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
The August break has come and gone, so the feel of a new start is in the air…. Schools have gone back and Chequers Folk is here again. So, this term we have some new things that we want to share, and new projects that we’re working on.
This month we’re looking forward to Megan playing fiddle with us again, as well as a few new tunes that have been added to the Wick Trimmers’ repertoire. David and Peter will be duetting together, and they also have been busy recording David’s music – with Peter doing the mastering. The CD, called Rough Diamonds, will be available on the evening… and I, (Colin), think it’s excellent! Continue reading Chequers Folk: 20th September 2017 at 8pm→
Hannah Tomlin, Community Safety Officer, sent us this article:
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 and South Bucks District Council’s Joint Community Safety Team to encourage residents to display posters in their front windows indicating whether or not they welcome Halloween callers. Continue reading Have a fright-free Halloween→
“We are bringing No Finer Life, a play written by Graham Harvey, agricultural editor and writer of over 600 episodes of the Archers, to Missenden Abbey on 23rd September.Continue reading Drama at the Abbey→
Aylesbury Vale and Chiltern CCGs will be holding their AGMs on Thursday 14 September from 6.30 to 8pm and invite you to come along for the chance to review their activity over the last year, learn about collaborative work being undertaken locally, discuss plans for future developments across Bucks and speak directly to partners within the local system.
The meeting will be held at The Gateway in Aylesbury, and will also be live-streamed on Facebook. For more details, click here.
NHS Aylesbury Vale and NHS Chiltern Clinical Commissioning Groups have published their annual reports for 2016/17 to update the public on their achievements and performance over the last 12 months. The CCGs commission – or ‘buy’ – healthcare services on behalf of their local population across Buckinghamshire.
A Quiz Night to help raise funds for Prestwood Cricket Club, is being held at Prestwood Village Hall on Saturday 30 September. Price is £15 / Person or £25 for 2 and includes a Fish and Chips Supper. There will also be a Bar selling beers, wines and soft drinks. For further information e-mail email@example.com
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.
We are delighted to announce that The Chiltern Vintage Cinema is returning to Holy Trinity on Saturday 16th September for a very special screening. Come along in the afternoon for the heart-warming family favourite, E.T .The Extra Terrestrial (U). With a choice of comfy beanbag or bench seating, complimentary popcorn and a fully licensed bar, all within the beautifully restored church, you’re in for a real treat. Tickets are selling quickly so for more information or to book, visit http://vintagecinema.co.uk.
The Shawshank Redemption
The Chiltern Vintage Cinema is returning to Holy Trinity on Saturday 16th September for a very special screening. Join us in the evening for the brilliant, moving and inspirational film, The Shawshank Redemption (15). There will be complimentary popcorn and a fully licensed bar, along with a choice of comfy beanbag or bench seating, all within the beautifully restored church. Tickets are selling quickly so book now for your chance to see this iconic film in a beautiful location. For more information or to book tickets, visit http://vintagecinema.co.uk.
ARE HOLDING AN INDOOR CAR BOOT SALE
on Saturday 7 October 2017
at Prestwood Village Hall
Refreshments for sale
Entrance 50p (Children Free)
Tables cost £10.00 and are available; if you would like one please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
The first food and drinks festival at Peterley Manor Farm to truly celebrate Chiltern produce, with local producers, chefs, interactive workshops, talks and street-food pop-ups is looking to be one not to miss.
Peterley Manor Farm – Friday 13th October Supper Club with the ‘Urban Chef’ Oliver Rowe; Saturday 14th - Sunday 15th October, Feast on the Farm. The festival page is now live on Peterley Manor Farm’s website and tickets are being sold on eventbrite. http://www.peterleymanorfarm.co.uk/feast-on-the-farm/
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.
The inaugural Chiltern Samaritans Charity Cycle Ride took place on Saturday 3rd July. Organisers were thrilled with the turnout. Over 400 cyclists left the start line, some 60% more than had been anticipated. Perhaps it was the offer of a Free Pint by Malt The Brewery for all who took part!
When Malt The Brewery were asked to deliver beer to the Thornbury Castle Pub in Marylebone, they could have done what they always do and deliver it in the faithful brewery van.
“We’re a small local micro brewery, normally delivering within a 30 mile radius, so central London is technically outside our area” said Jenny Watson, Co-Founder at Malt The Brewery. Continue reading For the love of beer!→
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