Environment

“BEE SQUARED” is an exciting new project from Taplow Parish Council. We invite you to join us in brightening up Taplow whilst helping our bees and other pollinators which have massively declined over the past 50 years. In Taplow, we are determined to stop this decline and help our wonderful natural friends.

To register for your FREE pack of wildflower seeds, please complete this form Bee Squared Form

Click here for more information about the BEE SQUARED initiative 

Environmental matters have become of great importance in recent years. We have developed a policy to guide the council in making decisions and taking actions that may have environmental impact.

Taplow Parish Council 5 pillars policy
parish council guidance

Useful links
https://bit.ly/ZeroWasteMapBucks
This is a link to a map of all waste across Bucks
Government guidance to councils
Local Councils Association guide

Bucks County position
These are links to higher levels of guidance on climate actions

Things we are doing

Funding air quality monitoring on the A4 (on hold during the pandemic)
Maintaining flower planters on the Green
Promoting appropriate uses of Old Priory gardens
Taking over the maintenance of some of our footpaths
Opening discussion with Summerleaze on possible environment approaches as the Berry Hill            quarry closes
Funding a wild flower pilot to support bio-diversity

Things we have done
Investigated installation of an electric vehicle charging point in the Village Hall car park
via 
Office for Low Emission Vehicle (OLEV) On-street Residential Chargepoint Scheme
The cost of connection was deemed too high for us to qualify.
Added an environment review item as standard for council meetings
Converted all Taplow street lights to high efficiency LED bulbs
Supplied all Taplow street lights from a green energy contract
Supplied the Village Hall from a green energy contract
Installed many litter and dog waste bins across the parish
Introduced tree inspections in our public spaces for health and safety (every 5 years)