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Community Vision Update – pop-in Friday for a chat and a cuppa…..

Workshop invitation open to all

The first of two sessions to gain further insight into the thoughts of local people of all ages and backgrounds regarding the Community Vision Update is this Friday,  between 2 to 8pm, 23 March, Great Missenden Memorial Centre, Great Missenden, HP16 9AE

Do pop in for a chat and a cuppa –  if you can’t make this Friday then you have a second opportunity on Friday 20 April, again between 2 to 8pm in Prestwood Village Hall.

In the meantime, please do complete the on-line questionnaire.

For further information see previous news item.

Consultation closes 15 May 2018



Come and meet your local councillors

Our local Bucks County Councillor, Peter Martin, and Chiltern District Councillors have a schedule for the year where you have the opportunity to meet them to discuss your concerns and ideas for our local community.

Our Great Missenden Parish Councillors also hold drop in surgeries once a  month – here’s the 2018 timetable.



Good news – A 4128 resurfacing in Prestwood

Wycombe Road between Prestwood and Great Kingshill is to be resurfaced this year some time between April and July. The work is expected to take between one and two weeks. During this time, there will be road closures and diversions. The details of these will be announced as soon as decisions have been made. Provision will be made for access for residents and businesses.

Peter Martin, our Bucks County Councillor, will also be reviewing other resurfacing priorities in the near future.  He will advise us of progress as soon as it is available.

Please also refer to our earlier news page to make your views heard at Potholes – it is time to have your say.

If you have any concerns, please contact our local councillors. Peter Martin (BCC) or John Gladwin (CDC).



Potholes – it is time to have your say

Potholes are obvious to us all.  There are many areas in Bucks competing for limited funds right now. Several of our local residents are prepared to do something for you to highlight the scale of the problem in Prestwood  and the poor standard when roads are repaired. They are prepared to lead a campaign NOW to reflect the strength of local feeling on this for motorists, cyclists and pedestrians alike. Crucially this should increase the funding for Prestwood.  But they need to hear from YOU.  It really is NOW or NEVER.

If you are interested in helping to identify roads and paths of particular concern to you or your family,  please write to  Your email address will not be passed on unless you specifically ask that it is included.  If there is sufficient response from you, we will report back here on what further action will be taken.  Or to make a comment here, please use “Leave a comment” towards the top of this page.

And Thursday was National Pothole Day. There was an hour long program on ITV.  And Bucks Free Press ran a big article last week. Also, click here to see what has happened in Northampton .

Alternatively, you can report directly via Bucks CC report a pothole .

Below are some comments from local residents.  Continue reading Potholes – it is time to have your say



Your chance to meet your local councillors

Dates for Councillors’ surgeries

Message from Peter and Vanessa Martin:

Peter Martin is our local Bucks County Councillor and his wife, Vanessa, a local Chiltern District Councillor.  They’ll be in Great Missenden Library from 11.00 am for an hour on the following Saturdays:

10 February 2018

10 March 2018

16 June 2018

22 September 2018

8 December 2018

They look forward to meeting you then to discuss any local concerns.



It’s pothole season….

County Councillor Mark Shaw, BCC Cabinet Member for Transportation, urges road users in Buckinghamshire to report potholes when they see them:

“Transport for Buckinghamshire will investigate every pothole reported to them, and react on a risk based prioritisation process – put simply, that means the worst ones will be attended to first, as a matter of urgency.  But we’re not mind readers, and the road network is far too vast for us to possibly know where all the potholes are, so we need members of the public to report them to us either using the online form, which only takes a few minutes, or by calling if it’s dangerous or an emergency.   I would ask that everyone be patient while we deal with the fallout of a bad winter – potholes are as inevitable as weather, roads are made of a porous material so that they don’t flood constantly in rain and so when water within the structure freezes, defects will form.”

This winter’s weather has been tough on Buckinghamshire’s roads – while the heavy snowfall in December was the most remarkable weather event, the worst conditions for roads are actually when the ground temperature fluctuates constantly between just above and  just below zero.  Continue reading It’s pothole season….



Well-being community events for local residents

Great Missenden Library and the Prevention Matters team are hosting a series of community events covering physical, mental and community safety themes for local residents.  One of the aims is to raise awareness of the different services that are available to residents within our community so that we can continue to live independently in our own homes for as long as possible.

The second drop in event will be between 11am – 4pm on Wednesday 24th January including a free Dementia Friends information session 11:30am – 12:30 / Tai chi taster session 2:30 – 3pm – stall holders: Alzheimer’s Society, Telecare, Bucks Mind, Community Counselling HP16, Prevention Matters and more.

Week three: Community safety week Friday 2nd February – 11am-4pm,  free Trading Standards Scams workshop 11:45 – 12:30 , stall holders: Legal advice, Fire & Rescue service, TVP, Chiltern District Community safety team, Prevention Matters and more.

