Frauds & Scams
There is guidance on how to avoid such things at ‘The little book of big scams’
HV does not have a Neighbourhood Watch representative. Perhaps it should have.
If you are interested please see https://www.gov.uk/government/get-involved/take-part/help-make-your-neighbourhood-a-safer-place
A Text Can Cost A Life
Some people may have noticed that there is a lot of traffic in the valley at the moment. This is due to all of the roadworks currently going on.
On their Hi-Vis walk from the village hall, Hughenden Primary School noticed that there were around 70 cars in a tailback of traffic and out of that 70, about 22 were on their phones, 5 of those being school parents!
Every year, Hughenden Primary has a Hi-Vis day, were we wear vibrant clothes and participate in activities to do with road safety. Hi-Vis day at Hughenden school is all about showing the importance of being bright and seen when traveling on the road or pavement.
Unfortunately, even if bright clothes are worn, drivers will not be able to see the children if they are looking at the latest videos of cute kittens or texting a friend.
Although many people use the excuse of using phones for ‘work’ in the car, they are potentially endangering children’s lives. If you are focusing on a screen, you are not taking in your surroundings. 1 in 4 car accidents are caused by people taking calls or looking at their phones according to the latest research by NSC.
We were very surprised about the number of people on devices and would like to remind people that if you are seen by the police, on their phones, six points will be deducted from your license and you will be fined £200. It is illegal and HGV and bus drivers could be fined up to £2500. If you are seen twice by police, you will lose your license and if taken to court you will be fined £1000.
Hughenden Primary School.
News from Buckinghamshire County Council
04 December 2018
APPROVED for Immediate Release
Street lighting faults across the county
We are currently experiencing a high number of street lighting faults across the county, in particular in the Scottish and Southern Energy (SSE) areas of High Wycombe and Marlow. These are being caused by a failure of the underground electrical supply cables, the reason for which is still under investigation.
There have been over 20 new underground faults in November alone. The cable networks are owned and maintained by the electricity utility companies for the area, who are required to carry out repairs within 28 working days.
A further complication is that many of these faults are not isolated to single streetlights, but affect multiple lights or a whole area of lighting.
Transport for Buckinghamshire (TfB) is continuing to work closely with the three electricity companies who have equipment within the county to resolve these issues as and when they are reported, but the repairs can take some time and be complex in nature.
TfB is also trialling solar powered temporary lighting solutions where practicable and most needed.
Deputy Leader and Transport Cabinet Member Mark Shaw said:
“I understand how frustrating these street lighting issues can be but want to reassure you that we are doing all we can to resolve them. I apologise for the inconvenience these outages are causing but I am confident that the utilities companies in question are working as hard as they can to resolve the issue and continue delivering normal service across Buckinghamshire.”
N.B. Bucks CC issue lots of information, only a subset will be shown here, but all material can be found at these pages
– following recent (November 2018) interruptions in the Valley, residents are reminded to phone 105 (irrespective of your supplier) whenever it happens so that the suppliers are rapidly informed of the extent & impact of any fault. (December 2017)