Car park recycling bins now take glass, metal and plastics
PVA was alerted by a subscriber that the Prestwood Car Park glass recycling bins had been removed and it seemed that there were no plans to replace them.
PVA contacted local councillor John Gladwin, who informed us that in fact, the containers in the car park are now able to take glass, plastics and metal and it was not necessary to have separate bins for these. He wrote:
“Chiltern District Council are pleased to announce that the mixed recycling bins at Prestwood Car Park can now be used for recycling glass along with metals and plastics (in the same way as the blue domestic recycling bins). This will reduce the number of recycling bins in the car park with the removal of the 3 glass recycling containers.”
Join us on Thursday 9 November at 7.30pm for an evening with John Miller of Chiltern Charcuterie.
Enjoy a range of handmade British charcuterie, made just 3 miles away in North Dean by John and Catherine Miller. The evening includes an opportunity to meet John, and hear how he makes his delicious British Charcuterie.
You will enjoy a selection of Charcuterie, each introduced by John and accompanied by Malt Ale or if you prefer, English Wine.
Starts at 7.30pm and costs just £25*.
Places are limited. Please call, email (to pay online) or visit the brewery to book your place.
*Ticket price includes minimum 6 samples of charcuterie and 3 drinks* (Pint of Ale or 125ml glass of wine), as well as £5 off a Charcuterie Bundle purchased on the night.
Now open later on Saturday
Did you know? By popular demand we are now open until 7pm again on Saturdays. We look forward to seeing you all soon.
For our full opening times please see our website.
From Thames Valley Neighbourhood Watch Association
With the considerable increase in the number and variety of cons and scams, thieves are adapting their methods to come up with new ways to share your personal data and other information. On most new credit or debit cards, you will see a wireless symbol which informs you that your card uses Radio Frequency identification – RFID technology. This allows you to simply tap your card on card-readers to make payments up to £30.
However, this comes with security risk, as criminals can create an RFID reader with minimal effort and steal your details. They can also download an app onto their Smartphones to achieve the same results. They only need to brush past your pocket or bag with their device to do this. You might not even notice it happening. Continue reading NHW Card Defenders available→
Prestwood, Kingshill & Missenden Scouts Bonfire Night
Join the fantastic fireworks display and huge bonfire in the Wren Davis Field, Wycombe Road on Saturday 4 November; gates open 6.15pm; bonfire to be lit at 7pm. Advance tickets can be purchased from JNP Estate Agents Prestwood, Prestwood Post Office, Spar of Great KIngshill & Samways, Gt Missenden.
As the Christmas shopping season gets into full swing, Chiltern District Council’s Community Safety Team is asking people to think again before borrowing money to avoid debt spiralling out of control.
At this time of year it is all too easy to get persuaded to use high cost ‘buy now pay later’ catalogues, payday loans, doorstep lenders and even loan sharks. All these sources of credit will lead to high interest rates and, in the case of loan sharks, intimidation and possibly harm. Check out the following advice:- Continue reading Stop! Think! They never let you go!→
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 Community Safety Team to encourage residents to display posters in their front windows to indicate whether or not they welcome Halloween callers. Continue reading Halloween posters→
I spotted this in my latest ComputerActive magazine. If there is enough interest in an area they will start building the new fibre-to-the-home network. It appears to be free. A chap in a village in Hertfordshire went from 1.5Mbps to 53Mbps. You can find more information and register interest with no obligation at www.gigaclear.com and they will keep you updated.
Last week there was a report from a northern Chinese village claiming they had discovered a 60ft long dragon’s skeleton. Hard to believe? Well yes, but stranger things have happened and as Guy Fawkes night approaches, Chequers Folk will be on Wednesday 25 October (which is the 4th Wednesday in the month – the only time in the 6-year history of our folk club!), to add sparkle, fire and flying fingers to the preceding week.
So – the question will again be asked…. Is it a bird? Is it a plane?
Mr. Kites Benefit Band at Prestwood Village Hall on Saturday 18th November. Tickets £10 each BYO drinks and nibbles. All proceeds to Iain Rennie Grove Hospice . For tickets and further information please contact Tricia Nicol 01494 864664
November 25 is White Ribbon Day – an annual national campaign against domestic violence.
Your Community Safety Partnership is once again supporting the campaign encouraging residents, especially men to wear a white ribbon as a visible pledge never to commit, condone or remain silent about violence against women.
From Monday 20th November through to Friday 24th November, white ribbons and information will be available in the reception area of Chiltern District Council Offices in Amersham and South Bucks District Council offices in Denham.
Stalls include: Lighthouse, Child Care Malawi, Thomas Ball Childlren’s Cancer Fund, Hearing Dogs, Prestwood Evening WI, Methodist Church Monday Group, Rennie Grove Hospice Care, Holy Trinity Church Prestwood, Prestwood Afternoon WI, Great Missenden District Guides, Quainton Railway
“On October 19th we will have been open for 5 years. Whether you’ve known us from the beginning or you’ve recently discovered us, we thank you for your support.
“It’s Maltober but not as you know it: This October, to celebrate we have great events and offers lined up for you to enjoy!
MALT goes to ‘Feast on the Farm’ Saturday & Sunday 14th-15th October With a fully stocked Malt Ale Bar on site and over 42 exhibitors including food trucks and chef demonstrations, it’s shaping up to be foodie heaven. If you haven’t got your tickets yet then you’ll be pleased to know, if you’re a Maltster, you can get 20% off an adult weekend ticket. Follow this link to Event Brite. The code is malt20.
Marvellous Malt Dinner, The Nags Head, Great Missenden – Award-winning Anglo-French Food – Tuesday 17th October 7.30pm
We’re delighted to announce The Nags Head’s chef, Claude Paillet, has created a celebratory Malt Infused 3 course meal for us to enjoy. Choose from a specially selected menu, including pulled should of venison in Malt Anniversary Ale and Malt Harvest Ale sorbet! Full menu details available on request.
Adam and his team will have all three of their hand pumps dedicated to Malt Ales. Let us know what you’d like to see in the line up and we’ll pick the most popular. Tickets are available now – £45 per person (Price includes 3 course meal and 2 pints of Malt Ale)
To book call 01494 865063, email (to pay online) or visit the brewery.
“As you might have gleaned, Feast on the Farm is finally here. It’s happening this weekend- Saturday and Sunday, 10am-5pm both days. Advance ticket sales end at midnight tonight! This is the only way to guarantee your attendance so if you want to join in the Feast please do buy your tickets now!
“We will have tickets available to buy on the door, but we are expecting them to sell out quite quickly on the day.
“There are no cash points on site and many of our exhibitors will not have access to card machines. We wouldn’t want you to miss out on any of the incredible produce that is going to be on offer, so please do bring plenty of cash.
An update from Virginia Deradour about Collings Hanger Farm:
“As many Prestwood villagers will have heard from my presentation at PVA’s AGM and Social evening in April, our beautiful barn is being refurbished with the aim of bringing life back into the old buildings that have lain empty and neglected for too long. The restoration work is moving along and we are entering the next phase of the scheme with plans submitted to create space to be used by local residents for functions, such as meetings, events and social gatherings.
A talk by Tony Marshall from Prestwood Nature on the history and ecological significance of Prestwood’s Parish church estate with particular relevance to its flora and fauna and waxcap fungi. To be followed, if weather permits, by a tour of the estate.