Message Sent By Holly Turner (Police, Comms Officer, Thames Valley)
The internet is a fantastic place for young people to learn, play and socialise but it’s vital that they’re aware of its dangers and how to stay safe. Here’s a few tips to help your child stay safe online:
· Make sure your child knows what personal information is and that they’re share aware
· Ensure you understand the social media your child is using. If you don’t know your Roblox from your Snapchat or are getting in a Twitch trying to keep on top of the social media networks your child is using, visit the Net Aware website
Information from Mike Johnstone, Great Missenden Parish Councillor’s HS2 Lead Officer
Temporary Traffic Lights
Fusion JV, the HS2 Enabling Works Contractor, is installing temporary traffic lights towards the A413 end of the Link Road to operate between 10 am and 4pm for this week, ie. from Monday 29th January. The aim is to investigate the verge prior to widening the road, later in the year.
Extension to two classrooms at Great Missenden School
Preparatory work starts on the 9th February and main construction work from 23rd February to October on the classrooms with access from the Link Road across the Buryfield car park.
Students at The Misbourne have achieved another set of great results.
At GCSE, 80% of the students achieved passes in both English and Mathematics. In all other subjects, the school results were again higher than previous years with a continuing upward trend. And for A Levels, the average points score has increased.
Below, Headteacher, Robert Preston, with twins Lauren and Mia Agar-Rea celebrating their GCSE results.
The Chiltern Academy was established in 1973 by Jane Anderson’s mother, Elaine, when she took over a High Wycombe dance school where Jane had been a student. It was a wonderful challenge for Elaine to run her own business – her husband came up with the new name and Chiltern Academy’s journey began.
The Prestwood studio opened in 1976 and started with a handful of eager students attending class on Friday afternoons. Little did they know that, over 40 years later, Chiltern Academy would still be thriving with nearly 300 students coming through the door each week.
What started as a local village dance school, offering ballet classes one afternoon a week, has since become one of Buckinghamshire’s most prestigious performing arts schools with students travelling from as far as Berkshire, Hertfordshire and Oxfordshire to attend. Numerous students go on to vocational colleges and successful careers within the dance world. Continue reading Group Spotlight – The Chiltern Academy→
Grooming and sexual exploitation can happen to any child or young person both in real life face to face situations and online, with online grooming playing an increasingly large part in exploitation.
Being aware of the signs of child sexual exploitation and knowing where to go to raise a concern are two simple but important things.
Child sexual exploitation is a form of sexual abuse that happens when a child or young person is tricked or forced into doing something sexual in return for things like attention, money, drugs, gifts or alcohol. It is illegal, although young people might not always see it that way, because they are groomed and manipulated by their abusers. Visit www.RUWise2it.co.uk to find out more.
Provision of a safer walking route to the Infant School – Your chance to help
Saturday & Sunday, 11 & 12 March w/end (and Sat 25 March additionally if needed) between 10am – 4pm.
Help is needed to clear and gather up the over-growth and rubbish along the public footpath leading from Chequers Lane (opposite the allotments) round the back of the Infant school to Kiln Road (near Cats Croft access path – oldest house in the village).
Meet-up at the Infant School where on-site parking and loos available, together with a refreshing cuppa afterwards. The main task of clearing the footpath will have previously been done by a professional lopping team.
After the route has been cleared, Bucks County Council’s workforce will prepare and lay hoggings, making the footpath accessible for walking to school, even for double buggies, due to be carried out in the Easter school holidays.
Dress appropriately including sturdy boots or wellies, gloves, together with high vis waistcoat and loppers/secateurs if you have them.
Please do drop-in for a couple of hours and help tidy up the site in order to prepare for the provision of a much safer walking route to the Infant School in Moat Lane for our children.
Yes, and this one does affect the whole of this area for years to come. So it should involve us all now.
To help you, we have created user friendly maps for you to see how you are affected. These highlight the sites under consideration and make it easy for you to get further official (CDC) information.
We have already informed you about the Local Plan Consultation which is reviewing 15 preferred Green Belt options a few weeks ago. As usual there is a lot of information to go through in the evidence base which is normal for these exercises.
PVA has extracted the current status around Prestwood and displayed them on a map. There are 22 of them.
But aren’t they all rejected?
Yes they are, however some of those have been rejected twice. As this process moves through to a conclusion we should remind ourselves of the current status of the plan as far as Prestwood is concerned.
Any of these can come back, and as you can see in one case; two adjacent areas next to Lodge Lane have both been rejected, the area was made even larger (10 Ha) and appeared again with a proposal for a school to be built there. See this item for area 2.02.
(Comment from Prestwood Village Association: Many thanks to the community for providing your feedback on the end of this item we will ensure it is flagged up to CDC and the Parish Council should this come up for consideration. Immediately below is a comment from CDC Councillor John Gladwin, added 24th October 2016 on this subject)
“The development of affordable housing in the District is a Government Imposed Target for CDC. Since the formation of a Working Group to look at it, a number of sites have come forward, giving the opportunity to provide a significant number of affordable homes. However there are not unlimited sums of money to fund these all these opportunities. Thus there is a need for the opportunities to be reviewed in more depth. As such this will take time. The proposal for a proportion of the Prestwood Car Park to be converted to Affordable Housing has not gone away, but is being considered as part of that further evaluation.
As said previously, any proposals will to be recommended by the working group, supported by the Council, and be subject of a Consultation.”
Some of you will have already heard that Chiltern District Council is looking at the need to provide Affordable Housing in the District and has set up a committee to review this.
As part of that review, Prestwood High Street Car Park has been brought forward as it borders the Paradigm housing in Maybush Gardens. PVA understands that the proposal would be to take a small portion of the car park towards the rear. This along with a large number of other sites is still under consideration by the committee, but no recommendation has been made.
Our local CDC Councillors, John Gladwin and Peter Martin, are members of the committee and tell us that before it can become a reality, it will need to be
Recommended by the committee
Considered and recommended by the CDC cabinet
Be subject to a local consultation
Please air your views by Leaving a Comment (see above in headings) and PVA will feedback to our local District Councillors.
“Dear All, You may not be aware of the latest proposals made by HS2 Ltd with regard to Great Missenden which will also greatly impact on the residents of Prestwood who pass through en route to work, local schools, hospitals etc.
“HS2 is proposing to push ahead with its plans for the current Haul Road site off the Link Road roundabout at Great Missenden, [see previous news item last November to see the effects that this is expected to have on Prestwood] whilst suggesting “mitigation” which would include widening the Link Road from two to three lanes, with the accompanying loss of the 20 short-term car parking spaces on the Link Road adjacent to Buryfield. So HS2’s “solution” for Great Missenden is more tarmac and less parking.
Prestwood Revitalisation Group (GMPRG) is seeking local residents’ views on proposals to create a more vibrant village centre.
By following this link you can take a look at a short video, produced and edited by local company Five on a Bike, which gives a brief introduction on how the village centre could look and you can give your feedback via the online consultation form.
For those that would like to know more, there is also a film of the presentation given by Ben Hamilton-Baillie of Hamilton-Baillie Associates to the village on 22 March, and an accompanying reportPrestwood Report 02b small Final which explains the approach and the original brief, where you can find out how and why this project has come about.
Sketch proposal for a “recognisable village centre with its own identity which will help lower speeds, significantly improve pedestrian links and the environment for local shops and businesses”: