Village Voice Oct / Nov 2017 Issue 182

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Our Autumn

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● Cock Lane Update ● Woodland ● Around The Villages

● Ashwells History ● Schools & Sports News & More...


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WELCOME...

...to the October / November edition of VV...

Welcome to our autumn edition - the season of

mists and mellow fruitfulness! (Keats)

Summer seemed to end abruptly with an early

and rapid drop in temperature and what seemed

like non stop rain. The more recognisable

autumn of 'mellow fruitfulness' only now seems

to have arrived. Being surrounded by woods

and green areas in Penn & Tylers Green, we

really notice the seasonable changes, as the

leaves on the trees move through the colour

palette from pale, acid green in spring, to bright

green, then the autumn golds and brown, before

finally the trees shed their leaves, and eventually

fall. We are familiar with the changes, and find

beauty in the transformed seasonal vistas. Sadly,

the changes in landscape we have in prospect as

a result of the local area development plans will

significantly erode the semi-rural landscape that

we currently enjoy, to one which seems set to

move to being increasingly urbanised.

In this VV, we have extensive reporting of

planning issues, from different viewpoints.

Clearly the large scale changes proposed as a

result of the Local area plans have caused major

concerns, especially relating to the pressure on

our roads, the prospect of significantly increased

traffic through the villages. Lets enjoy village

In This Issue...

22 Cock Lane: Appeal & Update

27 Cock Lane: Another Perspective

33 Penn 7 & Fun Run 2018

In The Insert...

• Alde House Autumn Update

• 'A Tumble at the Top'

• Autumnal Village Pictures

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life and the semi-rural landscape while we can.

To happier matters. Whilst summer in P&TG

is always jam packed with events and activities,

autumn events are more modest Village clubs

and societies are active throughout the year,

with many activities taking place at the Village

Hall. Don't forget the Sports & Social Club will

be hosting its 3rd fabulous Firework Display on

Saturday 11th November.

Whisper it very quietly, but after Fireworks,

the pressure will be on for us all to start our

Christmas planning and preparation. The VV

team will start planning and preparing for our

Christmas (December /January 2018) edition of

VV! We are always pleased to receive

contributions from our regular contributors, and

our readers, if you would like to share your

news and views, we would love to hear from

you. Cathy O'Leary, VV Editor

Regulars...

05 Around the Villages

11 Church News

15 Schools News

19 Sports News

29 Pat Dancer's News & Views

31 Woodland

32 History of Ashwells (Part 11)

35 Clubs & Societies

38 Noticeboard & Diary

55 Index of Advertisers

56 Village Contacts

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AROUND

THE VILLAGES

Penn Patient Group

The annual walk in Flu

Clinic at Penn Surgery

took place on 23rd

September. We would

like to thank the

football Club for

delaying the start of

their games so that Flu

Clinic patients could

park at the Sports & Social Club.There is one

more walk in Flu Clinic at The Simpson Centre

on 21st October between 9:00 and 11:00.

The next YOUR HEALTH event is on

Thursday 12th October at 7 p.m. at Holy Trinity

Penn Church Hall.The keynote speaker is Dr

Thakkar on the prevention of falls. The size of

the venue limits us to about 90 people. We are

using Eventbrite to track how many people

intend to attend. If you would like to attend,

please register by using the Eventbrite link

which can be found on the Practice website

www.thesimpsoncentre.com by clicking on the

‘Patient Group’ tab. Sandra Hale PPG Secretary

The Sports & Social Club

We have had a busy summer, and now as the

evenings draw in we have already started our

winter planning. The highlight of this autumn is

the third annual firework display, this year being

Saturday 11th November. We are delighted to

announce that this year’s event will be James

Bond themed with the display accompanied by

some iconic “Bond” tunes!! Tickets are on sale

either at the club itself or at Joe Gleesons shop,

prices are the same as last year £6 for adults,

children £4, and under-fives are free. We look

forward to another spectacular evening and you

are all most welcome.

As always this Autumn we are showing all

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the sporting events on our 60 inch HD screen so

if you don’t want the expense of paying for Sky/

BT Sports then you know where to find us.

Finally the club is always available for private

hire, contact Eddie Bellamy on 07870 553461

for details.

Fisheye Film Festival Returns

The Fisheye Film Festival is now in its third

year and returns to the village with a charity

fund raiser for Charlie’s Footsteps. At time of

writing, the fund is at £17,497 so whilst that is

welcome progress, it does leave Charlie’s family

£67,503 to find. Details of all the films and talks

in the festival will be updated on the website:

https://www.fisheyefilmfest.uk/home

The show for Charlie will be a family fun

film afternoon at The Parish Rooms on Saturday

14th October. Organiser Bob Digby told VV

that tickets might actually be free this year. They

will be available via the website. “I know that

sounds a strange way to raise money,” said Bob,

“but the Church have made a special concession

to use their hall and I have had special

permissions for short film screenings. I think we

can trust people to donate what they can and

have some fun.”

Last year’s show centred around the days of

Pirate Radio but this year might lean towards

school days with short films about history,

music, maths and looking after yourself in a

“fun timetable.”

For those that remember The Avengers,

Department S, Randall & Hopkirk (Deceased),

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The Saint, Dad’s Army, Inspector Morse, James

Bond, Four Weddings and a Funeral, Chitty

Chitty Bang Bang, The Vicar of Dibley, The

Professionals, Genevieve, Goodnight Mister

Tom, The Shillingbury Tales, The Railway

Children. Join Film & TV Locations historian,

Mark Jones, for an evening of nostalgia

featuring an illustrated talk, documentary film,

theme music and more at Bucks New

University on 13th October but look out for

other shows across the area.

The festival is a community organisation run

by volunteers from the community for the

community and we would welcome more help,

especially if you are a film lover!

Cock Lane Recycling Centre

Chiltern & Wycombe District Councils will

close the COCK LANE Recycling Centre on

2nd October. Why? No idea.

It is not because of underuse, it has always

been heavily used, so much so that VV has

featured pictures of the bins overflowing, and

an eyesore. Going forward, Chiltern &

Wycombe District Councils advice is to recycle

at home using the weekly/fortnightly

Collections or take recycling to other centres

For more information on these centres visit:

http://www.chiltern.gov.uk/recyclingcentres

Local Planning Applications

The P&TGRS Planning Committee receive

notification of planning applications in P&TG.

They only comment where the application

appears to run counter to national and local

planning policies or guidelines or where

residents have asked the Committee to represent

their concerns about the perceived negative

impact of the application on their immediate

locality and wider environment.

As with all proposals for change, there are often

different opinions which need to be taken into

account. The P&TGRS’s opinion to the

planning authorities is based entirely on its

reading of planning law and related policies. It

is the authorities in the end who alone decide

the outcome. Below are details

FIELDGROVE NURSERY, Hammersley

Lane: A planning application for development

of five, 4-bedroomed houses on this Green Belt

site, recently recommended for retention by

ARUP in its Green Belt Assessment for the

Buckinghamshire Authorities, has been given

the green light by the WDC Planning

Committee, despite strong arguments against

the plans being made to the committee by Miles

Green for P&TGRS, Peter Miller for CWPC

and Katrina Wood as District Councillor. Miles

reminded the committee that 30 years ago their

predecessors had resisted a proposal to remove

the site from the Green Belt after six earlier

applications for residential use had been

refused. The claim by WDC planning

department that the site is “brownfield land” is

disputed, but the subtlety of argument on this

point and the history of the site appeared of little

interest to WDC’s planning committee who

appeared more interested in adding to the local

housing stock. We were surprised to discover at

the committee meeting that WDC planning

department had been in discussion with the

applicant for two years about development of

the site prior to the application being made

which appeared to evidence a pre-determined

view about the outcome they preferred.

PENNOAK FARM, Hammersley Lane: The

P&TGRS objected to an application to build a

house on this Green Belt and AONB site in

April and to revised plans in early August. At

the time of writing a decision from WDC

planning is still awaited. It is of some concern as

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to why there is such a delay.

PENN & TYLERS GREEN FC, Elm Road:

The planning application by the Football Club

for retention of an existing storage container

permitted temporarily under a previous planning

application and for the retention of a container

adapted to serve as a covered football stand

(both retrospective) were given conditional

consent by Chiltern District Planning

Department. The site is in Green Belt, within

the AONB and borders the Conservation Area,

the protection of which all form key parts of the

P&TGRS planning aims. A copy of our

comments to CDC, raised significant planning

and local concerns about the application, was

sent to the Chairman of the Football Club under

cover of a letter from the Secretary, which

referred to our recognition and support for the

aims and activities of the P&TG Sports &

Social Club. In a lengthy report on the

application, considerable emphasis and weight

was given by the CDC planning officer to

arguments about community benefit and support

of the community. CDC’s conclusion on the

application stated, “As such, on balance, in this

instance the benefit of the proposal… outweigh

the harm”. Robert Robinson

'Laugh along for Jim' event

We are holding our final

fund raising event of the

year with a repeat of our

hugely successful

"Laugh along for Jim"

comedy meal with Basil

Fawlty and friends. A

night of Comedy dining

is again to be held at the

Village Hall on Saturday

18th November with the likes of Del Boy and

Rodney Trotter joining us for "Only Fools and 3

Courses". A waitress served 3 Course meal and

bar will be laced with huge helpings of humour

from the boys and Uncle Albert.

Tickets are available from Tina Brown in The

Village Hall at £35 each and go on sale the first

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week of October. Following the success of the

Spring event we anticipate a high demand for

tickets so please book early.

Bucks MIND has been our nominated charity

this year after the tragic loss of our local builder

Jim Hawes, following a short struggle with

depression. All monies raised from this event

will be added to this years totals for Bucks

MIND and presented to them following Carols

on the Common in December, an event Jim was

heavily involved with. Bill Sadler

Woodland Working Parties

Common Wood winter working parties will be

held on the first weekends of the month:

2017 dates: October 7th & 8th, November 4th

& 5th, December 2nd & 3rd, and to start

2018: January 6th & 7th. Mike Morley 816638

Share your Memories & Photos

Village Voice readers have always had an

appetite for learning more about the people and

places in our villages, which collectively make

up our village history. In an upcoming edition of

VV, we plan to share some memories about the

background and the people of Slades Garage -

so we are inviting VV readers to send in their

memories and photos of the Bluebelle Slade/

Len Gibbs era and the business up to today, so

we can share the story with our readers.

Have a fright-free Halloween

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 and South Bucks District Council’s

Joint Community Safety Team to encourage

residents to display posters in their front

windows to indicate whether or not they

welcome Halloween callers.

The posters show either a smiley Halloween

image to indicate trick or treaters are welcome,

or a sad face to indicate callers should not knock

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on that door. Posters can be downloaded at:

www.chiltern.gov.uk/halloween or www.

southbucks.gov.uk/halloween. or picked up free

of charge at Chiltern District Council Offices,

King George V Road in Amersham, HP6 5AW

or South Bucks District Council Offices,

Capswood, Oxford Road. Denham, UB9 4LH,

Residents without access to a printer can request

posters by calling 01494 586535.

People planning to go trick or treating are

asked to look out for the posters and be

considerate of others. Tricks like throwing eggs,

graffiti, or other vandalism will be treated as

criminal damage and the police will prosecute

anyone found breaking the law.

Trick or treating has become a tradition which

many householders are only too happy to be

part of. For some, however, it can be a truly

upsetting and very frightening time. These

simple posters give a clear message as to

whether the resident is prepared to join in the

Halloween fun or not.

