Agenda and draft minutes

Contact: Anne-Marie Kenward 

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Items
No. Item

1.

Chairman's Welcome

Minutes:

The Chairman welcomed attendees to the meeting.

 

2.

Apologies for Absence

Minutes:

G Powell, M Collins and S Morgan

3.

Declarations of Interest

To declare pecuniary or personal interests.

Minutes:

There were none.

4.

Minutes of last meeting pdf icon PDF 419 KB

To review and agree the minutes of the meeting held 28 July 2020.

Minutes:

Names of all attendees to be included on future minutes. No action would be taken to correct the last minutes.

 

RESOLVED

Member of the committee AGREED the minutes from the last meeting were an accurate representation.

 

5.

Introduction to Community Boards

Video update from Martin Tett, Leader of Buckinghamshire Council.

Minutes:

Video 3m

 

Members of the board watched the following video from Mr M Tett, Leader of Buckinghamshire Council.

 

https://youtu.be/f0i722j79hw

 

6.

Funding Update

To be presented by Michelle Parker, Wendover Community Board Co-Ordinator.

Minutes:

Video 8m 43s

 

Ms M Parker, Community Board Co-ordinator, had circulated the fund applications submitted to Buckinghamshire Council Councillors only ahead of the meeting.

 

The following monies were available to the local area:

  • £489,574 Infrastructure Fund.
  • £4,789 Health and Wellbeing Fund (was the Councillor Crisis Fund
  • £86,000 Communities Priority Fund 50% of which could be spent on transport and highways.

 

There were five applications made to the old Local Area Forum brought to the Board for consideration. Details had been circulated ahead of the committee.

 

The following points were discussed including:

  • Ms Parker confirmed Kingsbrook Parish Council had also applied for a Speed Indicator Device (SID) which had been missed off these applications. Ms Parker would share this application outside of the meeting for decision.

ACTION - Ms Parker

  • Ms Parker confirmed the Board was not able to carry over unallocated fund. However, it was possible to reserve funds for an identified need i.e. to support social isolation.
  • Whether the waiting restrictions proposed by Aston Clinton Parish Council (ACPC) could be included within the wider traffic calming measures Transport for Bucks (TfB) would be consulting on. This could save money and possibly allow for an alternative source of funding.
  • It was noted the ACPC had not offered match funding for their applications as they had funds tied up The Hub community centre project which had experienced delays.
  • There were different ideas on the priorities for the three ACPC applications however all agreed the Stablebridge Road speed reduction should be give the lowest priority.

 

TfB applications for the year ahead need to be submitted by 31 October 2020. Members of the Board should contact Ms Parker for support.

 

RESOLVED:                                                                  

Members of the board AGREED to APPROVE the application for Perch Bridge made by Halton Parish Council.

 

RESOLVED:

Members of the board AGREED to APPROVE the application for rumble strips made by Weston Turville Parish Council.

 

RESOLVED:

Members of the board AGREED to APPROVE the application for a 20mph limit for Green End Street made by Aston Clinton Parish Council.

 

RESOLVED:

Members of the board AGREED to APPROVE the application for waiting restrictions made by Aston Clinton Parish Council.

 

RESOLVED:                                                                  

Members of the board AGREED to APPROVE the application for SID made by Bierton/Kingsbrook Parish Council.

 

RESOLVED:

Members of the board AGREED to CARRY OVER the application for a 30mph limit for Stablebridge Road made by Aston Clinton Parish Council for consideration

 

7.

Feedback on Sub-groups

Discussion of how we can collaboratively work together on issues within the local area.

Minutes:

Video 43m 47s

 

Ms Parker, Community Board Coordinator, highlighted the following:

  • The Highways and Transport subgroup had meet for the first time. This group would benefit from more members so all geographical areas were represented.
  • Ms Parker was look feedback on how best to involve and represent the community. Should there be a sub group for each priority? Should they be short term groups looking at issues in the main meeting.
  • There had been no initial response to a request for an Environmental subgroup. Ms Parker explained that if no councillors where available to join the group she could present BC. Ms Parker would set up a meeting Environmental subgroup between herself, Sarah, Justine and Peter.

ACTION – Ms Parker

 

8.

TVP Update pdf icon PDF 898 KB

To be presented by Sergeant Mike Cowdrey, Thames Valley Police.         

Minutes:

Video 1h 4m

 

Sergeant M Cowdry, Neighbourhood Sergeant covering the Wendover and District Team, shared a slideshow a copy of which would be appended to these minutes.

 

Sergeant Cowdry highlighted the following points:

  • TVP had realigned their neighbourhood teams to reflect the new Community Board areas.
  • The team would consist of a PC, supported by three PCSOs and overseen by an Inspector and Sergeant Cowdry. The Aylesbury Response Team were also available to support across the wider area.
  • 7% decrease in all crime across the Wendover and District area.

 

The following points were discussed:

  • Could there be online training/a recruitment drive for Speedwatch ahead of stepping the scheme back up? Sergeant Cowdry would give feedback to relevant colleagues. This includes the use of Sentinel cameras.
  • PC Blake and Thrive Housing Association had been working together to take anti-social behaviour (ASB) in Barker Lane, Aston Clinton. Complaints did seem to have reduce but work was ongoing with several ASB contracts now in place. 
  • Enforcement of change of speed limit on the A341 leaving Wendover towards Great Missenden. Sergeant Cowdry would investigate if the Mobile Speeding Team could visit.
  • What action should residents take for continued lower level ASB and what response should residents expect. Sergeant Cowdry would discuss this with Mr Newcombe outside of the meeting.

 

9.

Overview of Aylesbury Garden Town pdf icon PDF 2 MB

Speaker to be confirmed.

Minutes:

Video 1h 31m 31s

 

Ms C Perkins, Comms & Marketing Lead - Aylesbury Garden Town, shared a presentation, a copy of which would be appended to these minutes.

 

The following points were discussed as a result of suggestions from members of the Board:

  • The street closure and tables on Cambridge Street, Aylesbury had reduced access leaving wheelchair/pushchairs users to navigate narrow, uneven footpaths. A member of the Board was aware of one incident where an electric wheelchair had tipped. Ms Perkins would feedback this back to the Town Centre Manager to see if more space could be for accessibility users.
  • Possible opportunities around the closure of RAF Halton; communities’ orchards; the canal triangle; garden villages.

 

10.

Neighbourhood Matters

Questions to be submitted in advance of the meeting to michelle.parker@buckinghamshire.gov.uk

Minutes:

Video 1h 54m 10s

 

No questions were submitted in advance of the meeting. Questions for future meetings should be sent to michelle.parker@buckinghamshire.gov.uk.

 

11.

Date of Next Meeting

24 November 2020, 7pm

Further details to be confirmed.

Minutes:

24 November 2020, 7pm