to Iver Parish Council's web site.////////////////////
updated August 23rd 2016.////
meetings: Planning Aug 25th; Policy Aug 31st
postings on our web site.
screening, Sept 2nd 2016
Donor Session, Oct 8th 3016.
HS2 Extension or Spur to Heathrow will not be built.
//////////////HS2 issue letter
to residents clarifying the matterop
RELEASE. Recommended cash offer for PinewoodRESS
Lane bridge closure drop In //////////////
////////////events to be held
of Pinewood Sudios
activities for children with disabilities click
appeal refused. click here
Stop Press items
Way to Colne Orchard footpath result. click
changes to Home to School transport. click
up for the Pinewood bus.
number 01753 655331 office hours
out of office hours).
addresses are :-
STUDIOS OUTDOOR SCREENING IN THE PINEWOOD GARDENS
2ND OF SEPTEMBER FREE EVENT
follow the link below to the booking page to request
your free tickets (limited to 4 per person)
evening event so please bring appropriate clothing
free to bring something to sit on (picnic chair
of 4 tickets per person
your own picnic
up market available until 8pm (cash only)
bar open to buy drinks
parking is available on site
capacity - book early to avoid missing out
EXTENSION OR 'SPUR' TO HEATHROW WILL NOT BE BUILT
This letter is being
issued to communities located 1km either side of
the previously proposed ‘spur'.
am writing to you to share some information about
the High Speed Two (HS2) rail project.
Government has recently confirmed that no HS2 extension
– or ‘spur' – to Heathrow Airport will be built.
original HS2 Bill allowed for passive provision
for a link between Heathrow and the HS2 railway
between London and Birmingham. ‘Passive provision'
means doing work that will make it easier or cheaper
to do further construction work in a later phase
– for example, constructing a junction or a short
length of tunnel. It is a way of keeping options
open for extending the network in future.
March 2015 the Secretary of State announced that
no spur would be built as part of Phase One or Two
of the railway (which are due to be completed in
2026 and 2033, respectively). And the Government
has since confirmed that no passive provision will
be implemented either. Instead, the Old Oak Common
station will provide HS2 passengers with a connection
to rail services direct to Heathrow.
hope that this will be welcome and reassuring news
to you and other residents in your area. If you
would like more detailed information or have any
questions, contact our Helpdesk on 020 7944 4908
or email HS2enquiries@hs2.org.uk
can also find more information about the HS2 project
online at www.gov.uk/hs2
CASH OFFER FOR PINEWOOD STUDIOS
on the Offer, Lord Grade of Yarmouth, CBE, Chairman
of Pinewood, said:
Board believes that Bidco can provide Pinewood
with the platform required for future growth.
The Pinewood Group has been transformed
in recent years but has been somewhat constrained
in realising its ambitions due to the lack
of share liquidity. As a result of the Strategic
Review instigated by the Board, Pinewood
now has the prospect of a funding structure
for the future. The Board is encouraged
by the commitment Bidco has already shown
to management, to Pinewood's strategy for
growth, and to the future of the iconic
Board believes that this transaction provides
our shareholders with an attractive offer.
Moreover the Board believes that following
the transaction, Pinewood and clients will
benefit from greater opportunities in the
years ahead and the Board intends to recommend
the offer unanimously."
on the Offer, Léon Bressler, Managing Partner
of Aermont, said:
is an iconic brand at the heart of the global
transformation of the business in recent
years has been considerable and it is clear
that there are more ambitions to be realised.
We are excited about the potential to support
the business as an independent company.
has a strong track record in operating companies
with a real estate component. We look forward
to working with Pinewood's management team
to deliver their compelling strategy for
future growth, both in the UK and
IN EVENTS TO BE HELD AS PART OF MANSION
LANE BRIDGE CLOSURE
Borough Council has announced a series of drop-in
sessions giving members of the public the opportunity
to air their views on the closure of Chequege in
Sessions will be held at Christ the Worker Church
Centre in Parlaunt Road on the following dates:
- 29 September 4-8pm
- 27 October 4-8pm
- 22 November 4-8pm
council has also launched a questionnaire on Survey
Monkey , which gives people the chance to respond
online without having to email or post comments
on social media.