Extra police will be on duty during the

Halloween period to ensure that inappropriate

behaviour is challenged and resolved. Antisocial

behaviour will not be tolerated at any

time of year. Anyone affected by the few

individuals who use trick or treating as an

excuse to commit antisocial behaviour can

report it to Thames Valley Police on 101.In an

emergency, or if a crime is in progress, call 999.

If you are concerned about Halloween, the

advice is:

Don’t open your door if unsure who is there.

Use your spy-hole or look out of a window, and

use your door chain if you do decide to open

your door.

Have a contact number of a close relative or

good neighbour to hand by your telephone in

case you need to phone them.

If you are part of a Neighbourhood Watch

scheme, let your coordinator know you will be

on your own at Halloween. If you are a

coordinator, please identity people in your

scheme that may be vulnerable and offer them

reassurance.

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Bright Ideas to Keep Your

Home Safe on Dark Evenings

This time of the year when the clocks have gone

back means homes are in darkness early in the

afternoon – a gift for opportunist burglars.

To avoid becoming a victim of burglary, Chiltern

District Council and South Bucks District

Council’s Joint Community Safety team is

encouraging householders to take some simple

steps to protect their home:

• Use a timer switch to turn on lights and a radio

to give the impression someone is home

• Keep valuables, and other electronic

equipment such as iPads out of sight

• Security mark valuables with a UV pen and

register them with www.immobilise.com

• Double lock UPVC doors or use dead locks on

solid doors. Keep all spare keys, including car

keys, away from the front door out of sight to

avoid them being ‘fished’ through the letter

box

• Keep windows locked with the key and keep it

out of sight

• Don’t leave packaging of expensive items

purchased on view as an advertisement to

thieves

• If you intend to go away over the holiday

period, ask a neighbour to park on your drive to

make your home look occupied and do the

same for others.

Neighbourhood Police Officers will be

patrolling in residential areas and, if they

believe a property is at risk of being burgled,

they will pop a ‘Here’s a bright idea’ card

through the door along with contact details for

further crime prevention advice.

Residents can follow their local police and pick

up security advice from Twitter at: @TVP_

ChiltSBucks . For regular updates on crime and

disorder in your area you can sign up to Thames

Valley Alert .

You can also contact Chiltern District Council

and South Bucks District Council’s Joint

Community Safety team on 01494 586535 and

for further crime reduction advice you can visit:

https://www.thamesvalley.police.uk/advice/

www.chiltern.gov.uk/crimereduction or www.

southbucks.gov.uk/crimereduction or follow us

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CHURCH NEWS

Holy Trinity and St Margaret's

In these days of global supply of food, harvest

time feels somewhat remote. We can buy

strawberries in January and enjoy spring flowers

in deepest winter. This is, however, all very

recent and it was not that long ago that even in

an area like ours a poor harvest meant that folk

would likely starve through the following

winter. So thanksgiving for harvest was a

religious expression of a very deep human

emotion. On the first Sunday in October we will

give thanks for the abundance of good things

we have, pray for those many people and lands

of the world where there is economic and food

poverty and we will send our harvest gifts to the

Wycombe Women’s Shelter. We will be

collecting our shoeboxes at the Family Service

on Sunday 5th November so that they can be

collected in time to be delivered to orphanages

and homes in time for Christmas. The annual

shoebox appeal is a terrific initiative which is so

easy for us but which has a huge impact on

those who would otherwise not receive anything

for Christmas. Because of the inevitable

regulations there are things that can and cannot

be packed into the boxes and a list can be

obtained from the Sanctuary.

After the thanksgiving of Harvest, November

marks a time of remembering a very different

form of harvest. At 3pm on All Saints day (5th

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November) we will hold our annual Memorial

Service where you are invited to come to Holy

Trinity church and in a very simple service

remember and give thanks for a loved one. The

loss can be recent but many come to remember

those they have lost many years ago. Time

lessens the sharpness of the grief but the

memory is still there. Many find comfort in

remembering in company with others also in

sadness but most importantly in the presence of

our loving heavenly Father.

The following Sunday (12th) is

Remembrance Sunday and in the services at

both Holy Trinity (at 11am) and St Margaret’s

(following the 9.30am service) we will

remember those who gave their lives in the two

World Wars and lay wreaths at the War

memorials. The RBL Act of Remembrance is at

St Margaret’s Church this year (3pm).

A reminder that Holy Trinity & St Margaret’s

are open every day for private prayer. There are

books in both churches where you can request

prayer for a loved one. Blessings, Revd Mike Bisset,

www.holytrinityandstmargarets.co.uk

Events at Holy Trinity and St Margaret's

A classical concert by the Lyrica Ensemble at

7.30pm Saturday 18th November. Tickets and

further information from Pat Seddon, 813268.

The Christmas Tree Festival will be held on 2nd

& 3rd December. Entry forms with further

information will be available in both churches

and the parish office (813254) from 29th Oct.

Royal British Legion Armistice

Day Remembrance Services

This year, Remembrance (Armistice) Day 11th

November 2017 falls on a Saturday. The RBL

will hold an open-air Remembrance Service on

this day on Back Common, Tylers Green at

10.50am. Rev Mike Bisset will conduct the

short service and afterwards refreshments will

be served in The Sanctuary.

As well, a church service will be held in St

Margaret’s Church, Tylers Green, at 3.00pm on

Sunday 12th November 2017. Representatives

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from District & Parish Councils have been

invited to attend, and local youth organisations

will take an active role in the service. Colin Doyle

Heritage Open Days

Holy Trinity Church, Penn was open to the

public for Heritage Open Days from Thursday

7th to Sunday 10th September. We had a steady

flow of visitors over the four days. Jane White

was available for the first three days and a good

number of people enjoyed her informative talks.

On the Staurday, there was a wedding and the

church looked its best with lovely arrangements

of roses and gypsophila decorating the pew ends

We served refreshments in the church hall on

Saturday, delicious cakes provided by the clever

bakers of the parish were appreciated by all!

On Sunday afternoon the bell tower was

open. Miles Green gave talks and tours round

the church. on Saturday and Sunday afternoons

Visitors are usually very keen to see the

Doom and also the brasses which are normally

covered by carpet. Pat Seddon

Penn Free Methodist Church

The release in July of the ‘Dunkirk’ film

provided an excellent opportunity for us to stand

outside some cinemas both locally and in

Leicester Square and Tottenham Court Road to

tell people about the remarkable events of May/

June 1940 from a Christian perspective. What

many may not know is the vital part that prayer

played in the miraculous rescuing of over

300,000 British and Allied troops from the

beaches of Dunkirk.

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On Monday 27th May, the day on which the

evacuation began, the German High Command

asserted that the British Army was near to total

destruction. However, George VI had called a

national day of prayer the day before. All across

the country vast numbers of people packed the

churches. The nation was being dreadfully

humbled by a powerful enemy, but many, who

had perhaps been careless spiritually, were at

least now willing, in the nation’s hour of need,

to cry out for help to the God who is the Ruler

of all the nations.

A large German tank division was under 15

miles from Dunkirk, but Hitler did not order it

to advance, thinking that the Luftwaffe on its

own could prevent the soldiers amassed on the

beaches from escaping. However, on 28th May

a violent storm broke out over Flanders,

preventing the German Air Force from taking

off. This enabled the British soldiers heading

towards the beaches to reach them without

coming under attack from the air.

On 30th May fog was still grounding the

Luftwaffe, facilitating the evacuation of

thousands of soldiers onto waiting naval vessels.

The storm in Flanders notwithstanding, the

English Channel became as calm as a mill pond,

enabling large numbers of “little ships” to cross

the Channel to aid the rescue process, ferrying

troops from the beaches to the destroyers

offshore.

The evacuation would continue over 9 days

until 4th June, and during this period a total of

338,226 soldiers were rescued. This outcome

was nothing less than the one true Trinitarian

God answering the prayers of a humbled nation.

How importrant it is to tell today’s cinemagoers,

and of course the public generally, about

these events, because, sadly, the film makes no

mention of the hand of God being at work, or of

the national day of prayer.

For a more detailed account of the events at

Dunkirk visit our website: www.realchristianity.

org. Our Bible-based anuual Service of

Remembrance this year will take place on

November 12th at 10.45am. Pastor Peter Simpson

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Tylers Green Middle School

As a village school, we actively encourage our

local families to choose Tylers Green Middle

School as their first choice school for their

children from age 7-11. We have 64 places in

each year group with a total capacity of 256

children. This year we have been overwhelmed

by applications from parents as their children

enter Year 3. In September 2017, more children

from the Year 2 classes made the short journey

from TGFS to TGMS than in previous years.

This left very few remaining places for children

joining us from other schools. I believe, in part,

this is due to the excellent reputation of the

school but also the collaboration between Mrs

Dieppe and myself in ensuring that a series of

transition events are carefully planned to ensure

that the children transfer seamlessly from one

village school to another. Please see our

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OUR NEW CHILDREN ENJOYING

THEIR FIRST WEEK AT TGMS

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admissions criteria for detailed information

about the link that our two schools have. This

can be found on our website www.

tylersgreenmiddle.bucks.sch.uk

For the 2018 intake, we have arranged for

two open days intended for prospective parents

when they will have the opportunity to have a

tour of the school led by our confident and

articulate Year 6 pupils as well as hearing a

Headteacher presentation about the vision and

values of TGMS. The dates for those events

are:09:00-10:00 on Tuesday 10th October and

13:45-14:45 on Thursday 9th November 2017.

Vanessa Pinkney

Tylers Green First School

It is back to school with new uniforms,

anticipation and excitement for the year ahead

and it’s raining hard already!!

The pupils enjoyed their summer holiday and

were eager to start on the new challenges of the

year. They had many stories to tell about their

holidays and catching up with friends not seen

during the summer break.

During the summer break we had work done

in school, part of which was a refurbishment of

our main toilet block. This has only been

possible due to the generosity and hard work of

the parents as we have been fund raising for this

for a while now and have finally been able to

achieve our new toilet block this summer.

Thames water have been involved with this

project and we have had water detective

workshops and activities run by Thames Water,

which culminated in some Y2 children

preparing an assembly based on work they

completed.

We welcomed our youngest and newest

pupils into their reception classes initially for

part of the day, then two full days, before they

began the full school week. Older children were

assigned to them as “buddies” to ensure they

have an older and more experienced friend at

school during playtimes and lunchtimes. This is

a very coveted role in Year Two and one which

our Year two children take very seriously.

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We look forward to celebrating our Harvest

during the first half of this term when Reverend

Bissett will visit the school.

We have decided follow a Design and

Technology theme for our special curricular

week this term. Everyone is really looking

forward to this as we haven’t explored a design

and technology theme for a while.

Our gardening club is continuing this term

and all the tubs around the school are looking

lovely thanks to the efforts of the staff that

watered them over the summer holiday.

At the time of writing we plan an “Outdoor

Day” in late September when we will learn

outside for the day and utilise our grounds and

woodland to its fullest extent. We hope to get a

short “Indian summer “that week as we are all

really excited about what we can achieve. This

work will support us in our application for

Green Flag status.

We continue our work encouraging children

and parents to walk to school once a week at

least where this is practical as well as our ABC

to Read Reading Mentors scheme to support

the children in school. We will be looking to

train interested parents and grandparents to be

reading mentors this year.

We are already beginning to plan for our

Christmas production and look forward to

performing this before the end of term.

As always we value the support given to our

school by the community and I would like to

invite anyone who has a skill or something they

feel able to offer us in any way to contact me at

the school. We strongly welcome links with you

all and there are many ways you can support us.

Let’s hope for glorious autumn days ahead

with sunshine and warmth! Mrs Janice Dieppe

The P&TG Village Pre-school

We are pleased to be back for a new term and a

new academic year. This term we welcomed 24

new families. Twelve new children started in the

first week of term and have already settled

beautifully, the remainder were staggered over

subsequent weeks.

