Category Archives: Environment

Anything relating to the environment

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

(Extract)

“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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Bucks Rural Affairs Group Annual Conference

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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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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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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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)

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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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Muddy Stilettos ….

The Brill family at Peterley Manor Farm Shop are absolutely delighted to have been voted the Muddy Stilettos Best Farm Shop/Deli in Bucks and Oxon 2017 –  and they’ve asked us to pass on their thanks to everyone who voted for them.

“It would not be possible without the support of all our wonderful customers, friends, family, suppliers, etc. We really owe it all to you, so we would like to express a mammoth and heartfelt THANK YOU!!   We feel truly humbled at the support we have been given.”

Roger and Jane, Roger’s parents, and now his daughters, work tirelessly alongside their brilliant team of staff.   Going from strength to strength, the Farm Shop and Wild Strawberry Cafe are proving very popular.

A reminder too that strawberry picking is now in full swing.

 

 

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Thank you for your help

Message from Jeanette Hedley:

Hello – thanks to you all for giving up time this weekend to participate in the community litter pick.  Here is a photo of the substantial heap of rubbish awaiting collection by CDC.  Prestwood is a cleaner, tidier, better place now thanks to your efforts.  Watch the PVA website for news of the next litter pick weekend, which I will organise for September, and please encourage your friends to join in this worthwhile event.  All the best and thanks –  Jeanette

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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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