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
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: firstname.lastname@example.org, 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.
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
Three 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.
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.
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
- Community Transport The survey closes on the 26th September.
Tel: 01296 382140; Mob: 07876 257 406 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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
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 email@example.com, 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
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.
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
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,
Thank you and best wishes,
Community Engagement & Development (CED)
Communities, Health and Adult Social Care
Buckinghamshire County Council
6th Floor, New County Hall
Aylesbury HP20 1UA
Tel: 01296 383570
Mob: 07917 210597