Archive for April, 2017

Ali’s Dream

Over the last few years I have been pleased to be able to support local charity Ali’s Dream and today I had a thoroughly enjoyable time in Padbury at the annual charity clay pigeon shoot. Find out more about this charity, which is funding research into childhood brain tumours.

Local councillors Tim Mills and John Chilver join Warren in the annual charity clay pigeon shoot

Local councillors Tim Mills and John Chilver join Warren in the annual charity clay pigeon shoot

Twickenham Road

Over the past few months I have received a number of complaints about the access road and drainage to the new Twickenham Road development near the rugby club. Recently I have had success with the county council, and they are now able to report that the pavements and roads are finally being surfaced over the coming weeks, and the new pedestrian crossing should follow in late June. It is disappointing that the developer has taken so long to complete the final repairs, and that they date back 12 months following the flooding incident I helped with last spring. With the new county council process to charge for “section 106” developer contribution monitoring fees, things like this should be easier to chase up in the future.

Twickenham & Moreton Road junction

Twickenham & Moreton Road junction

Buckingham Hustings

I attended a very successful county council election hustings last night at the university’s Radcliffe Centre. It was good to see many of the candidates attending, and lots of good questions from the audience. Thanks to the Buckingham Society for organising the event.

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Potholes and Road Repairs

One of the biggest complaints on the doorstep is about potholes. Quite understandable given the state of some of our roads. Over the last four years I have successfully campaigned for a number of roads, and while there is much to still do, we are in a better place than previous years.

Major road repairs undertaken in the last four years in Buckingham West include:

  • A421 Buckingham to Bletchley
  • A413 Akeley to Northants border
  • A413 Moreton Road, Buckingham
  • Main Street, Maids Moreton
  • Dadford Road, Chackmore to Silverstone
  • West Street, Buckingham
  • Stratford Road, Buckingham
  • Bridge Street and Well Street, Buckingham
  • Manor Street and Church Street, Buckingham
  • Leckampstead Church End to South End
  • Brookside, Lillingstone Lovell
  • Thornborough to Thornton
  • Page Hill Avenue, Buckingham

Pot holes on older and unclassified roads remains a constant concern and I am challenging Transport for Bucks (TfB) on better ways to resolve these, especially following my scrutiny report that changed the management of the TfB contract. For the next four years, I pledge to get the unclassified roads reviewed and repairs focussed, and also to divert some investment to better drainage and the town centre pavements. In the meantime, I urge any road or path defects to be reported to Transport for Bucks so that they can be added to the list!

Out with my Local Area Technicians

Out with my Local Area Technicians

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Voluntary work

I enjoy giving back time to the community through a variety of volunteering roles that I undertake. I enjoy meeting new people, helping organisations get over difficult challenges, or simply supporting a cause close to my heart. Some of the work I currently undertake include:

  • Buckingham Old Gaol, Trustee
  • Buckingham Centre for the Arts (The Film Place), Trustee
  • Buckingham Parkrun, volunteer
  • Buckinghamshire Historic Buildings Trust, Trustee
  • Friends of Buckingham Library, chairman
  • University of Buckingham, Member of Council

Another typical day

Today was typical of most of my days as a councillor. By not being typical! After catching up on some emails first thing, I attended a meeting at Silverstone Circuit to discuss the 2017 Grand Prix traffic management. This has a huge impact on the roads in North Bucks, especially Dadford and the A421, and it is important to ensure residents’ concerns are considered by the circuit while still enabling over 100,000 motorsport fans enjoy one of the biggest events in the UK. Thanks to the police, Northants and Bucks county councils and local parish councillors who attended.

A late lunch due to delivering a few more election leaflets around Buckingham and then a couple of hours work before heading out for an evening meeting in Lillingstone Lovell to hear about an exciting alternative broadband supplier following the very disappointing news that BT was reneging on their previous promises. The day finished off with a few more emails!

Regional Flood & Coastal Committees

One of the unexpected, yet interesting, roles I have held during the last two years is to represent Buckinghamshire on two of the Environment Agency’s Regional Flood & Coastal Committees (RFCC): Thames Region and Anglia Central Region. This morning I attended the former in the lovely surroundings of Croydon Town Hall where we heard about the additional government funding being allocated for flood works around the region and the new 25-year plan. Find out more about the Anglia Central RFCC here. I have been particularly pleased to be able to raise awareness of the upper catchment area of the River Great Ouse and the challenges of the growth agenda in North Bucks and Aylesbury.

County Council Elections 2017

See my leaflet for the forthcoming elections!

Election Leaflet Front

Election Leaflet Front

Election Leaflet Back

Election Leaflet Back

Buckingham Campaign Day

We had a great Conservative Campaign Day in Buckingham this weekend – cracking weather and lots of volunteers out to get our election message out to you. Thank you to everyone who tool the time to say hello to myself and Charlie. Charlie has more details on his Facebook page.

Parish Council Meetings: Government at its most local

This week is a busy week for local meetings. Monday was Thornborough Parish Council, where I was able to provide an update on the A421 safety works. Tuesday was a meeting with the Destination Buckingham group that helps to promote local traders and develop Buckingham’s tourism. Tonight was Maids Moreton Parish Council where I was able to assist with a controversial local planning application and a rights of way problem. Tomorrow it will be Stowe Parish Council where I expect the new proposals for traffic calming in Dadford will be discussed. Friday I will be back on the campaign trail!

Warren Whyte



4 Fishers Field,
Buckingham,
Buckinghamshire MK18 1SN

01280 820531

warren.whyte@buckinghamcca.co.uk

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