Category Archives: Groups

Anything relating to groups of people (may include societies, clubs, institutes etc.

Toddler Group Nearly New Sale

Due to the success of the sale held last year, Prestwood Toddler Group* hopes to make this year even better!   Saturday 11th March  2pm-4pm Prestwood Village Hall, 1 Wycombe Road, HP16 0NZ.

If you’re looking for baby or children items there will be lots of bargains, from newborn items to toddler toys and clothes. Entry is just £1 per adult, children go free. There will also be cake & refreshments.

 

 

 

*Prestwood Toddler Group is a baby/toddler group that takes place at Prestwood Village Hall every Wednesday during term time, from 9.45am-11.15am.  It aims to provide a safe and stimulating place for babies and toddlers to play, and to give parents, carers & childminders a place to chat and meet new people.  We provide baby corner, soft play, craft table, a wide variety of toys from trains to tiaras!  Fruit/snack bar and song time.  There is also tea and biscuits for the adults! Over 12 months – £2, Under 12 months, additional child 50p

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Bet on a good time

Enjoy a Race Night in the Village Hall on Saturday 11 February

Great Missenden Rotary Club and Prestwood Events Group are staging a fund-raising evening where you can enjoy the fun and excitement of an outdoor race meeting but be warm and dry indoors.   Doors open at 7.30 pm with the first race at 8.00 pm.  Bar available.

Tickets £10 per person from Costcutter/Post Office on Chequers Parade.    All drinks consumed should be from the bar, but feel free to bring any nibbles or food you want – even fish & chips or an Indian take-away from the shops on the Parade.

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Chequers Folk Night – 18 January

Dear Chequers Folk folk…

A happy New Year to you all!!

 Chequers Folk is back on Wednesday 18 January and we look forward to seeing you there. We hope you had a really good break over Christmas and New Year – and as we head into the unwritten future we’re looking forward to the first Chequers Folk of 2017.

Change was certainly the hall mark of the past 12 months – far too much to speak of for various reasons, and we simply look back, remember and learn.

Now it’s time for some new arrangements, new tunes, new combinations, new-trition…and maybe even some new jokes!… to complement the new year and we’ll see where the music will take us.

We look forward to a great evening at The Chequers Tree with you all.

From The Wick Trimmers

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Youth Awards 2017

Nominations are now being accepted for the 2017 Chiltern District Council Youth Awards – the closing date for nominations is 3 February 2017 with presentation evening being 16 March.

Know a youngster in Prestwood who goes the extra mile, or has excelled in academics, arts, sport?  Or a young carer?  Nominate them in CDC’s Youth Awards 2017 and make their day.  It’s simple – do it online or download a form.

http://www.chiltern.gov.uk/youthawards2017

 

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“May the Farce be with you” – Prestwood Panto

STAR WARS mixed with Jack and the Beanstalk

Fridays 20 & 27 January @ 8pm; Saturdays 21 & 28th – Matinees @ 2.30pm and 6.30pm

The theme this year for Prestwood Theatre Club’s pantomime in the Village Hall is STAR WARS mixed with Jack and the Beanstalk so there is an evil villain called Garth Invader along with his troublesome daughter Ada and a troop of slightly less than heroic stormtroopers,  a hero named Luke Warmwater, various robots and an ogre with the traditional goose who lays golden eggs.

it is still quite traditional as pantos go and very good fun, so book your seats now.  Adults £10; Children £5; OAPs £8 – Ticket Office: 0709 2015796; or Wye County Estate Agents, Prestwood or via www.prestwoodtheatreclub.com 

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Chequers Folk – Chequers Tree – Wed 16 November

Dear Chequers Folk folk…

After the fireworks of the last few days and weeks (and we’re not just talking about Nov 5th!),  it’s time to gather folk again… Chequers Folk – and share some good old traditional tunes and some new local tunes too.

Next week (16th November) we have a new young local duo, Robyn and Steve, coming to play.  They will be bringing a very different style of music to the club, playing their own compositions on violin and keyboard.

Our residents David White and The Wick Trimmers will be there too, and inevitably, whilst including an element of remembrance… the slight misreading of puppy day has crept into the set list, and there could be a few dogmatic references to ‘man’s best friend’ – and the person sitting in row K seat number 9 is in for a treat!

Our very own ‘stand up’, Bob, will be entertaining us too with another of his tall stories – well, he is quite tall…

Do book a table to eat at if you wish to dine in style with us! We look forward to seeing you.

From The Wick Trimmers

Save the Date….31st December….Don’t forget that tickets will soon be on sale at Costcutter, Prestwood and Samways, Great Missenden for the New Year’s Eve barn dance with The Wick Trimmers at Prestwood Village Hall.

