Category Archives: Meeting Notice

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

Call to Action – Dementia-Friendly Community Alliance

Update – Great Missenden Dementia-Friendly Community Alliance – CALL TO ACTION!

Message from Chris Holden and Natalie Judson:

Since the launch of this alliance back in April 2014 a number of positive actions have taken place towards making our area a place where those living with dementia feel understood, valued and able to contribute to their community.

Success to date:

  • Delivered six well attended Dementia Friends information sessions at the Great Missenden library to local residents and to a packed gathering of local business leaders.
  • In partnership with the library raised awareness of books and information on dementia and local support services available.
  • Delivered half and full day training workshops on understanding and living well with dementia for carers and local care professionals (including dealing with challenging behaviours).
  • Delivered a well-attended session on protecting those at risk from fraud and scams.
  • Local retailers, both national chains and smaller independents have stepped up to the plate as well as the churches and GP surgeries. Indeed during Dementia Awareness Week in May the John Hampden Surgery had a Trading Standards Officer on hand to talk to visitors to the surgery about their work on protecting those living with dementia.

Continue reading Call to Action – Dementia-Friendly Community Alliance



Next stage – Chiltern Local Plan up to 2036

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



Child Sexual Exploitation

A free information session about child sexual exploitation is being held at Chiltern Hills Academy on Chartridge Lane, Chesham on Tuesday 21 June, 7pm to 8.30pm

The session is an opportunity for those living in the Chiltern and South Bucks areas to come along and gain important knowledge about what CSE is, how to recognise children at risk, what the signs are to look out for, how to protect a child from grooming, and if necessary, what to do and who to contact if you have any concerns.

There will be an introductory short talk from the Barnardo’s R U Safe team followed by an opportunity to talk to senior staff from Barnardo’s R U Safe, Thames Valley Police, Bucks County Council’s Children’s Social Care and Youth Service teams who will be on-hand to give help and advice, and answer questions about what is being done in Bucks to tackle CSE.

Express your interest in coming to an event by emailing – but also feel free to drop in on the night.

To find out more about child sexual exploitation, visit 

More info on other sessions in Bucks can be found by following this link:

Joanne Fowler  –  Active Communities Officer (Chiltern District Council & South Bucks District Council)  Tel: 01494 732103  Mobile: 07815104131  Email: 

The Council is seeking feedback from customers with regards to its services, a short survey can be completed at:



Dementia-Friendly Alliance news

Message from Natalie Judson:

Following the meeting on 8 June please see Great Missenden Dementia-Friendly Alliance action notes 8 June 2016

The next Dementia Alliance meeting will be on  Wednesday 13 July 2016 between Midday- 1300 hrs at Great Missenden Library.   Please could let me know if you are able to attend the above meeting by no later than 29 June so I can confirm numbers with our guest speaker.

An agenda will follow shortly as we are aiming to have Lindengate present their new service ‘Memory Pathways’ at the above meeting.   This is a NEW  drop in service for people with memory loss or dementia and their carers. This service will provide individual and group support set within a gardening environment and offering a range of indoor and outdoor activities geared towards mental and physical stimulation.

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Many thanks –  Natalie Judson,  Community Links Officer (Amersham & Chesham Locality), Prevention Matters Communities, Health and Adult Social Care – Buckinghamshire County Council  

Tel: 01296 382140, Mob: 07876 257 406, Email:  Twitter: @PrevMatters



Children’s Get Active Sports in Summer Holidays

 Prestwood Junior School

Clare Road, Prestwood, Bucks HP16 0NR

Summer 2016
1st August 16 – 12th August 16
08:00 – 18:00
09:30 – 15:30

MORE INFO       




INVITATION to all our PVA subscribers

Latest draft programme:

PVA AGM Programme 

Please come and support our Third Anniversary Celebration and AGM…  Prestwood Village Hall on Tuesday 26 April – doors open at 7.00pm.


We aim to get through the AGM formalities as quickly as possible so that we can celebrate PVA’s third year together for the rest of the evening.

