The Chiltern Village Cinema

16th September at Holy Trinity

E.T.

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.

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Prestwood Commuter Cab Service

From Prestwood to Great Missenden Station @ £2 a head

Message from Kingshill Cars:

We can transport you for £4 a day to and from Prestwood.  The timetable is designed to get you to the fast trains and pick you up from the same as well.

Why are we doing this?  Because we are aware that there is a huge parking problem in Great Missenden so if we can help people to leave their car at home we will.

If you regularly commute and would like to use such a service at a particular time then please get in touch with anna@kingshillcars.co.uk

The timetable for the Prestwood Commuter Cab and further information on Kingshill Cars’ other services, eg. Share-A-Fare, are on their website.

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Misbourne School Exam Results 2017

Exam results – well done The Misbourne

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.

To see the full media announcements from The Misbourne,  Continue reading Misbourne School Exam Results 2017

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Burglary in Perks Lane

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

Continue reading Burglary in Perks Lane

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Proposed new approach for early help

Future help to support children and families

Message from Joanne Fowler, Active Communities Officer, Joint Community & Leisure Team, Chiltern District Council – Tel: 01494 732103,  Email: jfowler@chiltern.gov.uk

Buckinghamshire residents are being asked for views on a proposed new approach to early help support for children and families.

The consultation lasts until 22 September and seeks feedback on a new way of supporting families earlier to prevent them needing help from social care services in the future.

Please complete the survey either as an individual and/or on behalf of your organisations.   Feel free to pass this email on to ensure a good response.

http://www.buckscc.gov.uk/news/help-us-plan-services-for-children-and-families-for-the-future/

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Group Spotlight – The Chiltern Academy

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

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Feast on the Farm – 13, 14 and 15 October

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/

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Planning Ahead for Winter

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

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Bucks Rural Affairs Group Annual Conference

BRAG Annual Conference – 24 November

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.

AGENDA

  • 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

Light buffet lunch

Continue reading Bucks Rural Affairs Group Annual Conference

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30 Hours Childcare for 3 and 4 year olds

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

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Water works in Honor End Lane UPDATE

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 this link 

Our original page for this topic is here

 

 

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The Rock Project comes to Prestwood

Aspiring young pop and rock stars can start to climb the ladder of success with the launch of a new music school in Prestwood!

The Rock Project is the UK’s leading school for children’s contemporary music tuition. It offers group lessons in electric guitar, bass guitar, drums and vocals for young people aged 7-18 years old.

Weekly sessions at The Rock Project offer budding chart-toppers the chance to develop their musical talents as well as experience in playing together as a band. Continue reading The Rock Project comes to Prestwood

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Help needed at Prestwood Toddler Group

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. ”

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Additional Defibrillator at Holy Trinity Church

3 hearty cheers for Sweet Charity (and Bob)

An additional Defibrillator for the village has been installed at Holy Trinity Church Prestwood.  The machine is on the back wall of the cottage on Wycombe Road in the Church car park.

We are very grateful to Sweet Charity for funding the purchase of this machine and to Bob Davy for arranging the installation and ongoing maintenance.

 

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Water Works in Honor End Lane

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

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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.”

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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.

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