The bridge, in Hollow Hill Lane/Mansion Lane/Market
Lane, was closed under an experimental traffic order
on 2 August, to allow officers to assess the impact
on traffic flow in the area ahead of the delivery
of major transport infrastructure projects, some
of which could potentially see the long-term or
permanent closure of the bridge.
events to be held as part of consultation on bridge
closure - Slough Borough Council
OF PINEWOOD STUDIOS
may be aware from the News that Pinewood is being
sold to an American Property Development Company.
We have been assured by Pinewood that this will
not have an impact on its operation in Iver Heath.
Please see the statement from Pinewood below.
on the Possible Offer, Ivan Dunleavy, Chief Executive
of Pinewood, said:
has grown in recent years into a global operation
which sits at the forefront of the UK's creative
industries. We believe that we have found the
right partner for the business and one that shares
our long-term vision for the future of the Group.
continuing commitment to the UK's creative industries
remains as strong as ever. Staff and customers
can be assured that in this new strategic partnership
our priority will be to not only maintain, but
build on the world class provision of services."
on the Possible Offer, Leon Bressler, Managing
Partner of Aermont, said:
is an iconic brand at the heart of the global
creative industries. The transformation of the
business in recent years has been considerable
and it is clear that there are more ambitions
to be realised. We are excited about the potential
to support the business as an independent company.
Aermont has a strong track record in operating
companies with a real estate component. We look
forward to working with Pinewood's management
team to deliver their compelling strategy for
future growth, both in the UK and internationally."
RELEASE - Slough Borough Council to close Mansion
Parish Council are very disappointed to learn from
a Slough Borough Council press release that they
are closing Chequers Bridge in Hollow Hill Lane/Market
Lane on 2nd August 2016.
will have a huge impact on traffic for residents
of Iver and the Parish Council was not consulted
note that all the projects mentioned are in Langley,
the link for details.
- The Slough International Freight Exchange
Final Decision letter and Inspector's Report for
SIFE was published on July 12th 2016. The Inspector
recommended that the appeal be dismissed and planning
permission refused. This is good news for
Iver as the proposed SIFE site was south of Richings
Park between the M4 and A4 Colnbrook Byepass and
would have brought more heavy lorries on neighbouring
roads with more congestion and air pollution etc.
here to see the Decision Notice.
more details of the project click
claim for a formal footpath between Grange Way and
application by IDCA (the Iver and District Countryside
Association), supported by the Parish Council, to
add the footpath from the bottom of Grange Way to
Colne Orchard as a public right of way, has finally
been processed by Bucks County Council. The County
Council Rights of Way Officer recommended that the
route be accepted as a definitive right of way.
On 12 July Paul Graham (chairman of IDCA) attended
and spoke at a Bucks County Council Committee which
agreed with the officer's recommendation. A formal
Order will now be made. To
all those who submitted evidence forms for the Grange
Way to Colne Orchard claimed footpath, thank you.
the route has recently been blocked by one or both
of the landowners and they may formally object,
in which case it is likely that a Public Inquiry
will be held with a decision expected next year.
If the application is ultimately successful, then
BCC and/or the landowners will clear the obstruction
and then maintain and sign the path properly.
again Iver loses out to the north of the County.
CC has decided to take all the money that had
been allocated for a cycleway from Iver village
to Iver station and given it to a cycle route
that connects Buckingham and Winslow.
Council says there were consultations but no-one
consulted the Parish Council, our District Councillors
or as far as we know our County Councillor .
Iver District Councillors wrote to Mark Shaw
(the Cabinet Member for Transportation) to express
their concern only to be told
reality is that there are so many transportation
issues that face Iver and the uncertainty of solutions
at the moment to answer those issues it would
have been senseless to provide additional infrastructure
that may course more problems that it will answer.
we go through the modelling from the results of
the traffic studies that are being carried out
at the moment then we can look at mitigation to
alleviate the transportation issues that face
Iver and that will indeed include sustainable
methods of transportation.
a pragmatic decision had to be made."
- ‘Iver has so many
traffic problems, it
is senseless to do anything'
is difficult to see what problems a cycle path
could cause the major infrastructure projects
that MAY get the go ahead in Iver !
the Report about the Buckingham to Winslow Cycle
Scheme including details of funding taken from
the Iver Scheme,
Iver Neighbourhood Plan.
