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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).

 

If you are not a user of Facebook you can catch up with all our latest news by scrolling down to our Facebook feed further down this page.

 

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

 

Guidance on using the Outdoor Gym Equipment

 

Notice of Exercise of Rights to View Accounts for the Financial Year 2023/24

Accounts may be examined by appointment between 3rd June and 12th July 2024

Notice to examine the accounts for the year ended 31st March 2024

High Street Footway Incursion Feasibility Study

 

West Wycombe Parish Council has been seeking to address the issue of footway incursion by motor vehicles on the West Wycombe High Street.

Transport for Buckinghamshire (TfB) have proposed measures which they believe will address this issue.

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.

 

You can view the proposals on

West Wycombe High Street Proposed Parking Restrictions

 

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Latest Reports

Defibrilator

Defibrillators

West Wycombe has three defibrillators located at the Village Hall, the Pavilion in 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.

 

Accounts

Please be aware that because some documents are produced by third parties they may not be Accessible.

The Localism Act (Transparency Code) requires Councils to publish their financial situation annually before 1st July, under the following headings:

 

2024/2025

Budget / Precept

 

2023/2024

Notice of Exercise of Public Rights
Explanation of Variances
AGAR (Pre-Audit)
Bank Reconciliation
Internal Audit Tests
Annual Accounts
Budget / Precept

 

2022/2023

Notice of Completion of Audit

AGAR (Post-Audit)

Notice of Exercise of Public Rights

AGAR (Pre-Audit)

Asset Register

Annual Accounts

Bank Reconciliation

Explanation of Variances

Internal Audit

Internal Audit Plan

Revised Budget (March 2022)

Budget / Precept

 
2021/2022

Notice of Completion of Audit

AGAR (Post Audit)

Notice of Exercise of Public Rights

AGAR (Pre-Audit) (Revised)

AGAR (Pre-Audit)

Asset Register

Annual Accounts

Bank Reconciliation

Explanation of Variances

Financial Report

Internal Audit Plan

Internal Audit Report

Budget/Precept

 

2020/2021

Notice of Completion of Audit

AGAR (post audit)

Notice of Exercise of Public Rights

AGAR (pre-audit)

Annual Accounts

Asset Register

Bank Reconciliation

Internal Audit Plan

Internal Audit Report

Budget/Precept

 
2019/2020

Notice of Completion of Audit

Notice of Exercise of Public Rights

AGAR (post audit)

AGAR (pre-audit)

Annual Accounts

Asset Register

Bank Reconciliation

Internal Audit Testing

Internal Audit Plan

Budget/Precept

 
2018/2019

Notice of Completion of Audit

Notice of Exercise of Public Rights

AGAR (post audit)

AGAR (pre-audit)

Annual Accounts

Asset Register

Bank Reconciliation

Internal Audit Testing

Variances

Budget/Precept

Meetings, Agenda and Minutes 2024

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

 

11th January - Agenda - Minutes

8th February - Agenda - Minutes

14th March - Agenda - Minutes

11th April - Agenda - Minutes

9th May - Annual Parish Council Meeting - Agenda -
9th May - Ordinary Meeting - Agenda -

23rd May - Annual Parish Meeting - Agenda -

13th June

11th July

8th August – if required

12th September

10th October

14th November

12th December

 

Planning 2024

Older planning applications can be found in the Archive

 

24/05817/FUL
361B & 361C West Wycombe Road High Wycombe
Raising of the existing ridge by 750mm to create loft conversion with new gabled end, flat dormer to the rear plus 2 x rooflights to the front elevation

 

24/05893/ADRC
Towerage Barn Toweridge Lane West Wycombe
Application for approval of details subject to Condition 06 (Insulation details) and partial approval to Condition 03 (Materials) of planning ref: 21/08230/LBC

 

24/05641/TPO
West Wycombe Conservation Area West Wycombe Park West Wycombe
Thin northern most stem above union by 15% and install non invasive cobra bracing to reduce excessive movement x 1 Sycamore (T0533)

 

24/05599/ADRC
Park Farm Workshops Chapel Lane High Wycombe
Application for approval of details subject to Condition 5 (Bat Box) of planning ref: 23/06588/FUL

 

24/05598/FUL
Glendene Park Farm Road High Wycombe
Householder application for proposed construction of two storey rear extension, loft conversion including side dormer and roof lights

 

24/05341/LBC
Hill Cottage Church Lane West Wycombe
Listed building application for construction of single storey rear link extension

 

24/05340/FUL
Hill Cottage Church Lane West Wycombe
Householder application for construction of single storey rear link extension

 

24/05228/TPO
West Wycombe Conservation Area West Wycombe Park West Wycombe
Trim back by up to 1.5m so as to provide clearance of lamp stands and remove obstruction from the pavement x 1 Yew Hedge (H1) and crown reduction by up to 1.5m so as to provide clearance around lamp stands and remove obstruction from the carriageway x 1 Yew (T1)

 

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, Downley 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

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.

Over the years a basketball/netball post was installed along with a table tennis table and in early 2023 a range of adult exercise equipment was added.

There are photographs of the playground in the Gallery

 

Outdoor Gym

The Outdoor Gym situated in the Pedestal Playing Field provides somewhere for local residents to enjoy the benefits to both physical and mental health of exercising in the open air, either individually or in the company of others; it is intended for use by adults of all ages and the range of equipment reflects this.

Anyone using the equipment must read the instructions first. Each piece of equipment is also labelled with instructions for use, and the manufacturers have created an app for mobile devices that includes user and workout guides, available via Google Play and the App Store.

 

 

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