Chirstmas Concert in support of Parkinson’s UK

Message from Prestwood resident Trevor Own:

Christmas Concert organised by the local branch of Parkinson’s UK
7.30pm Friday 15 December 2017 at the Royal Grammar School, High Wycombe HP13 6QT.

Everyone is welcome to what promises to be a brilliant evening of
entertainment to put us in the festive spirit. We’ll have a full
programme of arias, carols and Christmas favourites from High
Wycombe’s 90-strong “Everyone Can Sing Choir”, a professional
soprano and a brass quintet.

Tickets £10 for adults and £5 for children 5 to 16 years old. Buy
online at ecschoir.co.uk/tickets or from Trevor Owen (lives in
Prestwood) on 01494 866869.

More information from http://www.parkinsonsAHW.org.uk

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Spirit of Christmas 2017

9th of December 2017 from 5pm

A celebration, organised by the Prestwood Events Group, to switch on the Christmas Tree lights opposite the Chequers Tree. This year taking place on Saturday 9 December from 5pm in the space next to D C Kaye & Co, and in partnership with The Chequers Tree Inn across Honor End Lane.  Entertainment with music, carols and refreshments will be on offer with the opportunity to give to local charities – in particular the Thomas Ball Children’s Cancer Fund.  Our thanks to D C Kaye & Co and to The Chequers Tree for their excellent Christmas spirit.

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“Mobile Library service” and “NHS prepares for winter”

Two items from Bucks County Council.

Bucks County Council would like you to get involved and let them know your views through this consultation – this is your opportunity to have your say on BCC’s proposals and share your own ideas. The Council hopes that as many people as possible will take part in the consultation so that together a library service for the future can be shaped.  Have your say by going to Bucks Library Consultation website now.

Also, this winter your health and care services in Bucks are working hard to ensure you get the care you need at the right time. Go to Bucks health care

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Don’t Forget……

Planning Applications in Prestwood

Back in the summer of this year Prestwood Village Association started to note planning applications from the Chiltern District Council planning portal that were in or around Prestwood. We have placed them on a map which is roughly the right location based on the post code.

If you click on a pin it tells you the reference number, and then you can find out more detail through the CDC website.

This work continues every week. The map below shows the latest planning applications.

To find out more about this page and how to use it please visit Planning Applications in Prestwood.

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Hearing Dogs Christmas Market

Local charity Hearing Dogs for Deaf People is preparing for the most
magical season of all with a wonderful Christmas Market on Saturday 25th and Sunday 26th November, 11am-4pm.

The Saunderton-based charity is opening its doors to Christmas
shoppers and dog-lovers for two days of yuletide fun, with plenty of
activities and gift stalls to get all the family into the festive
spirit.

We are ready to kick-start the Christmas season with the return of our much-loved Christmas Market at our Hearing Dogs  headquarters, nestled in the heart of Buckinghamshire countryside. Continue reading Hearing Dogs Christmas Market

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HS2 – Amersham Action Group Information Event

HS2 – Amersham Action Group are holding an information event on November 17 .

HS2 Amersham Action Group is a community group formed by local people strongly opposed to the Government’s proposal to build the HS2 railway.  They have organised an Information Event on Friday 17 November from 2pm to 6pm at:

Chiltern District Council offices, King George V House, King George V Road, Amersham HP6 5AW

For more information follow this link to HS2 Amersham Action Group

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Chequers Folk – A special evening at the Chequers Tree

Dear Chequers Folk folk…

Yes, we have checked and, NO! there won’t be any red arrows flying on Chequers Folk night this month or next at The Chequers Tree (ie. no darts match!).

So, we are excited to be welcoming Liz Simcock who is a brilliant singer/songwriter from North London. Her lyrics are wonderfully crafted observations on a wide range of contemporary life and relationships – eg. escaping city life, Cromer pier, knitting and love songs… both Colin and Clive rate her latest album ‘Friday Night Train Home’ as one of the best they’ve ever heard.
Continue reading Chequers Folk – A special evening at the Chequers Tree

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New building at Sprinters for Abbey Gym Club

Abbey Gym Club has entered the Aviva Community Fund to raise money for its new building and needs your votes please.

We have until 21 November to get as many votes as possible for our project here:   https://community-fund.aviva.co.uk/voting/project/view/17-5743.

Key points:

  1. Voting is free!
  2. Everyone has 10 votes to cast – we want all 10 please!
  3. Anyone with an email address can vote, including children (just tick the box to say they are under 16)
  4. We need all votes to be cast by the deadline on 21 November

Here is what our project looks like online, with our first 10 votes being cast:

http://www.abbeygymclub.org.uk/

Thank you for all your votes!  Read on for details of why we need your votes: Continue reading New building at Sprinters for Abbey Gym Club

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A chance to have your say about local policing

Your local neighbourhood policing teams are currently reviewing those policing issues which are of most concern to you.


They ask that you take a few moments to consider those policing issues which are current in your neighbourhood that you would like your local policing team to resolve over the course of the next few months and then complete the following survey
http://www.smartsurvey.co.uk/s/chilternneighbourhoodpriorities/

 

They will collate responses and publish their priorities on the neighbourhood page of the Thames Valley Police external website and the Police.uk website.

If you would like to have your say please complete the survey no later than Monday 20th November 2017.

