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New planning page on PVA website

Planning Applications in Prestwood

Prestwood Village Association is 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 new page is under the News drop-down menu or via this link.

We are NOT accepting comments on planning applications on the PVA site but if you have any comments on the usefulness or otherwise of this new page, we would be pleased to hear from you.

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News about the Kings Head Pub

Latest News about the Kings Head

Updated 21/07/17

Message from Cara Nix

We are delighted to let the local community know that the application to create a childrens day nursery at the Kings Head in Prestwood was finally approved by the planning committee at the council meeting on 20th July.

We would like to say a huge thank you for all the support that the
application has received.  We believe the nursery will have a golden future.

Andy and Cara Nix Continue reading News about the Kings Head Pub

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Polling District and Places Review

Message from Katherine Petty (Chiltern District Council)

Chiltern District Council is carrying out a review of polling districts and polling places within its area as required by the Polling Places (Parliamentary Elections) Regulations 2006.

Note: this is not a review of District Ward boundaries.

  • A polling district is a geographical area created by the sub-division of a parliamentary constituency or ward into smaller parts.
  • A polling place is the building or area in which polling stations will be located.
  • A polling station is the area within the polling place where voting takes place.

The requirements are that: Continue reading Polling District and Places Review

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Clemmit Farm Appeal

Appeal Decision

Hearing held on 26 April 2017
Site visit made on 27 April 2017 by Graham Dudley BA (Hons) Arch Dip Cons AA RIBA FRICS an Inspector appointed by the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government.

Decision date: 14 July 2017

Appeal A: APP/X0415/C/14/2216326, 27 & 28

Clemmit Farm, Wycombe Road, Prestwood, Buckinghamshire HP16 0HJ

Details are in the attached document:  Inspectorate of Planning Decision on CH_2013_1270_FA–3077444

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Thinning out of trees

Lawrence Grove Wood

You may have noticed on the PVA Facebook Group yesterday it was reported that trees were being felled in the woodland at the end of Widmere Field – known locally as the “potential 76 new homes site”.

However,  John Gladwin, our local CDC Councillor,  has kindly confirmed that Keith Musgrave, CDC’s Tree & Landscape officer, visited the site today and says “…. the work is taking place within the woodland of Lawrence Grove rather than the proposed development site of Widmere Field that is now protected by a Tree Preservation Order.”

“I was told that the work is being supervised by a reputable forestry company and that it has been approved by the Forestry Commission through a Felling Licence.  It is a thinning operation within the younger woodland removing mainly birch that will be used for charcoal production.  The work is expected to finish today.”

So, panic not … and thanks to Helen for her initial alert and also Caroline, Jake and John for following this up.

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Brown Bins

From Chiltern District Council – Press release – 7 July 2017

In a move to make food waste recycling even easier, plastic bags can now be used by householders to line their kitchen caddy for the weekly collection.  These include freezer and sandwich bags, supermarket carriers, pedal bin liners and the bags that salad, bread and cereal are bought in.

This change – taking place in the Chiltern, South Bucks and Wycombe District Council areas – is set to increase the volume of food waste sent for treatment.

Previously, compostable bags were the only type of bag allowed in food recycling.  However, we have been working with the operators of the plant, and they are now able to accept other kinds of bags too. The bags are all separated from the food when it is delivered to the plant, and the food waste is then processed, creating renewable electricity, and at the end of the process the digested food waste gets spread to land as a nutrition-rich fertiliser.

The Southern Districts, working with Buckinghamshire County Council, made this move after receiving feedback from residents saying that having to buy compostable bags was a barrier which tended to prevent them recycling their food waste.  Using plastic bags and newspaper should encourage greater participation of the weekly food waste collection.

Full information can be found on each Council’s website:  www.chiltern.gov.uk/foodwaste

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Callaghans to become a restaurant/café/deli?

Bob Hougham (GMPC) has brought to our attention the following planning application for the re use of Callaghans shop site:

See CDC planning application CH/2017/1036/PNA3 for further information. When you reach the CDC planning site you need to search on the planning application reference.

If you wish to comment you’ll need to do so either by letter, email or on-line to Chiltern District Council put in details of address etc by the 21 June 2017.

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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

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Spring into action at Sprinters

Sprinters is continuing its “no joining fee offer” to Prestwood Village Association subscribers interested in signing up at Sprinters to get fit for 2017.

All you need do is show Reception your latest emailed PVA newsletter on your mobile prior to registering, or  take a print-out of it with you.

If you’d like to join Sprinters but aren’t a subsciber to the PVA emailed monthly newsletter, then join up to receive it – PVA will bring the local news to you monthly and you can also take advantage of Sprinters’ offer…

http://www.better.org.uk/leisure-centre/chiltern/sprinters

Visit the Sprinters display stand at the PVA’s AGM/Social evening in the Village Hall on Tuesday 25 April (doors open 7pm) to find out more.

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Public Spaces Protection Orders

CDC seeks your opinion (before the 14th of May)

Message from John Gladwin (CDC Councillor)

Chiltern District Council and South Bucks District Council are currently reviewing our powers of dog control and anti-social drinking in public spaces, and we would like to hear your views.

The results of this consultation will inform our plans for the introduction of new Public Spaces Protection Orders (PSPOs). PSPOs are one of a number of new powers introduced by the Anti-Social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014. They are designed to stop individuals or groups committing anti-social behaviour in a public space which is having or is likely to have a detrimental effect on the quality of life of people in the area.

To help us carry out this review, we would like to invite you to complete our consultation here.

