The long-awaited skate park will sit between the multi-use ball court and the new play space on the recreation ground, to enhance our facilities so that there are activities that all age groups and abilities can engage with and the whole family can spend recreation time together. The tendering process has now been running for a while and the parish council appointed a suitably qualified contractor at the end of June, subject to a number of conditions. Initial designs have been produced, based on the features specified by local users and these will be published shortly. A further public consultation & design meeting, hosted by the contractor, has been held, where everyone was invited to come along and provide feedback on the initial design and discuss any different features or flows etc that they might like to be considered. Feedback is being reviewed by the contractor and we will provide an update in due course.
Youth café re-opened and has been operating from the new Pitstone Pavilion each Wednesday evening during term time. We held introductory sessions for the Year 6 Brookmead pupils on 30 June, 7 July and 14 July during the first part of the café session. Our regular users attended the second sessions on each of these nights. Thank you to all the young people that have come back to café – it has been amazing to be able to see you all again.
We were pleased that the covid regulations lifted enough to permit both outdoor sports, yoga and meetings to resume at the new pavilion site and look forward to even more activities taking place there as the restrictions lift further as time passes.
Westfield Road speed mitigation
At the top end of Westfield Road, BC’s proposed mitigation measures have started to be installed but the process has not run smoothly. Firstly, the Buckinghamshire Council contractors installed the lamp posts in the wrong place, once that had been resolved, the Taylor Wimpey contractors then installed the signage incorrectly. We understand new signage is on order and the contractors will return to fit and rectify the other errors. Carriageway painting will follow later in the summer. The parish council will continue to try to ensure that Buckinghamshire Council deliver their promised measures.
At the other end of Westfield Road, the 30mph signs have now been relocated to their correct position at the junction but 40mph signs for the backs of these posts have not yet been installed. Again, we understand the Taylor Wimpey contractor is due to return and retrofit.
Multi Use Games Area and replacement car park
These items are being installed by Nicholas King Homes. We are currently working with the developer to resolve a number of outstanding issues and queries.
We’d like to express our thanks to the Morris family for their kind donation of funds for the purchase of a memorial picnic bench to be located in the Hever Close playground. The unit is currently being manufactured and will be installed once complete.