Pitstone Memorial Hall Charity

The Parish Council is aware of local discussions relating to Pitstone Memorial Hall.
As the Custodian Trustee the Parish Council holds the hall property in trust, but takes no part in its management.
Any questions should, therefore, be directed to the managing trustees of the Pitstone Memorial Hall Charity.
A statement from the hall trustees can be found here: http://www.pitstonememorialhall.co.uk/

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The pleasure of seeing your own crops grow.

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Do your bit for the environment reducing the need for transport and packaging of your food.

Please click on the link above for full details.

Road works this week on Upper Icknield Way/Westfield Rd junction and Ivinghoe High Street

Roadworks
High Street, Ivinghoe, Buckinghamshire
02 February — 08 February
Delays likelyTraffic control (two-way signals)
Works location: Outside Number 41
Works description: –
Responsibility for works: SGN
Current status: Planned work about to start

Upper Icknield Way, Pitstone, Buckinghamshire
02 February — 06 February
Delays likelyTraffic control (multi-way signals)
Works location: Junction With Westfield Road
Works description: –
Responsibility for works: Buckinghamshire County Council
Current status: Planned work about to start

Yardley Avenue, Pitstone, Buckinghamshire
03 February — 07 February
Delays unlikelySome carriageway incursion
Works location: Jrc834, So 79, Yardley Avenue
Works description: –
Responsibility for works: BT
Current status: Planned work about to start

Prize freeze at Pitstone allotments

ANNUAL NOTICE OF FEES FOR 2017/18

 

 

Both Pitstone Parish Council and Pitstone Allotment Association are delighted to announce that there will be no increase in membership or tenancy fees for the 2017/18 season.

 

The annual subscription to Pitstone Allotment Association will remain at £6.50 per quarter plot and the rental charge to the Parish Council will remain at £8.50 per quarter plot.   Therefore, the total charge for one quarter plot for the forthcoming year will be £15.00, as per the last three years.   Any funds collected by the parish council which are surplus to the running costs of the site will be ring-fenced for future maintenance and development work at the allotment site.

 

As per the terms and conditions of your Allotment Garden Tenancy Agreement, the renewal rental is payable in full on or before 25 March 2017.   New paperwork will be issued during February.

 

We hope that you continue to enjoy your allotment garden in this beautiful location and reap the benefits for your families.

 

If you have any questions or comments, please do not hesitate to contact me at parishclerk@pitstone.co.uk.

Youth Forum to visit the Youth Cafe on 18 Jan 2017

Do you want your voice to be heard in your community?
On Wednesday 18th January the Youth Forum will be coming to youth café to ask you what you think the young people need in your area. Your answers will get passed onto the local council and allow your voice to be heard!
See you then!

Thank you for supporting the Christmas activities in the parish

A big thank you to everyone who supported any of the Christmas activities held in the village, many of which were raising funds for various charities.  Rennie Grove advised that their santa float raised nearly £5k this year (across all the towns, not just Pitstone!) raising vital funds to support their nurses and help some families spend a memorable last Christmas together.  The Church Road residents created an amazing light display and raised enough to provide Frankie, a local girl with Rett Syndrome, with a hoist to enable her to enjoy hydrotherapy to help maintain her mobility.  Pitstone Church opened for the first time this Christmas and raised over £200 with their memory tree.  The Scouts operated their Christmas post again, St Marys Church and Ivinghoe Hub both held Christmas Markets, there was a Charity Shopping & Pamper Evening for Macmillan Cancer Care, Friends of Brookmead hosted a Christmas Craft evening, Ivinghoe & Pitstone United Cricket Club arranged Christmas Bingo and the Pitstone Social Club put on a Christmas Eve event.  We’d also like to that those involved with the United Benefice Senior Citizens Christmas Lunch.

Seeking architects for sports pavilion site

The parish council is currently seeking an architect to produce initial concept drawings and take our redevelopment project through to outline planning consent.

Please find attached our requirement brief.  If you believe that you have the relevant experience and expertise to assist us with this project, please contact the parish clerk for further information.

The parish council requests full responses from any interested parties by 31 January 2017.

