The Forget Me Not Club is hosting its annual AUTUMN FAYRE on Saturday 8 October at Prestwood Village Hall from 2.00 to 4.00 pm.
There will be stalls selling books, bric-a-brac, homemade cakes, jewellery, gifts, cards, tombola, raffle. We encourage the community of Prestwood to come along to enjoy an afternoon in support of our over 60s club.
Entrance is 50p to include tea and biscuits.
Prestwood Junior School – Holiday Camp – Get Active Sports
Abbey Gym Club is fundraising to build new gymnastics centre in Prestwood on part of the Sprinters Leisure Centre site in Honor End Lane. Please support them by buying a brick for a donation of £10 or more. Every brick donation will be listed in the entrance hall of the new building and donations of £100 or more will be recognised on real brick slips.
Please send donations by electronic bank transfer to:
Sort Code: 30 93 67, Account No. 00076198, using the reference BRICK plus your family name. Then contact the club by email: email@example.com, or send a letter – more info on their website.
This is a golden opportunity for the 700+ children living in Prestwood to take part in an Olympics legacy – Abbey Gym Club has over 300 children on their waiting list from the local area wishing to join but, until they have their own permanent premises, the waiting list cannot be reduced by much each year.
See previous articles at Buy a Brick Fundraising for Abbey Gym Club and Abbey Gym Club plans.
The barn is now looking suitably Autumnal, stacked high with homegrown pumpkins of all shapes and sizes, as well as new WHITE pumpkins and Crown Prince squash (excellent eating variety).
Halloween Supper Date
7:30pm – 11:00pm, Thursday 27th October 2016 – See more information for how to book.
Tickets on Sale Now
2 live bands
3 live comedy acts
8 real ales
Real Ale sausage and beef burger BBQ
£10 entry per person
Pre purchased tickets £8 each from the Tasting Bar.
See for further info.
Prestwood Evening WI will be serving homemade cakes on Sunday 25 September 3 – 5pm. Find out how to make your garden bee-licious with local experts and enjoy bee inspired cakes. Honey will be available for sale.
An evening with Prestwood’s community choir, The Gathering Singers, on Saturday 8 October at 7pm at St Peter and St Paul Church, Great Missenden.
A varied choral and instrumental concert featuring the premiere of ‘A Day is Coming’ – a song cycle on the theme of heaven written by choir director, Philippa Wallin, with guests including The Misbourne Harmony Choir. Tickets – adults £9, 16s & under £2 available from Costcutter Prestwood, Samways Great Missenden and wegottickets.com
Have you had any garden work carried out?
8th September 2016
A resident has reported:
“A pile of garden waste has been tipped on the side of Hangings Lane, Prestwood, about 20m beyond the Footpath gate — from the size of it I would guess it was a small flatbed tipper or a van load.”
It is a substantial load including new lawn turf trimmings, and mature shrubs that have been cut back and a lot of soil.
If you have any information about this please report it to the relevant authorities, here is the link: http://www.chiltern.gov.uk/article/1664/Rubbish-and-Accumulations
Everyone pays for the clear up in our council taxes.
Join in the fun – don’t worry – the questions won’t all be about cricket! website http://prestwood.cricket/default.aspx Contact email firstname.lastname@example.org, or mobile 07903132906 for tickets.
Better – the UK’s largest network of public gyms and leisure centres – will host an open day on Saturday 27 August at Sprinters Leisure Centre to get more people more active in our local community and celebrate Team GB’s achievements at the Rio 2016 Games.
The FREE ENTRY open day running from 11am to 3pm will have sports and activities for the whole family to join in including a Penalty Shootout, Team Ski Walk, Tug of War, Egg & Spoon Race, Welly Wanging, Tennis Taster Sessions and Walking Football Tasters.
Jamie Webster, General Manager for Sprinters Leisure Centre, Prestwood said, “All staff at the Sprinters Leisure Centre are proud to fly the I Am Team GB flag and host the open day. We’re inviting our members and local residents to come and join in with the different activities alongside our staff and be part of this nationwide celebration of sport, and see what we have on offer in the centre for families throughout the rest of the year.”
An additional bonus – come and see the completed car park including diffused lighting and the Tennis Club’s new pavilion. Sprinters is really on the up.
More info at IATGB Open Day 27th Aug press-release-Sprinters
David Gardner, Active Communities Officer, Chiltern District Council and South Bucks District Council, is putting together an article for the Bucks Older People Forum newsletter which will be celebrating UK older people month. It will include news of October events and general service information appropriate for the 55s and older.
Do you have a regular event which could do with an extra push?
