VILLAGE PLAYGROUND REFURBISHED THANKS TO GOVERNMENT GRANT
AND SUPPORT FROM LOCAL CHARITIES
The Buryfield Toddler Pocket Park in Great Missenden was officially opened in a brief ceremony on Saturday, 15 June by Rob James-Collier, actor and Great Missenden resident. Anne Hewett, Chair of Great Missenden Parish Council, gave the speech of welcome and Simon Rubin, Chair of Great Missenden Village Association, introduced the speakers. Also present were Graham Harris, Chair of Chiltern District Council, Parish Councillors and members of the Great Missenden Village Association.
After an engaging and funny speech, Rob cut the ribbon on the play towers and swings and the waiting children leapt to play on the new equipment watched by the adults who enjoyed the scene and refreshments provided by the Village Association. The playground has been refurbished with exciting new equipment for toddlers aged 0 to 5. The main feature is a colourful unit with towers, tunnels, nets and a slide. There's also a new see saw, a new springer and a small train for role play. There are two infant swings and a full support swing which can be used by adults holding a baby, older less mobile children, and even the elderly! A Storytelling Chair and mushroom seats should trigger children's imagination. Installation was carried out by Playground Facilities who loaned a cycle track for the weekend.
In a community led proposal, Great Missenden Parish Council together with the Great Missenden Village Association bid for and secured funding of £25,500 from the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government to renovate the existing tired and under-used toddler playground. This was supplemented by funding of £7,500 from Great Missenden Parish Council and further grants from Sweet Charity and Stoke Mandeville and other Parishes charity. Chiltern District Council awarded a small grant to support the opening ceremony.
Petition : With 'notice to proceed' delayed again, halt all HS2 enabling work immediately.
“Because HS2 is an unjustifiable project, with terrible management that has not been subject to enough scrutiny, it will not face 'notice to proceed' tests before December. Consequently, HS2 Ltd must be stopped from trying to make it harder to cancel HS2 by maximising expenditure and destruction now.
Whilst supporters of HS2 pretend construction has started, the DfT has confirmed that only the highly destructive enabling works are taking place, years behind schedule. Construction and the release of full funds cannot happen until HS2 Ltd gets notice to proceed, by passing “Management Capability, Affordability of Contracts & Robustness of Revised Business Case” tests. If it is tested impartially on these bases, it is believed it will fail all of them and be cancelled, so they should stop causing damage now.”
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Another great effort from Misbourne School students, this time we have Year 8 volunteers to thank for their litter sweep.
The Great Missenden Village Spring Litter Pick has begun!
Misbourne School Year 7 students have kicked off the GMVA Spring 2019 litter pick campaign with a great effort around the Misbourne Drive/Whitefield Lane area, including the footpath leading to the railway bridge beside the school and the wooded area behind the garages. On Friday Year 8 students will attack the footpath around the perimeter of the school playing field and footpath along the wooded area beside the school gym. Gardeners from Missenden Walled Garden will clear litter from around the Buryfield. Then on Saturday over 40 volunteers from GMVA will tackle various roads in and around the village, including Martinsend Lane, Rignall Road, Aylesbury Road, Link Road and London Road.
A magnificent community effort to care for our wonderful village.
'Take your rubbish home' plea as staggering cost of roadside littering is revealed
Throwing litter out of your vehicle is irresponsible and illegal, but that doesn't seem to stop people from doing it as they drive through the Chiltern District. So much rubbish ends up on the roadside that the Chiltern District Council waste contractors, SERCO, have to return to some main roads every eight weeks to clean it all up.
To pick up the 80 tonnes of litter that is dropped on Chiltern roadsides each year it costs the tax payer around £200,000.
Added to this is the risk to wildlife which can get caught in rubbish or even eat it, resulting in injury, poisoning and death.
Watch the CDC YouTube video below
At the Remembrance Service at Great Missenden’s St Peter and St Paul Church on Sunday 11th November, a representative of Great Missenden Village Association laid a wreath at the memorial in honour of those men from our village who died whilst fighting for our country in the First World War.
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.
For information about our Parish Councillor drop-in sessions please also see our County/District/Parish News page.
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 is Library Manager and the following regular events are scheduled:-
Bounce and Rhyme on Friday mornings from 9.45 until 10.15.
LEGO Challenge on Saturday mornings from 10-12.
The library also has jigsaws for loan.