The parish covers three communities, Flackwell Heath, Loudwater and Tylers Green. Each is represented by elected ward members, 7 in the case of Flackwell Heath and 5 for each of the other two other wards.
In Flackwell Heath the parish council manages three recreation areas at Straight Bit, Green Dragon and Oakwood.
Amenity areas maintained by the parish council include Spring Lane Common opposite the college at Heath End, School Green opposite the post office and Orchard Green opposite the Green Dragon Recreation Ground. There are some 70 allotments for parish residents at Lawrence Way, beside the Guide and Scout HQ which is leased to them by the council. The council also provides footway lighting, bus shelters and three cemeteries, one in Loudwater off Altona Road, another at St Margaret’s Church and the third beside Kingswood, both in Tylers Green.
The parish council maintains on behalf of residents closed graveyards and war memorials. It also takes great interest in improving the local environment for residents. For example a long-derelict area at Northern Woods owned by Bucks County Council was cleared by the parish council to create Juniper Green and is now an attractive grassed ‘pocket park’ with a bench, Chiltern hedge and native cherry trees, once a common feature in the village.
The council has a licence allowing access for residents to use Fennels Wood that abuts the council-owned section of the disused railway line between Bourne End and Wycombe. This is steadily being developed by the council into an attractive woodland walk down onto Kingsmead.
Walking is an important leisure activity for residents and the parish has with the support of local landowners removed stiles along the footpaths that surround the village, replacing them with gates if necessary. The parish council was also responsible for the creation in 2010 of the new green footpath down Sheepridge to Little Marlow, enabling residents to avoid walking on a fast, dangerous road.
Liaison with other organisation is an important part of the council’s role in representing the interests of local residents, whether it is to Transport for Buckinghamshire, Chiltern Conservation Board, Environment Agency, Thames Valley Police or Bucks County and Wycombe District councils. The parish council comments on planning applications submitted to the Planning Authority and tries to reflect the views of the wider community and the long-term impact on the village street scene.
The agendas and minutes for meetings are available at the parish council website..
Contact names, numbers and addresses of local parish councillors are to be found
on the parish council website: www.cwpc.org.uk