CURRENT PROJECTS

At any given time the Council will be working on several projects, details of which for the current year can be seen below.
An EMR is an Ear Marked Reserve, this is a pot of money that has been agreed to be spent on a particular project and has been 'reserved' for that purpose.  EMRs and larger projects are agreed when the annual budget is set, often projects will take more than one year to complete and so EMRs may be agreed to span several years.  A full list of current EMRs can be seen within the monthly income & expenditure reports which can be found here.  Any money left in an EMR after the project has been completed will be transferred back into the general reserves.
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Hampden Pond
The perimeter of the pond has some fencing and hedgerow/trees.  The damaged chain-link fencing has now been replaced with bow-top fencing and whips have been planted along the length of it. (Thank you Climate Action Wendover)
The fencing work, lily removal and tree thinning is now complete, for the first part of this year we will be looking to improve accessibility by working on the paths surrounding the pond. 
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Village Gates
There are four pairs of white wooden gates at the approach to Wendover Village.  The locations are, London Road, Aylesbury Road, Tring Road and Ellesborough Road.  Over a period of time, the wood on the gates has steadily deteriorated and despite the best attempts of the Groundsmen to repaint them they are rotten and beyond economic repair.
£15k was budgeted in 2020/21 in an EMR, however the project did not move forward. £15k has again been budgeted via an EMR for 2021/22.
UPDATE: Buckinghamshire Council have agreed to do these works at no cost to WPC, once the work has been done the EMR funds will be released back into the general reserves.
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HS2
The Council has a dedicated working group dealing with the council response to HS2 and pushing for a mined tunnel for Wendover.  Part of this process is continued lobbying of parliament, costs associated this and other HS2 costs can be seen at the bottom of the finance page under HS2 project cost (here.)
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Canal Tow Path
The Wendover stretch of the canal tow path is in desperate need of work, the project has now secured an outside grant, so work is now being done to finalise the details and timing for the refurbishment in conjunction with the Canal and Rivers Trust.  Wendover Parish Council will be contributing £25k towards this project.
UPDATE: A short section of the path has now had a temporary repair to ensure it remains safe over the winter months.
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CLAW Trees
Climate Action Wendover are working towards planting hundreds of new trees across Wendover, the council has set aside an EMR of £10k to assist with this project.
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Waste Bin Replacement
On 20th July 2021 the amenities committee agreed to proceed with replacing four concrete bins with 120 litre, 100% recycled Enviropol 100 bin. The total cost, including concrete bases, removal of old bins and new bins installed is £4484.24, which would be charged against the replacement bin EMR of £5k.
The new bins have now been installed at both Ashbrook Park and Witchell Meadow.

 
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Parking Review
Wendover Parish Council has commissioned Transport for Buckinghamshire (TfB) to undertake a parking review in the parish.  Consultations are now taking place to ask local residents and other their views on new parking controls.
The EMR for this project is £10k.
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Highway Trees
The original idea behind the Highway Trees project was that the Parish Council would look to adopt the existing highway trees from Buckinghamshire Council.  The money set aside for this would then be used to maintain and replace as required.  The adoption has not taken place and the trees are currently still the responsibility of Buckinghamshire Council. The dedicated EMR for this project is £10k.
UPDATE: We are now waiting for 16 new trees to be planted in locations around Wendover.
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Princess Mary Gate Signage
There are signifiant signage issues existing on the Prncess Mary Gate estate, including give way signs and priority signage.  Wendover Parish Council is working with Transport for Bucks to address these issues.
The EMR for this project is £1.5k and this budget was kindly donated by Cllr Steve Bowles.
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Clock Tower Wall and Fountain
It is proposed that the old wall adjacent to the Clock Tower is refurbished with consideration towards the installation of a suitable water fountain once the refurbishment is complete. The character of the wall will be maintained, and the project will feature around a ‘Plastic Free Wendover’ based on the use of refillable water bottles.  Quotes are currently being obtained for both repairing and rebuilding the wall and these will be discussed with the listed buildings office to decide the best way forward.
No funds currently allocated.
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Skate Park
The former skate park on London Road was removed in 2019 as the site was dangerous.  The working group are looking to create a new park in Wendover.
No funds currently allocated.
UPDATE: Funding is currently being sought