Environment Agenda

Environment Committee of Buckingham Town Council will be held on Monday 10th December 2018 in the Town Council Chamber, Cornwall’s Meadow, Buckingham.

Venue: The Town Council Chamber, Cornwalls Meadow, Buckingham, MK18 1RP View directions
Contact: Nina Stockill; Email: committeeclerk@buckingham-tc.gov.uk

Please note that the Full Council will be preceded by a Public Session in accordance with Standing Order 3.f, which will last for a maximum of 15 minutes.


  1. Apologies for Absence
    Members are asked to receive and accept apologies from members.
  2. Declarations of Interest
    To receive declarations of any personal or prejudicial interest under consideration on this agenda in accordance with the Localism Act 2011 Sections 26-34 & Schedule 4.
  3. Minutes
    To receive the minutes and confirm the recommendations therein of the Environment Committee meeting held on Monday 22nd October 2018                                       Copy previously circulated
  4. Action Report
    To receive the report and note the updated information
    Appendix A
  5. Grounds Maintenance Update
    To receive a verbal update regarding Grounds Maintenance.
  6. Budgets
    6.1          To receive the latest figures
    Appendix B
    6.2          To receive and discuss proposed budgets for 2019/20
  7. Chandos Park Bowls Club
    To receive correspondence from The Chairman of Chandos Park Bowls Club and agree any action.
    Appendix C
  8. Access Awareness
    To receive a report from Cllr. Strain-Clark regarding Dementia Action Alliance.
    Appendix D
  9. Upper Ouse Sub-catchment Group Update
    To receive a report from the Estates Manager regarding the groups progress.
  10. Bourton Park ponds and stream system
    To receive a question from Cllr. Ralph regarding the vegetation growth in the waterways adjacent to the otter sculptures in Bourton Park and in any other similar areas of the park.
  11. Homelessness Strategy
    To receive a verbal update from Cllr. Gateley (minute 450/18)
  12. Railway Walk Right of Way
    To receive a verbal report from the Town Clerk
  13. Cattle Trough in Cattle Pens
    To receive a report regarding the cattle trough
  14. Cemetery burial plots
    To receive a verbal update regarding the Tier 1 risk assessment.
  15. Proposal from Buckingham Utd.
    To receive a report to take over the Football pitches at Lace Hill Sports and Community centre under a new lease.
  16. Lace Hill Community Centre
    16.1.      Lace Hill play area gates
    To receive a report regarding the purchase of 2 gates for the play area at Lace Hill Sports and Community centre
    16.2.      Lace Hill Coffee Bar
    To receive a written report from the Lace Hill Co-ordinator
    16.3.      Tree Planting at Lace Hill
    To receive a written report from the Estates Manager
  17. Devolved Services
    To receive a verbal report from Town Clerk
    Appendix E
  18. Town Centre Audit
    To receive a verbal request from Cllr. Isham in regards to carrying out a town centre audit.
  19. Request for motion from Cllr.Hirons.
    That the Buckingham Town council uses its best endeavours to get a safe footpath link restored between the footpath from Heartlands (crossing the bridge) and the footpath along the river bank.
  20. Request for the use of Council land for drone filming and photography.
    To receive a request for the use of a drone on Council land and agree any action.
    Appendix F
  21. Buckingham Community Wildlife Project
    Appendix G
  22. News Releases
  23. Chair’s Announcements
  24. Date of Next Meeting: Monday 18th February 2019



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