Appeal for witnesses

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.”

If you have any information relating to this case, please call 101 quoting reference ‘43170263025’, or contact Crimestoppers anonymously.

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Chequers Folk: 20th September 2017 at 8pm

Dear Chequers Folk folk…

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

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Potential redevelopment of Chiltern Pools Amersham

Message from Paul Nanji, Principal Leisure & Wellbeing Manager, Joint Community & Leisure Team, Chiltern District Council, Tel: 01494 732110, Email: pnanji@chiltern.gov.uk

Please see web link which provides a virtual fly-through tour of the new centre.   http://www.chiltern.gov.uk/landswap

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  

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Billy and the Bonquas – A night of 60’s classics

Don your flares and blue suede shoes, your minis and bouffant hair-do to celebrate the great songs of the 60’s ….

Come and see Billy and The Bonquas perform a night of classics.   60’s fancy dress optional – Saturday 7 October – 8.00-11.30pm – Prestwood Village Hall

Licensed bar including beers from Malt the Brewery.

Tickets @ £12 each from JNP Estate Agents, Costcutter and Chequers Folk Nights.

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Group Spotlight – John Hampden Surgery Patient Group

JHS Patient Participation GroupThe Patients’ Voice

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

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International Credit Union Day

From Chiltern District Council

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 admin@m4mcu.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.org Continue reading International Credit Union Day

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Thames Valley Police Alert – Burglary Nags Head Lane

From Thames Valley Police

Case officer Debbie Parker-Boyes, Police, Taplow.

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.

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Street Robbery

From Thames Valley Police

Appeal for witnesses and information

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

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Keep your property safe

Message from Chris Ging,  Thames Valley Police.

With the winter months approaching and the evenings getting darker please ensure your property does not become a target for burglars.

Simple rules

  1. Use timer switches or leave a light on (ensure property is not in darkness)
  2. Check outside lights are working
  3. Ensure all windows and doors are shut and locked
  4. Don’t leave valuables lying around
  5. Take pictures of expensive items / jewellery
  6. Ensure house alarms if fitted are in use
  7. Do not leave tools lying around rear gardens (burglars will use them to gain entry to properties)
  8. Ensure no valuables on display in vehicles
  9. Ensure vehicles are locked
  10. Ensure outbuildings (sheds and garages) are locked and secure
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Have a fright-free Halloween

Stay safe this Halloween

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

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Essential Maintenance Work: Road Closures

Message from the National Grid

Essential maintenance work on the overhead electricity lines between East Claydon substation and Amersham substation – Road Closures

(Extract)

“As part of this work, we’ll need to temporarily close part of Frith Hill, between the B485 and King’s Lane, for around 4 weeks, and part of Leather Lane for around 3 weeks. “

You can read the full advisory letter here. (opens in a new browser window)

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NHS Chiltern Clinical Commissioning Group

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.​ ​

Click here to view NHS Chiltern CCG’s Annual Report

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Continue reading NHS Chiltern Clinical Commissioning Group

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Community Centre for hire

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:  parishclerk@onetel.net

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.

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Missendens Neighbourhood Policing Update

Missendens Neighbourhood TVP September Newsletter

Catch up with the local news   31149_Missendens_September_2017

Do you know when to ring 999 and when to ring 101?

Thames Valley Police has devised a short survey for all ages across Thames Valley, to better understand how you use these services.   Please take this short survey: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/101or999

Next Have Your Say Event in Prestwood
Wednesday 6th  September 2017 11am–12noon – Chequers Parade, Prestwood
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Please don’t be shy … give Wombling a try…

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.

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Chilterns Walking Festival 2017 – HS2 walks

Chilterns Walking Festival
16 September – 1st October 2017

Prestwood & Heath End Councillor John Gladwin emailed us about the Chilterns Walking Festival.

As part of this Festival, the Chiltern Society has organised 3 circular walks to access the proposed route for HS2. These walks are free, but you need to book on-line and places are limited. Continue reading Chilterns Walking Festival 2017 – HS2 walks

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