In the event of a power cut – what to do

The electricity network is built to be resilient but extreme weather can damage overhead power lines resulting in some customers losing their electricity supply. Where this happens UKPowerNetworks work to restore power as quickly and safely as possible. They have organised for additional staff in their contact centre to help customers whose electricity supply might be affected by the predicted weather, and they have called-up additional engineers to carry out repairs to overhead lines and poles as soon as the wind reduces to a speed at which it is safe to work.
You will be able to find regular updates on the website and social media @UKPowerNetworks throughout this period.

Anyone experiencing a power cut should:
· Call 105 to report power cuts and damage to the electricity network, or 0800 3163 105 (from a corded phone or mobile phone if you have no power)
· Visit for the latest updates
· Visit and type in their postcode to view our live power cut map
· Tweet @ukpowernetworks to report a power cuts or to receive updates

UK Power Netwroks advise people to stay clear of power lines and report damaged power lines immediately by calling 105 free from both a landline or a mobile phone. If they see electricity lines that are down or causing significant risk to the public they should call 999.
Extra help for customers on our Priority Service Register is available during a power cut. Households with older or disabled people, those with children under five, or where someone uses medical or mobility equipment that requires electricity as well as other reasons can join the register.

You can find out more information about the Priority Service on the website:

If you would like to share information about preparing for the storm or the priority service register on social media you might like to use the following:
@UKPowerNetworks has extra staff on hand 24/7 to deal with the impact of #stormEleanor
Call 105 to report a powercut and visit for the latest updates
Do you, or someone you know, need extra support during a power cut? @UKPowerNetworks provides free services to vulnerable customers. Visit for more information #stormEleanor
Preparing for a power cut
Below is some additional advice:
Add 105 to the contacts on your mobile phone
Keep our Freephone 0800 3163 105 number handy
See for useful videos and advice during a power cut.
• Locate a torch, check it’s working and make sure you have spare batteries. Take care if using candles.
• Charge up your mobile phone, and a rechargeable mobile ‘powerbank’ if you have one
• Use a phone with a cord if you have one, cordless phones don’t work in a power cut
• Keep fridges and freezers closed, with a blanket over as they will stay cold for many hours
• Switch off all your electrical equipment, except one light which will let you know when the power comes back on
• Remember the street lights may also be off so take care if you go out
• Dress in warm clothes
• Look out for vulnerable neighbours

Refuse collection delayed

Message to residents from AVDC

Due to the forecast of extremely low temperatures overnight, we anticipate that icy and snow-blocked roads are likely to make our recycling and waste collections dangerous.

For this reason, we’ve reluctantly decided to cancel collections on Tuesday 12 December, and to make the following changes to our normal collection schedule:

  • Tuesday’s collections will be collected on Wednesday
  • Wednesday’s collections will be collected on Thursday
  • Thursday’s collections will be collected on Friday
  • Friday’s collections will be collected on Saturday

It’s very rare that we have to make changes like these but, in the current extreme weather conditions, public and staff safety must remain our priority.

Please note, there’s a possibility that should the weather get worse, there’s a chance we may have to revise these changes again but we are hopeful that we’ll be able to make the collections as detailed above.

We apologise for any inconvenience.

Orchard Ground Association AGM

Notice is given of the AGM of the Orchard Ground Association

at The Biggs Pavilion 19.30 15th November 2017

• Apologies
• Review of Previous Minutes
• Matters Arising
• Chairman’s Report
• Treasurer’s Report
• Election of Committee for 2017/18
• Date of Next Meeting

Thank you…

“A heartfelt thank you to all those who attended the service to celebrate Niall’s life on 30 August, all those who took part and and all those behind the scenes who made it such a great send off for Niall. The tributes, the cards, the condolences and the reminiscences have been an enormous comfort to us all. Our family, the community of Cublington and the friends and neighbours from Whitchurch, Chrishall and Clipston, along with Niall’s friends from the industry, have all given great support and paid wonderful tribute to Niall, and we will always treasure that. We were bowled over by the generosityof those who accommodated friends and family, offered help and hospitality and provided guidance.

Thank you

Jenny, Calum, Georgia and Moira Mackay

Parish Council Annual General meeting

will be held at the Village Hall, Cublington, on Tuesday 9th May 2017 at 7.30pm.

Members of the public and press are entitled to be at the following meeting in accordance with the Public Bodies (Admission to Meeting) Act 1960 Section 1 extended by Local Government Act 1972 Section 100 unless precluded by the Parish Council by resolution during the whole or part of the proceedings. Such entitlement does not however include the right to speak on any matter except at the commencement of the meeting given over specifically for that purpose. Although not a requirement to do so prior notification to the Parish Council by noon the previous Friday (5th May) would enable a full response when appropriate to be given.
Dear Councillors and Residents of Cublington,
I hereby give you notice that the Annual Meeting of the Parish Council will be
held at the Village Hall, Cublington, on Tuesday 9th May 2017 at 7.30pm.
To members of the Council, you are summoned, to attend this meeting for the
purpose of transacting the following business.
Members of the public are welcome to attend. Public comment can be made, at the
invitation of the Chairman, during the first five minutes of the meeting.
Cllr J Merriman
(On behalf of Cublington Parish Council)
1. Apologies
2. Minutes of the last meeting held on 10th May 2016
3. Chairman’s Report
4. Accounts for year ended 31.3.17
5. Nominations and selection of Chairman
6. Nominations and selection of Vice Chairman
7. Election of members to other bodies

Cublington Tennis Trek

The Cublington Tennis Trek, held on October 2nd was heralded a great success as 24 players from the club, local area and guests from Halton and Princes Risborough took part in the third village Tennis Trek. (Previously held in 2004 and 2007)
This was a mixed round robin event played on four village courts – two at the Tennis Club, Orchard Ground, and on the delightful private garden courts in the village at the Old Stables and the Old Rectory. All players got to play on all courts, trekking round the village to compete in three of the 6 rounds of matches.

The four top placed male and females then played off in semi final sets before the winning team of Will Lightfoot (Cublington TC) and Gertruud Van Dijken (Princes Risborough TC) right claimed their prize against Jean Barnett and Peter Orchard.
A sumptuous rolling BBQ feast was available during the day and many guests and supporters enjoyed the tennis as well as the sunshine. More than £500 was raised towards the potential refurbishment of the courts to an “artificial turf ” surface, hopefully next Spring.
Organiser Gary says a further event is being planned for next year by kind permission of both the George and the Peck families.IMG_4958


Orchard Ground Family Summer festival

Thank you to everyone who attended the Olympic Family Festival and for supporting our event.

Everyone had a great day competing in the 5 disciplines. Our countries had been training hard and great skills were needed to complete the competition.
The winners were
Gold Medalists were Team France
Silver Medalists were Team Brazil
Bronze Medalists were Team USA.

Competitors rehydrated at our Olympic bar, refuelled at the barbeque and replenished lost sugar at our fantastic cake stand. Fun was had by all at the Olympic bingo with music throughout from The Spokes.
The Orchard Ground Committee would like to thank, Lynne at Art Sugar Deco for her two amazing Olympic cakes, Chris George at The Unicorn Pub, Parrots the Butchers, for all their generous donations.
Thank you too to The Spokes for rockin’ the festival, to all the cake bakers, and of course a big thank you to the Gibby and Darlington Family for the use of the beautiful Teepee’s.

We raised an amazing £734.76