TVP Community Forum tonight in Cheddington Village Hall (5/6/18)

Extract from TVP e:newsletter below:

Community Forum
The next district community forum will be on 05/06/17 at Cheddington Village Hall 7pm – 9pm.
This is an opportunity for you to speak with the police about what concerns you have and set
our next priority.
Below are the statistics for the past year:
Burglary dwelling Down 46%
VOLUME CRIME which includes those listed below Down 35%
Burglary non dwelling
Theft of motor vehicle (TOMV)
Theft from motor vehicle (TFMV)
Criminal damage
Drug offences
Burglary dwelling still remains down this is due to the work we are continuing to do with
bordering forces and disrupting those responsible.

Important Announcement re 29 June – The Greatest Showman/Las Vegas Night

Important Announcement

First the bad news – unfortunately, we are unable to continue with the planned Las Vegas night on Friday 29th June. Despite our best efforts, interest in the event was not sufficient to make it viable. We apologise to those who have already bought tickets or were planning to come along. We will of course be refunding ticket holders in full.

Now the good news! We are delighted that the Pitstone Film Club have stepped into the breach and will be presenting a one-off screening of The Greatest Showman (cert PG) in our Big Top on the Friday night – curtains up at 7.30pm ! This hugely popular film will be shown on a big screen with state of the art projector and sound system. A full bar, soft drinks and popcorn will be available. So bring your folding chairs and cushions and come along to support this unique village event!
(Some seating will be supplied) Tickets on the door £5 per person or £10 for a family (2 adults, 2 children)

Plans for Housemouse’s hotly anticipated return to Pitstone on Saturday 30 June continue at a pace! Housemouse has guaranteed a few surprises, and tickets are selling fast with last year’s sales already hit for six – so book yours today and don’t miss out!

We look forward to seeing you all in June.
The PIE team

BCC confirm that mobile library service will terminate on 31/5/18

Following the recent public consultation, I am writing to let you know that Buckinghamshire County Council decided on 20th April 2018 to end the Mobile Library service, with the final visits being due on 31st May 2018.  Details of the decision can be found at:


Over the past week we have emailed mobile library customers to inform them of the cessation of the service and also to give information about alternative ways to continue to access library services.  We are posting letters this week to those customers without email.


If you are able to help inform your residents and signpost people to the further information given in the Appendix below it would be appreciated.  Should you have residents who may be interested in becoming Home Library Service volunteers they can apply online using the link at the bottom of this page .


I would also like to take this opportunity to apologise for the inconvenience caused to your residents on the many occasions recently where we been unable to visit due to vehicle breakdowns or driver sickness.  We have extended outstanding loans to avoid anyone incurring overdue charges as a result and we will also extend any mobile loans still outstanding at the end of this month for a further two weeks to allow people time to make decisions about future library use.


If you have any queries please get in touch with us at


Kind regards


David Jones


David Jones

Head of Community Focus

Buckinghamshire County Council





Copy of email to mobile library customers:


Following the Council’s recent decision to end the mobile library service with effect from May 31st 2018 I am writing to you as a mobile library user to let you know of alternative ways to continue accessing our services.


If you are able to travel we have 30 library buildings in Buckinghamshire and their locations and opening times can be found here. . These also offer a range of regular free or low cost events for all ages, which may be of interest.


You may also use your Buckinghamshire library card to borrow from some neighbouring library services, including Hertfordshire, Milton Keynes and Slough amongst others. Find out more about these here 


Should you have access to the internet you may wish to try out our eLibrary to download an eBook, eAudiobook or eMagazine. These are all free services and there are no fines to worry about. Full details are here


If you are unable to travel to a library  due to age, illness or disability you may wish to request the Home Library Service. We will match you with a named volunteer who will bring you the books you want to read every month, at a mutually convenient time, and take back your previous loans.   This service gives you a longer loan period, free reservations and no fines.  


Maybe you have a relative, friend or neighbour who regularly visits the library and is willing to pick up books on your behalf. By formalising this person as a ‘Library Buddy’ you would get a longer loan period, free book and audiobook reservations and loans and no fines on books or audiobooks.


As I am sure you are aware there have been many occasions over the past weeks where we have let customers down either because of vehicle break downs or driver sickness so I would also like to take this opportunity to apologise to you personally for any inconvenience this has caused you. 


I am keen to ensure that everyone will be able to access library services in future so over the next few weeks we plan to have extra staff on board the mobile libraries to explain these options in person and to help customers to find the most suitable alternative.

Appeal for witnesses after a burglary – Pitstone



A burglary has been reported in Pitstone on Friday afternoon (11/05).


An elderly resident on Vicarage Road heard her doorbell ring at around 3:40pm.


Shortly afterwards, the offender gained entry to the property via an unlocked side door. Nothing seems to have been stolen at this time.


The man is described as mixed race and spoke with broken English. He was aged in his late twenties to early thirties and was a slim build. He was wearing dark clothing.


Detective Constable Tom Booth, based at Aylesbury Police Station, is investigating this crime. He said “If anyone saw a man matching this description please get in contact with me.


“Did you see any suspicious vehicles in the area, or anyone else that raised your suspicions?


“If you have any information please call me on the 24 hour non-emergency number 101, quoting reference 43180142451.”


If you don’t want to speak to the police or give your details you can contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111, or report it online.


Please look out for any vulnerable friends, relatives and neighbours. Check that they are locking their doors and windows and that they know what to do if someone suspicious comes to their premise.


Advice and information to help prevent burglaries can be found on the Thames Valley Police website.

Forthcoming Road Closures in Cheddington and Ivinghoe

Cheddington High Street (from 15 May):

Pitstone Road, Cheddington, Buckinghamshire
15 May — 01 June
Delays likelyRoad closure
Works description: CMP – SURFACE DRESSING PREP
Responsibility for works: Buckinghamshire
Current status: Planned work about to start
Works reference: BH00231003291

Brownlow Bridge, Ivinghoe (from 24 July):


Appeal for witnesses after a burglary – Ivinghoe Aston

Charity “goodbye” singalong class on 10 July 2018

If you would like a table. Please call Helen on 01296661791.

The importance of having your dog microchipped

Having your dog microchipped can make a lot of difference when looking for and trying to identify a missing dog.


Since April 2016 it has been a legal requirement for all dogs to be microchipped by 8 weeks of age.


Each microchip has a unique number that must be registered on a Government approved database along with information about your dog and you as its owner. If your dog is not registered on one of these databases you can be fined.


