Waddesdon Church of England School - Statutory consultation on proposed changes to the school's admission arrangements from September 2023
The Parish Council have been notified of the following:
Subject: Statutory consultation on proposed changes to the school's
admission arrangements from September 2023
I am writing to inform you that the Governing Body of Waddesdon Church of England School has commenced a consultation on proposed changes to the school’s admission arrangements which would take effect from the beginning of the academic year 2023 to 2024. I attach a letter giving more details and I would be grateful if you could bring it to the attention of your parishioners and any other interested parties.
The changes proposed are:
- minor changes to the catchment area which have been requested by Buckinghamshire Council to ensure that all properties in the County have a catchment school
- inclusion of wording to state the normal age for admission to the Sixth Form and the procedure for applications for a place for children out of their normal age group
- the addition of a supplementary information form to assist in the verification of catchment addresses
The full proposed admission arrangements are available on the school website athttps://www.waddesdonschool.com/admissions/statutory-consultation-on-proposed-changes-to-admission-arrangements/
The consultation will run from 1 October 2021 until 12 November 2021.
If you have any comments on the proposed changes, please send them to myself.
Clerk to the Governing Body
Waddesdon Church of England School
Clerk to Governors <email@example.com>
A reminder that dogs are not permitted within the playground area
A reminder that dogs are not permitted in the playground area regardless of whether they are on or off a lead.
Traffic and Travel in Longwick-cum Ilmer Parish – Informal Drop in Consultation
The Parish Council have employed a transport consultant to prepare a Transport Vision for Longwick and the surrounding hamlets within the parish.
Following the questionnaire many of you filled in earlier in the year and the discussion groups some of you attended, come and find out what the consultants have proposed to overcome the traffic and transport issues in the parish.
An informal drop-in consultation for local residents and businesses will be held at
Longwick School on Friday 23rd July 1.30-4pm and 5-7.30pm
Come and see us, chat to the people working on this task, ask questions and let us know what you think. What you see is not set in stone and you still have an opportunity to influence the outcome.
It is likely that there will be no official COVID restrictions in place on that day but please could you still wear a mask and observe the current physical distancing rules as not everyone will have been vaccinated.
If you are not able to attend an online version of the exhibition will be available on the Parish Council website near the time along with a form to let you tell us your comments.
If you would like to discuss the above or for more information please contact Councillor Valerie McPherson firstname.lastname@example.org
Free advice and training for Bucks small charities
National Small Charity Week(14-19 June) celebrates and raises
awareness of the essential work carried out by small charities in
Buckinghamshire. It also offers them the opportunity to participate in training
at both a national and local level to equip them with information and skills to
overcome challenges and to thrive.
With four out of five charitable organisations in the county considered small (annual income of under £100,000), the vast majority of Bucks not-for-profits have been hit hard by the pandemic which has restricted income generation while driving up demand for services.
If you work or volunteer for a Bucks voluntary organisation which needs help, local charity Community Impact Bucks supports groups at all stages of their development from getting started, to developing policies and procedures, and securing funds and volunteers through online resources, training and events, and one-to-one tailored advice. To find out how the Community Impact Bucks team could help, read its Small but Mighty blog which also gives details on how to receive weekly updates on new funds and resources.
MUGA nets available to play tennis, 5 a side football, basketball etc
There is a locker at the playing fields by the MUGA which contains a net and assembly instructions for games that can be played on this
Multi Use Games Area (MUGA).
The Yellow lines have been laid out for tennis, White for 5 a side football, and Red for basketball. The net can also be positioned for badminton or volleyball.
To use the net please contact email@example.com or call 07815 144691 to obtain the code to the locker.
After use please replace it in the locker as you found it.
No Off Roaders Permitted at Longwick Playing Fields
The Parish Council does not permit the use of E-Scooters, Motorcycles or any other Motorised Vehicle at Longwick Playing Fields and it is a criminal offence to drive any powered vehicle on private land without the land owner’s permission and offenders can be prosecuted.
