Bus service changes from 3 September

Message from David Horsler, Passenger Transport Development Officer, Transport for Buckinghamshire, New County Offices, Walton Street, Aylesbury HP20 1UY 

“I am writing to advise of a number of changes to bus services being introduced from 3 September 2017.

“The change that will directly affect Prestwood is that Service 48A, which operates on Sundays between Great Missenden, Prestwood and High Wycombe, is being withdrawn.

“This route linked operationally with the Sunday service 40 timetable, but this will not be possible in future and running a replacement service is not affordable.   Passenger numbers are low, with an average of only 4 passengers per journey who will have no alternative service;  the section of the route between Hazelmere and High Wycombe is covered by Service One.

“There are no changes planned for service 48, the Monday to Saturday route operated by Arriva.

“Further changes in the High Wycombe area are also planned.   Full timetable details will be on the Buckinghamshire County Council website www.buckscc.gov.uk/transport in early August and information for passengers will be provided on buses, in the bus station and at bus stops.”



New planning page on PVA website

Planning Applications in Prestwood

Prestwood Village Association is piloting a new page to show the approximate locations of planning applications in Prestwood as shown on the Chiltern District Council (CDC) website.  We are doing this to make it easier for you to see what is happening in Prestwood.

The new page is under the News drop-down menu or via this link.

We are NOT accepting comments on planning applications on the PVA site but if you have any comments on the usefulness or otherwise of this new page, we would be pleased to hear from you.



News about the Kings Head Pub

Latest News about the Kings Head

Updated 21/07/17

Message from Cara Nix

We are delighted to let the local community know that the application to create a childrens day nursery at the Kings Head in Prestwood was finally approved by the planning committee at the council meeting on 20th July.

We would like to say a huge thank you for all the support that the
application has received.  We believe the nursery will have a golden future.

Andy and Cara Nix Continue reading News about the Kings Head Pub



Polling District and Places Review

Message from Katherine Petty (Chiltern District Council)

Chiltern District Council is carrying out a review of polling districts and polling places within its area as required by the Polling Places (Parliamentary Elections) Regulations 2006.

Note: this is not a review of District Ward boundaries.

  • A polling district is a geographical area created by the sub-division of a parliamentary constituency or ward into smaller parts.
  • A polling place is the building or area in which polling stations will be located.
  • A polling station is the area within the polling place where voting takes place.

The requirements are that: Continue reading Polling District and Places Review



Good Neighbour Scheme (Updated)

Latest news from Debi Game (Community Impact Bucks)

There was a very good turnout for our recent information evening about the potential of developing a Good Neighbours Scheme for the Great Missenden Parish. We have agreed to meet again to discuss and hopefully agree the following:

  • The focus and scope of the Good Neighbours Scheme
  • The geographical coverage of the scheme
  • Identify volunteers to a) form the GNS committee and/or b) be prepared to volunteer to help deliver support
  • Agree how Community Impact Bucks can best support you to develop and launch your scheme.

Continue reading Good Neighbour Scheme (Updated)



Chequers Folk

Dear Chequers Folk folk…

It is with a little pride, and quite a lot of prejudice, that we feel Chequers Folk is rather special. It is the 200th anniversary of the last days of Jane Austen, and July 19th will be the 200th day of the year! So, we’ll begin with 200 pipers (well, actually only half of them), and then celebrate the marching of thyme… with some of our old friends… (no – not that old, but you know what we mean!).

So, Clive and Sue will be returning to share some great trad numbers and we also have David and Peter with us again. Of course, history is written by the victors, and not always exactly in accord with reality… not so Bob’s retelling of his-story which is of course 200% accurate. Continue reading Chequers Folk



Clemmit Farm Appeal

Appeal Decision

Hearing held on 26 April 2017
Site visit made on 27 April 2017 by Graham Dudley BA (Hons) Arch Dip Cons AA RIBA FRICS an Inspector appointed by the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government.

Decision date: 14 July 2017

Appeal A: APP/X0415/C/14/2216326, 27 & 28

Clemmit Farm, Wycombe Road, Prestwood, Buckinghamshire HP16 0HJ

Details are in the attached document:  Inspectorate of Planning Decision on CH_2013_1270_FA–3077444



Thinning out of trees

Lawrence Grove Wood

You may have noticed on the PVA Facebook Group yesterday it was reported that trees were being felled in the woodland at the end of Widmere Field – known locally as the “potential 76 new homes site”.

However,  John Gladwin, our local CDC Councillor,  has kindly confirmed that Keith Musgrave, CDC’s Tree & Landscape officer, visited the site today and says “…. the work is taking place within the woodland of Lawrence Grove rather than the proposed development site of Widmere Field that is now protected by a Tree Preservation Order.”

