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Housing development at Glynswood

In April 2018, Inland Homes invited local residents to a public consultation event on proposals for the re-development of part of Greens Farm in Glynswood. Following this event, they submitted a planning application to Wycombe District Council for 39 new homes.

Since then there have been important planning policy changes made by Wycombe District Council and Inland Homes are bringing forward updated proposals for this site’s re-development as a result. The key Council policy changes they are responding to are new policies which seek an increased level of affordable housing delivery on the site, and updated building regulations. As a result, they are now proposing to deliver 50 new private and affordable homes across the site.

The full details of the event are shown below:

What:            Drop-in session on updated proposals for part of Greens Farm, Glynswood

Where:          Saint Francis of Assisi Church Hall, Amersham Road, High Wycombe, HP13 5AB

When:           Wednesday 18th December from 4pm to 8pm

The event will have car parking available in the neighbouring Saint Francis of Assisi church if you are travelling by car.

Cars with idling engines

(The message below was sent recently to the Head Teacher of Great Kinghill school:)

I write as a resident of Cryers Hill.

I would like to draw to your attention the preponderance of vehicles parked at school drop off/collection times which keep their engines running for considerable periods while stationary. This occurs mostly in the car park of the White Lion pub, but also on the grass verges in the vicinity.
The parents involved may not be aware that this now an offence, but they are surely familiar with the dangers of increased air pollution, which impacts directly on children’s health as well as that of the residents in the area. The contribution to greenhouse gases/climate change is also well documented. The RAC article, to which I supply a link below, describes this particularly well.
I wonder if you and your staff could find time to bring this to the attention of both parents and children, and ask them to switch off their engines when parked for more than a few seconds.  I hope it will not be necessary to ask the overstretched police to take action.
Yours hopefully

Potter Cup Quiz

Dear Potential Quizzers and Supporters of the Hughenden Valley Potter Cup Quiz,

Next year will be the second year in recent times anyway, that the Potter Cup Quiz has been run in the Spring.  In March of this year the event was incredibly successful because of your support and it would be great to get the same level of support for 2020.

The 2020 quiz is on SATURDAY 14th MARCH.

Once again I’m pleased to advise that we have maintained the price at only £10 per person and this includes the good quality buffet. Please remember that the proceeds from the Potter Quiz are ‘ring fenced’ by the HVRA for the Senior Citizens function which will be held later in the year.

More details of the 2020 Potter Quiz event are:

  • DATE: Saturday 14th March 2020
  • TIME: 7.00 for 7.30 prompt start
  • THEME: ‘2020 VISION’
  • COST:  £10 per head, which will include a good quality buffet
  • TEAM SIZE: Maximum number of 8 please
  • TEAM NAME: Your choice
  • FANCY DRESS (Linked to the Theme): Optional
  • DRINKS: Bring your own drinks & glasses

If you would like to put in a team even at this early stage, perhaps you would advise me together with the likely numbers so that we can organise food, etc.  If there is possibility of it being oversubscribed I will of course let you know.

In the meantime If you do have any related queries please don’t hesitate to contact me.

Thanks again for your support
Kind Regards
Phone: 01494 562862
Mobile: 07807 776461

HAGA programme for 2020

Jan – Fri 31st       8.00pm   Talk:  Wild Britain Diary, by Chris Ward

Feb – Fri 28th      8.00pm  Talk: Horatio’s Garden, by Jacqui Martin-Lof

Mar – Fri 27th      8.00pm Talk: Climbers (plus Plant Sale), by Marcel Floyd

Apr – Fri 17th      8.00pm  Talk: A Way with Plants, by Kathy Brown

May – Fri 29th     8.00pm  Talk: Life in a Nutshell, by John Tyler               

Jun – 26th to 29th                         Short Break in Kent

Jul – Thu 9th                        Visit: Knebworth House & Gardens 

Jul – Sat 18th                        Village Day – HAGA stall

Jul – Fri 31st         8.00pm Talk: Tooth, Claw & Mane, by Tom Way

Aug – Sat 8th                        Visit: Nymans (NT) 

Sep – Thu 3rd                       Visit: Anglesey Abbey & Gardens (NT)

 Sep – Fri 25th      8.00pm  Talk: Missenden Walled Garden, by Rob Thomas

Oct – Fri 30th      8.00pm  Talk: Dig for Victory, by Russell Bowes

Nov – Fri 27th    8.00pm   AGM followed by refreshments 

Nov – TBA        2.00pm   Hughenden Valley Christmas Bazaar

Your village store and coffee shop has been nominated for the 2020 Countryside Alliance Award in the Village Shop/Post Office category.

From: “Louise Jones” <>
Subject: Help us win the Rural Oscars 2020!
Date: 24 November 2019 at 18:21:22 GMT
To: “Shop Manager” <>, “Louise Jones” <>

Dear all Members and supporters,

We are delighted to advise that your village store and coffee shop has been nominated for the 2020 Countryside Alliance Award in the Village Shop/Post Office category.  The process now needs supporters and customers to add to the nomination process by going on-line to nominate and describe the benefits of the village shop.

It would be fantastic if we could get through to the next round and hope that you are able to support our nomination.  You can find out all about the awards and nominate by clicking on deadline for nominations is 8th December 2019.

As well as the section on your reason for nomination, there is also some factual information that you will need to complete which is as below: 

Name of business to be nominated: ‘Hughenden Village Store and Coffee Shop (Hughenden Valley Community Shop)’

Address:  Hughenden Village Store and Coffee Shop, Village Hall Car Park, Coombe Lane, Hughenden Valley, Bucks, HP14 4NX
(In case you need any reminders about how your community shop helps the community – It:

  • Is a hub of the community providing a 7 day service and meeting place for customers,
  • Sells many local products helping 16 local small businesses,
  • Provides free home deliveries to the elderly and housebound,
  • Provides donations such as Hampers and Cream Tea for Two vouchers to other local groups and schools for their fundraising events,
  • Often reunites owners with lost property and lost dogs (!),
  • Hosts and provides a venue for small parties such as baby showers, anniversaries and birthday celebrations,
  • Hosts evening charitable support groups,
  • Offers valuable work experience for approximately 25 Duke of Edinburgh students every year,
  • Provides a welcoming, safe and cosy place to meet for local residents and the surrounding community and for children to wait for parents after school ,
  • Serves an all-day hot food menu in the coffee shop,
  • Provides free wifi for business working
  • Provides employment for 7 staff and a great working environment and friendship group for a team of volunteers, promoting confidence, experience and companionship,
  • Has a shop choir made up of staff and volunteers,
  • Aims to be environmentally aware and use paper straws and eco-friendly takeaway cups and lids wherever we can.

We thank you very much for your support and will keep you posted on our progress.

Best regards,

Louise Jones, Hughenden Village Store and Coffee Shop