NATIONAL INFRASTRUCTURE PROJECTS.
OUR AREA SEEMS TO HAVE BECOME A MAJOR FOCUS FOR MULTIPLE NATIONAL INFRASTRUCTURE PROJECTS ON TOP OF MAJOR LOCAL INITIATIVES.
After years of HS2 & EWR both working independently from the other and seemingly disregarding the cumulative effect of both of their projected traffic flows along the same construction routes to multiple depots in our area, they now seem willing to recognise the appalling consequences their activity may have on local quality of life.
Thanks to the perseverance of Cllr Macpherson of Buckinghamshire Council and the many local parish councils that will be affected, a Buckinghamshire HS2/EWR Working Group has been formed, comprising representatives of Buckinghamshire, police & local parish councils and, crucially, both HS2 & EWR are committed to engaging with it via a single point of contact for both projects.
The first meeting was held on 6th October and action notes are available. The next meeting is scheduled for 12 November when, hopefully, the many questions raised will be addressed in some way. If you have any comments use the Buckinghamshire web site or the contacts form on this web site.
In addition, our MP Greg Smith has written to the Chief Executive of HS2 Ltd condemning their "horrific behaviour" regarding consequences of HGV traffic & environment destruction. See the Notice Board on this web site.
UK POWER NETWORKS
Transport for Buckinghamshire
What Transport for Buckinghamshire does- Details of all our services can be found here
If you need to report a repair, you can do so using Fix My Street
If you think a defect is an emergency and dangerous;
- Call 01296 382416 (9am-5:30pm Mon-Thurs, 9am-5pm Friday)
- Call 01296 4866390 (out of hours and weekends)
Emergency repairs are made safe within 2 hours, with a permanent repair at a later date. Depending on the repair needed, other repairs are completed within either 2, 5 or 28 days.
Some repairs will be put on future planned works. Please be aware that not every defect requires repair.
Click here to watch a video regarding the successful resurfacing of Wendover Bypass. Click here to watch a video of one of our biggest, most collaborative and successful projects from 2019, the resurfacing of the Stoke Hammond Bypass
click here to watch a video regarding the 2019 improvements to our online reporting tool, Fix My Street.
What Transport for Buckinghamshire doesn't do
Thames Valley Police is responsible for:
- Abandoned vehicles
- Obstructive and dangerous parking
Private Landowners are responsible for:
- Trees on private land
- Illegal signs on private property boundary walls
- Unauthorised encampments on private land.
Utility Companies are responsible for:
- Damaged Utility covers
- Water leaks
- Gas leaks
Individual Developers are responsible for:
- Issues with development sites
- Un-adopted roads (roads not owned and maintained by TfB)
Buckinghamshire Council Transport Department is responsible for:
- Public Transport (buses, trains) - find more information by clicking here
Report a highways issue Roads, footways, traffic lights and street lights issues.
Report and track a rights of way issue Public footpaths, bridleways or byways issues.
Street Lighting Issues
The term “street lighting” encompasses lighting conforming to street light specifications. "Footpath lighting" refers to other ad hoc lighting not necessarily over footpaths. The Street Lighting Authority is Buckinghamshire Council and it has jurisdiction over all street lights and other associated items of illuminated street furniture provided on the public highway (whether or not adopted
by Buckinghamshire County Council), The Footpath Lighting Authority is Grendon Underwood Parish Council. Traffic signals and electrically operated vehicle
information signs are subject to different legislation.
Each category of road, street, footpath and cycle track has its own specific requirements which will
affect the level of lighting to be provided. To ensure that consistency in selecting the lighting levels
BC will use the standards as set out in the current British Standards for Road Lighting are, BS
5489 2003 and BS EN 13201 2003.