Parish Council meeting– dates and venues
20th February 2014 7.30pm at Edlesborough Memorial Hall
20th March 2014 7.30pm at Edlesborough Memorial Hall
Parish Council vacancies
Would you like to know more about local issues and developments in Edlesborough, Dagnall and Northall?
Do you have an interest in how the villages and their amenities are run?
Would you like to obtain some real satisfaction by making a contribution to our local community?
If so, and you are aged 21 or over and live (or work) in the Parish, you might like to consider joining the Parish Council where there are currently 2 vacancies, 1 in Edlesborough and 1 in Dagnall.
Councillors do not have to live in the village which they represent.
For more information please contact the Parish Clerk.
The Council has agreed a Precept of £82,155 for 2014/15. This means that the rate for a Band D property would will be £66.05 compared to £58.25 in 2013/14, giving an increase of £7.80 per annum (13.4%). This increase is primarily due to two factors. Firstly, the Government’s ‘Localised Council Tax Support’ is being reduced from last year’s £5,803 to £1,845 in 2014/15. Secondly, the first payment will need to be paid into a ‘sinking fund’ which needs to be built-up over the next few years to pay for the upgrading of the Parish’s 143 street lights, and the replacement of some of the poles.
Buckinghamshire County Council
Due to restructuring of the Local Area Technicians as from 2nd January the villages of Edlesborough, Northall and Dagnall have new Technicians, Rob Anderson and Clifford Marshall. All outstanding matters which the Parish Council has raised again with Bucks CC will be taken up by the new Technicians, these items include, safety railings in Dunstable Road, Dagnall; white lining at the junction of Nelson Road and Dunstable Road, Dagnall, pot holes at the junction of Brook Street/High Street, Edlesborough, Moor End and St. Mary’s Glebe; clearing of vegetation from streetlights; Dragons Teeth at Church End, Edlesborough; speed limit reduction from the Travellers Rest to Edlesborough (A4146).
On average one offender has been convicted in Buckinghamshire every week for the last five years. AVDC ask people who come across waste dumped on public land to report it for clearance on the hotline 0845 330 1856 or online at www.buckscc.gov.uk/fly
Dog Fouling/Control of Dogs
It has been observed that due to the field in Slicketts Lane having been ploughed an increasing number of dog owners are using Edlesborough Green and the problems of dog fouling and dogs not being kept under control by their owners is becoming a serious issue and not fair on the dog owners who obey the byelaws and clean up their dogs deposits and keep them under control. More serious action will be taken if this problem persists.
Repair work is to be undertaken to the Bus Shelter at the top of Edlesborough High Street.
Clerk to Edlesborough Parish Council: Penny Pataky, 01525 229 358
or email: [email protected]
Please note office hours are Monday-Friday 10.30am-2.30pm. Messages may be left on an answer phone outside of these hours.
Focus - February 2014 was published on January 12, 2014