In March we contracted to cut back hedges and side out footways along the A355. The idea was to try and rectify the years of neglect of these by the County Council in the past and to try and restore the full width of the footways.
A very kind local beneficiary has paid for a new flag for the flagpole on Kingsway Green in Farnham Common. He has asked to remain nameless. Who says chivalry is dead!
New Defibrillators for the Villages – final training date 28th March 7pm. Places available. Book now.
The Parish Council has acquired two defibrillators – one for Farnham Common on the side wall of Ashford Kitchens and one on the front wall of Bhajis in Farnham Royal. We have organised training for anyone interested in becoming more familiar with how to use them. The final training date is Tuesday 28th March at 7pm for about an hour. The training will take place at the parish council office above Hilton King and Locke on the Broadway in Farnham Common.
Buckinghamshire County Council’s budget for 2017/18 has been approved by councillors.
Leader Martin Tett said the budget was the ‘result of the prudent decisions taken during a real period of uncertainty’.
He told councillors at full council on Thursday: “We have not only reshaped the council and its services, which has saved us over £100m over the past five years, but we have also been more commercial, with income now over £70 million per annum and targeted to increase by another £7 million next year. More
Another threat to our green belt has emerged as a result of Slough Borough Council’s emerging local plan. Please take a look and respond to the consultation if you are able. This matter was debated at our meeting on 20th February and a draft response on behalf of the Council has been prepared. Click here to view our response.
Click here to view the response from our district council.
News from Buckinghamshire County Council
PR 9317 | 06 February 2017 | For Immediate Release
Buckinghamshire County Council Cabinet agrees last ever budget to include government support grant
County Council leaders have agreed the last budget to include the government’s main contribution towards day to day delivery of services, known as the Revenue Support Grant.
Government support, which only five years ago stood at £81.9m and amounted to 27.5% of the County Council’s spending, has fallen rapidly over the last few years as Whitehall has reduced funding as part of its strategy to balance the nation’s finances.
For the next financial year, which begins in April, the support grant will total £8m and in 2018/19 Bucks will become the first county council – alongside Dorset – not to receive it at all.