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Transport for Buckinghamshire Road Surfacing Notification


This week as part of the countywide carriageway surfacing programme Transport for Buckinghamshire will be carrying out work at the following locations in my constituency:     The Link, Hazlemere (2/3/16) Daytime micro surfacing works, using a road closure. Toms Turn, Hazlemere (2/3/16 to 3/3/16) Daytime micro surfacing works, using a road closure. Rowan Close, Hazlemere (3/3/16) Daytime micro surfacing works, using a road closure. Highfield Way, Hazlemere (3/3/16 to 4/3/16) Daytime micro surfacing works, using a road closure. Tylers Road/Rushmoor Avenue, Hazlemere (4/3/16 […]

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County Council release £3 million to further fund rural road resurfacing


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Bucks County Council will release £3 million from reserves to further fund resurfacing work on Buckinghamshire’s minor roads. This will be in addition to the £25 million already allocated for restoration work on the roads this year. The £3 million will fund a 12 month programme focussing on badly worn sections of road in around 300 locations. These locations mainly consist of unclassified rural routes. Leader of the County Council Martin Tett said: These unclassified roads wouldn’t normally be covered […]

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Buckinghamshire Draft Countywide Parking Guidance: Public Consultation


Buckinghamshire County Council is currently consulting on new Countywide Parking Guidance which sets out the Council’s approach to parking throughout the county and explains how space much new parking developments should provide for bicycles, motorcycles, cars and Blue Badge holders. The new standards have been developed taking into account the 2012 National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF), which gives Local Authorities more flexibility when developing parking standards. The Council are looking to gather people’s opinions on their proposals to help make […]

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Extra £2.5 million to help repair roads


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Via a Bucks County Council press release, welcome news on our roads, which are at last improving: Buckinghamshire will receive £2.5 million from the Department for Transport’s (DfT) £140 million road repair fund. This follows a bid by Buckinghamshire County Council in response to the DfT’s announcement on March 9 making the money available to highway authorities to help repair damage to roads caused by the recent storms and flooding. The County Council’s bid highlighted areas for repair following the recent […]

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Bucks County Council release report into bridging the educational attainment gap


A number of recommendations have been made by a Buckingham County Council select committee to help narrow the achievement gap for disadvantaged children. The Education, Skills and Children’s Services Select Committee, have produced a report after reviewing what is being done across Buckinghamshire to help narrow the gap in attainment between disadvantaged children and their peers. Their report and recommendations will be discussed at the Council’s Cabinet on 24 March. Although Buckinghamshire has some of the best schools in the country […]

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Conservative plans for additional school places


The Government has announced an extra £2.35 billion to create more school places. This is in addition to the £5 billion that is already being spent in this Parliament. This means that between 2014 and 2017 schools in Buckinghamshire will receive £16.2m. It is the first time that councils have had 3-year allocations of funding to spend on school places, so Bucks County Council can plan ahead and ensure every child has a school place. This Government has already created […]

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Bucks CC shortlisted for four awards


Buckinghamshire County Council has been shortlisted for four national Local Government Chronicle (LGC) awards in the following categories: Public Health Corporate Governance Innovation in Commissioning Team of the Year The submissions were among a record-breaking 640 entries for the awards. While the final results are not yet in, few local authorities have fared better than Buckinghamshire. The winners will be announced at a ceremony in London on March 12. Martin Tett, leader of Buckinghamshire County Council, said: We are thrilled […]

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Receive your local health check


Last week, I had one of the NHS health checks offered at libraries in Buckinghamshire for people aged between 40 and 74 to help reduce their risk of heart disease, stroke, diabetes and kidney disease. It was comprehensive, brisk and professional. No appointments are necessary. The 20-minute check includes questions on health and diet and a simple finger-prick cholesterol test. Height, weight and blood pressure measurements are taken. We found that my cholesterol was a little bit high but my wife, a […]

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Severe weather response by TfB


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Via Bucks County Council Eight Transport for Buckinghamshire teams have been dealing with severe weather call-outs since 6am today (Monday October 28). They have responded to reports of fallen trees in more than 100 locations (correct at Monday 10.45am) across the county. A road at Willow Bank, Denham, where a tree fell on telephone lines, has been closed for safety reasons. There has been one report of minor flooding and a fallen tree in Farnham Lane, between Burnham and Farnham Royal, which was […]

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Major road improvements start at Chapel Lane junction, 14 October


Works to improve the A40/A4010 Chapel Lane junction in Wycombe are set to start on 14 October 2013. Phase 1 of the works will divert or protect various utility equipment including electricity, gas and cable television. The works are required to enable the construction of the main project which is set to take place between February and May 2014. The works will impact on the flow of traffic due to some lane closures in place at times and Transport for Buckinghamshire seeks […]

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