What is the role of the Parish Council? The Parish Council is responsible for the following:
- Burnham Park Hall: the Parish Council owns Burnham Park Hall, the running and maintenance of which is administered overall by the Parish Office. Contact the Operations Manager on 01628 550 380.
- Community project support: the Parish Council supports village events, organisations and charities that the council consider essential or beneficial to the community. Examples include the Donkey Derby, the Carnival and the Christmas Fayre. Contact the Parish Office on 01628 661 381.
- Grass cutting: the maintenance of the parks (Burnham Park and George Pitcher) is carried out by the Parish Council. However the maintenance of the roadside hedges & the grass and all the footpaths is the responsibility of Bucks County Council. Please contact the Parish Office on 01628- 661381, who will pass on your concerns.
- Open spaces, Burnham Park and George Pitcher Memorial Ground: the Parish Council maintains Burnham Park green, large park area behind Burnham Park Hall and the George Pitcher football grounds with the Pavilion building. The Cherry Orchard is an open space for a pleasant walk, located behind the George Pitcher pavilion. Contact the Parish Office on 01628 661 381.
- Play areas in Stomp Road, St Peter’s Close and Hag Hill Lane: we maintain the above play areas within the village. The Hag Hill Lane play area is scheduled to complete refurbishment in 2014.Contact the Parish Office on 01628 661 381.
- Safeguarding: we work with the Police to safeguard the village against crime, vandalism and anti-social behaviour.
- Seats, benches and bus shelters: the Parish Council maintains the seats, benches and bus shelters within the village. Contact the Parish Office on 01628 661 381.
- Toilets in the High Street: these are owned by South Bucks District Council but leased to the Parish Council. If there is a problem with cleanliness etc, contact the Parish Office on 01628 661 381
- Trees: trees in the parks and on the Parish property are our responsibility. Contact the Parish Office on 01628 661 381.
- Youth Project: the Parish Council supports Burnham Youth Centre to ensure that the youth of the village have a facility of their own.
- Website: the Parish Council ensures that the Parish Council website is kept up to date and amended as and when necessary. Contact the Parish Office on 01628 661 381.
What is the role of South Bucks District Council?
- Car parks: the off-street car parks at Jennery Lane, Summers Road and Neville Court are the responsibility of South Bucks District Council (Environment Team) on 01895 837 200 or firstname.lastname@example.org
- Council tax: the Parish Council sets the Parish Council portion of the council tax (the 'precept') that is collected by South Bucks District Council on 01895 837 200.
- Litter: if the litter is in any of the Parish premises like the parks, then contact the Parish Office on 01628 661 381. If the litter is uncollected dog’s mess, then contact South Bucks District Council (Environment Team) on 01895 837 200 or email@example.com.
- Planning: the Parish Council act as statutory consultee to South Bucks District Council on all planning applications for building within the Parish. We also communicate with Bucks County Council on matters of concern about the public highways, particularly local areas of damage. Contact the Parish Office on 01628 661 381.
What is the role of Bucks County Council?
- Car parking Tickets: the on-street parking tickets in the High Street are no longer the responsibility of the Police but are now administered by Bucks County Council. If you are unfortunate enough to be given a ticket, there will be a number on the ticket for your complaint or appeal.
- Drains: if you notice any problems with drainage problems on the Highways, then contact Transport for Bucks 0845 230 2882 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Footpaths: the Parish Council oversee the footpaths and bridleways in the Parish and ensure that they are kept clear of obstructions. Contact the Parish Office on 01628 661 381. If you have other concerns about the footpaths, then contact the Rights of Way team at Bucks CC on 01296 395 000.
- Fly-posting: if you see this on a verge or a lamp post please contact Transport for Bucks 0845 230 2882 or email@example.com or the Parish Office on 01628 661 381.
- Fly-tipping: if you see any illegally dumped rubbish, please report it by phone on 0845 330 1856 or directly by clicking here
- Potholes: potholes are rated in different categories and only Category One potholes will be repaired as priority. It is up to Bucks CC to monitor the holes, once the holes have been notified to Transport for Bucks 0845 230 2882 or firstname.lastname@example.org
- Street lighting: the Parish Council pays for the contractual maintenance and energy costs of the 400 streetlights in the village but Bucks County Council own and maintain all the others. Please record the number on the lamp post before you contact the Parish Office on 01628 661 381.
- Traffic Calming: Bucks CC are responsible for road safety but the Parish is committed to doing what it can to notify Bucks CC of local issues. The Parish has acquired a Moveable Vehicle Activated Sign for use in four locations (1) Dropmore road near Fairfield Road at the approach to the village (2) Dropmore Road either side of Dropmore Infant school (3) Lent Rise Road going down towards the roundabout (4) Hogfair Lane near the Grammar School. Contact the Parish Office on 01628 661 381.
- Vegetation: overgrown vegetation on the side of the roads is the responsibility of Bucks CC itself or to request the land owner to take action. Contact Transport for Bucks on 0845 230 2882 or email@example.com
Are you still not sure who is responsible? You can locate and describe the problem by street or postcode search to the ‘FixMyStreet’ website and it will be forwarded to the appropriate Council.