A warm welcome to your new parish councillor – Dr David Frearson

Dr. Frearson moved to Pitstone with his family in 2007 and currently lives in Yardley Avenue.  He has two children, both of which attend Brookmead School.  Dr. Frearson is a member of the local Beacon Community Choir and has been involved with the Development of the Pitstone Community Plan.  Dr. Frearson works for a Water Hygiene Consultancy in Aylesbury and has back-ground in Environmental Science, Agricultural Research and Health & Safety.

 

 

Santa bringing a bike this Christmas?

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Is someone in your household lucky enough to be getting a bicycle or scooter for Christmas?

The parish council has a number of bicycle security marking stickers available, supplied by Thames Valley Police.  Simply write your postcode in the box with a permanent marker and then wrap the sticker around your bicycle frame.

If you would like a sticker, please contact the parish clerk on parishclerk@pitstone.co.uk.

Keep your property safe this Christmas.

 

 

Planning applications – 5/1/17 meeting

The parish council is currently working on a dedicated planning application section for the web site.   In the meantime, following your feedback, we will post details of applications in this news section so that you can find them more easily.

Applications for consideration on 5/1/17:

  • Approval of reserved matters pursuant to outline permission 15/00139/AOP relating to appearance, landscaping, layout and scale for the erection of a residential development of up to 68 dwellings, estate roads and associated works on land to the rear of Vicarage Road (16/04167/ADP)

The plans may be viewed online by going to http://eplanning.aylesburyvaledc.gov.uk and searching using the planning reference number.

Any comments, representations or objections you may have should be submitted directly to AVDC as the planning authority, by the date shown on the yellow site notice, quoting the planning reference number.  This can be done on-line or you can post comments to:

The Head of Development Control, Aylesbury Vale District Council, The Gateway,
Gatehouse Road, Aylesbury, Bucks, HP19 8FF

If you wish the parish council to take your comments into consideration when making our recommendation, please also supply the details to us before noon on the day of the meeting to allow sufficient time for the information to be circulated to all councillors.

Laurie Eagling, Clerk to Pitstone Parish Council

 

Definitive requirements for Ball Stop Netting & Replacement Fencing

During the summer, the parish council investigated replacement fencing and new ball stop netting for its sports ground at Pitstone pavilion.   We received a number of quotations on a variety of different bases, with differing recommendations.  The parish council is extremely grateful for the professional opinions of those that quoted.  We have now used these responses to formulate a precise specification for the new fencing and netting, so that all quotes received are on a consistent basis and can be easily compared.

We are now inviting quotations in line with our definitive requirements, which are set out in the attached document.

We look forward to hearing from you by 2 FEBRUARY 2017 (revised date) with your quotation and company information.  If a site visit would help you to assess the nature of the work, please do not hesitate to get in touch.

Remember to submit your Pitstone volunteer of the year nominations by the end of January

You are now able to submit your nominations for the Pitstone Volunteer of the Year, so if you know of someone that it giving up their time and making a difference to the lives of the people in Pitstone, then please let us know.    As well as being an opportunity for you and the parish council to thank them in public, they may win a £50.00 award, framed certificate and entry into the AVDC Volunteer of the Year award.

 

Please email or write to the parish clerk on: parishclerk@pitstone.co.uk or at 9 Warwick Road, Pitstone, Beds, LU7 9FE providing the full name of the person you wish to nominate and the reasons why you think they deserve to win.   All submissions must be received by the end of January 2017.

Update on Luton airport

We are advised that:

 

The airport is now up to 14 million passengers per annum, growth fuelled by the comparatively strong economy, business from Eastern Europe and attractive deals. Construction work to cope with increased numbers (up to 18mppa) is in its comparatively early stages.  A revised flightpath was introduced in 2015 for some departures in westerly winds and does not affect Bucks.  A combination of reducing the planes’ speeds and advances in new technology means changes could be made so that now the vast majority of the flights fly within 500m of the official centre line, which would be good news for many communities.

