Category Archives: Environment

Anything relating to the environment

New planning page on PVA website

Planning Applications in Prestwood


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.

Planning Applications in Prestwood.

Continue reading New planning page on PVA website

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HS2 News from Bucks County Council

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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

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Prestwood Revitalisation Fundraising

You may remember earlier pages about Prestwood Revitalisation.  Here are the links to remind you:

Village Centre Revitalisation Project and Prestwood Buckinghamshire

Fundraising for the next stage of the proposal to revitalise Prestwood by creating a “centre” based at Chequers Corner on the A4128 can be supported by signing up the Great Missenden Parish Revitalisation Group page on the new Chiltern and South Bucks lottery.  For more information, go to Chiltern and South Bucks Lottery

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Recycling made easier

Car park recycling bins now take glass, metal and plastics

Photo of recycling bins in Prestwood Car Park
Recycling bins in Prestwood Car Park

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.”

Further information on local recycling facilities can be found at http://www.chiltern.gov.uk/waste (link opens in new tab).

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Collings Hanger Farm update

An update from Virginia Deradour about Collings Hanger Farm:

“As many Prestwood villagers will have heard from my presentation at PVA’s AGM and Social evening in April, our beautiful barn is being refurbished with the aim of bringing life back into the old buildings that have lain empty and neglected for too long.  The restoration work is moving along and we are entering the next phase of the scheme with plans submitted to create space to be used by local residents for functions, such as meetings, events and social gatherings.

Continue reading Collings Hanger Farm update

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Bucks Rural Affairs Group Annual Conference

Originally detailed in August – REMINDER

BRAG Annual Conference – 24 November

Buckinghamshire Rural Affairs Group will hold their annual conference locally.  This is an opportunity for the rural and environmental community to gather, network and debate the challenges and priorities for rural areas and the natural environment.

AGENDA

  • Sir Henry Aubrey-Fletcher – Scene Setting: BRAG 2020
  • Rt Hon David Lidington MP – Government perspective – Rural Change post Europe
  • Affordable Housing and Urban Growth (Speaker tba)
  • Anthony Stansfeld, Police and Crime Commissioner – The Rural Crime Challenge
  • CPRE -Strategic Land Use (Land Lines) A Response to Rural Chance
  • NEP – State of the Environment/Biodiversity and responding to change

Light buffet lunch

Continue reading Bucks Rural Affairs Group Annual Conference

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A huge THANK YOU

A huge ‘THANK YOU’ from Jeanette Hedley to all those who participated in last weekend’s litter picking exercise in Prestwood.

“There were 25 volunteers in total including 4 eager children.  Without your help, 30+ sacks of rubbish, 2 old wheelbarrows, discarded wood, metal, netting and glass would still be fouling our beautiful village green spaces, pathways, car parks, roads and play park.   What a difference we can make if we all work together to clean up Prestwood.

“Take a look at the photo to see the quantity of rubbish you managed to pick up in a few hours and I’m sure you’ll agree that the effort was worth it.  Well Done!

“Keep watch on the Prestwood Village Association Website for dates of the next community litter pick weekend.”    Jeanette

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Potential redevelopment of Chiltern Pools Amersham

Message from Paul Nanji, Principal Leisure & Wellbeing Manager, Joint Community & Leisure Team, Chiltern District Council, Tel: 01494 732110, Email: pnanji@chiltern.gov.uk

Please see web link which provides a virtual fly-through tour of the new centre.   http://www.chiltern.gov.uk/landswap

There’s also an on-line questionnaire which Chiltern District Council would appreciate your feedback on – Chiltern Pools redevelopment – land swap consultation – have your say – www.chiltern.gov.uk/landswap  

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Essential Maintenance Work: Road Closures

Message from the National Grid

Essential maintenance work on the overhead electricity lines between East Claydon substation and Amersham substation – Road Closures

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“As part of this work, we’ll need to temporarily close part of Frith Hill, between the B485 and King’s Lane, for around 4 weeks, and part of Leather Lane for around 3 weeks. “

You can read the full advisory letter here. (opens in a new browser window)

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Missendens Neighbourhood Policing Update

Missendens Neighbourhood TVP September Newsletter

Catch up with the local news   31149_Missendens_September_2017

Do you know when to ring 999 and when to ring 101?

Thames Valley Police has devised a short survey for all ages across Thames Valley, to better understand how you use these services.   Please take this short survey: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/101or999

Next Have Your Say Event in Prestwood
Wednesday 6th  September 2017 11am–12noon – Chequers Parade, Prestwood
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Please don’t be shy … give Wombling a try…

Orinoco has returned from his summer holiday on Wimbledon Common and is ready to join Prestwood villagers in the next litter picking weekend, which will take place on 30 September and 1 October. 

Tools, refuse sacks and hi viz tops will be available from Jeanette at 18 Orchard Lane, Prestwood, between 10am and 2pm on both days.  Please bring your own gloves.

Volunteers can choose their preferred litter-picking location and collected rubbish will be picked up from a specified location.  If you need further information on this event from Orinoco, ring Jeanette on 01494 866460.

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Chilterns Walking Festival 2017 – HS2 walks

Chilterns Walking Festival
16 September – 1st October 2017

Prestwood & Heath End Councillor John Gladwin emailed us about the Chilterns Walking Festival.

As part of this Festival, the Chiltern Society has organised 3 circular walks to access the proposed route for HS2. These walks are free, but you need to book on-line and places are limited. Continue reading Chilterns Walking Festival 2017 – HS2 walks

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Prestwood Commuter Cab Service

From Prestwood to Great Missenden Station @ £2 a head

Message from Kingshill Cars:

We can transport you for £4 a day to and from Prestwood.  The timetable is designed to get you to the fast trains and pick you up from the same as well.

Why are we doing this?  Because we are aware that there is a huge parking problem in Great Missenden so if we can help people to leave their car at home we will.

If you regularly commute and would like to use such a service at a particular time then please get in touch with anna@kingshillcars.co.uk

The timetable for the Prestwood Commuter Cab and further information on Kingshill Cars’ other services, eg. Share-A-Fare, are on their website.

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Water works in Honor End Lane UPDATE

Honor End Lane road closure for 7 weeks from August 10 – WE HAVE A MAP.

We have pursued this with the contractors and we attach a map showing the closures.  The closure is in BLUE .  According to the contractors, the road will be completely closed for through traffic for up to 7 weeks, although it is hoped that completion will be sooner than that.  Road diversion signs will be in place. To see the full map, click on the image or use this link 

Our original page for this topic is here

 

 

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Water Works in Honor End Lane

Honor End Lane road closure for 7 weeks from August 10

Thames Water are coming to a road near you soon.  We have received the following message from them.  For info, Glade Road is at the very end as you leave Prestwood, by the John Hampden memorial.

From Thames Water

We’ll soon be starting work in your area to replace the water pipes along a section of Honor End Lane. The new plastic pipes are much stronger and will ensure that we continue to provide a top quality service.       For the duration of our works there’ll be a road closure in place on Honor End Lane at the junction of Glade Road.  There will be a diversion route in place.  Please look for our street signage during our works. Continue reading Water Works in Honor End Lane

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