The Parish Plan has now been published and circulated. This is not a planning document but follows on from a public consultation and sets out the aspirations of the Council for how to improve the amenities and local conditions for our residents. Please see a copy in the link below:-
Parish Plan 2018
The Parish Council has received the following press release which we would support;-
Brain Tumour Research is a national charity striving to fund a network of dedicated research centres. We support the UK’s largest group of laboratory-based scientists progressing world-class research into brain tumours, to improve treatments, survival rates and quality of life for patients, and ultimately find a cure. We are the only national charity dedicated to research into brain tumours and campaigning to increase the national investment in brain tumour research. We rely solely on local communities like yours and the generosity of the general public.
Here are a few simple and easy things the people you represent can do to help us fund the fight
- Take part in our Wear a Hat Day in March – the UK’s premier brain tumour research fundraising event. The event is being supported by businesswoman, model, actress, and television personality, Caprice, alongside actor and author, Sheila Hancock CBE. Since it started in 2010, Wear a Hat Day has raised well over £1 million.
- Visit our website, find out what’s happening and take part in some of the fundraising events that are taking place in your region.
- Spread the word by distributing some of our leaflets locally.
Please get in touch to discuss how we can work together. We look forward to hearing from you.
Communications Officer, Phone 01908 867200
Brain Tumour Research
Suite 3 Shenley Pavilions
Buckinghamshire MK5 6LB
The Parish Council office will be closed from 2pm on Wednesday 20th December until 10 am on Thursday 4th January 2018. If a matter is urgent please contact the Chairman Trevor Clapp on 01753 643623.
We would like to wish you all a very Happy Christmas and best wishes for the New Year.
The next meeting of the Parish Council will take place on Monday 27th November at Farnham Royal Village Hall at 7.30pm. It is preceded at 6.30pm by a Finance Committee meeting. Both meetings are open to the public. Agendas can be viewed on the appropriate page of this website.
The first fifteen minutes of the Council meeting are open to the public to have their say on any issue. Some issues of interest this time will be agreeing the precept for next year and considering whether to hold a public meeting over a proposal to develop certain green belt space in the parish.
South Bucks District Council have confirmed that their car park will offer free parking on two Saturdays in December. So on 9th and 16th December you will be able to enjoy free parking all day. Please come and enjoy shopping and eating in the village followed on 9th December at 5pm by our Carols on Kingsway Green event. Just come along and enjoy singing carols around the Christmas tree and meeting Santa.
The external auditors have completed the annual audit and the Annual Return will shortly be available to download on the webpage dealing with Finance issues. Residents are entitled to inspect and obtain a hard copy of the Annual Return and set out below is the Notice to that effect.
The Parish Office is now closed until 29th August whilst the Clerk is on holiday. Emails will not be read and the answer phone will not be listened to until that time. In an emergency please contact the Chairman Trevor Clapp on 01753 643623 or the Vice Chairman Bob Milne on 01753 642149
It is with deep sadness that we advise of the sudden death of Brian Bilgorri whose funeral took place on 14th July. He will be a real loss to the Parish Council and the community. He was a man of great integrity and a passion to improve the facilities available to residents. He championed many causes including rights of way issues and support for Burnham Beeches which was an area he loved. He will be especially remembered for the work he undertook to secure the provision of the defibrillators in the villages. Our condolences go to his wife and family.
Residents are being asked for views on a proposed new approach to supporting children and families with early help in a ten week consultation launched today.
Available online at www.buckscc.gov.uk/earlyhelp until 22 September 2017, the consultation seeks feedback on a new way of supporting families earlier to prevent them needing help from social care services in the future.
There has been a steady increase in the number of children and families needing support from children’s services in the last few years. This, along with less money in the public purse means that the Council are reviewing how to deliver services better to help the children and families who need it the most.
Proposals for a new service outlined in the consultation focus on helping children and families, in a joined up way earlier, to ensure small problems don’t get bigger and too difficult to manage. From money worries, parenting tips, behavioural issues right through to support with mental health and domestic abuse, the proposal is to work with families to tackle all of their problems at the same time.
A new Early Help service would bring together all the services that currently support families in this way, to be one service with teams of family workers based in the local community. This will mean they can reach out to these families to work with them at home or in places they are most comfortable. This could be a local community venue or a coffee shop.
A number of County Council services already provide some form of early help. As a result of these proposals, some services could remain relatively unchanged and others could be delivered differently, to enable workers to focus on working with whole families, not individuals or single problems, and targeting those who need help the most.
Proposals for change follows a review of current services supporting children and families and best practice taking place across the country. This highlighted that support isn’t always reaching children and families who are most in need of our help, quickly enough or in the right ways. It also showed there are many families who get support from a number of organisations to help with problems they are facing as a family but this isn’t always joined up.
The consultation proposes a new model where families only have to tell their story once, have one person they work with and trust, and a service that reaches out to interact with families in the community.
Warren Whyte, Cabinet Member for Children’s Services said: “Our aim is to make sure we provide the right early help services at the right time to the families that need them most. We know that some of our current services don’t always reach those families, and our public services don’t have the resources to continue to support services for all in the same way anymore. We want to join up services for families to make it much easier for residents who need help to obtain it. This is your opportunity to have your say. We hope that as many as possible will respond to the consultation so we can help shape the very best services for children and their families for the future.”
The consultation runs from 14 July – 22 September 2017. It is available online at www.buckscc.gov.uk/earlyhelp and residents can also complete it online in their local library.
For further information on Early Help, the Early Intervention Foundation website provides information and resources: http://www.eif.org.uk/