Enjoy a Race Night in the Village Hall on Saturday 11 February
Great Missenden Rotary Club and Prestwood Events Group are staging a fund-raising evening where you can enjoy the fun and excitement of an outdoor race meeting but be warm and dry indoors. Doors open at 7.30 pm with the first race at 8.00 pm. Bar available.
Tickets £10 per person from Costcutter/Post Office on Chequers Parade. All drinks consumed should be from the bar, but feel free to bring any nibbles or food you want – even fish & chips or an Indian take-away from the shops on the Parade.
Chequers Folk is back on Wednesday 18 January and we look forward to seeing you there. We hope you had a really good break over Christmas and New Year – and as we head into the unwritten future we’re looking forward to the first Chequers Folk of 2017.
Change was certainly the hall mark of the past 12 months – far too much to speak of for various reasons, and we simply look back, remember and learn.
Now it’s time for some new arrangements, new tunes, new combinations, new-trition…and maybe even some new jokes!… to complement the new year and we’ll see where the music will take us.
We look forward to a great evening at The Chequers Tree with you all.
Nominations are now being accepted for the 2017 Chiltern District Council Youth Awards – the closing date for nominations is 3 February 2017 with presentation evening being 16 March.
Know a youngster in Prestwood who goes the extra mile, or has excelled in academics, arts, sport? Or a young carer? Nominate them in CDC’s Youth Awards 2017 and make their day. It’s simple – do it online or download a form.
Fridays 20 & 27 January @ 8pm; Saturdays 21 & 28th – Matinees @ 2.30pm and 6.30pm
The theme this year for Prestwood Theatre Club’s pantomime in the Village Hall is STAR WARS mixed with Jack and the Beanstalk so there is an evil villain called Garth Invader along with his troublesome daughter Ada and a troop of slightly less than heroic stormtroopers, a hero named Luke Warmwater, various robots and an ogre with the traditional goose who lays golden eggs.
it is still quite traditional as pantos go and very good fun, so book your seats now. Adults £10; Children £5; OAPs £8 – Ticket Office: 0709 2015796; or Wye County Estate Agents, Prestwood or via www.prestwoodtheatreclub.com
Prestwood Gardening Society was founded in 1976 and now, 40 years later, has over 700 members, with new ones always very welcome. The annual fee is only £3 with an over-60’s concessional rate of £2. A varied programme of speakers, followed by light refreshments, is arranged in the Village Hall on the second Thursday of every month. Non-members are also welcome at a £1 entrance fee.
Members benefit from discounts at Hildreths Garden Centre, South Heath Garden Centre, Wrights Buildbase in Hughenden Valley, the Plant Specialist Nursery in Great Missenden, Peterley Manor Farm and Daisy’s Flower Shops.
Two coach trips are organised in the summer months and a Harvest Supper in October. The main event of the year is a very successful Annual Show in September which is always popular and very well supported. The programme for the next few months is:
January 12th 2017 – A Year on the Farm – Managing an organic farm at Wren Davies – Virginia Deradour
February 9th – The Ridgeway – Europe’s oldest road – enjoy an 87-mile local talk – John Tyler
March 9th – The Dream Flight Charity – arranging holidays for disabled children – Patricia Pearce, MBE
April 13th – Search Dogs Bucks – assisting Thames Valley Police to find missing people – Catherine Marriott
To join the Society please contact the Members’ Secretary – Beryl Doran on 01494 711909 or just come along to a meeting – you will be most welcome.
In collaboration with Prestwood Events Group and the Kings Church, the Wick Trimmers and their caller Fran are bringing the New Year’s Eve Barn Dance to Prestwood Village Hall this year. Get your tickets now, to avoid disappointment, from Costcutter the Post Office in Prestwood, or Samways Great Missenden… always a fun evening.
There’s plenty of opportunities to exercise your lungs over the next few weeks…… and a good way to keep warm too.
