This week is Volunteers’ Week.
Today is an opportunity for us to say thank you to all our Street Light Champions. Thank you for helping to ensure all our lights are operational.
The parish council owns and maintains 120 street light lanterns within the original residential part of the village. The columns along Marsworth Road are maintained by Buckinghamshire Council. Those within Castlemead and along Westfield Road are maintained by Taylor Wimpey, those in the new development off Rushendon Furlong are still maintained by Croudace and those within the development off Vicarage Road are still maintained by Bellway. There are also a couple of columns around the village which are maintained by housing associations.
Each month a team of volunteer residents & councillors walk the road in which they live (or those they jog past) once at night to check that all the lanterns are illuminating, and once during the day to check that none of the lanterns are on when they shouldn’t be. If any issues are identified, they drop a quick email to the parish clerk who can then get the matter reported to the appropriate body so the remedial works can be carried out.
This volunteering opportunity takes up hardly any time and helps to ensure the lights in your road are maintained in a timely manner. The checks can be undertaken at any time to suit you, within a one week window. We simply send out a reminder at the beginning of the month & you only need to respond to us if there is anything that needs fixing.
If you would like to join this team please do get in touch with the parish clerk on 01296 767261 / firstname.lastname@example.org.