There’s something to involve everyone at this FREE event. Join in the fun by contacting Sprinters Leisure Centre 01494 866688.
There’s something to involve everyone at this FREE event. Join in the fun by contacting Sprinters Leisure Centre 01494 866688.
Please find 16.07.13 Action notes Great Missenden DFC on 13/07/16. The next meeting is in Wendover at the Lindengate project (Wyevale Garden Centre) on Wednesday 5 October from 12- 1:30pm. If you’d like to attend, please confirm your attendance to Sian Chattle at firstname.lastname@example.org.
From Natalie Judson, Community Links Officer (Amersham & Chesham Locality) Prevention Matters, Communities Engagement and Development Team, Communities, Health and Adult Social Care, Buckinghamshire County Council
The Active Bucks promotional campaign has launched! Offering a free first activity session, using the campaign website www.activebucks.co.uk to link people with the ideal activity for them, from over 1500 activities across Bucks. With the number of activities offering a free session voucher increasing all the time. All residents need to do is visit the website, register and search for activities available at a time and location that suits them.
Please promote the campaign launch and website through all your channels to give as many residents as possible the opportunity to try an activity for free. Visit our toolkit page to download promotional material to support the campaign. If you need any more help with promotional material please contact email@example.com.
Can’t find activities that you know are taking place? Please let us know so that we can keep increasing the number of sessions which residents can access. Email firstname.lastname@example.org
Karl White, Health & Wellbeing Manager Tel: 01908 622897 Mob: 07834 463176
Come along and find out more – Wednesday 20 July
Message from Chris Holden and Natalie Judson:
Since the launch of this alliance back in April 2014 a number of positive actions have taken place towards making our area a place where those living with dementia feel understood, valued and able to contribute to their community.
A free information session about child sexual exploitation is being held at Chiltern Hills Academy on Chartridge Lane, Chesham on Tuesday 21 June, 7pm to 8.30pm
The session is an opportunity for those living in the Chiltern and South Bucks areas to come along and gain important knowledge about what CSE is, how to recognise children at risk, what the signs are to look out for, how to protect a child from grooming, and if necessary, what to do and who to contact if you have any concerns.
There will be an introductory short talk from the Barnardo’s R U Safe team followed by an opportunity to talk to senior staff from Barnardo’s R U Safe, Thames Valley Police, Bucks County Council’s Children’s Social Care and Youth Service teams who will be on-hand to give help and advice, and answer questions about what is being done in Bucks to tackle CSE.
Express your interest in coming to an event by emailing email@example.com – but also feel free to drop in on the night.
To find out more about child sexual exploitation, visit www.ruwise2it.co.uk
More info on other sessions in Bucks can be found by following this link: http://www.chiltern.gov.uk/article/5806/Free-information-session-on-child-sexual-exploitation
Joanne Fowler – Active Communities Officer (Chiltern District Council & South Bucks District Council) Tel: 01494 732103 Mobile: 07815104131 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Council is seeking feedback from customers with regards to its services, a short survey can be completed at: http://www.smartsurvey.co.uk/s/healthycommunities/
Following the meeting on 8 June please see Great Missenden Dementia-Friendly Alliance action notes 8 June 2016
The next Dementia Alliance meeting will be on Wednesday 13 July 2016 between Midday- 1300 hrs at Great Missenden Library. Please could let me know if you are able to attend the above meeting by no later than 29 June so I can confirm numbers with our guest speaker.
An agenda will follow shortly as we are aiming to have Lindengate present their new service ‘Memory Pathways’ at the above meeting. This is a NEW drop in service for people with memory loss or dementia and their carers. This service will provide individual and group support set within a gardening environment and offering a range of indoor and outdoor activities geared towards mental and physical stimulation.
Many thanks – Natalie Judson, Community Links Officer (Amersham & Chesham Locality), Prevention Matters Communities, Health and Adult Social Care – Buckinghamshire County Council
Abbey Gym Club recently gained planning permission to build a new gymnastics centre at the Sprinters site in Prestwood.
