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WELCOME TO ASPLEY HEATH

Welcome to our new website.  We are still working to add information on to our site.  If you have any photos of the Parish and would like to share them on the website then please send to the Clerk via

clerk@aspleyheath.org.uk

NEXT PARISH COUNCIL MEETING

Weds 24th November 2021 - 8pm 

This and future meetings in 2021 will be held at the Methodist Church Hall, High Street, Woburn Sands. 

Residents are very welcome to attend.  Social distancing will be in place (if required) and hand sanitizer available.

WEBSITE ACCESSIBILITY

We have been working towards making our website accessible to all.  We regularly assess our website.

If you have any problems accessing any part of our website please contwct the Clerk who will endeavour to correct the issues: clerk@aspleyheath.org.uk

Our latest certificate to show our accessibility access rate can be seen here.

ANNUAL GOVERNANCE AND ACCOUNTABILITY RETURN 2020/21

The following documents are available to view here:

  • Certificate of Exemption

  • Annual Internal Audit Report

  • Annual Governance Statement

  • Accounting Statements 

  • Analysis of variances

  • Notice of the period for the exercise of public rights (1st July - 11th August)

The bank reconciliation can be found here.

The Insurance Public Liability Certificate can be found here.

 

PARISH PRIORITIES UPDATE

Latest Updates on Aspley Heath Priorities

ASPLEY WOODS

The Parish Council is meeting with the  Bedford Estate, Greensand Trust and Central Beds Council to discuss various issues within the woods.  We are aware of the increased usage and the problems this is causing.  If you have any concerns please contact the Clerk.

CAR PARK SURFACE

The car park surface and the surrounding area at the top of Church Road has now been repaired by Central Beds Council.   We are now awaiting CBC to install the log posts to mark out the parking bays.

HARDWICK ROAD

We are in communication with MK Council to inform them of the increasing problems with traffic, speeding and parking. Residents concerns over safety is paramount.  MK Council have said they will re-paint the yellow lines.

SPEEDING AND PARKING THROUGHOUT THE PARISH

This has been an increasingly worsening issue throughout the parish.

With the present lock down matters have been exacerbated. With no other forms of social or leisure outlets people have been coming to the woods en mass.

Hopefully once lockdown is lifted the number of visitors will be somewhat diluted.

But with MK expanding and more people realising how lovely it is to walk in our woods, numbers will increase and we need to think of ways to make this safer and more tenable for local residents and visitors.

We have a new Speedwatch team and 

Lynn Roberts is the new co ordinator.

The speeding and parking survey has been completed and a copy of the results can be found here:

Parking and Traffic Survey Results

We will continue to press for action on all these matters.
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Bishops Walk

Central Beds Council have now repaired Bishops Walk footpath

 
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PARISH COUNCIL MEETINGS 2021

Meetings from September will take place in the Woburn Sands Methodist Church Hall, High Street, Woburn Sands  (entrance in Chapel Road)

                        

                        Wednesday 29th Sep

                        Wednesday 20th Oct

                        Wednesday 24th Nov

Dates for 2022 Meetings will be set at the next Parish Council meeting.