Buckinghamshire & Milton Keynes Environmental Records Centre – survey of King George V field on Saturday 14th August.

In order to help the Buckinghamshire & Milton Keynes Environmental Records Centre and the Village Hall Management Committee better understand the wild insects which call this area home the Bucks Invertebrate Group have very kindly agreed to help us by carrying out an informal survey of King George V field on Saturday 14th August.

More details of the survey


Stoke Mandeville Stadium open for walk-in COVID vaccines every day in July


News from the Integrated Care Partnership (ICP)
21 July 2021

On behalf of Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust

Walk-in COVID vaccinations are now available at Stoke Mandeville Stadium every day throughout the rest of July.

Now, anyone who wants to grab a jab can simply turn up at the Guttman Centre site within the stadium, with no need to book first.

The centre, run by Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust, can vaccinate up to 600 people a day. It is welcoming anyone aged 18 and over who needs a Pfizer first or second dose – please ensure you leave at least eight weeks between doses.

The doors are open from 9.30am-7pm every day.

For updates on dates and times of drop-in vaccine centres in Bucks, and all local vaccination news, go to: https://www.buckinghamshireccg.nhs.uk/public/your-services/feeling-unwell/covid-19-vaccination-programme/local-covid-19-vaccination-updates/

Parish Councils & the Planning process

Recent changes to the process give Parish Councils slightly more say than previously. Parish Councils can now request that a planning request is reviewed by one of the Bucks Council Planning Committees, rather than it being handled by a Planning Officer. The latter is the case for the majority of cases – which are either straightforward & approved or fail for fairly obvious reasons. Details in the link below.

Planning Engagement Summary

Dept for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS)

Would you like to contribute to government policy? We, the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS), are currently researching the impact of mobile coverage in rural areas. This is part of our Shared Rural Network programme which aims to increase mobile network coverage across the UK to 95%. Now, we want to find out how this programme can help you in your daily life. 

We particularly want to hear from you if you live or work in rural UK! You can participate via this linkhttps://dcms.eu.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_7QWTy9OUU4PNnmK

Or email Laura.Hensel@dcms.gov.uk to request to complete the survey over the telephone.

Important Message from Hughenden Valley Pharmacy:

Every Friday at 6pm for the local community Hughenden Valley pharmacy is offering a walk-in vaccination service for ages 18 years and above for Pfizer vaccination. This is so vaccination doses for patients that did not turn up do not go to waste.

Frequently asked questions:

1) can I come before 6pm? No only from 6pm

2) will I definitely get a vaccination if I turn up? Sorry first come first serve and only if there is some spare.

3) Can I call the surgery or pharmacy to see if there is any spare? Please do not do this they will not know and you will be blocking a telephone line.

4) Do I need to bring anything? Just yourself and your NHS number.https://w3w.co/firms.itself.petalhttps://www.nhs.uk/…/online-services/find-nhs-number/…

News from the Integrated Care Partnership (ICP)

People aged 18-39 urged to book their Pfizer COVID jab at Stoke Mandeville clinics this weekend.

People aged 18-39 who have not yet had their COVID-19 vaccine can book an appointment for their first Pfizer jab at a series of clinics in Stoke Mandeville this weekend.

Please note – these will not be drop-in clinics, but should be booked via the National Booking System.

Clinics will be running throughout the day on Friday, 25, Saturday, 26, and Sunday, 27 June, at Stoke Mandeville Stadium (also known as The Guttman Centre). These are only available for people aged 18-39 who have not had their first jab yet.

To book your appointment, simply go to https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/coronavirus-vaccination/book-coronavirus-vaccination/ or call 119 for free.

Drainage Works in the Valley

Thames Water are currently carrying out drainage works up in Warrendene Road for a serious amount of work. We understand that the sewage inspection pits in the road are being re-rendered around the tops and the lids will then be sealed.

The purpose of this is to prevent the entry of surface water into the sewage system, which contributes significantly to the overloading of the system in Hughenden Valley.

We understand this work will be carried out over several weeks and go right down Valley Road as well as Warrendene. There may be disruption to road users as parts of the sewage system in upper Valley Road run along the centre of the road.

New drop-in vaccine clinics at Stoke Mandeville Stadium this weekend

A drop-in clinic is opening at Stoke Mandeville stadium this weekend for eligible members of the public to get their first or second Astra Zeneca COVID-19 vaccine without a pre-booked appointment.

The drop-in clinics will be open on:

  • Friday 4 June – 10am to 12:30pm and 2:30pm to 5pm
  • Saturday 5 June – 9:30am to 1pm

Regardless of whether you are a permanent Buckinghamshire resident or not, anyone aged over 40 who has not yet had their first vaccine or those over 18 who need their second jab (a minimum of 4 weeks after their first) is eligible to attend. All you need is your name, date of birth and NHS number. You can find your NHS number online.

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