Copy deadline: Mon 1st March
Printing: Wed 17th March
Magazine distribution: Mon 22nd March
As it is likely that we will still be under some form of Covid-19 restrictions the distribution date may have to flex.
Contributions are welcome from clubs and societies, and anyone who has a particular hobby or interest, job or post. So perhaps you have time to fill right now or a latent wish to write for the magazine. For example you could write about:
‘I always wanted to be ******, but instead I/we became ******’
‘I/we would like to organise a musical event’
‘I/we could help with Scouts, Guides, Brownies or Cubs and get then their own hut’
‘I grew up in *****’
We are also looking for photographs illustrating your lockdown experience and particularly, good photos for in the Hughenden News and on its cover; don’t be shy.
A big thank you to all who contributed before Christmas.
Press Release from Buckinghamshire Council, 08 September 2020
Get involved in shaping your local community
Buckinghamshire’s 16 new Community Boards officially launch this week as the first public-facing meetings with local communities take place.
The community boards have been created to bring the new council and communities together, giving people the opportunity to speak up and get actively involved in improving their local area. They now have a key role in helping local areas to recover from the impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic.
The AGM will take place via Zoom, starting at 7.15 p.m. to allow people to establish their Zoom connection, the meeting proper will start at 7.30 p.m.
AGM Agenda and Nominations Form Although the form states that nominations must be received in advance, our Constitution does allow nominations on the day.
Items from the AGM of 2019, that require approval:
Nomination forms for any of the Officers (Chair, Treasurer, Secretary, Vice-Chair) are also available from the Secretary (firstname.lastname@example.org ). Note that the current joint-Chairs wish to stand down so if you are interested please step up! More details are here..
Buckinghamshire Council has pledged to support this year’s Great British September Clean, a campaign run by environmental charity Keep Britain Tidy.
The campaign, usually known as the Great British Spring Clean, was postponed in March due to Coronavirus and has been rescheduled for 11-27 September 2020. Over 600,000 people countrywide have promised to give up their time and take action to clean up Britain’s streets, parks and beaches.
On Wednesday 22nd July Shona Hadwen, Clerk to the Hughenden Parish Council will be leaving us to return to Scotland.
Shona has been a great support locally, and to the Hughenden Valley Residents Association in particular, regularly forwarding important relevant information.
She will be missed by many of us.
On Wednesday Shona will be handing over to the new Clerk, Melanie Woof, who has worked as Deputy Chair Officer for BALC, which Parish Councils refer to for directives. She has also been a Chair of a Parish Council and will start here immediately.
We would like to wish Shona a happy future in the Isles of Scotland. Our loss is their gain.
Melanie, despite her valuable experience will find it a challenge to arrive during our down time of Covid-19, as well as liaison with the new Buckinghamshire Council, the gradually fading District Council and changes to CAPS.
Welcome and good Luck.
Angus and Janet (Co-chairs, Hughenden Valley Residents Association)
With the reopening of the remaining four of Buckinghamshire’s household recycling centres on May 29 using local traffic control schemes to manage any queuing, the full recycling centre network has now been running for over a week and has settled into its ‘new normal’ mode of operating.
The Annual General Meeting (AGM) for 2020 will be held as soon as is practicable under Covid-19 lockdown regulations.
The position of Chair has been held jointly by Angus & Janet Idle for the past six years and they have now decided to step down for a well-earned rest.
Consequently, we are looking for a new Chair or joint Chairs who can inspire us with good leadership qualities and can drive forward the aims and objects of the HVRA.
Nomination papers are available from the Secretary (email@example.com), also on the HVRA web page (https://hughendenresidents.org/ ) & published in the Hughenden News.