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Anything to do with Prestwood Village Association and related activities.

Got some news? Tell us about it

Did you know that the Prestwood Village Association website has around 2,500 visits a month?  The most popular areas are the news page and the community directory.

We have a group of volunteers in  Prestwood Village Association that manage the website and add things that you have sent in on a daily basis. We also carry out spring cleaning and remove old news from time to time.

The following are available to you:

For Businesses or Groups in Prestwood

If you are a business or run a group based in Prestwood, we can add you into the Community Directory. Go to here to find out how that works; Community Directory Request. Continue reading Got some news? Tell us about it

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PVA Online survey – please read.

Important. It is time for PVA to change.  Or is it?

This part is really important to us.  With your support over the past 4 years we have gone from nothing, to 900+ subscribers, and have a very effective website run by volunteers. We could do more, much more, but here we need your advice, help and participation – today please.

To help make this very easy and quick for you we have an online form.  Please complete it now to enable us to help you.  Comments are particularly welcome.

PVA Feedback online

Thank you very much in advance.

Prestwood Village Association Committee

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A big THANK YOU from PVA

THANK YOU AND PLEASE HELP US – SEE BELOW

We held our 4th Annual General Meeting at the village hall last night (25th April 2017). Many thanks to our supporters and subscribers for such a great turn out.

You can view the slides that were presented by clicking on the links further down this page.

Do you want PVA to become a Pressure Group?

This part is really important. The main theme at the AGM was about how PVA evolves. With your support over the past 4 years we have gone from nothing, to 900+ subscribers, and have a very effective website run by volunteers. We could do more, much more, but here we need your advice, help and participation – today please.

To help make this very easy and quick for you we have an online form.

PVA Feedback online

Continue reading A big THANK YOU from PVA

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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.
Continue reading Invitation to all PVA subscribers

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Will you help us take the PVA forward?

Will you help us take the PVA forward?

Prestwood’s a great place to live and our job is to make it even better and more inclusive by informing everyone what’s going on. If you’d like to help us, how about giving us a little of your time by joining our team?

We currently have a couple of vacancies and lots of opportunities to get involved with activities such as marketing, social media, specific projects and help with website content such as spotlighting Prestwood groups, promoting the business directory, routes for local walks, links with local farmers – all development ideas welcome.

You don’t need lots of experience. We need people who are keen to help and want to share ideas. We’re a mix of working and retired people and understand that commitment depends on how much each of us is able to give at any one time. If you’d like to see what we’re about, feel free to attend our AGM/social evening – this year on Tuesday 25th April in the Village Hall from 7pm.

For more info, please contact us first via info@prestwoodva.org.uk .

We look forward to hearing from you.

Best wishes from PVA – Mark, John, Katy, Sue, Karine, Colin, Ian, Caroline, Simon & Barbara

 

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PVA 2017 AGM

A big Thank You for to all of our supporters and subscribers who attended our fourth AGM at Prestwood Village Hall on the 25th of April.

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100s of new homes proposed for Prestwood?

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Prestwood has been identified as a potential candidate for urban extension to meet part of the housing needs in the CDC area over the next 16 years. One large site has been identified by Lepus Consulting which is an enlarged plot in the same location of the 76 New Homes site adjacent to Lodge Lane.  Refer to this document: “Sustainability Appraisal of the Chiltern and South Bucks Local Plan Initial Consultation (Regulation 18) Incorporating Issues and Options” (follow the link to download it) and look on page 91.

This area is approximately 9.75 Hectares in size. More than 4 times the size of 76 New Homes area.

Follow this link to open this in a larger screen.

The Local Plan is currently seeking feedback in terms of a formal public consultation which is underway, and closes on the 14th of March at 5pm.

What would you like us to do?

  • Can PVA encourage people to respond to this consultation?
  • Is it worth a small group of people digging through this mountain of paperwork to locate what is important to Prestwood?

Let us know please by posting a comment at the bottom of this article.

If we get a sufficiently large response we will put something together and send out an alert through the website in the next 10 – 14 days. Continue reading 100s of new homes proposed for Prestwood?

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New site template

We have been running this website since 2013 and it is time to bring it up to date.  The content is pretty much the same, but the wrapper it is presented in is quite different. 

Responsive website

The main difference is that the site is now mobile friendly. When you use a device to access the website it checks with the device to establish what the screen size is and presents the site differently.

The menu may be collapsed into an icon with three white lines across a black square, the sidebars will move under the site rather than to the side if your screen is too narrow.

What this all means is it is easier to access content on the site with a smart phone or tablet.

What has changed

At the time of publishing the site we are currently reviewing the site structure and navigation, and removing some redundant pages. This will take a couple of months to complete.  So changes will continue as we refine the site. Continue reading New site template

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PVA AGM Report 2015

Following the highly successful AGM on 21st April, we attach the  documents presented at that meeting, including the draft minutes.

Prestwood Village Association would like to thank all the Prestwood residents that attended (110 people) and all organisations that extended their support by providing refreshments, donating  raffle prizes, and either representing their respective groups or presenting at the meeting.

The raffle raised £217 which the PVA Committee topped up to £225. Cheques for £75 each have been raised to benefit three local Prestwood groups: Community First Responders, Abbey Gym Club and Holy Trinity Church refurbishment.

Links to documents below   (The download may take a while)

Presentation for AGM 2015

PVA-AGM-Minutes-2015-Amended-Draft

Treasurers Report & Accounts

Chairman’s Report 2015

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Prestwood Infant School’s petition

Message from Nicola Raher, Headteacher at Prestwood Infant School:

“As many villagers are aware, we have been campaigning for some time to improve the footpaths outside school. We have now set up an e-petition with Bucks County Council which will run for 28 days.