Parish Council is very disappointed that the Cabinet
of SBDC accepted without question the recommendation
by council officers to exclude Pinewood Studios
and the Green Belt extension from the Iver Neighbourhood
are planning small exhibitions to explain neighbourhood
planning and encourage residents and businesses
to take part so that the Iver Neighbourhood Plan
(INP) brings improvements and benefits to the parish
where ever possible.
look out for notices of dates and come along, give
us your views and complete a questionnaire.
INP will be as good as we and you make it !
caused by HGV parking on local roads.
Parish Council has been made aware that there is
an increasing problem being caused by HGV vehicles
waiting for their delivery or collection slot at
Heathrow Airport . They are given a time to deliver
or collect freight from the airport but because
traffic delays could mean they might arrive late
and not be allowed on to the airport, they are increasingly
arriving several hours before their time and parking
on local roads waiting for their time slot. Sometimes,
HGVs are parked up overnight. This problem has been
causing problems near the airport for some time
but is now becoming evident in Iver. They arrive
in the parish and wait for several hours, then leave,
sometimes at un-social hours, revving engines, disturbing
residents and leaving litter etc. If you are aware
of such events, please note details of vehicles
and owners and inform the Parish Council Office
by phone or email.
01753 655331 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org)
the Annual Return for 2015
- 2016 click
here ( 17.9 KB
pdf file )
Official Iver Guide for 2016 to 2017 is now available.
view the guide online, click
in a new window)
local library, opposite Iver Heath Junior school .
Magazines, Spoken word, Large print, Fantastic Children's
Library, Regular crafting sessions
Childrens Bounce and Rhyme. Not
forgetting we also have free Wifi, Photocopying and scanning.
on proposed changes to Home to School Transport in Buckinghamshire.
County Council is proposing to bring their Policy into line
with what it is legally required to do to save an estimated
This would mean they would only provide free school transport
to the nearest secondary school to the pupil's home
The consultation includes
a survey for any interested resident,
family, school or organisation.
find out more and access the survey visit: www.buckscc.gov.uk/schooltransportconsultation
up for The Pinewood Shuttle Bus.
Pinewood shuttle bus will be made available to local residents
from Monday July 4th.
here for more details.
here for an application form.
Gravel Pit proposed between Iver and Langley
proposal to dig gravel in connection with the WRAtH project
could impact local residents of Iver.
here to see the proposals
TO DECLARE THE PARISH OF IVER AS
Parish Council has applied to South Bucks District Council
to declare the entire parish area of Iver as a Neighbourhood
Area under the Neighbourhood Planning (General) Regulations
2012 (as amended).
Application can be inspected on South Bucks District Council's
Application includes a Map to which the application relates
(entire parish area), a statement from Iver Parish Council
explaining why the Parish Council considers the area to be
appropriate for designation as a neighbourhood area, and confirmation
that the Parish Council is a relevant body for making such
for Buckinghamshire - Emergency Tempory Road Closure.
Way and North Park, Iver will
from Thorney Lane South
to Richings Park Golf Club access road. 1900 hours – 0600
20 June 2016 and 12 September 2016 for
conventional surfacing works.
Road, B470 High Street, A4 London Road, A412 Uxbridge Road,
Wood Lane, B470 Langley Park Road, B470 High Street, Thorney
Lane North and vice versa.
THE LANGLEY RAILWAY BRIDGE HEIGHT
RESTRICTION IS 3.8M / 12'9"
Walk between Syke Cluan and Syke Ings
September 12th to 16th for excavation
for gas connections.
Hills Road will be closed from the junction with Pinewood
Road for 408 metres NE
1 day, September 4th. from
08.00 to 16.00
Lane between the Junction with Wood Lane for 368metres
1 day, October 16th. from 08.00 to 16.00
Lane will be permanently closed. Traffic
will have to use roads in Iver, Iver Heath and Richings Park.
will make no contribution to a relief road
Water is to take on the responsibility of 4,000 sewage
pumping stations from property owners and managers and
is appealing to customers to help identify privately owned
sewage pumping stations.
here to read their press release
Peter's Church Burial Ground.
residents will know that for a number of years now, the actual
graveyard at St. Peter's Church has been closed to new burials.
At that time, the parish council purchased an adjoining piece
of land (the burial ground) which has subsequently been used
for these local burials.
though the burial ground is owned by the parish council, the
actual burials and all of the associated dealings with undertakers,
etc. has been under the jurisdiction of the parochial church
council itself. This is a church body which operates to the
Oxford Diocesan Regulations for burials.
of December 31st. 2015, the church ceased to be the administrator
for these functions. The parish council has taken on this
the burial ground has very few spaces left for actual burials.
