Here’s Bucks County Council’s update on HS2 for September.. Update September 2017
Aylesbury Vale and Chiltern CCGs will be holding their AGMs on Thursday 14 September from 6.30 to 8pm and invite you to come along for the chance to review their activity over the last year, learn about collaborative work being undertaken locally, discuss plans for future developments across Bucks and speak directly to partners within the local system.
The meeting will be held at The Gateway in Aylesbury, and will also be live-streamed on Facebook. For more details, click here.
NHS Aylesbury Vale and NHS Chiltern Clinical Commissioning Groups have published their annual reports for 2016/17 to update the public on their achievements and performance over the last 12 months. The CCGs commission – or ‘buy’ – healthcare services on behalf of their local population across Buckinghamshire.
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Message from GMPC Councillor Mike Johnstone:
Please support our Fourth Anniversary Celebration and AGM…Prestwood Village Hall on Tuesday 25 April
7.00pm Doors open – an opportunity to visit displays
7.30pm Annual General Meeting – Notice of meeting AGM Calling notice 250417 including PVA AGM Minutes 2016 v.2 and proposed amendments to the Constitution PVA Constitution-2017 Final [Please read and print these off and bring with you].
We have a few vacancies for PVA committee members so if you’d like to contribute then please apply – here’s the form AGM-Nomination-Form-Election-Committee-Members-2017 which needs to be back with PVA by 17 April. For further information see here.
Continue reading Invitation to all PVA subscribers
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Tuesday 25th April, Prestwood Village Hall Doors open at 7.00pm
Please come and support our Fourth Anniversary Celebration and AGM in Prestwood Village Hall on Tuesday 25th April. We aim to get through the AGM formalities as quickly as possible so that we can celebrate PVA’s fourth year together for the rest of the evening.
Malt The Brewery is kindly donating a keg of their beer and the ladies of the two Prestwood WIs will be providing tea/coffee/slice of cake for a nominal charge plus a GRAND CAKE STALL full of their delicious homemade cakes ready to pop into your freezer. Together with a cheese board & wine, there will be displays from Friends of Great Missenden Library, Prestwood Gardening Society and Prestwood Nature, Prestwood artists registered for Bucks Open Studios in June, Thomas Ball Children’s Cancer Fund, Sprinters Leisure Centre, Abbey Gym Club and Great Missenden Parish Revitalisation Group.
Full speakers’ programme and AGM calling papers will be circulated to all our newsletter subscribers shortly.
There is a more up to date post on the AGM including the papers which can be located here.
Message from Mike Johnstone, HS2 Lead, Great Missenden Parish Councillor
Following Royal Assent, the local HS2 Engagement team have arranged two ‘drop-in’ information events with emphasis on property compensation schemes for local residents and to enable you to find out more about HS2 in your area.
The events are planned for:
– Wednesday 29th March 2.00 -7.00 pm at Ballinger Village Hall
– Friday 31st March 1.30 – 8:00 pm at Wendover Memorial Hall
HS2 Drop in event 29th March is the HS2 leaflet providing more details.
There will be other events arranged by the local councils and by HS2 Ltd to keep you informed of developments.
Cllr Mike Johnstone – HS2 Lead, GMPC
Is a strawberry really a fruit? Is a potato a root?
With a love of plants and the environment, a biology graduate of Oxford University, Dr Karen van Oostrum, is running a taster course for four Saturday sessions, one in April, May, June & July at Holy Trinity Church Hall, Prestwood. You don’t need to come to the first in order to understand what is in the second, etc. For more info, or to book your course, please call or email 01494 256508/ 07910 684339 firstname.lastname@example.org
Please book in advance, as places cannot be guaranteed if you turn up on the day.
PVA’s been asked by Chiltern District Council to promote a forthcoming awareness event on Tuberculosis (TB).
A series of workshops are being held in February, on behalf of Chiltern & South Bucks District Council, across the districts to inform the on-going Chiltern & South Bucks Townscape Character Study.
The informal drop-in sessions will allow parish and town councils, other community groups and local residents to contribute their views on what they value most about the character of their towns or villages.
The workshops will be facilitated by consultants, Chris Blandford Associates, who have been commissioned to undertake an updated and consistent Townscape Character Study of key settlements across both Districts on behalf of the Councils. Continue reading Chiltern Townscape Character Study
Are you aware that Bucks County Council is currently preparing a business case for A Unitary Authority to streamline local government in Buckinghamshire?
Community Impact Bucks (CIB) wants to make sure that views, comments and concerns from the Voluntary and Community Sector are all taken into account.
There are 2 ways you can do this:
- Give your feedback online via this survey:
- And/Or come along to one of the workshops CIB are running to enable you to discuss and share your thoughts
Register here for Aylesbury event: 25 July 6:00pm – 8:30pm
Register here for Wycombe event: 27 July 2:30pm – 5:00pm
View the Buckinghamshire Business First report – Strategic Financial Case for Local Government Reorganisation in Buckinghamshire, produced in 2014. This will give background information which you may find useful and informative and is the basis for the Bucks County Council Business Case.
For questions, please contact 01844 348820 or email email@example.com to discuss further.
