Chartridge Parish Council was formed in 1899. Before this Chartridge, Asheridge and Bellingdon were part of Chesham parish. We have seen no fewer than 30 Chairs since 1899, the most recently appointed being Juliet Davies, Chair since 2016. Today the population within the parish is close to 2000.
What do we do today
We work closely with our District Councillor – Nick Rose and our County Councillor – Patricia Birchley to understand the strategy of both Chiltern District Council and Bucks County Council. These working relationships are key to securing support for the community be it a new salt/grit bin for a specific area, new or repaired road surfaces, dog poo bins for popular footpaths. We also do our best to share information with the community via the 5 x noticeboards within the parish and the website.
As much as possible we are proactive and have worked with local services and organisations to:
keep a watchful eye on traffic speeding – we have secured funding for and access to the use of MVAS equipment
maintain roadside verges and hedges – through a devolved service agreement with BCC we maintain the roadside grips
road maintenance – every six weeks our clerk meets with the local area technician and feeds back on road repair
Local policing – we have good ongoing relations with the local police and meet with them 4 times a year to understand how crime being managed and feedback on experiences from within the villages
Bid for funding – annually we bid for funding for local projects, sometimes we are lucky, sometimes not. The current bid is for resurfacing along a footpath through Chartridge widely used by mothers and young children travelling to and from the village school.
The Chartridge ward incorporates Pednor. We have 5 members respresenting this area:
Cllr Davies – Pednor
Cllrs Booth, Jones, Kemp and White – Chartridge
Bellingdon & Asheridge
We have 3 members representing this area (and 1 vacancy):
Cllr Lherbier – Asheridge
Cllrs Keen and Wright – Bellingdon