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Golden Ball on the Church of St Lawrence in West Wycombe
Church Lane West Wycombe
Entrance to the Church Room Clock, West Wycombe
West Wycombe House
West Wycombe School
Chorley Road, West Wycombe
High Street, West Wycombe. Looking West
High Street, West Wycombe, Opposite entrance to St Paul's Church, West Wycombe
Hellfire Caves Entrance, West Wycombe
High Street, West Wycombe. Looking East
High Street, West Wycmobe, Looking West
The Dashwood Mauseleum on the hill overlooking West Wycombe
Golden Ball on the Church of St Lawrence in West Wycombe
Church Lane West Wycombe
Entrance to the Church Room Clock, West Wycombe
West Wycombe House
West Wycombe School
Chorley Road, West Wycombe
High Street, West Wycombe. Looking West
High Street, West Wycombe, Opposite entrance to St Paul's Church, West Wycombe
Hellfire Caves Entrance, West Wycombe
High Street, West Wycombe. Looking East
High Street, West Wycmobe, Looking West
The Dashwood Mauseleum on the hill overlooking West Wycombe

Welcome to the website of the
West Wycombe Parish Council

 

West Wycombe is a small village situated on the A40 three miles west of High Wycombe in the Chiltern Hills of Buckinghamshire and is the central point of the Civil Parish of West Wycombe. The Parish extends from Chapel Lane in the East to the boundary of Bradenham Parish on the A4010 and the boundary of Piddington Parish on the A40. It has a population of approxiately 1,300 adults plus children.

The Parish is a mix of urban and rural residential properties, working farms and local businesses. As you travel from High Wycombe to West Wycombe the Golden Ball of the church of St Lawrence and the Dashwood Mausoleum are visually impressive landmarks overlooking the parish and visually dominating the village and local landscape for miles.

Once you reach the Pedestal Roundabout on the A40 you can travel along the A4010 through the Chilterns towards Aylesbury or continue on the A40 through the village of West Wycombe and the fields owned by West Wycombe Estate towards either Stokenchurch and the M40 or the Chiltern village of Bledlow Ridge.

The historic village is largely owned by the National Trust and receives a large influx of tourists - being the site of West Wycombe Park, West Wycombe Caves, St Lawrence Church and the Mausoleum on top of West Wycombe Hill.

Although it is on the busy A40, the village centre retains much of its historical charm because it is mainly owned by the National Trust, and so has resisted modernisation.

West Wycombe Park, Hellfire Caves, Mausoleum and St Lawrence Church were all constructed in the mid-18th century by Sir Francis Dashwood, founder of the Dilettanti Society and co-founder of the notorious Hellfire Club.

The High Street has a number of 'old-fashioned' shops (in appearance at least), as well as three pubs, some small offices, a well-used Village Hall and St Paul's Church.

Just off the High Street is the village Combined School (ages 4–11).

 

Please scroll down the page to find the tabs to view the Accounts, Governance, Meetings, Planning and Services of West Wycombe Parish Council

High Street Footway Intrusion Feasilbility Study

Commencing 12th January for 4 weeks..

West Wycombe Parish Council High Street Feasibility Study

 

West Wycombe Parish Council has been seeking to address the issue of footway incursion by motor vehicles on the southern side of West Wycombe High Street. Transport for Buckinghamshire (TfB) have suggested three measures which they believe will address this issue, one of which is the implementation of a short stretch of double yellow lines on the north side of the High Street.

TfB have recommended a one-month trial parking suspension in the area identified, in order to monitor its effectiveness. The Parish Council has agreed to proceed with this; the stretch of road where parking will be suspended be reduced by approximately half for the latter two weeks of the trial.

Video data will be captured throughout the trial period, to enable TfB to assess the likely effectiveness of a permanent suspension of parking. TfB will present their findings to the Parish Council, who will then make a decision on how to proceed

The Parish Council recognises that residents and local businesses will not welcome any reduction in parking capacity; however, the issue we are trying to address is the safety of pedestrians.

The temporary parking suspension is currently planned to take effect from 12th January and run for a period of four weeks, and will be managed by TfB and their contractors.

Notice of Public Rights to Examine Accounts

Accounts may be examined by appointment between 13th June and 22nd July 2022

Notice to examine accounts for the year ended 31st March 2022

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West Wycombe High Street Pavement Incursion Report

The Parish Council was asked by local residents to look at ways of improving pedestrian safety as impatient drivers were often seen to mount and drive along the pavement . With a start delay caused by lockdown, the Parish Council instructed Transport for Bucks to carry out a feasibility study for which we would conrtibute 50% of the total cost of £6,000. Several onsite meetings with TfB officers and technicians were held prior to this taking place; this was to ensure they witnessed the issue for themselves but also understood the constraints. In early 2022 a trial was undertaken in order to produce suggestions, recommendations and a report for consideration.

We have now received the final report of that feasibility study and this can now be read below. We are also attaching the first document produced after our initial meetings as this clearly explains some of the issues which had to be considered.

The Parish Council accepts the report and is minded to pursue options 2,3 and 4 and we now have to look at funding and the consultation process.

Our aim is to improve the road safety of all pedestrianswhich was the original request.

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Defibrilator

Defibrillators

West Wycombe has three defibrillators located at the Village Hall, the Pavilion at the Pedestal Playing Field and at the entrance to the Churchyard on West Wycombe Hill.

Fault Reporting

Fault-Reporting

Please report pot holes, flooding, street lighting or path problems online or in an emergency call 01296 382416

Fly Tipping

Fly Tipping

Fly tipping polutes our landscape and is expensive to clear. Please report online or call 01296 480771

Planning

You can find all the latest planning applications in our Planning Section below which is updated every Monday.

 

Meetings, Agenda and Minutes 2022

Meetings start at 8pm

Members of the public are invited to attend and there is a session at the beginning of each meeting where questions can be asked and statements made. We look forward to seeing you.

Agendas and Minutes for previous meetings can be found in the Archive

 

13th January

Council
Agenda
Minutes

10th February

Council
Agenda
Minutes

10th March

Council
Agenda
Minutes

14th April

Council
Agenda
Minutes

28th April

Annual Parish Meeting
Agenda
Minutes

12th May

Annual Parish Council Meeting
Agenda
Minutes

12th May

Council
Agenda
Minutes

9th June

Council
Agenda
Minutes

14th July

Council
Agenda
Minutes

 

11th August

Council
Agenda
Minutes

 

8th September

Council
Agenda
Minutes

 

13th October

Council
Agenda
Minutes

 

10th November

Council
Agenda
Minutes

 

8th December

Council
Agenda
Minutes

 

 

Planning 2022

Older planning applications can be found in the Archive

 

22/06955/CTREE
19 And 21 High Street West Wycombe
Fell x 1 Cherry (T1), x 1 Pine (T2) and Rus Typhina (T3)

 

22/06966/CTREE
12 High Street West Wycombe
Fell to ground level x 1 Elder tree (blue dot) and x 1 Thuja Plicata (orage dot), crown lift to two metres and crown thin 30% reduction x 1 Apple tree (green dot), crown lift both to 2 metres, southern tree crown reduce height to 4m, Northern tree crown reduce height to 3m x 2 Apple (yellow) and crown lift by 2m, reduce height to 4.5m and 1.5m crown reduction x 1 Yew (purple dot)

 

22/06885/CTREE
The Rectory Church Lane West Wycombe
Raise low branches to approx 4.5m x 1 Walnut (T4) and remove x 1 Hawthorn (T6)

 

22/06019/FUL
The High Barn Bradenham Road West Wycombe
Householder application for creation of habitable rooms over existing garage and insertion of three dormer windows to the front

 

22/06020/LBC
The High Barn Bradenham Road West Wycombe
Listed Building application for creation of habitable rooms over existing garage and insertion of three dormer windows to the front

 

22/05995/FUL
The High Barn Bradenham Road West Wycombe
Construction of dwelling to replace the existing annex and associated alterations (gate retrospective)

 

22/06339/LBC
The High Barn Bradenham Road West Wycombe
Listed Building for construction of dwelling to replace the existing annex and associated alterations (gate retrospective)

 

22/06116/CTREE
The Dower House High Street West Wycombe
Crown reduce by up to 4 metres and crown lift low branches to 5m (removing secondary branches only) to 2 x Cherry