Venue: Great Missenden Library.



Great Missenden Library and Prevention Matters

Message from Natalie Judson, Community Links Officer for Prevention Matters:

Great Missenden Library and the Prevention Matters teams are hosting a series of community events covering physical ,mental and community safety themes for local residents. One of the aims is to raise awareness of the different services that are available to residents within their community so that they can continue to live independently in own homes for as long as possible.  These drop in events will be held on the following dates listed below between 11am – 4pm on all dates (Download poster from here): Continue reading Great Missenden Library and Prevention Matters



District Councils set up new Neighbourhood Watch schemes

Neighbourhood Watch Logo

There is still a need for Neighbourhood Watch

South Bucks District Council and Chiltern District Council are actively promoting new and revitalised Neighbourhood Watch Schemes, especially in areas which have experienced incidents of recent burglary. Neighbourhood Watch is one of the biggest and most successful crime prevention initiatives. Behind it lies a simple idea:

Getting together with your neighbours to take action can cut local crime. Continue reading District Councils set up new Neighbourhood Watch schemes



HS2 News from Bucks County Council


New £5m fund to create and restore woodlands

The first £1 million of the HS2 Woodland Fund is being managed by the Forestry Commission on behalf of HS2 Ltd. It is encouraging applications from landowners located up to 25 miles from the
phase one route, which passes through parts of Greater London, Hertfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Oxfordshire, Northamptonshire and Warwickshire, as well as the wider West Midlands. You can
read more here. Continue reading HS2 News from Bucks County Council



BCC to discontinue the mobile library vehicle service

Buckinghamshire County Council (BCC) would like your views on the future of Buckinghamshire’s Mobile Library Service. Have your say, through the consultation that runs from 1 November 2017 until the closing date of 31 December 2017. Complete the consultation in paper form at any Buckinghamshire library and at mobile library service stops. The online version can be completed at any Buckinghamshire library, or at  Buckinghamshire Libraries Mobile Library Service Consultation 2017

Continue reading BCC to discontinue the mobile library vehicle service



“Mobile Library service” and “NHS prepares for winter”

Two items from Bucks County Council.

Bucks County Council would like you to get involved and let them know your views through this consultation – this is your opportunity to have your say on BCC’s proposals and share your own ideas. The Council hopes that as many people as possible will take part in the consultation so that together a library service for the future can be shaped.  Have your say by going to Bucks Library Consultation website now.

Also, this winter your health and care services in Bucks are working hard to ensure you get the care you need at the right time. Go to Bucks health care



On-line Community Forum – Wednesday 22 November 7-9pm

Message from PS 5323 Paul Cossey, Neighbourhood Sergeant – Amersham, Missenden & Chalfonts, Chiltern & South Bucks LPA

“Please can I make you aware of the Online Community Forum taking place on Wednesday 22 November 2017  7-9pm.


“The on-line virtual forum provides members of the community with an opportunity to ask questions to both the police and local council regarding matters that may be of concern.





“The link to the forum is

“Please feel free to take part and forward this on to those who you feel may be interested in taking part or monitoring the event.”

Contact number:  315 6615 / 07974973957   Non Emergency Number 101   Email

Address: King George V Road, Amersham, Buckinghamshire HP6 5AL



Save Buckinghamshire’s Children’s Centres

Message from Save Buckinghamshire’s Children’s Centres Campaign:


We’re sure only people power will change the Council’s mind and save our Children’s Centres.  Please help us spread the word and join us on the day if you can.  Monday 13 November 10.00am – 1.00 pm

Full address for protest:
Bucks County Council, County Hall
Walton Street
HP20 1UA



Bucks County Council’s Budget Consultation 2018/19

Bucks County Council would appreciate your input to their 2018/19 Budget Consultation survey by 19 November.

They’re really keen to hear from businesses as well as residents so, if you can spare the time to take part, please do so.   Many thanks in advance for your support.

Survey link –

website link –

Rebecca Smith,  Customer & Communications Officer, Buckinghamshire County Council



Proposed new approach for early help

Future help to support children and families

Consultation on changes to early help services for children and families extended until 16 October 2017

The consultation on improving early help services for children and families has been extended to 16 October 2017 and further detail on the proposals added following a mid-consultation review.   Find out more about the consultation and how to get involved,

Message first received in August 2017 from Joanne Fowler, Active Communities Officer, Joint Community & Leisure Team, Chiltern District Council – Tel: 01494 732103,  Email:

Buckinghamshire residents are being asked for views on a proposed new approach to early help support for children and families.

The consultation lasts until 22 September and seeks feedback on a new way of supporting families earlier to prevent them needing help from social care services in the future.

Please complete the survey either as an individual and/or on behalf of your organisations.   Feel free to pass this email on to ensure a good response.