15 September 2017

BULLETIN FOR BURNHAM NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH COORDINATORS TO FORWARD TO THEIR MEMBERS (and for representatives of other community groups to cascade down to their members) (Items to me by Thursday evenings please!)

ANOTHER COMPUTER SCAM REPORTED BY A MEMBER

“Just experienced an attempt to take over my computer.

Using Firefox, it became corrupted and pop-up box appeared with alarm sounding. Computer apparently disabled.

Message advised calling Microsoft on 08000885258 which I did but declined a convincing attempt to take remote control of computer

Called Microsoft direct and they confirmed scam attempt and gave advice on removing popup box using task manager.

Had to uninstall Firefox as still corrupted”

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FLU JABS

A reminder that Burnham Health Centre are now booking appointments for flu jobs for those who are entitled to them.

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ST. PETER’S CHURCH FETE

Saturday 16th September, at the Garibaldi Pub at the bottom of the High Street from 10am-1pm

There will be a raffle, tombolas, games, crockery smashing, lots of stalls with many bargains to be had.

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LIBRARY DRAMA EVENING, 22nd September.

There are still some tickets available for Lexi Wolfe in her one woman show, Mrs Oscar Wilde. Tickets are priced at £12 and £10 for members of the Friends of Burnham Library , available from Library Reception or online at website www.friendsofburnhamlibrary.org . The evening starts at 7 pm with buffet with wine. The performance starts at 8 pm.

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MORE LIBRARY DATES FOR YOUR DIARY

OCTOBER 27 AND 28.. . Drama Showcase IV , 7 pm for 8 pm. with Slough Writers presenting five short plays that test the characters to the limit and ask “how do they cope”. Tickets available soon. £10 for Friends of the Library, or £12 to include buffet and a glass of wine.

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BURNHAM YOUTH CENTRE

The AGM for Burnham Youth centre will take place on September 27th at 7.30 pm at the Youth Centre in Minniecroft Road. RSVP to burnhamyouthcentre@outlook.com. There has been a lot of discussion recently about the temporary closure of the Centre and its future after the success it has been having with younger people. With a further outbreak of graffiti damage to equipment in the park recently caused by young children, it’s essential there is a creative local centre for their energies so hopefully as many people as possible will attend this meeting.

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QUIZ NIGHT – ROTARY CLUB OF BURNHAM BEECHES

This Community Cheese & Wine challenge will take place on Saturday 21st October at 7.30 pm at Caldicott School, Crown Lane. £9 per ticket, includes a drink on arrival and cheese planner on table. Team tables of up to 8 people. Individual tickets also available Doors open 7pm quiz starts 7.30 pm. Email or call Mark Thomes: mthomas@thomassands.co.ik 01628 667974

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ROAD CLOSURES

THE BUCKINGHAMSHIRE COUNTY COUNCIL (Lent Rise Road, Burnham)

(TEMPORARY PROHIBITION OF THROUGH TRAFFIC) ORDER, 2017

BUCKINGHAMSHIRE COUNTY COUNCIL has made an Order, which will temporarily prohibit any vehicle from proceeding,

except for access, in that length of Lent Rise Road, Burnham, which commences from junction of Hag Hill Lane to its

junction with Coalmans Way.

The alternative route for vehicles affected by the closure will be via Lent Rise Road, Bath Road, Huntercombe Lane

North, Stomp Road and vice versa.

The closure is required whilst Transport for Buckinghamshire works take place and it is anticipated that the works will

commence on 3 October 2017 and will take approximately 5 days between 0930 and 1530 each day to complete.

The Order will come into operation on 3 October 2017 when the appropriate signs are lawfully displayed and will

continue for a period not exceeding eighteen months or until the said works have been completed whichever is the

earlier.

Penalties for not observing these restrictions will be as prescribed by the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 and the Road

Traffic Act 1991.

Dated 22 September 2017

THE BUCKINGHAMSHIRE COUNTY COUNCIL

(Dorney Wood Road, Burnham)

(TEMPORARY PROHIBITION OF THROUGH TRAFFIC) ORDER, 2017

BUCKINGHAMSHIRE COUNTY COUNCIL has made an Order, which will temporarily prohibit any vehicle from proceeding,

except for access, in that length of Dorney Wood Road, Burnham, which commences from its junction with Dropmore

Road to its junction with Longmead Lane.

The alternative route for vehicles affected by the closure will be via Longmead Lane, Green Lane, Britwell Road,

Dropmore Road, Dorney Wood Road and vice versa.

The closure is required whilst Transport for Buckinghamshire works take place and it is anticipated that the works will

commence on 9 October 2017 and will take approximately 15 days between 0800 and 1700 each day to complete.

The Order will come into operation on 9 October 2017 when the appropriate signs are lawfully displayed and will

continue for a period not exceeding eighteen months or until the said works have been completed whichever is the

earlier.

Penalties for not observing these restrictions will be as prescribed by the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 and the Road

Traffic Act 1991.

Dated 22 September 2017

REMINDER ABOUT GROVE ROAD CLOSURE (Off Britwell Road)

Road closure from 9 – 11th October
https://apps.roadworks.org/downloads/tm/ttro-application-form-mk-new-174458-3063934.pdf

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Ana Maria Gherghe, 23, of Carlton Road, Slough, Berkshire, was convicted at High Wycombe Magistrates Court on 26 July 2017 for a fly tipping offence, after pleading guilty.

The Court heard that on 23February 2017 Thames Valley Police officers discovered fly tipped household waste in a ditch in Billet Lane, Iver, Buckinghamshire. The dumped waste included black plastic bin sacks, a plastic bag, a pair of shoes, a wooden chair and a bed frame. Correspondence found within the dumped waste was traced to Ms Gherghe’s home address.

The investigation was passed to the Waste Partnership for Buckinghamshire and Ms Gherghe was interviewed at a police station, where she admitted that she had driven alone to Billet Lane, Iver, at approximately 10pm on 22 February 2017, then pulled over and dumped her household waste in a ditch at the side of the road.

The Magistrates fined Ms Gherghe £320 and ordered her to pay £648 towards prosecution costs, plus £32 in victim surcharge. The total to pay was therefore £1,000.

South Bucks District Council Cabinet Member for Environment Luisa Sullivan, speaking on behalf of the Waste Partnership for Buckinghamshire, said: "Instead of going to her local household recycling centre and disposing of her household waste for free, this woman instead drove into the countryside and left it in a ditch. This highly irresponsible act has left her with a conviction and £1,000 to pay."

The case was investigated and prosecuted by Buckinghamshire County Council working on behalf of the Waste Partnership for Buckinghamshire. The Waste Partnership launched the 'Illegal Dumping Costs' campaign in November 2003 to combat illegal dumping and waste management offences in Buckinghamshire. Since that date the Partnership has secured over 600 convictions against individuals and companies for illegal dumping and related offences. This has resulted in a significant saving to the Buckinghamshire taxpayer over the period, principally through reduced removal and disposal costs.

If you see any dumped waste please report it as soon as possible online at http://old.buckscc.gov.uk/fly

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News from Buckinghamshire County Council 14 September 2017

Fly-tipping surveillance pays off again

Dozens of fly-tipping hotspots across Buckinghamshire are now monitored by surveillance cameras in the Waste Partnership for Buckinghamshire's ongoing campaign against people who illegally dump their waste in the countryside - and this valuable enforcement tool has once again provided the evidence to bring a successful prosecution.

Nicholas John Gray, a 63-year-old man from Templewood Lane, Farnham Common, attended High Wycombe Magistrates Court on 6 September 2017, and pleaded guilty to an offence of fly-tipping.

The court was told that on 2 June 2017, Gray was filmed by a hidden camera on Thompkins Lane, Burnham, dumping two large mechanical armchairs in an isolated picturesque location on the edge of Burnham Beeches.

In mitigation Gray told the court that his mother had died recently, and he was clearing out her house in order to sell it. He explained that he used a works van to transport the chairs to the lane in Burnham.

Magistrates fined Mr Gray £861, and he was ordered to pay £885.67 - the entire costs incurred by the council - and a victim surcharge of £86. The total to pay was £1,832.67.

South Bucks District Council Cabinet Member for Environment Luisa Sullivan, speaking on behalf of the Waste Partnership for Buckinghamshire, said: "Yet again hidden surveillance cameras have led to the identification and subsequent conviction of a Buckinghamshire resident for an antisocial, unsightly and potentially costly fly tipping offence. The county's Household Recycling Centres provide full facilities for the disposal of residents' waste - if instead you choose to dump your waste illegally, it's quite possible that you too will end up with a conviction."

The case was prosecuted by Buckinghamshire County Council working on behalf of the Waste Partnership for Buckinghamshire. The Waste Partnership launched the 'Illegal Dumping Costs' campaign in November 2003 to combat illegal dumping and waste management offences in Buckinghamshire. Since that date the Partnership has secured over 600 convictions against individuals and companies for illegal dumping and related offences. On average, since April 2010, there has been at least one conviction per week for illegal dumping offences in Buckinghamshire. This has resulted in a halving of reported incidents and a significant saving to the Buckinghamshire taxpayer over the period, principally through reducing removal and disposal costs.

If you see any dumped waste please report it as soon as possible online at http://old.buckscc.gov.uk/fly

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Wendy Strathdee

Area NHW Coordinator, Burnham

Email: wendy@strathdee. org.uk


8 September 2017

BULLETIN FOR BURNHAM NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH COORDINATORS TO FORWARD TO THEIR MEMBERS (and for representatives of other community groups to cascade down to their members) (Items to me by Thursday evenings please!)POLICE UPDATEA quiet week in Burnham with no burglaries or thefts from cars reported.

With the darker evenings coming, a reminder for cyclists to check they have adequate lighting on their bikes and ensure they are wearing high visibility clothing after dark. They become very vulnerable when they cannot be clearly seen.

*** REAL OR FAKE ? Having just received the message below I suspect this is almost certainly a fake due to the highlighted poor spelling. I don’t have a student loan - (be even more wary if you do!) so please take this as a warning to be very careful about checking the authenticity of any message you receive by checking with the sender via a correct website address.

Application for student finance submitted - Academic Year 2017/18
Dear Student,

Due to incomplete student information update provided to the Student Loans Company (SLC). Most Accounts have been suspended due to inaccuracy, and we strictly advice every student to update their information.

What happens nexts?

Update your details with us, click the link provided below and fill in your information securely.

Update your student finance login security details securely

What you should not do?

Please do not click on any link attached in emails such as http:// OR www. as we would not ask you to do so

If you do need to send us evidence, it's important that you send us everything we've asked for. If we have to contact you for any missing information or evidence it could delay your application further.

How can I check the progress of my application?

You can do this by visiting www.gov.uk/studentfinance and logging in to your account page, where you can also:

update your personal details, password and secret answer

update your bank account details

see any letters or emails we've sent you

Yours sincerely

Student Finance England

Please do not reply to this email as it has been automatically produced from an address which cannot accept incoming mail.


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As internet communications are capable of data corruption it may be inappropriate to rely on advice or opinions contained in an e-mail without obtaining written confirmation of it. This footnote also confirms that this email message has been swept for the presence of computer viruses, however we do not accept any liability or responsibility for resultant virus infection. Opinions and views expressed in this e-mail are those of the sender and may not reflect the opinions and views of The Student Loans Company Limited.

The Student Loans Company Ltd registered office is at 21 St Thomas Street, Bristol, BS1 6JS and it is registered in England Company No. 02401034, VAT No. 556 4352 32.

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LAST REMINDER
Get rid of all your old £1 coins before 15th October when they cease becoming legal tender. Shops & banks won’t accept them after this date.

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NEW HOME SOUGHT for BLACK and WHITE CAT (A plea from Stoke Poges NHW)

A new home is sought for Lucy.

Lucy is a mature black and white cat and is 15 years old.

Due to an imminent house move, Lucy will become homeless.

She is a lovable, affectionate, well behaved, quiet cat and enjoys sitting on a cushion.

If you have room for her please contact Ian on - T : 01753 - 663977.

A picture available on request from Naomi - T : 01753 - 663305 ; E : naomi.arnold33@gmail.com

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GARDENING MAGAZINES - WINTER READING?

I have a carrier bag full of back copies of RHS magazines The Garden which I’m reluctant to throw away if a garden lover would enjoy some free winter reading/browsing. Collection from me. Contact: wendy@strathdee.org.uk

If you’re a regular subscriber to hobby/interest magazines which you accumulate, feel free to dispose of them via this NHW messaging facility, rather than simply put them in the recycling bin so that somebody else may have the benefit of them.

***ST. PETER’S CHURCH FETE

Saturday 16th September, at the Garibaldi Pub at the bottom of the High Street from 10am-1pm

There will be a raffle, tombolas, games, crockery smashing, lots of stalls with many bargains to be had.


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GUIDED WALK at BURNHAM BEECHES - Sunday, 17 SEPTEMBER

Guided walk on the history of Burnham Beeches - Sunday, 17 SEPTEMBER at 1 pm

Meeting at the information point near the café

Places need to be booked on - T : 01753 - 647358

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BURNHAM BEECHES NEWSLETTER
Click here for September edition: http://mailchi.mp/cityoflondon/17qkaprwtl-1535385?e=3639b5bf4f

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MY BUCKS MAGAZINE

September edition of Bucks CC magazine here:

http://mybucks.buckscc.gov.uk/september-2017

(Note the item about public tours of Greatmoor Energy Recycling Plant on 23rd September and 25th November – prior booking essential. Also facilities for school visits).

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BOPAG (BUCKS OLDER PERSONS GROUP) NEWSLETTER

Latest version attached.

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LIONS QUIZ NIGHT – 26TH OCTOBER

£10 per person, including buffet. Full details on the attached poster.

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LIBRARY DRAMA EVENING, 22nd September.

There are still some tickets available for Lexi Wolfe in her one woman show, Mrs Oscar Wilde. Tickets are priced at £12 and £10 for members of the Friends of Burnham Library , available from Library Reception or online at website www.friendsofburnhamlibrary.org . The evening starts at 7 pm with buffet with wine. The performance starts at 8 pm.


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LIBRARY TALK

On SATURDAY…21 October ……Author Susanna Beard will be giving a talk about her new book “Dare To Remember” in the library commencing at 2 pm. Tickets £1.

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NOTIFICATION OF THE BURNHAM FOUNDATION AGM 2017

The Burnham Foundation AGM will be held on September 13th 2017, in Burnham Library, commencing at 19:30.

Following the formal AGM, Paul Mitchel - Designer and Photographer based in Burnham High Street, will be our guest speaker - "Appreciating the environment around Burnham in photographs".

Light refreshments will be available from 19:00.

To assist with catering, could you please advise if you are coming along. (email: lesandlynda@hotmail.co.uk)

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GROVE ROAD CLOSURE (Off Britwell Road)

Advance warning about road closure from 9 – 11th October
https://apps.roadworks.org/downloads/tm/ttro-application-form-mk-new-174458-3063934.pdf
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News from Buckinghamshire County Council

29 August 2017

Driver convicted after customer dumps cannabis waste

Mohammed Al Haddad , a 34-year-old man from St Peters Grove, Hammersmith, London W6, attended High Wycombe Magistrates Court on 2 August 2017, pleading guilty to an offence of fly tipping.

The court was told that at 20 minutes past midnight on 20November 2016, Mr Al Haddad was filmed by a hidden camera installed by investigators from the Waste Partnership for Buckinghamshire at The Gore, Burnham, Buckinghamshire. Images were taken of a passenger from Mr Al Haddad's van dumping a significant quantity of waste at the side of the road.

His solicitor told the court that Mr Al Haddad was paid to transport the bags of waste by a customer who travelled with him. The customer told Mr Al Haddad to pull over in The Gore, and proceeded to dump the bags by the roadside. On investigation, it was found that the bags contained waste generated from the production of cannabis.

Giving credit for an early guilty plea, the magistrates fined Mr Al Haddad £584, ordered him to pay £1,000 towards the council’s costs, and levied a victim surcharge of £58. The total to pay was £1,642.

South Bucks District Council Cabinet Member for Environment Luisa Sullivan, speaking on behalf of the Waste Partnership for Buckinghamshire, said: "This man was hired as a driver with a van, and ended up being complicit in fly tipping carried out by his customer. With our 24/7 surveillance cameras deployed at numerous fly tipping hotspots, anyone in charge of a vehicle that is involved in illegal dumping should be aware that they could well end up in court".

The case was investigated and prosecuted by Buckinghamshire County Council working on behalf of the Waste Partnership for Buckinghamshire. The Waste Partnership launched the 'Illegal Dumping Costs' campaign in November 2003 to combat illegal dumping and waste management offences in Buckinghamshire. Since that date the Partnership has secured over 600 convictions against individuals and companies for illegal dumping and related offences. This has resulted in a significant saving to the Buckinghamshire taxpayer over the period, principally through reduced removal and disposal costs.

If you see any dumped waste please report it as soon as possible online at http://old.buckscc.gov.uk/fly

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35 CHILDRENS CENTRES ACROSS BUCKS FACE THE AXE

See here for public consultation: http://www.bucksfreepress.co.uk/news/15496350.35_children_s_centres_across_county_face_axe/

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News from Buckinghamshire County Council 4 September 2017

You said, we’re listening - consultation on changes to early help services for children and families extended

The consultation on a new approach to supporting children and families with early help has been extended until 16 October and further detail added following a mid-consultation review.

Available online at www.buckscc.gov.uk/earlyhelp the consultation seeks feedback on a new way of supporting children and families earlier to prevent them needing more intensive help from social care services in the future.

The consultation which launched on 14 July 2017 has been running for seven weeks and has received over 1900 responses to date.

Following a mid-point review of responses the council have added further information on the current services included, as well as how these might change and what the proposed new service could look like.

The consultation outlines proposals for a new approach to helping children and families, to ensure small problems don’t get bigger and too difficult to manage. From money worries, parenting tips, behavioural issues right through to support with mental health and domestic abuse - the proposal is to work with families to tackle all of their problems at the same time.