This has prompted Iver Parish Council to conclude that the
best way forward is to maximise what opportunities are left
for local residents. The only way this is possible, is to
cease burials at the end of the year, and continue only with
the burial of cremated remains. This will clearly take up
less space, and increase the longevity of the use of the remaining
ground. Administration will be covered from the current council
has not been an easy decision for this council, but it is
perceived as the best opportunity and direction currently
available. Exact details of how the administration will function
are available from the Parish Council Office..
Parish Council Response to the SBDC Local Plan Consultation.
here to read the response. (66KB PDF file)
Relocation of Heathrow Express Depot to Langley
Parish Council delivered a Petition to Parliament on August
13th against the proposals for the relocation
of the Heathrow Express railway depot to
Langley. HS2 has confirmed that an additional 500 HGV
vehicle movements would be generated during the 2 year construction
period, 70% of which would travel along Bangors Road South
and through Iver village; 20% through Richings Park and 10%
Parish Council wants HS2 to build an alternative road link
from the construction site to link south with the M4 via a
new bridge over the railway.
will bring a Bill to Parliament in the next session, which
will then be referred to a Select Committee which gives individuals
and bodies affected by the bill the opportunity to object
to the bill's provisions and seek its amendment.
read the Iver Parish Council's Petition, click
here. (76KB PDF file)
picture taken at Westminster after delivering their
petitions shows left to right:
Carol Gibson (Colne Valley Park CIC),
Jilly Jordan (Bangors Road South Residents Group), Cllr. Paul
Griffin (Iver Traffic Action Group),
Mayling (Iver Heath Residents Association)
Cllr Wendy Matthews (Iver Parish Council).
Petitions are being presented by Buckinghamshire County Council,
South Bucks District Council,
Park Residents Association and Slough
information event on the proposal was recently held in Iver
Village Hall and at East Berkshire College, Langley.
read Slough Borough Council's Petition,
here ( 197KB PDF file)
read Iver Heath Residents Association's Petition,
here ( 227KB PDF file)
read Bangors Road South Residents Association's Petition,
here ( 217KB PDF file)
read Colne Valley Park's Petition, click
here ( 68.3KB PDF file)
Parish Council has a supply of 30mph stickers to put on
the side of your wheelie bin to remind passing traffic to
adhere to the speed limit. Collect one at the Council
Office in Chequers Orchard or ask a parish councillor to
get you one.
note they should be on the side of the bin, not obscuring
the South Bucks Council crest.
Iver Heath Residents Association organize litter picking in
Iver Heath on the first Saturday of every month.
click here for details.
Studios Development Phase 1
with South Bucks District Council, a community liaison
group has been set up comprising representatives of local
residents, councils, businesses and other stakeholders, which
will encourage and maintain dialogue between Pinewood Studios
and local residents. Click
here to go to the Pinewood Studios website for more
have also been released with details of traffic movements
etc. in connection with the new development at Pinewood Studios.
The main contractors, McAlpine,
are issuing windscreen tickets to all their contractors subcontractors
and regular site visitors which they must display in order
to enter the site. These show the routes to the site
that must be taken. They will also be briefed on these at
the time of letting contracts.
here to view the windscreen sticker
will note that Pinewood Green is a no-go area and if residents
see vehicles with the sticker travelling through the area
please get the registration numbers and let the Parish Council
or McAlpine know and they will deal with it.
They have a system of yellow and red cards and will ban
persistent offenders from the site. They also want to be
alerted if anyone with the sticker is seen parking inconsiderately
at the Thornbridge Road shops. There are set HGV routes
to the site as shown which also avoid any traffic travelling
through Richings Park, Iver Village or Wood Lane.
Again if any HGVs with the stickers as seen in these areas,
then residents should report it.
HOTLINE is 07581002957
Coffee Mornings 2015.
Dates for the rest of 2016 have been announced. click
here for more details.
Senior residents of Iver, Iver Heath or Richings Park are
welcome to attend.
Advice Network launched in Iver.
here for details
recent decisions of the Council.