Carol singing events
Saturday 3 December – Spirit of Christmas – 5-6pm Chequers Parade
Sunday 11 December – Guides Trefoil Guild Fun Carol Service 3-5pm Holy Trinity; Collection for Wish on a Star Charity
Thursday 15 December – Holy Trinity Toddlers’ Christmas Praise 9.30am
Thursday 15 December 7.30pm – MALT’s carol singing evening – The Great Missenden Choral Society will be joining in again this year. Join the festive spirit with a sing-a-long. The Tasting Bar will be open until 9pm.
Saturday 17 December – Prestwood’s Christmas Carol Service 4.30pm Holy Trinity; mince pies & mulled wine after.
Sunday 18 December – Family Carol Service 3pm @ Methodist Church – joint service with Kings Church Prestwood; teas & mince pies after.
Saturday 24 December – Christmas Eve – Children’s Christingle & Crib Service,3pm; Holy Trinity Church – For free tickets please call 863805 or email email@example.com
Saturday 24 December – Christmas Eve – Children’s Christingle & Crib Service,4.30pm; Holy Trinity Church – free tickets, see above
Saturday 24 December – Christmas Eve –Childrens’ Christingle & Crib Service, 6pm; Holy Trinity Church – no tickets required; just turn up.
Santa Claus will be riding the Rotary Sleigh in Prestwood on the evenings of 14, 19, 20, 23 and 24th December and will be on Chequers Parade on 10th. For full details see p.12 of the latest edition of The Source Newspaper for HP16.
Small Business Day – A chance to support your local shops and purchase all your Christmas presents, hassle-free in Prestwood on Saturday 3 December.
FREE PARKING at the High Street Car Park, courtesy of Great Missenden Parish Council in association with Chiltern District Council.
Roll up to the Junior School’s Christmas Bazaar – 12 noon until 3pm.
Continue the day by joining in the fun at Prestwood’s Spirit of Christmas celebrationat Chequers Parade from 5-6pm; includes entertainment, switching on the lights, fireworks and Santa. Prestwood Junior School Choir will be in full song and there’s a competition to keep you busy in the local shop windows. This year’s event is in aid o f MS Halton, Thomas Ball and Medical Detection Dogs. PEG wishes to thank everyone who gives so generously to enable this event to take place annually.
After the fireworks of the last few days and weeks (and we’re not just talking about Nov 5th!), it’s time to gather folk again… Chequers Folk – and share some good old traditional tunes and some new local tunes too.
Next week (16th November) we have a new young local duo, Robyn and Steve, coming to play. They will be bringing a very different style of music to the club, playing their own compositions on violin and keyboard.
Our residents David White and The Wick Trimmers will be there too, and inevitably, whilst including an element of remembrance… the slight misreading of puppy day has crept into the set list, and there could be a few dogmatic references to ‘man’s best friend’ – and the person sitting in row K seat number 9 is in for a treat!
Our very own ‘stand up’, Bob, will be entertaining us too with another of his tall stories – well, he is quite tall…
Do book a table to eat at if you wish to dine in style with us! We look forward to seeing you.
From The Wick Trimmers
Save the Date….31st December….Don’t forget that tickets will soon be on sale at Costcutter, Prestwood and Samways, Great Missenden for the New Year’s Eve barn dance with The Wick Trimmers at Prestwood Village Hall.
Chiltern District Council is undertaking a public consultation that is considering the development of a new leisure and community hub facility to replace the existing Chiltern Pools, community centre facilities, library and youth centre in Amersham. As probably the nearest swimming pool to Prestwood, PVA thought you would wish to comment.
The Council is really keen to understand if residents (young and old) are supportive of developing a new leisure/community hub and also what facilities they would like to be included.