It is important that the information is kept up-to-date so that if your dog does go missing, you can be contacted at the correct phone number or address.


Reporting it to the police as soon as possible is also important, including making us aware of the microchip number so we can record this on our database. This will make it easier for us to identify any dogs that are found and check to see if they have been reported as missing or stolen.


It is also recommended to record the loss or theft of your dog online using sites dedicated to finding lost and stolen dogs. Often these sites work with police and other organisations, such as local Neighbourhood Watch Groups and Vetinary practices, to try and find them.


More information on microchipping your dog can be found on the Government website.


In 2016, the Dogs Trust recorded that 9,000 stray dogs were reunited with their owners due to having a microchip with up-to-date details.


The People’s Dispensary for Sick Animals (PDSA) also reported that in 2017, 11% of dog owners did not realise that it was a requirement by law to have their dog microchipped and a further 7% had not updated their details when they needed to.

Message Sent By
Caitlin Rosetti (Police, Communications Support Assistant, Thames Valley Police)

Healthwatch meeting at Pitstone Hall 9-5-18

Healthwatch Bucks – Helping you to improve your health and social care services

Healthwatch Bucks is an independent organisation that gives Bucks residents a voice to shape and improve local health and social care services. We’re here to ensure that local views, concerns and experiences are heard at all levels of health and social care so that they make a positive difference to the way future services are delivered.

We do this by listening to what people tell us about their local services. We share this feedback with health and social care providers to help them understand what people think of their services. We also use it to help other residents see what people think. As part of this, we produce our own evidence-based reports. Our reports include specific recommendations based on the feedback we receive. We use these reports to influence, inform and, if necessary, challenge decisions of health and social care organisations. Over the past year our work has helped improve the non-clinical patient experience of a range of health and social care services from GP practices to care homes.  

To help patients shape the service they want from their GP practice, we have also been working with the Clinical Commissioning Groups to support the set-up of Patient Participation Groups. In our monthly newsletter, you can read about some of these PPGs. We also have a signposting service where we provide information about access to local health and social care services such as how to find a care home or get a dentist through the NHS.

We will be holding our Quarterly Board Meeting in public in Pitstone Memorial Hall on Wednesday 9 May, 2018 from 2.00-4.30pm. We would be delighted to see you there, hear your views and answer any questions. All we ask is that you email any questions in advance. To find out more, please give us a call on 0845 260 6216 or visit our website Why not sign up for our newsletter or follow us on Facebook or Twitter.

The latest newsletter is available here:

Today (Thurs 12/4/18) in Aylesbury …

Quacker Duck Trail set to bring family fun to Aylesbury town centre

This week sees the FREE ‘Quacker Duck Trail’ take place on Thursday 12 April in Aylesbury’s town centre between 11am and 3pm.

This unique and fun-filled family event invites people to search for hidden letters around the town centre – to reveal the mystery message. Letters will be displayed inside shops or in their windows.

Entry forms can be collected from Hale Leys Shopping Centre where you will find them in The Works retailer and Lil Riders who will be on the high street that day. The entry form also lists the participating shops.

All correct entries will be entered into a draw for a chance to win one of three prizes:

 First prize is a one-month membership for Everyone Active at Aqua Vale Swimming and Fitness Centre.  Second prize is one free family swim at Aqua Vale Swimming and Fitness Centre.  Third prize brought to you by Aylesbury Town Centre Partnership is a mystery prize.

“The Town Centre Partnership is delighted to be supporting local businesses and creating a fun activity for children to enjoy with their families during the school holidays,” said Town Centre Manager Diana Fawcett.

Appeal for witnesses following serious injury road traffic collision – Cheddington

Appeal for witnesses following serious injury road traffic collision – Cheddington

Thames Valley Police is appealing for witnesses following a road traffic collision yesterday morning.


At 9.05am on Sunday (8/4) a silver Vauxhall Corsa has been travelling on the B488 Horton Road, Cheddington near to station road, when it has left the carriageway and collided with a telegraph pole.

Please click the link below to read the full details:-

Appeal for witnesses following serious injury road traffic collision – Cheddington

Local bee keepers need your help – honey bee swarms are very important

bee Swarms 2018-1


Following the long winter of 2017-2018 and the late Spring, colonies of honeybees are under tremendous stress. In the wild the survival chance of a honeybee swarm is about 20%. Collected, and housed in a hive by a beekeeper, the survival rate triples. The MBBKA needs the help of everyone in the area to ensure we collect as many swarms this year as possible. If you see a swarm of bees please contact the MBKA on the swarm-line number below. We will send a beekeeper to collect the swarm and provide it with a new home.

Please click on the above link for more information.

Get into cricket with All Stars and I&PCC 5-8 years

Get into cricket with All Stars and the Ivinghoe & Pitstone Cricket Club

All Stars cricket provides boys and girls from 5-8 years with 8 weeks of non-stop fun.   the activity and game based programme is suitable for all skill levels, providing your child with the foundations to begin a lifelong love of physical activity and cricket, while making friends in a safe and enjoyable environment.

Starting 11 May 2018.

Click the link for full details:

Latest news & updates from AVDC


Community Trust Fund Available for Parishes Impacted by Luton Airport


A Community Trust Fund is available for Parishes impacted by London Luton airport which can provide funding for Community projects. Grants range from £250 to £3,000. Some grants may be paid in stages over the life of the project as it reaches set goals.


For more information please see the following website:



New Homes Bonus 



New Homes Bonus Micro Grants of up to £1,000 are now available. These easily accessible grants are assessed on a monthly basis and are open to voluntary and community sector organisations as well as Parish and Town Councils

Contact officer: Jan Roffe

New Council Tax Bills


It’s that time of year again where we are in the process of sending out around 80,000 council tax bills. Customers who have signed-up for MyAccount can access their bill through MyAccount and will not receive a bill through the post.

As you can appreciate, these bills generate a high volume of contact from our residents. Although this is normal at this time of year, it can mean longer wait times on the phone lines for customers who are calling with enquiries.

To save the wait on the phone, we would advise customers to contact us through our website and on webchat and, if possible, to wait a week or so before contacting us with non-urgent enquiries.


Contact officer: Lynda Tomlins



Garden Waste Collection Service

The cost of the garden waste collection service is changing. The annual cost for the service will rise to £45 on the 1 April 2018, around £2 per collection. The service runs from February to November and is a cost effective way for residents to dispose of their garden waste.


