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Celebrating 5 years since MALT opened ……

From Nick and Jenny at Malt:

“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.

We hope you will join us for what should be a fabulous evening of great food, great ale and great company.  Continue reading Celebrating 5 years since MALT opened ……

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Feast on the Farm this weekend

Message from Katy Brill, Peterley Manor Farm:

“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.

The full programme can be seen at http://www.peterleymanorfarm.co.uk/feast-farm-programme/

Continue reading Feast on the Farm this weekend

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Feast on the Farm – 13, 14 and 15 October

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/

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Free Beer brings out an exceptional turn out!

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!

Malt The Brewery agreed to support the Samaritans earlier in the year, after their success last year, raising over £6,400 for the Royal Brompton and Harefield Hospitals Charity. Continue reading Free Beer brings out an exceptional turn out!

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Muddy Stilettos ….

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.

 

 

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Pharmacy Cuts – Important Update

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

https://www.npa.co.uk/news-and-events/news-item/high-court-judge-regrets-funding-cuts-watershed-moment-local-pharmacies/

For more comment from Julie Horslen Continue reading Pharmacy Cuts – Important Update

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Wild Strawberry Cafe re-opening

From Katy Brill at Peterley Manor Farm

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:

Tuesday- Saturday 8.30am – 5pm; Sunday 9am- 1pm (last brunch orders 12 noon).

Many thanks for bearing with us and we look forward to seeing you all again very soon!

Please note we are now fully booked for our Mothers Day Brunch.

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Village Centre Revitalisation Project

Feedback from Prestwood Revite Group

Many thanks to the 177 who responded with their views during the consultation on the revitalisation of the village centre – details in the Source, Issue 44 May/June 2016  and at Prestwood Revitalisation Group.

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

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All day fun in Prestwood – Saturday 3 December

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  • Small Business Day – A chance to support your local shops and purchase all your Christmas presents, hassle-free in Prestwood on Saturday 3 December.
  • FREE PARKING at the High Street Car Park, courtesy of Great Missenden Parish Council in association with Chiltern District Council.
  • Roll up to the Junior School’s Christmas Bazaar – 12 noon until 3pm.
  • Continue the day by joining in the fun at Prestwood’s Spirit of Christmas celebration at Chequers Parade from 5-6pm; includes entertainment, switching on the lights, fireworks and Santa.  Prestwood Junior School Choir will be in full song and there’s a competition to keep you busy in the local shop windows.  This year’s event is in aid o f MS Halton, Thomas Ball and Medical Detection Dogs.    PEG wishes to thank everyone who gives so generously to enable this event to take place annually.peg-sp-of-chr-poster-2016
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URGENT – Prestwood Pharmacy needs your help

Message from Julie Horslen at Prestwood Pharmacy:

“I need your help please.  Last week the government announced that it will cut the funding to Prestwood Pharmacy and other pharmacies in December. This is a major blow following all the campaigning that we have done and the fact that over 2 million people signed a petition asking the government to think again.

“However, this is not the final word.  Next week 2nd November, there is a debate in the House of Commons on the matter.  It is vital that everyone who is concerned about this lobbies their MP, Cheryl Gillan now.

“I have provided a Quick and easy link to do that.  It’s http://lobby.supportyourlocalpharmacy.com

Thank you for your support”

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Reduction of Prestwood High Street Car Park?

(Comment from Prestwood Village Association: Many thanks to the community for providing your feedback on the end of this item we will ensure it is flagged up to CDC and the Parish Council should this come up for consideration. Immediately below is a comment from CDC Councillor John Gladwin, added 24th October 2016 on this subject)

“The development of affordable housing in the District is a Government Imposed Target for CDC. Since the formation of a Working Group to look at it, a number of sites have come forward, giving the opportunity to provide a significant number of affordable homes. However there are not unlimited sums of money to fund these all these opportunities. Thus there is a need for the opportunities to be reviewed in more depth. As such this will take time.  The proposal for a proportion of the Prestwood Car Park to be converted to Affordable Housing has not gone away, but is being considered as part of that further evaluation.

As said previously, any proposals will to be recommended by the working group, supported by the Council, and be subject of a Consultation.”

-John Gladwin

co_op-car-park2Some of you will have already heard that Chiltern District Council is looking at the need to provide Affordable Housing in the District and has set up a committee to review this.

As part of that review, Prestwood High Street Car Park has been brought forward as it borders the Paradigm housing in Maybush Gardens.  PVA understands that the proposal would be to take a small portion of the car park towards the rear.  This along with a large number of other sites is still under consideration by the committee, but no recommendation has been made.

Our local CDC Councillors, John Gladwin and Peter Martin, are members of the committee and tell us that before it can become a reality, it will need to be

  • Recommended by the committee
  • Considered and recommended by the CDC cabinet
  • Be subject to a local consultation

Please air your views by Leaving a Comment (see above in headings) and PVA will feedback to our local District Councillors.

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Campaigners welcome U-turn on Pharmacy closures

More than one million people signed the petition to call on the government to think again regarding their plans to close many local pharmacies – at the Royal Pharmaceutical Society’s annual conference last Monday, the government announced a U-turn.

Julie Horsnell at Prestwood Pharmacy says ‘I would like to thank all the people of Prestwood for their support.   As David Mowat MP (Pharmacy Minister) said, “we’ve seen the petition, and that’s frankly an accolade to the way you are regarded amongst communities”

PVA’s previous article refers.

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