Buckinghamshire Council has pledged to support this year’s Great British September Clean, a campaign run by environmental charity Keep Britain Tidy.
The campaign, usually known as the Great British Spring Clean, was postponed in March due to Coronavirus and has been rescheduled for 11-27 September 2020. Over 600,000 people countrywide have promised to give up their time and take action to clean up Britain’s streets, parks and beaches.
News from the Lord-Lieutenant of Buckinghamshire
Do you know someone who has made an exceptional contribution to responding to the COVID-19 crisis in Buckinghamshire?
The search is on to find the men and women who have selflessly dedicated their time and energy into helping others during the pandemic. Nominations are open for these individuals to receive royal honours in recognition for their efforts.
Get a test no matter how mild your symptoms are
The best chance we’ve got of controlling the virus is if we can detect as many cases as possible. We need as many people as possible to get tested in Buckinghamshire, no matter how mild their symptoms are.
So if you have a fever, new persistent cough or change in or loss of smell or taste, even if it’s slight, then please book a test as soon as you can.
We have mobile testing units that come to various locations in Buckinghamshire – this week there’s one in Marlow for the first time, plus another unit in High Wycombe at the end of the week.
All tests must be booked via the government’s website and it’s quick and easy – you’ll either be able to take a test at home or be sent to the closest test site available. If you don’t have access to the internet then please call 119 to book a test if you need to.
NEW SHOW ALERT!!
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 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.
Facilities at public leisure centres across Buckinghamshire began a phased programme of reopening from last weekend, enabling local residents to get back into the gym after four months of lockdown.
The Council’s partners who run the centres across the county, Everyone Active, GLL and Places Leisure, have been busy making all the necessary arrangements and putting the required safeguards in place.
While eight leisure centres are reopening, Chesham and Chalfont St Peter will remain temporarily closed so major refurbishments and improvements to facilities can take place. Members of those two centres will still be able to use the facilities at Amersham, as well as at other Everyone Active facilities at centres across Dacorum, Slough, Aylesbury and Three Rivers, while the works take place.
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.
(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? )