Issue 119 - November 2021
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Help Us To Shape the Future of Haddenham!
Buckinghamshire Council is asking residents for feedback on what they like and don't like about where they live. Residents are being invited to use the bucks.place website to comment on the design of existing streets, public spaces, buildings and spaces for nature. 

Why we need you to get involved!
We’re urging all Haddenham residents to get involved and use the site to provide feedback on the issues where they live. Not only will the feedback received be used by Bucks Council to help create design policies for new developments across Buckinghamshire, but the Parish Council will also be able to make use of the local information as part of its ambitious Streetscapes Project.

Example issues might include:
  • does your street feel safe?
  • is it safe to walk or cycle to school/ local shops?
  • are there enough habitats for wildlife?
  • could you get around easily if you were disabled or didn’t drive?
  • should there be a 20mph zone where you live?
  • what do you like/dislike about the developments in your area?
What is the Streetscapes Project?
Haddenham Parish Council has obtained match-funding from Haddenham and Waddesdon Community Board to commission a village-wide appraisal of our streetscapes and public realm in order to plan and design safe access, travel and mobility for all. This is in line with Project 5 of the Haddenham Neighbourhood Plan.

A comprehensive traffic impact assessment will be carried out and will inform an inclusive approach to street layout and design which prioritises spaces and places for all people.

The Streetscapes project seeks to address the following issues affecting the village:
  • Using innovative design to influence behaviours and create a less vehicle-dominated environment.
  • Managing current traffic issues and the likely impact of future growth
  • Vehicle speeding problems, including the viability of 20mph zone(s)
  • Review and enforcement of weight limits and HGV movements
  • Prioritising walking & cycling
  • Parking problems
  • Protecting the heritage environment
  • Supporting School Travel Plans
  • Future-proofing for new technology & travel patterns 
  • Parish Council and Bucks Council ambitions to become carbon neutral and promote green agendas
  • Viability of local public transport to serve the station and link new developments with village services
How can you help?
By visiting the bucks.place website you can tag locations within the village and leave feedback on the design of the village. The site can also be used to upload photos and vote and support others’ comments.

By responding in good numbers to Buckinghamshire Council’s survey, we hope to have more evidence to support issues within the village and to have more weight with Buckinghamshire Council to implement projects resulting from Haddenham’s Streetscape Project.

Be sure to leave your comments before 6 December 2021 when the consultation is due to close!
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 Haddenham Parochial Charities Grants

The trustees of Haddenham Parochial Charities are now able to make a distribution to the less fortunate of the village to buy heating and food and are inviting applications from those in need.

To apply, please complete the attached application form. Paper copies can be collected from the Post Office, the Medical Centre, the Library, the Parish Office and Blooming Fruity.

Applicants’ details are kept confidential to the trustees.

Application forms must be returned by 15th December to one of the trustees or the Parish Council Office, Banks Park, Banks Road, Haddenham, HP17 8EE


  • Steve Sharp (01844 291004) Woodend House, High Street, HP17 8ER
  • John Wheeler (01844 296134) 5 Quakers Mede, HP17 8EB
  • John Wilson (01844 291200) Greenway, HP17 8BJ

If you know of a relative, friend or neighbour who is in need, please let them know about the charities and help them to apply.

Consisting of three registered ancient charities: Joseph Franklin (204185), Alms Corn (237265) and Revd John Willis (205529), the charities historically provided bread, coal and seed corn for the poor at Christmas. Nowadays, the trustees make a gift of money at Christmas time to residents in need of support.

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Planting More Trees In Haddenham!

The Parish Council and ReLeaf volunteers are working together to plant more trees around the village with the help of Buckinghamshire Council which has obtained funding through a Local Authority Treescapes grant.

Parish Council and ReLeaf volunteers have assessed the boundaries of Woodways as the next priority for improved tree planting, as well as replacement of trees on the Sheerstock footpath.

