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The Open Spaces Committee now includes the management of allotments and burials. Many of our beautiful open spaces are Conservation Areas, where the Planning Committee keep a close eye on applications and support Wycombe District Council Planning authorities in ensuring listed buildings and places of special interest are subjected to minimal alterations.
The Parish Council employs an Assistant Groundsman, Shane Read, who works with Roland Carson to cut and strim the grass in the Parish open spaces as well as attend to all the jobs which crop up around the Parish on a daily basis. From 1 April 2016, work previously undertaken by Buckinghamshire County Council, was devolved to Wooburn & Bourne End Parish Council. Thomas Enticknapp has joined Roland and Shane to keep our open spaces, grass verges, hedges and footpaths well cared for.
These notable open spaces include Wooburn Park, Wooburn Green, Penny's Corner, Dinnie's Riverside at Bourne End Marina, Farm Wood and Warren Wood. You'll find the children's play areas in Wooburn Park, Blind Lane, Bourne End Recreation Ground, Watery Lane, Holtspur and Sappers Field. They are well tended, play equipment is maintained by our Groundsmen, and the Play Inspection company check each one of them every year. Damage by vandalism means that repairing and renewing is an ongoing occupation!