Thames Valley Police is appealing for witnesses following a robbery in Prestwood
The incident took place on Monday (4/9) at about 9.05pm in the High Street between the Methodist Church and the Co-Op.
The victim, an 83-year-old woman, was walking along the High Street when she was approached by a man who attempted to grab her handbag and take it from her.
She managed to hold onto the handbag but fell to the ground, sustaining cuts and bruises. The offender then ran away.
He was wearing dark clothing and had his hood up.
The victim was taken to hospital following the incident, but has since been discharged.
Investigating officer PC Kayleigh Dean, based at Amersham police station, said: “This incident has resulted in an elderly woman falling to the ground and sustaining injuries which required her to go to hospital.
“I would like to speak to anyone who witnessed this incident, or who has any information relating to it.
“If you have any details which you think could help our investigation, please call the Thames Valley Police non-emergency number 101.”
The August break has come and gone, so the feel of a new start is in the air…. Schools have gone back and Chequers Folk is here again. So, this term we have some new things that we want to share, and new projects that we’re working on.
This month we’re looking forward to Megan playing fiddle with us again, as well as a few new tunes that have been added to the Wick Trimmers’ repertoire. David and Peter will be duetting together, and they also have been busy recording David’s music – with Peter doing the mastering. The CD, called Rough Diamonds, will be available on the evening… and I, (Colin), think it’s excellent! Continue reading Chequers Folk: 20th September 2017 at 8pm→
There’s also an on-line questionnaire which Chiltern District Council would appreciate your feedback on – Chiltern Pools redevelopment – land swap consultation – have your say – www.chiltern.gov.uk/landswap
All GP surgeries are required to have what is called a patient participation group (PPG). At John Hampden Surgery the group has become more active over the last 18 months. The aims of the group are
to help John Hampden Surgery understand and learn from patients’ experiences
to help the surgery raise awareness of issues that impact patients’ health
to raise funds that will be used to improve the surgery for the benefit of all patients
It has a committee of 10 volunteer patients who meet every 6 weeks – every quarter the meeting is attended by one or more of the doctors and with the practice manager.
Activities over the past 18 months include improving communications with patients with a new noticeboard and leaflets for the waiting room, articles in the surgery’s quarterly newsletter, recruiting more than 250 patients to provide occasional feedback, and holding periodic events in the surgery waiting room to sound out patients’ views. Continue reading Group Spotlight – John Hampden Surgery Patient Group→
Thursday October 19th 2017 is International Credit Union Day which celebrates the great work that credit unions are doing around the world.
This year’s theme is ‘Dreams Thrive Here’ celebrating how credit unions can help make different professions, personal choices and career paths real. So if you have a dream that you want to turn into reality, why not contact the local credit union for Chiltern and South Bucks, M for Money Credit Union, on: 020 8756 3866 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. The credit union is also a way of seeing your savings help others while still making interest. Last year’s M for Money’s dividend to savers was 1.5%. For further information visit www.m4mcu.orgContinue reading International Credit Union Day→
On Saturday 9 September 2017 between midnight and 6.30am a burglary occurred at Nags Head Lane, Great Missenden. The offenders gained access by smashing a rear window.
If you saw or heard anything suspicious in the area of Nags Head Lane please contact Amersham Investigation Hub via the Thames Valley Police non emergency number, 101 and quote crime reference 43170267758.
If you don’t want to speak directly to the police you can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or online at www.crimestoppers-uk.org
No personal details are taken, information is not traced or recorded and you will not go to court.
On Monday 4 Sepember at approximately 9.00pm outside the Prestwood Methodist Church High Street, a person unknown wearing a dark hoodie approached an elderly resident and attempted to snatch their handbag. The resident, whilst holding onto the handbag, fell and received facial & wrist injuries. If anyone has any information please ring 101 and quote reference – Occurrence 43170263025
Hannah Tomlin, Community Safety Officer, sent us this article:
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 and South Bucks District Council’s Joint Community Safety Team to encourage residents to display posters in their front windows indicating whether or not they welcome Halloween callers. Continue reading Have a fright-free Halloween→
“We are bringing No Finer Life, a play written by Graham Harvey, agricultural editor and writer of over 600 episodes of the Archers, to Missenden Abbey on 23rd September.Continue reading Drama at the Abbey→
Aylesbury Vale and Chiltern CCGs will be holding their AGMs on Thursday 14 September from 6.30 to 8pm and invite you to come along for the chance to review their activity over the last year, learn about collaborative work being undertaken locally, discuss plans for future developments across Bucks and speak directly to partners within the local system.
The meeting will be held at The Gateway in Aylesbury, and will also be live-streamed on Facebook. For more details, click here.
NHS Aylesbury Vale and NHS Chiltern Clinical Commissioning Groups have published their annual reports for 2016/17 to update the public on their achievements and performance over the last 12 months. The CCGs commission – or ‘buy’ – healthcare services on behalf of their local population across Buckinghamshire.
A Quiz Night to help raise funds for Prestwood Cricket Club, is being held at Prestwood Village Hall on Saturday 30 September. Price is £15 / Person or £25 for 2 and includes a Fish and Chips Supper. There will also be a Bar selling beers, wines and soft drinks. For further information e-mail email@example.com
Your local Parish Council is delighted to offer its newly renamed Prestwood Community Centre for hire. Situated on Prestwood Common (behind the Scout Hut) off Nairdwood Lane, the bright and light hall has a capacity for up to 120.
The excellent facilities include a newly equipped kitchen, Wi-Fi and projection screen.
Good car parking space.
To hire the hall for one off or regular events please phone the parish office on 01494 864792 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Prestwood Community Centre, Prestwood Common, Nairdwood Lane Prestwood HP16 OQF
The location can be found on the map below. The map is interactive, you can zoom in and out and pan to the left and right. You can also open the map up full screen by clicking on the icon in the top right hand corner. The blue marker shows where the access road entrance is, the home symbol shows the location of the community centre.
Orinoco has returned from his summer holiday on Wimbledon Common and is ready to join Prestwood villagers in the next litter picking weekend, which will take place on 30 September and 1 October.
Tools, refuse sacks and hi viz tops will be available from Jeanette at 18 Orchard Lane, Prestwood, between 10am and 2pm on both days. Please bring your own gloves.
Volunteers can choose their preferred litter-picking location and collected rubbish will be picked up from a specified location. If you need further information on this event from Orinoco, ring Jeanette on 01494 866460.