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.
The perimeter and fencing have been repaired and pathways improved. The lillies have been cleared back and some erosion and banking issues fixed. In the future we will be looking at water level consistency and water quality to improve biodiversity
The Council is working hard to get the best possible outcome for Wendover both during and after the HS2 construction period. We work closely with the Wendover HS2 Mitigation Action Group to achieve this.
Canal Tow Path
The Wendover stretch of the canal tow path has now been upgraded in Autumn 2023 and the Council will look at how this path can continue to be maintained.
Sustainability and Climate Action Wendover (CLAW)
The Council is working to reduce it's carbon footprint and help improve the environment and biodiversity within Wendover. We work in partnership with CLAW in their ambition to plant trees and develop the Wendover Wildbelt with fruit trees and bushes that can be foraged by the local community.
Transport and Traffic
Traffic in and around Wendover is an emotive and complex issue. The current priorities are:
Speeding on South Street - we have been collecting speeding data from the road and are seeking appropriate mitigations for speeds of up to 80mph in the 30mph zone.
Traffic in and around the School - working with the schools to change behaviours and implement change