Matters Arising – May 2021
Recently Completed Projects
Wildflowers in Witchell Meadow
The grounds team have laid some wildflower seeds to create a small wildflower meadow. The wildflower seeds contain annuals and perennials so we will see some colour within the first year, with the perennials providing more colour from year two onwards. The seeds have been specially selected to increase floral diversity and attract pollinators. If this wildflower meadow is successful, the Council will revisit the idea to add more wildflower meadows along verges in the Village which requires a cultivation licence from Buckinghamshire Council.
Ashbrook and Hampden Playpark
The two playparks recently had some maintenance works carried out and received a fresh coat of paint. Thank you to the community for your patience while these necessary works were carried out.
The Council recently installed a new path at Ashbrook open space. The path starts at the entry gate and runs along the length of the playpark, down to the exercise equipment. This should make access to the playpark much easier for wheelchairs and buggies.
The Wendover Rocks have finally got their forever home! Did you decorate a rock to show your support for the NHS and key workers during the pandemic? They now have a permanent home at Ashbrook Park, near the bicycle racks.
Earmarked Projects 2021/22
The Council has set aside reserves for the following projects in 2021/22:
– Replace the white gates at the village entry points
– Replacement programme for bins in our open spaces
– Hampden Pond improvements
– Climate Action Tree planting
– HS2 Mitigation
– Parking Review
– Highway Trees
– Thank you event for the Good Neighbour Scheme wardens
Parish Council Grants 2021/22
The WPC Finance Committee recently convened to hear the recommendations from the Grants Sub-Committee. We are pleased to announce that WPC has awarded grants to the following local groups and organisations:
– Look for a Book
– Wendover Cricket Club
– Wendover Dementia Support
– Wendover Memorial Hall
– Climate Action Wendover
The closing date for major grant applications for 2022/23 is 31 January 2022. Minor grants applications can be received throughout the year. For more information, please visit www.wendover-pc.gov.uk/grants.