Stoke Bruerne Parish Council

Serving the people of Stoke Bruerne

Bridge

Clerk: Mr Bobs Damerell
4 Brae Hill, Brill, Aylesbury
HP18 9TF

Tel: 07724682819

Parish Council Meeting - 1 September 2020, 7:30pm

The Parish Council meeting on Zoom on Tuesday 1 September will start at 7:30, all residents are welcome, the invitation link is below

Bobs Damerell is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: Stoke Bruerne Parish Council
Time: Sep 1, 2020 07:30 PM London

Join Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81300783617?pwd=Ym9nanJ2OGcwQUdDTDFuNGk4bEladz09

Meeting ID: 813 0078 3617
Passcode: 800867
One tap mobile

Speed Indicator Device

The Speed Indicator device will be moving from its current site, to between the 20mph and 30mph on Rookery Lane. If you have any questions please contact the Parish Council at clerk@stokebruerneparishcouncil.org.uk

COVID-19

With the unprecendented situation the world is currently facing, the Parish Council will continue to update its website to try an provide assistance to volunteer groups or organisations which can help the most vulnerable in the Parish. Most of all residents must continue to follow the advice provide by the UK Government on Self-Isolating and Social Distancing.

The David Blagrove Trust - Contact the David Blagrove Trust if you are a vulnerable resident in need of assistance.

Since the closure of Pubs and restaurants many are now offering a take away / delivery service:

The Boat Inn - 01604 862428

We have also added a link to the Governments webpage on Covid-19 if you are unsure of any of the information given.

NEWS

  • Help for residents with Council Tax

Those who cannot pay their Council Tax due to the Coronavirus are being urged to claim the benefits they are entitled to by South Northamptonshire Council (SNC).Councillor Peter Rawlinson SNC's portfolio holder for finance, performance and governance, said: "We continue to provide local services to communities. Waste and recycling collections continue, planning applications are being processed and housing needs are being fulfilled."The collection of Council Tax from residents helps us to fund these services.

"However, I know that households will be facing financial strain due to the Coronavirus, possibly more strain than they have ever faced previously, and we would ask people to contact the Department for Work and Pensions to claim any benefits they may be eligible for, then contact us if they still need help paying their Council Tax."The government has created a hardship fund to be administered by district councils and SNC is currently working on the process of applying this further relief to accounts that are eligible.Those who qualify will do so automatically and will be sent a revised Council Tax bill.For more information visithttps://www.southnorthants.gov.uk/info/12/council-tax/453/covid-19-coronavirus---council-tax-updates.The Government is also giving renters more security by suspending all evictions and extending the notice of possession period to three months, while at the same time working with lenders to offer mortgage holidays for buy to let owners -https://www.gov.uk/guidance/government-support-available-for-landlords-and-renters-reflecting-the-current-coronavirus-covid-19-outbreak.Separate measures are in place to help businesses, the self-employed and employee, visit - www.southnorthants.gov.uk/coronavirus.The council is also warning residents to guard against criminals and scammers exploiting concerns about Council Tax during Coronavirus emergency.To find out about the latest scams operating in Northamptonshire please visit Northamptonshire Trading Standards - https://www.northamptonshire.gov.uk/news/council-news/Pages/trading-standards-reminder-on-coronavirus-scams.aspx.

  • New Coronavirus support line launchedThe new support line - which can be reached on 0300 126 1000 (Option 5) - allows those who cannot leave their homes under current restrictions and those who have nobody to call upon for help, to request support in getting access to food, prescriptions and other vital services that they require.The Customer Service Centre at Northamptonshire County Council will be managing the helpline, ensuring that each call is appropriately triaged so that individuals receive the care and support that is appropriate to their needs.Those requiring help are asked to call the support line on the following number:
    0300 126 1000 (option 5). For more information on Northants County Council Website click here. The Community Resilience Service will co-ordinate requests for help in conjunction with the District and Borough Councils, mapping those requests by area and linking them up with local community groups, volunteers and voluntary organisations who have pledged their supportThere are a large number of people across Northamptonshire who are currently in isolation for various reasons. These include individuals displaying symptoms of Coronavirus and those with existing health conditions, those who are pregnant or those aged 70 and above. A new support line has been launched to support the most vulnerable members of our community.

Stoke Bruerne Village Design Statement

We are delighted to be able to confirm that the village Design Statement has now been adopted by SNC - many congratulations to the committee who worked very hard on behalf of us all.

Village design statements are a form of planning guidance used to inform the design of new development ensuring that it is in keeping with existing local character and distinctiveness. The Village Design Statement for Stoke Bruerne can be found here

Latest News

Is there community support for speed cushions outside Stoke Bruerne Primary School?

The Parish Council is eager to gauge support for the installation of speed cushions outside the primary school. If you do support this proposal please complete the template letter attached and return to the Clerk

Posted: Wed, 13 Mar 2019 16:23 by Bobs Damerell

Speeding in Stoke Bruerne

The Parish Council is still in discussion with NCC Highways as to what can be realistically achieved to slow traffic down through the Village and particularly in the 20-mph zone outside the School. In order to make sure that NCC Highways fully understand how serious this matter is and to try and get traffic calmed before a serious accident occurs residents are being asked to lodge requests for speed calming on the Northamptonshire County Council Street Doctor website. Just follow this link and select "request for traffic calming" from the dropdown menu. You will then be guided through the process which only takes a minute or so.

Posted: Wed, 28 Nov 2018 11:15 by Bobs Damerell

Please report ALL incidents involving vehicles to the Police

Speeding and volume of traffic is a big problem in Stoke Bruerne and the Parish Council has been putting a great deal of pressure on NCC Highways to try and get more traffic calming measures put in place. At the moment the Safer Roads Team at Northamptonshire Police have no incidents reported from Stoke Bruerne. Please report all incidents however small (clipped wing mirror, small coming together) to the Police by using the online form: https://www.northants.police.uk/webform/report-crime or telephoning 101. By reporting small incidents and getting action we can hopefully prevent a much more serious incident.

Posted: Wed, 14 Nov 2018 12:35 by Bobs Damerell