If you would like him to include information please let him have : DATE, TIME, EVENT / SERVICE DESCRIPTION, BOOKING OR CONTACT FOR MORE INFORMATION: YOUR WEBSITE / FACEBOOK: BY THE DEADLINE OF MONDAY 22nd AUGUST
David Gardner, Active Communities Officer, Chiltern District Council and South Bucks District Council Telephone 01494 732759 email DGardner@chiltern.gov.uk
Congratulations to all volunteers for rising to the Olympian Wombling Challenge this weekend. An astonishing amount of fly-tipped rubbish and litter was collected by a dedicated team of 20 litter picking volunteers, some of whom had extensive previous experience of Wombling and several who were newcomers to the ‘sport’. All enthusiastic participants exceeded expectations and the impressive results of their labours amounted to a huge stack of refuse sacks, shopping trolleys, carpets, washing airer, glass, light fitting and wood.
Well done everyone – a brilliant team effort! Thank you all so much for helping to clean up our lovely village.
I hope to see you all during the next Wombling Weekend – 29th and 30th October. Jeanette Hedley
Tuesday 8 November is the deadline to feedback via completing a questionnaire on how you think your voluntary or community organisation in Bucks can move forward with support.
The contract Bucks County Council is consulting on is currently delivered by Community Impact Bucks
and supports groups and organisations working in communities, delivering services and working with volunteers across the whole county.
For further info on the plans so far start here
and from there you will be able to access the survey too,
Thank you and best wishes,
Community Engagement & Development (CED)
Communities, Health and Adult Social Care
Buckinghamshire County Council
6th Floor, New County Hall
Aylesbury HP20 1UA
Tel: 01296 383570
Mob: 07917 210597
Women’s Group Requires Rejuvenation!
Message from Sue Harris, President of Evening WI:
Would you relish the opportunity to support and run a women’s only
group, which has members, healthy funds and a meeting place?
Prestwood Evening WI are concerned that there will not be a full
committee this October. This would lead to the closure of the WI,
which is due to celebrate its 60th Birthday in 2017. We also have
active sub groups which include a Book Club, a Craft Group and a
The WI welcomes women of all ages from 18+ (You have to become a member to join the committee
It’s highly likely that Prestwood Evening WI (with a membership of
30) will close. Six committee members, including the President,
Secretary and Treasurer are stepping down this October and without new committee members we will be suspended. We can only hope that this call to women in Prestwood and the surrounding area will lead to the WI group continuing.
If you’re inspired to save and rejuvenate this group, then please
contact Sue Harris for further information: 07503215708 or
Hello Litter Picking friends, old and new,
I am writing to let you know that the next community litter pick is taking place on Saturday 13th and Sunday 14th August and hope that you and like minded friends and neighbours can join in with this worthwhile exercise. Previous litter picks have produced an inordinate amount of discarded rubbish which never fails to amaze me.
Please do spread the word about this event. The more volunteers that join in, the more litter we can gather from our lovely village.
Hi-viz tops, litter picking tools and refuse sacks (PLEASE BRING YOUR OWN GLOVES) can be collected from my house Grasmere, 18 Orchard Lane, between 10am and 2pm on both days and litter picking can be done at any time during that weekend, in any area and for any length of time.
Filled refuse sacks can be left at the Scout Hut car park, Nairdwood Lane, for collection by CDC on Monday 15th. If anyone wishes to speak to me prior to this event, my number is 866460 or email me. Thank you.
Kind Regards, Jeanette Hedley – email: email@example.com
We apologise to anyone interested in attending this event, it has been cancelled because not enough people expressed an interest in attending. We were only informed after the August newsletter went out.
* Including Go Karts on 15th & Hartbeats African Drumming on 22nd
Prestwood Youth & Community Action Group together with Sprinters Leisure bring you Summer Activity Days on Monday 15th & 22nd August on Prestwood Common. For age 8 up to 16 years.
Including fun games & multi-sports from Sprinters Leisure and scrummy lunch beforehand.
* Many thanks to Sweet Charity for funding the Go Karts & African drumming
Book now to avoid disappointment. £5 per day PYCAG members; £6 Friends. Please print off and complete the booking form and send or deliver, together with your payment, to 125 Fairacres, Prestwood HP16 0LF or email to firstname.lastname@example.org or 07905 381627. Cheques payable to Prestwood Youth & Community Action Group. www.pycag.org.uk
If you would like to purchase sweet-shop “tuck” in the afternoon please ensure your maximum spend is 50p.
Book now to avoid disappointment – first come, first served.
On Saturday you can join Cameron and his family as they raise money for Friends of PICU, a charity which helped to save his life.
Starting at 1pm, there will be lots of activities for children to enjoy. Plus, Phil and his team at the Polecat will be serving a great range of Malt Ales on the outside bar. You can find out more here.
There’s something to involve everyone at this FREE event. Join in the fun by contacting Sprinters Leisure Centre 01494 866688.
Please find 16.07.13 Action notes Great Missenden DFC on 13/07/16. The next meeting is in Wendover at the Lindengate project (Wyevale Garden Centre) on Wednesday 5 October from 12- 1:30pm. If you’d like to attend, please confirm your attendance to Sian Chattle at email@example.com.
From Natalie Judson, Community Links Officer (Amersham & Chesham Locality) Prevention Matters, Communities Engagement and Development Team, Communities, Health and Adult Social Care, Buckinghamshire County Council