The list below shows the lead councillor for areas of Parish Council responsibility, and also clarifies where ultimate responsibility lies with Buckinghamshire Council (BC). If you wish to contact the relevant councillor, please click on their highlighted name to send an email.
Should you have a query in an area not listed below, please contact the Clerk in the first instance.
Allotments: Councillor Alison Weir
BMKALC: Councillor Colin Sully
Cllr Sully is the Parish Council’s representative on BMKALC (Buckinghamshire and Milton Keynes Association of Local Councils) which is an organisation serving Town, Parish and Community Councils throughout the County of Buckinghamshire.
Benches: Councillor Ruth Fowler and Councillor Carol Perry
• Benches at Swan Bottom and Field End Lane are the responsibility of Cllr Fowler
• Benches and picnic table at the playground and allotments are the responsibility of Cllr Perry
• All other benches in the parish are the responsibility of the donors/landowners
Boundaries at the allotments and children’s playground: Councillor Carol Perry
Cllr Perry has responsibility for the hedges, trees, grassed areas, fences and gates at the playground and allotments.
Boundary hedges: Councillor Colin Little
Flytipping: Councillor Colin Little
Flytipping is considered a Highways issue and is the responsibility of BC. Flytipping can be reported directly to BC or raised with Cllr Little who will report the problem on your behalf.
Footpaths and bridleways: Councillor Dick Chinnery
Although keeping footpaths and bridleways clear is the responsibility of the landowner, BC are responsible for ensuring that this is done. BC are also responsible for ensuring that gates, stiles and signposts are kept in good order, although quite a lot of the work is actually carried out by the Chiltern Society.
Cllr Chinnery is the designated lead councillor for liaising with BC on all aspects of public rights of way (i.e. footpaths and bridleways) but each councillor has a section of the parish for which they are responsible for checking all paths, signs and stiles at least twice per year.
If you encounter any problems when out walking or riding they can be reported directly to BC or – for issues within the parish – they can be raised with Cllr Chinnery who will report them on your behalf.
Note: BC have an excellent online map of all footpaths – those with a reference starting TLE are within the parish.
Jubilee Well: Councillor Ruth Fowler
Notice boards: Councillor Ruth Fowler
The Parish Council is responsible for the upkeep of their notice board at the entrance to the Parish Hall; all other notice boards are maintained by the householders on whose land they sit.
Council notices are always posted on the notice board at the entrance to the Parish Hall, with many notices also being posted on the board at the Guild Room.
All planning decisions are the responsibility of Buckinghamshire Council , however the Parish Council will always comment on all applications. Further details can be found here.
Whenever a new application is received by the Parish Council it will be allocated to a specific councillor in turn to take the lead; that councillor may consult affected neighbours before drafting a proposed response based on any feedback and further research. Other councillors will then have the opportunity to comment on the draft response before it is agreed and submitted to BC.
Public transport: Councillor Ruth Fowler
Roads: Councillor Colin Little
All aspects of roads including flooding, drainage, speed limits, potholes, road closures, hedges and verges are the responsibility of BC, however Cllr Little is the Parish Council’s desigated lead for liaising with BC.
Roadside verges: Councillor Colin Little
Roadside verges are technically the responsibility of BC, however in reality many householders and landowners take responsibility for the hedges and verges bordering their land.
Task Force: Councillor Dick Chinnery
The Task Force is a group of volunteers who carry out small maintenance tasks on Parish property on an ad hoc basis. It is co-ordinated by Cllr Chinnery, and is always on the lookout for new volunteers with basic DIY skills.
War Memorial: Councillor Ruth Fowler