Agenda and minutes

Venue: Via Microsoft Teams

Contact: Tom Fowler 


No. Item


Welcome and Introductions


The chairman welcomed the members and guests to the Beeches Community Board meeting.




Apologies had been received from Councillor Bagge and Councillor Kelly.


Declarations of Interest


There were no declarations of interest.


Minutes pdf icon PDF 415 KB


The minutes of the meeting held on 8 July 2020 were agreed as an accurate record.


Introduction to Community Boards

To receive a video presentation from the Leader of the Council, Councillor Martin Tett.


The Community Board received a video message from Council Leader, Martin Tett which introduced Community Boards.


Senior Officer Community Boards Update

To receive an update from Roger Goodes, Service Director – Policy & Communications.


The Service Director Policy & Communications, Roger Goodes, gave an update on the aspirations for the Community Board. It was noted that representatives from the Police were in attendance and would be eager to attend future meetings.



·         Jack to liaise with Police to organise continued attendance


Updates from Sub-groups

To receive an update on the first round of Sub-group meetings.


Members considered the Sub Group updates.

  • Councillor Egleton provided an update for the Supporting Older and Vulnerable sub-group. The establishment of street associations were proposed to check up on the elderly and vulnerable. The detrimental effect of isolation on mental health and increased vulnerability was noted.
  • Councillor Dhillon gave an update for the Young People sub-group, it was noted there was no Youth Council in the Beeches area. Further research into a 1-1 scheme for youth with anti-social behavioural problems was being pursued.
  • Councillor Sandy gave an update for the Infrastructure and Highways sub-group. The effect of child shaped mannequins on speeding outside schools had been considered ineffective by Transport for Buckinghamshire. The sub-group recommended approval for the 3 applications being considered at the Community Board meeting. It was noted that a representative from TfB would be invited to attend a future sub-group meeting.



  • Jack to enquire about traffic mannequin usage
  • Jack to meet with Parking Manager



Highways Applications 2020/21

To consider applications for funding for 2020/21.


The Community Board discussed the 3 Highway applications being considered for funding.

  • The application from Stoke Poges Parish Council for waiting Restrictions on Rogers Lane for £6024.09 was approved using the Community Area Priorities funding stream.
  • The application from Farnham Royal Parish Council for A355 Farnham Common Infant & Junior Schools road traffic installations for £5001.49 was approved using the Community Area Priorities funding stream.
  • The application from Burnham Parish Council for Dropped Kerbs on Burnham High Street for £3984.86 was approved using the Community Area Priorities funding stream.



  • That funds from the Community Area Priorities Funding Stream be allocated as detailed above.



Community Matters

An opportunity for attendees to raise any community issues. To include an update on the Broadway Car Park, Farnham Common.

Questions from members of the public submitted in advance of the meeting will be answered under this item.




The Community Board considered matters arising from the Community Board area.

  • The quick response to move travellers on from Broadway Car Park from the police was noted and praised.
  • Dorney Youth club had requested funding for Personal Protective Equipment  (PPE) and repair costs. A formerly Buckinghamshire County Council scheme for PPE provision was identified as a line of enquiry.
  • Brownfield sites were being built upon in the Beeches area and it was queried whether this would affect the funding for the Local infrastructure fund. These calculations were based on previous versions of the Local Plan. Planning Officers were looking into this and calculations for the Local Infrastructure Fund may change.



·       Jack to look into PPE scheme for Dorney Youth Club.

·       Simon to update the Community Board on changes made to Local Infrastructure funding



Funding Update

To receive a presentation on Community Board funding.



Jack gave an update on funding for the Community Board.

·             Community Area Priorities Fund budget was confirmed as £86,513.

·             The Health & Wellbeing Fund budget was £27,506. Of which, £17,757 remains to be allocated for 2020/21.

·             There was no funding from the Local Infrastructure Fund, but this is currently under review.

·             Funding criteria were laid out specifying what was permissible for applications.



·             Jack to circulate funding criteria information.


Beeches Community Board Action Plan pdf icon PDF 414 KB

The action plan is provided for information.


The Community Board Action Plan was noted.