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Thanks to everyone who sponsored Lesley to

run the London Marathon earlier this year. We

have new furniture on order with the money

raised. In the next edition of VV we will include

photos of our revamped setting.

We have recruited 2 new staff members, both

level 3 qualified.They have made a great start to

the term – welcome Kerri and Sabah.

Bookings are now being taken for September

2018 and beyond – children from 2 years old

are welcome and we are proud to offer the 30

hours free childcare to those who are eligible.

Check your eligibility here: https://www.

childcarechoices.gov.uk. Contact Nicky

Lovegrove (Manager) for enquiries or further

information 01494 817093. Nicky Lovegrove

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SPORTS

NEWS ROUND UP

P&TG Football Club

The summer bought some changes to the club.

We smartened up the old brick building to give

us a ticket office, and a female officials

changing area. We also erected some new

fencing and upgraded our gates, that keep

intruders out! The reality is however, that it gets

us through more red tape the FA bureaucrats

demand on clubs even at our level. Our thanks

in particular to Nigel Miller & Neil Cannings

for getting it ready for the new season.

In a positive step the club have signed an

agreement with Mitre to be our official suppliers

for the next 3 years. This gives us great access

to their incredible range of football kit, but will

also enable all teams across all ages to wear the

same blue and white stripes, a dream coming

true for the chairman!

On the pitch, Giovanni bought in some new

faces to freshen the squad up in their task of

winning the league for a third time in

succession. These are early days so far in the

season, but signs are encouraging with wins in

all 4 games in the league, and a great win versus

Risborough in the Berks & Bucks Cup. A strong

first team is fully supported by a strong reserves

team who have topped Division 2 after their 4

games. This season could be a classic!

The Penn youth team are yet to kick off their

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season at time of writing, but have returned to

division one and under Mark Chivers some of

the talent in the side look really encouraging for

the future. We hope to see a few represent the

reserves as the season progresses.

Our girls section continues to surpass all

expectations, with growing numbers and

improving success, making our club a real

destination for girls football, a huge credit to the

coaches, parents but most importantly the

attitude of the girls across all ages.

The juniors are all progressing well, and we

are delighted to have former players, Matt

Miller, Joe Nicholas & Ricky Wood back at the

club coaching our fantastic footballers (u5),

hopefully all the way through to U16s!

We are also pleased to have agreed a

partnership with Sport Evolution, who run

Saturday football at the club for 3 & 4 year olds.

Get in touch if you want to know more about

either sections! James Keating, 07920763729

P&TG Lawn Tennis Club

P&TGLTC entering a new era. Well, I have bad

news for producers of ibuprofen, tennis balls

and tennis shoes. Watch out for shares in Glaxo

Smithkline, Slazenger and K Swiss plummeting.

Nearly thirty years after installing new hard

tennis courts (which replaced the old shale

courts built when the club was founded some

thirty years before that), Penn and Tylers Green

Lawn Tennis Club is investing in a brand new

surface to take it to its next stage of

development. The new surface for the three

main courts will be ‘Tiger Turf Advantage Pro’

(I think the ‘Pro’ is all important) which is, to

quote directly from the marketing literature,

‘designed to meet the highest standards dictated

by the International Tennis Federation’.

The club did extensive research into the new

synthetic surfaces available and in making its

choice considered the playing quality of the

surface, costs, maintenance and its longevity

and this surface scored strongly on all counts.

For the more mature members it is much easier

on the ankles and knees, the tennis balls stay

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‘fresh’ for much longer and do not lose their fur,

while tennis shoes will also wear much less

quickly. The surface is playable in damp

conditions and even possible during frost which

was always a hazard with the hard courts. It will

definitely be a big improvement on the old

surface.

The plan is for the new surface to be laid in

September immediately after Finals’ Day. So if

anyone has been tempted to join the Club but

not yet taken the plunge, why not come along

during October and take a look. Penn and Tylers

Green still has one of the most competitive

subscription rates in the whole of the County

and offers members both high quality League

tennis as well as social tennis for a wide range

of abilities. The Junior Section under the

supervision of Club Coach, Neil James, also has

a very strong reputation with many of our first

team players having started as Juniors.

Thanks are due to Club Chairman, Nigel

Godwin, and his Committee for all the work

involved in bringing about this exciting new era

for the Tennis Club. Andrew Brown

P&TG Cricket Club

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Wealth Management.

The cricketing summer of 2017 was a

challenging one for P&TGCC on and off field.

Away from the playing side, our newly-laid

outfield performed well, fundraising events

including a Quiz Night, the ‘Great Village

Cricket Tea’ and the August Bank Holiday

6-a-side tournament were great successes and

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we made further improvements to our facilities,

increasing practice capacity for players of all

ages. On the pitch however, a combination of

mixed player-availability and injury saw the

Club struggle to emulate its Championshipwinning

heights of 2016.

Even so, some highly enjoyable cricket was

played in some glorious weather this summer

reminding everyone that when the sun shines on

an English cricket ground, there are more

important things to appreciate in life than the

result.

Once again this season, the Junior section of

the Club continued to thrive. Friday night and

Sunday morning coaching sessions were always

well-attended by over 80 children. On the

competitive-playing side, of our age-group sides

the Under-10s returned the stand-out

performance, winning seven and losing just one

of eight matches to finish top of their Division.

Several of our Juniors stepped up into the

Senior sides again this season and this transfer is

ultimately what will ensure that the Club

continues to thrive into the future. We hope even

more will make this transition, however, and we

are interested in hearing views on how cricket in

general might make itself more attractive to

younger players who may not wish to commit

themselves to the longer-form of the game that

currently prevails in the senior Leagues.

You can keep up-to-date with Club news and

social events by following us on Twitter/

Facebook at the addresses shown below.

In order to continue to invest in the club and

to provide the best possible experience for local

players, young and old, we are looking for

sponsors. If you are interested in anything from

branding the League Winners’ shirts or

advertising at matches, to using the ground for a

company event or the opportunity to promote

your business to the 350-strong membership,

please get in touch with Jon Cockcroft at

jrcockcroft@gmail.com. Jon Wilson, jon2wilson@

gmail.com | Email: ptgcccolts@gmail.com. Twitter (@ptgcc

or @ptgcccolts) or Facebook (‘Penn & Tylers Green Cricket

Club’ or ‘Penn & Tylers Green Cricket Club Colts’)

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Village Voice October/November 2017

COCK LANE

LOCAL PLAN UPDATE

Dear P&TG Residents,

Thank you to those of you who have signed the

e-petition regarding the Spine Road and Cock

Lane widening.

New spine

road indicative

route

Spine road

starts from

top of

Gomm

Road (B&Q)

A40

Section of

Cock Lane to

be widened

New spine

road joins Cock

Lane here

Cock Lane

Pimms

Grove

Cock Lane

PLEASE SIGN OUR

E-PETITION...

Ashwells

Estate

Carter

Walk

To force another Full Council meeting where

the matter can be reconsidered.

Go to: https://councillors.wycombe.gov.uk/

mgEPetitionDisplay.aspx?id=93

Sources for figures quoted: All traffic flow

figures were provided by Jacobs, Transport

Consultants to WDC & BCC.

We have 499 signatures at the time of writing,

we will by now have the 500 local residents

needed to get a Council meeting discussion in

this issue.

On the subject of the traffic data, WDC

agreed to contact Bucks CC urgently and seek

clarification on the figures we had researched

and presented. As this article was about to go

to the printers, we received BCC’s written

response to WDC’s request. BCC’s letter

confirms that the numbers we had submitted are

broadly correct. We said the total numbers of

peak am two way traffic on Cock Lane and past

the school would be c1400 or 24 vehicles per

minute(vpm): they say this number with be

1317 or 22 vpm. Moreover, they confirm that,

without the Spine Road being joined at the

northern end of Cock Lane, the predicted two

way traffic would be 647 vehicles or less than

11 vpm. BCC are confirming that the Cock

Lane scheme will more than double the traffic

flow past our Middle School.

Furthermore, other BCC reports forecast the

volume of each way peak hour traffic from the

GV&A developments using Cock Lane from

the Spine Road to Ashwells new junction to be

around 40 v/hr.This confirms our statement that

the Development itself does not justify

widening Cock Lane or joining it to the Spine

Road at its northern end.

However, despite failing to rebut our figures,

as WDC asked them to do, BCC still say the

Spine Road is necessary. To quote: “For reasons

of highway safety in terms of the Gomm Valley

and Ashwells Reserve Site development, it is

necessary to provide a Spine Road through the

development and to widen Cock Lane for the

short section from the point where the Spine

Road will join it, northwards.”

We cannot see how this argument holds

water. Are the Residents and children on the

new development safer with 707 vehicles per

hour at peak travelling through their Spine

Road? As far as Cock Lane is concerned, it is a

natural traffic calming route that does deter

through traffic - and their figures show that, if

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the Spine road connection did not exist, the

increase in traffic at peak would be only about

40 vehicles per hour, or one every two minutes.

How can this present a major safety argument?

We believe that our traffic research, now

supported by the BCC figures, constitutes a

'material difference' which was not properly

considered by Councillors and Cabinet before

they made their decisions. We had asked that

WDC defer agreement on the Local Plan until

after WDC and BCC had reviewed the traffic

data. This was refused for the wider reasons

explained by Katrina Wood in her article here.

As a result of our various conversations with

both the lead Councillor for Planning and

Katrina Wood, an amendment was added to the

Local Plan. The amendment reads:

"The purpose of this Spine Road is to

distribute traffic from the Development. It is not

intended to act as an unofficial 'bypass' as this

would be detrimental to Penn and Tylers

Green due to the increase in through

traffic. The capacity of the Spine road

and the northern end of Cock Lane must

therefore be restricted through effective

traffic calming to deter through traffic."

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At the Cabinet meeting which approved the

Local Plan on 18th September, Katrina made

reference to this issue and said she hoped the

amendment alleviated our fears. Sadly, it did

not alleviate our fears, and now BCC have

substantiated our fears with concrete numbers.

We do not believe traffic calming deters

determined drivers frustrated by the daily

Photographs (bottom & middle): Eddie Morton, (top): Keith Hawes

COCK LANE PARKING &

CONGESTION AT 3.30PM

AN AREA OF COCK LANE

AFFECTED BY PROPOSED WIDENING

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commute down to and up from the A40.

The Village schools are key stakeholders in

all of this, particularly the Middle School

situated on Cock Lane. The Middle School have

sent a message to parents alerting them to this

issue and the petition. We expect the First

School will do so shortly.

We will be seeking along with colleagues

from the P&TG Residents Society, urgent

discussions with WDC to discuss the

implications of the BCC response.

There will be a 6 week consultation on the

Local Plan. This then goes to a Government

Inspector for approval. Our objective now must

be to persuade WDC of a 'material change' in

the situation and get their agreement to amend

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the Local Plan before it goes to the full Council

on October 9th. We can win this argument with

the right support from our village community.

Please do consider signing our e-petition if

you have not already done so. Gerry King (Liason

Group member), Den Winterburn, Martin Wood

COCK LANE OUTSIDE THE

MIDDLE SCHOOL AT 8.30AM

Photograph: Eddie Morton

ASHWELLS /

GOMM VALLEY /

COCK LANE

You will have seen two lengthy reports of where

we have got to on this contentious subject after

a good many exchanges and meetings. A

summary of the argument with Wycombe

District Council (WDC) is as follows:

The petition is for support for the view that

the connection between the Spine Road

(through the new Gomm valley development)

and Cock Lane should be at the bottom end of

Cock Lane since the existing narrowness will

inhibit new traffic from using it. Whereas the

Local Plan assumes a connection 200 yds below

the top end of Cock Lane with a widened 200

yd section leading up to Tylers Green. The

obvious danger is that this will encourage more

through traffic and the existing County

Highways traffic modelling predicts an alarming

increase. They are checking these figures.