Some of our gymnasts will perform a display at the Queen’s 90th birthday celebration in Great Missenden on Saturday 11 June (weather permitting). We will also have a table where we will have more information about our club and opportunities to donate to our new building. We would love to see you there.
If you would like to buy a brick for our new building, please talk to us in Great Missenden at the Queen’s birthday celebration. Alternatively, we will be happy to receive a donation of any size paid into our bank account (see website for details) with the reference “Donation”.
Could you help lead Healthwatch Bucks – the independent champion for the people of Buckinghamshire working to shape and improve local health and social care services?
“We are looking for new board members to add their skills and perspectives to those of the current directors who span a broad range of experience and backgrounds and have together built a firm foundation for the organisation.
“To be an effective director, you would need to be able to commit at least one day a month to Healthwatch Bucks including participation in quarterly meetings in public at different locations across the county. As for all our directors, these are voluntary and therefore unpaid roles. Continue reading Exciting role with Healthwatch Bucks
Patient Participation Groups across the UK are are making themselves known to their local communities in a bid to highlight the importance of patients getting involved in their GP surgeries.
John Hampden Surgery in Prestwood is taking part in National Patient Particiption Week from 6th-11th June. The John Hampden Surgery was rated outstanding earlier this year by the Care Quality Commission. But no-one is complacent. The patient group aims to make sure that patients’ voices are heard loud and clear so that services remain high quality and continuously improve.
PPGs also provide practical support to their GP practice and help to
improve communication between the practice and its patients, and help patients to take more responsibility for their health. Continue reading Your local GP practices need you….
Prestwood Tennis Club is a friendly, social tennis club serving the local community. In the last 6 months, the Club has resurfaced its 3 floodlit courts and is now working to raise funds to build a much needed Clubhouse for its members. Since our professional coach Janko joined us 18 months ago we have seen numbers increase by over 40%, particularly in the juniors, and we would like to see those numbers continue to grow. Without a clubhouse we have no focal point for members to meet before, during and after play and nowhere to hold any social events or to entertain visiting teams. We believe that the addition of this clubhouse will be an added benefit for the Prestwood community.
To date we have raised over £11,000 with grants from Sweet Charity, Bucks LTA and members’ donations. To complete the build programme we need to raise additional funds and are seeking sponsorship from local businesses. For further information please contact Ron Hunt, Club Treasurer on 01494 865884 or email email@example.com
Jeanette has told PVA that the Litter Pick last weekend produced a sterling effort once again by many regular participants and several newcomers, including 5 children who happened to be passing Jeanette’s house and saw the signs so decided to join in. At least 20 sacks of litter were collected and a stack of other assorted rubbish. Reporting back from their ‘Wombling’, many remarked that there seemed much less litter than on previous occasions. Well done to all participants and thank you for giving up precious time at the weekend to tidy our lovely village.
Jeanette’s planning the next Wombling Weekend for 13th and 14th August (to be confirmed nearer the time). So, don’t be shy – give Wombling a try!
(first published on 27 April 2016) The next litter pick weekend will be Saturday 14th and Sunday 15th May. Please volunteer an hour or two to help with tidying up the village. Litter picking tools, refuse sacks and Hi-vis tops will be available from 18 Orchard Lane between 10am and 2pm on both days. Please bring your own gloves. Volunteers can choose any area to litter pick and collected litter in refuse sacks can be left in the Scout Hut Car Park Entrance (off Nairdwood Lane) for disposal by Chiltern District Council. Please contact Jeanette on 866460 if you need further information, or just turn up on the day. Please tell your friends, neighbours and clubs about this event. Together we can make our lovely village a cleaner, safer environment for everyone to enjoy. DON’T BE SHY – GIVE IT A TRY!
See article in this week’s Bucks Free Press. If you’ve not already done so please sign up to the petition as below. Julie Horsnell at Prestwood Pharmacy will provide an update shortly.