This is the first rise in the cost of this discretionary service for three years and is needed to cover our increased costs as a result of inflation, rising fuel costs and government funding cuts. All garden waste collected by AVDC is turned into compost to be used on farmland as a soil improver.


We will be running a radio campaign for three weeks during March to encourage new residents to sign up to the before the price increase on 1 April.


Contact officer: Amy Bridgford 01296 585233



Investment in New Recycling and Waste Vehicles


Residents and businesses across the Vale can look forward to improved waste collection and recycling services following a £3.6m investment in a new fleet of 17 Mercedes-Benz Econics state-of-the-art refuse vehicles. The new vehicles offer enhanced performance, improved fuel economy and greater safety, compared to the leased vehicles they are replacing. As well as providing an opportunity to increase recycling rates the new fleet are also best-placed to cope with the increase in demand which will inevitably result from the increase in new homes across the Vale.


Contact officer: Amy Bridgford 01296 585233



Trees and Your Property


Trees add immeasurably to our quality of life and contribute multiple benefits to the urban environment where so many of us live and work. However, they may have some characteristics that can often be viewed as an inconvenient. Such circumstances can give rise to disputes where the tree concerned is not in the ownership or control of the person affected, for advice please visit the website or contact:


Contact officer: Jim MacNewman


Safe Place Scheme                     


The Safe Places Scheme has been rolled out across Aylesbury Vale through the AVDC Community Safety Team with Thames Valley Police also supporting this initiative. The scheme provides safe havens, such as shops and restaurants, for vulnerable people if they need help when out and about. If they spot the sticker, they can approach the business for help or guidance whether this be for directions, a sit down and glass of water or to have a taxi phoned on their behalf.


A list of the current Safe Places can be found here:


If you are a business owner or know any businesses that would like to help, please forward this item to them or email for more information.


Contact officer: Rachel Robinson


Ask for Angela


Ask For Angela is a sexual violence campaign, supported by Thames Valley Police which aims to help individuals feel safe when they are on a night out. An individual can get help by asking a member of staff for Angela at the bar if they are feeling uncomfortable on a date or in a dangerous situation. The bar staff can then defuse the situation or arrange a safe way of getting home.

Each pub or bar will display posters in their public toilets so that people are aware that they are supporters of the campaign.


There are numerous supporters of Ask For Angela within Aylesbury – these can be found here:


If you are a business owner or know any businesses that would like to support the scheme, please forward this item to them or email for more information.


Contact officer: Rachel Robinson



Hotel Watch


Hotels across all districts in Buckinghamshire are being encouraged by AVDC and partners to support a scheme aimed at preventing child sexual exploitation and domestic violence. Called Hotel Watch, the scheme has been going for some time, but a relaunch is focusing on raising awareness of the signs that may point towards abuse taking place with the ‘SAY something if you SEE something’ catchline.


All districts within the county (Aylesbury Vale, Chiltern, South Bucks and Wycombe) are involved in the scheme in partnership with Thames Valley Police.

Aylesbury Vale has a strong Hotel Watch membership, comprising of local hoteliers and proprietors that want to play their part in keeping a safe environment. Hotels and guest houses participating in the scheme display the distinctive Hotel Watch stickers.


If your Hotel are interested in becoming a member of Hotel Watch please email



Contact officer: Rachel Robinson


WhizzFizzFest 2018 Tickets Are Now Available


Tickets for selected events at Aylesbury’s annual WhizzFizzFest, the all-day festival celebrating children’s art and literature, are now on sale.


Taking place on Saturday 30 June in Aylesbury’s town centre and organised by Aylesbury Vale District Council, this year’s festival is already proving to be bigger and better than ever, with celebrity guests Dame Darcey Bussell and Dame Jessica Ennis-Hill headlining the events.


For more information and to buy tickets, visit


For all the latest announcements and updates on the festival, follow @WhizzFizzFest on Facebook and Twitter and use the hashtag #WhizzFizzFest


Contact officer: Sarah Owen



Vale Lottery Special Spring Prize Draw


Vale Lottery will be hatching a new special spring prize draw over the Easter holidays; offering players who are signed up before 8pm on Saturday 5 May the chance to win an ‘all inclusive’ family ticket to Legoland Windsor. To date, Vale Lottery has raised over £140,000 for more than 180 local good causes in Aylesbury Vale and we would greatly appreciate your help in encouraging even more local residents to sign up and support a good cause on their doorstep.


Contact officer: Megan Williams  

What will you enter for the Ivinghoe Flower and Vegetable Show?

Please submit entries with entry fees at the Hub, Ivinghoe
Lawn, from 6.30pm-8pm on Friday 7th September 2018 OR
between 9-10.30am on Saturday 8th September 2018. Entrants
must set up their own entries (Item’s displayed at owners
risk); Judging will take place from 11am – 1pm; No entries to
be removed before 3pm after which items not removed will
be auctioned off at 3.15pm. Children’s entries free, adult
entries 30p each, one entry per person per class.

Please click on the link to see more information and download your entry form.

Amended HUB SCHEDULE of FLOWER SHOW Feb for Sept 8th Show 2018-1


New Homes Bonus Micro Grants now available for community/voluntary sector

NHB Micro Grants up to £1,000 are now available for voluntary and community sector organisations as well as parish and town councils!
An exciting development sees the introduction of a new NHB Micro Grant Funding Scheme which is open to voluntary and community sector organisations operating within a parish, as well as parish and town councils.
Easily accessible micro grants up to £1,000 are available for a variety of capital costs including refurbishment and equipment purchases and are assessed on a monthly basis.
It is not necessary for the project to link to growth, although those that do may score more highly. Projects to be put forward for funding must evidence consultation at parish level and the application form must be endorsed by the relevant town or parish council prior to submission.
The closing date for applications is the 15th of each month.
(please note that an Expression of Interest is only required for a project grant and NOT micro grant applications)
Please click link through to Aylesbury Vale District Council website for full details:

Free gentle exercise class

STARTING SOON! We have received funding for a fun and absolutely FREE community exercise class…for those who don’t normally exercise!

• Starting in May 2018 (limited numbers available) and FREE OF CHARGE for as long as the funding will allow!
• Tuesdays at 11am – 12pm at The Hub.
• Suitable for people with less mobility – gentle movement to music, designed to get the whole body moving, whilst introducing some strengthening and stretching exercises too. Exercises will be a good mixture of standing and seated work…but all can be adapted to suit the individual.
• Places are provided on a first-come, first-served basis and will be available for a limited number of weeks.
• These classes will be very friendly and welcoming and are aimed at those people who might not think that exercise is for them.

