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.
Members of the public are invited to attend the HS2 Community Liaison Forum at the Chiltern District Council offices on Monday 26th March. HS2 and their contractors will give a presentation on the current work programme and future plans for the local area.
This is an opportunity to hear directly from the contractors, to understand their approach to the work and to ask questions to the experts delivering the work on the ground.
Monday 26th March
Chiltern District Council offices, King George V House, King George V Road, Amersham, Bucks, HP6 5AW
Prestwood Village Association is holding its AGM and Social Evening in the Village Hall on Thursday 3 May at 7.30pm. Please put the date in your diary and watch this space for further details of the programme as it develops.
Chiltern and Aylesbury Vale NHS Clinical Commissioning Groups (the CCGs) are asking for the views and help of patients and carers in Buckinghamshire to support us in making improvements to the way we deal with medicines.
In particular, we want to reduce the amount of medicine that is wasted across our NHS system and address some of the current safety concerns surrounding some treatments.
With your help, we want to develop solutions to these issues that will benefit our patients and local health and care services alike.
Great Missenden Library and the Prevention Matters team are hosting a series of community events covering physical, mental and community safety themes for local residents. One of the aims is to raise awareness of the different services that are available to residents within our community so that we can continue to live independently in our own homes for as long as possible.
The second drop in event will be between 11am – 4pm on Wednesday 24th January including a free Dementia Friends information session 11:30am – 12:30 / Tai chi taster session 2:30 – 3pm – stall holders: Alzheimer’s Society, Telecare, Bucks Mind, Community Counselling HP16, Prevention Matters and more.
Week three: Community safety week Friday 2nd February – 11am-4pm, free Trading Standards Scams workshop 11:45 – 12:30 , stall holders: Legal advice, Fire & Rescue service, TVP, Chiltern District Community safety team, Prevention Matters and more.
Message from Natalie Judson, Community Links Officer for Prevention Matters:
Great Missenden Library and the Prevention Matters teams are hosting a series of community events covering physical ,mental and community safety themes for local residents. One of the aims is to raise awareness of the different services that are available to residents within their community so that they can continue to live independently in own homes for as long as possible. These drop in events will be held on the following dates listed below between 11am – 4pm on all dates (Download poster from here): Continue reading Great Missenden Library and Prevention Matters→
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.
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.
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
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.
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→
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.
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.