North West Chilterns Working Groups

If you are interested in getting involved with one of our working groups or want to discuss an idea you have for a project, please contact Jackie Binning, the Community Board Coordinator, by email at [email protected]

Community resilience action group

Chaired by Cllr Valerie McPherson.

Our action group aims are:

  • road safety around antisocial behaviour (this links with the Transport and Road Issues action group)
  • to consider drug issues within county lines, drug trafficking in rural and urban areas
  • to consider matters around exploitation, including domestic violence, modern slavery, young person's grooming and school children used as drug runners or mules
  • to evaluate solutions around cons and scams
  • to consider matters around rural crime. For example, farms or small holdings having machinery or animals stolen, dogs off leads causing huge problems
  • to consider issues around social isolation and loneliness
  • to consider issues for young children from deprived families
  • to consider any application in regards to community resilience

Economic regeneration action group

Chaired by Cllr Matthew Walsh.

Our action group aims are:

  • to seek schemes and initiatives that support local businesses (urban and rural)
  • to prioritise schemes and initiatives that help achieve the council’s Climate Change and Air Quality Strategy
  • to consider any application in regards to economic regeneration

Environmental and climate change action group

Chaired by Cllr Robert Carington.

Our action group aims are:

  • to prioritise schemes and initiatives that help achieve the Council's Climate Change and Air Quality Strategy
  • to seek and support schemes that have a sustainable and lasting effect on the North West Chilterns area, improve the built or rural environment, reduce the impacts and increase awareness of climate change, and reverse environmental damage
  • to consider any application in regards to the environment and climate change

Transport and road issues action group

Chaired by Jim Stevens.

Our action group aims are to:

  • ensure road safety
  • ensure roads, footways and cycleways are up to the required standard
  • ensure roads have the correct speed limits and are enforced
  • ensure pedestrian areas are safe (for example pathways, bridleways and footpaths)
  • address road safety issues requiring maintenance arising from hedges and grass growth
  • promote cycling and cycleways
  • consider parking issues and parking reviews
  • encourage carbon emissions reduction
  • reduce car dependency and promote sustainable alternatives where feasible
  • ensure the correct procedures are followed for petitions received
  • consider any application in regards to transport and road issues

Current projects

Current projects that have been agreed include:

  • pilot project with Transitions UK, providing mentoring for young people who are at risk of offending/reoffending as part of a cross Community Board initiative providing support for 16-20 young people overall
  • pilot project with Active in the Community called Holiday Hunger, providing young people with physical activity, food education and a hot meal
  • the Be Your Own Boss programme, a pilot business start up initiative, training and supporting individuals considering self employment as an alternative to employment
  • collaboration with Chilterns Rangers which engages with young people from a range of community organisations, to provide a number of conservation activities to enhance habitats and educate individuals (there has been a particular focus on work around the threatened Duke of Burgundy Butterfly in partnership with the Butterfly Conservation)

North West Chilterns Community Board Action Plan

To ensure we meet our priority objectives the board has a developed the North West Chilterns Community Board Action Plan [PDF, 210 KB].

Upcoming meetings

Contact the Community Board Coordinator for the programme.

Notes from previous meetings can be found within our committee details webpage.