So if you, or anyone you might know, are interested then please contact Andrea on:
Tel: 07855 138 005
or send an email to the Hub at:

Vale of Aylesbury Local Plan – Regulation 22: Submission of documents and information to the Secretary of State

Vale of Aylesbury Local Plan – Regulation 22: Submission of documents and information to the Secretary of State

The Vale of Aylesbury Local Plan was submitted to government on 28 February 2018 and will now be subject to an independent examination by Planning Inspector Paul Clark BA MA MRTPI.

The examination is likely to include a series of hearings on what the Inspector deems to be critical issues affecting the Plan. Respondents who have made representations proposing changes to the Plan in order to make it sound and legally-compliant may be invited to participate in a hearing. The selected respondents will be contacted by the Programme Officer once the hearing timetable has been finalised.

During the examination period, the submission and examination material will be available to be inspected by the public.

What documents will be available and how can they be accessed?

The Regulation 22 Submission Statement of Availability outlines the submission documents available and how to get hold of them. All electronic documents and hard copy materials will be made available within the next two weeks.

You will be able to download these documents at:

Alternatively, by contacting the Planning Policy team (details below) you can request a USB stick containing all of the documents, namely:

the Vale of Aylesbury Local Plan Submission Document
the Vale of Aylesbury Local Plan Submission Policies Maps
the Sustainability Appraisal Report
the Habitats Regulation Assessment
the regulation 22 Submission Consultation Statement (February 2018)
the Core documents index list
Evidence Base and supporting documents
The Local Development Scheme
the Statement of Community Involvement
the regulation 22 Statement of Availability (January 2018)
a series of seven topic papers (January 2018)
the report of representations on the regulation 19 consultation
the Legal Compliance checklist
the Soundness Self-Assessment checklist

A printed copy of the submission materials will also be available to view at AVDC’s Gateway offices and certain submission documents will be at libraries around the district.

Please see here for the locations where you can find the documents and opening times.

What happens next?

The examination of the Plan will begin with initial checks to make sure it meets regulatory requirements. After this stage, the hearing timetable will be finalised and published and any participants requested by the Inspector will be contacted.

The assigned Programme Officer, Louise St John Howe, will also be contacting all those who responded to the Regulation 19 Consultation from November to December 2017 providing further detail on the examination process.

If you have any questions on the content of this email please call 01296 585308 or email

Yours sincerely

Charlotte Stevens
Planning Policy Manager

Freight Strategy Consultation

I’m launching a six-week public consultation on Buckinghamshire’s Draft Freight Strategy. I’m inviting you to take part and have your say through our short survey   .


Transporting freight plays a key role in servicing Buckinghamshire’s industry and communities, and supports our growth and economic development. Freight offers our residents choice as consumers and businesses.


This Draft Freight Strategy analyses the impact freight is having in Buckinghamshire and looks ahead to the impact it might have in 2036.It sets out what can be done to harness the benefits of freight and manage its impact.


To support the Draft Freight Strategy we have developed 14 policies which demonstrate our commitments on how we intend to manage freight. The policies cover appropriate use of our road network, our environment, partnership working and considering freight in decision making. Within each policy we have identified ways we can put what we are proposing into action.


Achieving these commitments will require strong partnerships with central government, the district councils, communities and businesses. So we need to know what everybody thinks of our plans.


I urge you to have your say, and to share this through your networks.  There’s more information here   where you’ll also find a link to the consultation survey  .


If you have any questions about this consultation, please contact the Transport Strategy team by email at or by telephone 01296 395000.


Kind Regards,



Cllr Paul Irwin

Deputy Cabinet Member for Transportation

Chairman of the rights of way Committee and Parking Governance Board

Chairman of Waddesdon Local Area Forum, Cricket Club and the Bernwode Bus.

County, District and Parish Councillor


New Thames Valley Police contact details

Please note that there has been a change to the policing for Pitstone and PCSO Jackie Dodson is no longer our designed PCSO, therefore please do not try to contact TVP via Jackie’s mobile telephone number.   We would like to thank PCSO Dodson most sincerely for all her dedicated work in our parish.  We also welcome PCSOs Natalie Hall and Megan Harriet to Pitstone.

Please report any non-emergency police matters on telephone number: 101.   It is important that you ring through all issues because this number generates the official log of incidents for the parish, and police manpower is allocated according to incident rate.   If you are the victim of crime, witness a crime, witness suspicious/anti-social behaviour or have any information related to local crime/use of illegal substances please call 101.

The police website states that “You should call 101 to report crime and other concerns that do not require an emergency response. For example, if:

  • Your car has been stolen
  • Your property has been damaged
  • You suspect drug use or dealing in your neighbourhood

Or to:

  • Give the police information about crime in your area
  • Speak to the police about a general enquiry

You should always call 999 when it is an emergency, such as when a crime is in progress, someone suspected of a crime is nearby, when there is danger to life or when violence is being used or threatened.”

Please do not feel that your information may not be important enough to call them.  Often it takes time to build up a complete picture and gather all the necessary evidence and your piece of information may be the missing piece of the jigsaw.

You can also contact the Neighbourhood Police Team on the following email address if you just have a query (but not to report crime etc):


Roadwork notifications from BCC 5-23 March 2018

B489 Lower Icknield Way, Marsworth, Buckinghamshire
05 March — 23 March
Delays likelyTraffic control (two-way signals)
Works location: Vicarage Road to Watery Lane.
Works description: Traffic Signal Refurbishments
Responsibility for works: Buckinghamshire
Current status: Planned work about to start
Works reference: BH00215053645

Vicarage Road, Pitstone, Buckinghamshire
06 March — 08 March
Delays unlikelyTraffic control (give & take)
Works description: Install 7m of 1 way poly duct in Verge,Install 7m of 2 poly ducts in Carriageway
Responsibility for works: Openreach
Current status: Planned work about to start
Works reference: BC006CT001LC500250091702

Westfield Road, Pitstone, Buckinghamshire
06 March — 08 March
Delays unlikelySome carriageway incursion
Works description: Erect/Renew 1 PCP cabinet and base (600mm x 300mm x 1000mm),Install 4m of 2 poly ducts in Footway
Responsibility for works: Openreach
Current status: Planned work about to start
Works reference: BC006CT001LC500257048301

Buckinghamshire Minerals and Waste Local Plan Proposed Submission Consultation



Buckinghamshire County Council is in the process of reviewing its adopted minerals and waste planning policies. This is to ensure we continue to have an up to date plan in line with government guidance. We are doing this by preparing a new comprehensive Minerals and Waste Local Plan.


