60 BUS SERVICE
In response to concerns raised at the meeting on 18th July, the County Council have amended the timetable, copy here; 60 Finalised Timetable
Summary of amendments;
Red Rose will now run the 60 service, at a flat £1 fare for Arriva ticket holders. A peak time 07:21 bus will pick up from the Church at Granborough, heading to Whitchurch in time to meet the X60 at 07:42 for travel to Buckingham arriving 08:11 at the High Street. Peak time return journey will be on the X60 from Buckingham leaving the High Street at 17:35 in time to catch the Red Rose service at 18:00 from Avenue Road, Winslow to come back through the villages.
NB There is a 7 minute window between the 60 and X60, if the X60 is running more than 7 minutes outside of its schedule there will be no alternative.
Meeting with North Marston, Oving, Granborough and Bucks County Council.
Notes of the meeting can be seen here; 190718 Meeting Notes
Cllr Smedley attended the Local Area Forum meeting in Winslow on 9th July. This timetable 60 Proposed Timetable has been sent out to tender by Bucks County Council. The transport manager answered Cllr Smedley’s questions in this document;
190712 Granborough PC Answers
The merits of a meeting with North Marston and Oving, is being considered.
Granborough Parish Council respond to the proposals;
190702 GPC to Bucks CC re 60
Alternative proposals have been released from Bucks County Council, please see this document; 190628 bus-alternative
Granborough Parish Council write to our County Councillor John Chilver;
190628 GPC to John Chilver re 60
Granborough Parish Council have also recorded the loss of service against the Planning Application for new houses adjacent to Sovereign Close, which is still awaiting a decision.
Arriva have announced their intention to cancel the 60 bus service through Granborough and North Marston, from 28th July, because of low passenger numbers. The X60 route will instead be increased to half hourly intervals between Aylesbury and Milton Keynes.
Bucks County Council Public Transport Team have commented as follows;
“Our intention is to provide alternatives for the four villages affected so that they will still have a regular bus service. We are currently reviewing other contracted services in the area along with the passenger loading data…. Once we have an idea of the alternative options I will update you again”
OXFORD TO CAMBRIDGE EXPRESSWAY INFORMATION RECEIVED
BEAG has invited Professor David Rogers and Olivia Field of the No Expressway Group to give presentations on the OxCam Expressway and “growth arc” in the key town of Winslow.
David and Olivia are excellent and informative speakers, and there will be opportunities to ask questions after their presentations. If you live in or around Winslow and want to know more about what the Expressway and arc would mean for the area, do come along.
Venue: Winslow Public Hall (Elmfields Gate, Winslow, Buckingham MK18 3JA)
Date: Wednesday 11th September Time: 7pm
BBOWT’s legal challenge
The challenge against the government for failing to carry out necessary environmental studies has been rejected by the High Court. Please see this press release; 190711 Expressway Court Decision
PARISH COUNCIL VACANCY
Cllr Peter Wright has decided to retire after more than 12 years on the Parish Council. Peter moved to Botolph Claydon several years ago but has continued to support Granborough Parish Council, however since he is now heavily involved in the Claydon’s Parish Council, he has decided it is time to retire. We would like to thank Peter for his considerable contribution, and express our regret at his decision to leave.
The Parish Council are now advertising this vacancy, to express an interest or for more information please contact Tors on Clerk@granborough.org.
Rights Of Way Reporting Tool
The Parish Council is only responsible for ensuring maintenance of two small areas of footpath in the village; From Church Lane along to the far corner of the play area and from Winslow Road down the alleyway opposite The Crown, to the first Stile.
To report an issue on another right of way, please use this link
TUCKEY SOLAR FARM
There is a proposal to create a solar installation at Tuckey Farm, please click this link for more information;
Elgin Energy_Tuckey Farm
RATS – BATES CLOSE AREA
Rats pose a health risk in residential area and as such, the Environment Department at AVDC have visited a delivered letters in the immediate area. Residents are asked to;
- Ensure that all rubbish bags are placed into the appropriate wheelie bin and put out for collection each week on your collection day.
- Avoid scattering bird seeds on the ground as it encourages rats
- store any dry foods (seeds, pellets, animal biscuits etc.) in an appropriate sealed container, off of the ground
The situation is being monitored.
MID BUCKS BEEKEPERS
Local Beekeepers need your help. Honey Bee swarms are very important. If you see a swarm, please contact us Tel: 07770370132
More info here; 180418 Honey Bee Swarms
GIGACLEAR WORKING IN GRANBOROUGH
Gigaclear will be working in Granborough over the next month, to connect houses where requested, that were missed by AVB. Work may cause some disruption and will take place as follows;
20 to the Church on Green End From 26/8/19 for 30 days, road closures will be used
23-3 Sovereign Close 10 days, date not yet known.