Parish of Haversham with Little Linford.

Parish Council

Parish Council News

All members of the public are invited to the Parish council meetings –

the NEXT MEETING: is due on Monday 21st December 2020 at 7.40 pm via a teleconferencing system.

An open Public forum normally happens before the PC meeting at 7.30 pm. However with the latest Covid-19 situation it isn’t possible to have the public forum. However should parishioners wish to raise an agenda issue please contact the clerk with your enquiry at haversham.ltlinfordclerk@gmail.com

A copy of the December agenda can be found here nearer the time.

November’s minutes will be signed off at the above tele-conference meeting – a copy of that meeting can be found here after the meeting.

All meetings are held at the social centre, Manor Drive.

The view from the chair …

Child attacked by three dogs on the Rec

In my article in the last magazine I mentioned that an adult had been bitten by a dog in the recreation ground. I expressed the concern that it could have been a child that was hurt. To the horror of the Parish Council – and I am sure the vast majority of people in the Parish – a similar incident occurred and unfortunately this time a child was injured.

The Parish Council take this matter very seriously and should this happen to anyone else we strongly urge you to please contact the police and also inform the Parish Clerk so that a pattern of behaviour can be established.

The Parish Council wish to remind dog owners that dogs are not allowed on the recreation ground. The only exception to this is that a dog may be walked on the public footpath providing it is kept on a lead at all times. The entrance to the public footpath is between nos. 88 and 90 Wolverton Road and the footpath goes straight across the rec to the field beyond.

It is not permitted to bring a dog onto the recreation ground from any other entrance – including gates that some residents have put into their fences directly onto the recreation ground.

The Parish Council are putting up additional signs to remind everyone that dogs are not permitted except on the footpath and must be kept on a lead. We are also looking at our legal options should dogs continue to be allowed to run freely on the recreation ground by irresponsible owners.

Goodbye and Thank You to Ed Neal

Sadly, Ed Neal has decided to stand down from the Parish Council after a number of years due to business commitments. The Parish Council are very grateful to Ed for everything he has done for the Parish during his tenure. As an example, he analysed the data from the temporary Speeding Indicator Devices (SIDs) that we have borrowed over recent years. This data enabled us to win a grant towards the permanent (SIDs) now installed in the old village. The data showed that the speeds reached by traffic driving through the old village was greater than that travelling through the new village, which was why the limited budget available was used for the scheme we now have.

Ed also helped the Parish Council and Clerks with a number of technical challenges. A huge thank you to Ed for all his work.

Vacancy for a new Parish Councillor

With Ed’s resignation we have a vacancy for a Parish Councillor. We are a nice, friendly bunch and work in a co-operative way to make the best decisions we can on issues that affect the local community. Could you spare a few hours a month to make a difference? Please email the Parish Clerk on haversham.ltlinfordclerk@gmail.com if you would like to know more about being a Parish Councillor or express an interest in joining our team.

New Vice Chair:

Following the retirement of Pam Furniss from the Parish Council after 15 years, we needed to elect a new Vice-Chair. I am delighted that Philip Turnbull agreed to take on the role; he was elected unanimously at our meeting on 21st September.

Litter Picking Group

Philip Turnbull has offered to co-ordinate a litter picking group in the hope that parishioners will volunteer a couple of hours a month to help keep our lovely Parish litter free. Milton Keynes Council have provided the necessary equipment and all sessions will be ensure social distancing. Could you give a little bit of time to this initiative? Please email the Parish Clerk Adele Boughton on haversham.ltlinfordclerk@gmail.com to sign up – or if you would like more information please call Philip on 07710 423032.

Neighbourhood Plan

Work continues on the Neighbourhood Plan (yes, I know I keep saying that but it is true!). You will shortly be receiving through your door a Consultation Document. Sadly, due to Covid-19 restrictions we are still not able to hold our planned consultation meetings but feel it is important that this crucial community consultation takes place nevertheless.

The document will look at what you have told us and how we have developed those views and requests into policy proposals. It will also explain which small housing development sites offered by landowners may meet the community’s criteria and ask for your feedback.

There will be a questionnaire to complete and return, which will guide the Neighbourhood Plan Steering Group in making recommendations. Your opinions on the alternatives presented are very important so please look out for the document and return the Questionnaire.

Parish Council Meetings

We are still not able to hold the Parish Council meetings in person. We are getting used to having Zoom meetings despite its limitations and would welcome any parishioners to join us. The public forum at the start of each meeting is available for you to bring any issues to the Parish Council and of course you are welcome to observe for all or part of our monthly meetings.

If you would like to attend a Zoom call please email the Parish Clerk on haversham.ltlinfordclerk@gmail.com and she will arrange for you to be sent an invitation to the online meeting. We look forward to seeing you soon.

Pam Williams

Chair – Haversham cum Little Linford Parish Council

 YOUR PARISH COUNCILLORS ARE:

Chair – Pam Williams
3 Mill Road 

Vice chair – Philip Turnbull
3 Granary Close
 

Ian Burgess
Frost Cottage, 16 High Street

Barry Clift
21 Wolverton Road

Carol Langham
108 Wolverton Road

Jemma English
10 Wolverton Road

 

Clerk – Adele Boughton

8 Keppel Avenue

 

The statutory Declarations of Councillors’ Interests are available on the MKC website.