We are now at a key stage where the Proposed Submission version of the new Minerals and Waste Local Plan is being consulted on ahead of being submitted to the Planning Inspector. The County Council welcomes comments and observations on this Submission Plan for Consultation.


Accompanying the Submission Plan for Consultation is a Sustainability Appraisal and a number of background documents. These can all be viewed and downloaded at This consultation will run from Monday 5th March to Thursday 19th April 2018.


Responses can be made by in a number of ways


The Proposed Submission Plan is available to view in hard copy format at the main reception areas of the County Council (County Hall), as well as the main receptions of the district councils in the county during normal business hours. Additional hard copies of the document can be found in the libraries at Amersham, Aylesbury, Beaconsfield, Buckingham, High Wycombe, Gerrards Cross and Iver.


If there are any matters on which you require clarification please do not hesitate to contact us.


Yours faithfully


Ismail Mohammed

Ismail Mohammed

Strategic Planning and Infrastructure Manager

TVP Aylesbury launch new Facebook page for local updates

Paralympic Heritage Flame Lighting Ceremony – Friday 2 March – cancelled

Due to the expected extreme weather conditions, Aylesbury Vale District Council has taken the decision to cancel tomorrow’s public event for the Paralympic Heritage Flame Lighting Ceremony due to be held at Stoke Mandeville Stadium.
This has been a difficult decision taken in partnership with WheelPower and the British Paralympic Association. The lighting of the Heritage Flame, will, as tradition requires, still take place, with Torch Bearer Ali Jawad performing the ceremony at a closed event.
We apologise for any inconvenience caused but felt that this is the most appropriate course of action, and we ask anyone with a ticket not to make the journey to the stadium.
Channel 4 will air the ceremony on their evening news at 7.45pm, so please do tune in.

Winter weather update & advice

Buckinghamshire, along with many parts of the UK, is still experiencing wintery conditions. This means unusually low temperatures for this time of the year and potentially snow or sleet with strong winds.

The Council has a one-stop webpage that brings together advice ranging from staying safe on the roads, the gritting routes and coping with winter weather to staying healthy, warm and preventing illness.

It’s also important to note that when these conditions appear we tend to get an increase in admissions at both GP surgeries and hospitals but if your illness is minor check out other services like 111 or for health information and advice. Don’t forget that pharmacists can give clinical advice for minor health issues and a list of local pharmacies can also be found on the Health Help Now website

Noel Brown, Cabinet Member for Community Engagement and Public Health said the webpages were the most comprehensive guide ever published for Buckinghamshire: “While I hope these unusual conditions won’t persist, it’s useful to have such a wide array of information at the click of a button. It’s easy to get caught out particularly with freezing temperatures or heavy snowfall so be prepared. Staying warm and healthy is just as important.

“However we can all do our bit by checking in on elderly or frail neighbours who may be reluctant to leave home when the weather turns; let’s all try to be good neighbours to one another” he added.

To see all the webpages, visit

Updates from the County Council re Local Area Forum meeting in Ivinghoe 1/3/18, Lower Icknield Way road closures in March & safety consultation

Temporary Traffic Lights on Lower Icknield Way, Marsworth

Starting on 5 March, 2018 works will begin to replace the expired traffic signal equipment on Canal Bridge, Lower Icknield Way in Marsworth.  These works should be finished by 23 March, 2018.  A day time road closure is anticipated from 9:30 am – 15:30 between 12th March until 23rd March in order to provide safe working space due to the width of the road and bridge.  There will be a diversion route in place, and there will be advanced notice road signs warning drivers of the closure to be placed, as well as letters and email to the relevant parish councils and district councilors.

Safe in Bucks Consultation

A short consultation questionnaire from our Communities Cabinet Member, Noel Brown, can be found on the link below and will help us evaluate your priorities for making Buckinghamshire a safer place to live.  Please let us know your views!

Next Local Area Forum Meeting

The next LAF meeting will be held at 7 pm on Thursday 1st March at Ivinghoe Town Hall and the agenda can be found online at this link:

Residents welcome to attend and raise questions with Thames Valley Police, Bucks County Council or Transport for Bucks

Appeal for witnesses following fail to stop collision – Ivinghoe


Thames Valley Police is appealing for witnesses following a fail-to-stop road traffic collision on the the B489 Dunstable Road, Ivinghoe.


At around 12.50pm on Saturday (24/2) a collision occurred between a black Audi A3 and a cyclist.

As a result of the collision, the cyclist, a 43-year-old man, sustained injuries and was taken to hospital by paramedics where he was treated for an injury to his hip.

The driver of the Audi A3 failed to stop at the scene and drove off in the direction towards Bedfordshire.

It is believed that during the collision the passenger side wing mirror of the Audi would have been damaged as a result of the impact.

Investigating officer PC Neil Stephenson, from the Roads Policing Unit based at Milton Keynes, said: “I would like to speak to anyone who witnessed the collision or who has any information which could assist our investigation.

“We would like to make contact the driver of the car involved in the collision as they failed to stop at the scene. If you have any information which relates to this investigation please contact police by calling 101, quoting reference number 727 (24/2).”

If you have any information relating to this case, please call 101 quoting reference ‘727 (24/2)’, or contact Crimestoppers anonymously.

