Change in cardboard recycling collections in South Bucks area

25th August 2021

Recycling cardboard is about to get even easier for residents living in the South Bucks area as they will no longer need to separate their paper and cardboard into two separate containers.

Residents are being asked to put both into a new 44L recycling box which will start being delivered to homes across the South Bucks area from Tuesday 31 August, with deliveries expected to be completed within a few weeks.

Buckinghamshire Council wants residents to start using their new recycling box for both paper and card, as soon as it arrives.

A leaflet will be delivered inside the box explaining what items should and shouldn’t be put into the box for recycling. For example, food contaminated paper/cardboard, such as pizza boxes, kitchen paper and paper towels should all go straight into the general rubbish.

From Monday 1 November, blue-lidded bins containing cardboard, will no longer be emptied.

In the case of larger items which cannot fit into the box, they can be folded down and flattened and left beside the box for collection, or be taken directly to one of the local Household Recycling Centres.

The new box will continue to be collected alongside the blue-lidded bin (recycling week), and can contain cereal boxes, catalogues, envelopes, junk mail, magazines, newspaper, office paper, yellow pages, greeting cards (plain card only, no glitter), cardboard packaging, including boxes, egg boxes and kitchen/toilet rolls holders.

Peter Strachan, Cabinet Member for Climate Change and Environment, said:

“We’re really lucky in Buckinghamshire, our residents are great at recycling and go to a lot of effort to make sure the correct items are put in the correct bins.

“We hope that this small change will make recycling even quicker and easier for those in South Bucks. It will also align the service we provide residents across the southern areas of Buckinghamshire which will all be collected by the same contractor from 1 November.

“I’d like to stress that from that date, blue-lidded bins won’t be collected if they contain cardboard, so please, don’t get caught out.

“If you’re not sure which item goes into which container, we have a really helpful online ‘waste wizard’ tool. You simply type in what you need to dispose of, and it will tell you how and where to do it. It’s available on our website at: recycleforbuckinghamshire.co.uk/waste-wizard.”

You can check your recycling and rubbish collection days on the Council’s website at: buckinghamshire.gov.uk

FURTHER WORKS INFORMATION  City Road, Radnage

16th July 2021 –

FURTHER WORKS INFORMATION 
City Road, Radnage

Work will take place tomorrow morning (Saturday) from 7:30am on City Road, Radnage and it is expected that the road will reopen to traffic around lunchtime.

There will be a 20mph speed limit in place for the next couple of weeks, this helps to keep vehicle speeds down and assists with embedding the chippings.

Following a final sweep in 7 – 14 days we will reinstate all road markings.

Highway Maintenance road treatment, City Road, Radnage

City Road, Radnage
Transport for Buckinghamshire will be undertaking highway maintenance road treatment works to the carriageway at City Road, Radnage as part of the 2021 Surface Dressing Programme.
The surface dressing is expected to take place during week commencing 12th July and is currently planned to take place between Sunday 18th and Monday 19th July. The work will be carried out utilising a daytime road closure in operation between 07:00hrs and 19:00hrs.
Please be aware that works of this nature are extremely weather dependant and the material cannot be applied in cold or wet conditions therefore work may be
subject to disruption due to inclement weather
Advance information signs will be placed on site ahead of the work.
If the works are delayed due to weather or any other unforeseen circumstances, the advance information signs on site will be updated to reflect any change in dates.
Surface dressing is a quick process and we anticipate the work will take no longer than ½ day to complete.
Once the surface dressing treatment is underway it will not be possible to drive on the road for a short time.
Every effort will be made to maintain access for residents, although there will inevitably be some delay as the road treatment works pass your property, and we apologise for any inconvenience this may cause. Access will be maintained, if required, for blue light vehicles.
It is vital that we ask that whilst works are being undertaken that vehicles are not parked on the road and/or footway, as this would obviously cause an obstruction and prevent the necessary works from being carried out in their entirety.
Information about our weekly programme of work can be found on our website at
www.buckinghamshire.gov.uk where you will also find a CONTACT US form, or alternatively you can call 01296 382416 and one of my colleagues will be able to pass your enquiry through to me.
We actively use feedback to improve delivery of our schemes and would be grateful if you would complete a short customer satisfaction survey online once these works are complete via this web address:
https://bit.ly/3jzkMnS
Kind regards,
Mary McElhinney
Schemes Delivery coordinator

Benefice Services on Sunday 27th June

Eucharist service Sunday 27th June at 11am at St Botolph’s, Bradenham

Please book a place in advance by telephoning 01494 261744 (answerphone service) or emailing admin@westwycombebenefice.org.uk

Church at Home this coming Sunday 27th June at 9:30am

Here is the Zoom link you will need to join us – looking forward to seeing you!

https://zoom.us/j/2449605630?pwd=WTRjSmJocEwwdGJKTzVjcjNHRlhlUT09

Meeting ID: 244 960 5630

Passcode: 12345

Some tips for joining via Zoom:

  • You will be ‘muted’ throughout the service but will be able to all talk to each other at the end. Please unmute yourselves after the final blessing if you want to chat.
  • For best viewing select ‘Speaker View’ after clicking the ‘View’ icon in the top right-hand corner of your screen – this will allow you to see the slides or the priest speaking in a larger window

Drop-in vaccination clinics for Stoke Mandeville and Burnham this Saturday (19 June)

16 June 2021
 
More drop-in clinics are running at Stoke Mandeville Stadium and Burnham this weekend, giving eligible members of the public the chance to get their first or second AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine without a pre-booked appointment.

  • The Stoke Mandeville Stadium clinic will be open on Saturday, 19 June, from 9am to 1pm (please note – there will not be a drop-in clinic on Friday, 18 June, but pre-booked appointments only).
  • The Burnham Health Centre clinic, in Minniecroft Rd, SL1 7DE, will also be open on Saturday, 19 June, from 2pm to 4pm.

Whether you are a permanent Bucks resident or not, anyone aged over 40 who has not yet had their first vaccine, or those over 18 who need their second jab, can attend.

All you need is your name, date of birth and NHS number. You can find your NHS number online at: https://www.nhs.uk/nhs-services/online-services/find-nhs-number/

If you can’t find your NHS number in advance, don’t worry – you can still be vaccinated, your appointment may just take a little longer.

It’s really important to get your second dose of COVID-19 vaccine to receive the maximum protection possible. Find out more here: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/coronavirus-vaccination/coronavirus-vaccine

Dr Raj Bajwa, GP and Chair of NHS Buckinghamshire Clinical Commissioning Group said: “It is really important for as many eligible people as possible to get their COVID vaccination as soon as they can. This is the best way we can protect ourselves and those around us from the emerging variants and get back to a more normal way of life.

“We are really pleased to be able to offer these drop-in clinics to make it as easy as possible for eligible people to get their jab. We are very grateful to the vaccination teams and volunteers for their tremendous work in arranging these for patients across Buckinghamshire.”

These drop-in clinics are run by GP teams and are concentrating on people aged 40 and over who have not had their first jab, or anyone who can now have their second dose of the AstraZeneca vaccine.