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
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.
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…
The Great British Spring Clean – The first litter pick weekend of 2017 will take place over three days – 3rd, 4th and 5th of March.
Tools, hi viz tops and refuse sacks will be available between 10am and 2pm on each day from Jeanette at 18 Orchard Lane, HP16 0NN. Please bring your own protective gloves. Volunteers can choose to litter pick any area of the village and at any time over the extended weekend. The gathered rubbish will be collected by CDC on Monday 6th March – collection point will be advised to individuals participating.
The event is in conjunction with the Great British Spring Clean, which you can view on the Keep Britain Tidy website. Let’s make this the biggest community Wombling event ever!
See you then – Jeanette email: email@example.com
A series of workshops are being held in February, on behalf of Chiltern & South Bucks District Council, across the districts to inform the on-going Chiltern & South Bucks Townscape Character Study.
The informal drop-in sessions will allow parish and town councils, other community groups and local residents to contribute their views on what they value most about the character of their towns or villages.
The workshops will be facilitated by consultants, Chris Blandford Associates, who have been commissioned to undertake an updated and consistent Townscape Character Study of key settlements across both Districts on behalf of the Councils. Continue reading Chiltern Townscape Character Study→
Since its inception, we’ve kept you updated on the progress of the Local Development Scheme (LDS) which Chiltern District Council and South Bucks District Councils have jointly agreed to pursue. Search under Local Plan to read the history.
Nominations are now being accepted for the 2017 Chiltern District Council Youth Awards – the closing date for nominations is 3 February 2017 with presentation evening being 16 March.
Know a youngster in Prestwood who goes the extra mile, or has excelled in academics, arts, sport? Or a young carer? Nominate them in CDC’s Youth Awards 2017 and make their day. It’s simple – do it online or download a form.
Now that Christmas is over many of us make New Year resolutions. Try this one for a quick and easy way to protect your property
Think about how many new things you have. It would be wise to mark any new items you have received.
Property marking is a way to help protect your belongings by deterring burglars and help the Police trace and return stolen property. Deter would-be thieves by marking your property with your postcode and house or flat number (or the first three letters of the house name). Then, if your property is stolen it will be much easier to trace, as it can be positively identified as yours. Continue reading Beat the New Year Burglar→
Community Impact Bucks is asking volunteers, charities and community groups to review This Link and send in your views before next Friday, 16th December. If you would like to talk to someone about it or ask questions, then please phone or email: Tamsin Ireland, Modernising Local Government Project Manager, firstname.lastname@example.org or phone: 01296 585004. The report has no pre-determined outcome and is looking at all possible options. It focuses on finding how best to strengthen local decision making, improve and protect the future of local services, save taxpayers’ money and keep the people of Buckinghamshire at the centre of everything that is done.
Yes, and this one does affect the whole of this area for years to come. So it should involve us all now.
To help you, we have created user friendly maps for you to see how you are affected. These highlight the sites under consideration and make it easy for you to get further official (CDC) information.
We have already informed you about the Local Plan Consultation which is reviewing 15 preferred Green Belt options a few weeks ago. As usual there is a lot of information to go through in the evidence base which is normal for these exercises.
PVA has extracted the current status around Prestwood and displayed them on a map. There are 22 of them.
But aren’t they all rejected?
Yes they are, however some of those have been rejected twice. As this process moves through to a conclusion we should remind ourselves of the current status of the plan as far as Prestwood is concerned.
Any of these can come back, and as you can see in one case; two adjacent areas next to Lodge Lane have both been rejected, the area was made even larger (10 Ha) and appeared again with a proposal for a school to be built there. See this item for area 2.02.
BT have notified Chiltern District Council that, within its current programme of public payphone removals, it is intending to take away the phone box in Honor Road near the junction with Gryms Dyke. Only one call has been made from it over the last year.
There is a notice to this effect on the call box – if you have any comments to make about this please send them by Friday 9th December to Mike Shires, Area Planning Officer – West Team, Chiltern District Council, King George V House, King George V Road, Amersham HP6 5AW 01494 732044: 01494 586508 email: email@example.com www.chiltern.gov.uk/planning
Chiltern District Council is undertaking a public consultation that is considering the development of a new leisure and community hub facility to replace the existing Chiltern Pools, community centre facilities, library and youth centre in Amersham. As probably the nearest swimming pool to Prestwood, PVA thought you would wish to comment.
The Council is really keen to understand if residents (young and old) are supportive of developing a new leisure/community hub and also what facilities they would like to be included.
A group of Prestwood business men have proposed to purchase the currently closed Kings Head pubic house for the community. Last year they were on the verge of completing the deal, only to be gazumped at the last minute. At present the pub is listed as a community asset and it is very unlikely it would get a change of use to residential accommodation granted by the local authority while there is a community bid on the table.
Residential use is only allowed at the Kings Head provided it remains a public house. The property cannot be converted to exclusively residential accommodation without a change in use permission being granted by the local authority.
The group of Prestwood businessmen have stated they would offer the market price for the premises, just as they offered to the previous owners. A spokesman for the group said “ We are very keen to return this pub back to the community where it has been for the last 130 years.”
Message from Sue Egan, Chairman Abbey Gym Club (Registered Charity Number 1156313). Tel: 01494 866524 | Mobile: 0788 411 5905 | Email: AbbeyGym@SueEgan.co.uk
Dear Prestwood Residents,
We have applied for £25,000 from the Aviva Community Fund to buy the gymnastics floor in our new building and we need you to vote for us. Anyone who lives in the UK and registers on the Aviva website gets 10 votes for free. Voters can be any age. We hope that you will cast all of your 10 votes for Abbey Gym Club here: https://community-fund.aviva.co.uk/voting/project/view/16-2737 and also ask your friends and family members to vote for us.
If you already have a log-in for Aviva, please log in; alternatively you will need to register to cast your votes. To register, you will be asked for an email address, a password, your full name and whether or not you are over 18 (this does not affect voting).
You will then be sent an email with a link to confirm that you have entered a valid email address.
Once you have registered and clicked the link in the email, you will be taken to the main projects page where you can enter “Abbey Gym” into the project name and click “Search”.
Our page will appear (you will see a picture of our younger gymnasts sitting on the bench during registration) and you can click the “+” button to move the votes to 10, then click the button to cast your 10 votes for us.