Thursday October 19th 2017 is International Credit Union Day which celebrates the great work that credit unions are doing around the world.
This year’s theme is ‘Dreams Thrive Here’ celebrating how credit unions can help make different professions, personal choices and career paths real. So if you have a dream that you want to turn into reality, why not contact the local credit union for Chiltern and South Bucks, M for Money Credit Union, on: 020 8756 3866 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. The credit union is also a way of seeing your savings help others while still making interest. Last year’s M for Money’s dividend to savers was 1.5%. For further information visit www.m4mcu.orgContinue reading International Credit Union Day→
On Saturday 9 September 2017 between midnight and 6.30am a burglary occurred at Nags Head Lane, Great Missenden. The offenders gained access by smashing a rear window.
If you saw or heard anything suspicious in the area of Nags Head Lane please contact Amersham Investigation Hub via the Thames Valley Police non emergency number, 101 and quote crime reference 43170267758.
If you don’t want to speak directly to the police you can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or online at www.crimestoppers-uk.org
No personal details are taken, information is not traced or recorded and you will not go to court.
On Monday 4 Sepember at approximately 9.00pm outside the Prestwood Methodist Church High Street, a person unknown wearing a dark hoodie approached an elderly resident and attempted to snatch their handbag. The resident, whilst holding onto the handbag, fell and received facial & wrist injuries. If anyone has any information please ring 101 and quote reference – Occurrence 43170263025
“We are bringing No Finer Life, a play written by Graham Harvey, agricultural editor and writer of over 600 episodes of the Archers, to Missenden Abbey on 23rd September.Continue reading Drama at the Abbey→
We are delighted to announce that The Chiltern Vintage Cinema is returning to Holy Trinity on Saturday 16th September for a very special screening. Come along in the afternoon for the heart-warming family favourite, E.T .The Extra Terrestrial (U). With a choice of comfy beanbag or bench seating, complimentary popcorn and a fully licensed bar, all within the beautifully restored church, you’re in for a real treat. Tickets are selling quickly so for more information or to book, visit http://vintagecinema.co.uk.
The Shawshank Redemption
The Chiltern Vintage Cinema is returning to Holy Trinity on Saturday 16th September for a very special screening. Join us in the evening for the brilliant, moving and inspirational film, The Shawshank Redemption (15). There will be complimentary popcorn and a fully licensed bar, along with a choice of comfy beanbag or bench seating, all within the beautifully restored church. Tickets are selling quickly so book now for your chance to see this iconic film in a beautiful location. For more information or to book tickets, visit http://vintagecinema.co.uk.
We are delighted to let the local community know that the application to create a childrens day nursery at the Kings Head in Prestwood was finally approved by the planning committee at the council meeting on 20th July.
We would like to say a huge thank you for all the support that the application has received. We believe the nursery will have a golden future.
“Am I the only person who cant get a mobile phone signal in theNairdwood Lane area? When I recently bought a new phone, the salesman showed me a map indicating that Nairdwood Lane was a “black hole” as far as reception is concerned, and it seems to be getting worse. I don’t give people my mobile number as I know they wont be able to get hold of me! Does anyone know how to put pressure on phone companies to erect a mast in this area?”
We held our 4th Annual General Meeting at the village hall last night (25th April 2017). Many thanks to our supporters and subscribers for such a great turn out.
You can view the slides that were presented by clicking on the links further down this page.
Do you want PVA to become a Pressure Group?
This part is really important. The main theme at the AGM was about how PVA evolves. With your support over the past 4 years we have gone from nothing, to 900+ subscribers, and have a very effective website run by volunteers. We could do more, much more, but here we need your advice, help and participation – today please.
To help make this very easy and quick for you we have an online form.
Chiltern District Council and South Bucks District Council are currently reviewing our powers of dog control and anti-social drinking in public spaces, and we would like to hear your views.
The results of this consultation will inform our plans for the introduction of new Public Spaces Protection Orders (PSPOs). PSPOs are one of a number of new powers introduced by the Anti-Social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014. They are designed to stop individuals or groups committing anti-social behaviour in a public space which is having or is likely to have a detrimental effect on the quality of life of people in the area.
To help us carry out this review, we would like to invite you to complete our consultation here.
You may not be aware, but the proposal by Paradigm to CDC to take some of the car park by the Co Op to increase the level of affordable housing in the District is still under consideration, and is one site on the list of possible proposals that are being considered. One of the reasons it is still there is because doubt has been raised as to how full the car park actually gets.
If you wish to express an opinion regarding this topic, in particular the loss of some of the car park area, you may want to consider approaching one or all of your local councillors, possibly providing photographic evidence of when the car park is full and your views regarding the facility it offers to the wide community.
If you would like to make contact with them to share your views and provide any evidence you have in terms of the demand for spaces in the car park, their contact details are:
“Just looking at the potholes over the bridge and by the junction to the road to the Station in Great Missenden, there is a considerable risk to cyclists and motorists coming down from Prestwood as they cross over the bridge or come out of the station. Anyone got any news of any action?”