ITT - General Maintenance Contract
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2021-2022 General Maintenance ITT.pdf
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Vacancy for Deputy Clerk
A vacancy has arisen for the post of Deputy Clerk. Please contact the clerk for further details.
Deputy Clerk Draft Advertisment.pdf
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February 2021 Update 

Update from Hughenden Parish Council

 

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 clerk@hughendenpc.org.uk

MJ Woof

Clerk to Hughenden Parish Council

10 February 2021

January 2021 Update 

Update from Hughenden Parish Council

 

Despite the deep disappointment of a third lockdown and the challenges it brings to everyday living, life itself continues.  Snowdrops are emerging and buds are visible on the trees.  The January snow brought children of all ages a moments respite and it was a joy to hear their laughter and to see their snowmen around the parish.

 

Work within Hughenden Parish Council, continues.  The office is closed and all our meetings continue remotely.  Mel and Jill, our Clerk and Deputy Clerk,  are working predominantly from home and whilst they aren’t there to answer your calls, they do return messages and do receive your emails, write to us at Clerk@hughendenpc.org.uk.  At this time the delayed local council elections are still planned for May 2021, but we are realistic that these plans may change at short notice.  Similarly the legislation to be able to hold our meetings virtually, expires in May 2021 and we wait to see what the government will instruct thereafter. 

 

Councillors are like you, juggling work from home, home schooling, practical life and their council interests too.  We are actively working with local  resident associations on pressing issues whilst developing a new website and Survey and revisiting policies and procedures to serve us better in the future.  Our Garden of Rest remains open and interest in our allotment sites is brisk.  Whilst our playgrounds are open, we emphasise that they are not being cleaned and parents or carers must be cautious and take responsibility for cleaning their children’s hands before and after use and of course, absolutely no eating or drinking whilst in the playgrounds.  Hedges are being cut when the ground conditions favour us and the work identified by the Tree Survey 2020, is underway.

  

Our colleagues at Buckinghamshire Council remain busy too, many officers are redeployed to frontline Covid activities and the balance are predominantly working from home, this does mean that there are sometimes delays to queries and responses, please bear with them as they try to respond.

 

Within the greater parish, we are fortunate to have many volunteers and volunteer groups who swung back into action before Christmas.   They have done a magnificent job in supporting those in need both with practical actions and friendly support.  Thank you to each and every one.

 

With the emphasis on our physical health we shouldn’t ignore the second issue of our mental health, and, much like Covid 19, anxiety, stress, loneliness and depression can affect all, even the healthiest of us.  So we draw you attention to the Public Health England message below.

 

Every Mind Matters campaign

Health and wellbeing have been a theme of our work over the last year or so, and mental health, in particular, has never been more important. Public Health England has launched the Better Health – 
Every Mind Matters campaign to support the nation’s mental wellbeing with the message that “when things aren’t so good out there, make inside feel better”. The campaign encourages people to create a free NHS-approved Mind Plan. Resources to help you support and promote the campaign include images for social mediaEmbedding Instructions: Your Mind Plan, and web banners.  Follow the link https://bit.ly/3iZNG13 to access this information.

 

 

Hughenden Parish Council

January 2021

Clappins Lane Development

 

Last night, the application for development at Clappins Lane was heard at the Buckinghamshire Council Planning Committee.  Despite opposition from the Parish Council represented by Cllr.  Rick Gould and our Buckinghamshire Councillor's  Broadbent and Carroll, permission for this development was granted.  

You can view the meeting by following this link.

https://buckinghamshire.public-i.tv/core/portal/webcast_interactive/520232

DON'T DELAY, CLEAR THE WAY!
Dear Parishioners,

You may not be aware that there are strict rules governing the growth of trees and hedging bordering paths and roads.

Hughenden Parish Council only owns a small number of hedges, mostly around allotments, the Common in Great Kingshill and some of its Open Area’s. It also looks after a small number of hedges on behalf of Buckinghamshire Council. The vast majority of hedges in the parish are owned by you, our parishioners. Download our document to see how you can play your part.
Hedge Letter 1.pdf
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Allotment Vacancies
There are vacant plots at several allotment gardens, please see attached poster for information and contact the parish council office (Tel: 01494 715296 Email: clerk@hughendenpc.org.uk) if you wish to become an allotment tenant.
Allotment Plots 2016 Advert.pdf
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Information on the role of the Parish Councillor (National Association of Local Councils)
Become a councillor.pdf
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