This will mean changes to existing early help services that the council deliver or commission. These are:

  • Bucks Family Information Service
  • Children’s centres
  • Advice and support for young people through Connexions (Adviza)
  • Early Help coordinators
  • Families First
  • Family Resilience
  • Support for children who have lived with Domestic Violence
  • Support for parents through Barnardo’s
  • Young carers support
  • Youth Services
  • A new Early Help service would replace all of these existing services, bringing them together to create one service with teams of family workers based in the local community. This will mean they can reach out to these families to work with them at home or in places they are most comfortable. This could be a local community venue, their school or a coffee shop.

    The proposal would see nine Early Help bases in the areas of highest need providing targeted support. Families will be offered one to one support or invited to activities such as parenting courses and partner led sessions (for example, breastfeeding support run by health visitors) for those who need this support. Other group sessions may be run in other community settings, such as schools or village halls, depending on the demand. In the proposed new service, there will not be a ‘drop in’ option at the new Early Help bases for children and families.

    There has been a steady increase in the number of children and families needing support from children’s services in the last few years. This, along with less money in the public purse means that the Council are reviewing how to deliver services better to help the children and families who need it the most.

    Proposals for change follows a review of current services supporting children and families and best practice taking place across the country. This highlighted that support isn’t always reaching children and families who are most in need of our help, quickly enough or in the right ways. It also showed there are many families who get support from a number of organisations to help with problems they are facing as a family but this isn’t always joined up.

    Warren Whyte, Cabinet Member for Children’s Services said: “I am really pleased there has been such a good response to the consultation so far. I want people to know that we are listening, which is why we have added more information about what the proposed change could mean for current services and the future. We want to make sure that people have as much information as possible to be able to give their views and have the time to respond fully. I am committed to making sure we get this right for families in Buckinghamshire.

    Our aim is to make sure we provide the right early help services at the right time to the families that need them most. We know that some of our current services don’t always reach those families, and our public services don’t have the resources to continue to support services for all in the same way any more. We want to join up services for families to make it much easier for residents who need help to obtain it.

    I’d encourage you to have your say and help us shape the very best services for children and their families for the future.”

    The consultation has been extended to 16 October 2017. It is available online at www.buckscc.gov.uk/earlyhelp and residents can also complete it online in their local library.

    People that have already responded to the consultation are welcome to respond again if their views have changed following the additional information added this week.

    For further information on Early Help, the Early Intervention Foundation website provides information and resources: http://www.eif.org.uk/
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    Free Heritage Open Day Event at Stoke Poges Memorial Gardens

    Stoke Poges Memorial Gardens is once again hosting a free Heritage Open Day event on Sunday September 10 from 2pm to 4.30pm.

    This is a unique opportunity to have a guided walk through the 80 year old, Grade I listed gardens and see historic sites connected to the poet Thomas Gray spanning several centuries. You will visit historic St Giles' Church, which was mentioned in the Domesday Book, catch a glimpse of the grand Manor House built in 1555, visit the Thomas Gray Monument and tomb (1770's - 90's), have a go at ringing the church bells and to top it all off, enjoy a cup of tea at the exclusive Stoke Park Mansion from 4pm.

    South Bucks District Councillor Luisa Sullivan, Portfolio Holder for Environment said: “We hope lots people will take the opportunity to visit these beautiful Gardens for what promises to be a very informative day. Tea at Stoke Park is limited to 20 people so book today to avoid disappointment.”

    Please book to ensure your free place by phoning 01753 523744 or by emailing memorial.gardens@southbucks.gov.uk.

    Visitors are asked to meet at the office at 2pm.

    Address:

    Stoke Poges Memorial Gardens
    Church Lane
    Stoke Poges
    Buckinghamshire
    SL2 4NZ

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    News from Buckinghamshire County Council 4 September 2017

    Volunteers sought to uphold high standards

    Two volunteers are being sought to help Buckinghamshire County Council promote and maintain high standards of conduct among elected Councillors.

    They will work with County Council Monitoring Officer Sarah Ashmead, should a complaint be made about the conduct of a Councillor. They will give advice on conduct matters and their help will be available to any Councillor who may be the subject of a complaint.

    The Chairman of the County Council's Regulatory and Audit Committee, David Martin, said: "Elected Councillors must adhere always to the highest ethical standards and comply with the County Council code of conduct in all aspects of their duties.

    "It's important that those who elect them have a say in ensuring the highest standards are met. That's why we are looking for volunteers from the public who have a broad range of experience, good communication skills, independence of mind, and a commitment to maintaining high standards in public life."

    Applications to serve in the role of 'Independent Person' are open until Friday 29 September, and www.buckscc.gov.uk/independentpersons has details on how to apply.

    Candidates should have an interest in or knowledge of local government and ethical governance. Experience in public, private, voluntary or charitable sectors is desirable . Training will be given and an expenses are payable.

    For further information please contact: Richard Wells, on 01296 382444 or out of hours on 07825 430978

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    News from Buckinghamshire County Council5 SEPTEMBER 2017

    Have your say on education and skills for children and young people in Buckinghamshire

    People are being encouraged to get involved in a consultation about education and skills for children and young people across Buckinghamshire.

    The consultation, available at www.buckscc.gov.uk/have-your-say, aims to gather views on how the council can ensure that children and young people in Buckinghamshire have the best opportunities and are able to reach their potential through education and skills development.

    There are a number of issues affecting education both nationally and locally.

    To address these issues the council are reviewing how they support and work with schools and those who provide education and learning in Bucks to develop an Education and Skills strategy.

    The consultation asks for people’s views on what is important to include in the council’s plans for children’s education and skills development to give them the best start and chance of future success.

    Mike APPLEYARD, Cabinet Member for Education and Skills said: “Giving children and young people the best start in life and a good education is my top priority. The education world is constantly changing so we need to ensure we are able to move and change with it.

    We want to know what is working well and what we could be doing better to ensure we can support schools, colleges and early years settings to give our children the best chance of success and reach their potential.

    I’m encouraging you all to take a few minutes of your day to let us know what is important to you in your role as parents, guardians, educators and even future employers of Bucks children. Children are our workers and leaders of tomorrow so their education and skill development is crucial for the future of our county.”

    To respond to the consultation go to www.buckscc.gov.uk/have-your-say . The consultation closes on Tuesday, 24 OCTOBER 2017.

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    WEEKEND EDUCATIONAL PERFORMING ARTS SCHOOL for YOUNGSTERS

    Creative Beginnings is a weekend educational performing arts school for 6 -16 year olds, offering outstanding tuition in Drama, Musical Theatre and Film and TV.

    Students will train at the world’s leading Pinewood Studios ; home of some of the most popular blockbuster locations, such as James Bond, Star Wars, Beauty and the Beast and the remake of Mary Poppins. Our classes are kept small, with a maximum of ten. This is the equivalent of 15 minutes one-to-one tuition.

    Creative Beginnings will equip students with invaluable life skills, inspire confidence, nurture talent, maximise communication and delivery skills ; provide initial training for a future career in the arts or just provide fun every weekend!

    Few spaces left ! To book your space please call Kristy on - M : 07816 - 146211 or E : kristy@creative-beginnings.com

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    Wendy Strathdee

    Area NHW Coordinator, Burnham


    1 September 2017

    BULLETIN FOR BURNHAM NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH COORDINATORS TO FORWARD TO THEIR MEMBERS (and for representatives of other community groups to cascade down to their members) (Items to me by Thursday evenings please!)

    POLICE ALERT

    This happened in Farnham Common but Burnham residents are warned to be aware in case this individual migrates to Burnham.

    This evening I answered the door to a man who said he was from J &M Property Maintenance who said that my gutter bracket had broken and he could clean and replace it for £45.00. I had been in the garden a few days ago watching a bird on the roof and would have noticed anything wrong.

    I suspect that damage was caused and a cold call made to offer a repair. I rejected the offer of course but wondered if you warned other vulnerable groups of people were in the area.

    The caller was wearing a black top with J & M Property in green on the left side and spoke like a traveller type.

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    TABLE TENNIS IN THE PARK
    The two outdoor table tennis tables have now been relocated to their permanent concrete base in Burnham Park near the library park entrance. They are free to use. Bring your own bats or balls, or they can be borrowed from the library or Burnham Park Hall for a £10 deposit or the temporary deposit of your mobile phone.

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    JENNERY LANE TOILETS
    Unfortunately these are currently closed due to another wave of vandalism. If you are aware of the culprits, please report them to the police. A great deal of money was spent renovating these and this is the second closure due to vandalism. Their closure causes a great deal of discomfort and inconvenience to local residents.

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    LIBRARY DRAMA EVENING, 22nd September.

    There are still some tickets available for Lexi Wolfe in her one woman show, Mrs Oscar Wilde.

    Tickets are priced at £12 and £10 for members of the Friends of Burnham Library , available from Library Reception or online at website www.friendsofburnhamlibrary.org . The evening starts at 7 pm with buffet with wine. The performance starts at 8 pm.


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    NOTIFICATION OF THE BURNHAM FOUNDATION AGM 2017

    The Burnham Foundation AGM will be held on September 13th 2017, in Burnham Library, commencing at 19:30.

    Following the formal AGM, Paul Mitchel - Designer and Photographer based in Burnham High Street, will be our guest speaker - "Appreciating the environment around Burnham in photographs".

    Light refreshments will be available from 19:00.

    To assist with catering, could you please advise if you are coming along. (email: lesandlynda@hotmail.co.uk)

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    FREE TO A GOOD HOME (From Stoke Poges NHW) Please contact individuals direct.

    * Free: Large box of clothes hangers, otherwise destined for landfill. (charity shops don’t want them as they don’t match).

    Claire - M : 07905 - 214812

    *****

    * Pine curtain pole - approx 69 " long excluding decorative ends complete with 18 rings and fittings.

    Pam - T : 01753 - 662712

    *****

    * I have some wooden folding garden furniture that hasn’t been out of the shed for years.

    There are 6 chairs and covers, 2 of the larger tables and 4 of the small ones.

    Mike - E : mike@sol.uk.net

    *****

    * I have a glass fish tank, with associated tank accessories, which is no longer needed. Needs a clean up !

    Wendy - M : 07831 - 182497

    *****

    * Zanussi washing machine in good working order

    * Bosch dishwasher in good working order

    * Creda free standing order - in good working order

    * Wardrobe units (3) as picture below

    * Buyer collects from Stoke Poges

    * 3 seater and 2 seater sofas by Parker Knoll. In good condition. In dusky pink dralon fabric

    * 3 seater approximate measurements are 6' 6" long x 3' deep

    * 2 seater approximate measurements are 4' 2" long x 3' deep

    Brenda - E : btkalaw@aol.com ; or M: 07831 - 500142

    *****

    * Stair gate with extension piece

    * Baby bouncing chair

    * Small plastic table with 4 chairs - suitable for garden or playroom for age 18 months to 4 years

    * Small trike for under 2 - 4 year old- well used but still OK

    * Cricket set for young child

    Sue - M : 07971 - 404457

    *****

    WANTED

    * Has anyone got a man's bike which they would be willing to donate/sell cheaply to someone on home leave for a few months ? Should be in reasonable condition and roadworthy.

    Jenny - T : 01753 - 643872.

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    FROM SOUTH BUCKS DISTRICT COUNCILDear Community Stakeholders

    Please find below the link to the South Bucks Community and Wellbeing Plan 2017-2020 which has now been agreed by Council. The Plan provides a clear vision as to how South Bucks District Council will work in partnership to help improve local services and facilities over the next three years. Consultation with yourselves, Chiltern and South Bucks Strategic Partnership, District Councillors and Town/Parish Councils groups took place last summer and since then the Plan has been developed and put through the Council’s formal decision-making process.

    http://www.southbucks.gov.uk/CommunityWellbeingPlan

    The Plan is implemented through individual work plans and if you would like to discuss the Community and Wellbeing Plan in more detail, or discuss joint working / project collaboration, then do not hesitate to contact us.

    Kind regards

    Christine

    Christine Gardner BA MBA

    Active Communities Officer

    Joint Community & Leisure Team

    Tel: 01895 837220

    Mobile: 07730692689

    Email: cgardner@chiltern.gov.uk

    The Council is seeking feedback from customers with regards to its services, a short survey can be completed at: http://www.smartsurvey.co.uk/s/healthycommunities/

    Wendy Strathdee

    Area NHW Coordinator, Burnham


    25 August 2017

    BULLETIN FOR BURNHAM NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH COORDINATORS TO FORWARD TO THEIR MEMBERS (and for representatives of other community groups to cascade down to their members)

    POLICE UPDATE
    No domestic burglaries in the past fortnight but unfortunately several thefts from motor vehicles:

    Between the 18 and 21 August a van was entered on Long Drive and various power tools taken. There were no signs of forced entry.

    Overnight between 20 and 21 August – Two separate vans were broken into on Clonmel Way, door locks were forced and various power tools and equipment taken.

    Between the 20 and 21 August number plates were removed from a vehicle parked on Gore Road.

    Between the 20 and 21 August a van parked on Stomp Road had the driver’s door lock forced and power tools taken.

    In regards to the above spate of thefts from vans – there is outstanding CCTV footage to be viewed which may lead to further enquires.

    The neighbourhood team would like to remind residents to ensure valuable tools and equipment are not on display in vehicles and all doors are locked and secure. If possible remove tools from vans overnight.

    Double Check your vehicle is secure before you leave it

    Take belongings with you

    Vehicle Alarms are a deterrent – Especially if it is not possible to remove tools from vans overnight

    Consider Security Screws to fix on number plates

    If you see anything suspicious please contact the police via the 24 hour non emergency and general enquiry number 101.
    Alternatively if you wish to provide information to the police anonymously then please call Crime Stoppers on 0800 555 111.
    Acting Sgt Roy Evans has now transferred to Chesham Neighbourhood, and has been replaced by Acting Sgt Antony Mee who took over on the 21st August 2017. Antony has a wealth of experience having worked for Thames Valley Police since 2012. As well as spending time as a uniformed police officer, Antony has worked on CID investigating some of the more serious crimes which affect our communities. Antony is looking forward to the new role and the opportunity to serve the community.

    ***

    ANOTHER TELEPHONE SCAM NOTIFIED BY A MEMBER
    “Bob received a telephone call from the telephone preference service, telephone number 0203 6305457 where they talked about nuisance calls. The person’s name was a David Wilson

    This is not the number of the telephone service (which is free).

    He became suspicious when the caller said we have your card details which runs out at the end of August but would like to confirm your details. Bob then made out he was the lodger and terminated the call.

    In the meantime will contact the real preference service to make a complaint.”

    ***

    Notification of The Burnham Foundation AGM 2017.

    The Burnham Foundation AGM will be held on September 13th 2017, in Burnham Library, commencing at 19:30.

    Following the formal AGM, Paul Mitchel - Designer and Photographer based in Burnham High Street, will be our guest speaker - "Appreciating the environment around Burnham in photographs".

    Light refreshments will be available from 19:00.

    To assist with catering, could you please advise if you are coming along. (email: lesandlynda@hotmail.co.uk)

    Regards

    Les Stuart

    Secretary Trustee The Burnham Foundation

    ***

    LIBRARY DRAMA EVENING, 22nd September.

    Tickets are been selling quickly for library drama evening,Lexi Wolfe in her one woman show, Mrs Oscar Wilde. Seating capacity is limited and tickets will be withdrawn when the maximum limit has been reached so anybody leaving booking until the last minute could be disappointed.

    Tickets are priced at £12 and £10 for members of the Friends of Burnham Library , available from Library Reception or online at website www.friendsofburnhamlibrary.org . The Library will be turned into a theatre for the evening. As we are having a slightly later start than normal at 8.00pm, we will be serving our customary buffet with wine from 7.00pm onwards and will serve wine and soft drinks in a short interval mid -performance . The Buffet is included in the ticket price. Performance details attached.

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    LIBRARY TALK

    On SATURDAY…21 October ……Author Susanna Beard will be giving a talk in the library commencing at 2 pm. Tickets £1. See attached poster for details

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    FAMILY FUN DAY – BURNHAM FOOTBALL CLUB.

    Burnham Football Club is providing its venue to support a Family Fun Day Club on Sat 26th August 2017

    on behalf of Help The Heroes . The idea has been organized by Don Ryder & his wife. There will be displays by the Army and Air Force, the Fire service and Police. Fun Fair rides, market stalls, face painting, live fund raising auction, a league home football game plus some special local famous sporting personalities and a disco to finish off the night. Bring your family for a special day. Tickets can be purchased on the day or from our club.

    Adults Family Ticket £12.00 For 2 adults + 2 Kids under 16. Single Adult £8.00 Single Child £5.00 OAP’s, Disabled £6.00 For Info Call 07440146946 / 07552419661 / 07821201895


    18 August 2017

    BULLETIN FOR BURNHAM NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH COORDINATORS TO FORWARD TO THEIR MEMBERS (and for representatives of other community groups to cascade down to their members)

    POLICE UPDATE
    There have been no burglaries or thefts from cars over the previous fortnight.

    Speeding has been identified by Burnham residents as a priority – This is one of the reasons Community Speed Watch has been re-established in conjunction with Burnham Parish Council. However, so far, the response from residents to volunteer has been disappointing; meaning the scheme may not be able to run often or at all.

    The scheme is designed to be educational by having a visual presence. This will involve roadside volunteers operating a speed indication device at locations where there is believed to be speeding issues. If you would like any more information or would like to volunteer please email paul.austin@thamesvalley.pnn.police.uk Please only use this email for Community Speed Watch questions.

    Emails relating to other issues please use: BurnhamFarnhamsTaplowNHPT@thamesvalley.pnn.police.uk

    ***

    POTENTIAL HMRC SCAM WARNING FROM A MEMBER

    “I have received what would appear to be a request for information from HMRC (Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs), saying that they are unable to trace my tax records !

    They refer also to 'attached correspondence' (of which there is none), and they are asking for my National Insurance number and various other pieces of information (employer or pension provider), but no banking details.

    Bearing in mind that my accountant has been handling my tax affairs for many years, I found this enquiry strange - and even suspicious, especially as the only return address they quote appears to be

    BX 9 1 AS

    and they do not offer a reply paid envelope, or a FREEPOST address ?

    I consulted my accountant, and he said I was right to be suspicious of the communication, and consequently I did not reply.

