Dear Chequers Folk folk…
Chequers Folk will be back on Wed 19 October at The Chequers Tree at 8pm and, after the summer, we have a treat in store as Fraser and Toots return with their unique blending of musical styles into the folk tradition. We will also be able to enjoy the energy of David White and Peter Cross with their string driven things.
The Wick Trimmers will be playing too but we are sure you will understand that with the sad loss of Ken in our thoughts and emotions, we have a journey to embark on.
Ken had been playing with The Wick Trimmers for over 25 years and in the current line-up for 20 years, and we loved and appreciated him, his playing and the way it all worked together.
So we look forward to seeing you all at The Chequers Tree, and continuing to do what we love, and what Ken loved doing – sharing the music and stories of our community.
You can book a table to eat at if you wish to dine in style with us!
From The Wick Trimmers
Local charity, Rennie Grove Hospice Care have invited us all to remember and celebrate the memory of a loved one by dedicating a light in their memory. This gentle ceremony of words, music and reflection, supported by The Gathering Singers, will be followed by refreshments.
Tuesday 22nd November, 7:15 for 7:30pm – Prestwood Village Hall.
All are welcome, whether or not the person who is being remembered was cared for by Rennie Grove.
Prestwood Tennis Club held a Tournament and BBQ on Sunday 2nd October to celebrate the official opening of their new Clubhouse at Sprinters Leisure Centre in Honor End Lane. Around 70 members, friends and guests enjoyed a superb afternoon in the sunshine.
The Club would like to register huge thanks to Sweet Charity for a most generous grant, and to Grant & Stone, DC Kaye & Co, Peterley Manor Farm and Stirrett’s for their sponsorship (and particularly to Nigel Stirrettt for the very tasty burgers and sausages consumed on the day). Without the funds provided by these organisations, the Clubhouse would have remained just a dream.
Now we can entertain visiting teams in our own premises and the members have a facility of which they can be proud.
For further information and how to join see our website.
Once again by popular request, Mr Kites Benefit Band will be at Prestwood Village Hall on Saturday 22nd October – 8 until 11.30pm. Tickets £10 from Tricia Nicol on 01494 864664. BYO drinks and nibbles.
All proceeds to Rennie Grove Hospice Care.
Buy your advance tickets now from Prestwood Post Office or JNP Estate Agents and obtain a discounted rate:
The Forget Me Not Club is hosting its annual AUTUMN FAYRE on Saturday 8 October at Prestwood Village Hall from 2.00 to 4.00 pm.
There will be stalls selling books, bric-a-brac, homemade cakes, jewellery, gifts, cards, tombola, raffle. We encourage the community of Prestwood to come along to enjoy an afternoon in support of our over 60s club.
Entrance is 50p to include tea and biscuits.
Prestwood Junior School – Holiday Camp – Get Active Sports
The barn is now looking suitably Autumnal, stacked high with homegrown pumpkins of all shapes and sizes, as well as new WHITE pumpkins and Crown Prince squash (excellent eating variety).
Halloween Supper Date
7:30pm – 11:00pm, Thursday 27th October 2016 – See more information for how to book.
Tickets on Sale Now
2 live bands
3 live comedy acts
8 real ales
Real Ale sausage and beef burger BBQ
£10 entry per person
Pre purchased tickets £8 each from the Tasting Bar.
See for further info.
…… be prepared and support the local Prestwood Scouts at the Hut on Prestwood Common – Saturday 15th October 7.30 to 11.30pm. Tickets £2 per person or £10 per table (up to 8), available in advance. RSVP email: email@example.com
Prestwood Evening WI will be serving homemade cakes on Sunday 25 September 3 – 5pm. Find out how to make your garden bee-licious with local experts and enjoy bee inspired cakes. Honey will be available for sale.
An evening with Prestwood’s community choir, The Gathering Singers, on Saturday 8 October at 7pm at St Peter and St Paul Church, Great Missenden.
A varied choral and instrumental concert featuring the premiere of ‘A Day is Coming’ – a song cycle on the theme of heaven written by choir director, Philippa Wallin, with guests including The Misbourne Harmony Choir. Tickets – adults £9, 16s & under £2 available from Costcutter Prestwood, Samways Great Missenden and wegottickets.com
A reminder from Mary Wiles:
Please support the street collection for Rennie Grove Hospice Care
on Saturday 17 September 9.30-12.30 outside the Co-Op and Post Office in Prestwood.