In response to our strongly expressed local

concerns, the terms of the Local Plan have been

revised to read:

The link/spine road will be designed to

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minimise and distribute the impact of additional

traffic on the existing local road networks....The

Purpose of this Spine Road is to distribute traffic

from the Development. It is not intended to act

as an unofficial 'bypass' as this would be

detrimental to Penn and Tylers Green due to the

increase in through traffic. The capacity of the

Spine Road and the northern end of Cock Lane

must therefore be restricted through effective

traffic calming to deter through traffic.

We now have confirmation from County

Highways that the am peak hour traffic will

double if the Spine Road is connected to Cock

Lane, but these figures take no account of the

traffic calming now promised which are bound

to have some effect. We need revised figures

from Highways.

WDC have emphasised that any delay in the

Local Plan process at this stage will result in an

increase in housing requirement of some 2,600

house since the government guidelines are to be

amended in March, but they are prepared to

review and recommend changes to the Local

Plan if the County's revised traffic model

justifies it. They make the point that any

unresolved differences can be put to the

Inspector who makes the final decisions on the

Local Plan. Miles Green

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ANOTHER

PERSPECTIVE

Dear VV Readers,

Following the launch of the

'Cock Lane: Keep It Single'

campaign, I wanted to respond

to some of the comments that

have been made to put the other

side of the story.

It has been said variously that

the local Councillors, absented themselves,

were naïve, chose to leave the meeting and did

not represent residents or put their views

forward and as a result the development plan

went through without the remaining Cabinet

understanding the issues. I want to reassure

everyone that your Councillors, at every

opportunity whether in public or in private,

represented local views. We as much as anyone

would prefer the beautiful Gomm Valley to

remain as it is, but we also know the pressure to

build housing being put onto Councils by the

Government. Sadly, the Gomm Valley has been

reserved for housing for almost 50 years, not

preserved to remain as it is. Wycombe DC tried

some years ago to get it designated as green belt

but this was not successful. It is therefore a fact

that at some stage it would be built on.

We have been working since 2014 with the

liaison group and the planning department and

asking searching questions to try and get the

best development brief possible for both the site

and the residents of Penn & Tylers Green. The

resulting brief would never please everyone but

with respect to the Cabinet meeting where the

brief was agreed, this was the final stage in the

process. As Chairman of the meeting, I asked

the question prior to the meeting whether I

could speak on the brief as Chairman or whether

I should relinquish the Chair for this item. No

one was more surprised than me to receive the

legal advice that it was considered that it would

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be very difficult to argue that the situation of my

property did not constitute an interest, and that if

I did not declare this, it could lead to a conduct

complaint against me and that I should leave the

room. I had not previously asked about an

interest because I did not consider I lived near

enough to have one. Having received that

advice so late in the day I could not ignore it as

to do so could lead to criminal charges. I had no

time to warn residents that I could not speak.

However, I did have a list of questions to be

asked and I made sure these questions were

answered within the Cabinet meeting by the

Cabinet member for planning, even if the actual

questions were not posed. In addition, the whole

Cabinet had visited the Gomm Valley the week

before and your local councillors ensured they

were all aware of all the issues and concerns

The issue of the spine road and the widening

of the top part of Cock Lane and traffic increase,

raised by some residents, has not been resolved

as yet, and they requested that approval of the

new local plan including these details been

deferred until they are. However, what many

residents are probably not aware of, is that the

Government announced a revised method of

calculating housing need on 14th September.

This revision will mean that Wycombe District

will have to build a further 2640 houses during

the period of this local plan, and the only way to

avoid this increase is to submit our local plan

for inspection by March 2018. To meet that date

we had to discuss and approve the plan at

Cabinet on 18th September thus kicking off the

final process needed to ensure submission on

time. We are already aware that developers are

waiting to put in applications for increased

housing numbers on many sites if the plan is not

approved.As Councillors we considered it better

to approve this plan, which is a good, sound

realistic plan, than risk the density of houses on

Ashwells, Gomm Valley and many other sites

being increased through lack of a suitable local

plan. That would lead to even more traffic

through our villages than is currently forecast

and none of us want that. Cllr Katrina Wood

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PAT DANCER'S

NEWS & VIEWS

Not much to be said about the

weather which seems so

changeable. I am pleased to say

I feel better these days, in

dealing with anxiety and

uncertainty in my old age. The

consultant at Wycombe

Hospital, advised me after my check up, to get

support in the home. An excellent agency in

Chesham, provides trained personal assistants to

requirements. Two mornings a week, she drives

me for shopping and/or helps with cleaning.

We are now in autumn, so apples can be

found outside my gate, as usual for the next

month. I hate waste, and people enjoy them

provided by a two hundred year old tree, too old

to be given a name! By the time VV goes to

print, Harvest Festival will have come and gone

with church services grateful for 'bountiful

harvest', and an enjoyable local supper for all in

the Village Hall on September 23rd, with home

cooked food, entertainment and friendship on.

My special robin comes to my back door for a

snack when I whistle, and the bird table will be

stocked through the winter for all wild birds.

Remembrance Day in November will have

the usual service on the Back Common at 11am

on November 11, with 2 minutes silance and a

short service with 2 minutes silence at 11am.

Refreshments afterwards at The Sanctuary.

Everything used to stop, with guns sounding the

hour. Not so much these days. We have all lost

loved ones in past wars and they are

remembered with pride. Hate and suffering in

the world has not ceased, and hatred and power

seeking still continues today, with lessons not

learned, as mankind continues to damage

beautiful environments and kill innocent people.

If we are wise and generous, we can help local

suffering and charities.

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I spoke to Ray Stidwell recently, who is a

member of the South Bucks Motor Neurone

Disease Association, helping sufferers and their

families. For local contact, Richard Coleman,

Chairman 01494 713861.Meetings are held

regularly at Cedar Barn in Hazlemere. Ray

organises Quiz Evenings at the Village Hall

(next one early next February) and special

concerts are held at St Lawrence Church in

West Wycombe.

Another charity supported in this village is

Charlie's Footsteps for Cahrlie who suffers from

Cerebral Palsy for which expensive but

successful medical help can now be found. We

supported Orla with the same problem and she

is now doing well.

I am pleased to see that the proprietors of our

local shop, facing the common in Penn, have

decided not to sell and have now re-stocked the

shop as promised. It is useful for more than

newspapers, bread and milk. JJ's Delicatessen

next door, continues to give excellent service.

Other good news is that I shall soon find out,

when I go for induction to the HQ of Hearing

Dogs for the Deaf, if I am going to be fortunate

in getting a trained replacement for Barley who

sadly died one year ago.

As usual, I send best wishes to all readers of

this valued magazine. Pat Dancer

Dear VV Readers

Would you like to improve your mobility and

overall fitness? If you would, perhaps you

would like to form a group, and come with me

to the Wycombe Rye Lido Gym and Lido. As a

lady of a certain age, I know how daunting it

can be to join a gym, or to get motivated to

exercise on your own..If you might be

interested, (male or female, young or older) I

am holding a coffee morning, at 25 New Road

on Wednesday 11th October, at 10.30 a.m.for

anyone interested to come along and have a

chat, to see how we could organise ourselves. I

thought we could call ourselves 'The Buddy

Club' I hope you will come along, and I look

forward to seeing you. Joan Collins 814561

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ALDE HOUSE

AUTUMN UPDATE

It has been a busy summer at Alde House with

Manager Steve Burton continuing to lead the

development programme to ensure that the

house is an attractive and high-quality home for

all who reside there. Indeed, it is at the heart of

Alde House’s mission to provide a peaceful and

caring place for all who stay there, whether it be

short or long-term, its aim is to be a place that

can be called home. This aspect has been picked

up and noted in the recent regular inspections

but that must not lead to complacency, rather

inspire to continue to improve. In July, an Open

Day was held which gave a great opportunity to

show neighbours, relatives and our patron,

Countess Howe, some of the progress that has

been made. It was a

beautiful day so were

able to show the garden

in all its glory. Many

improvements have

been made since the

initial launch of the

garden project 2 years

ago. Today there are

paths going through the

summer scented flower

beds leading down to

the newly constructed

pergola, a place where

residents can sit and enjoy the

broad vista towards Windsor

Castle. The garden truly

captures the peace of the

Chilterns and the ethos of Penn

that makes the village so special

to all who live here. Inside the

house work continues to develop

the facilities, most recently with

the new reception area and

hairdressing facilities now

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complete. The big hit with the residents …and

the staff, however, is the new “state of the art”

bath which is designed to take the aches and

pains out of daily bathing routines. It has

push-button high/low adjustment for a safer,

more comfortable height and comes complete

with gentle lighting and music which makes the

whole experience so relaxing. This investment

means the residents can enjoy a bath with easy

access and in such a way that the staff can help

effectively without putting undue physical strain

on themselves. This is but one of the ways that

the trustees of Alde House are seeking to

maintain and sustain the service to all who

reside. If you or any of your relatives are

interested in Alde House, whether for short or

long-term residence, the Manager, Steve

Burton, would be very happy to tell you more

of what the home can offer.

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AUTUMN

COLOUR IN P&TG

Photographs: Keith Hawes

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ALL THE FUN

OF THE FAIR...

Photographs: Eddie Morton

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A TUMBLE

AT THE TOP...

This article was supposed to be entitled ‘Three

Peaks Challenge for Charlie’. The Three Peaks

Challenge entails climbing Ben Nevis, Scafell

Pike and Snowden in just 24 hours. I signed

myself up in order to raise money for a little boy

called Charlie, from Penn. You can read more

about him at www.treeofhope.org.uk/

charliesfootsteps

While my heart was in the right place, as you

may have guessed, my feet were not. It started

with a grueling climb to the summit of Ben

Nevis. It was tough, but I made it.

After only enough time to remove a stone

from my shoe we set off back down the

mountain at pace. Shortly

after leaving the summit I

slipped, and in an effort

to preserve my front teeth

I tried to catch myself,

which saw me fall into some positions that my

yoga teacher would have been proud of.

Over the subsequent 5.5 miles forward and

1345 meters down, I had gone from wanting a

good stretch and an Ibuprofen at the bottom to

letting out muffled screams, crying and

relentlessly turning the air blue, only stopping

whenever a small child effortlessly darted past

me. It was hell. I was dumped at Carlisle

Station, where my Mum thankfully collected

her whimpering pile of daughter, a day earlier

than planned.

My time up and down Ben Nevis was 4 hours

58 minutes and I have vowed to return to do the

other two, within 8 hours, once I have

recovered.

I am in awe of anyone who has ever

completed the Three Peaks. I can only vouch for

one of the peaks and I think the following sums

up my feelings fairly well. “In Gaelic the

mountain's name, Beinn Nibheis, has been

linked with Irish

and Gaelic words

meaning poisonous

or terrible”.

Despite my failings, if

you would like to donate

to Charlie, you can do so

at www.justgiving.com/

hannahwalker3peaks.

Bring on Scafell Pike!

HANNAH WALKER AT THE

SUMMIT OF BEN NEvIS

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WOODLAND

& GREEN SPACES

As we head on into autumn the weather is

getting colder and leaves turn brown The

residents of the wood are feeding, building up

their reserves for the oncoming winter. One

thing that has become noticeable is the number

of half consumed acorns and beechnuts

scattered around trees. Presumably eaten by

squirrels. A neighbouring wood has been

thinned significantly and probably driven a

number into Common Wood. For the first year

ever I have them eating crab apples which are

normally taken by migrating birds.