    Be warned.”

    ***

    LIBRARY DRAMA EVENING

    Bookings are now being taken for the next library drama evening,Lexi Wolfe in her one woman show, Mrs Oscar Wilde. The performance is to raise funds for the Library and we are pleased that Lexi has agreed a charity rate fee to help us to do so.

    Tickets are priced at £12 and £10 for members of the Friends of Burnham Library . These are available from Library Reception or online on our website www.friendsofburnhamlibrary.org . As usual we will turn the Library into a theatre for the evening. As we are having a slightly later start than normal at 8.00pm, we will be serving our customary buffet with wine from 7.00pm onwards and will serve wine and soft drinks in a short interval mid -performance . The Buffet is included in the ticket price so is excellent value - no need to eat beforehand! Details of Lexi and the play are attached.

    ***

    Twinning Association’s fun Petanque afternoon Sunday 10th September. 2 – 7 pm

    You don’t need to know how to play because members of Burnham Petanque Club will show you how and guide you through the afternoon. It’s a lot of fun. Book in advance by Friday 1st September, Choice of meal included. See attached poster for full details.

    ***

    POLICE COMMENTS on the LATEST NEWS of TRAVELLERS in our AREA

    I am aware of this group as they have been circling the Denham area for many months now. They nearly always place themselves on council land and the traveller liaison officer for Bucks County Council is well aware of them as a result. He has to follow the correct legal process for moving them on each time. Due to them being such a small group with a limited impact on the wider community Police powers don’t really come in to effect.

    With regards to the waste that was attributed to them we have evidence to suggest it was not in fact dumped by them but by others hoping that they would get the blame. In any case the legal process has to be followed each time and so for anything to change it would need lobbying at a national level to change the legislation. As I’m sure you can appreciate I cannot get involved on that political level myself and can only enforce the legislation that I am given.

    I’m not sure it that helps but it is the best explanation I can give.

    Anna

    PS 5527 DAVISON

    Neighbourhood Sergeant – Chiltern and South Bucks South

    Address Taplow Police Base, 124 Bath Road, Taplow, Bucks

    Non Emergency Number 101

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    PLEA FOR SPONSORSHIP FOR NEXT YEAR’S LONDON MARATHON

    This is one request for sponsorship I am very happy to publicise. Some of you will already know “Jotts”. For those who don’t, she has given willingly of her volunteering time for Burnham Community Association as a Director and Trustee despite the ongoing deteriorating physical problems from MS. We wish her husband Hilton every success in his marathon training and endeavours on the day.

    “Dear all,

    As most of you know I have Multiple Sclerosis, a chronic, progressive, neurological condition for which there is no cure.

    My ever supportive husband has taken on the challenge of running the London Marathon for MS-UK. Please take a moment and click on the link below to read his (our) story and donate.

    https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/hiltonlindo

    With heartfelt thanks,

    Jotts. Xxx

    Jyotika Lindo

    Director & Trustee

    Burnham Community Association

    Registered Charity 1154536 Company limited by guarantee 8364680 Registered in England & Wales

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    ADVANCE NOTICE OF ROAD CLOSURE – OCTOBER/NOVEMBER
    Below are details of diversionary route for works on the Highway by Network Rail. https://apps.roadworks.org/downloads/tm/ttro-application-form-mk-new-178965-3066422.pdf

    ***

    Press release from Chiltern & South Bucks 14 August 2017

    Affordable Warmth service may bring you in from the cold

    More people living in Chiltern and South Bucks districts will qualify for help in keeping their homes warm this winter,
    thanks to changes in setting the criteria for Energy Company Obligation grants.

    Both Councils support the Affordable Warmth Network, which provides help and advice to anyone struggling to keep their home warm and pay their energy bills. The Affordable Warmth Network is affiliated to the National Energy Foundation, aimed at improving use of energy in the homes.

    Grants are available to householders for some heating improvements and energy-saving measures, and until recently applicants had to be in receipt of certain benefits to qualify. Recognising regional differences, local authorities have now been given greater flexibility to set their own criteria to say who will be eligible for funding, although the criteria for deciding the eligible work is still set by the energy company.

    Chiltern District Council's Cabinet Member for Healthy Communities Cllr Liz Walsh said: "By giving local authorities a greater say in setting the criteria, we hope this excellent service will ensure more of our residents can keep their homes warm and energy efficient for years to come."

    South Bucks Portfolio Holder for Healthy Communities, Cllr Paul Kelly, said: "There can be nothing worse than having to make the choice between being cold in one's own home or turning up the heating and living in fear of the fuel bill arriving. Help is available through the Affordable Warmth Network and these recent changes will make help available to people who may have previously just missed out before."

    To learn more about Affordable Warmth and the help available please visit the Councils' websites:
    Chiltern District Council: www.chiltern.gov.uk/affordablewarmthSouth Bucks District Council: www.southbucks.gov.uk/affordablewarmthAlternatively, the Affordable Warmth Network can be contacted on 0800 107 0044.

    ***

    News from Buckinghamshire County Council 14 AUGUST 2017

    New guide to keep developers on track with their transport connections

    New housing estates and business parks should be well-connected to transport, say Buckinghamshire County Council. And they've drawn up new guidelines to help developers meet these needs.

    It's all in the cause of keeping the county thriving and attractive, says Mark SHAW, Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member for Transport.

    He said the guidelines would help developers to understand the County Council's ethos and values towards growth, and the high standards of community development expected, without having to wade through tomes of policies.

    "We know growth is happening in Buckinghamshire and it's important that we help this growth to happen in the right way," said Mark. "These guidelines are signposts to make it easier for developers to provide well-connected housing estates and business parks that meet their own transport needs, are healthy, safe and sustainable."

    The guidelines, which will be available online, set out County Council policies that aim to ensure new housing estates:

    Mark said that as highways authority, the County Council statutorily comments on planning applications, and he hoped these guidelines would help developers get the travel and transport aspects of their plans well-ordered to avoid time-consuming and costly alterations further down the line.

    Mark is inviting residents, businesses and developers to have their say on these guidelines for growth in Buckinghamshire through a public consultation at Link
    http://www.buckscc.gov.uk/news/new-guide-to-keep-developers-on-track-with-their-transport-connections/ which opens today (Monday, 14 AUGUST) and ends on Friday,22 SEPTEMBER .

    ***
    News from Buckinghamshire County Council 16 August 2017

    Monkey around at Black Park

    Black Park has teamed up with forest adventure company, Go Ape, to launch their first Nets Kingdom exclusively to the country park.

    The expansive network of nets, walkways and slides sits 30 feet above the ground where you can bounce, clamber and crawl your way through over 350 feet of nets and bridges between eight bespoke treehouses before taking a net slide to bring you back down to earth.

    Buckinghamshire County Council’s Country Parks Team Leader, Tim Williams, said: “The Nets Kingdom is the first of its kind across the UK and it is a real coup for the country park. It is great fun for both parents and children and whilst the summer holidays are here everyone should come and have a go!”

    Bill Chapple OBE, Cabinet Member for Planning and the Environment said: “Our country parks are thriving and to have the first Net Kingdom in the country is a testament to the hard work put in by all of the staff. We are delighted to be able to have this and I sincerely hope it encourages people not just in our county, but across the country to come and visit our parks.”

    As well as the brand new Nets Kingdom there are plenty of other activities across the 850 acres of Black Park including walks, bike rides, Segway tours, an open air cinema and much more!

    To check out what’s going on at the parks follow Bucks Country Parks on Facebook or download the ‘what’s on guide’ at http://www.buckscc.gov.uk/media/4508229/whats-on-guide_final.pdf

    For further information please contact: Jamie Simpson, on 01296 382444 or out of hours on 07825 430978 


    GUIDANCE ABOUT TRAVELLERS (FROM SOUTH BUCKS DISTRICT COUNCIL)

    We wanted to share these links which will give you guidance and advice if you feel the location of an encampment in Chiltern or South Bucks District Councils is unlawful:

    https://www.buckscc.gov.uk/services/environment/gypsy-and-traveller-information/

    This is now linked to CDC and SBDC’s own information pages and the link to BCC has been added to the ‘report it’ section on the websites.

    Report it sections
    http://www.southbucks.gov.uk/article/3154/South-Bucks

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

    Web pages
    http://www.southbucks.gov.uk/article/8045/Gypsies-and-Travellers

    http://www.chiltern.gov.uk/article/8044/Gypsies-and-Travellers

    Rachel Prance

    Manager of the joint Communications, Performance & Policy team

    Tel: 01494 732903

    Mobile: 0771 1040 758

    Email: rprance@chiltern.gov.uk

    Email: Rachel.prance@southbucks.gov.uk

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    PROPOSED ROAD CLOSURE

    Please see below the completed TTRO application form and diversionary route for works on the Highway by Transport for Buckinghamshire for LENT RISE ROAD.

    https://apps.roadworks.org/downloads/tm/ttro-application-form-mk-new-178325-3066020.pdf

    Should you have any queries please do not hesitate to contact me by 15 August 2017- after this date I will assume that there are no objections.

    Zunara Aslam
    Permit Officer
    Floor 10 Tel: 01296 383848
    New County Offices
    Walton Street
    Aylesbury HP20 1UY

    Please note all emails need to be directed to roadclosures@buckscc.gov.uk

    ***

    FAMILY FUN DAY – BURNHAM FOOTBALL CLUB.

    Burnham Football Club is providing its venue to support a Family Fun Day Club on Sat 26th August 2017

    on behalf of Help The Heroes . The idea has been organized by Don Ryder & his wife. There will be displays by the Army and Air Force, the Fire service and Police. Fun Fair rides, market stalls, face painting, live fund raising auction, a league home football game plus some special local famous sporting personalities and a disco to finish off the night. Bring your family for a special day. Tickets can be purchased on the day or from our club.

    Adults Family Ticket £12.00 For 2 adults + 2 Kids under 16. Single Adult £8.00 Single Child £5.00 OAP’s, Disabled £6.00 For Info Call 07440146946 / 07552419661 / 07821201895
    Any stall holders wishing to sell or promote their products are welcome. Please call above number.



    FREE TO A GOOD HOME

    Hotpoint Washing Machine Aquarius Model no.wf 340 6kg.

    In good running order.

    Instructions book with it

    Collection only from Burnham.

    Ring 01628 661100 or 07802732361

    Geoff. Temple


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    BEWARE OF THIS FAKE ROYAL MAIL SCAM

    Royal Mail are reporting increasing incidences of fake red “While you were out” notices being put through letter boxes advising that the postman tried to deliver a package. The cards are very similar to those used by Royal Mail but do not show the Royal Mail logo crest which genuine cards display. . The card ask householders to phone a telephone number to arrange to retrieve a parcel. If you phone the 0828 number on the card you will receive an automated message asking for personal details so you can be granted a consignment number and will find you will find that you have been charged £45 for making the phone call. If you are expecting a parcel, don’t automatically ring the phone number displayed on any card which comes through your letter box. Phone a genuine Royal Mail phone number to double check first.

    ***

    News from Buckinghamshire County Council 8 August 2017

    Repeat waste offender to pay £4,000

    http://www.buckscc.gov.uk/news/repeat-waste-offender-to-pay-4-000/

    Patrick Delaney, 43, of Three Oaks Farm, Roberts Lane, Chalfont St Peter, Bucks, pleaded guilty at High Wycombe Magistrates Court on 2 August 2017 to offences relating to waste dumped at two locations in Little Chalfont and Chalfont St Peter in Buckinghamshire.

    The court heard that at 11:23pm on 1 November 2016 Mr Delaney’s vehicle was filmed by a surveillance camera that targets fly tipping as it deposited a truck load of waste from his paving and landscaping business at the roadside at Lodge Lane, Little Chalfont. Mr Delaney was traced through the vehicle registration number which was captured by the surveillance camera.

    On a routine patrol on 11 November 2016, investigators from the Waste Partnership for Buckinghamshire found a different lorry load of waste dumped in the middle of the road at Shire Lane, Chalfont St Peter. Through details found within the waste, investigators traced this second load to a residential address in North London where Mr Delaney was carrying out work.

    When interviewed at a police station, Mr Delaney admitted that the waste in both loads had been produced by his business, and he agreed that the waste at Lodge Lane had been dumped using his vehicle. He denied dumping either load himself, however, and explained that he had lent his truck to his cousin whom he had paid to dispose of the waste. Mr Delaney entered a plea of guilty to being responsible for the vehicle used in the dumping at Lodge Lane and for failing in his duty of care regarding the waste which had been produced by his business.

    The Magistrates fined Mr Delaney £1,920, and ordered clean-up and prosecution costs to be paid in the sum of £2,000. A victim surcharge of £96 was also levied – making a total to pay of £4,016.

    Chiltern District Council Cabinet Member for Environment Mike Smith, speaking on behalf of the Waste Partnership for Buckinghamshire, said: "The area around the Chalfonts has in the past suffered badly from fly-tipping. However, there has recently been a reduction in cases, and the Buckinghamshire authorities will continue to take action to ensure this continues. This case shows how our cameras can spot fly tippers 24/7 – and we will not hesitate to prosecute them whenever possible."

    The case was investigated and prosecuted by Buckinghamshire County Council working on behalf of the Waste Partnership for Buckinghamshire. The Waste Partnership launched the 'Illegal Dumping Costs' campaign in November 2003 to combat illegal dumping and waste management offences in Buckinghamshire. Since that date the Partnership has secured over 600 convictions against individuals and companies for illegal dumping and related offences. This has resulted in a significant saving to the Buckinghamshire taxpayer over the period, principally through reduced removal and disposal costs.

    If you see any dumped waste please report it as soon as possible online at http://old.buckscc.gov.uk/fly

    ***

    ADVICE for HOUSEHOLDERS on ENSURING THAT BUSINESSES ARE LEGALLY ABLE to DISPOSE of HOUSEHOLD RUBBISH

    Following the item earlier in the week from Bucks County Council about a householder being fined for permitting his household rubbish being taken and fly-tipped by an un-licensed carrier, the following advice has been given by

    Bucks County Council, which should prove helpful.

    As you probably know, anyone who carries waste commercially has to be licensed with the Environment Agency, and

    that includes a jobbing 'man with a van'. So a householder should ideally ask to see the carrier's licence, or otherwise

    check them on the Agency website: https://environment.data.gov.uk/public-register/view/search-waste-carriers-brokers

    In practice, the 'duty of care' action taken against householders for fly tipping is used in cases where we suspect that it

    was the householder themselves that dumped the rubbish, and that they're using the unidentifiable 'man with a van'

    as a story to make them appear less culpable.

    Generally, if a householder is genuinely duped by a carrier who fly tips their waste, we will pursue the carrier not the householder if there is evidence of who the carrier was. For this reason, even if they do not get the carrier's waste

    permit details, they should take down his name and vehicle registration number – and avoid paying in cash : if the

    payment goes through the banking system they can be traced.

    In short, the onus on the householder is just to take basic steps to ensure that the carrier is bona fide – a traceable

    carrier is unlikely to fly tip in the first place.

    Hope this helps.


    News from Buckinghamshire County Council

    02 August 2017

    Go-ahead for Beaconsfield Relief Road plans

    Beaconsfield's planned relief road has gained planning permission in principle from Buckinghamshire County Council Development Control Committee, and now awaits approval from Secretary of State Michael GOVE because the route cuts across an area of Green Belt land.

    The new stretch of A 355 relief road will relieve traffic congestion at London End roundabout. A half mile (900 metres) northern section from a new Maxwell Road roundabout, will link with a southern section that has been built by Inland Homes, from Pyebush Roundabout on the A 40 to Minerva Way, as part of their local infrastructure contribution.

    The relief road improvement project is a County Council partnership scheme funded by a £ 6.05 million grant from the Government's Local Growth Fund through Buckinghamshire Thames Valley Local Enterprise Partnership.

    The preliminary design and planning application followed a large-scale consultation, which included a public exhibition and workshop, to involve local people and organisations in shaping the plans.

    Mark SHAW, Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member for Transport, said: "I'm delighted we've reached this important milestone on our journey to reduce traffic congestion and improve life for residents and businesses."

    The County Council has appointed Balfour Beatty to do the detailed design work and a construction contractor is expected to be commissioned in the autumn. Building work will start early next year and the road is due to be completed in MARCH 2019.

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    28 July 2017

    BULLETIN FOR BURNHAM NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH COORDINATORS TO FORWARD TO THEIR MEMBERS (and for representatives of other community groups to cascade down to their members)

    POLICE UPDATEIt has been a quiet week with no burglaries or vehicle thefts. Also thankfully, no intrusions from travellers.

    If you see anything suspicious please contact the police via the 24 hour non emergency and general enquiry number 101.
    Alternatively if you wish to provide information to the police anonymously then please call Crime Stoppers on 0800 555 111.

    Community Speed Watch (CSW) – Burnham. A reminder that residents of Burnham can volunteer to get involved in the CSW scheme that is currently being set up between Thames Valley Police and Burnham Parish Council. The scheme is designed to be educational by having a visual presence. This will involve roadside volunteers operating a speed indication device at locations where there is believed to be speeding issues. If you would like any more information or would like to volunteer please email paul.austin@thamesvalley.pnn.police.uk

    Please only use this email for Community Speed Watch questions.

    HAART ESTATE AGENTS – GRENFELL TOWER APPEAL

    Around £500 was raised by Haart Estate Agents for their recent Grenfell Tower Appeal Day. Thanks to all who contributed. This was an excellent result considering the number of other community fund raising events which were held that week-end.

    AMATEUR WINEMAKERS – FREE TO A GOOD HOME !

    I have 15 full-size glass demijohns, and one half-size, of which 9 are dark and the rest clear. I have washed them out with super-hot water, but they will need re-sterilising before use.

    If any winemaker would like to collect them, please ring me on 07776-485103 to arrange collection.

    Christine Webb.

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    RECYCLING INK JET CARTRIDGES for CHARITY

    A number of people responded to a recent query about charities collecting used Ink Jet Cartridges. For your information :-

    * The Kazi Mingi Foundation : they build schools in Africa to enable poorer children to get an education.

    You can drop the cartridges off at the Office in Stoke Poges Memorial Gardens and they will forward them on.