V.I.Paralympians announced for Heritage Flame Ceremony

Aylesbury Vale District Council (AVDC) and the Paralympic Heritage Flame Lighting Ceremony’s organising committee are excited to announce Ali Jawad and Sophie Christiansen CBE as official torchbearers in this year’s event, ‘Spirit of Endeavour’.
Paralympians, Ali Jawad and Sophie Christiansen, will take centre stage at this year’s Paralympic Heritage Flame Lighting Ceremony on Friday 2 March at Stoke Mandeville Stadium, as part of the lead-up to the twelfth Paralympic Winter Games. Para-equestrian Dressage rider, Sophie Christiansen, has competed in four successive Paralympic Games and is an eight-time Paralympic Champion with multiple World and European titles. She was awarded a CBE in the 2017 New Year Honours List for services to Para-equestrianism. Ali Jawad is a British powerlifter who won his first Paralympic medal in Rio, after securing silver in the men’s -59kg category, lifting a best of 190kg.
The Ceremony will see the first flame of the PyeongChang 2018 Paralympic Winter Games Torch Relay ignited in Stoke Mandeville, the birthplace of the Paralympic movement. It will then continue to take place in South Korea between 2-9 March with torchbearers covering a distance of 2018km. The relay’s motto is “Let Everyone Shine” and embodies the Paralympic spirit of creating infinite possibilities and outcomes by incorporating the infinity symbol (∞) in the form of the number ‘8’ throughout the journey.
Eight flames will be lit over the eight days and the journey will feature 800 torchbearers. This includes one in our very own Stoke Mandeville Stadium, one in South Korea’s capital, Seoul and one each from Jeju Island, Anyang, Nonsan, Gochang, and Cheongdo, all cities which provide accessible tourism facilities and services in South Korea for people with disabilities. The eighth and final flame will be a digital flame, formed by all the virtual sparks sent by fans all over the world.

Flat to Rent

Pitstone Town Lands Charity provides support for people in the parish of Pitstone who are in conditions of need, hardship or distress.

The charity owns 4 one bedroom flats on Cheddington Road and will soon have a vacancy for a ground floor flat.  We only consider applications from people with a close connection to Pitstone.

For an application form and to find out more, please email or call 01296 661499 before Sunday 11th March

Over 65? Have you registered to receive your grant from the Williamson Trust?

The Williamson Trust is a local charity which provides fixed grants to those who are 65 years or over on 31 March and live within the parish of Pitstone.

Please click below to visit the Williamson Trust page for more information and to read their latest leaflet.

The Williamson Trust

If you know someone who would be eligible, or are eligible yourself and are not on the Williamson Trust list, please contact Gill Lowe (details via the link above) as soon as possible.




Great British Spring Clean campaign

Please see the information below from AVDC:

You may have seen on social media that Keep Britain Tidy group have launched the Great British Spring Clean campaign for 2018.

To support this campaign we will be spreading the word through our social media streams, encouraging local groups to get involved.

As a way of supporting this we will also be offering litter bags and the collection of the litter following the event. Please see our webpage for full details.

We would be grateful if you could pass this onto your parishioners and encourage local support.

Any queries please do not hesitate to get in contact via

Kind regards

The Street Cleansing and Horticultural Team – AVDC

Free defibrillator training 19 March 2018 8pm

The parish council were pleased to support the provision of a new defibrillator outside Pitstone Memorial Hall (the one outside the Village Health Centre in Yardley Avenue is still there) and are delighted to announce that this is now in position.

This vital equipment could save the life of one of your loved ones whilst you wait for an ambulance to attend from Stoke Mandeville.

There is a free training session at Pitstone Memorial Hall on Monday 19 March at 8pm. Do go along, so that you feel comfortable using the equipment if the need ever arises.


Mon 20:00Pitstone Memorial Hall – Meetin

Take 5 to stop fraud week

Could you be a good neighbour?

Many of us want to help our elderly or frail neighbours but we may not always be sure how to go about it, or even whether it’s appropriate. After all, no one wants to seem nosy or interfering, but a few simple steps can make a world of difference to someone who may be reluctant to ask for help themselves.

Buckinghamshire County Council and your local NHS organisations have jointly developed a campaign, “Be a Good Neighbour”, to show people easy ways in which they can help.

Please follow the link for details:

County Council Update from County Councillor Anne Wight, January 2018

Pitstone to Marsworth Footpath

This has now been commissioned by TfB and the works are scheduled to commence from the 5th of February for 8 – 10 weeks.  All site clearance should be completed before March.  It is envisaged that work teams will be on the carriageway between 9:30 – 15:30 each day and traffic arrangements are being finalised at the moment.


Marsworth Airfield Planning Application 15/00374/APP

The deadline for comment on this application is 31 January, 2017 via the AVDC website.  I have already commented to oppose the application and Bucks County Council is also opposing the application on the grounds of highway safety.   This application is likely to go to Committee at AVDC some time in the next few weeks.



LLACC and Heathrow Expansion consultations

At the LLACC meeting on Monday 22 January, during which the subject of aircraft noise was raised by councillors from surrounding councils.  It was noted that noise complaints were up significantly between July to September 2017 at 5,785, as compared with the same quarter last year which had only 1,866 noise complaints logged.


With regard to future expansion, Luton Airport will start consultation later this year on expanding the airport from 18 million passengers a year to 38 million. As part of the expansion the Airport will need to also consult three times on changes to airspace as they refine options down to dedicated flight paths. If you are affected by aircraft noise from Luton Airport and want to influence future flight paths then you should complain if an aircraft is unusually low or noisy. Complaints can be made at:





Opportunities in Bucks

The Opps in Bucks website is a really useful tool for any local businesses who would like to get involved in offering young people in our area apprenticeships or work opportunities.  This is a networking tool which puts young people in Bucks in touch with businesses and education opportunities to allow them to obtain further skills and work experience, and at the same time means that our local businesses can tap into the energy, enthusiasm and skills base that our young people have to offer.


The website is easy to navigate, and for young people looking for opportunities, there is a Wannabe icon at the far right of the page which links to specific work experiences on offer by businesses along with apprenticeships and various jobs currently being advertised.


The links are below, and well worth exploring for any young people wondering about their next steps as they move into work experience.



Royal British Legion News

With Remembrance being led by the Legion since 1921, the commemoration of the end of the First World War is going to be one of the most memorable and significant moments in the history of the charity and the entire nation.


During the last 100 days of the centenary, from 8th August to 11th November, the Royal British Legion wants to encourage everyone to thank those who fought, those who returned, and those who worked to rebuild the country for future generations and achieved incredible advancements in many areas including medicine, the arts, and everyday life.


Please visit the Thank You Webpage which can be found at the link below to find out more and watch their short film. Further news about the Thank You movement will be released in the coming months.


Also as part of the centenary commemorations, this summer the Legion will re-enact the original ‘Great Pilgrimage’ of 90 years ago, when 11,000 people visited the battlefields and the graves of their loved ones in France and Belgium. On August 8th, thousands of Legion members will re-tread those footsteps and proudly march through the famous Menin Gate in Ypres.


The occasion will be a powerful act of Remembrance, bringing together Legion Branches and local communities. It is the presence at the ceremony of representation from more than 1,000 towns and villages from across the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland, which marks this event as unique within the UK’s recent commemorative programme. Further details about how your community can become involved will be released in the coming months. Please visit the Great Pilgrimage 90 website at the link below to find out more.




