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Feast on the Farm – 13, 14 and 15 October

The first food and drinks festival at Peterley Manor Farm to truly celebrate Chiltern produce, with local producers, chefs, interactive workshops, talks and street-food pop-ups is looking to be one not to miss.

Peterley  Manor  Farm – Friday  13th October  Supper  Club  with  the  ‘Urban Chef’  Oliver  Rowe;   Saturday  14th  -­ Sunday  15th  October,  Feast  on  the Farm.   The festival page is now live on Peterley Manor Farm’s website and tickets are being sold on eventbrite.  http://www.peterleymanorfarm.co.uk/feast-on-the-farm/

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The Rock Project comes to Prestwood

Aspiring young pop and rock stars can start to climb the ladder of success with the launch of a new music school in Prestwood!

The Rock Project is the UK’s leading school for children’s contemporary music tuition. It offers group lessons in electric guitar, bass guitar, drums and vocals for young people aged 7-18 years old.

Weekly sessions at The Rock Project offer budding chart-toppers the chance to develop their musical talents as well as experience in playing together as a band. Continue reading The Rock Project comes to Prestwood

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Help needed at Prestwood Toddler Group

A plea for additional help from Anne Neill, secretary of Prestwood Toddler Group:

“We are a community group run by local mums and carers.  It is one of the best stay and play groups in the area and we often run our
sessions full to capacity with 50 children in attendance each week.
Due to the natural progression of our committee members as their
children grow, we are in desperate need of volunteers to help keep the group going.  We regret that without new committee members in place by September the Group can no longer run.  We are hopeful that amongst our local community there are volunteers willing to give some of their time to enable this valuable resource to continue.

“If you are able to help us in any way we would be very grateful. ”

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Good Neighbour Scheme (Updated)

Latest news from Debi Game (Community Impact Bucks)

There was a very good turnout for our recent information evening about the potential of developing a Good Neighbours Scheme for the Great Missenden Parish. We have agreed to meet again to discuss and hopefully agree the following:

  • The focus and scope of the Good Neighbours Scheme
  • The geographical coverage of the scheme
  • Identify volunteers to a) form the GNS committee and/or b) be prepared to volunteer to help deliver support
  • Agree how Community Impact Bucks can best support you to develop and launch your scheme.

Continue reading Good Neighbour Scheme (Updated)

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Chequers Folk

Dear Chequers Folk folk…

It is with a little pride, and quite a lot of prejudice, that we feel Chequers Folk is rather special. It is the 200th anniversary of the last days of Jane Austen, and July 19th will be the 200th day of the year! So, we’ll begin with 200 pipers (well, actually only half of them), and then celebrate the marching of thyme… with some of our old friends… (no – not that old, but you know what we mean!).

So, Clive and Sue will be returning to share some great trad numbers and we also have David and Peter with us again. Of course, history is written by the victors, and not always exactly in accord with reality… not so Bob’s retelling of his-story which is of course 200% accurate. Continue reading Chequers Folk

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Celebrating 10 years – The Source for HP16

Best wishes and thanks to Colin   Veysey, Anthony Sykes, Holly Burrows and the many other volunteers who all play a crucial part in helping to produce each edition of The Source for HP16 and distribute it to its 6,000 readership five times a year, for free.

CONGRATULATIONS on ten years of ever increasing success and to the 50th edition just out.  It’s a real tribute to the community spirit in HP16.

As Colin explains “There are still many in the community who do not have a computer and some of those are the most in need of information about opportunities, events and news of the community – that is almost impossible to find when mobility becomes difficult.

“Equally, some of us simply surf… and rarely read, or are rarely in the area through work etc.  For you, the website gives access to events, news and opportunities in the HP16 area that could otherwise be inaccessible.”  http://www.hp16.org.uk/ for back issues.

If you’d like to help, either providing news, delivering the papers, or you’re interested in filling the Reception Desk vacancy,  please do contact email: editor@hp16.org.uk  

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Thank you for your help

Message from Jeanette Hedley:

Hello – thanks to you all for giving up time this weekend to participate in the community litter pick.  Here is a photo of the substantial heap of rubbish awaiting collection by CDC.  Prestwood is a cleaner, tidier, better place now thanks to your efforts.  Watch the PVA website for news of the next litter pick weekend, which I will organise for September, and please encourage your friends to join in this worthwhile event.  All the best and thanks –  Jeanette

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Prestwood’s Big Lunch 2017


Sunday 4th of June on Prestwood Common from noon to 4pm

Bring your children, friends
and neighbours,
Bring your own picnic and seating.
Come and join the party

Plenty of parking on-site — disabled facilities
Dogs welcome but on a lead please
and please scoop poop

Teas and Cakes, Music including a Steel Band, Displays, Games, Charity Stalls, Local Organisations.

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Chequers Folk – 17th May

Dear Chequers Folk folk…

The best furniture is joined using dovetail joints…. and as the Dovetail Trio join us on Wed 17 May at 8pm in The Chequers Tree, we think it will be one of the best concerts of the year here in Prestwood.

In fact, there will be two trios playing – with Gerard and Pauline on holiday, The Wick Trimmers have been trimmed to 3 …

… in fact, one might say – o
in the old folk tradition – o
that we’ve been pruned to a tree-o
to play with the Dovetail Trio
at The Chequers Trio. Continue reading Chequers Folk – 17th May

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Spring into action at Sprinters

Sprinters is continuing its “no joining fee offer” to Prestwood Village Association subscribers interested in signing up at Sprinters to get fit for 2017.

All you need do is show Reception your latest emailed PVA newsletter on your mobile prior to registering, or  take a print-out of it with you.

If you’d like to join Sprinters but aren’t a subsciber to the PVA emailed monthly newsletter, then join up to receive it – PVA will bring the local news to you monthly and you can also take advantage of Sprinters’ offer…

http://www.better.org.uk/leisure-centre/chiltern/sprinters

Visit the Sprinters display stand at the PVA’s AGM/Social evening in the Village Hall on Tuesday 25 April (doors open 7pm) to find out more.

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Chequers Folk – Wed 19 April – 8pm – The Chequers Tree

Dear Chequers Folk folk…

After the long weekend of opportunity that the Easter holiday brings, whether it’s church, garden, rest, family or friends, it will be time for a trip to The Chequers Folk club on Wednesday 19 April.

All the way from Buckingham, (and more recently, via Cuba too!), Fraser and Toots will be returning to share some more of their repertoire of relaxed, varied and humorous music and stories.

Although there’s not a connection specifically with the Easter story, we are looking forward to a very rare set from the Family Cross. We know Peter as the mandolin player, Linda has been playing Ukulele with us along with Jo on flute, and Adam will be bringing the whole family together with both clarinet and accordion.

And The Wick Trimmers? Yes, we’ll be doing a few of our tunes, and maybe even touch on the Easter story.

Do remember to come and buy tickets (only £8 each) for The Dovetail Trio who will be playing at Chequers Folk on May 17.

We look forward to a great evening at The Chequers Tree with you all.

From The Wick Trimmers

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