We have dormouse boxes into the wood and a

recent inspection revealed that many have been

taken over by Glis Glis. They chew the wood to

enlarge the hole to get in. I'm told they will even

kill and eat native dormouse. We often find

other residents such as bees slugs shrews and

woodmice . If you see a box please leave it

alone as the licenses required to open it. If you

see one open on on the ground let me know and

I will go and replace it.

For those of you who use the wood you may

have seen the three sculptures that have been

installed as part of a joint project with Penn

Wood. Sculptress is Ruth Wheeler and I had

hoped to give some background. Maybe next

time. The three in Common Wood are located at

the main entrance, by waymark three and a

bench at the top of the hill in Farther Barn field

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with a view back over the main body of the

woodland. Thank you to Russell Read for his

perseverance on this project. The sculpture at

the main entrance is a woodland scene, and the

third is of a bluebell, being at the beginning of

Bluebell Way.

As we head into winter we will start carrying

out work parties and people are welcome to join

us for a couple of hours occasionally to carry

out tasks. We generally aim for the first

weekend of each month and the first one after

publication will be on the 5th/6th of November

and 3rd/4th of December. If you'd like to be

informed of times locations et cetera please

contact me and give me your email address and

phone number. One task we need to done is to

thin some plantations so if there are any tree

surgeons out there who would be willing to give

up some time voluntarily to help us out we

would be most grateful. Mike Morley

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THE HISTORY OF

ASHWELLS (GOMM)

VALLEY (PART 11)...

Professor William Rose (1847-1910)

We have seen

that Professor

William Rose,

first cousin of

the second Sir

Philip Rose of

Rayners, had

bought

Ashwells

farmhouse

with 58 acres

from Lord

Carrington in

1902 and

built the

attractive Edwardian country house which we

have known for many years as the Kathleen

Knapp Home, but is now the focus of the new

development called Ashwells Gardens. He even

had electric light - probably the only house in

Tylers Green to have it.

We can, for the first time, say something

about the character and personality of the

occupant of Ashwells. There is a very full

account of Professor Rose's life in an obituary

compiled for the Royal College of Surgeons .

Like his father, who was the leading surgeon in

High Wycombe, he was a well-known surgeon

and served for 25 years at King's College

Hospital in London where he was eventually

made Emeritus Professor. He was described as

having 'a wonderful dexterity' which made it a

great pleasure to watch him operating. He

co-wrote a popular textbook on surgery as well

writing many articles for medical journals.

He loved horses and was constantly seen

driving his four-in-hand and is said to have had

a window made at the end of his hall through

which he could see his beloved horses. His

hospitality was boundless and his dinners for his

medical staff were grand events in their lives.

He was musical, played the drums, had a keen

sense of humour, told a good story and had an

infectious and loud laugh. At his country house

in Penn he dispensed hospitality and 'was much

beloved by his poorer neighbours whom he

charitably benefitted by his surgical skill and

experience'.

The opening of the 'Beaconsfield for Penn'

station on the Marylebone railway in 1906

attracted several distinguished doctors to live in

Penn, but Dr William Rose was here because his

family were already living in Tylers Green. The

second Sir Philip Rose was at Rayners and

owned much of the village, and his nearest

neighbour was another cousin, Sir Philip's

younger brother, Bateman Lancaster Rose, who

moved into the adjoining White House in

Church Road in 1903. The three leading

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Penn 7 & Super Fun Run 2018

We are stepping back into planning meetings

very soon, so if anyone has a worthy local cause

they would like us to discuss to be the

beneficiaries of the 2018 Super Fun Run, please

email me at imb@talktalk.net, by the end of

October, to enable us to choose a local charity.

We are always on the lookout for extra people

to help us in the planning, or if you are a local

firm/company and would like to help us by way

of sponsorship, again contact me.

Upcoming dates for your diary: The

presentation to this years charity will take place

on Thursday 21st December (sorry!) after Carols

on the Common, at the Sports & Social Club,

and next years Super Fun Run will be held on

Fathers Day, Sunday 17th June 2018.

Thanks to everyone who has supported us over

the past year, and we look forward to that

continuing into 2018. Ian Barnett 01494 816351

families in Tylers Green were all close relatives.

It is sad, in the light of all the above, that he

had to put his enviable estate on the market in

the autumn of 1908, only three years after

moving in, as can be seen from the two public

auction notices illustrated. First, all his

carriages, horses and farm animals, to be sold

on the premises, then, a month later, his house

and grounds to be auctioned in London. He

died just over 18 months later on 29 May 1910,

'after a long illness' with a 'malignant disease',

following 'the severe nervous strain of a lawsuit'

and was buried in St Margaret's, but described

as a non-parishioner with an address in

Devonshire Street close to his consulting rooms

at 17 Harley Street. His will showed his estate

worth only £50 and no mention of his wife or

anyone else. They had no children and he had

clearly been advised of a terminal illness and

settled his affairs accordingly. Miles Green

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CLUBS

& SOCIETIES

Guides, Brownies & Rainbows

The Leaders are having a well-earned rest at

present but they will be meeting to plan the next

term’s activities. As usual some Units will be

welcoming new girls in September, some girls

sadly will miss out due to lack of spaces.

Our Rainbow Unit is short of help. This is a

very popular Unit, with up to 20 Rainbows

attending at one time and a waiting list. The

leaders are struggling with home and work

commitments and would love to have some help

on a Thursday at Hazlemere Methodist Church,

Penn Road from 5.00pm till 6.15pm. It would

be a great shame if we have to close this Unit

due to lack of support. Our other units have

leaders but help is always most welcome.

There are a myriad of ways you can help.

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Our volunteering opportunities can fit around

your skills, commitments and interests. You

don't need to have been involved in guiding

before to make a big difference and find a role

that's perfect for you. Whether leading a unit, or

helping out more casually with administration,

you'll also join in with activities, games, projects

and events that give girls the opportunity to

discover their potential and the world around

them. If you'd like to lead a guiding group,

you'll be supported to complete our Leadership

Qualification, with training on everything from

planning your programme to child safety.

Please get in touch at stephens89@hotmail.

com for further information or visit girlguiding.

org.uk. Sue Stephens

P&TG Scout Group

Don't forget our Autumn Jumble Sale.

We hope to see you all on Saturday October 7th

at the Village Hall. Doors open 1pm. Drop off

on the Friday evening between 6pm and 8.30pm

Paul Wicks, 07879 668 24, pennandtgscouts@gmail.com,

www.facebook.com/26thHighWycombeScouts

Evening WI

Many of our members enjoyed a sunny

afternoon in August visiting the stunning

grounds and touring some of the boarding

houses at the prestigious Wycombe Abbey

School. It was very interesting to compare the

original early 1900's dormitories with the newly

built state of the art accommodation.

Our usual monthly meetings begin again on

the 2nd Thursday of the month at 8pm in the

Village Hall. In September, we look forward to

an evening of cheese tasting and learning how

different cheeses are made. The October

meeting is our AGM beginning at 7.30 pm and

this will be followed by Ken Brazier giving us

some insight into the more active pursuit of

climbing Kilimanjaro. Smaller groups of ladies

meet on a regular basis to knit & natter (or just

natter) either in the morning or evening or

discuss their latest read in the book club. We

also join a few times a year with other WIs in

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our group meeting where we have a speaker and

also hear what other groups have been up to.

New members are always welcome to join

our friendly, flourishing group. Please ring if

you would like someone to take you to your first

meeting. Sheila Sparrow, 812163

Morning WI

During our August break the morning WI

enjoyed an afternoon tea at the Hazlemere Golf

Club during which we reminisced to the singing

of Kevin Taylor and had a little sing a long.

Now summer is nearly over, where did it go?!

we have to start thinking ahead to that dreaded

word Christmas.

Before that our talk for September is Life at

Wren Davis the dairy. In October we have our

AGM, which includes a social side. Who will

come forward for committee I wonder.

We celebrate our 6th birthday in November

and our speaker will be Martin Sirot-Smith

re-enacting Daily Life in Tudor Times. Of

course in December we shall have a party.

If you would like to come along to any of our

meetings you will receive a warm welcome and

we have a few vacancies for members.

We appreciate it can be daunting coming to a

new meeting on your own so if you would one

of our members to bring you along for your first

visit do phone the number below and we shall

see what can be arranged. Sheila Sparrow, 812163

Village Care

We could do with another telephonist for

Village Care: please ring Gillian if you would

like to talk about doing telephony once a month

(815693). If you would like to drive for Village

Care, either once a month or as an extra driver,

please contact Rob on 817893. You will be part

of a great team.

Village Care will be holding its AGM on

Friday, 13th October in St Margaret's Church

Hall, at 7.30 for 8 pm. All are welcome, and

there will be drinks and nibbles before (and

during) the AGM - please come and meet us.

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A4 Art Exhibition Attracts

Record Numbers

Two exhibitions held at the Hazlemere Fete this

year attracted a lot of attention and a lot of

pictures with over 250 exhibited. The

exhibitions entitled “A4 Art” and “The Way we

were” were held in the main hall of the

Hazlemere Community Centre on August Bank

Holiday Monday.

“A4 Art” was for A4 sized pictures on any

subject and suitable media. “The way we were”

was a mixture of local history as well as items of

wider interest. Both exhibitions were sponsored

by Hazlemere Parish Council as well as Digitalab

in Newcastle and Art-Seekers in Amersham.

The youngest exhibiting Artists were Evan

Grace and Charlie Ward aged 9 who both live in

Court Lawns Tylers Green. Evan’s work depicted

a camp site and Charlie’s a truck. Sasha

Craig-Taylor, an Artist from Art-Seekers in

Amersham, commented on the age of the

Artists and the trouble they had taken and little

details which she found charming.

The fete was opened by Lord Howe, who took

time to visit the exhibition and also speak to

some of the other exhibitors there.

A picture exhibited by Bob Digby, from Court

Lawns TG, entitled “Bridal path” shows a scene

that might be familiar to those who use

Common Wood. Bob told Village Voice that

although three artists from Court Lawns

exhibited, other entries came from Birmingham,

Swindon and

Watford to

name a few

places further

afield.

“I think this

makes the

point that

Hazlemere

Fete is not

just for

Hazlemere.

Also that we

have artistic

inspiration on

THE BRIDLE PATH

our

doorstep.”

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October

7th & 8th - Woodland Working

Parties 10am-12pm

7th - Scouts Jumble Sale 1pm

12th - PPG Your Health Event 7pm

13th - Village Care AGM 7.30pm

14th - Fish Eye Film Festival

Fundraiser for Charlie's Footsteps

High Wycombe Croquet Club

Everyone is welcome to come along for an

introduction in how to play croquet. Flat

soled shoes only please at High Wycombe

Croquet Club Hazlemere Recreation Ground,

Amersham Road, Hazlemere. HP15 7QW First

trial visit free. For more details visit: www.

hwcroquetclub.com / e-mail: enquiries@

hwcroquetclub.com / tel: 01494 858202

Luther 500: Shaping the Modern World

A series of events will take place (in October & November 2017,

in the churches of Beaconsfield to mark the 500th anniversary

of Martin Luther's protest which sparked the 16th century

Reformation, an event which has shaped the modern world.

All are welcome to attend. Go to www.beaconsfield-urc.org

for more details.

