Category Archives: Bucks CC

HS2 works close A413 at Little Missenden for one weekend

The A413 at Little Missenden between the Keepers Lane junction to just past Pipers Wood Lane, will be closed from 9pm on Friday 18 June until 5am on Monday 21 June.

This is so work can take place to divert and install utilities as part of the construction of the HS2 Little Missenden vent shaft site. These include water, electricity and telecoms.

To do these works safely and reduce the need for further full closures over the next few months, HS2’s contractors Align will be doing this work over one full weekend.

To view full details of the works and diversion routes visit https://assets.hs2.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/04075835/Full-closure-A413-Little-Missenden_June-2021.pdf

New drop-in vaccine clinics at Stoke Mandeville Stadium this weekend

A drop-in clinic is opening at Stoke Mandeville stadium this weekend for eligible members of the public to get their first or second Astra Zeneca COVID-19 vaccine without a pre-booked appointment.

The drop-in clinics will be open on:

  • Friday 4 June – 10am to 12:30pm and 2:30pm to 5pm
  • Saturday 5 June – 9:30am to 1pm

Regardless of whether you are a permanent Buckinghamshire resident or not, anyone aged over 40 who has not yet had their first vaccine or those over 18 who need their second jab (a minimum of 4 weeks after their first) is eligible to attend. All you need is your name, date of birth and NHS number. You can find your NHS number online.

Press release

Thank you to every single volunteer – a message from Bucks Council

This week (June 1 to 7) celebrates the tremendous work of volunteers across the UK, and there has never been a better time for Buckinghamshire to give its thanks to these remarkable people.

Volunteers have played an essential role within the Buckinghamshire community over the last year. At the start of the pandemic and throughout lockdowns they gave their support to help some of the most vulnerable people in society – the elderly, infirm and people living with medical conditions or in other very difficult circumstances. In desperate times they offered a lifeline to those most in need, whether by delivering essential supplies or medication, transporting people to medical appointments, offering a friendly voice over the phone, or in any number of other ways.

And they have played a vital part in the vaccination rollout since it began in December.

Without their invaluable help, it is impossible to imagine the rollout being the great success it has been. Volunteers have made a huge contribution, from the set up and day-to-day running of the vaccination sites, marshalling traffic, transporting patients, guiding them through the actual process of getting their jabs, and much more; the rollout simply would not have been the great success it is without them.

The full press release is here.

Bucks Council – review of licensing policy

Although this may not have much impact in HV, it may impact us if we use one of the towns for a night out.

From Bucks Council:

The council has responsibility for allowing people to sell alcohol, put on public entertainment and sell late night food and drink. The council does this by issuing licences, certificates and notices.The main purpose of licensing is to ensure that the national licensing objectives are promoted:1. preventing crime and disorder;2. public safety;3. preventing public nuisance; and4. protecting children from harm.We are developing a new licensing policy which explains the council’s approach to promoting the four licensing objectives when making decisions about licensing matters. We welcome your views to help shape future policy decisions in this important area. Please take a few minutes to complete the short online survey by 6 June 2021. https://yourvoicebucks.citizenspace.com/communi…/6224ac6b/

Covid – a reminder from Bucks Council

Everyone’s hard work means the Government’s ‘roadmap’ is progressing but it’s essential that while so many people have yet to be vaccinated, we all keep going by fully sticking to the new rules. When meeting others socially, this must take place outside, either in a park, another open space or in private gardens. 

Please also remember to keep a distance from anyone you don’t live with. We still can’t mix with other households indoors (unless in a support bubble or for childcare purposes) and it’s critical to stick to this rule as you can catch COVID-19 far more easily inside than outside

We can now meet in groups of up to 6 people including children and babies, or groups of a larger size where it’s just two households getting together.

For more information about what the current rules are please check the government’s website.

Census 2021

From Bucks Council on 1st April:

Census work continues

Reminder letters have been sent and census officers are making follow-up visits to households that haven’t completed their census. If you’re contacted by a parishioner, here is some helpful information to reassure them:

  • The officers are there to help them.
  • Householders should ask to see their ID badge.
  • They will never ask to enter a property and will never ask for personal information or ask for a payment.
  • The officers are following government guidelines with PPE and are all being tested for Covid-19 every few days.

Please do also let people know that if they need help to complete the census they can call our trained library and adult learning staff on 0300 131 6000. There is also a national support line 0800 141 2021 and the Census 2021 website.

Bucks Council Covid update 17th March

“It’s really positive to have all Buckinghamshire children back in their classrooms and we’re continuing to see COVID-19 infection rates fall across Buckinghamshire too. Whilst the lockdown has been a big factor in declining infection rates, we are also seeing a rapid fall in the rates for the over 65 year olds, which is most likely due to the roll out of the vaccine. Nearly 210,000 vaccine doses have now been given in Buckinghamshire, a fantastic achievement in this short space of time. Nevertheless, there is about half the adult population of the county still to be vaccinated. Therefore, we need to remain vigilant as restrictions ease to prevent a ‘third spike’ later in the summer or early winter.”

The press release is continued here