We are delighted to announce that The Chiltern Vintage Cinema is returning to Holy Trinity on Saturday 16th September for a very special screening. Come along in the afternoon for the heart-warming family favourite, E.T .The Extra Terrestrial (U). With a choice of comfy beanbag or bench seating, complimentary popcorn and a fully licensed bar, all within the beautifully restored church, you’re in for a real treat. Tickets are selling quickly so for more information or to book, visit http://vintagecinema.co.uk.
The Shawshank Redemption
The Chiltern Vintage Cinema is returning to Holy Trinity on Saturday 16th September for a very special screening. Join us in the evening for the brilliant, moving and inspirational film, The Shawshank Redemption (15). There will be complimentary popcorn and a fully licensed bar, along with a choice of comfy beanbag or bench seating, all within the beautifully restored church. Tickets are selling quickly so book now for your chance to see this iconic film in a beautiful location. For more information or to book tickets, visit http://vintagecinema.co.uk.
ARE HOLDING AN INDOOR CAR BOOT SALE
on Saturday 7 October 2017
at Prestwood Village Hall
Refreshments for sale
Entrance 50p (Children Free)
Tables cost £10.00 and are available; if you would like one please email: email@example.com
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.
Between Thursday 10 August at 5.30 pm and Friday 11 August at 10.00 am a burglary occurred at Perks Lane, Prestwood. The offenders gained access by smashing glass in the back door and stole items.
If you saw or heard anything suspicious in the area of Perks Lane please contact PC 3687 Ian Torbet, Amersham Investigation Hub via the Thames Valley Police non emergency number, 101 and quote crime reference 43170238005.
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
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→
The first food and drinks festival at Peterley Manor Farm to truly celebrate Chiltern produce, with local producers, chefs, interactive workshops, talks and street-food pop-ups is looking to be one not to miss.
Peterley Manor Farm – Friday 13th October Supper Club with the ‘Urban Chef’ Oliver Rowe; Saturday 14th - Sunday 15th October, Feast on the Farm. The festival page is now live on Peterley Manor Farm’s website and tickets are being sold on eventbrite. http://www.peterleymanorfarm.co.uk/feast-on-the-farm/
Affordable Warmth service may bring you in from the cold
More people living in Chiltern and South Bucks districts will qualify for help in keeping their homes warm this winter, thanks to changes in setting the criteria for Energy Company Obligation grants.
Both Councils support the Affordable Warmth Network which provides help and advice to anyone struggling to keep their home warm and pay their energy bills. The Affordable Warmth Network is affiliated to the National Energy Foundation, aimed at improving use of energy in the homes. Continue reading Planning Ahead for Winter→
Buckinghamshire Rural Affairs Group will hold their annual conference locally. This is an opportunity for the rural and environmental community to gather, network and debate the challenges and priorities for rural areas and the natural environment.
Sir Henry Aubrey-Fletcher – Scene Setting: BRAG 2020
Rt Hon David Lidington MP – Government perspective – Rural Change post Europe
Affordable Housing and Urban Growth (Speaker tba)
Anthony Stansfeld, Police and Crime Commissioner – The Rural Crime Challenge
CPRE -Strategic Land Use (Land Lines) A Response to Rural Chance
NEP – State of the Environment/Biodiversity and responding to change
From Buckinghamshire Family Information Service – application deadline 31 August
The 30 hours free childcare scheme will be available for 3 and 4 year olds from September 2017 in Buckinghamshire. The scheme aims to help eligible families to get back into work or extend their working pattern by offering an additional 15 hours free childcare per week. We have put together a guide to help parents, carers, childcare providers and professionals understand the eligibility criteria and sign up process which we hope you find useful. Continue reading 30 Hours Childcare for 3 and 4 year olds→
Honor End Lane road closure for 7 weeks from August 10 – WE HAVE A MAP.
We have pursued this with the contractors and we attach a map showing the closures. The closure is in BLUE . According to the contractors, the road will be completely closed for through traffic for up to 7 weeks, although it is hoped that completion will be sooner than that. Road diversion signs will be in place. To see the full map, click on the image or use thislink
A plea for additional help from Anne Neill, secretary of Prestwood Toddler Group:
“We are a community group run by local mums and carers. It is one of the best stay and play groups in the area and we often run our
sessions full to capacity with 50 children in attendance each week.
Due to the natural progression of our committee members as their
children grow, we are in desperate need of volunteers to help keep the group going. We regret that without new committee members in place by September the Group can no longer run. We are hopeful that amongst our local community there are volunteers willing to give some of their time to enable this valuable resource to continue.
“If you are able to help us in any way we would be very grateful. ”
Honor End Lane road closure for 7 weeks from August 10
Thames Water are coming to a road near you soon. We have received the following message from them. For info, Glade Road is at the very end as you leave Prestwood, by the John Hampden memorial.
From Thames Water
We’ll soon be starting work in your area to replace the water pipes along a section of Honor End Lane. The new plastic pipes are much stronger and will ensure that we continue to provide a top quality service. For the duration of our works there’ll be a road closure in place on Honor End Lane at the junction of Glade Road. There will be a diversion route in place. Please look for our street signage during our works. Continue reading Water Works in Honor End Lane→
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.”
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.