Many thanks to Nick & Jenny from MALT who will once again be bringing their Taster Bar and the ladies from the Village WIs who will tempt you to a cuppa and cake.   The evening’s programme includes latest updates on Chiltern District Council’s emerging Local Plan up to 2036, Abbey Gym Club’s funding campaign for their new building at Sprinters, MALT’s successful venture and much more, including savoury nibbles from PVA and displays from local groups.


7.00pm  Doors open to visit displays, Malt the Brewery’s taster bar and the WIs Cafe.

7.30pm  Annual General Meeting  – Notice of meeting PVA-AGM-Calling-notice-260416 including draft minutes of the AGM held on 21 April 2015.    

[Please print these off and bring with you, having previously read the draft minutes of the last AGM.]

We have a few vacancies for PVA committee members, especially if you’d like to contribute by helping with the website – training given.  To apply, here’s the form – AGM-Nomination-Form-Election-Committee-Members-2016 which needs to be back with PVA by 19 April.

7.45pm – 8.15 ‘ish   PVA Chair’s report, latest updates on Abbey Gym Club’s plans for the gymnasium building at Sprinters,  MALT the brewery on its continuing success, and CDC’s emerging local plan from John Gladwin, 

followed by Refreshments and Mix & Mingle until 9.30pm Chairman’s Summing Up.  Bring your friends and neighbours – tell us what you like or don’t like about PVA and help to shape its future.  If you plan to attend and can let us know in advance, please do so via Contact Us.  It will assist us with seating and catering arrangements.

Many thanks – Mark & Sue, Katy, Colin, Ian, Caroline,  Simon, Steve, Karine, John and Barbara – PVA Committee



Next Dementia-Friendly Alliance meeting

Message from Natalie Judson, Community Links Officer, Prevention Matters – Communities, Bucks County Council Health & Adult Social Care,  6th Floor New County Hall, Walton Street, Aylesbury HP20 1UA  Tel: 01296 382140,  Mob: 07876 257406     

The next dementia-friendly alliance meeting for Great Missenden Date:  Wednesday 20th  April   Time: 12- 1.30pm at Great Missenden Library, HP16 0AL.

Chris Holden (Trading Standards) will Chair the meeting and an agenda will be sent earlier next week ahead of it.   As the meeting runs over a lunchtime please feel free to bring your lunch for ease.  Tea and Coffee will be provided.  Please confirm attendance by emailing or calling 01296 382140.  It would be great to see as many of you there as possible.

Email:    Twitter: @PrevMatters  



Chequers Folk evening – back to the Chequers Tree

Dear Chequers Folk folk...

Good News!! – we’re back to ‘The Chequers Tree’ for Wednesday 20 April!

We are very grateful to Phil and all the staff at The Polecat for our winter season of Chequers Folk nights but, as you will know, our aim has been – if possible – to return to our original venue.


Greene King generously listened to the many voices that wanted to keep the name ‘Chequers’ whilst adding the ‘tree’ for accuracy… and now have kindly invited us back for a ‘let’s see how it goes’.

So, we will be in the newly decorated restaurant area – sorry, but the pool table, table tennis table, dried up paint pots, football commentary, spring rolls and false ceiling are all gone (I feel a song may be needed to recall these iconic Chequers Folk memories!)

We are looking forward to being on our best behaviour and to seeing you all there – and Dave White and Peter Cross too – for a great evening with some more new pieces inspired by the local area!

From The Wick Trimmers 




Forget-Me-Not Club’s Spring Fayre this Saturday

Wendy Mears's photo.

This Saturday 16 April at 2.00 pm THE PRESTWOOD FORGET-ME-NOT CLUB is organising a Cream Tea and Spring Fayre at Prestwood Village Hall.

Come along and enjoy an afternoon of Cream Tea for £2.00 or Tea and Biscuits for £1.00.  There will be various stalls including Cakes for sale, Crafts, Raffle, Jewellery, Bric- a-Brac, Books, Gifts, and Cards.   More information on the Forget-Me-Not Club.



EDL and counter-demonstrations in High Wycombe

A comprehensive operation is planned to police the EDL and counter demonstrations in High Wycombe tomorrow, Saturday 9 April.

