Great Missenden Library and the Prevention Matters team are hosting a series of community events covering physical, mental and community safety themes for local residents. One of the aims is to raise awareness of the different services that are available to residents within our community so that we can continue to live independently in our own homes for as long as possible.
The second drop in event will be between 11am – 4pm on Wednesday 24th January including a free Dementia Friends information session 11:30am – 12:30 / Tai chi taster session 2:30 – 3pm – stall holders: Alzheimer’s Society, Telecare, Bucks Mind, Community Counselling HP16, Prevention Matters and more.
Week three: Community safety week Friday 2nd February – 11am-4pm, free Trading Standards Scams workshop 11:45 – 12:30 , stall holders: Legal advice, Fire & Rescue service, TVP, Chiltern District Community safety team, Prevention Matters and more.
Venue: Great Missenden Library.
Message from Natalie Judson, Community Links Officer for Prevention Matters:
Great Missenden Library and the Prevention Matters teams are hosting a series of community events covering physical ,mental and community safety themes for local residents. One of the aims is to raise awareness of the different services that are available to residents within their community so that they can continue to live independently in own homes for as long as possible. These drop in events will be held on the following dates listed below between 11am – 4pm on all dates (Download poster from here): Continue reading Great Missenden Library and Prevention Matters
Message from Philippa,
Dear Chequers Folk folk…
We hope you have enjoyed your Christmas festivities and are well into the possibilities of a new year. We certainly enjoyed the Chequers Folk Christmas special, so we thought we would offer you a January Chequers special, Wednesday 17th, as a follow up.
And so, to this end we’ve invited our friends,
It’s the Fraser and Toots duo from Buckingham.
We do recommend that you try to attend
As they bring well known songs and originals, self-penned!
There’ll be folk that is local and tales anecdotal
With musical paintings and even some vocals,
And we really do hope that you’ll handel and cope
With some firework music that was writ for the royals.
We’re sure you’ll agree, that if the date suits
It’s a date for your diary so don’t make an excuse
On Jan 17 we’d all love to see you –
David, Peter, The Wick Trimmers, Fraser and Toots!
Do you love the Chilterns? Come to our events (Prestwood is Feb 1 2018) and tell us your views on its past, present and future landscape. It is free to attend, but please register by following the link below. Chalk cherries and chairs
Prestwood Pantomime – Aladdin
Prestwood Theatre Club together with The Chiltern Academy present Aladdin, a pantomime by Ben Crocker with comedy for all ages, music, songs and dance.
Set in Old Peking and Egypt, it’s the tale of a struggle between good and evil, true romance and magical genies, and features Nobby, a giant Panda with attitude!
Continue reading Prestwood Pantomime January 2018
Dear Chequers Folk folk…
In Victorian times, it was very fashionable to go carol singing with small hand bells to play the tune of the carol. Sometimes there would only be the bells and no singing!
Well, rather than ring around we’re emailing to a-peal to you to come join the merriment at the Chequers Tree on Wednesday 20 December. Since it’ll be our Christmas Special you can expect some interesting arrangements of songs, carols and tunes with The Wick Trimmers joined again by Megan on fiddle, David White, and Kate Golledge.
For more of their merry invitation, please
Continue reading Chequers Folk Christmas entertainment
Message from Prestwood resident Trevor Owen:
Christmas Concert organised by the local branch of Parkinson’s UK
7.30pm Friday 15 December 2017 at the Royal Grammar School, High Wycombe HP13 6QT.
Everyone is welcome to what promises to be a brilliant evening of
entertainment to put us in the festive spirit. We’ll have a full
programme of arias, carols and Christmas favourites from High
Wycombe’s 90-strong “Everyone Can Sing Choir”, a professional
soprano and a brass quintet.
Tickets £10 for adults and £5 for children 5 to 16 years old. Buy
online at ecschoir.co.uk/tickets or from Trevor Owen (lives in
Prestwood) on 01494 866869.
More information from http://www.parkinsonsAHW.org.uk
9th of December 2017 from 5pm
A celebration, organised by the Prestwood Events Group, to switch on the Christmas Tree lights opposite the Chequers Tree. This year taking place on Saturday 9 December from 5pm in the space next to D C Kaye & Co, and in partnership with The Chequers Tree Inn across Honor End Lane. Entertainment with music, carols and refreshments will be on offer with the opportunity to give to local charities – in particular the Thomas Ball Children’s Cancer Fund. Our thanks to D C Kaye & Co and to The Chequers Tree for their excellent Christmas spirit.
Join in the fun at the Junior School Christmas Fair.
Saturday 25 November, 11.30am-2.00pm, Prestwood Junior School
Dear Chequers Folk folk…
Yes, we have checked and, NO! there won’t be any red arrows flying on Chequers Folk night this month or next at The Chequers Tree (ie. no darts match!).
So, we are excited to be welcoming Liz Simcock who is a brilliant singer/songwriter from North London. Her lyrics are wonderfully crafted observations on a wide range of contemporary life and relationships – eg. escaping city life, Cromer pier, knitting and love songs… both Colin and Clive rate her latest album ‘Friday Night Train Home’ as one of the best they’ve ever heard.
Continue reading Chequers Folk – A special evening at the Chequers Tree
Message from PS 5323 Paul Cossey, Neighbourhood Sergeant – Amersham, Missenden & Chalfonts, Chiltern & South Bucks LPA
“Please can I make you aware of the Online Community Forum taking place on Wednesday 22 November 2017 7-9pm.
“The on-line virtual forum provides members of the community with an opportunity to ask questions to both the police and local council regarding matters that may be of concern.
