The new Buckinghamshire Council will replace Aylesbury Vale District Council, Buckinghamshire County Council, Chiltern District Council, South Bucks District Council and Wycombe District Council) on 1 April 2020. It will be responsible for providing all services for the residents of Buckinghamshire. This includes waste and recycling collections, roads and transport, education and learning, health and social care, planning where new housing goes or making use of our many parks, libraries and leisure centres.
Residents, local organisations and businesses are being asked their views on what the new council should focus on and the proposed budget for 2020. The consultation will run until 25 November 2019. The Survey which takes 10 minutes to complete is available at https://shadow.buckinghamshire.gov.uk/consultations/budget2020/
Chesham Bois Burial Ground has scooped a prize at the National Cemetery of the Year Awards.
The Memorial Awareness Board (MAB) has been
promoting and organising the Cemetery of the Year Awards for nearly 20 years. Chesham Bois Burial Ground won the 2019 Silver prize in the Parish, Town and
Community Council Cemetery category of the National Competition and received
the award at the ‘Institute of Cemetery and Crematorium Management Learning
Convention and Exhibition’ earlier this month.
Philip Potts of the Memorial Awareness Board said; ‘The awards are an excellent
opportunity to reward hard-working staff and demonstrate the central role
cemeteries and church yards can play in the community. They provide places of
peaceful contemplation and beauty, as well as their historical, social and ecological importance.
‘The team at Chesham Bois
Burial Ground performed exceptionally throughout the extensive judging period
which is focused on Industry Standards, Good Practice and Freedom of Choice.
throughout the extensive judging period which is focused on Industry Standards, Good Practice and Freedom of Choice.
Cathy Woolveridge, Chairman of Chesham Bois Parish Council said: “This award is such a wonderful pat on the back for our team, it acknowledges that we really go above and beyond to try and provide a reliable, friendly and quality service. The Councillors and Staff who have been working so hard, are thrilled’.
The Cemetery of the Year Award has been supported and endorsed by leading industry Associations –
Institute of Cemetery and Crematorium Management (ICCM)
The Federation of Burial and Cremation Authorities (FBCA)
Society of Local Council Clerks (SLCC)
Register of Accredited Memorial Masons (BRAMM)
Forest works have begun in Tenterden Spinney off Bois Lane. This is the first phase of our strategic Woodland Management plan for the Parish. We will be replanting trees in the Spinney to replace those we’ve felled. Overall, our plan aims to produce a more diverse and resilient woodland for the future with a better age and species mix. For further information click https://www.cheshamboispc.org.uk/services/commons-woodland/
The external audit of the 2018/19 accounts has now been completed by PKF Littlejohn LLP. You can view all the relevant documents on the Council Finance page of our website or by clicking here. A copy of the Notice of Completion can be downloaded here.