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Forget-Me-Not Autumn Fayre

isThe 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.



October Half-term activities


Prestwood Junior School – Holiday Camp – Get Active Sports


Running every holiday our camps promise fun and imaginative sports sessions combined with challenging games, activities and themed Arts & Crafts. See our Welcome Pack 2016 for full details.
Timetables available: Sport & Autumn Art & Craft
Friday 28th October is Fancy Dress Friday! Come in ANY costume you like and join the Fancy Dress Parade!

For more information including prices and booking. 



Buy a Brick to help Abbey Gym Club

1601%20-%20Abbey%20Gym%20Club%2030th%20logo       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:, 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.




A Day is Coming

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



Flytipping Alert

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:

Everyone pays for the clear up in our council taxes.



Prestwood Youth Club

Prestwood Youth Club is looking for Volunteers to help with our Thursday night club for 8-11 year olds.  Giving us a couple of hours of your time once a week could make not only you, but lots of other people really happy!  Looks great on your CV too!

You must be over 16,  prepared to be interviewed (very friendly) and also have a DBS check (all done by us).  Please go to the ‘contact us’ page on our website to get in touch.

We look forward to meeting you soon!



Free Family fun on 27 August – Prestwood Village Games

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



Do you hold a regular event for 55s plus?

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



Team GB Prestwood Scores Gold for Wombling!

From Jeanette:

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.

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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



Voluntary & Community Sector Infrastructure consultation

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,
Kyle Banks
Project Manager
Community Engagement & Development (CED)
Communities, Health and Adult Social Care
Buckinghamshire County Council
6th Floor, New County Hall
Walton Street
Aylesbury   HP20 1UA

Tel: 01296 383570
Mob: 07917 210597



Call to keep Prestwood Evening WI going

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
Theatre Group.

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



Don’t be shy – GIVE WOMBLING A TRY …

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:



Join the fun at Prestwood Youth Club – 15 & 22 August


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.



Better logo Including fun games & multi-sports from Sprinters Leisure and scrummy lunch beforehand.

Sweet Charity* Many thanks to Sweet Charity for funding the Go Karts & African drumming

 Programme & booking form  Holiday Brochure 2016 PYCAG.  

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  or 07905 381627.   Cheques payable to Prestwood Youth & Community Action Group.

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.



Dementia-Friendly latest

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

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