Great Missenden and Prestwood Revitalisation Group
has put forward proposals to help reduce the impact that HS2 will have on Great Missenden in the near future. Please click here to read the comments it has made to Fusion, the HS2 contractor who is carrying out the enabling works between Hillingdon and Leamington Spa - covering ecology, archeology and highways.
HS2 will be holding community engagement drop-in sessions on a monthly basis for the remainder of 2018. For further details please see our HS2 page.
Village Litter Pick
Our next village litter pick will be held in the Autumn.
We were joined by sixth form pupils from the Misbourne School at our December 2017 litter pick and, together with the help of GMVA members, collected over 20 bags of litter. Unfortunately our March 2018 litter pick had to be cancelled due to snow!
Councillor Surgeries in Great Missenden
A chance to talk about local issues with our District and County Councillors. See details on County/District/Parish News page.
HS2 Enabling Work - A413 roundabout - 7th December onwards
For details please see HS2 page on this website
RED LION PLANNING APPLICATION
Chiltern District Council has refused a second application for development of land in the heart of our village, the first one having been refused in July 2017. Both applications are now referred to the Government Planning Inspectorate and will be considered between 24th - 27th July. We view this application as certainly the largest and most important residential proposal in decades.
Application reference CH/2017/1943/FA
Location Land behind the Old Red Lion, High Street, Great Missenden
Proposal Development of 34 dwellings - 25 houses, 5 flats and a further 4 flats in upper storeys of
the Old Red Lion.
Widening of Red Lion access (on left of building) by reduction of the structure itself by 0.7M
We are united in support of a development on this derelict land formerly owned by Tesco. It would enhance our community and be of great benefit to our shops and businesses. However we are still concerned about a number of issues which appear not to have been addressed, the major one being:
Dangerous, narrow access solely off the High Street
We have been actively promoting a much safer and more convenient access off Station Approach. A joint stakeholder scheme with Network Rail could totally transform our village into an attractive, inviting, vibrant Heart of the Chilterns of which we could all be proud.
Our 2017 AGM was held on Monday 16th October.
to read the minutes please click here
There is new STOP HS2 PETITION which is gathering pace
please click here to view
HS2 Presentation to GMVA Committee
for a report on this presentation which took place on 20th March 2017 please click here
Great Missenden Library
Great Missenden Library is always looking at ways to keep the library as the hub of our community and often holds talks or events.
Joanna Ward has been appointed Library Manager and the following events are scheduled:-
On alternate Wednesdays there will be 'Craft and Chat' sessions - bring along whatever craft project you are working on or need motivation to do and join like minded crafters between 10am - 12 noon.
On alternate Fridays there will be 'Games Afternoons' - board games, card games, whatever you’d like to play - either bring a favourite with you or play something we have here, between 2pm - 4pm.
Also on alternate Fridays for 8 - 11 year olds there will be 'Chatterbooks' - come along and talk about books, plots, films etc. between 4pm - 5pm.
The library is also trying to start a 'Jigsaw Exchange' - if you have one that has been completed bring it along and swap it for another one to try.
Active Bucks - Yoga/Pilates
for details please click here
Great Missenden Fire Station
Call for volunteers - for information please click here