Active Bucks

Pitstone residents may be interested in the Active Bucks website – – which holds over 1800 activities across Bucks and allows residents to filter activities by distance, activity type and day/time.


By registering on the website, residents can also download a voucher that allows them to access their first session free!

Latest e:newspaper from Luton Airport – Transform

I’m delighted to send you the latest edition of our interactive newspaper Transform. Click here to read


In this edition we look ahead to LLA’s 80th and most exciting year yet, look back on two years of fundraising for Keech Hospice Care and find out more about the complicated construction of our new taxiway. Follow the clickable links in the stories for video content.

Neil Bradford
Stakeholder Communications Manager
London Luton Airport
Navigation House
Airport Way, Luton
Bedfordshire LU2 9LY

T 01582 405100

UK Power Networks info in event of adverse weather/power outages

As part of our preparation plans, UK Power Networks has organised for additional staff in our contact centre to help customers whose electricity supply might be affected by the predicted weather, and we have called up additional engineers to carry out repairs to overhead lines and poles as soon as the wind reduces to a speed at which it is safe to work.


We would be very grateful if you could share the information below with your local residents and constituents, so that they are aware of who to contact in the event their electricity is interrupted by the weather.


Anyone experiencing a power cut should:


  • Call 105 to report power cuts and damage to the electricity network, or 0800 3163 105 (from a corded phone or mobile phone if you have no power)
  • Visit for the latest updates
  • Visit and type in their postcode to view our live power cut map
  • Tweet @ukpowernetworks to report a power cuts or to receive updates


We advise people to stay clear of power lines and report damaged power lines immediately by calling 105 free from either a landline or a mobile phone. If they see electricity lines that are down or causing significant risk to the public they should call 999.


We provide extra help to customers on our Priority Service Register during a power cut.  Households with older or disabled people, those with children under five, or where someone uses medical or mobility equipment that requires electricity as well as other reasons can join the register.  You can find out more information about our Priority Service on our website:


If you would like to share information about preparing for the storm or the priority service register on social media you might like to use the following:


@UKPowerNetworks has extra staff on hand 24/7 to deal with the impact of #stormFionn

Call 105 to report a powercut and visit for the latest updates


Do you, or someone you know, need extra support during a power cut?

@UKPowerNetworks provides free services to vulnerable customers. Visit for more information #stormFionn

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 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

Visits to Greatmoor Energy from Waste

Do you ever wonder what happens to the things you put in your waste bin?  Your recycling is sorted and passed onto recycling companies, but what about your non-recyclable waste?


So far over 2500 visitors to Greatmoor Energy from Waste have found out.


All of the residual (non-recyclable) household waste generated in Buckinghamshire is now processed at the Greatmoor Energy from Waste facility, at Woodham, near Aylesbury.  Greatmoor is operated by FCC Environment, in partnership with Buckinghamshire County Council.


Greatmoor has the capacity to treat up to 300,000 tonnes of waste a year (approximately 900 tonnes a day), waste which would otherwise have gone to landfill.   As a result, it generates a minimum of 22 megawatts of electricity to the national grid – meeting the energy needs of around 36,000 homes.


This alternative treatment of waste will result in a saving to Buckinghamshire County Council of approximately £150 million over the 30 year life of the contract.


Guided tours of Greatmoor are available by prior agreement and at no charge.  Visiting groups have included WIs, U3As, Rotary Clubs, Scouts, Cubs, Primary Schools, Colleges and lots of others.


A group visit to Greatmoor can be tailored to your requirements and will include a tour around the facility, which includes the control room (where you will be able to see the cranes loading the waste), a visit to the viewing hatch providing an exciting view into the heart of the fire, the turbine hall and the huge condenser fans, which is an experience not to be missed.

The maximum group size for a tour is 15.  School visits are available for Key Stage 2 upwards.


Cllr Bill Chapple OBE, Buckinghamshire County Council’s Cabinet Member for Planning & Environment, said: “Greatmoor is a great asset to Buckinghamshire, and I’d really recommend that people take this opportunity to see the plant in operation and find out how it helps us reduce the environmental impact of our waste while at the same time saving money.”


Feedback from visitors includes “ The tutor had a really good knowledge and explained it all well.  The tour was such a good experience and really interesting.  I think that all the general public should have an opportunity”   and  “Very informative but not too much sitting around so the children got bored or disruptive – they were kept engaged throughout”


If you aren’t a member of a local group but would like a tour, why come to one of our open tour days?


Greatmoor is holding four public open tour days in 2018.


These are on the following Saturdays – March 17th, June 30th, September 22nd and November 24th.


On each day there will be tours, at 10am, 12.30 and 3pm.  Please note that places are available on a strictly booking in advance basis only.  There is a minimum age limit of 12 on open tours.


For more information about Greatmoor please visit

Appeal for witnesses regarding a stolen van – Ivinghoe Aston & Buckingham

Appeal for witnesses regarding a stolen van – Ivinghoe Aston & Buckingham


A van has been reported stolen in Ivinghoe Aston on Monday morning (08/01).


At around 6am a Citroen Berlingo had been left running, whilst it was being defrosted. When the owner returned to the vehicle it had been stolen, with the keys and his wallet inside.


The van is white with distinctive red rear panels.


A vehicle matching this description, but bearing Irish number plates, was seen in suspicious circumstances at 11pm the same day, in the Linden Village area of Buckingham.


The vehicle contained three men, one of which is described as white and a large build. There is no description for the other two men.


The van was later found and recovered in the Bedfordshire area, containing a number of tools, which are believed to be stolen.


Investigating Officer PC Dean Kingham, based at Aylesbury Police Station said “I want to speak to anyone that might have seen this van, or can give me a description of the men.


“Enquiries are ongoing to find out who the recovered tools belong to and I will be in contact with the owners when this has been done.


“I would also like to remind residents not to leave vehicles unattended when they are being defrosted. Not only does this provide opportunist thieves a chance to steal it, your insurance company may not pay if it is stolen under these circumstances.”


If you have any information regarding this crime please call PC Kingham on the 24 hour non-emergency number 101, quoting reference number 43180006624.


If you don’t want to speak to the police or give your details you can contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111, or report it online.


Crime prevention advice and information can be found on the Thames Valley Police website.

