Your Parish Council exists to represent the interests of the whole community.  But we need your input; so let us have your comments, requests, concerns, ideas. Do come along to meeetings, use the form on this web site or email your local Councillor at councillors' details.

NEXT MEETING

Wednesday 30th May 2018 @ 7.30pm in the Village Hall

This will also be an Annual Parish Meeting.

We aim to be as interactive as possible so do come back regularly to see what's happening in Grendon Underwood and make your views and concerns known. Contacts on the 'Councillors' page.

We represent ALL residents of our community so we welcome any and all suggestions, comments and even criticism as our community develops & grows into the 22nd century. Our web site contains information about the Powers & Duties and responsibilities of the Parish Council, as well as much online content such as planning applications and meeting information.

We are a village of some 400 dwellings with some 880 electors on our role and their dependents. The Council is the lower tier of a three tier 'Shire County' governance system in the rolling green countryside of Aylesbury Vale in Buckinghamshire. We are especially proud of our cherished heritage as a linear village of some historical importance. For more go to the Fact Pack

For more information on the special heritage of which we are the temporary custodians, go to Wikipedia  or the Village website here.

DONT FORGET, IF YOU ARE VISUALLY IMPAIRED, YOU CAN MAKE YOUR TEXT BIGGER IN MOST WEB BROWSERS BY PRESSING & HOLDING DOWN THE CTRL KEY ON YOUR KEY BOARD WHILST AT THE SAME TIME USING THE SCROLL WHEEL ON YOUR MOUSE.

 The Usual ..

 We provide links to other web sites to make access easier. We have no control over their content, the accuracy of any information or any opinions expressed in them.

Trendin' in Grendon ....

We hope to use this section to highlight matters of more immediate concern to residents. Check the Parish Council meetings pages for what we are discussing currently. But if you would like to bring anything else to our attention, use the Contact form on the 'Councillors' page or email your Councillor.

FOR INFORMATION ...

VILLAGE HALL BAR - now open on Fridays starting 25th May from 5 to 9pm until the Swan re-opens or until further notice.

SAVE OUR SWAN

There must have been some 50-60 people at the meeting on 14th May. A great turn out. Thanks to all attending and giving contact details & offers of support. We will be planning and making our proposal soon. We will let you know of progress.

COUNCIL VACANCY

THE COUNCIL HAS A VACANCY FOR A PAID CLERK. IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN MAKING A REAL CONTRIBUTION TO GRENDON UNDERWOOD PLEASE LET US KNOW. DETAILS HERE.

Road Closure Notice: Main Street

BCC advise Main Street will be closed 24 hours a day for 5 days starting on 21st May 2018 at Lawn Farm for Thames Water works. You can see their application here.

Community & Emergency Services Day

Our emergency services are holding a 'Fun Filled Family Day Out' at the Buckinghamshire Railway Centre on Saturday, 14th July 10.30am to 5pm. Come and check out a fire engine, an ambulance and chat to firefighters, paramedics and police. See the flyer HERE.

The village hall and play area CCTV is now up and running and is accessible by Councillors and local police 24/7.

You can see our local Thames Valley Police team and their non-emergency contact details HERE. and .... if you would like to meet Denise, she will be at the 29th May Council meeting scheduled above. 

Buckinghamshire County Council News;
1. Its pot hole season
See the Buckinghamshire County Council notice on our web site Noticeboard page and report your findings.
2. Active Bucks

We have been asked to draw your attention to the work of Active Bucks, a Bucks County Council initiative to get meore people active in our County. They have lots of ideas and activities of all kinds for young and not so young. Check out their web site here.

3. EWR & HS2

HS2 are holding their next drop in Community Event on Wednesday 6th June from 11am to 8pm in Calvert Green Village Hall. Go along with your questions & concerns.

HS2 Utility Works are in progress at the location of the new Pressure Reduction Station on Perry Hill Road located between Steeple Claydon and Calvert & will include investigative works adjacent to Queen Catherine Road, east of Steeple Claydon. This work will continue until December 2018. See the notice here.

HS2 have offered to come along to a Council meeting to hear your concerns. Given enough interest, your Council is happy to support. But we do need to estimate numbers likely to attend. Use the contact form on the Councillors page. 

Aylesbury Vale District Council News;
1. Planning Matters

At the last meeting of Council, the fitness for purpose of the AVDC Planning web site was called into question. Due to lack of resource, it is currently way out of date and even self conradictory in places. We have mentioned it to District who continue to strive for improvement. What we can get is on the Planning Matters Page and you can still go direct to AVDC using the link on our Planning Page. 

2. VALP (Vale of Aylesbury Local Plan)

After an initial period of public comment (now closed), the Proposed Submission of the Vale of Aylesbury Local Plan for period 2013 to 2033; issued November 2017 (PSVALP 2017) was submitted to Government on 28th February 2018 and will now be subject to an independent examination by the planning inspectorate. There is no timing as to when the examination will be completed.

The examination is likely to include a series of hearings on what the Inspector deems to be critical issues affecting the Plan. Selected respondents will be contacted by the Programme Officer once the hearing timetable has been finalised.

During the examination period, the submission and examination material will be available to be inspected by the public and you can see the contact details here.

The PSVALP 2017 can still be accessed from our Planning Page. Whilst it is yet to become planning law, depending on outcomes, it may well become a 'new approach' to any large scale development applications throught the Vale.

3. Local Government in Buckinghamshire

 HMG are considering a radical revision of local governance in Buckinghamshire - proposing one large unitary authority for the whole of the County. There is an alternative proposal for two unitary authorities; a North Bucks and a South Bucks. if you have any views, please use the contact form on the Councillors page and Council will collate your responses back to District & County.