Matters Arising, October 2019

NEW Halloween Drawing Competition

Wendover Parish Council are running a NEW and exciting Halloween drawing competition, where you could win 4 x tickets to see Dennis and Gnasher: Unleashed! on Thursday 23rd January, 7pm at the Aylesbury Waterside Theatre. Create a Halloween themed picture featuring the Clock Tower, out of any medium you wish. Drop your creation off at the Clock Tower before the 3rd November with your name and contact details, to be entered into the competition.

How to report streetlight faults

Streetlights are important for community safety and with the night’s drawing in we want to keep them working. If you spot a fault with a streetlight such as an unlit lamp at night or one which is lit during the day in the Parish, it is important you let us know. You can report any issues via our website, email or phone, by using the contact details below. Each streetlight has a number on the column making it easy to locate, when reporting the fault please advise us of the streetlight number where possible, along with the location of the light using road names or land marks and the nature of the problem e.g. light flashing or the light is out.

Bucks County Council are responsible for all lighting on main highways, to report a fault to them please visit their web page

Tree and Hedge Enforcements

Under Section 154 of the Highways Act 1980 hedges, trees and shrubs are required to be cut back to avoid overhanging a highway, road or footway to which the public have access. This is to avoid danger or obstruction of the passage of vehicles, pedestrians, cyclists or horse riders and any public lighting.

Wendover Parish Council’s role under devolved services by Bucks County Council is to ensure that home and business owners maintain hedges to avoid danger or obstruction to users of the highways.

Any obstructing trees or hedges need to be trimmed back by the landowner, please check the boundary of your property regularly to ensure you are not encroaching onto the public highway. If you would like any further advise of guidance please contact the team at the Clock Tower.