Postponed - Annual Parish Meeting & Parish Council Meeting
Longwick cum Ilmer's Annual Parish Meeting and the Monthly Parish Council Meeting have been postponed from Tuesday 20th April 2021 to Wednesday 28th April 2021. This is due to the official mourning period for the Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh.The agenda and Zoom details can be found on our website from Monday 19th April 2021.
Notice of Uncontested Election
Please see attached PDF Notice of Uncontested Election
Bledlow Ridge Household Recycling Centre
The Bledlow Household Recycling Centre Community Interest Company has lodged an appeal against the non determination of the following planning application:
CM/0002/20- Proposed continuation of the use of the land as a Household Recycling Site as currently consented by planning permission no. CC/3/83- Bledlow Household Recycling Centre, Wigans Lane, Bledlow Ridge.
All representations should be made to the Planning Inspectorate by 22nd April 2021 either online: Reference: APP/P0430/W/21/3266409 (planninginspectorate.gov.uk) or in writing to :
The Planning Inspectorate
Temple Quay House
2 The Square
Bristol BS1 6PN
Appeal reference: APP/PO430/W/21/3266409
We look forward to you submitting a representation of support for this facility to re-open.
If you have any questions, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Maggie's Solar Farm - Consultation
Please see below links for more information and feedback form for Maggie's Solar Farm Consultation
Notice of Elections
Competition - Well done to all the Children who entered
Well done to all the children who entered our Competition to draw / design a Poster on Reducing Speeding in the Village and Hamlets. We were overwhelmed with all the entries, they were fantastic. Winners have been contacted and all children who entered received a prize.
MAKE A CHANGE BECOME A COUNCILLOR
MAKE A CHANGE BECOME A COUNCILLOR
The National Association of Local Councils (NALC) is calling on all community heroes to step up and become a local (parish and town) Councillor at the 2021 elections.
What do Councillors do?
Local Councillors are the champions of their community who invest time in local projects and issues to the benefit of residents and theneighborhood. Councillors attend to local needs of residents, local groups and businesses, make decisions onlocal services, collaborate with district and borough councils to adhere to localneeds, and progress vital projects to invest in the future of the community.
What do councils do?
Councils lead on community services such as allotments, footpaths, public seating and litter bins, but also larger projects such as the running of local transport,leisure services, youth services and climate change initiatives. These activities arefunded by a local tax, called a precept which is determined by the council.
How long does it take?
NALC's Local Councillor Census Survey found that councillors put aside, on average, three hours a week for council work. Council work often includesattending meetings, engaging with residents and speaking to local groups andbodies on behalf of the council.
Can I stand for election?
You must be:
• A British citizen, or a citizen of the Commonwealth, or the European Union
• 18 years of age or older
For further information contact email@example.com
Competition: Draw / Design a Poster on Reducing Speeding in the Village and Hamlets
Longwick-cum-Ilmer Parish Council are running a competition for all children who live in the Parish between the ages of 3-11 years to design a hand drawn A4 poster and a photo submitted or created on a computer. The theme is: Reducing Speeding in the Village and Hamlets.
The Parish Council will judge the entries and prizes will be awarded in the following categories: 3-5, 6-8, & 9-11 years. Each category will have a 1st, 2nd & runner up prize in the form of an Amazon e-gift card which will be sent direct to the parents email address.
Please send your entry into Val by Saturday 20 February including the following information : Name of child, age, and email address .
The winners will be informed by Monday 22 February.
All design posters will be displayed around the Village and Hamlets.
Parish Council Meetings
Please note that Parish Council meetings are being held virtually until further notice. Please contact the clerk if you wish to participate.
Usually the Parish Council meets on the third Tuesday of each month (except August) in Longwick Village Hall at 7.00pm. Meetings usually last about two hours.
The first ten minutes are available for the public to express their view or ask a question on relevant matters on the agenda and they are welcome to stay and observe the rest of the meeting.
Buckinghamshire Council Budget 2021-22 Consultation
Each year the Council must prepare a budget and as part of the process seeks the views of residents and businesses regarding priority areas for the year ahead.
Covid-19 testing at High Wycombe and Aylesbury
Covid-19 mobile testing will be available at High Wycombe Park and Ride and now Aylesbury.
Check details to see if you are eligible for testing please visit