 

LADACAN – a community action group – explained that as well as significantly more flights, the fleet mix has altered and there are fewer quieter planes now at Luton.  The planes are carrying more passengers and perhaps freight, so they are heavier and therefore noisier.   Luton’s planes arrive and depart in bunches, and such bunches are lasting longer, and the planes are flying closer together.  Remember that if you are disturbed by aircraft noise, you should report it to the airport via the following email address: noise@ltn.aero

 

What would help most communities (apart from those who really are at the ends of the runway) would be if the planes could fly higher for longer. However, interaction with other flightpaths for other airports and holding positions (stacks) make this impossible most of the time.   Eventually they want to move the stacks further out and higher up, which would make a huge difference.  Heathrow is trialling a later deployment of the undercarriage and we understand that Luton are going to meet with Heathrow with a view to reducing their own deployment.  Some plane engines are being retro-fitted to reduce a whining/whistling noise.

 

Luton Borough Council  are currently consulting on a Mass Passenger Transit System to move passengers to and from Luton Airport Parkway railway station and the airport terminal.  It is anticipated that they will submit a planning application in 2017.  The airport has asked Arriva to review its bus service from Aylesbury to the airport (which currently requires several changes of bus service).

Grant application deadline 12/1/17

As you are aware, the parish council offers grants to local community groups and charities each year.  Applications are considered quarterly.   The next grant review will take place on 26/1/17 so your fully completed application would need to be submitted no later than 12 January 2017.

Please see the grant policy information for further information:

Grant Policy

Yardley Avenue & The Crescent road works 1 & 2 Dec 2016; Church Road road works 5 Dec 2016

Carriageway Surfacing Schemes – 2016/17 Pothole Action Fund Programme

A421 Buckingham Bypass, Buckingham (28/11/16 to 30/11/16)

Daytime targeted patching work using temporary traffic signals between 09:30 & 15:30.

Yardley Avenue (cul-de-sac), Pitstone (01/12/16)

Daytime targeted patching work using an informal road closure & localised traffic management between 08:00 & 16:00.

The Crescent (cul-de-sac), Pitstone (02/12/16)

Daytime targeted patching work using an informal road closure & localised traffic management between 08:00 & 16:00.

Church Road, Pitstone (5/12/16)

We understand that works are anticipated to take up to 8 days in each location.

Planning applications – 12 December 2016 meeting

The parish council is currently working on a dedicated planning application section for the web site.   In the meantime, following your feedback, we will post details of applications in this news section so that you can find them more easily.

Applications for consideration on 12/12/16

  • Single storey front extension and conversion of garage to provide additional accommodation at 3 Morton Close(16/04134/APP)

The plans may be viewed online by going to http://eplanning.aylesburyvaledc.gov.uk and searching using the planning reference number.

Any comments, representations or objections you may have should be submitted directly to AVDC as the planning authority, by the date shown on the yellow site notice, quoting the planning reference number.  This can be done on-line or you can post comments to:

The Head of Development Control, Aylesbury Vale District Council, The Gateway,
Gatehouse Road, Aylesbury, Bucks, HP19 8FF

If you wish the parish council to take your comments into consideration when making our recommendation, please also supply the details to us before noon on the day of the meeting to allow sufficient time for the information to be circulated to all councillors.

Laurie Eagling, Clerk to Pitstone Parish Council

 

Planning applications – 24 November council meeting

The parish council is currently working on a dedicated planning application section for the web site.   In the meantime, following your feedback, we will post details of applications in this news section so that you can find them more easily.

Applications for consideration at the 24 November 2016 council meeting (7.30pm in the Millennium Room at Pitstone Memorial Hall) are:

  • Demolition of part of existing dwellinghouse, stables and outbuildings; construction of replacement dwellinghouse and glasshouse; alterations to retained part of building for use as annex and garaging; and installation of ground loops for ground source heat pump at Barley End, Stocks Road (16/04006/APP).

 

The plans may be viewed online by going to http://eplanning.aylesburyvaledc.gov.uk and searching using the planning reference number.

Any comments, representations or objections you may have should be submitted directly to AVDC as the planning authority, by the date shown on the yellow site notice, quoting the planning reference number.  This can be done on-line or you can post comments to:

The Head of Development Control, Aylesbury Vale District Council, The Gateway,
Gatehouse Road, Aylesbury, Bucks, HP19 8FF

If you wish the parish council to take your comments into consideration when making our recommendation, please also supply the details to us before noon on the day of the meeting to allow sufficient time for the information to be circulated to all councillors.

