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Chequers Folk Wed 17th Jan 2018

Message from Philippa,

Dear Chequers Folk folk…
We hope you have enjoyed your Christmas festivities and are well into the possibilities of a new year. We certainly enjoyed the Chequers Folk Christmas special, so we thought we would offer you a January Chequers special, Wednesday 17th, as a follow up.

And so, to this end we’ve invited our friends,
It’s the Fraser and Toots duo from Buckingham.
We do recommend that you try to attend
As they bring well known songs and originals, self-penned!   
There’ll be folk that is local and tales anecdotal
With musical paintings and even some vocals,
And we really do hope that you’ll handel and cope
With some firework music that was writ for the royals.
We’re sure you’ll agree, that if the date suits
It’s a date for your diary so don’t make an excuse
On Jan 17 we’d all love to see you –
David, Peter, The Wick Trimmers, Fraser and Toots!     


Badminton Club in Prestwood – new term January 10 2018

The Missendens Badminton Club is a small, friendly group of mixed age and ability locals, who hire Prestwood Junior School hall on Wednesdays in term-time from 8-10pm. Players come mainly from Prestwood , Little and Great Kingshill, and Great Missenden.

If you are interested in joining us, contact Mike on 07799 726231. Or visit our Facebook page Missendens Badminton Club@prestwoodbucks. Or just come along for a free session and try us out.
We start our new term on Wednesday 10th January.



Chequers Folk Christmas entertainment

Dear Chequers Folk folk…
In Victorian times, it was very fashionable to go carol singing with small hand bells to play the tune of the carol. Sometimes there would only be the bells and no singing!
Well, rather than ring around we’re emailing to a-peal to you to come join the merriment at the Chequers Tree on Wednesday 20 December. Since it’ll be our Christmas Special you can expect some interesting arrangements of songs, carols and tunes with The Wick Trimmers joined again by Megan on fiddle, David White, and Kate Golledge. 
For more of their merry invitation, please

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Open Mic Night

Prestwood Rock Open Mic Night

On Wednesday 13th of December the Prestwood Rock band Overtime Rock will be holding an open mic night which may be of interest to anyone with an instrument or would like to do a spot of singing, either lead or backing vocals.

It is in a very relaxed atmosphere, we will be holding our usual rehearsal. We are a covers rock band, and would like to meet other musicians & vocalists in and around Prestwood.

Interested, why not give it a try?

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Bucks Tennis Club of the Year 2017

Prestwood Tennis Club (PTC) is celebrating the receipt of two awards from the Lawn Tennis Association.  It has been named Bucks Tennis Club of the Year 2017 and Janko Gajdos, head coach, has been awarded Bucks Coach of the Year 2017.

The Club was judged to have significantly increased its membership and the number of people playing, to have strong links with the community and a strong leadership team.  It has recently improved its facilities with the building of a clubhouse and resurfacing of the three courts and was also  praised for being very friendly and welcoming to new members.

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Hearing Dogs Christmas Market

Local charity Hearing Dogs for Deaf People is preparing for the most
magical season of all with a wonderful Christmas Market on Saturday 25th and Sunday 26th November, 11am-4pm.

The Saunderton-based charity is opening its doors to Christmas
shoppers and dog-lovers for two days of yuletide fun, with plenty of
activities and gift stalls to get all the family into the festive

We are ready to kick-start the Christmas season with the return of our much-loved Christmas Market at our Hearing Dogs  headquarters, nestled in the heart of Buckinghamshire countryside. Continue reading Hearing Dogs Christmas Market



Chequers Folk – A special evening at the Chequers Tree

Dear Chequers Folk folk…

Yes, we have checked and, NO! there won’t be any red arrows flying on Chequers Folk night this month or next at The Chequers Tree (ie. no darts match!).

So, we are excited to be welcoming Liz Simcock who is a brilliant singer/songwriter from North London. Her lyrics are wonderfully crafted observations on a wide range of contemporary life and relationships – eg. escaping city life, Cromer pier, knitting and love songs… both Colin and Clive rate her latest album ‘Friday Night Train Home’ as one of the best they’ve ever heard.
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New building at Sprinters for Abbey Gym Club

Abbey Gym Club has entered the Aviva Community Fund to raise money for its new building and needs your votes please.

We have until 21 November to get as many votes as possible for our project here:

Key points:

  1. Voting is free!
  2. Everyone has 10 votes to cast – we want all 10 please!
  3. Anyone with an email address can vote, including children (just tick the box to say they are under 16)
  4. We need all votes to be cast by the deadline on 21 November

Here is what our project looks like online, with our first 10 votes being cast:

Thank you for all your votes!  Read on for details of why we need your votes: Continue reading New building at Sprinters for Abbey Gym Club



Charcuterie Tasting – Thursday 9 November @ 7.30pm

From Nick & Jenny at MALT:

Join us on Thursday 9 November at 7.30pm for an evening with John Miller of Chiltern Charcuterie.

Enjoy a range of handmade British charcuterie, made just 3 miles away in North Dean by John and Catherine Miller.   The evening includes an opportunity to meet John, and hear how he makes his delicious British Charcuterie.

