• HS2 train

    HS2 pleas ignored

    October 11, 2019

    Buckinghamshire County Council has been liaising with HS2 Ltd and its contractors for the past 14 months to try to ensure that disruption from the traffic management system during construction works is minimised. However, owing to the timing of the Oakervee HS2 review, the county council formally asked HS2 Ltd to cease the works at […]

  • An AVDC taxi plate

    Taxi crackdown

    September 18, 2019

    A  joint operation to enforce taxi safety has been undertaken by Aylesbury Vale District Council Taxi Licensing team and Thames Valley police. As a result, two private hire vehicles were suspended for vehicle defects. Drivers were also issued penalty points against their private hire drivers’ licences and other drivers were issued Fixed Penalty Notices by […]

  • Sibley's Coppice at Great Missenden (picture by Mark King)

    Woodlands reprieved

    September 17, 2019

    Aylesbury Vale District Council has welcomed yesterday’s announcement by Transport Secretary, The Rt Hon Grant Shapps MP, that HS2 Ltd should stop all ancient woodland clearances during the Oakervee review – unless they are absolutely necessary to avoid major cost and schedule impacts. Council leader Angela Macpherson, said: ‘While welcoming the statement we have to […]

  • Steam  loco cavalcade at Page's Park, Chaloner leading. 30/09/17.

    Celebrations on track

    September 13, 2019

    It’s full steam ahead for Leighton Buzzard Railway’s centenary gala next month. November 1919 saw the first trains run on what was then called the Leighton Buzzard Light Railway. To celebrate this milestone, a weekend of celebrations will be held on Saturday and Sunday 5 and 6 October. There will be eight passenger departures on which to […]

  • Mark Shaw and Kevin Allen look over the plans

    Resurfacing delayed

    August 23, 2019

    The installation of a low noise surface on Wendover bypass will be slightly delayed, Buckinghamshire County Council has announced. Work on the new £1.51 million surface, funded by HS2 as mitigation for the extra noise generated by construction traffic using the road, was due to start in the August bank holiday week. However, issues relating to the availability […]