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Recycling made easier

Car park recycling bins now take glass, metal and plastics

Photo of recycling bins in Prestwood Car Park
Recycling bins in Prestwood Car Park

PVA was alerted by a subscriber that the Prestwood Car Park glass recycling bins had been removed and it seemed that there were no plans to replace them.

PVA contacted local councillor John Gladwin, who informed us that in fact, the containers in the car park are now able to take glass, plastics and metal and it was not necessary to have separate bins for these. He wrote:

“Chiltern District Council are pleased to announce that the mixed recycling bins at Prestwood Car Park can now be used for recycling glass along with metals and plastics (in the same way as the blue domestic recycling bins). This will reduce the number of recycling bins in the car park with the removal of the 3 glass recycling containers.”

Further information on local recycling facilities can be found at http://www.chiltern.gov.uk/waste (link opens in new tab).

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Charcuterie Tasting – Thursday 9 November @ 7.30pm

From Nick & Jenny at MALT:

Join us on Thursday 9 November at 7.30pm for an evening with John Miller of Chiltern Charcuterie.

Enjoy a range of handmade British charcuterie, made just 3 miles away in North Dean by John and Catherine Miller.   The evening includes an opportunity to meet John, and hear how he makes his delicious British Charcuterie.

You will enjoy a selection of Charcuterie, each introduced by John and accompanied by Malt Ale or if you prefer, English Wine.

Starts at 7.30pm and costs just £25*.

Places are limited. Please call, email (to pay online) or visit the brewery to book your place.

*Ticket price includes minimum 6 samples of charcuterie and 3 drinks* (Pint of Ale or 125ml glass of wine), as well as £5 off a Charcuterie Bundle purchased on the night.

Now open later on Saturday 

Did you know?  By popular demand we are now open until 7pm again on Saturdays.   We look forward to seeing you all soon.
For our full opening times please see our website.

Nick & Jenny

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NHW Card Defenders available

From Thames Valley Neighbourhood Watch Association

With the considerable increase in the number and variety of cons and scams, thieves are adapting their methods to come up with new ways to share your personal data and other information.  On most new credit or debit cards, you will see a wireless symbol which informs you that your card uses Radio Frequency identification – RFID technology.  This allows you to simply tap your card on card-readers to make payments up to £30.

However, this comes with security risk, as criminals can create an RFID reader with minimal effort and steal your details.  They can also download an app onto their Smartphones to achieve the same results.  They only need to brush past your pocket or bag with their device to do this.  You might not even notice it happening. Continue reading NHW Card Defenders available

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On-line Community Forum – Wednesday 22 November 7-9pm

Message from PS 5323 Paul Cossey, Neighbourhood Sergeant – Amersham, Missenden & Chalfonts, Chiltern & South Bucks LPA

“Please can I make you aware of the Online Community Forum taking place on Wednesday 22 November 2017  7-9pm.

 

“The on-line virtual forum provides members of the community with an opportunity to ask questions to both the police and local council regarding matters that may be of concern.

 

 

 

 

“The link to the forum is http://thamesvp.coverpage.coveritlive.com/index2.php/option=com_altcaster/task=viewaltcast

“Please feel free to take part and forward this on to those who you feel may be interested in taking part or monitoring the event.”

Contact number:  315 6615 / 07974973957   Non Emergency Number 101   Email paul.cossey@thamesvalley.pnn.police.uk

Address: King George V Road, Amersham, Buckinghamshire HP6 5AL

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Save Buckinghamshire’s Children’s Centres

Message from Save Buckinghamshire’s Children’s Centres Campaign:

Savebuckinghamshireschildrenscentres

We’re sure only people power will change the Council’s mind and save our Children’s Centres.  Please help us spread the word and join us on the day if you can.  Monday 13 November 10.00am – 1.00 pm

Full address for protest:
Bucks County Council, County Hall
Walton Street
Aylesbury
Bucks
HP20 1UA

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Stop! Think! They never let you go!

Don’t swim with the Loan Sharks this Christmas

As the Christmas shopping season gets into full swing, Chiltern District Council’s Community Safety Team is asking people to think again before borrowing money to avoid debt spiralling out of control.

At this time of year it is all too easy to get persuaded to use high cost  ‘buy now pay later’  catalogues, payday loans, doorstep lenders and even loan sharks.  All these sources of credit will lead to high interest rates and, in the case of loan sharks, intimidation and possibly harm.  Check out the following advice:-  Continue reading Stop! Think! They never let you go!

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Bucks County Council’s Budget Consultation 2018/19

Bucks County Council would appreciate your input to their 2018/19 Budget Consultation survey by 19 November.

They’re really keen to hear from businesses as well as residents so, if you can spare the time to take part, please do so.   Many thanks in advance for your support.

Survey link – https://www.research.net/r/BudgetConsultationSurvey2018-19

website link – https://www.buckscc.gov.uk/services/council-and-democracy/finance/budget/budget-consultation-201819/

Rebecca Smith,  Customer & Communications Officer, Buckinghamshire County Council

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Halloween posters

Halloween is a night of innocent fun for many youngsters, but for elderly or vulnerable residents, it can be distressing and frightening.

To help make the 31 October trick or treat celebration enjoyable for everyone, Thames Valley Police is working with Chiltern District Council Community Safety Team to encourage residents to display posters in their front windows to indicate whether or not they welcome Halloween callers.  Continue reading Halloween posters

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