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By Tricia Birchley
At the end of May, a new Cabinet was appointed at County Hall following the election of Martin Tett as Leader of the Council. New leadership inevitably means change and the County Council will now take a very strong stand against HS2. Martin will lead the fight personally bringing together councils along Route 3; with the consultation due to close on 29th July now is the time to respond. Responses can be submitted online at: http://highspeedrail.dft.gov.uk or at: Freepost RSLX-UCGZ-UKSS, High Speed Rail Consultation, PO Box 59528, London SE21 9AX.
We shall also see improvements in our parish roads as extra funding has been brought in to support a two-year road resurfacing budget. Our local Area Technician, Mike Barber, is available to discuss road defects on 01494 586607.
My portfolio has now been renamed Health and Wellbeing, focussing on implementing the Government’s health reforms with the GP consortia. The aim will be to deliver health and social care based on the Joint Strategic Needs Assessment, with a focus on prevention. The Council is particularly successful in enabling older people to retain their independence.
Many people have applied for tickets for 2012 Olympics and Dorney Lake at Eton will be the rowing venue. The Finnish Paralympic Committee sent their first athletes to Stoke Mandeville in May and the Wheelchair Rugby Team concluded their visit with a match against the Great Britain squad which was covered by Channel 4.
The Bucks County Museum will be hosting ‘Our Sporting Life’, an exhibition between 23rd July and 23rd September, based on the County’s Paralympic heritage.
Please let me know if I could raise your concerns with officers at County Hall.
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