COUNCIL SUPPORT FOR YOUTH WORK and/or SENIOR CITIZEN INITIATIVES
Council has set aside some funding for short term worthwhile
projects which serve to provide activities for either the
youth of the area, or for projects from which senior citizens
of the area might benefit. Applications are sought from
bona fide organisations who believe they can provide for either
of these groups of people.
there are no prescriptive parameters for what these projects
might be, a useful guide as to suitability for funding could
be obtained by viewing the council's ‘Grant Awarding' policy
council has now completed its work to update all parish streetlights
to LED bulbs. The council appreciates there are mixed views
regarding these new lights, with some people preferring the
softer light and others not happy with the spread of the beam.
The council will continue to investigate further improvements
in terms of different reflectors (if suitable).
them or hate them, there are additional benefits to everyone.
For those who are interested in cutting power consumption,
and thus CO2 emissions/carbon footprint, the power usage is
now reduced from 136,026 kilowatt hours to only 22,230 kilowatt
has to be good from an environmental perspective, and for
council budgets! (Less than an eighth of the electricity used)
Alzheimer's Society is looking for volunteers to help support
the new Iver Dementia Café which meets on the second
Tuesday of each month in the Sports Centre at the Evreham
Centre from 2pm to 4pm..
you are interested in volunteering please contact Sara Uren
Volunteering Officer on 0118 9596482
you would like to come along please ring our Beaconsfield
office on 01494 670909 for more information.
Street light faults.
reminder that when you report street light faults, we need
both the PC number from the lamp post in question plus the
numbers are not unique within the parish, just unique in that
services in Iver Parish.
service, route 7, links Slough with Uxbridge via George Green
and Iver Heath.
58 links Slough with Uxbridge via Langley, Iver village and
see the timetable for
route 7, click here.
see the timetable for
route 58, click here.
you for supporting the route 58 Sunday
service. This service is continuing for the rest
of the year (including Bank holidays) thanks to the financial
support of the Parish Council and Bucks County Council working
in partnership with First Buses.
the Sunday route 58 timetable click
583 links Slough, Langley, Richings Park, Iver and Uxbridge.
the new timetable, click
you know you can view planning applications online?
the Annual Return for 2014
- 2015 click
here ( 254 KB pdf file )
earlier years - click
is the body that represents local opinion. We are consulted on
all planning proposals and have regular requests for opinions
on a variety of matters such as footpaths, licensing and street
collections, road safety, library services, ancient monuments
addition we are responsible for some areas of common land including
Iver Heath Fields, Swan Meadows in Iver, Hardings Row Nature Reserve,
St Leonard's Mound in Richings Park, a footpath in Pinewood Green,
2 recreation grounds, sports pavilions at Iver and Iver Heath,
2 children's playgrounds, local street lighting, allotments, bus
shelters, parish notice boards, seats and litter/dog bins.
also give grants to a number of local organisations and provide
hanging baskets in our shopping areas in the summer and lights
Parish Council and Committee meetings are open to the public and
we are required by law to hold an annual Parish meeting at which
anything can be discussed. There are 14 Parish Councillors who
try to represent local opinion but we welcome comments from anyone
attending these meetings.
read the .
Annual Report at the AGM 2014 click
188KB pdf file)
Report of Iver Parish Council for 2012-2013
click here (325
KB pdf file)
Report of Iver Parish Council for 2011-2012
here (426 KB pdf file)
Parish Council obtained Quality Council Status in 2007. This is
a Government initiative to recognise Town and Parish Councils
who have proven that they are competent and professionally managed.
This is important in raising the standing of Town and Parish Councils
so that the voice of local communities can be heard more strongly.
Your Parish Council will seek to promote the interests of Iver
in every way we can and this award can only help.
Parish Council has an Action Plan which was derived from a questionnaire
which was sent to all residents of the parish in July 2002.
To view progress on the plan click The
Iver Parish Action Plan. (1.96MB pdf file) We are
currently re-appraising the Plan and a mini survey has been undertaken.
here to see Staff Structure
telephone number of IPC is:
01753 655331 office hours (answerphone out of office hours)
our address is:
63 Chequers Orchard,
Bucks. SL0 9NJ.
council also pays half towards the cost of a Police Community
Support Officer (PCSO) in partnership with Thames Valley Police.
details of the Iver Local Area Forum of Bucks County
Parish Council is a founder member of the Colne Valley Park Community
here for their website. Click
here for 2014 the Forum Report.
Parish Council also has a Parish Guide. To view click
(opens in new window)
of Iver Village in the early 1800s by I. Hafsell.
information available from Iver
Parish Council under the Freedom of Information Act