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, 2 to 8pm. Friday 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 2 to 8pm in Prestwood Village Hall.
Chiltern District Council have announced their annual Community Awards, which recognise valuable community contributions. The “Business in the Community Award” went to Sweet Charity. Congratulations to them.
Sisters in their eighties, library volunteers, a super landlady and HS2 campaigners are just some of the people who were honoured. For full details of the awards, please visit Chiltern Community Awards 2018
Members of the public are invited to attend the HS2 Community Liaison Forum at the Chiltern District Council offices on Monday 26th March. HS2 and their contractors will give a presentation on the current work programme and future plans for the local area.
This is an opportunity to hear directly from the contractors, to understand their approach to the work and to ask questions to the experts delivering the work on the ground.
Monday 26th March
Chiltern District Council offices, King George V House, King George V Road, Amersham, Bucks, HP6 5AW
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.
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.
Following reports of Antisocial Behaviour associated with some car parks within Chiltern District, the Chiltern District Council propose to introduce a Public Space Protection Order (PSPO) to cover all the car parks within the area to combat this unwarranted behaviour (this includes Prestwood High Street Car Park).
This was taken on February 8 in the Co-op Car Park, several local residents having highlighted the condition that the recycling containers can sometimes reach. They have made their views known directly to the Waste Department at Chiltern District Council. If you would like to add your comments about this, the link is at the bottom of page http://www.chiltern.gov.uk/contact-us and their e-mail address is firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
The joint Community Safety Team and Thames Valley Police have established a Chiltern Community Forum to identify community safety priorities for the next three months. The first meeting is Tuesday 20th February, 6-8pm at Chesham Grammar School.
Following CDC’s Planning Committee meeting on Thursday 11 January, our local Councillor, John Gladwin, has confirmed that this application has been granted permission.
Belinda Boyd wrote on 28 December 2017:
“As you might have heard; Oakman Inns is engaged in the planning process with Chiltern District Council for an extension and refurbishment of The Polecat.
They are holding a Planning & Design Presentation at Prestwood Village Hall on Friday 5th January between 2 and 7pm to give residents an opportunity to meet key members of their team and to discuss their proposals.”Continue reading Polecat Extension and Renovation→
The ever-increasing popularity and sophistication of gardening has not gone unnoticed by the criminal. Garden crime is a reality. According to police statistics, the most likely items to be stolen are mowers, strimmers, chain saws, hedge trimmers, garden furniture and plants.
Nature herself provides one of the best solutions to many garden crimes. With careful thought and planning you can reduce the risk of becoming a victim of garden crime, whilst at the same time creating an attractive garden. For instance you can create an impenetrable hedge, which looks far more attractive than security fencing but is just as effective.
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:
Message from the Police and Crime Commissioner, Anthony Stansfeld:
On Tuesday 19th December the Home Secretary announced a substantial £450 million increase in police funding across England and Wales. However, this funding package assumes that all Police and Crime Commissioners (PCCs) will raise the police element of council tax by £1 a month (or £12 a year) for a band D property which, collectively, will raise £270 million of the £450 million increase. This will allow forces to continue to provide an effective service in their critical work to fight crime and protect the public.
At present around 60% of Thames Valley Police’s £393 million annual policing budget is funded by central government, with the policing element of your council tax making up the remainder. Since 2010/11 the police grant has been cut by around 38% in real terms which has resulted in Thames Valley Police (TVP) having to make £99 million of savings in order to balance the budget. These cuts have already led to a manpower reduction of over 1,000 full time equivalent posts, including more than 450 police officers. Continue reading Survey on an increase in council tax to help protect operational policing→
Prestwood Village Association has been piloting a new page to show the approximate locations of planning applications in Prestwood as shown on the Chiltern District Council (CDC) website. We are doing this to make it easier for you to see what is happening in Prestwood.
The page is updated each week and can be found under the News drop-down menu or by clicking on the button below.
Back in the summer of this year Prestwood Village Association started to note planning applications from the Chiltern District Council planning portal that were in or around Prestwood. We have placed them on a map which is roughly the right location based on the post code.
If you click on a pin it tells you the reference number, and then you can find out more detail through the CDC website.
This work continues every week. The map below shows the latest planning applications.
Car park recycling bins now take glass, metal and plastics
PVA was alerted by a subscriber that the Prestwood Car Park glass recycling bins had been removed and it seemed that there were no plans to replace them.
PVA contacted local councillor John Gladwin, who informed us that in fact, the containers in the car park are now able to take glass, plastics and metal and it was not necessary to have separate bins for these. He wrote:
“Chiltern District Council are pleased to announce that the mixed recycling bins at Prestwood Car Park can now be used for recycling glass along with metals and plastics (in the same way as the blue domestic recycling bins). This will reduce the number of recycling bins in the car park with the removal of the 3 glass recycling containers.”
As the Christmas shopping season gets into full swing, Chiltern District Council’s Community Safety Team is asking people to think again before borrowing money to avoid debt spiralling out of control.
At this time of year it is all too easy to get persuaded to use high cost ‘buy now pay later’ catalogues, payday loans, doorstep lenders and even loan sharks. All these sources of credit will lead to high interest rates and, in the case of loan sharks, intimidation and possibly harm. Check out the following advice:- Continue reading Stop! Think! They never let you go!→