Please take the time to follow the link below and sign the petition. If you can, please also circulate the link to your family, friends and colleagues:

https://democracy.buckscc.gov.uk/mgEPetitionDisplay.aspx?ID=1022

We so desperately require your support to push this campaign forward, and we thank you in advance for taking the time to do so.

Kind regards – Nicola Raher – Headteacher”

Both the Prestwood Village Association and the Prestwood Revitalisation Group have been lobbying to improve safety in Moat Lane outside the Infant School for a while now.  See input under previous items posted on this website.   Preferred Choices for LAF, Prestwood Villagers Speak Loud & Clear and Participation in Setting Local Priorities.

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The nurse’s home?

Up to 1995, the Pains lived for some years at 17 Sixty Acres Road. During that time a house diagonally opposite was demolished to make way for two new homes.They rescued the foundation stone from the demolition rubble which reads “This land was given for the nurse’s home in memory of Allan Cameron Gardner The Chestnuts Prestwood”

P1020509Can anyone give any information on the history of the Nurse’s Home and who Allan Cameron Gardner was?  If so please leave a reply below.

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PVA bash a great success

A big thank you to the 110 or so villagers who came along to support PVA’s 2nd AGM and anniversary evening in the Village Hall last night and our guest speakers who all proved very interesting.  Our thanks too to Katy Brill and colleagues from the Wild Strawberry Cafe and Nick and Dave from Malt The Brewery for setting up shop for the evening and the many local groups that were represented.

We’ll shortly be making available the Chairman’s report from the meeting and also the end of year accounts on the website but, in the meantime, have a few raffle prizes unclaimed, as follows:

173 blue   – £10 voucher for Chequers Peking Cuisine

193 green – £60 voucher – 4 Wheel Alignment Prestwood Motors

132 orange – £60 voucher – 4 Wheel Alignment Prestwood Motors

208 blue – Mug – donated by Prestwood Pharmcy

152 blue – purple spectacle case – Susan Collier Opticians

177 green – turquoise spectacle case – Susan Collier Opticians

175 green – Haribo sweets from Premier – Prestwood Food & Wine Store

142 green – Hand trowel – Hildreths

203 green – transplanter trowel – Hildreths

Please call 865657 Barbara to arrange to collect.   Bring along your winning ticket.

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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.

 

 

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Open Letter to GMPC

The following has been passed to Great Missenden Parish Council from Prestwood Village Association. 

Public Consultation for CDC Local Plan (2014 – 2036)

It has come to the attention of Prestwood Village Association (PVA)  that there may be an expectation from Great Missenden Parish Council (GMPC) that PVA represents the views of all residents in Prestwood, including the collective views of some of the established groups that exist within Prestwood.  This is a misperception, and PVA do not wish anyone to consider that we can or will represent the views of the whole village.

For the avoidance of doubt; Prestwood Village Association exists to connect people together and inform the residents of Prestwood. Where a body of opinion exists within the subscribers to Prestwood Village Association we will endeavour to connect people sharing similar opinions together so that they may make their own representations to local government or other agencies on any emerging issue. We actively encourage the participation of residents in public consultations, and where these public consultations have not been adequately advertised (meaning most people are unaware of them), then we will promote them to our subscribers and on the website. Continue reading Open Letter to GMPC

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Changes to PVA Committee

It is with great regret that we say goodbye to three of the founding members of Prestwood Village Association as they move to pastures new – John Cadman (Chair), Mary Cadman and Henry Hall (Treasurer).   John, Mary and Henry have played significant roles in researching and establishing the Prestwood Village Association in late 2012 along with Barbara Rowett (who remains an active member of the committee).

Twenty months later, with Mark Wingrove’s expertise and their efforts, we have a website with over 1500 visits a month, alive with highly relevant news for the area, and over 750 subscribers.  A big thank you for helping us get started and a special thank you to John for guiding us on that journey as Chair.

Mark Wingrove has kindly agreed to fill the post of Chair up to the next AGM, hopefully pending confirmation then, and we welcome some new committee members – Catherine Gibbon, Sue Wingrove (co-opted as Treasurer) and Peter Harte.

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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

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PVA Chairman’s Report 15 April 2014

It is my pleasure to present the first annual chairman’s report of the Prestwood Village Association (PVA). Thank you all for coming to our AGM and supporting PVA. We are very pleased that many of our local councillors have given up their valuable time too to join us. Our Chiltern District councillors Mark Cunnane and John Gladwin and Great Missenden Parish Council’s chair, Brenda Gover, together with Prestwood & Heath End Councillors Mike Bennett,  Jennifer Sole, Chris Ward, Steve Humphreys, Bob Hougham, Laurel Swayne and Anne Mitchell, our Parish Clerk. We have had apologies from our Bucks County Councillor Alan Stevens, Chiltern District Councillor Andrew Garnett and Mike Lee, GMPC.

Continue reading PVA Chairman’s Report 15 April 2014

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PVA’s First year bash

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Over 130 people crammed into Prestwood Village Hall to celebrate our first anniversary and AGM last Tuesday.  Villagers, local councillors, businesses and groups all joined in and we hope that all of you enjoyed the evening?

With the AGM over, John Cadman, the Chair, asked everyone to spread the word with the aim of doubling the membership over the next year –  from the current 630 emailed-newsletter subscribers, to 1500 would be great. He also thanked everyone who’d served on the Committee over the past year and welcomed our new committee member, Maggie Coles.  She lived in Prestwood as a child and has now returned to live here once again.

Following praise from all on the creation of this website, Mark Wingrove highlighted how you can now have a say by leaving a comment and expressing your opinion on any of the news items which are posted here almost daily, keeping the website fresh and (hopefully?) interesting, in order to build-up a village dialogue on topics of interest and concern. Continue reading PVA’s First year bash

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