Quotes are currently being obtained for the trees and we hope to begin planting trees in the near future! 
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Community Impact Bucks Handy Helpers Service

Do you know about the Handy Helpers service?

It can help vulnerable & elderly residents in Buckinghamshire live safely in their own homes for longer by undertaking household tasks and repairs that they may no longer be able to do and removing the risks and hazards in and around the home.

Example repairs and tasks that the service can help with include: 

  • Home safety and falls prevention actions / remedial measures to address hazards related to (falls, fire, home security & scams awareness) 
  • General maintenance (repairing door handles/cupboard handles, replacing light bulbs, batteries, resetting clocks/thermostats) 
  • External maintenance (garden clearance, leaf collecting, path clearing/cleaning, painting fences/sheds) 
  • Removal & disposal of: Household items or Green garden waste 
  • Home security measures (locks, bolts, wireless alarms) 
  • Minor adaptations (key safes, handrails) 
  • DIY tasks (building flat packed furniture and putting up shelves, pictures, coat hooks etc) 

Demand for the service is high, so support can only be offered on a 'one-off' basis. 

Visit Community Impact Bucks’s website for more information or call 01844 617 231 / 0300 111 1250.

Thame Housing Need Survey

Thame Town Council is renewing its Neighbourhood Plan (TNP2) and needs to undertake a Housing Survey to establish the needs of the local area.

It is looking to find out whether there are any needs for housing that cannot be found locally, so that it can deliver homes aimed at local people.
The survey can be accessed via Thame Town Council's website. For a paper copy of the survey, please call 01844 212833, or pick one up from the Information Centre in the Thame Town Hall.

The survey closes on Wednesday 8 December 2021. 
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Proud of Bucks Awards

Nominations are now open for Buckinghamshire Council’s Proud of Bucks Community Awards 2021.
The awards aim to say thank you to individuals and groups that go above and beyond to help the local community.
 The three award categories are:
Buckinghamshire Community Award Best Adult Contribution - For an individual (aged over 21) who has contributed to their local community during 2021 by improving lives for others or improving their local environment.

Buckinghamshire Community Award Best Young Person Contribution – For young people (under age 21) who have had a positive impact on the local community or peers through community engagement or activism.

Buckinghamshire Community Award Best Community Group Contribution - Recognises and celebrates a group in the community board area who has made a clear and positive impact on the community during 2021.
To find out more about the awards and nominate a group or individual, visit Buckinghamshire Council's website.

You can also visit your local Buckinghamshire library for help completing the online form or to pick up or drop off a printed paper copy.

Nominations close on Friday 31 December.
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Have Your Say On Local Issues
The following consultations on issues affecting Buckinghamshire are currently open:

Gambling Act Policy Consultation
Bucks Council is seeking feedback on its draft Gambling Act 2005 Statement of Licensing Policy. Closes 10th December 2021.

Supporting people to live independent and fulfilled lives
Bucks Council is seeking to understand what help people in Buckinghamshire need to live independently, remain in their own homes and communities, and live their most fulfilled lives. Closes 10th December 2021.

Early Help Partnership Strategy Consultation 2021
Bucks Council is asking for views on its draft Early Help Partnership Strategy 2022-2025, which seeks to make sure that children, young people, and their families receive support to deal with problems before they get worse. Closes 12th December 2021.

Specialist Teaching Consultation 2021
Bucks Council is consulting on its proposal to modernise the way it provides specialist teaching across Buckinghamshire. Closes 19th December 2021. 
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Meetings and Minutes:
Upcoming Meetings
13th December 2021 - Planning Committee
13th December 2021 - Finance and Governance
13th December 2021 - Banks Park Recreation Ground Charity
Latest Minutes:
22nd November 2021 - Planning Committee (draft)
22nd November 2021 - Extraordinary Full Council (draft)
18 November 2021 - Community Orchard Committee (draft)
16 November 2021 - Sports Facilities Committee (draft)
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