Laurie Eagling, Clerk to Pitstone Parish Council

 

Great evening of fireworks

Great to see so many people come to support the Bonfire and Fireworks event at the sports pavilion last night.

Remember that this annual event is organised by local volunteers on the Pitstone & Ivinghoe Entertainments committee, putting on events for our community to enjoy, and supplying the proceeds to local community groups that apply to them for grants.  Our thanks to all the volunteers that enabled this event to take place.

The council has 5 items of lost property – 2 childrens hats, 1 childs scarf, 1 top & 1 pair trousers.  Please contact us if you think any may belong to you.   Unclaimed items of clothing are laundered and then placed in the textile recycling facility at Colbree, where it helps to raise funds for Brookmead School.

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Parish Councillor Vacancy – please submit your CV by 11/11/16

Further to our previous post, Aylesbury Vale District Council has confirmed that no election has been called and therefore the Parish Council will fill the present vacancy by co-option.

If you are interested in joining the Parish Council, please do send us a brief CV by Friday 11 November 2016.

For background information, you can find below a leaflet about the work of Pitstone Parish Council and a website link to further information about becoming a Parish Councillor.

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http://www.cpalc.org.uk/becoming-a-parish-councillor#BeACllrApply

We look forward to hearing from you.

 

Williamson Way and Treachers Close in honor of local residents

Please find below a copy of the Section 18 notice regarding the proposed naming of the two new roads at the end of Rushendon Furlong.

The parish council proposed ‘Williamson’ and ‘Treachers’ in honor of two local residents that contributed in major ways to our parish.

The name Williamson can be traced back over 200 years in Pitstone.   Mark Williamson (1881-1979) was a local farmer who lived in Marsworth Road and owned land in Cheddington Road, part of which was used to build Crispin Field.  Mr Williamson generously donated £10,000 to establish a charity to assist the elderly residents of Pitstone, called the Williamson Trust.  The charity continues to this day and pays an annual annuity to all residents over retirement age.

Ron Treacher was a prominant local figure, Chairing the parish council for numerous years, as well as being Chairman of both the Town Lands Charity and the Williamson Trust (two local charities, dedicated to Pitstone residents) and was prominent in the local church.  He passed away in 2008.

The names have been approved by Croudace, Aylesbury Vale District Council and Royal Mail.

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Footpath between Pitstone and Marsworth receives important grant funding

We are delighted to confirm that a footpath along the B489 between Pitstone and Marsworth is now looking viable following our successful grant application for up to £200,000 from Aylesbury Vale District Council’s New Homes Bonus Scheme.

The B489 between Marsworth and Pitstone is a 1.3km, speed derestricted road carrying approximately 1 million vehicles per year of all sizes both ways. There is no pedestrian footway currently and the road travels over a blind summit making it dangerous for pedestrians, wheel and pushchair users, and other slow moving unprotected traffic. As a consequence many potential users are deterred from walking along the route and denied access to facilities at the other end.

The path will provide Pitstone residents with safe walkway to the Chilterns Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, the reservoirs and canal around Marsworth, the College Lake wildlife centre (via the bridleway), two public houses, Marsworth primary and pre-schools and Marsworth church.

Marsworth residents will benefit from access to 2 shops, 2 doctors surgeries, the pharmacy, the Beacon Villages Community Library, the post office, the number 61 bus service, the sports and recreation facilities in Pitstone and Ivinghoe, 2 restaurants plus a take-away, both primary and pre-school facilities and employment opportunities at Pitstone Business Park.

Both Pitstone Parish Council and Marsworth Parish Council have been working on proposals for this scheme for a number of years in conjunction with Bucks County Council Local Area Forum.  The first stage Road Safety Audit has been undertaken, and the subsequent Feasibility Study and Biodiversity Assessment.

Now that sufficient funding has been secured, the full Engineering Report will be commissioned and then Transport for Bucks will enter into a tender procurement phase for the works.  We hope that actual construction may commence in September 2017 (post the closed season for hedgerow works to preserve biodiversity) and be completed by December 2017.