“The link to the forum is http://thamesvp.coverpage.coveritlive.com/index2.php/option=com_altcaster/task=viewaltcast
“Please feel free to take part and forward this on to those who you feel may be interested in taking part or monitoring the event.”
Contact number: 315 6615 / 07974973957 Non Emergency Number 101 Email email@example.com
Address: King George V Road, Amersham, Buckinghamshire HP6 5AL
Message from Save Buckinghamshire’s Children’s Centres Campaign:
We’re sure only people power will change the Council’s mind and save our Children’s Centres. Please help us spread the word and join us on the day if you can. Monday 13 November 10.00am – 1.00 pm
Full address for protest:
Bucks County Council, County Hall
Bucks HP20 1UA
Prestwood, Kingshill & Missenden Scouts Bonfire Night
Join the fantastic fireworks display and huge bonfire in the Wren Davis Field, Wycombe Road on Saturday 4 November; gates open 6.15pm; bonfire to be lit at 7pm. Advance tickets can be purchased from JNP Estate Agents Prestwood, Prestwood Post Office, Spar of Great KIngshill & Samways, Gt Missenden.
Halloween is a night of innocent fun for many youngsters, but for elderly or vulnerable residents, it can be distressing and frightening.
To help make the 31 October trick or treat celebration enjoyable for everyone, Thames Valley Police is working with Chiltern District Council Community Safety Team to encourage residents to display posters in their front windows to indicate whether or not they welcome Halloween callers. Continue reading Halloween posters
From Phillippa Wallin:
Dear Chequers Folk folk…
Last week there was a report from a northern Chinese village claiming they had discovered a 60ft long dragon’s skeleton. Hard to believe? Well yes, but stranger things have happened and as Guy Fawkes night approaches, Chequers Folk will be on Wednesday 25 October (which is the 4th Wednesday in the month – the only time in the 6-year history of our folk club!), to add sparkle, fire and flying fingers to the preceding week.
So – the question will again be asked…. Is it a bird? Is it a plane?
Continue reading Chequers Folk – Wednesday 25th October
Tricia Nicol writes:
Mr. Kites Benefit Band at Prestwood Village Hall on Saturday 18th November. Tickets £10 each BYO drinks and nibbles. All proceeds to Iain Rennie Grove Hospice . For tickets and further information please contact Tricia Nicol 01494 864664
CHARITY BAZAAR – PRESTWOOD VILLAGE HALL
SATURDAY 11 NOVEMBER 2017
From 2.15pm Admission 30p
TEAS —- VARIOUS STALLS —- RAFFLE
Stalls include: Lighthouse, Child Care Malawi, Thomas Ball Childlren’s Cancer Fund, Hearing Dogs, Prestwood Evening WI, Methodist Church Monday Group, Rennie Grove Hospice Care, Holy Trinity Church Prestwood, Prestwood Afternoon WI, Great Missenden District Guides, Quainton Railway
From Nick and Jenny at Malt:
“On October 19th we will have been open for 5 years. Whether you’ve known us from the beginning or you’ve recently discovered us, we thank you for your support.
“It’s Maltober but not as you know it: This October, to celebrate we have great events and offers lined up for you to enjoy!
MALT goes to ‘Feast on the Farm’ Saturday & Sunday 14th-15th October With a fully stocked Malt Ale Bar on site and over 42 exhibitors including food trucks and chef demonstrations, it’s shaping up to be foodie heaven. If you haven’t got your tickets yet then you’ll be pleased to know, if you’re a Maltster, you can get 20% off an adult weekend ticket. Follow this link to Event Brite. The code is malt20.
Marvellous Malt Dinner, The Nags Head, Great Missenden – Award-winning Anglo-French Food – Tuesday 17th October 7.30pm
We’re delighted to announce The Nags Head’s chef, Claude Paillet, has created a celebratory Malt Infused 3 course meal for us to enjoy. Choose from a specially selected menu, including pulled should of venison in Malt Anniversary Ale and Malt Harvest Ale sorbet! Full menu details available on request.
Adam and his team will have all three of their hand pumps dedicated to Malt Ales. Let us know what you’d like to see in the line up and we’ll pick the most popular. Tickets are available now – £45 per person (Price includes 3 course meal and 2 pints of Malt Ale)
To book call 01494 865063, email (to pay online) or visit the brewery.
We hope you will join us for what should be a fabulous evening of great food, great ale and great company. Continue reading Celebrating 5 years since MALT opened ……
Message from Katy Brill, Peterley Manor Farm:
“As you might have gleaned, Feast on the Farm is finally here. It’s happening this weekend- Saturday and Sunday, 10am-5pm both days. Advance ticket sales end at midnight tonight! This is the only way to guarantee your attendance so if you want to join in the Feast please do buy your tickets now!
“We will have tickets available to buy on the door, but we are expecting them to sell out quite quickly on the day.
“There are no cash points on site and many of our exhibitors will not have access to card machines. We wouldn’t want you to miss out on any of the incredible produce that is going to be on offer, so please do bring plenty of cash.
The full programme can be seen at http://www.peterleymanorfarm.co.uk/feast-farm-programme/
Continue reading Feast on the Farm this weekend
(from David Page)
A talk by Tony Marshall from Prestwood Nature on the history and ecological significance of Prestwood’s Parish church estate with particular relevance to its flora and fauna and waxcap fungi. To be followed, if weather permits, by a tour of the estate.
When: Saturday 21 October 2017 at 10.30am. Expected duration 1 – 1½ hours Continue reading Survival of a Waxcap Grassland