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.
Information from Bucks County Council on their Collective Energy Switching Scheme
Hazlemere Parish Council has applied to the Department of Community and Local Government (DCLG) to seek the approval from the Secretary of State for Communities to apply for a SALIX Finance Ltd loan of £12,200 of up to 4 years to replace the 125 street lights with LED over a 4 year period to improve the street lighting. The annual repayments for the loan will come to around (£3,050). The Council wishes to seek your views and opinions on this matter if you have any.
Watchet Lane/Sawpit Hill, Holmer Green – Beech Tree Road to Holmer Green Road (07/09/17 to 08/09/2017) Night time resurfacing works using a night time road closure between 19:00 and 06:00hrs. Sawpit Hill/Holmer Green Road, Holmer Green - Roundabout at junction with Western Dene (09/09/17 to 11/09/17) **weekend working** Resurfacing works using a 24 hour road closure from 06:00 on the 9 September up to 06:00 on the 11 September. Temporary traffic signals will also be in use throughout this period to allow limited use of the roundabout whilst the new surfacing treatment is curing.
Please be advised that this week's scheduled collection has regrettably been delayed by the Parish Council's Contractor. The Contractor will be returning to the area on Friday 1 September 2017 to complete the emptying of the remaining 17 bins.
A new meeting room is now available either when using Cedar Barn or as a separate booking for up to 12 people. Please contact the Booking Clerk, Rachel Freeman, 01494 715548 or email@example.com.
1. There is a vacancy on the above Council caused by a resignation of Cllr K Tucker, this vacancy will be filled by the Parish Council’s Co-Option procedure. 2. Please can all potential candidates, who are eligible to stand as a Parish Councillor in Hazlemere and who seek co-option put forward their request for consideration in writing by 9.00am on Thursday 31 August 2017 with the following additional information:- i. reason for wishing to be Councillor; ii. previous Community/Council work; and iii. other skills they can bring to the Council (It is a condition of a Councillor that a means of contact by telephone and/or e-mail will be public information.) Please send the information by email to: firstname.lastname@example.org or in writing to: The Clerk Hazlemere Parish Council Cedar Barn Barn Lane Hazlemere HP15 7BQ Any further queries please feel free to contact the Clerk on 01494 715548. The Parish Council’s Council-option policy is available to view at: http://www.hazlemereparishcouncil.org.uk/policies-and-documents/co-option-policy/ Or can be requested directly from The Clerk.
Cllr D Thompson has undertaken repairs to the entrance to the park; which will stop puddles at the entrance. The Parish Council are very grateful to Gordons Building Merchants Ltd Hazlemere for supplying the gravel.
Posters like this one have gone up around the Rose Avenue estate to advise residents and other road users of a public consultation exercise on proposed new parking restrictions. Bucks County Council want your views on the proposals which will add further double yellow lines, along parts of Rose Avenue whilst also creating passing places for traffic. Concerns have been expressed about the area near the Rose Avenue Recreation Ground and Hazlemere Youth Club which has been used as all day parking, mainly by school students, which has created the danger of vehicles meeting each other head-on on the wrong side of the road. It is hoped that by providing 'tuck in' passing places this will reduce the risk of a serious accident. The opportunity has also been taken to invoke the Highway Code's intended protection of corners of side roads. Further along by the small parade of shops and outside the Manor Farm Schools, further restrictions are proposed on safety grounds and to prevent the roadway being blocked by traffic. The consultation period will close on Friday 1st September, thereby allowing some additional time above the statutory minimum period of 21 days, to take account of it now being the school holiday period. The consultation documents have been uploaded to the 'Have Your Say' page of the County Council's website and can be found under 'current consultations' via this link http://www.buckscc.gov.uk/…/council-and-demo…/have-your-say/