General updates from the parish council

PPP will now have dropped through your letterbox.  Most of the parish council information that is included, has already appeared on our website, but the following brief updates below are now provided for completeness:

A quick update on other highway matters

Herts County Council continue to investigate a cycle path along Northfield Road to Tring station.  At the time of writing, we are waiting for the results of the Road Safety Audit relating to the Ben Hamilton-Baillie highway proposals, and for a quotation from Transport for Bucks towards the associated Feasibility Study.

 Sports Update

The council is actively progressing Phase I of a redevelopment program for the Sports Pavilion off Marsworth Road and hoping to install some ball stop netting, relocate and extend the senior pitch and replace a section of wooden fencing during the summer renovation period in 2017.  We are also seeking an architect to develop Phase II plans for a re-vamped building and grounds that will bring it up to the standard required by the football league and expand the use of the site.

Street light improvement progam

As you will be aware, the government are phasing out all SOX and SON bulbs, so all the street lights will be converted to LED, which is more energy efficient, better for the environment, requires less maintenance and offers improved illumination.  New lanterns are costly, so the parish council is developing a rolling program over the next few years.  You will already see these lanterns in many other communities and around the village including Glebe Close, The Pightle, Chequers Close and some in Cheddington Road and Church Road.  As well as having a structured roll-out program, lanterns will also be converted as and when they reach the end of their useful life.   The council is also currently investigating options for mitigating measures where determined necessary.  More information can be found in the street light policy on our website.  

 

Keeping up to date with Parish Council news

 Remember that the most efficient and timely way to keep up to date with news from the parish council is to like our new Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/pitstoneparishcouncil/ follow us on Twitter @pitstone_pc or watch our website http://pitstone.co.uk/pitstone-parish-council/ which has copies of all our minutes and policies.

 Completion of road improvements

Our thanks to Transport for Bucks/Bucks County Council for now completing patching works on Yardley Avenue, The Crescent and Church Road.   Remember that you can report potholes and other highway problems to Transport for Bucks using the following link: http://www.buckscc.gov.uk/transport/tell-tfb/

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