October 14th at 10 am

Beaconsfield URC, Aylesbury End, Beaconsfield Old Town

Speaker: Rev'd Nigel Douglas

"Luther and the 16th century reformations: an overview"

October 21st at 10 am

Fitzwilliam Centre, St Mary's Church, Beaconsfield Old Town

Speaker: Dr Jonathan Trigg

"Martin Luther: the destructive power of a troubled conscience?"

October 28th at 10 am

Hope Church, Baring Road, Beaconsfield New Town

Speaker: Dr Richard Harvey: "Martin Luther and the Jews"

November 2nd at 1 pm

Beaconsfield URC, Aylesbury End, Beaconsfield Old Town

Speaker: Barbara Douglas

"Luther's Musical Reformation"

November 4th at 10 am

Parish Centre, St Teresa's Church, Beaconsfield New Town

Speaker: Dr. Anthony Towey: "Luther 500: How the Roman

Catholic church responded to the Reformation" [provisional title]

November 11th at 10 am

Beaconsfield URC, Aylesbury End, Beaconsfield Old Town

Speaker: Rev'd Nigel Douglas

"How reformation came to Beaconsfield: the early history of

religious dissent in the town"

Noticeboard

October / November 2017

Music For You Lunchtime Concerts

Each Thursday at The United Reformed Church, Aylesbury End,

Beaconsfield, HP9 1LW. Light lunches available from 12pm

Concert 1pm - 1:40pm (Donations Welcome)

Thursdays in October 2017

5th Not the Family Von Trapp

12th The Beaconsfield High School Baroque Choir and Soloists

19th Charles Luxford: Baritone, David Evans: Piano Perform

Schubert’s Winterreise Nos. 1 - 12

26th Catherine Leonard: Piano

Thursdays in November 2017

2nd Luther’s Musical Reformation. Speaker: Barbara Douglas

9th Charles Luxford: Baritone, David Evans: Piano Perform

Schubert’s Winterreise Nos. 13 - 24

16th Chi-Hoi Cheung: Piano, Student

from the RCM

23rd Camilla Pay: Harp

www.lunchtimeconcerts.org.uk

For further details please contact Elaine

Tudor-Williams. 01494 671303,

info@lunchtimeconcerts.org.uk

National Osteoporosis

Society: South Bucks

Support Group

Meetings are held monthly at:

The Penn Room, Tyler's Green Village

Hall. For more information please

contact 728169 or 716325

October & November meetings:

Thursday October 19th 2pm

Jane Sutherington

Fracture Liaison Nurse

Update on the Service

Thursday November16th 2pm

Suzanne Hewitt

Fashion and Body Image

NOS Ambassador

Ashley Drive Allotments

The Chepping Wycombe Parish council

has vacancies at the allotment site. If

anyone is interested in cultivating a patch

of ground please contact the Parish

Council offices on 01494 814600 or clerk@

cwpc.org.uk

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Beaconsfield Film Society

Join us in the comfortable, purpose-built auditorium

at the National Film and Television School in

Beaconsfield twice a month at weekends.

For the full programme, how to become a member

and details of our "try before you buy" option. go to

www.BeaconsfieldFilmSociety.com

Coming Up in October and November:

Friday 6th - The Salesman, Iran, 2016, (subtitles)

Saturday 21st - Hidden Figures, USA, 2016

Friday 10th - Things To Come, France, 2016 (subtitles)

Saturday 25th - Letters From Baghdad, France/UK/

USA, 2016 (subtitles)

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November

4th & 5th - Woodland Working

Parties 10am-12pm

6th - VV Copy Deadline

11th - Fireworks Display, Sports &

Social Club

11th - RBL Remembrance Services

12th - Remembrance Sunday Services

18th - 'Laugh Along for Jim' Event

Priestfield Arboretum Open Day

Stony Lane, Little Kingshill HP 16 ODU

Open Day Sunday October 15th. 10.30am – 4pm.

Private collection of rare & specimen trees in delightful

6 acre woodland setting. Managed & maintained by

dedicated volunteers. Admission £2. Free guided tours

throughout the day. Guidebook available. Regret

uneven terrain not suitable for disabled.

Contact Coralie Ramsey 01344 774620 or email curator@

priestfieldarboretum.org.uk

Doors open at 7:15pm; the film starts at 8pm

Hazlemere Gardening Association

We held our Autumn show on Saturday 9th September at

the Hazlemere Community Centre. The number of entries

was slightly down on previous years. However, the high

quality of the exhibits was maintained, and we had some

complementary comments from the judges and the public

on the presentation and variety of exhibits. Cllr Suzanne

Brown, Chairman Wycombe District Council presented the

prizes and Penn & Tylers Green evening WI provided some

delicious homemade cakes for the refreshments.

SOCIAL EVENING: FRIDAY 20th OCTOBER 2017

Our social evening this year is once again being held at the

Hazlemere Community Centre, in Rose Avenue. The speaker

will be Dr. Sandy Primrose who will talk on “Indiana Jones

meets Horticulture: the plant hunters who transformed our

garden”. Sandy lives locally and is an experienced speaker

on cruise ships and to gardening societies. His talk will be

followed by an excellent supper with wine, soft drinks,

cheese, pate, sausages, salad and French bread.

Tickets are only £5.00 each and are on sale at the barn shop.

The price includes 2 glasses of wine/soft drink and supper.

Open to Non-members.

Peter Pearman Membership Secretary 01494 711570

www.hazlemeregardening.co.uk

www.pennandtylersgreen.org.uk

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Chartered Building Surveyor

based in

Hughenden Valley

Online Motor Salvage Auctions

Guaranteed Recycled Auto Parts

Scrap/End-of-Life Vehicles Wanted

SURVEYS

DESIGN

PARTY WALL

Contact Jason Wood

for further information

t: 01494 562547

m: 07791 503607

e: jason@applewoods-surveying.co.uk

www.applewoods-surveying.co.uk

PROFESSIONAL

Rycote Lane, Thame, Oxfordshire OX9 2JB

0845 230 2552

www.asm-autos.co.uk

Turville Printi ng Services LLP

Unit 2, 67 Verney Avenue,

High Wycombe, Bucks. HP12 3ND

info@turvilleprinting.co.uk

• Brochures • Leaflets • Letterheads

• Business Cards • Newsletters

• Compliment Slips • NCR forms

• Canvas Prints • Posters & More

For all your printing & design requirements

01494 520322

www.turvilleprinting.co.uk

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Your local estate agency

supporting the community

and loving every minute!

Hazlemere 01494 716000 www.jnp.co.uk

PLUMBING SERVICES

Repairs - Maintenance - Installations

No job too small

Free Estimates

Established 1984

Call or email Nigel Barrett

01494 813464

07971 570124

barrettdomestics@googlemail.com

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LOCAL

MOT Test Centre

&

Repairs

Servicing

rePairS

aircon recHarging

TyreS & WHeeL aLignMenT

exHauSTS

STaTe oF THe arT diagnoSTicS

aLL MakeS & ModeLS

Mini SPeciaLiST

Tel: 01494 727707

Mob: 07860 547736

Ferndale Farm, Horsemore Lane,

High Wycombe, HP7 0PL

Please contact: Gary Arnold (Proprietor)

27 Rose Avenue 202 Desborough Road,

Hazlemere

High Wycombe,

Bucks HP15 7PH

Bucks HP11 2TE.

01494 81 81 81 01494 - 53 11 11

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BLOOM BEAUTY ROOM

07723 350580

“the best you can

get in domestic

oven cleaning”

manicures

pedicures

threading

waxing

facials

Book 3 facials

get 4th FREE

to book your oven in or

to ask for a quote call

01494 450 794

enquiries@ovenproud.co.uk

www.ovenproud.co.uk

Mary Meikle

pardeepj.forever@gmail.com

07723 350580

Yoga Classes

Friday Afternoon 13.30 – 15.00

St. Michaels Church Hall

Grenfell Road, Beaconsfield HP9 2BN

Tuesday Evening

17.55 -19.25 and 19.45- 21.15

Penn Street Village Hall HP7 0PX

Free trial session

Experienced and qualified teacher

01628 660411 or 07803 726449

Or email: mary@marymeikle.com

www.marymeikleyoga.com

REPS Level 3

Member of

The Traditional

Yoga Association

Independent

Yoga network

Qualification

www.traditionalyoga.org

BLOOM BEAUTY ROOM

BLOOM

Nelson Electrical Services

Fully Insured

NAPIT Registered

Local Electrician

No job too small

Free quotes given

No call out charge

LAURIE HAYES FLOOR LAYER

Specialist in Amtico, Karndean and other

high quality vinyl products

All types of carpet and vinyl supplied and

fitted.

Local for over 25 years

01494 815523 or 07788 440852

Reliable and local service

www.nelson-electrical-services.co.uk

Contact Michael

07908 644058

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F.A. MAGEE & CO

(Est. 1942)

CHARTERED ACCOUNTANTS

Offices in Hayes, Middlesex and Tylers Green, Buckinghamshire

We offer a comprehensive range of professional services

for the new, expanding and established business.

• Accounts preparation

• Audit services

• Tax planning & advice including self assessment

• Book keeping & salaries

• Budgets & business plan preparation

• Company secretarial

• Management consultancy

For a personal, friendly and efficient service contact

Andrew Davies or Wendy Davies

Telephone 01494 447181 or 0208 573 3939

Partners: A. Davies, W.S. Davies Manager: P. Dean

Effects

Interior specialist Painter and

Decorator with 14 years’

experience.

Call Paul for a free no

obligation quote for all your

decorating needs, including

wallpapering and hand

painting kitchens.

Call 077652 48588

Or 01296 421785

paul.trunkfield@sky.com

DON THE HANDYMAN

QUALIFIED PLUMBER & TRADESMAN

LOCAL & RELIABLE SERVICE

General property maintenance, including

the little things that need fixing

Bathroom refurbishments a speciality

Your DIY problems solved!

Please call to see how I can help

07957 490142 / www.donthehandyman.co.uk

tk plumbing and electrics

Tom Kehoe

For all your plumbing and electrical needs

City & Guilds qualified

No job too small

All work guaranteed

References can be supplied on request

Contact Tom on:

phone: 01494 580518 / mob: 07716 440916

Email: tk_plumbingandelectrics@hotmail.co.uk

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MIKE’s

Garden Services

for all your Gardening and

Landscaping needs

• Garden Tidy Ups and Renovation

• Garden Ponds

• Tree Surgery

• Fencing

• Pruning

• Hedge Cutting

Fast, friendly service by local company with

over 15 years experience

Tel: 01494 817 441

Mob: 07734 297 136

Email: michaeljknapp@hotmail.com

Consultaons 6 days week

Operang facilies at all branches

Pet healthcare plans

24/7 Emergency on-site

(Vets Now at our High Wycombe surgery)

Nurse clinics

Puppy socialisaon classes

Private parking at all branches

Online pet shop

Your caring, friendly, professional small animal

Veterinary Practice proudly serving

your local community for over 50 years

CROSSROADS VETERINARY CENTRE

Hazlemere High Wycombe Watlington

(01494) 718700 (01494) 459095 (01491) 612799

www.vetswycombe.co.uk

Mortgage*or SOLE Life TO SOUL

& Critical Illness cover?

Gill Morris Bsc Acc Accredited

I believe that you ll get the best advice from someone Integrated who s prepared Counsellor to and Supervisor

Relaxation & Healing

listen first then help you to make the decisions that are right for you.

for the Body, Mind & Soul

A professional confidential counsellor in the High

Normally there s no fee for my help and advice.

However Reflexology, , if there is Indian a fee it Head is typically Massage

£100 on application.

The precise & Tsuboki amount Japanese will depend Face on Massage

your circumstances.

For full

Paul

details

Wakefield

see my website.

