Category Archives: Meeting Notice

Meeting notice is aimed at giving advanced warning of (potentially) important meetings.

Misbourne School continuously improving facilities

From Cathy Hillier, Marketing Manager at The Misbourne School – email:

“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



A chance to meet your Parish Councillors

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?

The Parish Council website.



Thames Valley Police supports ‘R U Wise 2 it?’ campaign

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



Child Sexual Exploitation – R U Wise 2 it?

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

The Facebook pages below give more information, please share these as widely as possible.  Chesham Aylesbury High Wycombe

Martha Edwards,  Community Safety Co-ordinator,  BCC Safer Communities Team



Dementia-Friends information sessions

A message from Gemma Workman, Dementia-Friendly Community Manager, Bucks County Council, Walton Street, Aylesbury, HP20 1UA

Update: 01 05 15  –  Dementia-Friendly Communities has now launched in Great Missenden.   Please come along to the next local Dementia Alliance meeting on Thursday 28th May to find out more and support us as we set the priorities for your area.   The meeting agenda with venue details is Agenda 28.5.15 (1).  Please confirm attendance by emailing or calling 01296 387821.


Please see Dementia Friends request form for the Dementia-Friends information sessions delivered by a volunteer champion. These sessions are free of charge, last approx. 45-60mins and can be tailored slightly to suit the audience.

The launch event will take place on Tuesday 28th April at Damien Hall, High Street, Great Missenden from 10am-4pm and is open to everyone.  This is an opportunity for organisations/services to explain to local residents what they are or will be pledging to do to support the Dementia-Friendly Communities’ initiative and to provide relevant information about their own service/organisation.

For further information, please contact Gemma Workman on  Mob: 07827955872  Tel: 01296 387821   Website:   E-mail:



HS2 – It’s time to think again

Message from HS2 Action Alliance:

“It’s important that the community pulls together and gives as much help as possible on the day of the site visit which is Wednesday 20th May – we have to give it our best shot and we need your help.”

Tunnel Through The Chilterns

“We are writing to let you know about the most important phase of the campaign for a tunnel through the Chilterns.

You are probably aware that current plans would see HS2 emerge from a tunnel in Mantles Wood near Little Missenden and cut through open country past Hyde Heath, Hyde End, South Heath and the Lee before going on a viaduct past Dunsmore and then skirting past Wendover.

The environmental impact of constructing this current route and HS2 operating the line would be dramatic and highly damaging to the local area. Plans include a large spoil dump in land between South Heath and the Lee, as well as up to 7 years with thousands of lorry movements and a number of semi-permanent work camps, not to mention road closures and diversions.  Once constructed HS2 trains would be a highly visible and noisy presence across the area.

But there is a better way – local groups have come up with tunnel proposals which would dramatically reduce the environmental impact of HS2 on the area.  Continue reading HS2 – It’s time to think again



See you on 21st April – 7pm – Prestwood Village Hall

Following your invitation to our AGM and 2nd year’s celebration, here’s the Final AGM Programme210415.        Malt logo

Proceeds of the raffle will be given jointly to the South Bucks Community First Responders, Abbey Gym Club and Holy Trinity Church refurbishment.  Malt The Brewery and the Wild Strawberry Cafe from Peterley Manor Farm will be there together with refreshments and displays from many local groups.Wild Strawberry Cafe logo

Put the date in your diary and see you on Tuesday 21st.





76 new homes: UPDATE

16 October 2014

On Tuesday 14 October, a steel gate and fence was erected by the landowner at the entrance to the footpath in Widmere Field.  76newhomes are awaiting confirmation from the Council as to whether planning permission is required.

On the same day, a notice also appeared with regard to seeking an order to delete the footpath from Buckinghamshire County Council maps.  The notice is dated 14/8/2014 and was issued by William Steele of Widmere Field, Prestwood.  The notice has since been removed.


 14 October 2014

The Decision Notice to refuse the planning application for 76 New Homes is now available to view on Chiltern District Council’s website:-

Decision Notice CH/2014/1242/OA

It is anticipated that the Great Missenden Trust will appeal.  If this is the case, they will need to appeal within 6 months of the Notice (13 April 2015).


9 October 2014

At Chiltern District Council’s Planning Committee of 9 October 2014, the Committee agreed to refuse the planning application and confirm the Tree Preservation Order.

It is anticipated that the applicant will appeal the application decision.


1 October 2014

The outline planning application and tree preservation order are first items on the agenda for CDC’s next Planning Committee at 18:30 on 9 October.  The agenda and committee pack (long but worth a read) is now available online:-

The 76 new homes action group is not aware that anyone has volunteered to speak in objection to the application.  Please let them know if you would like to speak by emailing deadline for registration to speak is 17:30 on 6 October.


28 September 2014

The outline planning application CH/2014/1242/OA will be on the agenda for the CDC Planning Committee meeting on Thursday 9 October which starts at 6.30pm.  We understand that the provisional Tree Preservation Order No.8 of 2014 will also be discussed, but as a separate item.  You still have until 30 September to comment on the Tree Preservation Order. Continue reading 76 new homes: UPDATE



76 New Homes off Lodge Lane

New Outline Planning Application

In the list of Chiltern District Council’s Planning Applications for the week ending 24th July, there’s an outline planning application for development of the site to provide 76 dwellings on land off Lodge Lane with access via Dell and Widmere Fields.  Application No. CH/2014/1242/OA submitted by The Great Missenden Trust. Follow this link to see where the proposed development will be located. [an interactive Google Map with a satellite view of Prestwood with the approximate area marked.] Continue reading 76 New Homes off Lodge Lane



Minutes of PVA AGM 15 April 2014

Prestwood Village Association

[Draft] Minutes – Annual General Meeting

Tuesday April 15 2014 at 7.30pm in Prestwood Village Hall

Present: PVA Committee Members: John Cadman (Chairman), Henry Hall (Treasurer), Katy Nex (Secretary), Anne Banks, Mary Cadman, Karine Lipinski, Barbara Rowett, Mark Wingrove; 130 PVA members and invited guests.

Apologies: Received from Committee member Colin Veysey (many thanks for setting up a/v equipment), Bob Swayne, Mike Lee (GMPC), Andrew Garnett (CDC), Alan Stevens (BCC). Continue reading Minutes of PVA AGM 15 April 2014



Very important – DDPD update – the next stage

Chiltern District Council’s Delivery Development Plan Document (DDPD)

Great Missenden Parish Council (GMPC) is holding three public meetings to provide information on the latest draft and give you the opportunity to have your say and input to the feedback. These have now been confirmed as:

Tuesday March 4th – Prestwood Village Hall – 7.30pm

Wednesday March 5th – Great Missenden Small Committee room – 7.30pm

Wednesday March 12th – Ballinger Memorial Hall – 8.00pm

Everyone is welcome at any meeting –  if you’re unable to make the one in Prestwood Village Hall on Tuesday 4th then do join in either the one in Great Missenden on 5th or Ballinger on 12th. 

The closing date for Chiltern District Council’s public consultation for the DDPD is Friday 4th April.

See further information on the CDC website.

To catch up on the history of this see and the other links mentioned in that article. Continue reading Very important – DDPD update – the next stage