    * Tommy's the baby charity

    The Well at Lent Rise collect used ink jet cartridges. They put the money to good use, bringing the community loser together at

    various groups during the week. We can pick the cartridges up if that would help or people are welcome to drop in to the Methodist Church at Lent Rise on a Wednesday morning and have a coffee with them Pat - E : pinaylor@gmail.com

    * The British Red Cross accept used ink jet cartridges. Their shop in Chalfont St Peter may have some post free envelopes or

    If that is too distant, you can register on this website to receive bags, especially local businesses who will receive larger

    Bags http://www.recycle4charity.co.uk/InkjetCartridges. Old mobile phones are also accepted.

    * In bigger Tescos at the inkjet sale section you can pick up prepaid envelopes to send cartridges in to Tesco and you can

    nominate from two or three charities to get the credit.

    ***

    LIBRARY TALK ON PREVENTING FALLS
    For those of you who might have wished to attend the Burnham library talk yesterday on how to prevent falls but were unable to attend, below are links which will enable you to see the presentation information, and other helpful information.
    Slide set with voiceover recording:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IrFvkzHWU3o

    A link to some examples of exercise:

    http://www.ageuk.org.uk/Documents/EN-GB/strength_and_balance_training_PDF.pdf?dtrk=true

    As detailed in the booklet, the exercise instructions and advice presented in this exercise booklet are for general information purposes only, and is in no way intended as a substitute for professional medical advice specific to any individual case.

    Tai Chi classes were discussed as helpful to maintaining balance. Details of a Tai Chi class in Burnham is provided on the link below.

    http://activebucks.co.uk/activity/active-bucks-gentle-exercise-tai-chi/

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    BURNHAM SPORTS & ACTIVITIES DAY - SATURDAY 29TH JULY

    "Burnham Marathon Challenge"

    Bookings are now being taken for the "Burnham Marathon Challenge". How many "marathons" can the people of Burnham complete ?

    Please join us in Burnham Park at the Sports and Activities Day on Saturday 29th July and take up the challenge.

    All you have to do is walk, jog or run the one kilometre path around Burnham Park. We will count all the laps completed by everyone during the day to see how many "marathons" in total we can complete (42 laps = a marathon!)

    You can walk or run on your own or you can join up with family, friends or colleagues to complete a "team marathon"

    You can make it even more worthwhile by getting sponsored for a charity of your choice. Sponsorship form attached.

    Running will commence at 10.15 am and walks will set off at 12 noon, 1pm, 2pm and 3pm. Limited places available - make sure you book now!


    We‘re not expecting any individual people to complete a marathon . We will be adding up all the individual laps completed during the day to see how many marathons it equals.

    Information for runners - All runners will complete their laps in the morning, starting at 10.15am. Runners need to register on the day for the maximum number of laps (1 lap = 1 kilometre) that they plan to complete. This can be anything from 1 to 10. Runners’ registration from 9.30am

    Information for walkers - There will be 4 start times for walkers: 12 noon, 1pm, 2pm & 3pm. Walkers need to register on the day for the maximum number of laps (1 lap = 1 kilometre) that they plan to complete. Registration for walkers begins 45 minutes before chosen start time.

    For the 12noon start walkers can register for any distance up to 15 laps
    For the 1pm start walkers can register for any distance up to 10 laps
    For the 2pm start walkers can register for any distance up to 5 laps
    For the 3pm start walkers can register for any distance up to 3 laps


    For more information or to book your place call Shirley Shaw or Lisa Pope in the Burnham Health Promotion Trust office Tel. 01628 661441 or email shirley@bhpt.org.ukor book online https://burnham-marathon-challenge.eventbrite.co.uk

    For more information about all the other sports and activities that will be available to try on Saturday 29th July go to www.bhpt.org.uk

    ***

    COMING UP IN THE LIBRARY

    Holiday Fun for Children

    Wednesday 2nd August 10.30 . For Children. Make an Ocean Aquarium. Tickets £1

    Friday 11 August, 9.30 – 3.30 Activity Day. Craft, Quizzes, Games, Stories. Bring a picnic! Face painting 12 - 2 pm FREE

    Tuesday 15 August 11 – 3 pm We’re lucky to have Danny the Dog coming to visit. He loves to listen to children reading. (No need to book in advance for this one.
    Wednesday 16 August 10.30. Make an Animal Money Box. Tickets £1

    Thursday 24 August, 2 pm. Science Afternoon. Tickets £1. Booking essential.
    TEEN CREATIVE WRITING GROUP Lauren, aged 17, is trying to find like-minded people aged between 11 and 18 who enjoy writing and would like to relax and share thoughts, and exchange ideas. The sessions run for four weeks from 29th July from 14.00 to 15.00 in Burnham Library, Snacks and drinks are available. If you have any questions email lib-bur@buckscc.gov.uk

    Sign up for the Library Summer Reading Challenge!

    The Summer Reading Challenge encourages children aged 4 to 11 to read six books during the long summer holiday. The theme for the 2017 Challenge is Animal Agents, illustrated by the UK's best-selling children's illustrator Tony Ross. Children can now sign up for the challenge in the Library..

    The Challenge is open to all primary school aged children and is designed for all reading abilities. This summer there's something peculiar happening at the local library - and that's where the Animal Agents come in!

    From solving the case of the graffiti writing to the strange case of a missing lunch, children will join in the fun with the Animal Agents by reading along. As children read library books on the Summer Reading Challenge, they will receive a host of stickers, some with mysterious smells. By collecting these clues in their detective folder, young readers will help the Animal Agents find out what's really been going on behind the scenes!

    Children can read whatever they like - fact books, joke books, picture books, audio books - just as long as they are borrowed from the library. There are special rewards each time they finish a book and there's a certificate for everyone who completes the Challenge which will be awarded at the Summer Reading Challenge Party to be held in the Library in September.

    The Friends of the Library have purchased a whole range of NEW books for the Challenge so come and see them on the special display and BORROW

    The next Computer Surgery will be at 2.00pm in Classroom 1 at Burnham Library on Tuesday August 1st where in addition to solving Computer problems we will discuss “What to expect from Windows 10 Creator” and “Managing your back-ups”, showing how to clear out old backups to keep space on your back-up drive. £5 per session. First visit free.

    ***

    IN BURNHAM PARK HALL

    Sat 29th July, for Burnham Sports & Activities Day 10.30 – 11.30 FREE Pilates & Fitness, Ante & Post Natal Class Taster. Wear trainers & comfortable clothes. To book & more info: Mrs. Prabha Lacey 01628 662437 or email Prabha.lacey@hotmail.co.uk


    “A Play in 2 Days” Summer Camp/ 3 – 13 years. 9 – 5 pm. £50, Siblings £45. Mon 7th, Tues 8 August. www.shiningstarproductions.org

    ***

    TABLE TENNIS TASTER SESSIONS

    A reminder that two all weather table tennis tables are now installed in the park near the library .

    GLL in partnership with the Parish Council are running coaching sessions on Thursday afternoons throughout the summer. Pit your skills against others and learn some handy tips.

    - £2 per session

    - Bats and balls provided

    - Every Thursday (exc.3rd August) 2pm-3pm

    - See attached poster for more details

    The tables are free to use. Please treat them with respect. They are there for the benefit of all.

    You can borrow bats and balls for a refundable deposit (£10 or your smartphone !) for 2 bats and 3 balls.) from Burnham Park Hall (Mon-Fri) and the Library (during opening hours), or of course you can bring your own. Damaged balls charged at £2 each.

    The tables have been provided through the kind sponsorship of Burnham Health Promotion Trust, GLL, Tesco Bags of Help, Bucks County Council, Growing a Greener Britain, Burnham Parish Council, and many very generous individual donations.

    ***

    FIVE WEEKS LEFT TO SEE 'TUNNEL: THE ARCHAEOLOGY OF CROSSRAIL'

    Discover the most complete range of archaeological objects unearthed by Crossrail alongside the story of this great feat of engineering.

    • •See over 500 fascinating objects discovered during the Crossrail project
    • •Experience 8,000 years of human history
    • •Explore Crossrail’s engineering story

    FREE ENTRY

    Museum of London Docklands. Exhibition closes 3 September.

    Family activity: Time Tunnellers

    Prepare to go on a journey of discovery and become an archaeologist uncovering clues to London's hidden past in this free family activity.

    12pm and 2pm, 2-31 August
    FREE, Book in advance

    THE DESIGN LINE EXHIBITION - NEW OBJECTS ON SHOW

    In time for the summer school holidays, two new objects from the Crossrail project are now on show in this interactive family exhibition about the design of the Elizabeth line. Visitors can also wear a orange hi-vis construction vest to design or build their own station, browse miniature station models, prototypes and images from the project. The exhibition has been extended until January 2018.

    While you're there ...

    Take part in the Summer Family Fun programme which includes a range of family-friendly activities and events including make-and-take workshops, storytelling and musical workshops. Running until 3 September.

    KIDS GO FREE

    London Transport Museum, Covent Garden

    COMING SOON... BEHIND THE CROSSRAIL HOARDINGS FOR OPEN HOUSE LONDON, 16-17 SEPTEMBER

    Some Crossrail sites will be opened up to the public one last time for Open House London 2017. As a Crossrail events subscriber, you will receive advance notification of ticket release via email in September.

    If you know friends or family that would love to get behind the scenes of the Crossrail project, make sure they subscribe to 'Crossrail events' to avoid missing out!

    ***

    News from Buckinghamshire County Council 25 July 2017

    County Council's helicopter view on plans for growth

    Buckinghamshire is set to grow by around 45,000 homes in the next couple of decades, detail that will soon emerge in District Local Plans.

    The County Council is looking at the potential impact of this and how it can best plan such things as services, schools and transport into the future.

    It has been working with the four district councils on forming their local plans, with a view to creating quality communities supported by the infrastructure they'll need.

    Now there's a need to take a helicopter view across the county to see how local plans fit together, what future services are needed, and how these and infrastructure needs can be met.

    The first step, discussed by the Cabinet yesterday (Monday July 24), agreed some ground rules for putting together a strategic infrastructure plan - spatial principles that align to where district local plans propose housing growth.

    Key principles are that Buckinghamshire favours:

    Adopting these principles will enable the County Council to effectively plan and provide services, and work with stakeholders to meet service and infrastructure needs efficiently and in a joined-up way.

    It will also help officers and politicians to work with neighbouring county councils to best accommodate regional growth, such as across the Oxford to Cambridge corridor, and with transport schemes in the south of the county - the M4 smart motorway scheme, and the western rail link to Heathrow Airport.

    Deputy Cabinet Member for Planning and Environment, Clive Harriss, said: "We're facing an unprecedented period of growth in housing, in population, and in the economy, and this will make significant demands on infrastructure.

    "Housing growth is the vision of the four district councils and we want to work closely with them so that the County Council's infrastructure delivery matches their vision, and we can continue to develop our beautiful county as a place people want to live and work."

    Clive said the County Council had no budget to pay for infrastructure, but would have to look at options that included limited resources provided by developer contributions, the Government's Local Growth Fund, and the Housing Infrastructure Fund.

    "We may not be statutorily obliged to have an infrastructure plan, said Clive, "but it shows we're ahead of the game when it comes to bidding for the funding we'll need to make it happen."

    County Council Leader Martin Tett said: "Buckinghamshire’s population is growing rapidly. There is also a housing shortage, particularly for our young people. It's therefore inevitable that district councils will plan for housing growth. What is really important is that this growth is in the right place and is accompanied by the essential services such as roads, schools, broadband, doctors, etc. that people have a right to expect.

    "The Bucks Strategic Infrastructure Plan is designed to help district colleagues identify the best places for growth and suggest how money can be found for key infrastructure. Bottom line is that we need to be shaping how the county grows, rather than having future generations say ‘who let this happen?'."

    The strategic infrastructure plan picks up priorities set by the Local Enterprise Partnership two years ago and ensures that decisions about growth in Bucks give maximum benefit to residents and businesses in line with the County Council’s Strategic Plan.

    The second stage in putting together the plan will look at the cost of infrastructure, how it could be funded and how it could be built to make the most of resources and service efficiencies.

    The Strategic Infrastructure Plan for Buckinghamshire is being compiled in partnership with Local Partnerships, a group jointly owned by HM Treasury and the Local Government Association.



    For further information please contact: Richard Wells, on 01296 382444 or out of hours on 07825 430978

    ***

    As August is normally a quiet month with many people away and not much local activity, I will not be issuing a weekly bulletin during this time. However, I will continue to issue appropriate information on an ad hoc basis. Missing cats etc. are included in this category! One always seems to go AWOL sometime during the summer holidays ! I hope those of you going away have a restful and enjoyable break.

    Wendy Strathdee

    Area NHW Coordinator, Burnham


    21 July 2017

    BULLETIN FOR BURNHAM NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH COORDINATORS TO FORWARD TO THEIR MEMBERS (and for representatives of other community groups to cascade down to their groups)

    (Items for inclusion to me by Thursday evenings please !

    BURNHAM SPORTS & ACTIVITIES DAY - SATURDAY 29TH JULY

    "Burnham Marathon Challenge"

    Bookings are now being taken for the "Burnham Marathon Challenge". How many "marathons" can the people of Burnham complete ?

    Please join us in Burnham Park at the Sports and Activities Day on Saturday 29th July and take up the challenge.

    All you have to do is walk, jog or run the one kilometre path around Burnham Park. We will count all the laps completed by everyone during the day to see how many "marathons" in total we can complete (42 laps = a marathon!)

    You can walk or run on your own or you can join up with family, friends or colleagues to complete a "team marathon"

    You can make it even more worthwhile by getting sponsored for a charity of your choice. Sponsorship form attached.

    Running will commence at 10.15 am and walks will set off at 12 noon, 1pm, 2pm and 3pm. Limited places available - make sure you book now!


    We‘re not expecting any individual people to complete a marathon . We will be adding up all the individual laps completed during the day to see how many marathons it equals.

    Information for runners - All runners will complete their laps in the morning, starting at 10.15am. Runners need to register on the day for the maximum number of laps (1 lap = 1 kilometre) that they plan to complete. This can be anything from 1 to 10. Runners’ registration from 9.30am

    Information for walkers - There will be 4 start times for walkers: 12 noon, 1pm, 2pm & 3pm. Walkers need to register on the day for the maximum number of laps (1 lap = 1 kilometre) that they plan to complete. Registration for walkers begins 45 minutes before chosen start time.

    For the 12noon start walkers can register for any distance up to 15 laps
    For the 1pm start walkers can register for any distance up to 10 laps
    For the 2pm start walkers can register for any distance up to 5 laps
    For the 3pm start walkers can register for any distance up to 3 laps


    For more information or to book your place call Shirley Shaw or Lisa Pope in the Burnham Health Promotion Trust office Tel. 01628 661441 or email shirley@bhpt.org.ukor book online https://burnham-marathon-challenge.eventbrite.co.uk

    For more information about all the other sports and activities that will be available to try on Saturday 29th July go to www.bhpt.org.uk or look out for the leaflets around the village from next week

    ***

    INKJET CARTRIDGES RECYCLED for CHARITY ?

    Does anyone know of any charities that collect used Inkjet Cartridges for fundraising?
    Let me know please: naomi.arnold33@gmail.com

    ***

    IN THE LIBRARY

    Holiday Fun for Children

    Tuesday 25th July. 2pm. For children. Teddy Bear Time. Songs & Stories. Bring your Teddy! FREE

    Wednesday 2nd August 10.30 . For Children. Make an Ocean Aquarium. Tickets £1

    Friday 11 August, 9.30 – 3.30 Activity Day. Craft, Quizzes, Games, Stories. Bring a picnic! Face painting 12 - 2 pm FREE

    Tuesday 15 August 11 – 3 pm We’re lucky to have Danny the Dog coming to visit. He loves to listen to children reading. (No need to book in advance for this one.
    Wednesday 16 August 10.30. Make an Animal Money Box. Tickets £1

    Thursday 24 August, 2 pm. Science Afternoon. Tickets £1. Booking essential.
    FALL PREVENTION. There will be a FREE talk on Fall Prevention in Burnham Library on July 27th at 12.45 by Dr Raj Thakkar, GP and Clinical Commissioning Director for Planned Care, Chiltern Clinical Commissioning Group, to which everyone is welcome. For more information contact Sophia on 01494 586708.

    TEEN CREATIVE WRITING GROUP Lauren, aged 17, is trying to find like-minded people aged between 11 and 18 who enjoy writing and would like to relax and share thoughts and exchange ideas. The sessions run for four weeks from 29th July from 14.00 to 15.00 in Burnham Library. Snacks and drinks are available. If you have any questions email lib-bur@buckscc.gov.uk

    The next Computer Surgery will be at 2.00pm in Classroom 1 at Burnham Library on Tuesday August 1st where in addition to solving Computer problems we will discuss “What to expect from Windows 10 Creator” and “Managing your back-ups”, showing how to clear out old backups to keep space on your back-up drive. £5 per session. First visit free.

    Sign up for the Library Summer Reading Challenge!

    The Summer Reading Challenge encourages children aged 4 to 11 to read six books during the long summer holiday. The theme for the 2017 Challenge is Animal Agents, illustrated by the UK's best-selling children's illustrator Tony Ross. Children can now sign up for the challenge in the Library, so come and join in the Fun.

    The Challenge is open to all primary school aged children and is designed for all reading abilities. This summer there's something peculiar happening at the local library - and that's where the Animal Agents come in!

    From solving the case of the graffiti writing to the strange case of a missing lunch, children will join in the fun with the Animal Agents by reading along. As children read library books on the Summer Reading Challenge, they will receive a host of stickers, some with mysterious smells. By collecting these clues in their detective folder, young readers will help the Animal Agents find out what's really been going on behind the scenes!

    Children can read whatever they like - fact books, joke books, picture books, audio books - just as long as they are borrowed from the library. There are special rewards each time they finish a book and there's a certificate for everyone who completes the Challenge which will be awarded at the Summer Reading Challenge Party to be held in the Library in September.

    The Friends of the Library have purchased a whole range of NEW books for the Challenge so come and see them on the special display and BORROW!

