Category Archives: Groups

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

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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Dog walking at Sprinters Leisure Centre

Better logoThree local clubs (tennis, cricket and football) all have pitches and courts at Sprinters Leisure Centre in Honor End Lane, Prestwood.

The land at Sprinters is private ground leased by Chiltern District Council to the charity that runs the centre, PSLA  (Prestwood Sports and Leisure Association).

Unfortunately the level of dog walking linked with the leaving of “evidence” and over-excitable dogs bounding up to children having tennis lessons has reached an unacceptable level.

Following a joint decision by the management of PSLA and Better GLL, it is with regret that dogs on leads with their owners will now only be allowed to use the clearly marked public footpath on the north side of the field as they pass through the sports centre  and signs to this effect will be displayed.

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Local Area Priorities Review

A reminder from Natalie Judson, Community Links Officer,  Bucks County Council:

“Would you be able to spare a few minutes so your voice can be heard in your local area surrounding local area priorities ? Your views will play a part in how funding and resources towards the issues agreed are then carried out.   We are refreshing priorities and it would be good to get as many views as possible, especially from local residents/professionals who run OR know a community group:   https://www.research.net/r/MissendensRefresh2016

Current top 3 priorities are:

  • Road Safety
  • Speeding
  • Community Transport   The survey closes on the 26th September.  

Tel: 01296 382140; Mob: 07876 257 406 Email: njudson@buckscc.gov.uk

Your opportunity to put your priorities and ideas forward for Prestwood …

It will soon be three years since the current local priorities were set within the Missendens Local Area Forum (LAF).  

In order to refresh and gather feedback from residents about local priorities for the future, the following online survey has been created: https://www.research.net/r/MissendensRefresh2016.

The survey will close September 26th at which point the report will be finalised for the LAF.
Continue reading Local Area Priorities Review

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A Day is Coming

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. 

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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

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Prestwood Youth Club

Prestwood Youth Club is looking for Volunteers to help with our Thursday night club for 8-11 year olds.  Giving us a couple of hours of your time once a week could make not only you, but lots of other people really happy!  Looks great on your CV too!

You must be over 16,  prepared to be interviewed (very friendly) and also have a DBS check (all done by us).  Please go to the ‘contact us’ page on our website www.pycag.org.uk to get in touch.

We look forward to meeting you soon!

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Free Family fun on 27 August – Prestwood Village Games

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.

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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

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Do you hold a regular event for 55s plus?

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

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Team GB Prestwood Scores Gold for Wombling!

From Jeanette:

Congratulations to all volunteers for rising to the Olympian Wombling Challenge this weekend.   An astonishing amount of fly-tipped rubbish and litter was collected by a dedicated team of 20 litter picking volunteers, some of whom had extensive previous experience of Wombling and several who were newcomers to the ‘sport’.   All enthusiastic participants exceeded expectations and the impressive results of their labours amounted to a huge stack of refuse sacks, shopping trolleys, carpets, washing airer, glass, light fitting and wood.

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Well done everyone – a brilliant team effort!  Thank you all so much for helping to clean up our lovely village.

I hope to see you all during the next Wombling Weekend – 29th and 30th October.         Jeanette Hedley

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Voluntary & Community Sector Infrastructure consultation

Tuesday 8 November is the deadline to feedback via completing a questionnaire on how you think your voluntary or community organisation in Bucks can move forward with support.

The contract Bucks County Council is consulting on is currently delivered by Community Impact Bucks and supports groups and organisations working in communities, delivering services and working with volunteers across the whole county.
For further info on the plans so far start here and from there you will be able to access the survey too,

https://democracy.buckscc.gov.uk/mgConsultationDisplay.aspx?ID=2182

Thank you and best wishes,
Kyle Banks
Project Manager
Community Engagement & Development (CED)
Communities, Health and Adult Social Care
Buckinghamshire County Council
6th Floor, New County Hall
Walton Street
Aylesbury   HP20 1UA

Tel: 01296 383570
Mob: 07917 210597
Email: kylebanks@buckscc.gov.uk

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