Diversion signs at Ivinghoe King’s Head and church

Message from Anne Wight, County Councillor
Diversion signs at Ivinghoe King’s Head and church

Dear all,

I am sorry to say that the diversion signs outside the King’s Head and by the church in Ivinghoe have been tampered with by members of the public. This has resulted in traffic being inappropriately diverted and is causing additional difficulties for the roadworks team.

Please can you remind your residents that tampering with any diversion or roadworks signs is an illegal act, and will only serve to delay the works further as roadworks teams must then come out and put them back into place.

While we appreciate that there may be some small traffic delays during these works, we have an obligation to assist Anglian Water while the works are ongoing, and would ask residents to leave all diversion signs in place.

Many thanks for your cooperation.

Best wishes,

Anne Wight

County Councillor for Ivinghoe Division

January 2018 County Council Update from County Councillor Anne Wight

Please find below a copy of the report presented by Cllr Anne Wight at the Pitstone Parish Council meeting on 4/1/18:


Happy New Year Pitstone!

I would like to take this opportunity to wish Pitstone Parish Council a very Happy New Year and hope that 2018 brings much happiness and prosperity to PPC and all the residents of Pitstone.


Station Road Cheddington Diversions

From 10th January for approximately one month, Station Road, Cheddington will be closed completely from the junction of Mentmore Road for 640 meters. Diversion routes are being set up which will include Long Marston Road, Cheddington Lane, Tring Road, Wingrave Road, Lower Icknield Way, Marsworth Road, High Street, Church Road, Station Road, and Horton.


These works are expected to cause minor delays for local residents and restrictions on road parking in that area, but they are necessary due to Anglian Water pipe repair in Cheddington.


Castlemead Road Adoption Update

Following recent exchanges of emails and telephone conversations with the developer and their consultant, our officer was able to confirm that contractors have set up a site compound and commenced work on the remedial works for Westfield Road.


Subject to further discussions, it is my understanding that the remedial works for the rest of the estate roads will follow on once Westfield Road has been completed and I am happy to provide PPC with further details as they become available.


College Lake

I was very pleased last month to have been invited to see the wonderful nature reserve on our doorstep which is College Lake by the Berks, Bucks & Oxon Wildlife Trust (BBOWT).


As Pitstone residents may already know the Trust looks after 88 nature reserves across the three counties, covering about 2,500 hectares. Working closely with local communities, decision-makers, landowners and businesses, they work with and for nature.


All three counties have suffered 70 years of habitat destruction, with meadows, hedgerows and woods having disappeared under houses and roads. Consequently, BBOWT is restoring and creating more places for wildlife and people, where even small changes make a big difference.


Their aim is to lead the way for nature’s recovery, and connect people with nature, and their vision is for an environment rich in wildlife, valued by all.  Everyone can make a positive difference to their local environment.


If anyone is interested in joining the BBOWT, do please have a look at their website for the Highlights of 2017 below:


as well as their website at:


If anyone is interested in supporting the Trust, or would like more information about their work, please use the following email and they will be very happy to help you.




LLACC and Heathrow Expansion consultations


In the next few weeks, many residents in Bucks will receive a Heathrow Airport Expansion and Airspace Principles Consultation Leaflet.  This will provide details about the next public consultation, which will start on 17 January and run until 28 March 2018.  The leaflet will provide details about the consultation, how to respond, and a list of local consultation exhibition events that will be held during February and March.


There is a short video which explains more about Heathrow’s forthcoming consultation below;v=TboP3BBiQRY



The link below provides more information about Heathrow’s expansion plans.


I am happy to take any resident viewpoints to the next LLACC meeting on 22 January later this month, as the officer working on this at BCC is also working on the Luton airport expansion as well.


According to our BCC aviation planning officer, the next stage of this consultation in late 2018 will have some indication on possible impacts for Luton airport expansion.  Luton interim airspace change principles (2018 to 2025) are also likely to be consulted on from summer this year.

School bus changes due to Cheddington Station road closure

Two local school busses are affected by the new road closure at Cheddington station – the 883 Cheddington-Ivinghoe-Pitstone-Tring School service, and the 885 Ivinghoe Aston-Cheddington-Aylesbury Schools service (which does not affect Pitstone, and where there is a new shuttle bus 886T operating from Cheddington to the Aylesbury schools instead).  All other local school bus services (including the 885 to Tring school) are operating as normal.

BCC have advised the affected schools and also emailed to parents on the BCC email list.  Schools have been told to make announcements and bus drivers informed the students on the affected buses yesterday.  Therefore, the information below (a copy of the BCC email to parents) is just for clarification/reminder:


RE: Road Closure on Station Road, Cheddington from 10th January 2018 until Spring Half Term, 9th February 2018

You may be aware of a road closure coming into force tomorrow morning along Cheddington Station Road to the junction with Mentmore Road. Unfortunately we have been advised by Transport for Bucks that the nature of the works means that we are unable to access any part of this road during the closure, until otherwise notified. For this reason, we have had to alter the route of the 883 to avoid closed sections of the road.

The following boarding point adjustments will be in place until Friday 9th October (commencement of Spring Half Term Holiday) or until further notice:

  • Students boarding at Cheddington Station will need to walk to Cheddington, The Green to board. This is due to the nature of the road closure not allowing access to through traffic.
  • Students boarding at Ivinghoe, Ford End Farm / Station Road B488 will need to walk to Ivinghoe, The Green as this section of the route will not be accessible due to the earlier road closure.
  • Students boarding at Pitstone, Vicarage Road, Playing Field will need to wait on the opposite side of the road and board at the May Fu restaurant. This is to allow the bus to serve the route in a workable order
  • Students boarding at Pitstone, Vicarage Road / Ship Lane will need to walk up to and cross the Marsworth Road and board at the May Fu restaurant. The Vicarage Road cannot be served due to the direction the bus must be travelling to arrive at Tring School

In order to make the boarding points in time, the route will run 10 minutes earlier than usual, as follows:

0743   Cheddington, The Green

0753   Pitstone, Vicarage Road, Playing Field (outside May Fu)

0800   Ivinghoe, The Green

0821   Tring School

The drivers will have been briefed to keep an eye out for any students not at their correct boarding point, so please advise your children to wave the bus down should they see it on route.

Parents will note that these adjustments are the same as put in place in October 2017, due to the Horton Road closure, so students and parents should be familiar with the changed route.

Please call us on 01296 387439 if there are any concerns.

Daniel Leaver

Client Transport Officer

Transport Ÿ Economy Ÿ Environment | Client and Public Transport