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Invitation to all PVA subscribers

Please support our Fourth Anniversary Celebration and AGM…Prestwood Village Hall on Tuesday 25 April

PVA AGM Programme 250417

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.
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PVA’s AGM and Annual Social evening

Save the date in your diary now …

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.



More information on HS2

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



Botany and Genetics at Holy Trinity

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

Please book in advance, as places cannot be guaranteed if you turn up on the day.



Chiltern Townscape Character Study

 Stakeholder Workshops

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



Spotlight on Prestwood Gardening Society

Prestwood Gardening Society was founded in 1976 and now, 40 years later, has over 700 members, with new ones always very welcome.  The annual fee is only £3 with an over-60’s concessional rate of £2.  A varied programme of speakers, followed by light refreshments, is arranged in the Village Hall on the second Thursday of every month.  Non-members are also welcome at a £1 entrance fee.

Members benefit from discounts at Hildreths Garden Centre, South Heath Garden Centre, Wrights Buildbase in Hughenden Valley, the Plant Specialist Nursery in Great Missenden, Peterley Manor Farm and Daisy’s Flower Shops.

Two coach trips are organised in the summer months and a Harvest Supper in October.  The main event of the year is a very successful Annual Show in September which is always popular and very well supported.    The programme for the next few months is:

January 12th 2017 – A Year on the Farm – Managing an organic farm at Wren Davies – Virginia Deradour

February 9th – The Ridgeway – Europe’s oldest road – enjoy an 87-mile local talk – John Tyler

March 9th – The Dream Flight Charity – arranging holidays for disabled children – Patricia Pearce, MBE

April 13th – Search Dogs Bucks – assisting Thames Valley Police to find missing people – Catherine Marriott

To join the Society please contact the Members’ Secretary – Beryl Doran on 01494 711909 or just come along to a meeting – you will be most welcome.




Local Health Service Information Sessions

Buckinghamshire residents are being invited to come along to public information events to find out from local GPs what is happening with health services in their local area.

Each of the sessions will be held in a different area and will outline and discuss developments in the health ‘locality’ in which it is being held.  The events are being organised by NHS Aylesbury Vale and NHS Chiltern Clinical Commissioning Groups, the GP-led bodies who design and pay for the county’s healthcare. If successful, these locality focussed meetings will become part of the regular communications opportunities with the CCGs and the public.

The sessions will include presentations from healthcare professionals about what’s going on in the local area to meet people’s health needs, and how this fits into wider plans across Buckinghamshire.  People at the events will be able to ask questions and contribute their views as part of the continuing dialogue between the public and health and care services across the county.  Continue reading Local Health Service Information Sessions



Local Plan Presentations

Green Belt Preferred Options Public Consultation is now active.

Your opinion counts!

An exhibition covering 15 Green Belt Preferred Options will be presented at Great Missenden Memorial Hall on Friday 11 November between 6pm and 9pm

If you cannot make that and wish to know more there are some other dates and venues on the attached poster below. Click on it to open it full screen.

Click on the image to see the poster full size

Prestwood Village Association are looking at the details in this consultation and may come out with some further information localised to Prestwood later this month.

Local Plan Evidence base and other documents can be located here on the CDC website.



Charity Bazaar – Saturday 12th November

tumblr_lcayp0yZ0s1qevhkzo1_400Please support Prestwood’s Charity Bazaar on Saturday 12th November –  2pm in the Village Hall.

Admission: 30p – Raffle – Teas –  Many stalls including: The Blood-Bikers, Hearing Dogs, Holy Trinity Church, Methodist Church, Quainton Railway, Malawi Child Care, Thomas Ball,  Afternoon & Evening WIs, Sweet Charity, Lighthouse, The Guides, Iain Rennie.

Further information from Barbara Hall 01494 862057.



Carers’ Information Hub Event

Message from Mike Etkind, Chair of the John Hampden Surgery Patient Participation Group:

The John Hampden Surgery, together with Prospect House in Gt Missenden, is hosting a ‘Carers Information Hub’ run by Carers Bucks at the Prestwood Village Hall on Wednesday 26th October from 1.30-3.30.

Any carer who is a patient at either surgery is welcome to attend where they will have the opportunity to meet the Live Well, Stay Well team. This is a free service aimed at helping carers and the person they care for to maintain good health and well-being.

At the event you will be able to talk to someone from the Carers Bucks team about any issues regarding your caring role. There will also be an opportunity to find out about the Carers Discount Card. You don’t need to be registered with Carers Bucks to come along.



A Day is Coming

An evening with Prestwood’s community choir, The Gathering Singers, on Saturday 8 October at 7pm at St Peter and St Paul Church, Great Missenden. 


A varied choral and instrumental concert featuring the premiere of ‘A Day is Coming’ – a song cycle on the theme of heaven written by choir director, Philippa Wallin, with guests including The Misbourne Harmony Choir.  Tickets – adults £9, 16s & under £2 available from Costcutter Prestwood, Samways Great Missenden  and



Free Family fun on 27 August – Prestwood Village Games

Better – the UK’s largest network of public gyms and leisure centres – will host an open day on Saturday 27 August at Sprinters Leisure Centre to get more people more active in our local community and celebrate Team GB’s achievements at the Rio 2016 Games.


The FREE ENTRY open day running from 11am to 3pm will have sports and activities for the whole family to join in including a Penalty Shootout, Team Ski Walk, Tug of War, Egg & Spoon Race,  Welly Wanging, Tennis Taster Sessions and Walking Football Tasters.

Jamie Webster, General Manager for Sprinters Leisure Centre, Prestwood said,  “All staff at the Sprinters Leisure Centre are proud to fly the I Am Team GB flag and host the open day.  We’re inviting our members and local residents to come and join in with the different activities alongside our staff and be part of this nationwide celebration of sport, and see what we have on offer in the centre for families throughout the rest of the year.”

An additional bonus – come and see the completed car park including diffused lighting and the Tennis Club’s new pavilion.  Sprinters is really on the up.

More info at  IATGB Open Day 27th Aug press-release-Sprinters



Join the fun at Prestwood Youth Club – 15 & 22 August


We apologise to anyone interested in attending this event, it has been cancelled because not enough people expressed an interest in attending. We were only informed after the August newsletter went out.

* Including Go Karts on 15th & Hartbeats African Drumming on 22nd

Prestwood Youth & Community Action Group together with Sprinters Leisure bring you Summer Activity Days on Monday 15th & 22nd August on Prestwood Common.  For age 8 up to 16 years.



Better logo Including fun games & multi-sports from Sprinters Leisure and scrummy lunch beforehand.

Sweet Charity* Many thanks to Sweet Charity for funding the Go Karts & African drumming

 Programme & booking form  Holiday Brochure 2016 PYCAG.  

Book now to avoid disappointment.  £5  per day PYCAG members; £6 Friends.   Please print off and complete the booking form and send or deliver, together with your payment, to 125 Fairacres, Prestwood HP16 0LF or email to  or 07905 381627.   Cheques payable to Prestwood Youth & Community Action Group.

If you would like to purchase sweet-shop “tuck” in the afternoon please ensure your maximum spend is 50p.

Book now to avoid disappointment – first come, first served.



Dementia-Friendly latest

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

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



Is there a case for a Unitary Authority in Bucks?

Are you aware that Bucks County Council is currently preparing a business case for A Unitary Authority to streamline local government in Buckinghamshire?

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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:

  • 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 to discuss further.