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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.



Have a fright-free Halloween

Stay safe this Halloween

Hannah Tomlin, Community Safety Officer, sent us this article:

Halloween is a night of innocent fun for many youngsters, but for elderly or vulnerable residents, it can be distressing and frightening.

To help make the 31 October trick or treat celebration enjoyable for everyone, Thames Valley Police is working with Chiltern District Council and South Bucks District Council’s Joint Community Safety Team to encourage residents to display posters in their front windows indicating whether or not they welcome Halloween callers. Continue reading Have a fright-free Halloween



30 Hours Childcare for 3 and 4 year olds

From Buckinghamshire Family Information Service – application deadline 31 August

The 30 hours free childcare scheme will be available for 3 and 4 year olds from September 2017 in Buckinghamshire.  The scheme aims to help eligible families to get back into work or extend their working pattern by offering an additional 15 hours free childcare per week.   We have put together a guide to help parents, carers, childcare providers and professionals understand the eligibility criteria and sign up process which we hope you find useful. Continue reading 30 Hours Childcare for 3 and 4 year olds



Bus service changes from 3 September

Message from David Horsler, Passenger Transport Development Officer, Transport for Buckinghamshire, New County Offices, Walton Street, Aylesbury HP20 1UY 

“I am writing to advise of a number of changes to bus services being introduced from 3 September 2017.

“The change that will directly affect Prestwood is that Service 48A, which operates on Sundays between Great Missenden, Prestwood and High Wycombe, is being withdrawn.

“This route linked operationally with the Sunday service 40 timetable, but this will not be possible in future and running a replacement service is not affordable.   Passenger numbers are low, with an average of only 4 passengers per journey who will have no alternative service;  the section of the route between Hazelmere and High Wycombe is covered by Service One.

“There are no changes planned for service 48, the Monday to Saturday route operated by Arriva.

“Further changes in the High Wycombe area are also planned.   Full timetable details will be on the Buckinghamshire County Council website in early August and information for passengers will be provided on buses, in the bus station and at bus stops.”



Good Neighbour Scheme (Updated)

Latest news from Debi Game (Community Impact Bucks)

There was a very good turnout for our recent information evening about the potential of developing a Good Neighbours Scheme for the Great Missenden Parish. We have agreed to meet again to discuss and hopefully agree the following:

  • The focus and scope of the Good Neighbours Scheme
  • The geographical coverage of the scheme
  • Identify volunteers to a) form the GNS committee and/or b) be prepared to volunteer to help deliver support
  • Agree how Community Impact Bucks can best support you to develop and launch your scheme.

Continue reading Good Neighbour Scheme (Updated)



Two road closures – Station Approach and Rignall Road


Transport for Bucks road closures – Station Approach and Rignall Road

Transport for Buckinghamshire will be undertaking highway maintenance carriageway resurfacing works in two places as part of their Capital Road Investment Programme to improve the condition of the road in order to prolong its life.

To the carriageway of Station Approach.  The works here are scheduled to take place during week commencing the 30th May, and are expected to take up to three nights. This work will be carried out utilising a road closure that will be in operation between 19.00 and 06.00 Information signs will be erected on site prior to the commencement of the works, giving the actual dates and durations.

To the carriageway at Rignall Road, Little Hampden from The Old Gated Road to the London Road, Great Missenden. This will be carried out in two phases. The surface dressing preparatory works here are scheduled to take place from Tuesday 30th May 2017 and it is anticipated they will take up to 3 weeks to complete.  Actual surface dressing dates have yet to be confirmed, however we anticipate this will be completed by the end of August and reinstatement of road markings completed by the end of September. This work will be carried out utilising a daytime closure that will be in operation between 09.30 and 15.30hrs. Information signs will be erected on site prior to the commencement of the works, giving the actual dates and durations.

Further information about this work can be found on Transport for Buckinghamshire’s Service Information Centre at  or alternatively you can call 01296 382416 and one of my colleagues will be able to pass your enquiry through to me.

Yours sincerely Mary McElhinney Schemes Delivery Co-ordinator/Technician



Discussion on Unitary Proposals

Chance for your organisation to shape discussion on unitary proposals

Buckinghamshire County Council wants to hear the views of town and parish councils and the voluntary and community sector over plans to modernise local government.

Independent research company, Opinion Research Services (ORS), is conducting a number of workshops in Wycombe, Saunderton, Chesham and Aylesbury for stakeholders to give their important insight into the proposals.

The workshops will provide a platform for discussion around the core themes of the proposals, including the need for change and the benefits and challenges created by changing the way local services are delivered. Continue reading Discussion on Unitary Proposals