Proposed Community Centre for Little Chalfont

Little Chalfont Parish Council regrets to announce that the appeal, against the planning decision not to allow the building of a new community centre, failed.

The appeal was first lodged in May 2019 but the original inspector resigned his post without completing his brief. A new inspector was appointed in February 2020 and his decision was received on 4th June. The inspector has placed much emphasis on the value of the green belt and ancient woodland in deciding to dismiss the appeal. However, limited costs have been awarded to the parish council as he has not upheld one of the reasons for refusal i.e. parking and highway matters.

The parish council will now decide how to proceed and will be discussing this at the next virtual council meeting on 24th June. Any further updates will be included in the parish council's section of the next Community Centre newsletter, due to be published next month.

Parish Council Newsletter

The newsletter is produced every six months and normally is delivered to all homes in the village. However, the present coronavirus restrictions prevent this from happening on this occasion and therefore it is being produced in digital form only. To view the newsletter click on this link: Parish Council Newsletter

Buckinghamshire Council Advice on Scamming

Doorstep scammers are taking advantage of the coronavirus emergency to con elderly and vulnerable people.
For more information please read Buckinghamshire Council Tips on Scams

Village Hall Closed

The parish council has reluctantly decided to close the village hall to all outside bookings until further notice.
The parish council staff will mostly be working at home. Emails will be answered as usual and telephone messages will receive a response as soon as possible.
We apologise for any inconvenience.

Waste Collection and Recycling Centres

- All waste collection servies including recyling and food are now back to normal. More information is available at this link: Changes to waste services.
- All Household Recycling Centres in Buckinghamshire are now open. Visitors will be asked to provide proof that they are Buckinghamshire residents. This could be a utility bill, your council tax bill or your driving licence. More information available at this link: Guidance and FAQs on visiting Recycling Centres.

Buckinghamshire Council Lift All Parking Charges and Restrictions

All council car park charges and on-street parking restrictions have been lifted from 26th March 2020 across Buckinghamshire.
The five existing councils have taken the unprecedented step to help support communities, key workers and volunteers during the Coronavirus outbreak.
The changes will mean all council car parks across the county will be completely free to use and all parking restrictions lifted. This includes parking on yellow lines, limited waiting areas and in pay and display bays. Residents permits will also be extended by a month. Restrictions on disabled parking will however remain in force.
For more information please read News from Buckinghamshire Council.