Stoke Bruerne Parish Council

Serving the people of Stoke Bruerne

Bridge

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

Tel: 07724682819

Platinum Jubilee

The Parish Council is supporting the Jubilee plans in the village. If you have any queries or would like to be involved please contact the Jubilee co-ordinator Colin at colin@stokebruerne.co.uk

ROAD CLOSURE UPDATES

ROAD REPAIR WORK: Boathorse Road

Repair work on Boathorse Road is currently under way due to concerns of safety. Whilst this work is undertaken; footpath RZ4 from Boathorse road crossing the tunnel portal is closed. The Council is still waiting for confirmation on the timescale of these repairs but will update on this as soon as there is further information available.

Gigaclear Road Closures:

The Parish Council has received information from Gigaclear of a planned road closures in the village:

Address 1

Start

End

Address 2

Traffic Management

TWITCH HILL

03/05/2022

16/05/2022

SHUTLANGER

SOME C/W INCURSION

BRIDGE ROAD

09/05/2022

03/06/2022

STOKE BRUERNE

ROAD CLOSURE

SHOWSLEY ROAD

31/05/2022

13/06/2022

SHUTLANGER

ROAD CLOSURE

HIGH STREET

22/06/2022

06/07/2022

SHUTLANGER

ROAD CLOSURE


That responsibility rests with the contractor, in this case Gigaclear, but Gigaclear delegate that responsibility to their subcontractor, who for us is Bethmar. Bethmar's notice of closure is attached - it was posted on the Shutlanger FB page by Geoff Slack (I hope you don't mind that I borrowed it Geoff) Personally, I am appalled by its lack of professionalism.The Parish Council have been blindsided to the local road closures in the main because WNC (West Northants Council) have advised that it is not their responsibility to advise the Parish Council of such authorised closures.And the ongoing works on the A508 over the coming year.

The Parish Council has engaged with Gigaclear previously but, because of their seeming lack of understanding of the geography of this area appear to rely on Bethmar to communicate with those affected. The Parish Council will take this up again as soon as possible with WNC through Cllr Louisa Fowler and stress to her the huge dependencies this village places on the roads around the village.

This will also have an ongoing effect on local businesses.

For further updates on the latest road works please visit

News & works info — KierWSP

Stoke Bruerne Parish Council Meeting Dates 2022/23 - All meetings take place in the Village Hall starting at 7:30pm unless otherwise advised

24 May 2022 (Preceded by the Annual Parish meeting at 7pm)

29 June 2022

26 July 2022

13 September 2022

25 October 2022

13 December 2022

Speed Indicator Device

The Speed Indicator device data has been assessed by the Parish Council and below are the results. If you have any questions please contact clerk@stokebruerneparishcouncil.org.uk

Survey 2020

Location

Number of Vehicles

% above speed limit

% above ACPO limit

Average Speed

85th Centile Speed

Rookery Lane

17th Sept

12099

11.5%

1.3%

25.2mph

29.3 mph

Rookery Lane

24th Sept

10462

13.4

1.5

25.6%

29.6%

Bridge Road

17th Sept

16490

1.4%

0.1

20.8%

25.1%

Bridge Road

24th Sept

15673

1.6%

0.1%

21.1 mph

25.2mph

VAS in situ


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

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