The news below was first highlighted on 16 April 2016:
Please support this petition – deadline is 29 June and at the moment nearly 55,000 people have signed. The petition needs to increase to 100,000 by the deadline date.
Julie Horsnell at Prestwood Pharmacy wishes to bring the above to everyone’s attention and is seeking your assistance to sign the petition at https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/116943 so that local pharmacies will be able to survive.
The next meeting will be held in Great Missenden Library on Wednesday 8 June 2016 12 noon – 1.30pm.
Message from Natalie Judson, Community Links Officer, Prevention Matters – Communities, Bucks County Council Health & Adult Social Care, 6th Floor New County Hall, Walton Street, Aylesbury HP20 1UA Tel: 01296 382140, Mob: 07876 257406
The next dementia-friendly alliance meeting for Great Missenden Date: Wednesday 20th April Time: 12- 1.30pm at Great Missenden Library, HP16 0AL.
Chris Holden (Trading Standards) will Chair the meeting and an agenda will be sent earlier next week ahead of it. As the meeting runs over a lunchtime please feel free to bring your lunch for ease. Tea and Coffee will be provided. Please confirm attendance by emailing or calling 01296 382140. It would be great to see as many of you there as possible.
Register to run in the Prestwood 10k – the race starts and finishes at Sprinters Leisure Centre.
Update – 13 April 2016 – Bucks County Council’s Local Transport Plan up to 2036 has now been published following the public consultation that finished at the end of January 2016. To see the results go to this link and have a look at the accompanying documents/appendices.
Particularly relevant to Prestwood is specific information on the bus network proposals under “Total Transport: the bus network Buckinghamshire needs in Appendix 1. page 58 and another interesting section is Road Safety on page 62.
Appendix 2 makes interesting reading too and well worth skimming through the comments made in green, especially on bus networks and parking.
There appears to be scope for local groups to liaise directly with BCC in the future to try and achieve satisfactory conclusions to local problems – anyone prepared to take the lead on this in Prestwood?
Originally published on PVA website on 23 January 2016 – Everyone in Prestwood is affected by local transport, whether we use buses, trains, drive, cycle or walk. Until 29 January, we all have an opportunity to send in our views on the Local Transport Plan (LTP) developed by Buckinghamshire County Council (BCC).
The LTP is a policy document setting out the Council’s priorities until the year 2036, so will impact on us for decades. BCC is in charge of transport locally, including buses, school buses, trains, roads, parking, cycling, pavements, rights of way and so on. Continue reading Comment on local transport by 29 January deadline
Update on how the event went – 08 03 16
Undeterred by the chilly winds, hailstones and snow shower, 20 enthusiastic Prestwood residents took up the challenge over three days to collect litter and fly-tipped rubbish throughout Prestwood village. Approximately 50 refuse sacks filled with bottles, cans and other discarded litter were picked up. In addition, a myriad of other items, including a large umbrella, a canvas tent, several heavy chunks of wood and metal, many broken pieces of glass, two smashed plastic chairs, two tyres, three traffic cones, part of a litter bin, a garden hose on a reel, plastic mesh, a metal post holder, metal grills, broken car parts and a bike frame were picked up.
Interestingly, one of the volunteers was pleased to be reunited with the sparse remains of her bicycle which had been recently stolen from her house. As you will see from the photographs, a staggering amount of waste was gathered by a disappointingly small number of willing volunteers. All participants deserve to be congratulated for their wonderful efforts. Thank you for joining me in the ‘Clean for the Queen’. Kind Regards Jeanette Hedley
Our own Madame Cholet is leading “Clean for the Queen” in Prestwood 4th, 5th and 6th. ‘Clean for the Queen’ volunteers needed to help during this weekend with the Prestwood Litter Pick. This is a nationwide event. Tools, refuse sacks and hi-viz tops available from 18 Orchard Lane. A great opportunity to join together with Prestwood residents to clean up our lovely village. Please spare an hour or two and make Prestwood a cleaner place to live. See here for further information.