Cold weather plan in force for rough sleepers.

 

As we are in a period of extremely cold weather Aylesbury Vale District Council (AVDC) have activated our Severe Weather Emergency Provision for this week.

AVDC ask that any one who comes into contact with a person sleeping rough or is likely to end up sleeping rough themselves, to please contact StreetLink via http://streetlink.org.uk

You can also call 0300 500 0914 or a member of the Housing Team on 01296 585168 during working hours.

Buckingham Town Council asks residents to help “Fix Buckingham”

 

Buckingham Town Council’s Environment Committee is holding a ‘fix my street’ week, running from 5th to 13th January.

Town Councillors will be out and about carrying out an audit and reporting defects and repairs around the town centre and parks.  Councillors are asking residents to help build a complete picture of issues using the County Council’s page on fixmystreet.buckscc.gov.uk

The Town Council already works with the County Council to carry out minor works including cutting grass verges.  In early 2019, the County Council will also provide the Town Council with a small budget to arrange minor repairs.  Feedback will also be used to help devise the Town Council’s small work programme, as well as to help the County Council identify works which are needed in the town.

The County Council’s FixMyStreet site enables anyone to report details of an issue, including photos, which ensures that the query is forwarded to the correct council.  Where it is the County Council’s responsibility, the issue is logged on their system and the website updated as progress is made. FixMyStreet is primarily for reporting things which are broken or dirty or damaged or dumped, and need fixing, cleaning or clearing, like graffiti, dog fouling, potholes or street lights that don’t work.

It is helpful to be as precise as possible; a photo or asset number (e.g. from a streetlight) can be really helpful.

Councillor Margaret Gateley, Chair of the Environment Committee, said, “I am delighted that we are able to use fix my street to register issues and to monitor progress. I encourage all residents to look at their street and to report anything that needs fixing”.