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Abbey Gym Club needs your votes TODAY

Message from Sue Egan, Chairman Abbey Gym Club (Registered Charity Number 1156313).    Tel: 01494 866524 | Mobile: 0788 411 5905 | Email: AbbeyGym@SueEgan.co.uk

Dear Prestwood Residents,

We have applied for £25,000 from the Aviva Community Fund to buy the gymnastics floor in our new building and we need you to vote for us.  Anyone who lives in the UK and registers on the Aviva website gets 10 votes for free.  Voters can be any age.  We hope that you will cast all of your 10 votes for Abbey Gym Club here: https://community-fund.aviva.co.uk/voting/project/view/16-2737  and also ask your friends and family members to vote for us.

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You can find out more about the fund here: http://www.aviva.co.uk/good-thinking/community-fund/.

How to vote:

  1. If you already have a log-in for Aviva, please log in; alternatively you will need to register to cast your votes.  To register, you will be asked for an email address, a password, your full name and whether or not you are over 18 (this does not affect voting).
  2. You will then be sent an email with a link to confirm that you have entered a valid email address.
  3. Once you have registered and clicked the link in the email, you will be taken to the main projects page where you can enter “Abbey Gym” into the project name and click “Search”.
  4. Our page will appear (you will see a picture of our younger gymnasts sitting on the bench during registration) and you can click the “+” button to move the votes to 10, then click the button to cast your 10 votes for us.

Continue reading Abbey Gym Club needs your votes TODAY

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Next Prestwood Litter-Pick weekend

Hello Litter Picking Volunteers

If you are able to join this weekend’s litter pick, please collect hi viz top, refuse sack(s) and litter pick tools from my house 18 Orchard Lane between 10 and 2 on Saturday/Sunday.  Filled refuse sacks will be collected by CDC from the usual place, The Scout Hut Car Park, next to my sign.  Hope I will see you at the weekend – we can make a big difference to this village by litter picking for just an hour or two.  THANKYOU     Jeanette Hedley

Everyone is invited to join the Prestwood Litter Picking Weekend taking place on Saturday 29th and Sunday 30th October.   Call at Grasmere, 18 Orchard Lane (off High Street) between 10am and 2pm either/both days to collect your litter picking tool, hi-viz top and refuse sack(s).   Bring your own gloves please.   Choose any area in Prestwood village to pick up litter, at any time over the weekend, and then deposit it at a central collection area.  For further info please contact Jeanette  email: coltonhed@googlemail.com

 

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Children & Young People in Bucks – an opportunity to speak up

As a Young Person have your say – it means that funding for youth activities could be allocated for you for the next few years…..

Bucks County Councillors on the Children’s Social Care & Learning Select Committee are asking children and young people to help by completing a short survey as to how easy it is for them to give their views to the County Council and to what extent the Council uses those views to help shape and run services for children and young people locally.

The survey is at Children and Young People’s Views – Survey 2016 and the closing date for input is 20th October 2016.

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Join Chequers Folk at The Chequers Tree

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

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New Clubhouse for the Tennis Club

PTennisClubPrestwood 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.

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Forget-Me-Not Autumn Fayre

isThe 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.

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October Half-term activities

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Prestwood Junior School – Holiday Camp – Get Active Sports

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Running every holiday our camps promise fun and imaginative sports sessions combined with challenging games, activities and themed Arts & Crafts. See our Welcome Pack 2016 for full details.
Timetables available: Sport & Autumn Art & Craft
Friday 28th October is Fancy Dress Friday! Come in ANY costume you like and join the Fancy Dress Parade!

For more information including prices and booking. 

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Buy a Brick to help Abbey Gym Club

1601%20-%20Abbey%20Gym%20Club%2030th%20logo       Abbey Gym Club is fundraising to build new gymnastics centre in Prestwood on part of the Sprinters Leisure Centre site in Honor End Lane.  Please support them by buying a brick for a donation of £10 or more.  Every brick donation will be listed in the entrance hall of the new building and donations of £100 or more will be recognised on real brick slips.

Please send donations by electronic bank transfer to:

Sort Code: 30 93 67, Account No. 00076198, using the reference BRICK plus your family name.  Then contact the club by email: abbey_gym@talktalk.net, or send a letter – more info on their website.

This is a golden opportunity for the 700+ children living in Prestwood to take part in an Olympics legacy – Abbey Gym Club has over 300 children on their waiting list from the local area wishing to join but, until they have their own permanent premises, the waiting list cannot be reduced by much each year.

See previous articles at  Buy a Brick Fundraising for Abbey Gym Club and Abbey Gym Club plans.

 

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