    IN BURNHAM PARK HALL

    Souled Out VII will be performing at 20.00 on Friday 28th July in the Hall. FREE entrance. Doors open 19.30.

    ***

    IN THE HIGH STREET

    HUNGRY PETS at 95 High Street, tel: 01628 664222 are operating reduced hours until Thursday 27th July, and are open from 10am to 2pm every day including Sunday until then, due to staff holidays.

    DEFINE HAIR AND BEAUTY at 89 High Street, Tel 01628 661200 have a special offer on of 30% off on ALL services for Hair and Beauty. Call into the Salon or phone for further details

    FREEDOM HAIR at 103 High Street, Tel 01628 661711are looking for Hair Models for NVQ level 3 Training for Re-styling, Colour changes and corrections, Short / hair up or Party Hair and Mens Barbering Technical Cutting. You can enrol at the Salon, call the number above or email freedomhaircuts@btconnect.com. They are also recruiting an Apprentice so are looking for a school leaver who is keen to learn, prepared to work hard as part of a team, and with a positive attitude to learning and work, with NVQ qualifications on offer. Call the Salon telephone number above or email.

    ***

    TABLE TENNIS TASTER SESSIONS

    Want to try out the new all weather table tennis tables in Burnham Park?

    GLL in partnership with the Parish Council are running coaching sessions on Thursday afternoons throughout the summer. Pit your skills against others and learn some handy tips.

    - £2 per session

    - Bats and balls provided

    - Every Thursday (exc.3rd August) 2pm-3pm

    - See attached poster for more details

    The tables are free to use. You can borrow bats and balls for a refundable deposit from Burnham Park Hall (Mon-Fri) and the Library (during opening hours).

    The tables have been provided through the kind sponsorship of Burnham Health Promotion Trust, GLL, Tesco Bags of Help, Bucks County Council, Growing a Greener Britain, Burnham Parish Council, and many very generous individual donations. See attached poster.

    Sheridan Edward

    Parish Clerk

    Burnham Parish Council

    Tel: 01628 550385


    ***

    BBRC – BURNHAM BEECHES RADIO CLUB

    Not many people know about this amateur (ham) radio club which is celebrating its 80th anniversary this year and brings together people, electronics and communication. You don’t need expensive equipment to get involved and the only initial qualification you need is an interest to discover more. When people first gain their licence they often buy secondhand equipment from other members to get started. The Foundation Licence courses which are run locally twice annually are conducted by experienced radio amateurs provide an introduction to this hobby and entitle you to get a unique call sign which will be used to identify you when you are transmitting.

    The Burnham Beeches Radio Club meet at 8 pm on the first and third Monday of every month in Farnham Common Village Hall in Victoria Road. More information can be found at www/burnhambeeches radioclub.org.uk If this is a hobby you think you might enjoy, come along and chat to members who come from a wide range of ages and backgrounds. If you are interested in attending the Foundation Licence course, email : ebytronics@gmail.com.

    ***
    News from Buckinghamshire County Council 17 July 2017

    Chairman joins walkers to celebrate 15 years of Simply Walk

    Simply Walk, Buckinghamshire's health walk scheme has just celebrated its 15th anniversary with what else, but a walk around the beautiful grounds of Hughenden Manor in High Wycombe.

    When it started in 2002 there were just a handful of walks on offer but in the decade and a half since, the scheme has grown to include 83 different walks around the county, attracting more than 700 walkers every week.

    To mark the milestone, last Friday, more than 90 volunteer walk leaders gathered in brilliant sunshine in the orchard of Hughenden Manor to celebrate with a picnic and slice of cake.

    Simply Walk is part of a countywide programme of free, volunteer - led walks, which aims to help people get outdoors and be more active. The walks are all sociable and you don't need any special equipment to join in, just a pair of comfortable shoes. The programme runs year round, including weekends and offers a choice of different walk lengths and locations.

    Chairman Patricia Birchley joined the walkers on Friday and helped cut the cake that had been made specially to mark the anniversary. She said: "Simply Walk has become an outstanding success for more 700 Buckinghamshire residents who walk regularly thanks to the enthusiasm of the walks leaders.

    "It is wonderful to see how this scheme has grown year on year. Walking is the best form of exercise, enables us to develop new friendships and is a good habit for the future.

    "Huge thanks to the team of volunteer walk leaders who make it all possible by giving up their time for free to run these walks. Long may they continue!"

    Simply Walk is a partnership scheme funded by Buckinghamshire County Council, Aylesbury, South Bucks and Chilterns District Councils, Burnham Health Promotion Trust and donations from walkers. For more information including a full list of walks visit: www.buckscc.gov.uk/simplywalk
    For further information please contact: Ann-Marie Poulton, on 01296382444 or out of hours on 07825430978

    ***
    NOTICE OF REVIEW OF POLLING DISTRICTS AND POLLING PLACES

    South Bucks District Council is carrying out a review of polling districts and polling places within its area as required by the Polling Places (Parliamentary Elections) Regulations 2006. Note: this is not a review of District Ward boundaries.

  • A polling district is a geographical area created by the sub-division of a parliamentary constituency or ward into smaller parts.
  • A polling place is the building or area in which polling stations will be located.
  • A polling station is the area within the polling place where voting takes place.
  • The requirements are that:

    As such, we are looking for feedback on any aspect of polling districts, polling places or polling stations in relation to these requirements.

    In particular, comments will be invited from such persons as may have particular expertise in relation to access to premises or facilities for persons who have different forms of disability.

    Details of the current arrangements and other documents and reports in connection with the review, including comments from the Returning Officer, will be available from the Council’s website (http://www.southbucks.gov.uk/pollingplace2017) and the content of the website will be added to as the review progresses.

    Persons or bodies making representations should, if possible, give alternative places that may be used as polling places.

    The deadline for initial responses is 31st August 2017 . Please note that all proposals and comments received will be published.

    The Council’s Governance and Electoral Arrangements Committee will make recommendations to full Council concerning the outcome of the Review.

    Representations should be made in writing to:

    Electoral Services

    King George V House

    King George V Road

    Amersham

    HP6 5AW

    elections@southbucks.gov.uk


    14 July 2017

    BULLETIN FOR BURNHAM NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH COORDINATORS TO FORWARD TO THEIR MEMBERS (and for representatives of other community groups to cascade down to their groups)

    (Items for inclusion to me by Thursday evenings please !

    UNWANTED DOORSTEP TRADERS

    Following on from recent warnings about casual callers offering driveway repairs and roof cleaning, I’ve received a message from one member who for obvious reasons would prefer to remain anonymous, admitting that they had a man call on June 30th offering to repair a driveway.They took him up on his offer but the individual didn't do everything he said he would do and overcharged considerably for the actual work which was done. His vehicle registration was WA15 WLV so look out for this individual and give him a wide berth if he calls

    ***

    PERSPECTIVE ON TRAVELLERS

    “It appears the travellers have moved on from Grays Field in Stoke Poges, leaving considerable rubbish there, which somebody will need to clear up....pity the Police are not following up as apparently they cautioned them as to their behaviour, leaving all this rubbish would seem a contravention and the Police should follow up, but I doubt they will.

    I am contacting as I fear all the rubbish there, some spilling over on to the side of Park Road, will invite others to dump their rubbish there.

    Is there anything, anybody, we can contact to try to tidy up there before the mound of rubbish becomes a mountain of rubbish...your thoughts please”.

    Name withheld

    *****

    Police comments on above

    I am afraid that the Police do not have the power, ability or responsibility to clear litter from private land such as is the case here. Concerns around the state of the land ought to be directed to the land owner which is the National Trust. As private land there are also no offences in law relating to litter that the Police can enforce.

    From a policing perspective as we have discussed previously, we understand the dissatisfaction that local residents feel around unlawful encampments or trespassing but we can only act in the way that the law allows us too. As upholders of the law we must act within it and do the right thing, even if that is not what some people perceive to be so.

    Inspector Brendan MURRAY

    ***

    PARKING AT BURNHAM PARK HALL Please note new arrangements implemented this week

    - 2-hour maximum stay.

    - If staying longer, there’s no charge as long as you register your car at reception in Burnham Park Hall

    - Taking effect from this week

    - In operation Monday to Friday, 8 am – 6 pm.

    As business grows at Burnham Park Hall there’s rising pressure on our car park. To keep it available for our customers and users of the park and library, we’re introducing a two hour maximum stay.

    People using the hall for more than 2 hours need to sign in with their vehicle registration at Reception. There will be a Sign In sheet on Reception every day.

    For more details contact Burnham Park Hall on 01628 550380 / louisereid@burnhampark.co.uk


    ***

    YET ANOTHER 'PHONE SCAM

    “I just received a phone call to my landline from a number beginning 0006. The gentleman claimed to be Richard from BT. He told me that my internet service had a fault on it and that I need to update the settings as if I don’t I would lose service at midnight tonight, when there will be a technical update.

    All very credible. I told him that I was busy and would call back later, could I have the number to call on….he hung up.

    I called “Action Fraud” and reported the incident ….apparently this is a known scam….their intentions are NOT honourable, they want to get access to your personal data from your laptop/tablet to commit fraud.

    Only letting you know because it was SO credible especially given how rubbish our BT internet is round here.”

    ***

    BURNHAM SPORTS & ACTIVITIES DAY - SATURDAY 29TH JULY

    "Burnham Marathon Challenge"

    Bookings are now being taken for the "Burnham Marathon Challenge". How many "marathons" can the people of Burnham complete ?

    Please join us in Burnham Park at the Sports and Activities Day on Saturday 29th July and take up the challenge.

    All you have to do is walk, jog or run the one kilometre path around Burnham Park. We will count all the laps completed by everyone during the day to see how many "marathons" in total we can complete (42 laps = a marathon!)

    You can walk or run on your own or you can join up with family, friends or colleagues to complete a "team marathon"

    You can make it even more worthwhile by getting sponsored for a charity of your choice. Sponsorship form attached.

    Running will commence at 10.15 am and walks will set off at 12 noon, 1pm, 2pm and 3pm. Limited places available - make sure you book now!


    We‘re not expecting any individual people to complete a marathon . We will be adding up all the individual laps completed during the day to see how many marathons it equals.

    Information for runners - All runners will complete their laps in the morning, starting at 10.15am. Runners need to register on the day for the maximum number of laps (1 lap = 1 kilometre) that they plan to complete. This can be anything from 1 to 10. Runners’ registration from 9.30am

    Information for walkers - There will be 4 start times for walkers: 12 noon, 1pm, 2pm & 3pm. Walkers need to register on the day for the maximum number of laps (1 lap = 1 kilometre) that they plan to complete. Registration for walkers begins 45 minutes before chosen start time.

    For the 12noon start walkers can register for any distance up to 15 laps
    For the 1pm start walkers can register for any distance up to 10 laps
    For the 2pm start walkers can register for any distance up to 5 laps
    For the 3pm start walkers can register for any distance up to 3 laps


    For more information or to book your place call Shirley Shaw or Lisa Pope in the Burnham Health Promotion Trust office Tel. 01628 661441 or email shirley@bhpt.org.ukor book online https://burnham-marathon-challenge.eventbrite.co.uk

    For more information about all the other sports and activities that will be available to try on Saturday 29th July go to www.bhpt.org.uk or look out for the leaflets around the village from next week

    ***

    COMING UP IN THE LIBRARY
    Tuesday 25th July. 2pm. For children. Teddy Bear Time. Songs & Stories. Bring your Teddy!

    Wednesday 2nd August 10.30 . For Children. Make an Ocean Aquarium. Tickets £1

    FALL PREVENTION. There will be a FREE talk on Fall Prevention in Burnham Library on July 27th at 12.45 by Dr Raj Thakkar, GP and Clinical Commissioning Director for Planned Care, Chiltern Clinical Commissioning Group, to which everyone is welcome. For more information contact Sophia on 01494 586708.

    TEEN CREATIVE WRITING GROUP Lauren, aged 17, is trying to find like-minded people aged between 11 and 18 who enjoy writing and would like to relax and share thoughts, and exchange ideas. The sessions run for four weeks from 29th July from 14.00 to 15.00 in Burnham Library, Snacks and drinks are available. If you have any questions email lib-bur@buckscc.gov.uk

    ***

    IN BURNHAM PARK HALL

    Sat 29th July, for Burnham Sports & Activities Day 10.30 – 11.30 FREE Pilates & Fitness, Ante & Post Natal Class Taster. Wear trainers & comfortable clothes. To book & more info: Mrs. Prabha Lacey 01628 662437 or email Prabha.lacey@hotmail.co.uk


    “A Play in 2 Days” Summer Camp/ 3 – 13 years. 9 – 5 pm. £50, Siblings £45. Mon 7th, Tues 8 August. www.shiningstarproductions.org

    ***

    THE LIONS CLUB OF BURNHAM – CENTENNIAL CHARITY BALL & AUCTION
    The Lions Club of Burnham of Burnham will be holding their Centennial Charity Ball & Auction at the Grovefield House Hotelon Saturday evening 23rd September 2017 and any Burnham residents wishing to attend will be made very welcome. This will include a formal dinner, 7 pm for 7.30 which includes a welcome drink. All proceeds from the charity auction will go to a Lions supported charity. Dancing and music provided by local DJ Andy Webb. Cost £37.50 per ticket. Overnight stays at £100 per room include breakfast. To book a place email lionsball100@gmail.com or contact John or Helen Edwards on 01753 858668.

    ***FOR THOSE USING WINDOWS 10

    There were a number of concerned enquiries about Windows 10 at last week’s library computer surgery so Martin Carter of Haymill Computers who runs this has kindly provided the comments below for a wider audience:

    “Many people are asking about the new privacy settings dialog box which is popping up on Windows 10 as they prepare for the introduction of Windows 10 Creators Edition.

    This box is part of Microsoft’s transparency around privacy for users and shows how your system is currently set for various privacy options and suggests you carry them forward.

    It is worth thinking carefully about each option, as you may not realise just how much data is being gathered. For example you are most likely already providing location information, this is great for you as it helps you to find local items of interest more easily, it does also mean that you can be targeted for more localised advertising.

    You may also already be using Cortana and by providing that data Cortana can learn your voice and be more accurate when you speak to it. However it also means that your Cortana requests are also used to provide you more specific adverts based on the requests you make and also means that Cortana is listening to you all the time!

    You will see diagnostics listed - this information is sent when something unusual happens, perhaps a program fails to load on one occasion. This can be really helpful as it helps to improve Windows 10 for everyone because Microsoft learn what isn’t working (and by inference what is working!). Through the tailored experience setting it also allows Windows to send you more explicit information about products on your computer (for example updated drivers when it detects a conflict).

    Finally you will see a relevant ads button, this tailors certain adverts within Windows 10 products to be more specific to your usage over time. So if you are an avid gardener and search regularly for plants and seeds then your adverts will most likely be related to your hobby.

    The best advice we can give you is to review your settings carefully, by having them all on you will find that your overall Windows experience will be tailored to you, your usage and your interactions with Cortana. By switching them all off you will be somewhat more anonymous but not receive the level of personalised tailoring which you may have already started to enjoy”.

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    ADVANCE NOTICE – BURNHAM BEECHES RUN ORGANISED BY ROTARY CLUB OF BURNHAM
    4TH November .

    5k RUN Juniors (12-15) £10, Seniors 16+ £14, 10K run, Seniors 16+ £16. Register from 9.am Starts from 10.30 Enter online: www.burnhambeechesrun.co.uk

    ACTION FOR CHILDREN

    Community Swap ‘n’ Shop, Donate clothes, share skills, offer training, volunteer & learn new skills, support your local community. For more information contact Michelle Els, Burnham Childrens’ Centre Manager: Mobile 07921 492146, email: michelle.els@actionforchildren.org.uk
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    HAVE YOU EVER TRIED TO WORK WITH A POWER OF ATTORNEY?

    Anybody who has tried to do this may well have experienced difficulties somewhere along the line. Martin Lewis of Moneysavingsexpert.com (who some of you will recognise from his TV Money programmes) is undertaking a survey to understand how well (or badly) banks and building societies are responding to the needs of those who have to operate a P of A. If the survey results reveal problems he will be lobbying for changes and improvements to be implemented. If you have recent experience, please do take a few moments to respond to the survey which can be found on the following link:
    https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfloADOc2FyxR7UJudDLKtaXfWJ-UJciBbCk7M8jYSTpR0bRQ/viewform

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    PART TIME JOB VACANCY AT WEXHAM PARK GOLF CENTRE

    On occasions we need small maintenance matters attended to such as a plumbing problem, popping up a picture, tightening up a screw or a little paint touch up and are looking for a local person who can be on call to attend the club maybe once or twice a week for a couple of hours to assist us with incidental maintenance needs. If you feel you have the cross section of skills and available hours please drop an e-mail to E: GM@wexhamparkgolfcentre.co.uk or call - T : 01753 - 663271 option 5

    Sharon SAMUEL

    General Manager

    Wexham Park Golf Centre


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    BUTTERFLY WALK at STOKE POGES MEMORIAL GARDENS - Thursday, 20 JULY

    Join us for our annual Butterfly Walk

    At the Stoke Poges Memorial Gardens

    Thursday, 20 JULY 2017, 11 am

    with Paul BOWYER from The Butterfly Conservation Trust

    No need to sign up; just turn up on the day !

    Franzi CHEESEMAN, Head Gardener

    T : 01753 – 527844 M: 07872 - 109813
    E : franzi.cheeseman@southbucks.gov.uk

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    SOUTH BUCKS DISTRICT COUNCIL Press Release 10 July 2017

    Review of Single Person Discount for Council Tax

    Chiltern District Council and South Bucks District Council are about to embark on their regular review of all Single Person Discounts currently awarded, so now is the time to act if you are not sure about your entitlement, or your circumstances have changed. All Councils undertake these reviews on a regular basis.

    A Council Tax bill is calculated as if two or more adults are resident in the property. If only one adult (a person over the age of eighteen) occupies a property, then they are entitled to a 25% single person discount.

    Councillor Trevor Egleton, South Bucks’ Cabinet Member for Resources said: “The review is being undertaken because we are committed to maintaining as low a Council Tax as possible and have an obligation to ensure that their customers receive the discounts they are entitled to. In addition, technological improvements mean it is easier for potential discrepancies to be highlighted.”

