Harvest Auction at the George & Dragon PH
Consultation on Rosefield Solar Farm
Rosefield Solar Farm is a proposed new solar farm with battery storage that would be capable of providing enough clean energy to power the equivalent of a quarter of all homes in Buckinghamshire.
For more information on the proposal:
A public exhibition was held at Quainton Memorial Hall on Friday 6th October 2023 2pm - 6pm
National Emergency Alerts Test - 23rd April 2023
The government has launched a national alert service and they are testing the system on Sunday 23rd April at 3pm.
The alert will appear on mobile devices for 20 seconds and you will hear a loud, siren-like sound for up to 10 seconds, you can see and hear it here UK Emergency Alerts - YouTube
This may be frightening to residents who are vulnerable and unaware of the alerts. Can you please help ensure neighbours are made aware of the test, how to acknowledge it and if the alert will be particularly distressing how to opt out. For further information please visit the How emergency alerts work - GOV.UK (www.gov.uk) for instructions on how to opt out.
Bank Holiday Revised Bin Collection Dates
PTA Race Night 11th March 2023
Quainton Showcase Event - 11th March 2023
George & Dragon Resident Survey
Notice - Parish Councillor Vacancy
NOTICE OF VACANCY
QUAINTON PARISH COUNCIL
Local Government Act 1972- Sections 87 and 89
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that due to the resignation of Councillor Nicolette Smith a casual vacancy has arisen in the Office of a PARISH Councillor for QUAINTON PARISH COUNCIL.
If by 6 January 2023 (within 14 days excluding Dies Non after the date of this notice) a request for an election to fill the vacancy is made in writing to the Returning Officer, Buckinghamshire Council, The Gateway, Gatehouse Road, Aylesbury, Bucks HP19 8FF or via email to firstname.lastname@example.org** by TEN electors for the Town/Parish, or Town/Parish ward (if warded), then an election will be held to fill the vacancy, otherwise the vacancy will be filled by co-option.
Dated: 14 December 2022
Signed: Katherine Richardson (Quainton Parish Clerk)
Quainton Parish Council 26 Upper Street, Quainton, Aylesbury, Bucks, HP22 4AY
** Residents of the parish who wish to request an election must include their names, addressses and a signature and if using the email address we recommend a scanned copy.
Christmas Holiday Period Bin Collection Dates
Bin collections across Buckinghamshire will be operating to a revised timetable over the Christmas Holiday period. As we produce around 30% more waste during the holiday period, it's important to reduce, reuse and recycle while we enjoy the seasonal festivities. You can make good use of leftover food, donate unwanted gifts and recycle Christmas cards and other Christmas packaging – there is some great and cost-effective ways to be environmentally friendly over Christmas.
Here are some Christmas items you can recycle at home for a greener Christmas:
- Christmas cards and crackers (without the snap)
- Paper hats
- Non-glittery wrapping paper
- Chocolate boxes
Please ensure you fold and flatten cardboard to a manageable size and place any extra cardboard securely next to your recycling container. Please also remove any other packaging, like polystyrene or Sellotape!
After the festive season is over, you can also dispose ofyour Christmas tree, wreaths, holly and mistletoe with our garden waste collection service. If you are a garden waste customer, you can simply remove all decorations, cut the tree into smaller pieces, and place the pieces in your garden waste bin. If you are not currently subscribed to our garden waste collection service, you can either take the tree to your nearest household recycling centre or see if there is a local charity collection near you.
Buckinghamshire's Household Recycling Centres will be closed on Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year's Day.
All other days over the Christmas period, whether Bank Holidays or not, our sites will operate the usual opening days and hours (9am-4pm).Check online before you visit to confirm opening hours and avoid the queues. You can visit our website for all thelatest Household Recycling Centre information.
During the festive period, bin collections across Buckinghamshire will be operating with a slightly altered timetable. Collections due to take place on Monday 26 December (Boxing Day) will move to Wednesday 28 December. Collections due to take place on Tuesday 27 December (Christmas Bank Holiday) will move to Thursday 29 December, and collections from Monday 2 January (New Year Bank Holiday) will be collected Wednesday 4 January. Please check the revised timetable below and present any bins or containers by 6:30amon the revised collection day.
Garden waste collection service will also operate with an alternative timetable, as from Monday 12 December to Sunday 22 January 2023 (inclusive) our garden waste collection service will be suspended for six weeks. Collections will resume from Monday 23 January 2023.
Quainton's New Neighbourhood Plan in Place
The parish council is pleased to announce the modified Quainton Neighbourhood Plan has been made by Buckinghamshire Council.
This means it will
now form part of the Development Plan for the area of Quainton parish and will
sit alongside the Vale of Aylesbury Local Plan and so will be a primary
material consideration in the determination of planning applications made
within the parish.
The made Plan is available to view on the village website at:
Meeting - George & Dragon PH Right To Bid
HS2 Mobile Visitor Centre in Quainton on 31st May
The HS2 Mobile Visitor Centre will be in the Memorial Hall car park on Tuesday 31st May 2022 10am to 3pm.
Drop in to hear the latest information on current works and representatives there to answer questions.
Easter Refuse Bin Collection Dates
Tennis Club AGM Welcomes New Members
AGM QUAINTON SPORTS CLUB - TENNIS SECTION
We would like to invite all members and potential members to our AGM
Wednesday 13th April 2022
George and Dragon Coffee Shop 8pm
Meet in the George and Dragon pub from 7.30 for complimentary drink
More details about the tennis club can be found HERE
Neighbourhood Plan Consultation Underway
Quainton Tree gets added to The Queen's Green Canopy
In support of planting new trees for the Queen's Platinum Jubilee next year, a new Broadleaf tree has been added to the Queen's Green Canopy Map.
The confirmation letter is shown below sent to the Quainton Community Orchard and Meadow Group
We are delighted to confirm your Jubilee tree planting has been uploaded to The Queen's Green Canopy (QGC) map.
Please find attached your QGC virtual plaque, which we invite you to share on social media using the hashtag #QueensGreenCanopy or #plantatreeforthejubilee to encourage others across the UK to get involved.
Please follow our digital channels on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram where we will be sharing Jubilee tree plantings throughout the official planting season, which is from October to March. With your planting complete, it is important to take care of your trees to give them the best chance of flourishing.
Our Protect page features all the information you need to ensure your planting flourishes.
Thank you for your contribution to this special initiative, which we hope will inspire countless others. With your support we are creating a greener UK and a legacy in honour of The Queen's leadership of the nation, which will benefit future generations.
The Queen's Green Canopy
PC urges large attendance at HS2 meeting
The parish council hopes there will be as many attendees as possible at the forthcoming meeting with HS2 and their contractor EKFB particularly in regards to the new Station Road re-alignment and new road.
A paper outlining the parish council's position and the issues that need to be raised with HS2 can be viewed on the HS2 Information page - click here
HS2 Public Drop In Meeting - Tuesday 30th November
Mega Prison - Public Information
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: email@example.com
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)