7/4/22 Update from the Vice Chairman
Just to keep you up to date with what is going on at the Kings. The short answer – Nothing! The situation remains unchanged, the Parish Council is still in contact with the relevant people, and as soon as there is something to report we will do so. It has been suggested that we shift the fencing adjacent to the estate agents and the pharmacy to provide a walkway. We have been told, quite clearly, that this is not on – the scaffolding at the West end of the hotel surrounds the part of the building that has already collapsed, and until that is resolved, the fencing stays.
At yesterday’s Parish Council meeting, we discussed the access to the pharmacy. The ‘footpath’ that people are using to get to the pharmacy has become very muddy and slippery – use it at your own risk! We are currently exploring alternative options but for now ... The situation is complicated by the drivers who park on the footpath in Church Street while visiting the pharmacy – please don’t! It is illegal in the first place and makes things even more difficult for the disabled and infirm seeking access to the pharmacy. Car parking in the village has always been difficult – we understand and accept that, but please bear this issue in mind. There is public parking available at the rear of Memorial Hall.
Grass cutting round the village is again under way – please make things easier for the machinery by avoiding littering. We have decided to enter the Bucks Best Kept Village competition again. The inspectors ignore things like the state of the Hotel, taking the view that ‘stuff happens’!
The Parish Council meeting on Wednesday 4th May is the Annual General Meeting, and on Wednesday 11th May we will have the Annual Parish Meeting, where we hear reports from the various organisations that help to make the Parish a pleasant place to live. Longburrow Hall at 7.30pm – do please come along.
Cllr M Penny
Vice Chairman, Stokenchurch Parish Council