The first of two sessions to gain further insight into the thoughts of local people of all ages and backgrounds regarding the Community Vision Update is this Friday, 2 to 8pm. Friday 23 March, Great Missenden Memorial Centre, Great Missenden, HP16 9AE
Do pop in for a chat and a cuppa – if you can’t make this Friday then you have a second opportunity on Friday 20 April, again 2 to 8pm in Prestwood Village Hall.
Over the last few months there have been some changes in the office, with Tracey Phillips the new Branch Manager, Simon L’Esperance joining as a Sales Negotiator and Sarah Baker and Kate Adams remaining in their roles of Sales Support and Weekend Sales Assistant respectively.
JNP’s new initiative of Walk In Wednesday launches on 7th February and will run on the first Wednesday morning of every month, aiming to offer local people free and impartial property advice with Mortgage Consultant Jon Cox on hand to assist with any financial queries.
The JNP Partnership in Prestwood would be delighted to see you in branch at any of their Walk In Wednesday mornings. They are also contactable on (01494) 866 000.
Are you looking for a fun, healthy Christmas gift idea or something local for yourself to last through the festive cheer? My Fruit Orchard, based at Atkins Farm in Nairdwood Lane, HP16 0QH have delicious Atkins Farm apple juice now on sale.
With a perfect blend of Red Pippin and Bramley apple juice and a Discovery/Greensleeves apple juice we have 2 delicious natural fresh pressed juices ready for the festive season. What is really exciting is you can even have your own personalised label!
We are looking forward to seeing you soon. Local deliveries of 6 or more bottles are delivered on us!
The Wool Nook is having a Grand Opening Week, commencing November 28 2017. The Wool Nook is located at 31C High Street, Prestwood (HP16 9EG), facing Nairdwood Lane. Look for the big wheelie sign at the corner of Nairdwood Lane and High Street.
Every day this week will have a different special and we will be introducing a loyalty card (10 purchases made, receive 10% off next purchase). Here is the list of specials for the Grand Opening Week:
Local charity Hearing Dogs for Deaf People is preparing for the most
magical season of all with a wonderful Christmas Market on Saturday 25th and Sunday 26th November, 11am-4pm.
The Saunderton-based charity is opening its doors to Christmas
shoppers and dog-lovers for two days of yuletide fun, with plenty of
activities and gift stalls to get all the family into the festive
Join us on Thursday 9 November at 7.30pm for an evening with John Miller of Chiltern Charcuterie.
Enjoy a range of handmade British charcuterie, made just 3 miles away in North Dean by John and Catherine Miller. The evening includes an opportunity to meet John, and hear how he makes his delicious British Charcuterie.
You will enjoy a selection of Charcuterie, each introduced by John and accompanied by Malt Ale or if you prefer, English Wine.
Starts at 7.30pm and costs just £25*.
Places are limited. Please call, email (to pay online) or visit the brewery to book your place.
*Ticket price includes minimum 6 samples of charcuterie and 3 drinks* (Pint of Ale or 125ml glass of wine), as well as £5 off a Charcuterie Bundle purchased on the night.
Now open later on Saturday
Did you know? By popular demand we are now open until 7pm again on Saturdays. We look forward to seeing you all soon.
For our full opening times please see our website.
“On October 19th we will have been open for 5 years. Whether you’ve known us from the beginning or you’ve recently discovered us, we thank you for your support.
“It’s Maltober but not as you know it: This October, to celebrate we have great events and offers lined up for you to enjoy!
MALT goes to ‘Feast on the Farm’ Saturday & Sunday 14th-15th October With a fully stocked Malt Ale Bar on site and over 42 exhibitors including food trucks and chef demonstrations, it’s shaping up to be foodie heaven. If you haven’t got your tickets yet then you’ll be pleased to know, if you’re a Maltster, you can get 20% off an adult weekend ticket. Follow this link to Event Brite. The code is malt20.
Marvellous Malt Dinner, The Nags Head, Great Missenden – Award-winning Anglo-French Food – Tuesday 17th October 7.30pm
We’re delighted to announce The Nags Head’s chef, Claude Paillet, has created a celebratory Malt Infused 3 course meal for us to enjoy. Choose from a specially selected menu, including pulled should of venison in Malt Anniversary Ale and Malt Harvest Ale sorbet! Full menu details available on request.
