Hughenden Parish Council

Hughenden Parish is situated in the heart of the Chilterns.  The parish contains eight villages and hamlets - Naphill, Walter's Ash, North Dean, Bryants Bottom, Hughenden Valley, Cryers Hill, Great Kingshill and Widmer End. In some cases, villages and hamlets are served by more than one Parish Council.


The Parish Council consists of 15 Councillors, who serve approximately 3,500 households, a population of approximately 9,000 people.




The Council owns and maintains a number of facilities that make the Parish an attractive place to live and visit. Information on our facilities, including the Garden of Rest on Four Ashes Road and our eight allotment sites can be found on this website.

Local Elections May 6, 2021

Local Government Elections are confirmed for 6 May 2021.  Hughenden Parish Council are included in this election.


Full details on the nomination procedure, and procedures for the poll have not yet been released.  These will be published as soon as they are available.


The Electoral Commissions summary of key dates for the scheduled May 6, 2021 local elections is as follows a full timetable may be viewed at

Election-timetable-LGE election 6 May 2021 - Electoral ...

Key dates are:

  • the latest date by which the election is formally announced and purdah starts is March 29, 2021,
  • the deadline for nomination papers to be lodged April 8, 2021,
  • publication of list of nominations April 9, 2021,
  • Polling Day May 6, 2021 and
  • dates of returns for declarations of election expenses which varies according to the day on which the election results are announced but always 35 days after that date.

For further information please contact the Clerk by writing to

MJ Woof

Clerk to Hughenden Parish Council

10 February 2021


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The Parish Council office is closed until further notice due to the Covid pandemic. 


Officers are working remotely and may be contacted as follows:




Telephone: 01494 715296 and leave a message, we will call back.

Urban Devolved Services

Devolution of Services to Local Government - Information
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Devolved Services 

On 1st April 2016 Hughenden Parish Council and Buckinghamshire County Council entered into an ‘Urban Devolved Services Agreement’.  The parish council receives funding of just over £11,000 per annum (2016 - 2022) to carry out this service. 


The parish council contribute to this funding from the Parish Precept to increase the annual devolved services budget to £18,000.  This sum covers:

  • grass verge cutting (usually 6 cuts per year/weather dependant) within 30 mph areas and some 40 mph areas (e.g.’ wide grass verge at Warrendene Road)
  • siding out of footpaths
  • weed control and spraying
  • cutting back of Council managed hedges overhanging footpaths and serving formal notice letters to private landowners
  • cutting back vegetation around street signs and furniture
  • washing street signs and furniture
  • maintenance of street signs and furniture (e.g. village entry gates)
  • granting permission for charity event signage
  • removal of unauthorised charity event signage and fly posters
  • clearance of Rights of Way surfaces

Please note that the section of Valley Road from the bottom of Cryers Hill to High Wycombe (40 & 50 mph zone) remains the responsibility of Buckinghamshire County Council as does the section of Coombe Lane (40 mph zone) between Hughenden Valley and Naphill.