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Deer in the Woods

Welcome to the Aspley Heath Parish Council website.

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WELCOME TO ASPLEY HEATH

 Parish Council Meeting - Wednesday 22nd May 2024

Woburn Sands Town Council offices, to the side of the Memorial Hall, High Street, Woburn Sands.

This meeting starts at 8pm.

Residents welcome!

The agenda can be found here.

Works to Sandy Lane (BOAT)

Please note a temporary closure has been made to Sandy Lane (BOAT) which links with Church Road at the entrance to the woods.

 The use of motorbikes and quad bikes on the byway will be illegal, therefore if photographs or other evidence are shown to the police, they can act on that evidence.

 

This notice came into force on 28th March and will initially last 18 months.   This interim closure will mean the gates will be locked and the surface repair work can take place.  These works have been ordered by Central Bedfordshire Council.

ANNUAL GOVERNANCE AND ACCOUNTABILITY RETURN 2022/23

The following documents are available to view below:

The bank reconciliation can be found here.

The external auditors are:

Mazars LLP

Limited Assurance Team

The Corner

Bank Chambers

26 Mosley Street

Newcastle upon Tyne  NE1 1DF
 

Tel: +44 (0)191 383 6348
local.councils@mazars.co.uk
www.mazars.co.uk

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 contact the Clerk who will endeavour to correct the issues: clerk@aspleyheath.org.uk

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 2024

Meetings take place in the Woburn SandsTown Council offices, next to the Memorial Hall, High Street, Woburn Sands

                        

 

         Wednesday 17th January

         Wednesday 28th February

         Wednesday 27th March

         THURSDAY 25th April - Annual Parish Meeting

         Wednesday 22nd May

         Wednesday 26th June

         Wednesday 17th July

         Wednesday 25th September

         Wednesday 23rd October

         Wednesday 27th November

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