Join in the fun – don’t worry – the questions won’t all be about cricket! website http://prestwood.cricket/default.aspx Contact email firstname.lastname@example.org, or mobile 07903132906 for tickets.
Better – the UK’s largest network of public gyms and leisure centres – will host an open day on Saturday 27 August at Sprinters Leisure Centre to get more people more active in our local community and celebrate Team GB’s achievements at the Rio 2016 Games.
The FREE ENTRY open day running from 11am to 3pm will have sports and activities for the whole family to join in including a Penalty Shootout, Team Ski Walk, Tug of War, Egg & Spoon Race, Welly Wanging, Tennis Taster Sessions and Walking Football Tasters.
Jamie Webster, General Manager for Sprinters Leisure Centre, Prestwood said, “All staff at the Sprinters Leisure Centre are proud to fly the I Am Team GB flag and host the open day. We’re inviting our members and local residents to come and join in with the different activities alongside our staff and be part of this nationwide celebration of sport, and see what we have on offer in the centre for families throughout the rest of the year.”
An additional bonus – come and see the completed car park including diffused lighting and the Tennis Club’s new pavilion. Sprinters is really on the up.
More info at IATGB Open Day 27th Aug press-release-Sprinters
David Gardner, Active Communities Officer, Chiltern District Council and South Bucks District Council, is putting together an article for the Bucks Older People Forum newsletter which will be celebrating UK older people month. It will include news of October events and general service information appropriate for the 55s and older.
Do you have a regular event which could do with an extra push?
If you would like him to include information please let him have : DATE, TIME, EVENT / SERVICE DESCRIPTION, BOOKING OR CONTACT FOR MORE INFORMATION: YOUR WEBSITE / FACEBOOK: BY THE DEADLINE OF MONDAY 22nd AUGUST
David Gardner, Active Communities Officer, Chiltern District Council and South Bucks District Council Telephone 01494 732759 email DGardner@chiltern.gov.uk
Hello Litter Picking friends, old and new,
I am writing to let you know that the next community litter pick is taking place on Saturday 13th and Sunday 14th August and hope that you and like minded friends and neighbours can join in with this worthwhile exercise. Previous litter picks have produced an inordinate amount of discarded rubbish which never fails to amaze me.
Please do spread the word about this event. The more volunteers that join in, the more litter we can gather from our lovely village.
Hi-viz tops, litter picking tools and refuse sacks (PLEASE BRING YOUR OWN GLOVES) can be collected from my house Grasmere, 18 Orchard Lane, between 10am and 2pm on both days and litter picking can be done at any time during that weekend, in any area and for any length of time.
Filled refuse sacks can be left at the Scout Hut car park, Nairdwood Lane, for collection by CDC on Monday 15th. If anyone wishes to speak to me prior to this event, my number is 866460 or email me. Thank you.
Kind Regards, Jeanette Hedley – email: email@example.com
We apologise to anyone interested in attending this event, it has been cancelled because not enough people expressed an interest in attending. We were only informed after the August newsletter went out.
* Including Go Karts on 15th & Hartbeats African Drumming on 22nd
Prestwood Youth & Community Action Group together with Sprinters Leisure bring you Summer Activity Days on Monday 15th & 22nd August on Prestwood Common. For age 8 up to 16 years.
Including fun games & multi-sports from Sprinters Leisure and scrummy lunch beforehand.
* Many thanks to Sweet Charity for funding the Go Karts & African drumming
Book now to avoid disappointment. £5 per day PYCAG members; £6 Friends. Please print off and complete the booking form and send or deliver, together with your payment, to 125 Fairacres, Prestwood HP16 0LF or email to firstname.lastname@example.org or 07905 381627. Cheques payable to Prestwood Youth & Community Action Group. www.pycag.org.uk
If you would like to purchase sweet-shop “tuck” in the afternoon please ensure your maximum spend is 50p.
Book now to avoid disappointment – first come, first served.
On Saturday you can join Cameron and his family as they raise money for Friends of PICU, a charity which helped to save his life.
Starting at 1pm, there will be lots of activities for children to enjoy. Plus, Phil and his team at the Polecat will be serving a great range of Malt Ales on the outside bar. You can find out more here.
There’s something to involve everyone at this FREE event. Join in the fun by contacting Sprinters Leisure Centre 01494 866688.