“I was told that the work is being supervised by a reputable forestry company and that it has been approved by the Forestry Commission through a Felling Licence.  It is a thinning operation within the younger woodland removing mainly birch that will be used for charcoal production.  The work is expected to finish today.”

So, panic not … and thanks to Helen for her initial alert and also Caroline, Jake and John for following this up.



Free Beer brings out an exceptional turn out!

The inaugural Chiltern Samaritans Charity Cycle Ride took place on Saturday 3rd July. Organisers were thrilled with the turnout. Over 400 cyclists left the start line, some 60% more than had been anticipated. Perhaps it was the offer of a Free Pint by Malt The Brewery for all who took part!

Malt The Brewery agreed to support the Samaritans earlier in the year, after their success last year, raising over £6,400 for the Royal Brompton and Harefield Hospitals Charity. Continue reading Free Beer brings out an exceptional turn out!



Brown Bins

From Chiltern District Council – Press release – 7 July 2017

In a move to make food waste recycling even easier, plastic bags can now be used by householders to line their kitchen caddy for the weekly collection.  These include freezer and sandwich bags, supermarket carriers, pedal bin liners and the bags that salad, bread and cereal are bought in.

This change – taking place in the Chiltern, South Bucks and Wycombe District Council areas – is set to increase the volume of food waste sent for treatment.

Previously, compostable bags were the only type of bag allowed in food recycling.  However, we have been working with the operators of the plant, and they are now able to accept other kinds of bags too. The bags are all separated from the food when it is delivered to the plant, and the food waste is then processed, creating renewable electricity, and at the end of the process the digested food waste gets spread to land as a nutrition-rich fertiliser.

The Southern Districts, working with Buckinghamshire County Council, made this move after receiving feedback from residents saying that having to buy compostable bags was a barrier which tended to prevent them recycling their food waste.  Using plastic bags and newspaper should encourage greater participation of the weekly food waste collection.

Full information can be found on each Council’s website:  www.chiltern.gov.uk/foodwaste



Parish Clerk Vacancy

Great Missenden Parish Council – Vacancy

The parish council is looking for a new clerk to start August / September.  The role is part-time, approximately 25 hours per week, see the details below:

Parish Clerk & Responsible Financial Officer

Great Missenden Parish Council

Part Time / Full Time – negotiable
Pensionable position – £26,000-£33,000 pro rata

Great Missenden seeks an organised, forward thinking and adaptable individual to work as Parish Clerk based in the parish council’s office next to the Memorial Centre Continue reading Parish Clerk Vacancy



Celebrating 10 years – The Source for HP16

Best wishes and thanks to Colin   Veysey, Anthony Sykes, Holly Burrows and the many other volunteers who all play a crucial part in helping to produce each edition of The Source for HP16 and distribute it to its 6,000 readership five times a year, for free.

CONGRATULATIONS on ten years of ever increasing success and to the 50th edition just out.  It’s a real tribute to the community spirit in HP16.

As Colin explains “There are still many in the community who do not have a computer and some of those are the most in need of information about opportunities, events and news of the community – that is almost impossible to find when mobility becomes difficult.

“Equally, some of us simply surf… and rarely read, or are rarely in the area through work etc.  For you, the website gives access to events, news and opportunities in the HP16 area that could otherwise be inaccessible.”  http://www.hp16.org.uk/ for back issues.

If you’d like to help, either providing news, delivering the papers, or you’re interested in filling the Reception Desk vacancy,  please do contact email: editor@hp16.org.uk  



Muddy Stilettos ….

The Brill family at Peterley Manor Farm Shop are absolutely delighted to have been voted the Muddy Stilettos Best Farm Shop/Deli in Bucks and Oxon 2017 –  and they’ve asked us to pass on their thanks to everyone who voted for them.

“It would not be possible without the support of all our wonderful customers, friends, family, suppliers, etc. We really owe it all to you, so we would like to express a mammoth and heartfelt THANK YOU!!   We feel truly humbled at the support we have been given.”

Roger and Jane, Roger’s parents, and now his daughters, work tirelessly alongside their brilliant team of staff.   Going from strength to strength, the Farm Shop and Wild Strawberry Cafe are proving very popular.

A reminder too that strawberry picking is now in full swing.





Thank you for your help

Message from Jeanette Hedley:

Hello – thanks to you all for giving up time this weekend to participate in the community litter pick.  Here is a photo of the substantial heap of rubbish awaiting collection by CDC.  Prestwood is a cleaner, tidier, better place now thanks to your efforts.  Watch the PVA website for news of the next litter pick weekend, which I will organise for September, and please encourage your friends to join in this worthwhile event.  All the best and thanks –  Jeanette



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