Both parish councils, the Bucks County Council Local Area Forum and County Councillor Avril Davies Community Leaders Grant are also contributing financially to the scheme.  Our sincere thanks to all those bodies involved with bringing this project to fruition.

This project received a grant from Aylesbury Vale District Council’s New Homes Bonus Funding Scheme. If you would like more information about the grants available, please call the Grants Officer, Jan Roffe, on 01296 585186 or email jroffe@aylesburyvaledc.gov.uk

Seeking quotations for tree works

The parish council is seeking quotations for a number of tree works on Pitstone Recreation Ground.  Quotations should be submitted by the end of October.

Please find attached a list of the works required and a tree location map.   All trees are on public open space and freely accessible for contractors to view prior to submitting their quotations.

Please email parishclerk@pitstone.co.uk with any queries.

 

 

Vacancy in the Office of Parish Councillor

A vacancy has arisen on Pitstone Parish Council.  Please see the notice attached for full details.  Please also find attached an introductory leaflet about the work of a parish council.  If you would be interested in joining the parish council, please contact the parish clerk on parishclerk@pitstone.co.uk or 01296 660791.

New community allotment scheme

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Like the idea of growing your own fruit and vegetables but not sure where to start?   Want to get a bit more active?  Join the new community allotment scheme.  All tools, advice and plants provided.  Completely free.

Community allotments provide those registered to the scheme with opportunities to learn, get fit and make friends as well as being able to reap the benefits of your work through sharing the harvest.

Planning applications – 17 October planning committee meeting

The parish council is currently working on a dedicated planning application section for the web site.   In the meantime, following your feedback, we will post details of applications in this news section so that you can find them more easily.

Applications for consideration at the 17 October 2016 planning committee meeting (7.30pm in the Meeting Room at Pitstone Memorial Hall) are:

  • Consider application for single storey rear extension with addition of roof lights at 2 Cheddington Road (16/03392/APP)
  • Consider application for modification of the S106 planning obligation relating to AV/1695/84 and 90/00874/APP with regard to restriction of the occupancy of the annexe at Erlegh Manor, Vicarage Road (16/03156/POA)
  • Consider application for replacement barn at 104 Vicarage Road (16/03243/APP)
  • Consider the SUDS drainage scheme and associated maintenance proposals relating to the approval of reserved matters pursuant to outline permission 13/03491/AOP relating to appearance, landscaping, layout and scale for the erection of 40 residential dwellings together with new access, associated parking and informal open space and attenuation pond on Land Rear Of Glebe Close And Rushendon Furlong Pitstone (16/01130/ADP)
  • Consider application for loft conversion with rear facing dormer windows at 128 Vicarage Road (16/01539/APP)

 

The plans may be viewed online by going to http://eplanning.aylesburyvaledc.gov.uk and searching using the planning reference number.

Any comments, representations or objections you may have should be submitted directly to AVDC as the planning authority, by the date shown on the yellow site notice, quoting the planning reference number.  This can be done on-line or you can post comments to:

The Head of Development Control, Aylesbury Vale District Council, The Gateway,
Gatehouse Road, Aylesbury, Bucks, HP19 8FF

If you wish the parish council to take your comments into consideration when making our recommendation, please also supply the details to us before noon on the day of the meeting to allow sufficient time for the information to be circulated to all councillors.

Laurie Eagling, Clerk to Pitstone Parish Council

 

Please be alert during school travel times

September has arrived and the children are back at school. Soon the twilight hours will be upon us.   Please remember that more children and young adults will be on the streets, trying to get to their school bus stops and the local school/pre-school, both in the mornings and the afternoons (particularly between 7-9am and 3-5pm) . It would be greatly appreciated if all drivers could moderate their speeds around the village, especially at these key times. Even the most capable youngster can be prone to momentary lapses of attention when engaged in conversation with their friends, and two years ago two young people suffered traffic accidents on their way to school. Let’s make sure that this school year is accident free.

Thank you.