Wycombe area, working with a range of problems:

relationships, bereavement, depression & trauma.

07751 846272

*Your home Jenny may Davenport be repossessed MAR, if you MCThA

do not keep up repayments on your mortgage.

gill.morris@zoho.com

Mble: 07950 553190 07794 Hme: 060429

01494 817456 Office: 01494 812002 E: paul.wakefield@blrfinancial.co.uk

gillmorris4.wix.com/counselling

www.sole-to-soul.org

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YOU & YOGA

Friendly classes.

All ages and abilities welcome

at Tylers Green Village Hall, every

Tuesday & Thursday

RESTORE

strength, flexibility, lung capacity,

mental focus

RELIEVE

chronic conditions, common aches & pains

RELAX

sleep well, reduce stress, increase energy

For an informal chat, contact Victoria

youandyoga@live.co.uk

07984 492 094

Victoria is BWY 500hr Qualified Teacher

Impact

Private Hire

d Airport Transfers

d Train Stations

d Executive Business Travel

d Conference Meetings

d London Theatres

d Luxury 7 Seater Vehicle

d Company Accounts Welcome

Professional and Reliable Door

to Door Service

Mob: 07973 137446 Tel: 01494 715915

F E L L A S

WET CUT … £14.50

OAP’S … £9.00

BOYS (UNDER 5’S) … £6.00

BOYS (UNDER 12’S) … £9.00

DAD & LAD … £2.00 DISCOUNT

24 KINGS RIDE, TYLERS GREEN

01494 818184

Providing a range of services:

• Extensions

• Painting and Decorating

• Brickwork

• Patios and Driveways

ALL GENERAL BUILDING WORK UNDERTAKEN

For free advice and estimates, please contact:

Tel: 01494 816201 • Mobile: 07956 131543 • email: dmchalker@yahoo.co.uk

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The Cottage

Bookshop

For holiday reading, hobbies

and interests or that

all-important project.

PENN TREE SERVICES LTD

Tom Hunnings, C&G Certified Arborist

and Tree Surgeon

Tree Maintenance & Removal

Pruning - Shaping - Stump Removal

Fully Qualified & Insured

Fencing & Logs

Free Advice and Quotes

01494 815444

info@penntreeservices.co.uk

www.penntreeservices.co.uk

NEW

PROMITE ALLERGY

CONTROL AND

CARPET

PROTECTOR...

GREAT FOR ASTHMA

AND ALLERGY

SUFFERERS

Find them all and more

within our wide

selection of

second-hand books.

Opening hours

Tuesday - Saturday:

10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

2:15 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Elm Road, Penn

We at AllClean

provide a professional,

honest and reliable

service

• 17 Years Experience

• Fully Insured

• Allergy & Dust Mite Control

• Free Site Survey & Advice

• Rug & Leather Cleaning

• Carpet & Fabric Protectors

Andrew Thompson

Copners Drive

Holmer Green

High Wycombe, Bucks

01494 812632

Website: allcleancarpetcleaning.co.uk

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Supply and Install new garage doors

Up and over, Roller, Sectional, Side Hung

Add Automation to new and existing doors!

Repairs and servicing to all types and makes of

doors

Free Quotations

No upfront costs on repairs

01494 444843 or

07968577225

E: info@garagedoordoctor-bucks.co.uk

W: www.garagedoordoctorbucks.co.uk

QUALIFIED CHIROPODIST

LORNE KENTISH

MSSCh, MBChA

Full Chiropody Service

Surgery hours include Saturday

appointments.

Surgery at:

15, Baring Road,

Beaconsfield, HP9 2NB

Tel: 01494 672112

PENN FREE METHODIST CHURCH

www.realchristianity.org . For further help, email : revps@icloud.com

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HOW TO BECOME A CHRISTIAN

Sodales nunc suscipit sit

1. ACKNOWLEDGE GOD AS YOUR CREATOR

Fringilla Viver aliquet

“The invisible things of him from the creation of the world are

integer,

clearly seen,

interdum

being understood

by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they

(THOSE WHO DO NOT BELIEVE) are without excuse”

consectetuer

(Romans

pede.

1:20)

2. ACKNOWLEDGE YOUR PERSONAL 123-456-7890

SINFULNESS

IN THE LIGHT OF GOD’S COMMANDMENTS

“All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned

every one to his own way” (Isaiah 53:6)

3. ACKNOWLEDGE YOUR PERSONAL NEED TO

REPENT OF SIN AND COME TO CHRIST FOR MERCY

“If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins,

and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness” (1 John 1:9)

“Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved” (Acts 16:31)


Pukka Planting Services

RHS Dip Hort

All Types of Plan.ng work undertaken including :

• Hedges

• Renova,on of ,red beds & borders

• All year round interest & colour

• Plan,ng ideas & plans

• Friendly reliable service

• 15 years experience

• Fully insured

ENGLISH / LITERACY TUTOR IN

PENN

11+ tuition

Specialist language, GCSE Level English

Individual coaching

Qualified teacher

Ros Kendrick BSc (Oxon)

Phone 07765 432258

v Also all types of fencing work

undertaken

Please call or email Andy

for more informa,on

Mobile : 07932 775488

Tel : 01494 812662

ajgardens@rocketmail.com

SHARLEY

DOMESTICS

BUILT-IN APPLIANCE SPECIALIST

SERVICE REPAIRS

Oakfield Electrical

Andrew Diplock 25 The Chase Tylers Green HP10 8BB

andy.d2000@btinternet.com 07720 399703

MACHINES

FREEZERS

Tel: 01494 485926

Fax: 01494 484140

www.sharleydomestics.com

Atlantis Swimming School

Non-swimmer to Improver lessons

available

Tylers Green Middle School

Indoor heated pool

Maximum of 6 children to a class

For children aged 3years+

07793 000583 www.atlantis-swim.co.uk

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• In home or visit our Penn

Showroom

• curtains, wallpaper, upholstery

and all types of blinds and

accessories

• for the home, or the office

• competitively priced with

personal attention

Contact Ella at M E L L A D E S I G N

01494 811912

07949 185156

ella@melladesign.co.uk

melladesign.co.uk

Shakespeare Pilates

Strengthen & Lengthen Tone & Improve Posture

Rehabilitate Injuries

• Private Sessions in Studio with reformer

• Group Classes covering all levels for fitness

& rehabilitation

• Sports Specific Pilates

Qualified teacher with over 10 years experience

We are fully trained in carpet & upholstery care

We also clean hard floors, leather and rugs

We treat spots, stains and odours

Free no obligation estimates, fully insured for your

peace of mind

We are members of:

*Testimonials and references

available on request

Hilary Shakespeare

T: 01494 812617 M: 07800 992122

E: pilates@fletch1.co.uk

SHAKESPEARE

DECORATING

MARK SHAKESPEARE

01494 815300

07973 673337

mark@fletch1.co.uk

PAINTING

DECORATING

CARPENTRY

TILING

SPECIAL EFFECTS

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Home Improvement Garage Doors supply, install & maintain

garage doors in Penn and Tylers Green.

C

M

Y

CM

MY

CY

Fast

Repairs

New

Doors

Low Cost

Servicing

Automated

Systems

CMY

K

FREE QUOTES

& CONSULTATIONS

07813 052915

01494 714 809

sales@higaragedoors.co.uk

www.higaragedoors.co.uk

re-work

Painting & decorating

Property maintenance, plumbing,

double glazing

40 years experience

All work guaranteed

No job too small

01494 818986

07886403102

revive

Please call or email John to discuss.

Tel:01494 718024 mob:07830 145749

email: jewelpurposemail@gmail.com

Testimonials and references available on request

Domestic & Commercial

Electricians

For all your electrical needs

✓ Fault Finding & Repair

✓ Testing & Maintenance

✓ Extra Sockets & Lights

✓ Fuseboard Upgrades

✓ Periodic Condition Reports

Fully qualified & insured

Contact John - 01628 522888

electrical@bpsltd.co.uk

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A boost in Literacy & Numeracy KS1 & KS2

11+ tuition

SATS preparation Year 6

Local Teacher with 30 years experience

including 14 years tutoring experience.

References available

Contact: Avril Stewart

01494 816316

FRENCH TUITION

Children and Adults

Beginners, GCSE, A level

and conversation

For further details telephone

Fabienne

01494 815749

STEVE HOBSON

PLUMBING & HEATING

GAS SAFE REG 205535

Boilers, Gas Fires, Cookers

Repair, Servicing and Installation

Gas Safety, Landlord Certificates

Unvented Systems & Plumbing

Building Regs. Part P Electrical

01494 524357

Take that first step to a fitter and healthier self

Ann Fry Personal Trainer

Former World, European and Commonwealth

Judo Champion

Private Studio in Old Beaconsfield

Call: 07973 841 821

annhughesjudo@hotmail.com

Handyman

Services

01494 816638

07876 544302

For your home maintenance needs

prop: Mike Morley

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STEVE’S

FURNITURE REPAIRS

For all types of furniture repairs

large or small give me a call!

Chair doctor for loose joints

Re-upholstery including loose seat pads,

Polishing

For a fast and reliable service

call Steve on 01494 816115

Penn Church Hall

opposite the church

Available for lettings

Main hall seats 70

Additional room & kitchen

Rates on application

Gail Wellings

01494 813254

MIKE MCLEOD

WINDOW CLEANER

6 Coppice Farm Rd., Tylers Green, High Wycombe,

Bucks. HP10 8AL

Window and Conservatory cleaning,

Gutter clearing & cleaning of

Fascias and Barge Boards

Fully insured

Free Estimates

For further details tel: 01494 815456 or

07791 273789

Stephen O'Connell's

Carpentry and Joinery Services

(Advanced craft carpentry and joinery)

Free Estimates

All aspects of Carpentry undertaken.

Tel Number: (Beaconsfield) 01494 670785

Mobile: 07773 284844

N.Gillie

Decorating Services

54 Maxwell Road

Beaconsfield

HP9 1QZ

Email: nigelgillie@hotmail.com

Tel: 01494 681794 or 07771 521263

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Strings

... of Penn

Full range of stringed instruments

and bows

Sheet music, strings, cases,

accessoriesand gifts

Classical and acoustic guitars

Instrument rental/purchase scheme

Workshop facility

Easy Parking

www.stringsofpenn.co.uk

Elm Road, Penn, Bucks. HP1O 8LB Tel: 01494 819966

ANDY’S FLOORING

CARPET, VINYL

HARDWOOD FLOORING

SPECIALISTS

FREE ESTIMATES

TEL 01494 817366

MOBILE 07768 104235

Mulberry Flooring

Specialists in bespoke hardwood floors

Specialists in installation and

refurbishment of all types of

wooden floors

T: 01494 535348 M: 07786 652271

E: enquiries@mulberry-flooring.com

QUALITY HAIRDRESSING

IN YOUR OWN HOME

ALISON

Freelance Hairdresser

07980 46 9208

187566

Jackson

Plumbing & Heating

For all your plumbing and heating

requirements.

• Installation • Services • Repair

• 24 hour emergency call-out

Tel: 01494 813917

Mobile: 07799 850110

The Phone Man

Need a new telephone

socket for your

computer or SKY

box? Need one moved

or repaired?

Broadband signal problems? Internal wiring

problems? BT not interested or you don't

want to pay their very high charges? Call John on

07709 895252 or 01494 711744 for free advice,

fast service, and quality work.

john.summerbell@btinternet.com

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INDEX

OF ADVERTISERS

Page Numbers for VV Advertisers...

