CHESHAM, Buckinghamshire, 27 June 2022: Buckinghamshire Council have temporarily postponed the Pednormead End Culvert Replacement Scheme for a year, after having reviewed the project and the concerns of residents.
I spoke with the Deputy Leader of the Council, Cllr Gareth Williams, presenting our concerns to him, and in turn, we (Cllr Wilford Augustus, Cllr Gareth Williams, Cllr Joseph Baum, and Cllr Emily Culverhouse) who represent St Mary's Ward, made representations together on your behalf.
Cllr Gareth Williams, informed me that the council listened to the arguments presented by residents, and as a result, acknowledged that among other factors, your concerns as residents of St Mary’s, Chess Valley Ward, needed to be fully taken into consideration, along with the required mitigating factors before the council can proceed with the project.
Next Steps: I encourage residents to still sign up below to this campaign to ensure we remain vigilant, engaged, and properly heard by the council when the works restart. Thank you!
Pednormead Culvert Flooding Mitigation Works - 27th June to 16th September 2022 The junction of Missenden Road, Church Street, Pednormead End and Wey Lane will unfortunately be closed as works on the culvert are being undertaken by Buckinghamshire Council, between 27th June to 16th September 2022.
Following conversations with residents on the Chessbury Estate, who will be directly impacted by the works, we (Cllr Wilford Augustus, Cllr Gareth Williams, Cllr Joseph Baum, and Cllr Emily Culverhouse) who represent St Mary's Ward, will be making representations to the Cabinet Member for Transport at Buckinghamshire Council, to help provide mitigating support to residents during the above stated works.
We would like to ask the council to provide the following mitigating support, as follows:
1) Residents at Chessbury Estates, contacted us as their councillors, to request my support to help them acquire temporary parking permission at Water Meadow Car Park, as several of them had applied and received permits when Buckinghamshire Council previously attempted to undertake the works. Without temporary parking permits at Water Meadow Car Park, an extra 45 minute drive will be added to their journey time to and from their homes multiple times a day, adding extra fuel costs during a cost of living crisis, and a negative impact on the environment.
2) Furthermore, residents would like to ensure an accessible footpath remains open for residents with varying degrees of mobility, as elderly and disabled residents will be cut off from town centre without any form of transport.
3) It was pointed out that elderly residents who do not drive, and who have no other form of recreation other than market days when they shop and go out to the cafes, would benefit from transportation support on market days, and it would help if a mini van could be provided on those days. Furthermore, some elderly residents who rely on daily food deliveries did not get these delivered on time the last time the council undertook these works.
4) Lastly, residents also asked for Buckinghamshire Council to kindly ensure bin collections are carried out on time, as they were negatively impacted during the previous attempts to repair the culvert, and to ensure the emergency services are fully informed about the road closure as well, as there were instances during the past works that emergency services were impacted by the diversions. Residents would like to thank Buckinghamshire Council in advance for taking into consideration their concerns and for helping to provide mitigating support during these very necessary works.
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Cllr Wilford L. Augustus
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