 

22/05557/FUL
Hill Cottage Church Lane West Wycombe
Householder application for construction of single storey side and rear extension and outhouse conversion and extension

 

22/05561/LBC
Hill Cottage Church Lane West Wycombe
Listed building application for construction of single storey side and rear extension and outhouse conversion and extension

 

22/05580/VCDN
[This application was varied again on 12th April but a new number has not been allocated by the Planning Authority]
391 West Wycombe Road High Wycombe
Variation of conditions 1 (plan numbers) attached to pp 21/07358/VCDN (Proposed demolition of existing detached dwelling and erection of 7 x 1 bed apartments with associated access, parking, and bin and cycle stores) to allow a small front extension to the ground floor flats and rearrangement of internal layouts to the ground floor and loft flats allow them to obtain space to become two bedroom flats, which improves the mix in the development

 

22/05351/FUL
Autumn House 11 Beechwood Road
Householder application for construction of single storey rear extension to replace existing conservatory

 

22/05199/ADRC
Chorley Farm House Bottom Road West Wycombe
Application for approval of details subject to Condition 6 (Insulation) of planning ref: 20/07237/LBC

 

22/05071/VCDN
Wyeside Park Farm Road High Wycombe
Variation of condition 2 (plan numbers) attached to PP 21/08009/FUL (Householder application for construction of roof extension incorporating habitable space within loft, including rear and side dormers and additional roof lights, part single storey, part two storey rear extension and fenestration alterations (alternative scheme to 21/07101/FUL and 21/05940)) to allow for extended left hand rear balcony which will improve the living conditions of the property

 

Services

 

Allotments

The allotments, located in Chorley Road, were developed at the request of residents in 2009.

The Parish Council was only able to provide these thanks to the generosity of Sir Edward Dashwood who leased the land to the Council for this purpose.

There are currently 25 full and half sized plots.

There is always a short waiting list so if you are interested in taking an allotment you should make contact with the Parish Clerk to have your name added to the list.

For details of fees and the Tenancy Agreement please visit the Governance Section above and photographs in the Gallery

 

Burial Ground

The Burial Ground is located in the centre of the village behind St Paul's Church.

The Burial Ground and the field beyond, were leased to the Parish Council by Sir Francis Dashwood for the purpose in 1987 and the terms of the lease state "Interments in this burial ground are only allowed for residents of the Civil Parish of West Wycombe, since its inception in 1987 and whose name is on the Civil Electoral Roll.

Current burial fees together with rules and regulations can be found in the Governance Section above and photographs in the Gallery

A full list of interments can be found on our Interments Page

 

Defibrillators

The Parish Council have defibrilators installed in the porch of the Village Hall in the centre of the village, on the pavilion in the Pedestal Playing Field and at the top of the hill adjacent to St. Lawrence Church.

 

Grass Cutting

The Parish Council is responsible for cutting the grass in the Burial Ground, Allotments and Pedestal Playground. Currently, as part of their lease, Dowley Dynamos are responsible for cutting the Pedestal Playing Field. There are other areas where the Parish Council is responsible and they are marked on the Grass Cutting Map produced by Buckinghamshire Council. All other areas of grass are the responsibility of Buckinghamshire Council

 

Pedestal Play Ground and Playing Field

The Play Area is officially closed because the Parish Council does not have the resources to comply with the Government's Requirements with regard to Covid-19.

Play In the 2008 Parish Plan questionnaire the residents of West Wycombe asked for a playground and the Parish Council put a three year plan in place.

Sir Edward Dashwood leased the Pedestal Playing Field to the Parish Council and money was raised through fete's and donations as well as a small increase in the Precept.

That three year plan was completed in 2012 and the children of West Wycombe now enjoy an entertaining and challeging play area

The West Wycombe Estate retains and is responsible for the Changing Rooms and the Parish Council has leased the open space to the Downley Dynamos on short term.

The facility has become so popular that it has been necessary to extend the small car park which, thanks to road works on the A40 and in liason with Buckinghamshire Council, has been covered with scalpings as have the allotment parking area.

There are photographs of the playground in the Gallery

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