Accountancy

Certax

F A Magee Accountants

FM Mortgages

Philip Harper Financial Management

Architects and Designers

Applewoods Surveying

Penn Planning

Zachary Design

Bathrooms and Kitchens

Autumnwood

European Bathrooms

Building and Property

Alex Burridge Electrical

All Locks

Amersham Aerial Fix

AVA Building Supplies

Chalker Property Maintenance

Danny Parsons Property Maintenance

Don The Handyman

Dulieu Builders

Garage Door Doctor

Hi Garage Doors

Ian Kenny Roofing

Mike McLeod Window Cleaning

Mike Morley Handyman

Penn Design

Sharley Domestics

Carpentry

Carpentry & Joinery Services

Steve's Furniture Repairs

Catering/Food

Stephanie Almeida

Thyme Caterers

Childcare

Little Oaks

Little Oaks Creche

Manor Farm Pre School

The House that Jack Built

The Village Pre-School

Church

Penn Free Methodist Church

Cleaning & Ironing

A & T Cleaning

Alan's Clean Ovens

Allclean

Red Kite Carpet Cleaning

Computer Services

Ingenuity IT

Keep It Simple Websites

Phil Jones PC Repair

Flooring

Andy's Flooring

Hayes Flooring

Mulberry Flooring

Trio Flooring

Interior Design/Decorating Services

Effects

Jon Woodbridge

Mella Design Ltd

N Gillie Decorating Services

Paul Smith Decor

Ruffles Curtains and Blinds

Shakespeare Decorating

William Morris Painting & Decorating

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Electricians

BPS Electrical

Nelson Electrical

Oakfield Electrical

Estate Agents

JNP

Tim Russ

Funeral Services

Beacon Funeral Services

Arnold Funeral Service

Gardening/Landscaping/Plants

A Ellis Tree Surgeon

Four Seasons Garden Services

Keith's Maintenance

Mike's Garden Services

Penn Landscapes

Penn Tree Services

Pukka Planting Services

The Tree People

Tylers Green Garden Maintenance

Health, Beauty & Hair

Alison Haircare

Ann Fry Personal Trainer

Bloom Beauty Room

Fellas Barber Shop

Fitness Function

Jane Symington Chiropody

Josephine Health & Beauty Studios

Lorne Kentish Chiropody

Mary Meikle Yoga

Shakespeare Pilates

Signature Nails

Sole to Soul

Victoria Green You & Yoga

Wendy Kepetzis Opticians

Plumbing & Heating

Chiltern Heating & Gas

Dave Beck Plumber

Jackson Plumbing

N J Barrett Plumbing

Penn Heating

Steve Hobson Plumbing & Heating

TK Plumbing & Electrics

Retail

Cottage Bookshop

Fields Domestic Appliances

Strings

Schools & Tuition

Atlantis Swimming School

Avril Stuart Tuition

French Tuition

Pauline Quirke Academy

Services

Alexa Beck Photography

Cedar Barn & The Stables

Companion Care

Crossroads Vet

Gill Morris

Jewel Purpose

Penn Church Hall

The Phone Man

Turville Printing Services

Taxi Services

Impact Private Hire

Penn Private Hire

Vehicle,Sales, Servicing & Repairs

ASM Auto Recycling

Ollie Tapping Mobile Auto Technician

Paul Russell's Garage

Penn Motor Company

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To advertise in Village Voice, please contact Ruthie

Pocock: 816584, adverts@pennandtylersgreen.org.uk

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VILLAGE

CONTACTS

Need a number or an

e-mail address?

For changes or additions to these pages;

e-mail; voice@pennandtylersgreen.org.uk.

www.chilternsociety.org.uk

Village Blog; www.pennandtylersgreen.com

Village Care; 816909 (Mon to Fri, 10am-1pm)

Village Show Committee

Helen Whiting 816354/hcwhiting@aol.com

● Women’s Institute (Morning)

Sheila Sparrow 812163

● Women’s Institute (Evening)

Hilary Forbes 816438

www.bucksfwi.org.uk/pandtgevening

● Woodrow High House 433531

Animal Welfare

● Cats Protection 448849

● Lost Cats 676702 / www.buckscats.org.uk

● RSPCA (South Bucks) 0300 1234 999

(24-hour) www.southbucksrspca.org.uk

● Stokenchurch Dog Rescue 482695 /

www.stokenchurchdogrescue.co.uk

● The Bat Conservation Trust www.bats.org.

uk / www.northbucksbatgroup.org.uk

Charities/Social & Conservation

● Bridge Club Tylersgreenbridge@gmail.com,

Karen Taylor 816450 & Val Macdiarmid 812528

● Careers Springboard

www.careersspringboard.info

● Chiltern Samaritans (24 hours) 432000

www.samaritans.org.uk

● Citizen’s Advice Bureau 0844 245 1289

www.citizensadvice.org.uk

● Common Wood www.commonwoodpenn.co.uk

● Curry Club Stewart Stone 07786 194642

● Independent Village Website

www.pennandtylersgreen.co.uk

● NSPCC Helpline 0808 800 5000

● NSPCC Childline 0800 1111 Confidential

line for young people /children to seek help

● Penn & Tylers Green Residents Society

Chairman - Miles Green 815589

Company Secretary: Brian Bennett 814355

www.pennandtylersgreen.org.uk

● Royal British Legion Colin Doyle 816484

● The Campaign to Protect Rural England

(CPRE) Bucks; www.cprebucks.org.uk

● The Chiltern Society

Churches

● Holy Trinity & St Margaret’s Churches

Rev Mike Bisset (t) 816700/

(e) vicar@holytrinityandstmargarets.co.uk

Revd Derrick Carr (t) 442212

(e) carrd@btopenworld.com

Gail Wellings (Parish Office): (t) 813254

(e) office@holytrinityandstmargarets.co.uk

www.holytrinityandstmargarets.co.uk

● Penn Free Methodist Church

Rev Peter Simpson 816202/812829

revps@icloud.com / www.realchristianity.org

● TG Methodist Church Rev John Richey 526747

Health & Welfare

● Chiltern Prostate Cancer Support Group

Alan Rowe 814324

● Dentists www.nhsdentistlocator.co.uk

● Drug Abuse Confidential help, advice &

support 473666

● Emotions Anonymous Kevin 814702

● High Wycombe General Hospital 526161

● Stoke Mandeville Hospital 01296 315000

● Highfield Surgery (Hazlemere) 813396

www.highfieldsurgeryhazlemere.co.uk

● NHS (t) 111 / www.buckshealthcare.nhs.uk

● Overeaters Anonymous Juliet 07808403602

● Penn Surgery 817144 / Simpson Centre

671571 / www.thesimpsoncentre.com

Libraries

● All Bucks Libraries - 0845 230 3232

www.buckscc.gov.uk/leisure-andculture/libraries

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● Beaconsfield lib-bea@buckscc.gov.uk

● Hazlemere lib-haz@buckscc.gov.uk

● High Wycombe lib-hw@buckscc.gov.uk

Political Groups

● Conservative Association Katrina Wood,

814848, katrina.conservatives4tgandl@

gmail.com

● Labour Party Mrs Jan Kaye, 813591

www.labour.co.uk

● Liberal Democrats Ian Forbes, 816438

www.libdems.org.uk

● UK Independence Party www.ukip.co.uk

Police

● Thames Valley (non-Emergency) 101

● Crimestoppers 0800 555 111

● Neighbourhood Action Group (NAG)

Suzanne Ludgate

● Neighbourhood Police Community Officer

PCSO Sam Jackson

Pre-Schools

● Little Oaks Nurseries - during opening hours

Little Oaks One (2-3 year olds) 818187

Little Oaks Two (3-4 year olds) 815413

Little Oaks Creche (18 months+) 818939

Office (Ruthie Pocock) 818939

● Parent & Toddler Group Zoe Woods 761559

● P&TGRS Village Preschool Nicky

Lovegrove 817093 / (e)

thevillagepreschool@btinternet.com

Public Halls

● Penn Church Hall Gail Wellings 813254 or

office@holytrinityandstmargarets.co.uk

● St Margaret’s Parish Rooms

Mrs Mary Coker 812162

● Tylers Green Methodist Church Hall

Mrs G Nelson 815631

● Tylers Green Village Hall 819990 / Tina

Brown / tylersgreenvillagehall@gmail.com

www.tylersgreenvillagehall.co.uk

Schools in P&TG

● Tylers Green First School Head Mrs Janis

www.pennandtylersgreen.org.uk

Village Voice October/November 2017

Dieppe 813201 www.tylersgreenfirst.co.uk

● TG First School PTA

Marianne Whitlock 07789 435656

● Tylers Green Middle School

Head Mrs Vanessa Pinkney 812465

www.tylersgreenmiddle.bucks.sch.uk

● TGMS Friends Association

Harriet Woolley 815474

Schools (Other local)

● Manor Farm Infants School

Head teacher Mrs Paula Coppins 814281

● Manor Farm Junior School

Head Lynn Kirk 814622

● Manor Farm Preschool and Nursery

Mrs Wendy Terry 816730

● Sir William Ramsay School High School &

Arts College Head Mark Mayne 815211

www.swr.bucks.sch.uk

Sports & Youth Groups

● Cricket Club Steve Coleman 815151

www.ptgcc.co.uk

● CC Colts ptgcccolts@gmail.com

● Football Club Tony Hurst 815839,

ptgfctony@btinternet.com,

www.penntylersgreenfc.co.uk

● Guides & Brownies Sue Stephens 817436

● Hazlemere Youth Club

Andy 07850 341374

● High Wycombe Croquet Club

858202 / www.hwcroquetclub.com

● Loudwater Bowls Club Alan Tombs 481855

● Penn Pond Waders Golf Society

Bob Teuton 715915

● Pennants Badminton Club (Tylers Green

Village Hall) John Youers 711647

● Scouts Adrian & Heather Cooper 816505 &

Paul Wicks 815715, pennandtgscouts@

gmail.com, www.facebook.

com/26thHighWycombeScouts

● Seido Karate Stuart Wilson 717400

● Sports & Social Club Neil James,

07929 157075

● Table Tennis 815180

● Tennis Club 812929 / www.penntennis.net

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Elected Representatives

● Members of Parliament;

Cheryl Gillan (Chesham & Amersham

constituency includes Penn) 673745

Steven Baker (High Wycombe constituency

includes Tylers Green) 521777

Neighbouring MP Dominic Grieve

(Beaconsfield constituency) 673745

● Bucks County Council Councillors

Tylers Green (& Loudwater) David

Shakespeare OBE 817248

Penn (Wood & Old Amersham)

David Schofield 676440

● Wycombe District Councillors

Tylers Green & Loudwater Ward

David Shakespeare OBE. 817248 / Katrina

Wood 07827 820531 / Lawrence Wood

07739 181043

● Chiltern District Councillors

Penn & Coleshill Alan Hardie 681359 /

Graham Harris 433025

● Chepping Wycombe Parish Councillors for

TG (includes Flackwell Heath &Loudwater)

Ian Forbes 816438 / Bill Sadler 815798

Jean Johnson 816231/ Katrina Wood

814848 / Haydn Darch

Council clerk; Wendy Thompson 814600

● Penn Parish Councillors for Penn (Penn PC

includes councillors for Penn Street, Forty

Green, Winchmore Hill & Knotty Green.);

Mike Morley 816638 / Roy Bentham 813897 /

Jane Creasy 816818 / Marian Raszpla

812636. Council Clerk: Nicole Johnson

815458. www.pennparish.org.uk

email clerk@pennparish.org.uk

P&TG Residents Society

Chairman: Miles Green (815589),

Company Secretary: Brian Bennett (814355)

info@pennandtylersgreen.org.uk

Website; www.

pennandtylersgreen.org.uk

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