Roadwork notice: Marsworth Road 23-27/9/16

Marsworth Road, Pitstone, Buckinghamshire
23 September — 27 September
Delays possibleSome carriageway incursion
Works location: 55
Works description: –
Responsibility for works: Anglian Water
Current status: Advanced planning

Browns Hedge, Pitstone, Buckinghamshire
22 September — 26 September
Delays unlikelySome carriageway incursion
Works location: 7
Works description: –
Responsibility for works: Anglian Water
Current status: Advanced planning

Information provided by Transport for Bucks.

Castlemead Garden Refuse

AVDC is aware that the brown garden refuse bins were not collected from Castlemead on Monday.  The problem was caused by a crew being off the road.  They are working over the next few days to try and catch up and collect from the missed roads.   AVDC ask that you leave your brown garden refuse bin by your property boundary, and they will try and get it emptied by the end of Friday.

Please note that not all Castlemead roads may be collected on the same day this week.

If your bin has not been emptied by the weekend, please contact the AVDC waste team.

Arriva bus passes for 16-17yrs

Please find below a link to the Arriva web site, where you can purchase bus passes for a variety of timescales.  An annual pass, is approx £600 (vs approx £1000 for the school bus service into Aylesbury for the 16yrs+ age group).

The pass is valid on any bus, at any time, including weekends, evenings and school holidays.  So may therefore help your 6th form student reach weekend work and leisure activities as well as school/college etc and provide a viable alternative to the dedicated school bus service.   Do check bus times though.

Please direct any queries re the cost of school bus travel direct to Bucks County Council.

https://tickets.arrivabus.co.uk/south-east

This mornings lost property

Anyone know Finley White? If so, please get him/his parents to contact the parish council regarding the property he left on Pitstone Recreation Ground. Also, seeking the owner of a black ladies size 10 cardigan, also left on the Recreation Ground.

Last week, we managed to successfully re-unite one child with his hoody and another with his baseball cap.  There was also a child’s crutch left in one playground.   Please make sure your children’s clothes etc are labelled, and then we have more chance of returning them.

Certificate of Merit awarded in Best Kept Village Competition

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Pitstone has been awarded a Certificate of Merit in the Buckinghamshire Best Kept Village Competition 2016 for achieving a highly commended grade in the Defraine Cup.

Our thanks go to the village litter pickers, grass cutters and ground keepers along with all the residents that contribute to keeping our village looking well kept, clean and tidy.

 

Laurie Eagling, Clerk to the Council

Planning applications – 26 September planning committee meeting

The parish council is currently working on a dedicated planning application section for the web site.   In the meantime, following your feedback, we will post details of applications in this news section so that you can find them more easily.

Applications for consideration at the 26 September 2016 planning committee meeting (7.00pm in the Meeting Room at Pitstone Memorial Hall) are:

  • Consider application for demolition of existing conservatory and erection of single storey rear extension with a pitched roof at 12 Marsworth Road (16/02976/APP)
  • Demolition of garage and replacement with garden room, veranda and raised platform (retrospective) at 15 High Street, Ivinghoe (16/03069/APP) (please note that the application site lies within Ivinghoe, but the rear of the grounds backs onto properties in Groomsby Drive that reside within the parish of Pitstone.

The plans may be viewed online by going to http://eplanning.aylesburyvaledc.gov.uk and searching using the planning reference number.

Any comments, representations or objections you may have should be submitted directly to AVDC as the planning authority, by the date shown on the yellow site notice, quoting the planning reference number.  This can be done on-line or you can post comments to:

The Head of Development Control, Aylesbury Vale District Council, The Gateway,
Gatehouse Road, Aylesbury, Bucks, HP19 8FF

If you wish the parish council to take your comments into consideration when making our recommendation, please also supply the details to us before noon on the day of the meeting to allow sufficient time for the information to be circulated to all councillors.

Laurie Eagling, Clerk to Pitstone Parish Council

 

Seeking an Assistant Youth Worker

We are currently seeking an Assistant Youth Worker, 2.5hrs per week in term time, to work with our Youth Café manager in Pitstone.

Please find attached the job description, person specification and application details.

Closing date Wed 21/9/16.

Conclusion of Audit

The audit of accounts for the year ending 31 March 2016 has been concluded with no issues identified by Mazaars.

The annual return is available for inspection by any local government elector and is also available on the web site (see previous post).

The notice and the external auditors certificate is now attached.