Message from Sue Egan, Chairman Abbey Gym Club (Registered Charity Number 1156313). Tel: 01494 866524 | Mobile: 0788 411 5905 | Email: AbbeyGym@SueEgan.co.uk
Dear Prestwood Residents,
We have applied for £25,000 from the Aviva Community Fund to buy the gymnastics floor in our new building and we need you to vote for us. Anyone who lives in the UK and registers on the Aviva website gets 10 votes for free. Voters can be any age. We hope that you will cast all of your 10 votes for Abbey Gym Club here: https://community-fund.aviva.co.uk/voting/project/view/16-2737 and also ask your friends and family members to vote for us.
If you already have a log-in for Aviva, please log in; alternatively you will need to register to cast your votes. To register, you will be asked for an email address, a password, your full name and whether or not you are over 18 (this does not affect voting).
You will then be sent an email with a link to confirm that you have entered a valid email address.
Once you have registered and clicked the link in the email, you will be taken to the main projects page where you can enter “Abbey Gym” into the project name and click “Search”.
Our page will appear (you will see a picture of our younger gymnasts sitting on the bench during registration) and you can click the “+” button to move the votes to 10, then click the button to cast your 10 votes for us.
If you are able to join this weekend’s litter pick, please collect hi viz top, refuse sack(s) and litter pick tools from my house 18 Orchard Lane between 10 and 2 on Saturday/Sunday. Filled refuse sacks will be collected by CDC from the usual place, The Scout Hut Car Park, next to my sign. Hope I will see you at the weekend – we can make a big difference to this village by litter picking for just an hour or two. THANKYOU Jeanette Hedley
Everyone is invited to join the Prestwood Litter Picking Weekend taking place on Saturday 29th and Sunday 30th October. Call at Grasmere, 18 Orchard Lane (off High Street) between 10am and 2pm either/both days to collect your litter picking tool, hi-viz top and refuse sack(s). Bring your own gloves please. Choose any area in Prestwood village to pick up litter, at any time over the weekend, and then deposit it at a central collection area. For further info please contact Jeanette email: firstname.lastname@example.org
As a Young Person have your say – it means that funding for youth activities could be allocated for you for the next few years…..
Bucks County Councillors on the Children’s Social Care & Learning Select Committee are asking children and young people to help by completing a short survey as to how easy it is for them to give their views to the County Council and to what extent the Council uses those views to help shape and run services for children and young people locally.
Chequers Folk will be back on Wed 19 October at The Chequers Tree at 8pm and, after the summer, we have a treat in store as Fraser and Toots return with their unique blending of musical styles into the folk tradition. We will also be able to enjoy the energy of David White and Peter Cross with their string driven things.
The Wick Trimmers will be playing too but we are sure you will understand that with the sad loss of Ken in our thoughts and emotions, we have a journey to embark on.
Ken had been playing with The Wick Trimmers for over 25 years and in the current line-up for 20 years, and we loved and appreciated him, his playing and the way it all worked together.
So we look forward to seeing you all at The Chequers Tree, and continuing to do what we love, and what Ken loved doing – sharing the music and stories of our community.
You can book a table to eat at if you wish to dine in style with us!
Prestwood Tennis Club held a Tournament and BBQ on Sunday 2nd October to celebrate the official opening of their new Clubhouse at Sprinters Leisure Centre in Honor End Lane. Around 70 members, friends and guests enjoyed a superb afternoon in the sunshine.
The Club would like to register huge thanks to Sweet Charity for a most generous grant, and to Grant & Stone, DC Kaye & Co, Peterley Manor Farm and Stirrett’s for their sponsorship (and particularly to Nigel Stirrettt for the very tasty burgers and sausages consumed on the day). Without the funds provided by these organisations, the Clubhouse would have remained just a dream.
Now we can entertain visiting teams in our own premises and the members have a facility of which they can be proud.
For further information and how to join see our website.
Once again by popular request, Mr Kites Benefit Band will be at Prestwood Village Hall on Saturday 22nd October – 8 until 11.30pm. Tickets £10 from Tricia Nicol on 01494 864664. BYO drinks and nibbles.