Areas of Responsibility

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 and Chesham and Villages Community Board: Councillor Ruth Fowler
Cllr Fowler 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. She also represents the Parish Council at meetings of the Chesham and Villages Community Board.

Benches: Councillor Dick Chinnery and Councillor Carol Perry
• Benches at Swan Bottom and Field End Lane are the responsibility of Cllr Chinnery
• 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 Simon Moule
See Roads

Finance: Councillor Ruth Fowler
Cllr Fowler leads the Finance and Governance Group within the Parish Council. The latest financial statements can be found here.

Flytipping: Councillor Simon Moule
Flytipping is considered a Highways issue and is the responsibility of BC. Flytipping can be reported directly to BC or raised with Cllr Moule 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.

Governance: Councillor Ruth Fowler
Cllr Fowler leads the Finance and Governance Group within the Parish Council. The current governance policies can be found here.

HS2: Councillor Colin Sully
Cllr Sully leads the HS2 Group within the Parish Council and is the main point of contact with HS2 and their contractors. For the latest news on HS2, see here.

Jubilee Well: Councillor Carol Perry

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.

Planning: Councillor Colin Little
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 will draft 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.
Cllr Colin Little is the lead councillor for planning issues not related to a current application, such as enforcement and the local plan.

Playground equipment: Councillor Dick Chinnery

Potholes: Councillor Simon Moule
Potholes can be reported directly to BC, or please notify Cllr Moule who will raise them on your behalf.

Public transport: Councillor Simon Moule

Roads: Councillor Simon Moule
All aspects of roads including flooding, drainage, speed limits, potholes, road closures, hedges and verges are the responsibility of BC, however Cllr Moule is the Parish Council’s designated lead for liaising with BC.

Roadside verges: Councillor Simon Moule
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.

The Lee Forum 2020: Councillor Ruth Fowler and Councillor Colin Sully
Any queries on The Lee Forum 2020 should be addressed to <admin@thelee.org.uk>, which will ensure that they are sent to both Cllrs Fowler and Sully.

War Memorial: Councillor Carol Perry

Waste collection and management: tba
Weekly collections and emptying of public rubbish bins are the responsibility of BC. Any problems can be reported directly to them here.

Website: Councillor Ruth Fowler and Councillor Colin Sully
Any queries on the village and Parish Council’s website should be addressed to <admin@thelee.org.uk>, which will ensure that they are sent to both Cllrs Fowler and Sully.