    Councillor Fred Wilson, Chiltern’s Cabinet Member for Customer Services said: “We do encourage residents to claim their correct discount entitlement. However, anyone who is falsely claiming a Council Tax discount is not paying their fair share towards local services. It is now a lot easier to identify such people and we urge them to come forward to ensure that their bill correctly reflects their circumstances.”

    Taxpayers currently receiving the discount will be contacted over the next few weeks. If you do have concerns about your entitlement or your circumstances have changed please contact us by email ctax@southbucks.gov.uk (if you are a South Bucks resident).

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    SOUTH BUCKS DISTRICT COUNCIL Press release 7 July 2017

    Making food recycling simpler

    In a move to make food waste recycling even easier, plastic bags can now be used by householders to line their kitchen caddy for the weekly collection. These include freezer and sandwich bags, supermarket carriers, pedal bin liners and the bags that salad, bread and cereal are bought in. This change - taking place in the Chiltern, South Bucks and Wycombe District Council areas - is set to increase the volume of food waste sent for treatment.

    Previously, compostable bags were the only type of bag allowed in food recycling. However, we have been working with the operators of the plant, and they are now able to accept other kinds of bags too. The bags are all separated from the food when it is delivered to the plant, and the food waste is then processed, creating renewable electricity, and at the end of the process the digested food waste gets spread to land as a nutrition-rich fertiliser.

    The Southern Districts, working with Buckinghamshire County Council, made this move after receiving feedback from residents saying that having to buy compostable bags was a barrier which tended to prevent them recycling their food waste. Using plastic bags and newspaper should encourage greater participation of the weekly food waste collection.

    Full information can be found on the Council’s website: www.southbucks.gov.uk/foodwaste

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    News from Buckinghamshire County Council 10 July 2017

    Council plans consultation on improving services for children and families

    Today, Cabinet agreed plans to consult with residents on a proposal for a new approach to Early Help services supporting children and families in Buckinghamshire, which will run over the Summer.

    Redesigning services to support children and families in the early days when a problem begins is part of the Council’s drive to improve services so that families are getting the right support at the right time.

    The sorts of problems a family might face and need help with range from parenting worries, behavioural issues with their children, money worries, relationship breakdowns and being out of work.

    There has been a steady increase in the number of children and families needing support from Council services in the last few years. This, along with less money in the public purse, means that the Council needs to look at how to deliver services better to help children and families who need it the most.

    Currently most early help services focus on a particular age group or a single issue. Feedback from children and families, as well as local and national research, has consistently shown that this is not the best approach to improving the lives of our children and families and building their resilience for the future.

    The proposal for a new service focuses on taking a whole family approach, dealing with all the issues they are facing and working together to find solutions. Changes proposed would involve bringing services together and a new focus on family workers who would be based in the community where families who most need this support live.

    Supporting children and families better in this way will mean fewer families needing more intrusive and often unwelcome services in the future; in turn reducing the demand on more complex and costly children’s services.

    Warren WHYTE, Cabinet Member for Children’s Services said, “Many families tell us they want to have one person to talk to and help with all of their problems. This is our opportunity to get it right for families in Bucks, learn from national best practice and listen to what children and families are telling us.”

    The consultation, outlining what early help is and the proposals for supporting families differently, will launch later this week.
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    INVITATION from BUCKS COUNTY COUNCIL to SPEAK OUT on FEMALE GENITAL MUTILATION

    http://www.buckscc.gov.uk/news/speak-out-about-female-genital-mutilation/

    Speak out about female genital mutilation

    Buckinghamshire Health and Wellbeing Board, Safer and Stronger Bucks Partnership Board and the children and adult Safeguarding Boards alongside Thames Valley Police are raising awareness about female genital mutilation ahead of the summer holidays.

    Female genital mutilation (FGM) is any procedure that involves partial or total removal of the external female genitalia or other injury to the female genital organs for non-medical reasons. FGM is considered child abuse in the UK and has been illegal for over 30 years.

    This is a high risk time of year, when many girls can be taken abroad to have FGM performed so that they can ‘heal’ over the long Summer holiday period to try and avoid detection when they return to school.

    The aim is that by highlighting the issue it will increase public awareness of FGM and therefore give people the confidence to come forward, particularly in communities where people may find it difficult to speak out.

    Fran GOSLING-THOMAS, Chair of Buckinghamshire Safeguarding Children Board said: "We have a duty to protect children and young people and need to raise awareness of this serious crime. We are asking people to take a few minutes to find out more, so they know what to look out for and how to raise the alarm, as we continue to work closely with partners across the county to prevent and eliminate FGM."

    Anthony STANSFELD, Police and Crime Commissioner has said: "It is vital that we continue to raise awareness of FGM and the communities it affects. All organisations which come into contact with children such as health and social care professionals and teachers, have a responsibility to recognise the signs of FGM to prevent young girls becoming victims, as well as report known cases in those under 18 to the police."

    Some particular signs to look out for ahead of the summer holidays include:

    Indicators that a girl may be at risk of FGM :


    • Her parents originate from an FGM-practising country
    • She is out of the country for a prolonged period of time
    • She is taking a long holiday to her country of origin or another country where the practice is prevalent
    • She refers to a ‘special procedure’ or ‘special occasion’ or ‘becoming a woman’
    • She and her family have a low level of integration into the local community

    Indicators that a girl may have experienced FGM :


    • She is in pain when walking or sitting or has restricted movement
    • She has repeated or prolonged absence from school
    • She spends a lot of time in the bathroom or toilet
    • She has bladder or menstrual problems
    • She is reluctant to undergo medical examinations
    • She does not want to participate in Physical Education
    • Her behaviour / demeanour has changed

    If you think a child is currently at risk of FGM you should make a referral to Children’s Social Care where an appropriate course of action will be taken. If you are worried the risk is immediate, for example, a girl is about to be taken out of the country for FGM, please also call the Police on - T : 999 (or - T : 101 if it is a non-emergency call).

    Information about female genital mutilation and how to raise concerns can be found on Buckinghamshire Children Safeguarding Board's website.

    Further information and resources is available at:

    • Female genital mutilation: The facts (leaflet on FGM)
    • Together we can end FGM poster and wallet card
    A statement opposing FGM (often known as the health passport) is available in 11 languages and can be taken abroad to explain the criminal status of FGM in the UK. It outlines what FGM is, the legislation and penalties involved and the help and support available

    All the resources can be downloaded using the links provided, or e-mail bscb@buckscc.gov.uk and we will provide you with copies free of charge. You can also call the NSPCC anonymously on - T ; 0800 - 028 - 3550 if you’re worried someone might be a victim of FGM or email them at- E : fgmhelp@nspcc.org.uk.


    7 July 2017

    BULLETIN FOR BURNHAM NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH COORDINATORS TO FORWARD TO THEIR MEMBERS (and for representatives of other community groups to cascade down to their groups)

    (Items for inclusion to me by Thursday evenings please !

    BURNHAM LIBRARY VILLAGE FETE - TOMORROW

    This will be held in the Library and Burnham Park on Saturday 8th July from 12 to 4pm. The Fete is being organised by Burnham Community Association and the Friends of Burnham Library who will be selling tickets for the Prize Draw in aid of the Community Association, to be held at 3.30pm in the Library. The Friends of Burnham Library will have a café and cake sale in the Library, In the park Traylens Funfair will be there plus a range of charity stalls in the area near the rear of the Library. The Library will have a Book, CD and DVD sale in the Courtyard. There will be a First Aider in attendance.

    Burrowes Butchers will be providing a barbecue and there will be an Ice-Cream Van. Toilets will be provided adjacent to the Library.

    Parking will be in Burnham Park. Entry to the car park is by the Priory Road Gate. There is a wedding in Burnham Park Hall so no parking available in the Parish Hall Car Park. Visitors to the Fete are requested to use the car park provided in the Park.

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    A MUST FOR ANYBODY WHO WORKS ONLINE

    Put Wednesday 12 July, 7 pm – 9 pm in your diary at Burnham Library, Windsor Lane. Martin Carter from Haymill Computers (who has rescued many of us from our own computer problems!) will be running a Question & Answers session on “What you can do to protect yourself and your family”.

    This is a completely FREE session organised by Burnham Health Promotion Trust and all are welcome. Contact 01628 661441 or email info@bppt.org.uk for more information

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    BUCKS COUNTY COUNCIL MAGAZINE

    Click here for latest edition: http://email.taylorfitch.com/t/ViewEmail/r/B6B2B44FDD68A9A32540EF23F30FEDED/9F2FAC16508836B3025DA65DC0D0F53A

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    BURNHAM BEECHES JULY NEWSLETTER

    Click here: http://mailchi.mp/cityoflondon/17qkaprwtl-1516997?e=3639b5bf4f

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    BOPAG (BUCKS OLDER PERSONS ACTION GROUP)
    See attached file for July newsletter.

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    SCOUTS AND BEAVERS (New Groups & vacancies)

    Calling Boys and girls rising 6 year olds - 14years. Come and join 1st Taplow Beavers, Cubs and Scouts.

    For many years 1st Taplow has had a thriving Cub pack and we now have Beavers and Scouts too.

    We are very excited to announce the opening of 1st Taplow Scouts troop and we are delighted to invite all boys and girls aged 10 - 14years to join 1st Taplow Scouts on a Tuesday evening from 6pm until 7.30pm. You do not have to have been a Beaver or a Cub to join us. We have a very exciting programme planned to join please contact Helen@taplowcubs.co.uk.

    We have grown our 1st Taplow Cubs back to a full compliment of 24 children and we have 4 leaders in place and some of our cubs are almost ready to be Scouts and we will have vacancies for Cubs very soon, so please do get in touch to put your child on our waiting list.

    We also have a small but growing 1st Taplow Beaver colony which meets on a Tuesday between 5pm and 6pm and we have one leader in place. We welcome boys and girls from age 5 3/4 years to become Beavers. If you would be interested in staying and helping each week for an hour we'd love to hear from you. We are a friendly, organised bunch please do call.

    For all 1st Taplow Enquiries for Beavers, Cubs and Scouts please contact Helen@Taplowcubs.co.uk or call Helen on 07831 799253. 😊😊😊

    We meet on term time Tuesday evenings in Taplow Village hall by the Oak and Saw pub. Beavers from 5 - 6pm and Cubs and Scouts 6pm until 7.30pm and we have spaces for your children to start this week!

    (Please note there are also Beaver, Cub and Scout groups based at Burnham Scout hut in Almond Road and also 1st Lent Rise and Dorney are based in the Scout hut in Institute Road.)

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    HOME START VOLUNTEERS WANTED
    Home Start Slough is a registered family support charity looking for volunteers to start a new training course on September 19th. You should have parenting experience and will be helping support mothers with small children in the Slough and Burnham area. Full details on the attached poster.

    VOLUNTEER GARDENER SOUGHT
    Lent Rise School

    We are seeking a volunteer gardener to help keep the school flower beds and vegetable areas healthy and weed free!

    If you have 1 or 2 hours to spare each week or on a regular basis we would be delighted to hear from you. You would be supported by our caretaker and basic tools will be provided.

    All volunteers are required to undertake appropriate safeguarding check clearance.
    All enquires to Mrs Barnard our School Secretary on 01628 662913 or office@lentrise.bucks.sch.uk

    Lent Rise School, Coulson Way, Burnham, Bucks, SL1 7NP

    01628 662913 www.lentriseschool.co.uk

    PLANT BASED VEGAN COOKERY CLASSES STARTING in SEPTEMBER

    (Note from me: I’m too much of an all round food lover to want to become a vegan but if anybody is interested or has to cook for somebody in the family who is vegan this course may be of interest)

    We are running a series of Plant based / vegan cookery classes with Becky from Began foods in SEPTEMBER, after a very successful launch event the other week.

    Could you please put the below out on the circular:

    11 SEPTEMBER - 1 seat left available on 10am-12.30 pm class

    11 SEPTEMBER - 3 seats left on 7 – 9.30pm class

    12 SEPTEMBER - 3 seats left on 10am – 12.30 pm class

    Classes in Farnham Common in beautiful kitchen – contact ian@addzestmkg.co.uk for more information, or to book your place before it goes!


    ian freeman
    director

    M : 07764 - 638991


    www.addzestmkg.co.uk

    News from Buckinghamshire County Council

    http://www.buckscc.gov.uk/news/aged-11-19-the-lineup-youth-festival-will-showcase-local-opportunities-for-you/

    PR 9540
    06 July 2017
    For Immediate Release

    Aged 11 – 19? The LineUp Youth Festival will showcase local opportunities for you

    Buckinghamshire’s young people are being invited to the LineUp Youth Festival on Sunday 16 July to celebrate what they achieve and help get them involved in new opportunities.

    The festival, funded by the Big Lottery Celebrate Fund, will showcase the wide variety of local opportunities for young people aged 11 – 19 as well as celebrating young people’s achievements over the five years since the London 2012 Olympics.

    The festival will feature a live music stage with performances from local youth bands, as well as activities from local sports clubs, including football-based challenges from Wycombe Wanderers Pro Co Academy, cage cricket taster sessions from Active Bucks as well as laser tag and other interactive attractions.

    A variety of youth organisations, projects and clubs will also be there and a food court will be on site for the whole day. The event is being run and hosted by the County Council’s Youth Service, Aylesbury Youth Action, Wycombe Youth Action and Wycombe Wanderers Sports and Education Trust.

    One highlight of the event will be the #bucksinspired Bucks Young Life Awards, which will celebrate Buckinghamshire adults and young people who contribute to their community, go the extra mile to support others or make a positive change in someone else’s life.

    Noel Brown, Cabinet Member for Community Engagement & Public Health, said: “The Big Lottery Celebrate Fund is designed to help people bring their local communities together to build stronger neighbourhoods and boost community spirit; and that’s exactly what we wanted to do for the young people of Buckinghamshire, who are our future.

    “LineUp promises to be a fantastic day of fun, music and activities – but more than that, it aims to show young people some of the opportunities available locally for them to get involved in.

    “Come along, have fun and see what new things you could do!”

    LineUp Festival is taking place on Sunday 16 July at Princes Risborough School, from 11am – 9.30pm. Entry fee is £2 per person on the gate.

    The event is for young people aged 11-19; those under 14 will need to be accompanied by an adult. Security checks will be in place at the entrance gates and no liquids will be permitted.

    For more information about LineUp and the Bucks Young Life Awards go to www.bucksfamilyinfo.org/youth or call 01296 382583 to speak with a member of the organising team.

    Find out more about the Big Lottery Celebrate Fund at https://www.biglotteryfund.org.uk/celebrate

    For further information please contact: Helen Fincher, on 01296382444 or out of hours on 07825430978

    Wendy Strathdee

    Area NHW Coordinator, Burnham


    30 June 2017

    BULLETIN FOR BURNHAM NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH COORDINATORS TO FORWARD TO THEIR MEMBERS (and for representatives of other community groups to cascade down to their groups)

    (Items for inclusion to me by Thursday evenings please !

    POLICE UPDATE
    Burglary Dwelling: On 27 June at 23:00 an unknown offender has taken a teapot through an open window from a property on Fairview Road. There was no CCTV or witnesses to the offence.

    Burglary Non Dwelling: Between the 24 and 26 June – an unknown offender has gained entry to a yard on Taplow Common Road by climbing over a fence. A stump grinder was taken believed to be worth over £10,000. Enquires are ongoing.

    Theft From Motor Vehicle: None


    If you see anything suspicious please contact the police via the 24 hour non emergency and general enquiry number 101.
    Alternatively if you wish to provide information to the police anonymously then please call Crime Stoppers on 0800 555 111.

    Other
    The Neighbourhood team would like to welcome Acting Sergeant Roy Evans to the team who replaces Sergeant Mutch. Sgt Evans has joined us from the reactive team based at Amersham.

    BURNHAM LIBRARY VILLAGE FETE

    This will be held in the Library and Burnham Park on Saturday 8th July from 12 to 4pm. The Fete is being by Burnham Community Association and the Friends of Burnham Library which will be selling tickets for the Prize Draw in aid of the Community Association, to be held at 3.30pm in the Library. The Friends of Burnham Library will have a café and cake sale in the Library. In the Park Traylens Funfair will be there plus a range of Charity stalls in the area near the rear of the Library. The Library will have a Book, CD and DVD sale in the Courtyard. There will be a First Aider in attendance.

    Burrowes Butchers will be providing a barbecue and there will be an Ice-Cream Van. Toilets will be provided adjacent to the Library.

    Parking will be in Burnham Park and entry to the car park is by the Priory Road Gate. There is a wedding in Burnham Park Hall so there will be no parking available in the Parish Hall Car Park. Visitors to the Fete are requested to use the carpark provided in Burnham Park itself.

    ***CROSSRAIL

    Use of Coalmans Way access point: 30 June – 7 July 2017

    I am writing to provide you with information about plans to use the Coalmans Way access point this weekend and next week. For more details please click here.

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    WATCH OUT FOR THIS IN FUTURE ! (and try and get a registration number!)
    “Bob and I were travelling towards the M40 via Dropmore School yesterday at 10 20am. We were nearly at the Farnham Road when we saw a large white van with its bonnet up on the side of the grass verge facing us.

    It was only when we came back later at 12 noon we realised that the Asian gentleman had been fly tipping. He had left a blue bag, some black bags and some wood.

    What a clever ruse. Pretending you have broken down so people do not think anything suspicious is happening.”

    Note: Fly-tipping

    South Bucks District Council is responsible for clearing fly-tipped waste on highway verges, layby verges and partially blocked footpaths/pavements. To report fly-tipped waste which is completely blocking a road or footpath please call the Highways Authority on 0845 2302882 or Contact Transport for Buckinghamshire form(Opens in a new window) or call 01895 837333 / Report fly-tipping(Opens in a new window). Fly-tipping on private land is the responsibility of the land owner to remove. Fly-tipping is a criminal offence. We will prosecute in all cases where sufficient evidence exists. If you witness anyone fly-tipping, please call 01895 837333

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    TEMPORARY ROUNDABOUT PETITION FOR FIVE POINTS
    The petition calling for the temporary roundabout at the Five Points instead of traffic lights received over 2000 signatures and has now been submitted to Slough Borough Council’s Transport and Highways Manager to review. (My own feeling, seeing the traffic congestion on Hogfair Lane this week is that a change of heart could not come quickly enough!)