Adam and his team will have all three of their hand pumps dedicated to Malt Ales. Let us know what you’d like to see in the line up and we’ll pick the most popular. Tickets are available now – £45 per person (Price includes 3 course meal and 2 pints of Malt Ale)
To book call 01494 865063, email (to pay online) or visit the brewery.
“As you might have gleaned, Feast on the Farm is finally here. It’s happening this weekend- Saturday and Sunday, 10am-5pm both days. Advance ticket sales end at midnight tonight! This is the only way to guarantee your attendance so if you want to join in the Feast please do buy your tickets now!
“We will have tickets available to buy on the door, but we are expecting them to sell out quite quickly on the day.
“There are no cash points on site and many of our exhibitors will not have access to card machines. We wouldn’t want you to miss out on any of the incredible produce that is going to be on offer, so please do bring plenty of cash.
Wool, accessories, patterns, and gifts for those who knit and crochet
Coming soon to Prestwood, a nook of a shop full of wonderful wool, colourful accessories, patterns to inspire, and gifts suitable for those who are passionate about their craft. The shop is targeted to open the last week of November, offering gifts for the Christmas season. Continue reading New shop in the village→
The first food and drinks festival at Peterley Manor Farm to truly celebrate Chiltern produce, with local producers, chefs, interactive workshops, talks and street-food pop-ups is looking to be one not to miss.
Peterley Manor Farm – Friday 13th October Supper Club with the ‘Urban Chef’ Oliver Rowe; Saturday 14th - Sunday 15th October, Feast on the Farm. The festival page is now live on Peterley Manor Farm’s website and tickets are being sold on eventbrite. http://www.peterleymanorfarm.co.uk/feast-on-the-farm/
The inaugural Chiltern Samaritans Charity Cycle Ride took place on Saturday 3rd July. Organisers were thrilled with the turnout. Over 400 cyclists left the start line, some 60% more than had been anticipated. Perhaps it was the offer of a Free Pint by Malt The Brewery for all who took part!
When Malt The Brewery were asked to deliver beer to the Thornbury Castle Pub in Marylebone, they could have done what they always do and deliver it in the faithful brewery van.
“We’re a small local micro brewery, normally delivering within a 30 mile radius, so central London is technically outside our area” said Jenny Watson, Co-Founder at Malt The Brewery. Continue reading For the love of beer!→
The Brill family at Peterley Manor Farm Shop are absolutely delighted to have been voted the Muddy Stilettos Best Farm Shop/Deli in Bucks and Oxon 2017 – and they’ve asked us to pass on their thanks to everyone who voted for them.
“It would not be possible without the support of all our wonderful customers, friends, family, suppliers, etc. We really owe it all to you, so we would like to express a mammoth and heartfelt THANK YOU!! We feel truly humbled at the support we have been given.”
Roger and Jane, Roger’s parents, and now his daughters, work tirelessly alongside their brilliant team of staff. Going from strength to strength, the Farm Shop and Wild Strawberry Cafe are proving very popular.
A reminder too that strawberry picking is now in full swing.
High Court Judge “regrets” funding cuts, in watershed moment for local pharmacies. This affects Prestwood.
Julie Horslen from Prestwood Pharmacy has news of the outcome of the high courts judicial review on the pharmacy cuts and she is very concerned.
The judge, Mr Justice Collins, said “with some regret” that although he cannot overturn the government decision to impose the massive cuts, he criticised the government approach. Overall this is a compelling judgement that recognises the important role of community pharmacy in primary care. For the details of the judicial review follow this link
It’s felt like a long winter here on the farm, not helped by Storm Doris which wreaked havoc on our poor yurt, delaying our re-opening. Luckily the fantastic team at Yurts for Life , Totnes, have worked their magic and repaired our yurt in next to no time. We are delighted to say that thanks to them and the hard work of our team here we will be re-opening tomorrow, Saturday 18th March.
The cafe’s usual opening hours will resume from Saturday:
Including Facebook likes and comments and varied brief messages via the PVA website, 143 were positive, 12 undecided and 22 against the scheme.
Many encouraging comments came in – “a real need for some TLC to improve the village centre – in particular, the area between the Chequers Tree and Village Hall which is crying out for an up-to-date quality image to give definition to what is the heart of the village”. Continue reading Village Centre Revitalisation Project→