Hazlemere continues to lead the way as a safe place to live following the installation of another life-saving defibrillator at Hazlemere Recreation Ground. Available 24/7, the defibrillator is located close to the main entrance door at the Hazlemere Memorial Hall.The finance for this important project was provided by donations from the Trustees of the Hazlemere Memorial Hall CIO, Hazlemere Parish Council and Hazlemere Sports Association. Access to life-saving equipment was considered vital in such a large public area enjoyed by many local residents on a daily basis. This collaboration is a good example of how community groups can work together for the common good and achieve positive outcomes. The electrical installation work was carried out by local Hazlemere electrician, Steve Alaway of LiveWire.
On the 26th of February Bucks County Council are planning to start refurbishment works to the Pedestrian Crossing on Holmer Green Road near Eastern Dene. This work will replace the life expired equipment with new traffic signals but the location of the crossing will remain the same. A temporary pedestrian crossing will be provided until the new traffic signals are complete which is expected to be before the 9 March 2018. Work will take place Monday to Friday between 0930 and 1530 hours and may require temporary traffic lights. The contractor has been instructed to maintain access for pedestrians, residents and visitors and we will make every effort to carry out this work with the minimum disturbance, however during this time if there are any delays I apologise for any inconvenience caused. The type of crossing here will change from a ‘Pelican’ to ‘Puffin’ type but will remain traffic signal controlled. If you should have any problems during these works please report it to the site staff, contact us online at http://www.transportforbucks.net/report-it-general.aspx or call 01296 382416. Yours faithfully Mark Stevens Traffic Signals Engineer
Published on Mon 19th February 2018 Parish Council
If you would like to help your local community, and enjoy the benefits of holiday pay, short, term time hours and the possibility of job sharing, why not become a school crossing patroller? Manor Farm Community Infant & Junior School on Rose Avenue, Hazlemere is in need of school crossing patrollers to ensure the children and parents have a pleasant and safe journey into school. Otherwise known as lollipop men or women, school crossing patrollers play an important role in ensuring our children cross our roads safely. No previous experience is necessary as you will be given full training – all you need is good health and a willingness to work outdoors. If you would like more information, take a look at our website, or contact us on 01494 firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Hazlemere Memorial Hall (HMH), situated at Hazlemere Recreation Ground, has been the subject of much discussion and debate in recent years. The decision taken by the previous Parish Council in 2015 to change the usage of the building and to grant a 25-year lease to a new Charitable Trust CIO tenant (the HMH CIO) attracted a lot of criticism from many Hazlemere residents.
Following the consultation, the Parish Council is delighted to announce the start of the installation of the new play equipment in Rose Avenue from 29 January 2018, hopefully it will be fully installed ready for the half term holidays.
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.