    ***

    CAN ANYBODY MAKE USE OF THESE ?
    “ I am looking for button-collector and/or a sewer. Do you by any chance know of anyone local?
    I have large box of loose mixed buttons and a number of very old dolls’ or very tiny babies’ petticoats covered in old lace. Before I recycle them I thought I would see if someone might have a use for them”.
    Please contact Beryl Chapman at BerylPhilC@aol.com

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    DISTRICT COUNCILLOR SURGERY

    Monthly Councillor surgeries resume on Saturday 1st July at Woodstock Cafe in The Emporium in Burnham High Street, 10 - 12 noon. Come along for coffee and cake and a chat with your District Councillor Paul Kelly

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    Sunday 2ND JULY – GRENFELL TOWER SUPPORT

    On Sunday 2nd July between 12 noon and 5 pm Haarts Estate Agents in the High Street are holding a community fund raising appeal for Grenfell Tower victims, with a Pound in the bucket, tombola, Photo booth, Splash the estate agent. Nibbles provided.
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    ANOTHER GOOD CAUSE


    On Saturday 1st July Elinor Casey, the 11 year old daughter of a Friends of the Library supporter is having her hair cut short for a children's cancer charity. As many of the FoBL know Elinor and her mother Phaedera, some of you might be interested in seeing the link to her donation page (and possibly supporting it).

    LINK: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/phaedra-casey2?utm_medium=email&utm_source=ExactTarget&utm_campaign=20170629_96877

    Read Phaedra's story

    www.justgiving.com

    Phaedra is raising money to help Little Princess Trust

    IN THE LIBRARY

    FALL PREVENTION There will be a talk on Fall Prevention in Burnham Library on July 27th at 12.45 by Dr Raj Thakkar, GP and Clinical Commissioning Director for Planned Care, Chiltern Clinical Commissioning Group, to which everyone is welcome. For more information contact Sophia on 01494 586708.

    TEEN CREATIVE WRITING GROUP Lauren, aged 17, is trying to find like-minded people aged between 11 and 18 who enjoy writing and would like to relax and share thoughts, and exchange ideas. The sessions run for four weeks from 29th July from 14.00 to 15.00 in Burnham Library, Snacks and drinks are available. If you have any questions email lib-bur@buckscc.gov.uk

    IN THE HIGH STREET

    JOB VACANCY The Natural Health Shop has a vacancy for a part time employee, with knowledge of the Alternative Health Sector or a keen interest in it. Full training can be given. Apply to the shop at 65 High Street, Burnham, SL1 7JP or call 01628 666122 for further details.

    IN BURNHAM PARK HALL

    MAD4BRIT will be back on stage at Burnham Park Hall on Friday 7th July, doors open from 7.30pm, offering a trip to the 90s era with music, film and fashion. Entry is Free

    SOULED OUT VII are booked for Friday 28th July with DJ Ian Harrison from 20.00 to Midnight offering Northernn Soul, Rare Groove, Jazz-Funks, Ska, Reggae and Rocksteady for you to dance the night away. Entry is free.

    IN ST PETER’S CHURCH

    BURNHAM CONCERT BAND have their Summer Concert in their new venue on Wednesday July 5th starting at 20.00, doors open at 19.00. Admission £7, Concessions £6. There will be refreshments available and the usual raffle. Tickets on the door or book at 01628 605330 For information www.burnhamconcertband.btck.co.uk

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    BURNHAM GRAMMAR SCHOOL

    A reminder that on Wednesday 5 July Burnham Grammar School is hosting its first Creativity Evening including works from our students across all years in drama, art, design and technology and music. Our year 12 students have been managing and organising this evening to show off the amazing talents here we have at Burnham Grammar. The school invites everyone in the village to come along to our Creativity Evening to see the fantastic works which are created. It is FREE to attend, and there will be homemade refreshments and canapes provided by our Cookery Club members (these are not to be missed – their cooking is amazing!). See attached posters.

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    Alliance led by South Central Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust awarded the contract for new Thames Valley 111 Integrated Urgent Care Service ‘The new front door to urgent care’

    Patients across the Thames Valley will be opening a new front door to urgent care services from September 2017.

    South Central Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust (SCAS) has been awarded the contract for the new Thames Valley 111 telephone service by the 10 Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) across the Thames Valley. SCAS leads an alliance set up to deliver the service, which also includes Berkshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust, Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust and Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust.

    The alliance brings together the relevant skills and expertise from local NHS providers needed for patients to access a wide range of medical disciplines.

    Thames Valley 111 will now offer patients a seamless 24/7 urgent clinical assessment and treatment service – bringing together NHS 111, GP out of hours and other clinical advice, such as dental, medicines and mental health.

    A team of clinicians will be available on the phone when needed, and will be linked into a new NHS Clinical Hub - a group of healthcare professionals who can help get patients the right care, at the right time, in the right location.

    A thorough and rigorous procurement process took place involving clinicians, specialists and NHS managers from across the Thames Valley in the decision-making.

    The focus was on selecting a provider which will work across all CCGs to support the development of an integrated 24/7 care service on a local basis.

    Sam Burrows, the senior responsible officer for the procurement process, said:“We are pleased to announce that the Thames Valley 111 Partnership, led by SCAS, has been awarded the contract. This is an exciting time and one which is going to improve patients’ experience by getting people to appropriate care more efficiently by this integration of urgent care services.

    “We undertook a comprehensive procurement process, which included engaging with clinicians, patients and members of the public to identify issues, address them and design a new integrated urgent care service which will revolutionise the experience for those calling 111. The Thames Valley region will be an early adopter of this new approach which will be rolled out throughout England by 2020.

    “During the summer of 2015 the 10 CCGs in the Thames Valley undertook widespread public engagement with key stakeholders, as well as a review of feedback from existing users of the current 111. This gave us a picture of patient experiences and desired improvements to NHS 111, as well as gaining an understanding of public knowledge of urgent care services.

    “I would like to thank all those local residents, stakeholders and clinicians who took the time to give their views and feedback during the engagement process. Your valuable contribution will help shape this integrated service and confirms our commitment to ensuring that patients are at the heart of the services we commission.”

    Philip Astle, Chief Operating Officer at SCAS, said “We are delighted to be at the heart of these exciting developments of the NHS 111 in the Thames Valley. SCAS has a strong track record of working with healthcare partners to deliver outstanding care to the people of the Thames Valley, and this transformation of NHS 111 will enable us to build on that record.”

    A detailed mobilisation plan is now being implemented; working towards the launch in September 2017.


    The national Commissioning Standards for Integrated Urgent Care published in 2015, describe an ambitious model of care for the future in support of the Urgent and Emergency Care Review. Commissioners across Thames Valley are committed to delivering a regional service that meets the full potential of these standards.

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    News from Buckinghamshire County Council 26 June 2017

    Surveillance cameras catch man dumping asbestos

    Florin Arsene, a 31 year old man from West Drayton Park Avenue, West Drayton, appeared at Aylesbury Crown Court on June 15 2017 for sentencing, having pleaded guilty to two offences of fly-tipping at an earlier hearing.

    The court was told that in the early hours of July 10 2016, Mr Arsene was filmed by a hidden camera installed by investigators from the Waste Partnership for Buckinghamshire. Images were taken of him dumping a van load of asbestos on the M40 emergency vehicle turn around ramp at Fulmer, Buckinghamshire.

    When interviewed at Hounslow Police Station, Mr Arsene admitted depositing this waste and a second offence on the other side of the motorway where green waste was dumped on August 9.

    Judge Francis Sheridan sentenced Mr Arsene to four months' custodial sentence suspended for two years. He was fined £3,000 for the first offence and for the second offence he was fined £2,000. Costs of £4,984.50 were awarded for the clear up and investigation.

    Mr Arsene was additionally disqualified from driving for four months for using a vehicle in connection to a crime under s146 of the Powers of Criminal Courts Act 2000. A victim surcharge was also applied.

    During sentencing the judge said the he did not believe Mr Arsene when he said he didn’t realise what he was doing was anything wrong and that “We do not need people messing up our beautiful county of Buckinghamshire”.

    Bill Chapple OBE, Buckinghamshire County Council's Cabinet Member for Planning & Environment, said: "The site of this offence is isolated, the offender struck in the dead of night and took steps to avoid being seen - but still our cameras were able to film the offence taking place and allow him to be identified. The sentence handed down in this case shows that there is no tolerance for this type of behaviour, and perpetrators should be aware that we will pursue them whenever possible - one offence may be all that's needed to land you in court.

    "I'd also like to remind the community to remain vigilant - if you see anyone fly tipping, take down the licence number and let us know online or through the hotline."

    The case was prosecuted by Buckinghamshire County Council working on behalf of the Waste Partnership for Buckinghamshire. The Waste Partnership launched the 'Illegal Dumping Costs' campaign in November 2003 to combat illegal dumping and waste management offences in Buckinghamshire. Since that date the Partnership has secured 588 convictions against individuals and companies for illegal dumping and related offences. On average since April 2010, there has been at least one conviction per week for illegal dumping offences in Buckinghamshire. This has resulted in a halving of reported incidents and a significant saving to the Buckinghamshire tax payer over the period, principally through reducing removal and disposal costs.

    Report fly-tipping in Buckinghamshire at www.buckscc.gov.uk/fly or call the hotline 0845 330 1856.

    Link to Photos

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    News from Buckinghamshire County Council27 June 2017

    Trading Standards advice after Grenfell Tower fridge freezer fire


    For further information please contact: Richard Wells, on 01296 382444 or out of hours on 07825 430978

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    News from Buckinghamshire County Council 27 June 2017

    Council money, paper and time saver shortlisted for national award

    A council scheme which saves money, paper and residents’ time is in line for a national award.

    Buckinghamshire County Council phased out postal waste permits replacing them with innovative digital permits in autumn 2016.

    The move is projected to save £35,000 per year and remove the need to mail out 18,000 paper permits, which takes up to three days to arrive through residents’ letter boxes. It will also stop 79 days’ worth of calls to the council’s contact centre.

    The council has now been shortlisted in the national Paperless Awards 2017, with the winner announced in July.

    The digital permits were the first in the country to make innovative use of QR codes.

    Residents now instantly receive their permit via email and can present it on their smart phone to waste site staff, who simply scan the QR code.

    Bill Chapple OBE, Cabinet Member for Planning and Environment, said: "The digital permits are a triple win – saving money, saving paper and saving our residents’ time. I am pleased to say that we're on our way to eliminating the 54,000 days per a year residents used to spend waiting for their paper permits – and saving on paper makes good financial and environmental sense.”

    Most people won’t require a permit, which is needed only if using a commercial vehicle, visiting on foot, disposing of asbestos or using a vehicle with a trailer larger than 1.2 x 0.9m.

    https://www.buckscc.gov.uk/services/waste-and-recycling/waste-permit-scheme/apply-for-a-waste-permit/

    Wendy Strathdee

    Area NHW Coordinator, Burnham


    23 June 2017

    BULLETIN FOR BURNHAM NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH COORDINATORS TO FORWARD TO THEIR MEMBERS (and for representatives of other community groups to cascade down to their groups)

    (Items for inclusion to me by Thursday evenings please !

    POLICE UPDATE
    Burglary Dwelling: None

    Burglary Non Dwelling: Between the 17 and 18 June – an unknown offender has forced entry to an outbuilding on Stomp Road by forcing two locks. Power tools were taken, some have since been recovered. CCTV enquires are ongoing.

    Theft From Motor Vehicle: None


    Burnham Neighbourhood Police Team would like to remind people to keep your vans and vehicles safe.

    Please remember to:


    If you see anything suspicious please contact the police via the 24 hour non emergency and general enquiry number 101.
    Alternatively if you wish to provide information to the police anonymously then please call Crime Stoppers on 0800 555 111
    ***

    CROSSRAIL
    Taplow station: Removal for repair of the station footbridge

    It is planned to remove the old footbridge at Taplow station during the first two weekends of July. This is to enable it to be repaired off-site. It is hoped that the repairs will be completed in time for the footbridge to be returned to the station by the end of the year. Much of the work to remove the bridge will need to be undertaken overnight during these two weekends. For more details please click here.

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    FROM THE WELL@LENT RISE
    Both the following events are on Friday afternoons from 2pm - 4pm at Burnham Methodist Church hall.
    Alzheimer and Dementia Support

    “Drop in Café”

    At

    The Meeting Place,

    Burnham Methodist Church Hall

    Eastfield Road

    Burnham.

    FRIDAY 2:00PM – 4:00PM

    For those with a diagnosis of Dementia and their carers, to meet with others locally in similar circumstances, in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere.

    Contact: Pauline@thewellatlentrise.org/

    Or Tel: 078757 17730 for details

    The Well@Lent Rise Registered Charity Number 1124145

    The Memory Book a project of

    The Well@Lent Rise

    100 years of Fashion…

    Through your own pictures and stories.

    Bring them along…

    23rd June 2000 – 2010
    30th June 2010 – present
    7th July Weather permitting, visit to Hitcham Farm ice-cream shop

    Any Friday afternoon

    from 2pm – 4pm

    in the Methodist Church hall.

    No charge, just tea, biscuits and friendly company.

    To find our more pop along on a Friday afternoon or visit The Meeting Place, Wednesday morning 9.30-11.30am.

    Contact: Pauline 07875717730

    www.thewellatlentrise.org

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    BURNHAM GRAMMAR SCHOOL

    On Wednesday 5 July Burnham Grammar School is hosting its first Creativity Evening. It is a celebration of the creative arts at the school and will include works from our students across all years in drama, art, design and technology and music. Our year 12 students have been managing and organising this evening to show off the amazing talents here we have at Burnham Grammar. The school invites everyone in the village to come along to our Creativity Evening to see the fantastic works which are created. It is FREE to attend, and there will be homemade refreshments and canapes provided by our Cookery Club members (these are not to be missed – their cooking is amazing!).
    See attached posters for more details.

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    DISTRICT COUNCILLOR SURGERY

    Monthly Councillor surgeries resume on Saturday 1st July at Woodstock Cafe in The Emporium in Burnham High Street, 10 - 12 noon. Come along for coffee and cake and a chat with your District Councillor Paul Kelly

    July 5th BURNHAM CONCERT BAND SUMMER CONCERT

    There’s a new look to Burnham Concert Band’s Summer Concert: we have a new venue! The concert will be in St Peter’s Church, Burnham on Wednesday July 5th 2017 starting at 8.00pm. There’s a mixed programme of music to suit a wide range of tastes, there will be the raffle of course, and an opportunity to meet and chat with your friends and neighbours whilst enjoying refreshments during the interval. Do please come and support your local community band.

    ***

    POST NATAL EXERCISE CLASSES

    A notification of Post Natal Exercise Classes that I am teaching in Burnham Park Hall on a Monday at 1.30 to 2.30. These classes run in courses of 4 or 5 weeks and are sponsored by Burnham Health Promotion Trust.

    Post natal mothers must be 6 weeks Post Natal if they have had a normal birth or 9 weeks post c-section. In addition they must have had their 6 week check and be passed as fit with no complications.

    I do a health check with the clients and have a chat with them about their pregnancy, so I can assess their needs in class and plan appropriately for them.

    In addition I am doing a free taster session at the Burnham Sports and Activities Day on 29 July from 10.30 - 11.15. This will be for Ante and Post Natal exercise so that ladies can have a taster for the types of exercise they can do both before and after pregnancy. See attached posters.


    Prabha Lacey - prabha.lacey@hotmail.co.uk


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    TABLE TENNIS IN THE PARK

    The Parish Council have now raised its target of £7500 to build two all weather table tennis tables in Burnham Park and it is hoped these will be installed by the end of July for use during the school holidays.

    ***
    IN THE HIGH STREET
    Planning permission has been given by South Buck District Council to convert The George Inn into residential accommodation with a first floor extension to provide six flats and associated parking.

    Woodstocks in The Emporium are serving afternoon Cream Tea with 2 homemade scones with jam & clotted cream, and different varieties of tea for £5.50.

    The RSPCA are looking for donations of good quality second hand furniture to sell. They cannot accept beds, white goods or TVs. Please phone 01494-810118 to arrange collection.

    ***

    IN THE LIBRARY

    Teen Creative Writing Group - “I’m Lauren, 17 and eager to exchange ideas. Come and talk and write with like minded people. Welcome to 11 – 18 year olds who enjoy writing or who just want to relax and share thoughts. Starting Saturday 29th July for four weeks, 2 – 3 pm. (snacks and drinks available). Any questions please email: lib-bur@buckscc.gov.uk.


    ***CAN YOU HELP THE LOCAL SCOUTS?

    Are you 18 or over? 1st Burnham & Hitcham Scouts need some volunteers to work as assistant leaders or to help in other background roles. No prior experience is necessary. Please contact: 1bhscounts@gmail.com if interested.

    ***
    GARDENING VOLUNTEERING HELP OFFERED
    There might be somebody out there who would be interested in a scheme run by Community Impact Bucks which is available to elderly or disabled residents in Bucks who need help looking after their gardens. It involves a team of volunteers, some of which have learning / mental difficulties who are keen to integrate back into society. Accompanied by a supervisor, the volunteers attend to residents gardens every few weeks. It is a free scheme but donations are welcome. There are also opportunities for people who enjoy gardening to act as volunteers.

    Anyone interested in this service should contact the Gardening Coordinator, Leona on 01844 348824. More info on the link below:-


    http://www.communityimpactbucks.org.uk/data/files/Gardening_Leaflet_-_September_2013.pdf

    ***


    NEWS FROM BOPAG (BUCKS OLDER PERSONS ACTION GROUP)


    (Note from me: I don’t know whether we have an operational Clinical Commissioning Group in our Burnham area who might be interested in taking up this invitation .If anybody knows of it, perhaps they would advise me please?)
    Dear All

    The Clinical Commissioning Groups would like to come to your groups and meetings to discuss changes to health services in Bucks. This is a welcome new approach and should mean that more of you get a chance to hear directly about things that will be happening in your areas.

