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Statement from the Chairman of Hanslope Parish Council: On behalf of the people of Hanslope, Hanslope Parish Council sends condolences to the family of her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and gives thanks for her life and reign of loyal service to the country. M Palmer - Chairman, Hanslope Parish Council

Notice of Conclusion of Audit: The notice of Conclusion of Audit is attached below

Latest Police Report for Hanslope: Attached - Sept 2022

Period of Elector's Rights: The 2022 Period of Elector's Rights (period in which residents of the parish may inspect the parish council's accounts) will run from 14/6/22 to 25/7/22. Please see attached notice (scroll below). Accounting documents are published under the 'Finances' tab. (13/6/22).

Speeding: We are often asked what the parish council is doing about speeding.  It is worth noting that parish councils have no powers to address speeding and as such, there is very little we can do, other than talk to the Highways Authority (MK Council in our case).  This then depends on how much they listen and then respond. We have been in constant contact with MKC but sadly, progress is very slow.  This is what we are doing: - 

 - Applied for white 'village gates' as a measure to slow cars coming into the village at each entrance. We are paying for this ourselves. Report attached.

- Operate a Speed Indicator Device, on at least one road into and out of the village.  This is reported on at PC meetings and the data sent to TVP, who are the enforcement authority for speeding (data attached below). SID displays and records speeds but not registration numbers. Some drivers are reminded of the speed limit and slow down.

- Requested Data Collection Strips be installed on Castlethorpe Road with a view to at least more signage and marking to slow down.

- Regularly badger MKC as to why the promised speed bumps and zebra crossing have not yet been installed on Long Street.

Contact details for the officers concerned are available on request.  You can also contact your Ward Councillors to ask what MKC are doing.

Affordable Housing - Some affordable housing is available on the new Hayfield Estate on Castlethorpe Road, to those with a 'strong local connection'.  Please see advice attached from MK Council.

Please can we remind people again, that dogs are to be kept on leads in the Recreation Ground? This is for the safety of other people and other dogs but also so that dog owners are aware of when their dog is relieving itself. In these dark evenings we are now seeing increased incidents of owners not 'realising', making it unsafe for children, football players and other Rec. Users. Thank you for your consideration to all.

Hanslope Community Hall at the Rec. Ground now open for bookings.  Local groups particularly welcome.  Capacity 100. Photos attached below.

Reporting issues to the parish council: Please email the clerk on [email protected] or phone 07383 091319.  These should be issues that come under the powers of the parish council.  For all other issues - see below and attached guide.  Postings on social media can not be considered.

Report a Problem: Reports for faulty street lights, pot holes, roadworks issues, obscured signage, overgrown hedges, flooding etc should be directed to MKC via this link: https://www.milton-keynes.gov.uk/pay-report-apply/report-it

Flooding advisory: Advice in the event of flooding is attached.

Message from our local PCSO: Phone 101 and report any problems with anti-social behaviour, abandoned vehicles etc. Then the PCSO can go and investigate. No matter how small the crime is, residents must call it in to 101 and then the PCSO will be instructed to deal with it. If we as a village don't call in crimes/issues, it will be presumed that all is a haven of peace. We might even have our new PCSO diverted elsewhere and we need him here. Thanks.

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