You will enjoy a selection of Charcuterie, each introduced by John and accompanied by Malt Ale or if you prefer, English Wine.

Starts at 7.30pm and costs just £25*.

Places are limited. Please call, email (to pay online) or visit the brewery to book your place.

*Ticket price includes minimum 6 samples of charcuterie and 3 drinks* (Pint of Ale or 125ml glass of wine), as well as £5 off a Charcuterie Bundle purchased on the night.

Now open later on Saturday 

Did you know?  By popular demand we are now open until 7pm again on Saturdays.   We look forward to seeing you all soon.
For our full opening times please see our website.

Nick & Jenny




Halloween posters

Halloween is a night of innocent fun for many youngsters, but for elderly or vulnerable residents, it can be distressing and frightening.

To help make the 31 October trick or treat celebration enjoyable for everyone, Thames Valley Police is working with Chiltern District Council Community Safety Team to encourage residents to display posters in their front windows to indicate whether or not they welcome Halloween callers.  Continue reading Halloween posters



Chequers Folk – Wednesday 25th October

From Phillippa Wallin:
Dear Chequers Folk folk…
Last week there was a report from a northern Chinese village claiming they had discovered a 60ft long dragon’s skeleton. Hard to believe? Well yes, but stranger things have happened and as Guy Fawkes night approaches, Chequers Folk will be on Wednesday 25 October (which is the 4th Wednesday in the month – the only time in the 6-year history of our folk club!), to add sparkle, fire and flying fingers to the preceding week.
So – the question will again be asked…. Is it a bird? Is it a plane?

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Celebrating 5 years since MALT opened ……

From Nick and Jenny at Malt:

“On October 19th we will have been open for 5 years.  Whether you’ve known us from the beginning or you’ve recently discovered us, we thank you for your support.

“It’s Maltober but not as you know it:  This October, to celebrate  we have great events and offers lined up for you to enjoy!

 MALT goes to ‘Feast on the Farm’ Saturday & Sunday 14th-15th October  With a fully stocked Malt Ale Bar on site and over 42 exhibitors including food trucks and chef demonstrations, it’s shaping up to be foodie heaven.   If you haven’t got your tickets yet then you’ll be pleased to know, if you’re a Maltster, you can get 20% off an adult weekend ticket. Follow this link to Event Brite. The code is malt20.

Marvellous Malt Dinner, The Nags Head, Great Missenden – Award-winning Anglo-French Food – Tuesday 17th October 7.30pm
We’re delighted to announce The Nags Head’s chef, Claude Paillet,  has created a celebratory Malt Infused 3 course meal for us to enjoy.   Choose from a specially selected menu, including pulled should of venison in Malt Anniversary Ale and Malt Harvest Ale sorbet!  Full menu details available on request.

Adam and his team will have all three of their hand pumps dedicated to Malt Ales. Let us know what you’d like to see in the line up and we’ll pick the most popular.   Tickets are available now – £45 per person  (Price includes 3 course meal and 2 pints of Malt Ale)
To book call 01494 865063, email (to pay online) or visit the brewery.

We hope you will join us for what should be a fabulous evening of great food, great ale and great company.  Continue reading Celebrating 5 years since MALT opened ……



Feast on the Farm this weekend

Message from Katy Brill, Peterley Manor Farm:

“As you might have gleaned, Feast on the Farm is finally here.  It’s happening this weekend- Saturday and Sunday, 10am-5pm both days.  Advance ticket sales end at midnight tonight!   This is the only way to guarantee your attendance so if you want to join in the Feast please do buy your tickets now!

“We will have tickets available to buy on the door, but we are expecting them to sell out quite quickly on the day.

There are no cash points on site and many of our exhibitors will not have access to card machines.  We wouldn’t want you to miss out on any of the incredible produce that is going to be on offer, so please do bring plenty of cash.

The full programme can be seen at

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Prestwood on the West End stage….

22 Students from Chiltern Academy are very excited to be performing on the West End stage later this month. The invited students,  ages 10-17, will spend the day rehearsing at the Shaftesbury Theatre culminating in a performance that evening.

Two new pieces have been especially commissioned for this incredible opportunity, a contemporary dance number and  a Musical Theatre number highlighting the diverse talent within the Academy.


Tel: 01494 862006




A huge ‘THANK YOU’ from Jeanette Hedley to all those who participated in last weekend’s litter picking exercise in Prestwood.

“There were 25 volunteers in total including 4 eager children.  Without your help, 30+ sacks of rubbish, 2 old wheelbarrows, discarded wood, metal, netting and glass would still be fouling our beautiful village green spaces, pathways, car parks, roads and play park.   What a difference we can make if we all work together to clean up Prestwood.

“Take a look at the photo to see the quantity of rubbish you managed to pick up in a few hours and I’m sure you’ll agree that the effort was worth it.  Well Done!

“Keep watch on the Prestwood Village Association Website for dates of the next community litter pick weekend.”    Jeanette