Wooburn & Bourne End Parish Council
Welcome to the newly upgraded Wooburn and Bourne End Parish Council website. Please note that the necessary move from our historical WDC-hosted website was delayed by the Lock down and we are still working on several areas which need to be updated or completed.
Corona virus – please follow the link below for latest advice and information
To comply with Government advice on social distancing and non-essential journeys, the Parish Council offices remain closed to the public until further notice.
The Cemetery - Is now open for visitors, however Social distancing rules must be strictly adhered to at all times.
Council meetings - We are planning to hold virtual Council meetings via the Zoom meeting platform for the foreseeable future which the public can attend. Meeting details will be published nearer the time.
Neighbourhood Development Plan
Prior to the implementation of the social distancing “lock down” we had planned to start a formal process of local consultation on the latest draft of the Neighbourhood Development Plan (NDP) and had sent out a leaflet to notify residents of this. It appears the leaflet was delivered late and this caused some confusion for which we apologise. Due to the "lock down" we where unable to comply with a condition of the process - we are therefore continuing with the consultation on an informal basis... All comments will be reviewed and if they should result in any changes these will be incorporated in a Fourth Draft which will become the pre-submission draft to the Planning Authority. We encourage Residents to read the draft NDP which can be found on the webpage tab above.
Parish Council – ongoing operations and activities
Please note that we continue to be contactable by both phone and email.
Telephone: 01628 522827
Sapper’s field sinkhole
The field remains closed to the public as the sinkhole which appeared back in February 2020, quickly grew to a diameter of 60 feet wide by 140 feet deep and is an ongoing issue. We have been seeking expert advice to survey the sinkhole to advise options to mitigate any dangers and to survey the whole field, as there is a risk there may be others. In the meantime, we would ask the public to respect the signage and stay out of the field as we do not know if the sinkhole is stable or whether other parts of the field are safe. More details of the reports we have recieved can be found under the above News tab.
PLEASE NOTE : As a result of the timing of "going to press", the attached Parish Guide brochure, on page 13, mentions our previous MP's name. Our new MP is Joy Morrissey contactable via...firstname.lastname@example.org