Planning applications – 1 September planning committee meeting

The parish council is currently working on a dedicated planning application section for the web site.   In the meantime, following your feedback, we will post details of applications in this news section so that you can find them more easily.

Applications for consideration at the 1 September 2016 planning committee meeting (7.00pm in the Millennium Room) are:

28 Crispin Field, Pitstone, 16/02860/APP, extend existing front porch with new roof

single storey front extension to 3 Morton Close (16/02901/APP)

approval of reserved matters pursuant to outline permission 13/02837/AOP relating to access, appearance, landscaping, layout and scale for the erection of one bungalow on land by 120 Vicarage Road (not 104 Vicarage Road as stated on form) (16/02789/ADP)

The plans may be viewed online by going to http://eplanning.aylesburyvaledc.gov.uk and searching using the planning reference number.

Any comments, representations or objections you may have should be submitted directly to AVDC as the planning authority, by the date shown on the yellow site notice, quoting the planning reference number.  This can be done on-line or you can post comments to:

The Head of Development Control, Aylesbury Vale District Council, The Gateway,
Gatehouse Road, Aylesbury, Bucks, HP19 8FF

If you wish the parish council to take your comments into consideration when making our recommendation, please also supply the details to us before noon on the day of the meeting to allow sufficient time for the information to be circulated to all councillors.

Laurie Eagling, Clerk to Pitstone Parish Council

 

Curbside weeds

Bucks County Council announced that there will be no routine weed spraying across Buckinghamshire during 2016-17 and hence the visible weed growth in the roadside gutters, roundabouts and islands.

They advise that while budget considerations have played a role in making this decision, there are 2 key influencing factors:

  1. There is a detrimental environmental impact of the widespread use of herbicides on pollinating insects.
  2. The legal constraints that are now imposed on the widespread use of herbicides significantly reduces the effectiveness of the application.

Transport for Bucks will continue to treat noxious and injurious weeds in line with its legal obligations.  To report these concerns go to www.buckscc.gov.uk/telltfb.

In the meantime, the parish council is exploring other options.  Residents are able, like in the old days, to remove the weeds from the curbside outside their properties by hand if they take sufficient care when working by the highway, however Transport for Bucks confirm that the widespread use of common domestic weed killers is not permitted so please do not apply weed killer.

Play around the Parishes

Just a reminder that the parish council has funded two visits from Play around the Parishes this summer holiday on 1/8/16 and 19/8/16.  Details can be found in the events section of this web site.

Laurie Eagling, Clerk to the parish council

Pitstone Parish Council meeting 30-6-16

Please find attached the draft minutes of the meeting.  These will be agreed as a true and correct record, or amended accordingly at the next committee meeting.

 

 

Everyone is welcome to attend any of our full council or committee meetings.  If you are unable to attend in person, you can keep up to date by reading the minutes that are published to this web site.

 

Dumping your garden waste in hedgerows counts as flytipping and is illegal

Flytipping includes dumping garden waste anywhere, including in hedgerows, grass verges and woodlands.  Just because it may eventually compost down, does not make dumping acceptable or permissible.

Now that the summer is here, there seems to be a growing problem in Pitstone with garden waste and grass cuttings being dumped in numerous places throughout the village including: all along the field side of Vicarage Road, through the Byway Open to All Traffic between Queen Street and Grange Road, in the woodland at the end of Church Road and all through the woodland walk that runs between Castlemead and Vicarage Road.

As well as causing problems for the landowners where the material has been dumped (for example preventing grass cutting and blocking drainage ditches), dumping your waste in this manner is illegal and you could be fined and ordered to pay costs.

Further information about the “Illegal Dumping Costs” campaign by Bucks County Council can be found here:

http://www.recycleforbuckinghamshire.co.uk/illegal-dumping-costs/

You can report flytipping here:

http://www.buckscc.gov.uk/environment/waste,-recycling-and-treatment/fly-tipping/report-fly-tipping

You can subscribe to the brown bin garden waste collection service here:

http://www.aylesburyvaledc.gov.uk/garden-waste-service

Or you can take your garden waste to a recycling centre, contact details here:

http://www.aylesburyvaledc.gov.uk/household-waste-and-recycling-centres