Category Archives: Transport

Lorry Parking on Warrenden Rd

On 16th Sept. there was a special N W Chilterns Community Board meeting was held to discuss the Reshaped Report (developed by Jim Stevens) on the lorry parking problems in Warrendene Road to Board Members, Cllr David Carroll and Cllr Steven Broadbent (our local Bucks Council Councillors), and HPC Chairman, Cllr Paul Nicholls, for their consideration and initial comment prior going forward to the Board’s Traffic & Roads Issues Group. Also in attendance were some Warrendene Road residents and HVRA members.

As a result of that meeting, we would urge you ALL to read the 31-page Report (see below) and, furthermore, to please pass on all your comments by 30th September to Jackie Binning, all three Local Members and the Clerk and Chairman of the Parish Council.

Last night Jim Stevens asked the Board Members present to accept the following 5 recommendations:

1. NOTE the extent of the work that has been undertaken to investigate the lorry parking issues raised by the residents, the engagement with key parties, including a wider group of residents, all of which have informed the findings of this report.

2. REJECT the residents’ request, as described in their Petition, due to the adverse implications this would have for the local community in Walters Ash/Naphill.

3. NOTE that other ideas have been identified in this report, that could be taken forwards, to reduce the lorry parking problems in Warrendene Road.

4. COMMENT on the ideas set out in this report, including sending any comments by email to the Community Board Coordinator by 30 September 2021.

5. NOTE that this report and the comments made in the Community Board meeting and received by email, will help inform Buckinghamshire Council Local Members decide by 29th October 2021, the way forwards and next appropriate steps.

It is vital that residents make their comments/concerns/objections known by the 30th September via email to:

Jackie.Binning@buckinghamshire.gov.uk

As the N W Chilterns Community Board’s Co-Ordinator, Jackie needs your comments so that she can pass them on to Board Members on 3rd November where the way forward and next appropriate steps will be agreed:

David.Carroll@buckinghamshire.gov.uk

Steven.Broadbent@buckinghamshire.gov.uk

Clive.Harriss@buckinghamshire.gov.uk

It is very important that our three Local Members are fully aware of your concerns because ultimately they have to represent their residents in coming to a decision on the ideas/issues raised in Jim Stevens’ Report and the best way forward.

You could also email your comments to the Clerk and Chairman of the Parish Council

clerk@hughenden-pc.gov.uk and paul.nicholls@hughenden-pc.gov.uk

Report to Community Board – Warrendene Road 13-9-21

Powerpoint for Community Board

Bucks Council asks for views on new Vehicle Removal Policy

Buckinghamshire Council is asking residents to give their views on a new Vehicle Removal Policy, which sets out the circumstances the Council will remove parked vehicles that contravene on-street parking restrictions – or whose owners persistently avoid paying parking charges and parking penalty charge notices – and take them to a secure vehicle storage facility.

Details here

New joined-up legal orders for Buckinghamshire’s roads

There is a legal order, known as a Traffic Regulation Order (TRO), behind every speed limit, double yellow line, council owned car park, parking bay, one way system and anything else that controls traffic or pedestrians. Over the last year, all the legal orders from the former county council and district councils have been merged into one new system, which goes live from the 19 February. This can be found at www.buckinghamshiretraffweb.uk and is now one single point of contact for residents.

Press release

Planned roadworks – Valley Rd, 10th Aug, start moved to 14th Aug.

Transport for Buckinghamshire have issued a notice to the Parish Council that they will be undertaking carriageway patching works along Valley Road, Hughenden Valley between Coombe Hill and Cryers Hill as part of the Strategic Highway Maintenance Teams Plane and Patch Programme.

Work will take place from Monday 10th Friday 14th August using a road closure in operation between 7:00 pm and 6:00 am and are expected to take up to 4 nights to complete.

Please note the works are weather dependent and are part of a rolling programme of Countywide works, therefore dates and durations are subject to change at short notice.

Bucks Council – cycling survey for Wycombe.

Plans to develop a network of cycling and walking routes around High Wycombe started with the launch on Monday 27 July of a travel survey to find out how people currently get around the area. The survey closes on Monday 17th August.

The survey is at https://yourvoicebucks.citizenspace.com/integrated-transport/hw-lcwip-baseline.

Press release

(webmaster comment – the press release says it will take 4 months to create the plan. The survey makes no distinction between pre-covid levels of use & current use so rendering results ambiguous. Why do our Councils not have a plan like this already on file as part of their overall ‘Green’ planning? )

Valley Road – closed to 21st April

Information from Transport for Buckinghamshire.

Carriageway roadworks already taking place and continuing until Tuesday April 21st . These will involve road closures of Valley Road A4128 between Coates Lane and Cryers Hill Road timed between 7:30 and 4pm. The closures will mean that the 300 bus route will have to be diverted during these times.

Also receievd this:

“With roads being quieter than usual we are also looking to bring some planned maintenance works forward so we can get them done earlier and quicker. It was only recently that we made more cash available for additional ‘plane and patch’ works following the wet autumn and winter weather and of course February’s storms. However, now is the time to see what more we can get done, although this will of course be subject to the availability of workers, materials and equipment.”