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Great Progress on Repairing Roads Across Wycombe

I know how important the state of our roads is to all of us in Wycombe. Thankfully, walking and driving through the town, it is easy to see a great improvement in our roads, with repairs happening more quickly. In September, I released a blog post about the progress that has been made on road repairs across Buckinghamshire and Wycombe. You can read it in full here. Over the past couple of months, I have been glad to see the […]

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My Letter to Buckinghamshire Council on the Local Plan

Buckinghamshire Council’s Local Plan will shape future development in Wycombe for years to come. The Plan is currently at an early stage of the consultation. I have written to Ian Thompson, Corporate Director of Planning, Growth and Sustainability at Buckinghamshire Council, setting out my position on a range of issues. I strongly encourage all of my constituents to take part in the consultation so that your voices are heard and can shape the future of our area. The consultation can […]

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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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