Preferred Options Consultation
You may recall that Chiltern (CDC) and South Bucks district councils are undertaking a joint Local Plan 2014-2036 for which an initial public consultation incorporating Issues & Options was carried out earlier this year with many of you contributing to it. Our local Parish and District Councillors also held an invited-audience-only meeting in Prestwood Village Hall for local organisations, including PVA.
CDC propose to repeat these as part of the next public consultation on Preferred Options, along with holding a number of exhibitions across the two districts and want to give you advance notice of key dates. This will be limited to development options in the Green Belt that the councils consider should be taken forward in the Local Plan in order to help meet development needs. Consultation responses will help inform decisions on a draft Local Plan (expected for consultation in March/April 2017).
The details for the Preferred Options Consultation will be determined by the Councils joint Cabinets on 12th October 2016 (a Joint Committee meeting) and as such the following details are subject to confirmation.
It is anticipated that the public consultation will be for 6 weeks from 31st October until 5pm on 12th December 2016. There will be two key events/activities as part of the consultation set out below. Continue reading Next stage – Chiltern Local Plan up to 2036
Here’s the Agenda-19.11.15 for the next Great Missenden Dementia Alliance meeting on 19th November. Please note that this is a lunch time meeting, tea & coffee will be provided but please feel free to bring along your lunch as we help and support each other to make your community more Dementia-Friendly. If you are unable to make the full 1.5 hours, please do still come along for as long as you can as it would be great to see you.
Take a look at the Dementia-Friendly Communities video to find out why being Dementia-Friendly is so important:
To confirm attendance, call: 01296 387821.
We look forward to seeing you soon. Kind Regards, Gemma Workman, Dementia-Friendly Community Manager and Alliance Chair, Buckinghamshire County Council.
VOICES AND CHOICES is a new local organisation set up to support people living alone who need information and advice to stay in their own home. We provide information, advice and advocacy for local people, together with a peace of mind service for any out of county family.
We are running our first volunteer training course at Amersham Town Council Offices from 16-20 November between 10.00 and 4.00. The training course has been accredited by the Open College Network at Credit Level 3.
For further information please register on our website www.voicesandchoices.org.uk or leave a message on 07872 600565.
From: Gemma Workman, Dementia-Friendly Community Manager & Alliance Chair,Buckinghamshire County Council 01296 387821
From Cathy Hillier, Marketing Manager at The Misbourne School – email: firstname.lastname@example.org
“We would like to invite you to an Open Meeting at the school this Thursday 15th October 7-8pm where we will present our vision and invite you, as a valued member of our Community, to share with us your thoughts. If you are unable to attend then please feel free to send someone else or leave a comment at the bottom of this article and the PVA will pass it on to us.
“Next year marks the 60th Anniversary of opening of The Misbourne. We are going to use this special year as an opportunity to raise the profile of the school through a major fundraising campaign.
“Our aim is to rejuvenate our sports facilities to create an environment where all students are motivated to participate in a wide variety of sports and fitness activities, both competitive and recreational. Additionally, we would like to provide a local community sports facility – something that is sadly lacking. Continue reading Misbourne School continuously improving facilities
The PVA’s delighted to note that our recently appointed parish councillors have instigated a “drop in” session, starting on Saturday 31st October, between 11.00am and noon, to enable you to discuss any concerns you may have as a Prestwood or Heath End resident for which the GMPC has responsibility. The ‘surgeries’ will continue on the last Saturday of each month until February 2016, at the Great Missenden Library.
This provides a great opportunity to meet and make yourself known to your Parish Councillors who are all keen to meet the parishioners that they represent. Prestwood & Heath End Parish Councillors are all listed in the PVA Community Directory.
The PVA hopes that this initiative will be a great success and that it becomes a regular monthly event continuing on next year with some of the ‘surgeries’ being held in Prestwood?
Supt Yvette Hitch, local police commander for Chiltern and South Bucks, will be among several guest speakers at Chesham Grammar School, between 7pm and 9pm, on Monday 14 September. The meeting is one of a series being held as part of Buckinghamshire’s Safeguarding Children Board (BSCB) awareness campaign ‘R U Wise 2 it?’ on Child Sexual Exploitation (CSE).
CSE is a form of sexual abuse that involves the manipulation and/or coercion of young people under the age of 18 into sexual activity in exchange for things such as money, affection or gifts. It can be extremely difficult to recognise, as many of the warning signs are symptomatic of challenges that all parents face with young teenagers as they are growing up and becoming more independent.
The evening will be led by the Safeguarding Children Board’s partner agencies, Buckinghamshire County Council, Barnardo’s and Thames Valley Police. Continue reading Thames Valley Police supports ‘R U Wise 2 it?’ campaign
A series of awareness raising events are being held during September to inform and help people spot the signs of child sexual exploitation. The evening events are open to anyone in the community – parents, carers, community leaders, club leaders, teaching staff – so please share this information with colleagues and friends.
7- 9 PM at these local venues: Monday 14 September – Chesham Grammar School; Thursday 24 September – The Grange School, Aylesbury; Wednesday 30 September – Cressex School, High Wycombe
To book your place email email@example.com
The Facebook pages below give more information, please share these as widely as possible. https://www.facebook.com/events/500140173478450/ Chesham https://www.facebook.com/events/1478366959125415/ Aylesbury https://www.facebook.com/events/1710434282521879/ High Wycombe
Martha Edwards, Community Safety Co-ordinator, BCC Safer Communities Team