Archive for February, 2016

Verney Close Red Cross Centre finds new use

Following the opening of the newly refurbished and extended Well Street Centre (Buckingham Opportunities Centre) last year, I was concerned that Bucks County Council did not have any immediate plans for the closed Red Cross Centre. Given its central location, I was keen for it to retain some kind of community use, and I was delighted when a short-term deal was agreed and today it has re-opened as The Centre @ Verney Close. Operated by the parish church, it will provide a range of services and will add to the advice and support available in the town. I was pleased to discuss the new facility with the Bishop of Buckingham Rd Revd Dr Alan Wilson and Buckingham MP Rt Hon John Bercow at the opening.

The Bishop of Buckingham and the MP for Buckingham with Warren Whyte at the opening

The Bishop of Buckingham and the MP for Buckingham with Warren Whyte at the opening

Padbury Brook river maintenance

Inspecting works by the Environment Agency on  Padbury Brook

Inspecting works by the Environment Agency on Padbury Brook

I was pleased to meet the Environment Agency yesterday as they undertook some much needed river bank maintenance on the Padbury Brook on both sides of the A413. I will be keeping up the pressure on the EA for future plans for upstream maintenance on the River Great Ouse.

Swan Pool & Leisure Centre re-opens

I attended the opening of the newly refurbished and extended Swan Pool and Leisure Centre this morning. The £2.6 million project, including a new fantastic climbing wall facility, provides a superb facility for Buckingham and surrounding villages, and is operated by Everyone Active for Aylesbury Vale District Council. I was delighted to meet British Olympic hopeful triple jump athlete Nathan Fox at the official opening.

Meeting Nathan Fox at the Swan Pool

Meeting Nathan Fox at the Swan Pool

Maids Moreton Planning

A new planning application has been submitted for 170 houses in-between Foscote Road and Walnut Drive. Please visit the AVDC planning website  and review the application and submit any comments by 1 March 2016 – using this ref: 16/00151/AOP. If you have any particular concerns, please let me and the parish council know.

Warren Whyte



4 Fishers Field,
Buckingham,
Buckinghamshire MK18 1SN

01280 820531

warren.whyte@buckinghamcca.co.uk

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