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: email@example.com
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
Orinoco is getting ready for the next
Big Prestwood Litter Pick!
Can he count on your support?
Orinoco needs your ‘Wombling’ support to tidy up our beautiful village. On Saturday 24th and Sunday 25th June, volunteers are needed to participate in a litter pick in Prestwood village. Continue reading Next Prestwood Litter Pick→
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 …
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…
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.
200 Free tickets for a ride on the Steam Train with tea and cake at Chinnor & Princes Risborough Railway
Chinnor & Princes Risborough Railway have 200 tickets to give away to the elderly community and their carers within a 10 mile radius of Princes Risborough. They’re running a special Steam charter on Tuesday 2nd May and all those with tickets will enjoy a Vintage Steam Train ride of approximately 50 minutes with tea and cake / biscuits on either their 11:00 or 13:00 services. (100 tickets per train)
It is totally free and you need only provide your own transport to and from Chinnor Station.
They advise that those attending are able to negotiate the few steps to the platform and again into the carriage – although there is a ramp there. Two wheelchairs can be accommodated on-board per trip in a newly adapted carriage.
To obtain your free tickets please contact Ray Gomm, Group Bookings Manager, on 07718 003 133 letting him know how many tickets you require ( including carers ) up to a maximum of 25 per organisation and your preference of time. First come – first served so please don’t delay….book now
Ray Gomm -Group & Special Events Manager
Chinnor & Princes Risborough Railway
Every year in conjunction with the BBKA, Mid Bucks beekeepers plays its part in the collection of honeybee swarms throughout the UK.
Mid Bucks beekeepers have been very successful in recent years collecting on average over 100 swarms per year. Most of this success has been due to the help received from local councils and other organisations in informing and educating the general public.
Research has shown that swarms that are not collected and allowed to find their own nest sites have only a 30% chance of surviving for a year. This falls to less than 10% for surviving 2 winters.
One of the main causes of these losses is the varroa mite that infests almost all bee colonies. Beekeepers can treat these mites and reduce their effect on bees and increase the chances of survival – swarm document 2017.
As a beekeeping association we run a dedicated swarm line during the summer months. The line becomes active on April 1st. this year – Swarm Hotline = 07770370132, and I’m asking you to publicise this important service locally. NB: Check the BBKA website first to identify that you have a honeybee rather than a bumblebee swarm. Thanks in advance for your vital help.