BELL & BEAR 
Presentation from Public Meeting held on 29th August 2019 
Community Right to Bid: Non-statutory advice note for local authorities 
Community ownership and running of pubs guidance 
 
SID DEPLOYMENT - The data from the recent SID (Speed Indicator Device) deployment is available to view under the "information" heading on this website. 
 
PARISH COUNCIL NEWS from the October 2019 Meeting 
 
WW1 LITTER BIN – Residents will be pleased to see that the WW1 litter bin has now been installed by the Institute. The parish council would like to thank Peter Wibaut who does such a great job of keeping the village clean and tidy. The litter bin was purchased through parish council funds and a grant from the Ward Councillors. 
 
WW1 BENCH – A grant has been received to purchase a WW1 bench to replace the existing one by the Institute. The existing bench will be moved elsewhere within the village. 
 
EMBERTON PARK – A PLUG (Park Liaison User’s Group) meeting was held on the 19th September with Milton Keynes Council producing a draft vision for the park up to 2050 as follows: “Emberton Country Park is a rural country park for the enjoyment of residents of Milton Keynes who wish to pursue quiet countryside activities and enjoy nature and wildlife”. Operational procedures were discussed and it has been agreed in principle that there would be a dedicated area for bbqs next season with the park staff being trained to enforce it. The entrance fee for the winter season will be reduced from £2.50 to £2.00. It is anticipated that a litter pick will be arranged for the end of October and volunteers for this would be welcomed. From the 31st October, a security contract will be in place over the weekends to monitor the park during the evenings and enforce the current bylaws. 
 
COMMUNITY FUND FROM SOLAR FARM – Applications for grants are sought from community groups and individuals within Emberton to utilise the community fund from the solar farm; the projects do not have to be related to energy efficiency. There are two types of grants available, small grants up to £1,000 (no match funding) and community grants up to £3,000 (match funded). Application forms, together with the terms and conditions of the grant are available from the clerk. If you are not sure whether your project meets the criteria or you would like more information, please contact the clerk. 
 
WIND FARM – Applications for grants are sought from community groups to utilise the community fund produced by the wind farm at Petsoe End. Projects have to relate to energy efficiency or energy education. Please contact the clerk for more details. 
 
 
 

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