Aug 202019
 

The last few weeks have seen local roads closed and diversions for all. The Residents Society have been advising residents when we know of a planned closure but are concerned that there is no coordination in the implementation of these closures.

We have sent a letter to the Cabinet Member for Transportation at Bucks County Council, we are looking forward to receiving a reply!

Road closures in Penn & Tylers Green

You may know that in recent weeks we have been having a torrid time with road closures in our area which has been the cause of much frustration, delay and complaint, and there is a forecast of more to come.  We are suffering particularly at present from a whole raft of new houses in Hammersley Lane and it seems as if each house applies independently for a 5 day closure.

 I don’t want to go into the detail and we understand the various justifications such as difficulties with weather, availability of equipment and so on, but there do seem to be some basic remedies which should be given serious consideration.

  • There seems to be little or no communication or co-ordination between the utilities which require the road to be dug up to connect to new houses, on the one hand, and road repairs and resurfacing  elsewhere in the local area on the other.
  • In a situation like Hammersley Lane there seems to be no attempt to group utility applications or to limit the length and timing of closure.   Why not require co-ordination between contractors, and limit the timing closure is permitted, perhaps to night time?
  • Why not require traffic light control, working only on one lane of the road at a time?

We would be most grateful for anything you can do along these lines to limit to a minimum the chaos caused by total road closures. 

Yours sincerely

Chairman, Penn & Tylers Green Residents Society

Aug 032019
 

Could you be a community champion? http://volunteer@renniegrove.org

Do you love where you live and want to give something back? Do you have some free time and are looking for something interesting to fill it? Are you looking to get out of the house more often and meet new people?

If you answered “yes” to any of these questions then you could be just the person to join Rennie Grove Hospice Care’s team of community champions.

Rennie Grove’s community champions help the charity’s fundraising team in the community by carrying out activities like displaying posters on noticeboards; placing collection boxes in local shops and pubs then collecting them when they’re full and talking to friends, family and neighbours about how they too can support Rennie Grove in their community. Or if you enjoy public speaking then they are also looking for ambassadors who can give a talk about our work to local groups or accept a cheque on behalf of the charity and give a short thank you speech.

Rennie Grove is a charity providing specialist care and support for adults and children with a life-limiting illness in Buckinghamshire and west Hertfordshire.

Through its unique hospice at home service, available day and night, and a range of day services, the charity supports patients to live the best quality life they can with a choice about how and where they are cared for towards the end of life. 

Rennie Grove’s care is provided at no cost to patients and their families and is made possible by generous donations from the local community.

If you would like to help Rennie Grove raise the funds it needs to provide services to local patients and families and are friendly, enthusiastic, knowledgeable about your local area and have good communications skills, then please contact  volunteer@renniegrove.org or call the volunteering team on 01442 890222 or 01727 731000.

Aug 032019
 

There a number of interesting activities taking place during August. More information follows but please also visit their website: http://chilternsociety.org.uk

Pond Dipping

This event is taking place on August 15 from 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm at Funges Meadow Nature Reserve, Bassetsbury Lane, High Wycombe HP11 1QX.

Meet in the Rye car park, off Bassetsbury Lane in High Wycombe for an afternoon dipping for creatures of the deep at Chiltern Rangers’ Funges Meadow Nature Reserve which is not usually open to the public.  You’ll also be getting stuck in with some arts and crafts as you’ll be making a beautiful dragonfly to take home. Child – £7.00  Adult – £1.00

Woodland Gathering & Crafts for families (Morning & Afternoon Sessions)

This event is taking place on August 19 at Captain’s Wood, Chesham, Bucks HP5 2XJ.

Join us for a family friendly morning or afternoon at our ancient woodland site, Captain’s Wood, near Chesham where you will learn all about the woodland, understanding more about the trees and plants and how to identify them. As you go, you’ll gather intriguing feathers, flowers and leaves and afterwards you’ll make a hazel hoop which you’ll decorate using the natural materials you foraged. Child – £4.00, Member Adult – £6.00, Non Member Adult – £7.00

Happy Homes for Helpful Bees (Morning & Afternoon Sessions)

This event is taking place on August 20 at Whiteleaf & Brush Hill, Peters Lane, Princes Risborough HP27 0RP.

Join us for a morning or afternoon at Brush Hill Local Nature Reserve, near Princes Risborough, to learn all about the humble bumble and other beneficial insects.  You’ll making your very own home for bees that you can take away with you and put in your garden. Bees need our help, it’s time for us to repay them for all the hard work they do pollinating our flowers, fruit and vegetables.  You’ll also get to make a fuzzy bee pencil topper as well to take home. Child – £1.00,Adult – £7.00

Family Woodland Walk (Morning & Afternoon Sessions)

This event is taking place on August 23 at Marlow Common (North), Marlow, Buckinghamshire SL9 2QP

Join expert Dave Willis for a morning or afternoon guided woodland walk around Marlow Common, enjoying a special connection with nature. You will learn all about the woods as well as the flora and fauna that inhabits it. Learn to be nature detectives; exploring and using your senses to identify the trees and plants, looking at the shapes of leaves, feeling the bark (tree hugging optional) and smelling them too! We will even enjoy a little sustainable foraging! Child – £1.00, Adult – £4.00

Night Creatures Safari

This event is taking place on August 31 from 7:45 pm – 9:45 pm at Whiteleaf & Brush Hill, Peters Lane, Princes Risborough HP27 0RP.

Join us at Whiteleaf Hill Nature Reserve for a fun evening looking & listening for ‘Creatures of the Night’ with local nature expert, Jools Hopton. Suitable for the whole family, we’ll be mask making and bug hunting in the meadow before setting off with bat detectors for a twilight walk around our neighbouring Brush Hill Local Nature Reserve where we’ll be searching for bats, deer, owls and other nocturnal creatures.  Child – £1.00, Adult – £4.00


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