Council takes office on 10th May. Only three councillors were returned and we need to co-opt four others to bring the Council up to its normal size.
Sort of things we get involved in
What we do
What we have done
· Neighbourhood Plan which aims to keep the look and feel of the village the way the village wants it
· Commenting on Planning Applications
· Managing unwanted development,
· Promoting consensus
2. Village Life
· Supporting Quainton Fireworks display
· Bringing the Post Office back to Quainton
· Building and maintaining the Skate Park and Children’s Play ground
· Supporting local sports clubs and local businesses
· Developing a Quainton PC web page
· Appointing nominees to Quainton local charities
· Implementing Emergency Plan and supporting local people during Covid
· Liaison with Bucks council and Police and reviewing their plans and policies
4. Infra structure
· Upgrading and maintaining all lighting in the village
· Managing grass, hedge cutting and litter collection
· The Green
· Managing the allotments
· Wild life gardens and the local natural environment
5. County Issues
· HS2 - Communicating plans, putting across parishioner’s views
· Liaising with Transport for Bucks on local roads and Speed watch
· Others - East West Rail, Incinerator and Mineral Waste Plan
What do I need to do?
If you could make a difference or add something new to Quainton Parish we invite you to apply for Quainton Parish Council! You would have to get involved, gather opinions from your peers, deliver improvement and work as a team
Who do I need to apply to?
The parish clerk, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
telephone 01296 651354
Have Your Say - Quainton Neighbourhhood Plan
Speeding and HGV Traffic - Parish Council Statement
At the October meeting of the Parish Council we noted and discussed the many communications from residents expressing concern about speeding and heavy goods traffic and the consequential danger to pedestrians and other motorists, plus alleged damage by passing vehicles to several older properties, chiefly in Strand/Lower Street area.
While the Parish Council does not have all the answers, or the necessary powers or finance to make substantial changes, we discussed the following:
Parking in Lower Street, particularly during school drop off and pick up times
Action: Danny Fahy PCSO will visit the school and discuss its Travel Plan in the hope of encouraging walking to school, parking away from Lower Street, staggered times for entering and leaving school etc.
SLOW warning signs near the school on Lower Street
Action: Transport for Buckinghamshire (TfB) have been approached and confirm the refreshment of the signs is already programmed.
The use of a mobile Speed Indication Device on The Strand and Lower Street (and other areas of the village)
Action: TfB has to approve any sites where poles to hold the SID may be used and a meeting has been arranged for October half term
Action: County Councillor Scott Raven hopes to secure professional advice from Buckinghamshire Council for the Parish Council in its determination to secure additional appropriate traffic calming measures.
Action: Bring to the attention of advisory meeting with TfB.
Drainage issues in The Strand
Action: Combine a site visit arranged to look at Winwood Drive with pursuing problems in The Strand. Provisional meeting arranged
Resurfacing The Strand and parts of Lower Street
Drainage and any other utility works must be completed before resurfacing of The Strand
Damage to older properties close to the road
Action: Contact details for the relevant department of Buckinghamshire Council and HS2 to be given to residents
HS2 Station Road Works & Closure - Exhibition and Webinars
Access the virtual exhibition room to find out more about the Station Road works
Due to COVID-19 HS2 contractor Fusion are unable to hold a community information event near to you, so have published the information in a virtual exhibition room. This allows you to navigate around, read and interact with information boards about the works, leave your feedback and sign up to attend one of the online webinars that will be delivered by the project team working on Station Road.
Join the webinars to find out more about the Station Road works
Fusion will also be holding two webinars in October to share information about highways works on Station Road.At both events a team of specialists will provide a presentation and will be available to answer questions during a Q&A session.
Please register here to join the Station Road, Quainton webinars. These webinars will be held on:
- Thursday 15 October 2020 (6pm to 7pm)
- Thursday 29 October 2020 (2pm to 3pm)