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Anything to do with Prestwood Village Association and related activities.

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

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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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Loss of Service

We apologise for the temporary loss of service on the evening of the 31st of October. The website had exceeded it’s bandwidth limit which shows how popular it is. We are now serving over 35GB of data each month. Over the past 31 days we have had over 2,300 visitors  viewing nearly 5000 pages.

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Can you help us reach further?

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Our subscriber database for the PVA newsletter has been hovering just under 900 for some time now. There are around 2600 homes in Prestwood. We know that some people are still not aware of this website even though we have tried hard to reach people.

Can you help?

Click on the button below* to send a  link to a friend and invite them to sign up so we can reach more people in Prestwood?

We use the database for two things; one is to send out a round up of the news to you each month which contains a wide range of subjects from planning to local events. So you always know what is going on in Prestwood. We also alert you from time to time if there is some form of public participation being sought by local government and other groups that may not have been widely advertised.

Let’s try to get to 1000 before the end of 2017!

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You can sign up to our newsletter using the form below, it is very easy to do, and you can unsubscribe at any time if it does not work for you.

Subscribe to our newsletter and join our 915 subscribers. We do not share information with third parties and we will not fill your inbox. Newsletters are sent out once per month.


 

is it safe?

*Clicking on the button will launch your email application depending if you have one installed. If you don’t nothing will happen, but thanks for trying. If you do have an email application all you need to do is fill in your friend’s email address and send the email. It is that simple. All we have done is built an email for you.  We do not store any of this information on the website. We only record what people place in the form above, and then only when they acknowledge an email we send to them to ensure they know they have subscribed.  


 

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PVA AGM

Many thanks to everyone that attended our AGM on the 26th of April at Prestwood Village Hall.  We had around 120 people present.

The presentations, minutes and other information are now on this website.  You can locate them on this page.

Seeking your feedback

At the meeting we asked for feedback on three questions. The answers to these will help to guide us over the coming year.  You may recall we did a similar exercise when we had our inaugural meeting.  We will publish the results later this year.

While we got some feedback at the AGM, we are seeking more.  Please can you provide us with your thoughts on the following questions:

AGM Feedback Request
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The PVA needs as much feedback as possible to help us to meet the needs of the people of Prestwood. Please can you help us by answering the following questions. Please select the button next to your answer and add comments where you can. Please tell us what you think, good and bad. Thank you for your participation. Go MAD for Prestwood Village Association; help Make A Difference




Q 2. OR Do you think the website should proactively seek more information from:











Thank you for helping PVA determine how we work in the future

The following is optional: Prestwood Village Association is run by volunteers, a few villagers that wanted to make a difference. You do not need to be on the committee to participate, but any help you can extend would help us to do more. If you are interested in helping please provide us with your contact details below.



Enter the text in the image below into the form before pressing submit. Thank you for helping us. If you cannot see the text clearly click on the small refresh symbol to the right of the image.
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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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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.

PROGRAMME

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

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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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INVITATION to all our PVA subscribers

Please come and support our Second Anniversary Celebration and AGM…

Prestwood Village Hall on Tuesday 21 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 second year together for the rest of the evening.

Malt the Brewery and Peterley Manor Farm’s Wild Strawberry Cafe are kindly opening up in the hall by special request.  A grand raffle, refreshments and the latest news from local groups including Abbey Gym Club, Prestwood Archive, Prestwood Nature, Holy Trinity Church refurbishment, Open Spaces initiative, South Bucks Ambulance Service’s Community First Responders, 5 on a Bike, Afternoon and Evening WIs, Prestwood Theatre Club, Zanni’s Bakery and more!

PROGRAMME

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

7.30pm  Annual General Meeting  – Notice of meeting AGM calling notice 210415 including draft minutes of the AGM held on 15 April 2014 and AGM Nomination Form Election Committee Members      [Please print these off and bring with you, having previously read the draft minutes of the last AGM]

7.45pm – 8.15 ‘ish   Latest news from Community Groups,

followed by Refreshments and Mix & Mingle until

9.30pm Raffle draw and 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, Lesley, Caroline, Mike, Steve, Karine and Barbara – Prestwood Association Committee

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PVA’s AGM & Annual Bash

Save the date in your diary now … full programme & AGM papers to follow:

Tuesday 21st April, Prestwood Village Hall.  Doors open at 7.00pm

Malt logoPlease come and support our Second Anniversary Celebration and AGM in Prestwood Village Hall on Tuesday 21st April. We aim to get through the AGM formalities as quickly as possible so that we can celebrate PVA’s second year together for the rest of the evening.   

Malt The Brewery and Wild Strawberry Cafe from Peterley Manor Farm are kindly opening up in the hall by special request.

Wild Strawberry Cafe logoLatest news and displays from local groups including Prestwood Nature, Prestwood Archive, and many others (tbc).  Also refreshments and a grand raffle.

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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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