The deadline for responses is Sunday, 14 May 2017. For more information and a link to the consultation go to www.chiltern.gov.uk/PSPO or www.southbucks.gov.uk/PSPO.

If you have any questions, please contact us by email at communitysafety@chiltern.gov.uk or communitysafety@southbucks.gov.uk

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Co-Op Car Park

Car Park by Prestwood Co Op and Social Housing

You may not be aware, but the proposal by Paradigm to CDC to take some of the car park by the Co Op to increase the level of affordable housing in the District is still under consideration, and is one site on the list of possible proposals that are being considered.  One of the reasons it is still there is because doubt has been raised as to how full the car park actually gets.

 If you wish to express an opinion regarding this topic, in particular the loss of some of the car park area, you may want to consider approaching one or all of your local councillors, possibly providing photographic evidence of when the car park is full and your views regarding the facility it offers to the wide community.

If you would like to make contact with them to share your views and provide any evidence you have in terms of the demand for spaces in the car park, their contact details are:

List of Chiltern District Councillors. 

Cllr Martin, Peter:             PMartin@chiltern.gov.uk
Cllr Wallace, Heather:     Hwallace@chiltern.gov.uk
Cllr Jones, Robert:             RJones@chiltern.gov.uk
Cllr Gladwin, John:            JGladwin@chiltern.gov.uk

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Easter waste & recycling collection times

Don’t forget to recycle all those card boxes, plastic packaging and foil.  It makes eating all those delicious Easter eggs guilt-free!

Normal Collection Day      Revised Collection Day
Friday 14 April                            Saturday 15 April
Monday 17 April                        Tuesday 18 April
Tuesday 18 April                       Wednesday 19 April
Wednesday 19 April               Thursday 20 April
Thursday 20 April                    Friday 21 April
Friday 21 April                           Saturday 22 April

More information at www.chiltern.gov.uk/serviceupdate

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Proposed unitary authority – latest

Plans would save £18m a year to invest in services

Plans have been submitted to central government to save taxpayers £18m a year through reducing the number of councils in Bucks from five to just one.  Under the proposals, both the County Council and four district councils would be abolished and replaced by a new Buckinghamshire-wide ‘unitary’ authority responsible for all council services.

The money saved through cutting unnecessary bureaucracy could be invested in front line services, including roads and pavements, libraries, schools, help for older people, community safety and pubic transport.  For more information log onto www.futurebucks.co.uk

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More information on HS2

Message from Mike Johnstone, HS2 Lead, Great Missenden Parish Councillor

Following Royal Assent, the local HS2 Engagement team have arranged two ‘drop-in’ information events with emphasis on property compensation schemes for local residents and to enable you to find out more about HS2 in your area.

 The events are planned for:

 – Wednesday 29th March 2.00 -7.00 pm at Ballinger Village Hall

 – Friday 31st March 1.30 – 8:00 pm at Wendover Memorial Hall

 HS2 Drop in event 29th March is the HS2 leaflet providing more details.

There will be other events arranged by the local councils and by HS2 Ltd to keep you informed of developments.

Cllr Mike Johnstone – HS2 Lead, GMPC

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Safer walking route to Infant School

Provision of a safer walking route to the Infant School – Your chance to help

Saturday & Sunday, 11 & 12 March w/end (and Sat 25 March additionally if needed) between 10am – 4pm.

Help is needed to clear and gather up the over-growth and rubbish along the public footpath leading from Chequers Lane (opposite the allotments) round the back of the Infant school to Kiln Road (near Cats Croft access path – oldest house in the village).

Meet-up at the Infant School where on-site parking and loos available, together with a refreshing cuppa afterwards.   The main task of clearing the footpath will have previously been done by a professional lopping team.

After the route has been cleared, Bucks County Council’s workforce will prepare and lay hoggings, making the footpath accessible for walking to school, even for double buggies, due to be carried out in the Easter school holidays.

Dress appropriately including sturdy boots or wellies, gloves, together with high vis waistcoat and loppers/secateurs if you have them.

Please do drop-in for a couple of hours and help tidy up the site in order to prepare for the provision of a much safer walking route to the Infant School in Moat Lane for our children.

For further information and to leave your details please contact Ivan Lovegrove, School Governor and Parish Councillor  ivanlovegrove@gmail.com  so that your offer of help can be registered.  Many thanks.  www.prestwoodinfants.org/ 

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Sprinters Leisure Centre Changing Room Refurbishment

Sprinters are delighted to announce that  their Gym Changing Rooms have been transformed.    Extensive work through January has seen the rooms update massively.   New floors and shower cubicles as well as new hair dryers and hair straighteners have been added and feedback has been great.

Come down to Sprinters and see for yourself!

Also, as a New Year starter, Sprinters are offering a no joining fee offer to Prestwood Village Association subscribers interested in signing up at Sprinters to get fit for 2017.

All you need do is show Reception your latest emailed PVA newsletter on your mobile prior to registering, or  take a print-out of it with you.

If you’d like to join Sprinters but aren’t a subsciber to the PVA emailed monthly newsletter, then join up to receive it – PVA will bring the local news to you monthly and you can also take advantage of Sprinters’ offer…

http://www.better.org.uk/leisure-centre/chiltern/sprinters

 

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Chiltern Community Lottery?

Chiltern District Council would be pleased to have your views for or against a local lottery.   There is a link to a short survey on this CDC web page:  http://www.chiltern.gov.uk/LocalLottery

Kind Regards   David Gardner BA (Hons), Active Communities Officer, Joint Community & Leisure Team, Chiltern District Council & South Bucks District Council   01494 732759  dgardner@chiltern.gov.uk   david.gardner@southbucks.gov.uk

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