Berry Hill speeding issues on the agenda for Taplow Parish Council

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Emma Billingham

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Berry Hill speeding issues on the agenda for Taplow Parish Council

Cllr George Sandy

The chairman and vice chairman of Taplow Parish Council were unanimously re-elected into their roles by members at the full meeting of council on Tuesday.

Cllr George Sandy and Cllr Jamie Barnard will serve as chairman and vice chairman respectively for another year.

Cllr Sandy said: “Thank you to all my fellow councillors for a show of confidence.

“I have lived here since 1971 and care passionately about Taplow and with the support of the team of fellow councillors and a most excellent parish clerk we can all make a real difference.”

Also at the meeting, held in the Village Centre in the High Street, a report was given by Cllr Yannick Le Touze, who has been looking into the possibility of speed reducing measures being put in on Berry Hill.

He told councillors that guidelines given by South Bucks District Council show a speed camera would cost £20,000 and additional equipment that would have to be installed at Taplow Police Station would cost £12,000.

He said: “We want to put in something very drastic because it (the speeding) is very drastic.

“We are going to go to Transport for Bucks to see what they can help us with and report back by the next meeting.”

Councillors also agreed to spend £58 on a leaflet to be delivered to all houses in the parish promoting a new email subscription they can sign up to on the council’s website that is set to launch soon.


The annual parish meeting of the parish council followed the full council meeting.

Cllr Sandy gave a report on changes that have taken place over the past year, including the start of the Berkeley Homes redevelopment in Mill Lane, the installation of a defibrillator for public use in the village, extra street lighting on Station Road and Approach Road and the by-election. 

The next meeting of Taplow Parish Council is on Tuesday, July 26.

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