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In order to help the police facilitate a peaceful protest, the use of Section 60AA of the Criminal Justice and Public Order Act 1994 has been authorised. This power enables police officers to require a person to remove any item, which the officer believes that person is wearing wholly or mainly for the purpose of concealing their identity.

Anyone failing to comply with this request will be committing a criminal offence.

Thames Valley Police wishes to assure those involved or affected by the protests that our aim remains to maximise the safety of all those involved and facilitate the right to protest peacefully  whilst  minimising disruption.



Any Questions – BBC Radio 4 – Broadcast from Holy Trinity

Please note that all tickets for the Any Questions being broadcast from Holy Trinity Prestwood tonight have now been allocated.  Please DO NOT turn up at the church if you do not have a ticket, as you will not be able to get in.
If you do have a ticket, please be aware that parking will be very difficult and if you can, please park away from the church or walk.

Get your Tickets for ‘Any Questions?’

Any Questions? follows the 8pm News every Friday on BBC Radio 4. It’s your chance to ask a question and influence the debate on Friday April 8, when Any Questions? will be broadcast from Holy Trinity, Prestwood.

To get your free tickets and be a member of the audience of this event, simply email There is a limited supply, so please reply quickly.

BBC Any Questions



April 2016 Newsletter for the Missendens

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Our Neighbourhood Police Team (NHPT) is based behind Great Missenden Library. The team consists of Inspector Richard Vine, Sergeant Nicola Upton, PC Mike Painter, PC Vikki Kerr, PC Janine Daniel, PCSO Nicola Hinkley and PCSO Chris Ging.

Neighbourhood Priority Profiles (NPP)
These are the priorities that the Neighbourhood Action Group (NAG) will be focusing on.  These priorities are set by you and the NAG work together with local community, organisations and businesses to deal with these issues. Please see report for each profile.  The next NAG meeting is to be confirmed.  Unfortunately, this is not a public meeting however if there are items you wish to be raised, please contact the neighbourhood policing team.

The MVAS project (Moveable Vehicle Activation Sign) is now well established in the local area with two signs in the Little Missenden Parish & two in the Great Missenden Parish which are regularly moved around different locations within the parishes.

The Safer Roads Partnership (Speed Camera Van) has also been active in the area on 18th March 2 x speed vans (checking traffic both directions) were in operation on Windsor Lane Lt Kingshill. Results are unknown at this time.

Further “Community Speed Watch” is planned for April to monitor speed on roads in the Great Missenden / Prestwood and Holmer Green areas.

Local residents are encouraged to become volunteers to undertake “Community Speed Watch”. If you would like to volunteer to help out, or would like to know more about what we do, please contact any of the officers at Great Missenden police office.  Continue reading April 2016 Newsletter for the Missendens



National Citizenship Service 2016

From Christine Gardner, Active Communities Officer, Chiltern District Council & South Bucks District Council       01895 837220        07964132689

Th 2016 National Citizenship Service programme is currently recruiting 15-17 year olds to participate in the  June – August programme. Young people need to register now at the following link:

We are also looking for community projects that the young people can work on. The young people are very flexible about the type of work they will do or assist with, but to give you some idea these are just a few of the projects that have been done before:

  • Entertaining older people at a day centre
  • Raising awareness with the public about dementia
  • Publicity campaign on domestic violence
  • Painting a mural for a rowing club to thank volunteers
  • Party for volunteers
  • Path clearance/planting projects
  • Family fun day

If you know of any potential projects please let me know.

I am also looking for potential “Dragons” for the programme. This could be a community leader or Chief Executive/senior manager who can spare half a day giving feedback to young people’s project pitches. It’s good fun and very rewarding.  If you would like to meet someone directly from the programme we are holding a question and answer session at Chiltern District Council, Amersham, 10.00 -11.00 am on the 13th April 2016, Small Committee room. Please let me know if you will be attending.            Christine Gardner.



Next Dementia-friendly meeting

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 – Seeking Volunteers

logoVOICES 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 or leave a message on 07872 600565.