PC Annual Governance and Accountability Report published
Each year the smaller authority prepares an Annual Governance and Accountability Return (AGAR). The AGAR has been published on this website. It will not be reviewed by the appointed auditor, since the smaller authority has certified itself as exempt from the appointed auditor’s review.
Any person interested has the right to inspect and make copies of the AGAR, the accounting records for the financial year to which it relates and all books, deeds, contracts, bills, vouchers, receipts and other documents relating to those records must be made available for inspection by any person interested. Closing date Friday 22nd July 2022.
All the reports can be found here .
Swanbourne Parish Council Annual General Meeting 18th May.
Parish Assembly 25th May
The 2022 Parish Assembly is on Wednesday 25th May in the Village Hall, 6.30pm for 7pm start
Note about our Village Precept*
Due to inflation, to increased costs and to the areas that require funding over the next 12 months the Parish Council has agreed to increase the precept for year 2022-23. Further detail will be published within the Council minutes.
There was no increase to the Village Precept in 2021/22.
Particular areas that will benefit from the precept over the coming year are street lighting, work to the village grass and verges and addressing the speeding issues. The Council is grateful to villagers who have highlighted areas that require attention.
*The precept is the money paid by residents (as part of Council Tax) to provide funds for necessary village maintenance, repairs and improvements, both routine (eg dog waste collection, and playing field maintenance), and exceptional (eg the extensive repairs to the New Walk footpath).
Notice of likely Parish Council Precept increase
The precept is the Parish Council's share of Council Tax; the Parish Council uses this money for the direct benefit of our village.
The Parish Council will be requesting a modest increase - likely to be in the region of 5% - for tax year 2022/23. This is largely due to rising inflation.
Parking on Mursley Road - please keep the pavements clear and park on the road
Parking on the road slows traffic, is safer and is considerate:
- Keeping pavements clear for walkers , pushchairs and wheelchairs makes access easier, and will keep us all safe
-Parking on the road is likely to slow traffic down which will make Swanbourne safer and more quiet.
Let's all encourage our guests and neighbours do the same.
Planning for the Queen's platinum jubilee celebrations
The Parish Council is setting up a cross village working party for ideas on how Swanbourne can celebrate Her Majesty the Queen's platinum jubilee in 2022. Further details to follow
Track Swanbourne Planning Applications
See new planning applications affecting the village, progress of existing applications and final outcomes with archive.
To see the tracker go to: https://www.swanbourneparishcouncil.co.uk/planning-applications
Automated External Defibrillator (AED)
A new Automated External Defibrillator has been secured for Swanbourne by Dr Caroline Walker
This public access defibrillator and a cabinet have been kindly funded in full through a government funded BHF grant. The defibrillator will be located on the outside of the Village Hall to be accessible 24 hours a day.
The defibrillator is a portable device that can be used by a member of the public to help restart the heart when someone has a cardiac arrest. This is when the heart stops pumping blood around the body and they lose consciousness almost at once. For every minute that passes without defibrillation and CPR, chances of survival decrease by around ten per cent.It is therefore imperative local people know both of these vital steps to help someone in an emergency.
The defibrillator is located on the outside wall of the Village Hall.
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Welcome to the new Swanbourne Parish Council Website
With a fresh new design and extra
features, the website is the hub for Swanbourne information and news.
Message from the new Buckinghamshire Ward Councillors
We are delighted to announce that we have been elected as unitary councillors for the Great Brickhill Ward, of which Swanbourne Parish is a part.
As we made clear during our campaigning, we are keen to actively support your residents and the Parish Council.
The Great Brickhill ward covers a wide area, so we believe the best way of serving you is for one of us to act as the primary contact for most day-to-day matters.
We should emphasise that all three of us are accessible, as and when required on major issues, providing the weight of the full team. We will also engage our Member of Parliament when required.
We hope that you will find this a useful arrangement and we look forward to serving you over the next four years.