    So no matter how big or small your group is, if you would like them to come along to give a talk, please contact Claire Gourlay.

    More details below:

    A big thank you to Andy Chapman, Prevention Matters, BCC for forwarding this invitation

    Kind regards

    Andy

    Assistant Chief Executive Service

    Sarah Ashmead

    A message from the NHS, can you help?

    Over the coming months, the Clinical Commissioning Groups in Buckinghamshire are keen to speak to people about local developments and what they will mean in practice to healthcare services in the area.

    They would really like the opportunity to come to existing public meetings and hear what people think and where they think changes could

    be made.
    Please let us know by contacting Claire Gourlay, Senior Communications Manager at cgourlay@buckscc.gov.uk with potential meeting dates if this is something you, or someone you know, might be interested in. Similarly please pass this request on to any contacts you have who might also be interested in including the NHS on a meeting agenda.
    We look forward to hearing from you.
    NHS Aylesbury Vale Clinical Commissioning Group and NHS Chiltern Clinical Commissioning Group


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    News from Buckinghamshire County Council 19 JUNE 2017

    Learning Disability Week highlights the hidden problem of domestic abuse

    http://www.buckscc.gov.uk//news/learning-disability-week-highlights-the-hidden-problem-of-domestic-abuse/

    Learning Disability Week (starting 19 JUNE) is a time when we focus on the opportunities and issues that affect people in our community with a learning disability. This year, Buckinghamshire County Council and its partner organisations across the county are highlighting an issue that people often overlook – people with a learning disability are particularly vulnerable to domestic abuse.

    Domestic abuse can affect anyone, but research has shown that a learning disability makes people more vulnerable, as they sometimes don't understand when a relationship is abusive and how they can take action to end it. As with domestic abuse generally, the majority of victims in these situations are women.

    Buckinghamshire County Council and its partners Thames Valley Police, Women’s Aid, SMART CJS and Rape Crisis want to remind people that those with learning disabilities can be vulnerable to domestic violence and abuse, and to be aware that it may be a problem for an individual in their family or community.

    April from Aylesbury Women's Aid said: "Anyone can be a victim of domestic abuse. This can mean physical violence, verbal or online abuse, sexual abuse, or financial exploitation. Often it is a combination of these. No one should suffer without assistance behind closed doors, which is why we must draw attention to those groups whose suffering sometimes goes unnoticed."

    Anne WIGHT, Buckinghamshire County Council Deputy Cabinet Member for Community Engagement and Public Health, said: "Because the issue of domestic abuse suffered by those with a learning disability is hidden, it means that victims are in danger of being left without a means of escape. Learning Disability Week is the ideal opportunity to make sure we are all aware of the issue and vigilant for any signs of abuse."

    Services available to help are Aylesbury Women’s Aid - T : 01296 - 437777, Wycombe Women’s Aid - T : 01494 - 461367, Smart CJS - M : 07985 - 188072, Rape Crisis Aylesbury - T : 01296 - 392468 and Rape Crisis Wycombe (which also covers Chiltern and South Bucks)- T : 01494 - 462222.

    Case example
    Jane (not her real name), a woman in her early thirties, had lived with a series of abusive partners, and social services had removed several children from her care for their own safety.

    At one stage, she reported to police that her partner had raped her and brought other men to their home to have sex with her. She then retracted her statement, feeling that she would not be believed.

    She was finally referred into the Buckinghamshire Domestic Violence and Abuse (DVA) Service by her aunt, who suggested that Jane had capacity likened to that of an ten-year-old, although there was no formal assessment of her needs.

    The DVA service was able to allocate Jane a support worker who worked with her with obtaining legal advice/legal aid regarding care proceedings. They provided housing rights information which prevented her partner from returning to the property. The service worked with Jane to help her recognise abuse, and helped her relocate to another area where there was a family network who were able to offer support.

    ***

    FROM SOUTH BUCKS DISTRICT COUNCIL

    Please could you assist in publicising the following events being held for community groups and Town/Parish Councils. A separate email has already gone out to the Town and Parish Councils but we want as many community groups as possible to know about the events.

    Dear voluntary and community organisations

    Chiltern District Council and South Bucks District Council are hosting two information events covering the funding available from HS2 through their Community and Business funds as well as covering general funding advice. Please come and join us at either event to get new project ideas, firm up existing ideas or gain further knowledge of how they could be funded. Places are limited so please confirm your attendance as soon as possible by emailing hcasey@chiltern.gov.uk

    5th July 2017 6.00 – 8.00pm, Council Chamber, Chiltern District Council, King George V House, King George V Road, Amersham, HP6 5AW

    18th July 2017 6.00-8.00pm, South Bucks District Council, Room 6, Capswood, Oxford Road, Denham, Uxbridge, UB9 4LH

    The programme will be as follows:

    Time Topic Organisation
    6.00 Refreshments
    6.15 Welcome CDC/SBDC
    Context - Overview of HS2 Community and Business funds CDC/SBDC
    HS2 Community and Business funds: tips on applying Groundwork
    Chilterns Conservation Board Projects and funding Landscape Partnership Scheme
    Generic tips on writing funding applications and the support available from Funding4sport Funding 4sport
    CIB funding advice services Community Impact Bucks
    Heart of Bucks funding advice services Heart of Bucks
    Q and A session – panel of above. All
    8.00 Close

    I hope you will be able to attend one of these events which will be informative and useful to help your organisation move forward.


    Christine Gardner
    BA MBA

    Active Communities Officer

    Joint Community & Leisure Team

    Tel: 01895 837220

    Mobile: 07730692689

    Email: cgardner@chiltern.gov.uk

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    From: Transport Strategy Mailbox [mailto:transportstrategy@buckscc.gov.uk]
    Sent: 20 June 2017 17:01
    Subject: Freight strategy - public survey

    Dear Parish and Town Councils,

    Tomorrow (June 21st) we are launching a short public survey about our new Freight Strategy.

    Managing freight transport is a vital part of keeping Buckinghamshire thriving and attractive. Freight should move around the county as efficiently as possible, without imposing inappropriate costs on business, consumers, residents or our unique environment. A dedicated Freight Strategy will help make freight work for Buckinghamshire.

    In February we held a workshop about freight for Parish and Town Councils and it was fantastic to see so many of you there. Your feedback was very valuable (workshop report attached). Today’s survey is an opportunity for individuals and businesses to also have their say and influence the development of the strategy.

    We would encourage you to share the link to the survey with your networks (https://democracy.buckscc.gov.uk/mgConsultationDisplay.aspx?ID=3274 ). The survey closes on July 6th and should take around 10 minutes to complete.

    We will be holding a six-week public consultation in the Autumn on a full draft strategy. This will allow you to respond fully as councils, as you see fit.

    If you were unable to attend the workshop or have further comments and input about freight please contact Ryan Bunce or Sarah Gibson in the Transport Strategy team at transportstrategy@buckscc.gov.uk.


    Cllr Paul Irwin

    Deputy Cabinet Member for Transportation

    Wendy Strathdee


    17 June 2017

    BULLETIN FOR BURNHAM NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH COORDINATORS TO FORWARD TO THEIR MEMBERS (and for representatives of other community groups to cascade down to their groups)

    (Items for inclusion to me by Thursday evenings please !

    Apologies for late despatch this week. I have been away and only returned this afternoon

    A reminder that Parish Councillors are now receiving all NHW communications via Sheridan Edward to help reduce the size of my email circulation listPOLICE UPDATE

    Burglary Dwelling:

    On 9 June at 10:16 an unknown offender gained entry to a property on Wyndham Crescent. The front door was forced and computer equipment taken. The vehicle used to leave the scene was later recovered and is undergoing forensic examination.

    On 12 June an unknown offender entered a property on The Fairway. Various items were taken including bank cards and jewellery. The investigation is ongoing.

    Burglary Non Dwelling:

    None

    Theft From Motor Vehicle:

    On 9 June between 00:50 and 02:10 unknown offenders forced entry to premises belonging to J P Knight & Sons on Dropmore Road. Two vehicles were stripped of parts and further vehicle parts were stolen. CCTV enquiries are ongoing.

    Other:

    Burnham High Street – The painting of yellow lines are nearly completed in the high street, so will be fully enforceable again. As there has been an increase in complaints from Burnham residents recently, Civil Enforcement Officers will be issuing tickets for offending vehicles. The areas that will be focused on are ‘Outside Costa Coffee and The Red Lion Public House. Police may also issue tickets for vehicles causing an obstruction.


    If you see anyone acting suspiciously please call the police either on 101 or 999 in an emergency.

    If you don't want to speak directly to the police you can contact the independent charity
    Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or online.

    For advice on keeping your property secure please visit our
    website.

    DISTRICT COUNCILLOR SURGERY

    Monthly Councillor surgeries resume on Saturday 1st July at Woodstock Cafe in The Emporium in Burnham High Street, 10 - 12 noon. Come along for coffee and cake and a chat with your District Councillor Paul Kelly

    July 5th BURNHAM CONCERT BAND SUMMER CONCERT - please see attached poster for details

    There’s a new look to Burnham Concert Band’s Summer Concert: we have a new venue! The concert will be in St Peter’s Church, Burnham on Wednesday July 5th 2017 starting at 8.00pm. There’s a mixed programme of music to suit a wide range of tastes, there will be the raffle of course, and an opportunity to meet and chat with your friends and neighbours whilst enjoying refreshments during the interval. Do please come and support your local community band, we can guarantee some foot-tapping fun!

    YOGA CLASSES IN BURNHAM PARK HALL

    I’ve been asked to reminder everybody that the Yoga Classes being held in Burnham Park Hall are specifically structured and modified specifically for the over 55’s. This class is quite different from other classes for this reason. Emphasis is on stability and balance.: Classes take place at 11 a.m. on Mondays in blocks of three per month.

    The classes are of 90 minutes duration and the fee is £10. Therefore £30 per month.

    Classes are in short blocks so that if anyone is away for any of the dates the maximum they would have to miss is 3 classes. There is also the option to come to one of my other classes in lieu at a time and date convenient to you.

    You are welcome to come along for a free trial with no obligation.

    Classes in June are on the 12, 19 & 26.

    You will find all the information about my classes on my website, address below.

    I hope you decide to come for a trial. If so I will send you a health questionnaire to either complete and return on line, or, download fill in and bring with you on the day.

    I have mats available if you need to borrow one.

    For more details: please contact: Mary on 07803 726449 Or email: mary@marymeikle.com www.marymeikleyoga.com

    SUMMER FAIR

    Please can you promote St Peter's C of E Primary School Summer Fair?

    It's on Saturday 8th July between 12-4pm.

    It's a great family fun day with lots of stalls and games including Spin the Wheel, Bottle Tombola, Bouncy Castle, BBQ, Candyfloss and Chocolate Fountain.

    CROSSRAIL EVENTS

    Talk: Engineering the Tunnel – 20 June @ Museum of London Docklands

    How are tunnels built in London? What new and innovative techniques are used? Find out about the most recent breakthroughs from both Crossrail and Tideway Tunnel projects. Discover the unique untold stories and how modern technology impacts our daily lives.

    Talk: The History of Britain's Great Railways – 18 July @ Museum of London Docklands

    Join this talk about the development of the early railways in London, the rediscovery of structures associated with the early Brunel Great Western Railway and the untold stories of the Elizabeth line. As part of our Tunnel: The Archaeology of Crossrail exhibition, hear all about the secrets unearthed by the Crossrail excavations.

    Exhibitions

    New virtual archaeology exhibition
    A new virtual version of the archaeology exhibition is giving more people the chance to explore the objects unearthed on the project. More info.
    Interactive family exhibition about design
    Take a tour of the new stations, art and public space on London’s newest railway in 'the design line' exhibition at the London Transport Museum. More info.
    INDUSTRY EVENTS

    The latest webinars and events from Crossrail's Learning Legacy.

    • •Webinar: Environmental Supplier Performance - Civils - 29 June
    • •Webinar: Managing Construction Noise in an Urban Environment - 20 July

    IN CASE YOU MISSED IT

    BBC TWO's The Fifteen Billion Pound Railway has returned for series two! if you missed it on television you can still catch it on BBC iPlayer. The documentary goes behind the scenes of Europe's largest infrastructure project.

    CONTACT US
    CALL - 0345 602 3813 (24/7)
    POST - FREEPOST CROSSRAIL
    (no postage or address required)
    EMAIL -
    helpdesk@crossrail.co.uk

    We want to ensure that you know everything you want to about Crossrail. We issue this bulletin four times a year and we also send out information sheets about specific works taking place.

    For more information about Crossrail visit www.crossrail.co.uk

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    News from Buckinghamshire County Council 12 June 2017

    A chance to see the Greatmoor Energy from Waste plant in action

    Ever wondered what happens to the things we throw into the bin? Buckinghamshire residents will be able to find out for themselves on 1 July when the Greatmoor Energy from Waste (EfW) facility at Woodham, near Aylesbury, opens its doors for a public open day.

    All of the household waste generated in Buckinghamshire that can't be recycled is now processed at Greatmoor, which first began generating electricity in January 2016. It's the largest single-furnace EfW facility in the UK, and has recently won a top industry award for the excellence of its design.

    The plant has the capacity to treat up to 300,000 tonnes of waste a year - about 900 tonnes a day - which would otherwise have gone to landfill. From this it generates a minimum of 22 megawatts of electricity to the national grid – enough to meet the energy needs of 36,000 homes. This alternative treatment of waste is expected to save Buckinghamshire County Council approximately £150 million over the 30-year life of the contract.

    Greatmoor is holding the open day - the second such event to date - on Saturday 1July. There will be three guided tours on the day starting at 10am, 12.30 and 3pm and each will take approximately 90 -120 minutes.

    Spaces are limited and available strictly on a first come, first served booking basis. Due to health and safety considerations in an operational building, there is a minimum age of 12 years old on these tours.

    Cllr Bill Chapple OBE, Buckinghamshire County Council's Cabinet Member for Planning & Environment, said: "Greatmoor is a great asset to Buckinghamshire, and I'd really recommend that people take this opportunity to see the plant in operation and find out how it helps us reduce the environmental impact of our waste while at the same time saving money."

    Paul Taylor, Chief Executive of FCC Environment, the County Council's partners in the Energy from Waste project, said: "Public education is an important part of our work at Greatmoor, and we look forward to welcoming residents on the open day, when they will be able to tour the facility and find out more about the energy from waste process in Buckinghamshire."

    To book on the guided tours please contact:

    Jez Elkin, Education Manager

    01296 323633

    Or go to www.greatmoor.co.uk/contact-us/

    Interesting facts about Greatmoor


    For further information please contact: Graham Skeggs, on 01296 382444 or out of hours on 07825430978

    Link to Photos

    News from Buckinghamshire County Council13 June 2017
    Company director jailed for fraudulent trading

    A roofing company director has been jailed for 27 months for fraudulent trading in several communities across Buckinghamshire.

    Kumarapan Kunaratnam targeted elderly and vulnerable residents - some in their 90s - with a package of roofing work that Aylesbury Crown Court on Friday (June 9) heard was unnecessary, of poor quality and overpriced.

    Mr Kunaratnam, of Peterborough Road, Harrow, a salesman for Future Homes Development Ltd and sole director for Top Home Roofing Ltd and Top Home Group Ltd, admitted three counts of carrying on a business for fraudulent purposes during 2014 and 2015.

    Prosecuting, Gary Pons recounted a catalogue of cases in which elderly and vulnerable residents were cold-called, and left a marketing leaflet about roofing repairs containing false claims about the materials used.

    Then Mr Kunaratnam would price up the job, offer a misleading discount and get a signed contract. No explanation was given of a cooling-off period or cancellation rights, and by signing the contract, the residents had inadvertently waived their statutory cancellation rights. Contractors would turn up to start the work either the next day or a few days later.

    In one case, said Mr Pons, work was quoted at £8,096, and reduced on discount to just over £4,500, but an expert called in later said the total cost of a new roof would be less than this, and the work done was only worth just over £600. Mr Kunaratnam quoted for this work despite the fact the householder had had his roof cleaned only six months earlier for £200.

    In another case, Mr Kunaratnam discounted the price by £2,000, but left such a mess around the house and garden, with loose mortar and broken tiles, that the resident's nephew tried to get hold of the company to complain. But when he phoned, he found the company had ceased trading. The expert subsequently confirmed the works had been carried out so poorly they had no value.

    Buckinghamshire and Surrey Trading Standards officers and Thames Valley Police started investigating Mr Kunaratnam's activities after a tip-off from the family of one of the eight victims.

    They visited the three homes in Chesham, one in Little Chalfont, two in Thame, and others in Staines and Datchet, with chartered surveyor Charles Leigh-Dugmore, who inspected and costed the value of the works. The court heard Mr Leigh-Dugmore said customers had been grossly overcharged for work that was unnecessary, of poor standard or not carried out at all.

    Judge Tulk said Mr Kunaratnam’s actions were premeditated: being involved in the production of leaflets containing false claims about building materials used and cold-calling, as well as sub-contracting the work and taking payments.

    “You deliberately targeted several elderly people and couples," Judge Tulk told Mr Kunaratnam. "You were actively involved, not just as the director, but on the front line. You were the brains and hands of the company."

    She ordered him to pay compensation of £10,000 and banned him from being a company director for ten years.

    Anne Wight, Buckinghamshire County Council's Deputy Cabinet Member for Community Engagement, paid tribute to the meticulous Trading Standards and Police investigation.

    "This case gives a very clear message to those who would prey on our elderly and vulnerable residents, that we'll go to great lengths in striving to make Buckinghamshire a no-go area for doorstep criminals," she said.

    News from Buckinghamshire County Council 16 June 2017

    Hot weather on the way

    THE WEATHER IN BUCKINGHAMSHIRE may get hot enough to trigger health alerts over the next few days, according to latest Met Office forecasts.

    Warnings that alerts may be imminent are triggered when the Met Office forecasts that there is a 70% chance of temperatures being high enough on at least two consecutive days and the intervening night to have a significant effect on health.

    This will normally happen two or three days before weather hot enough to trigger alerts is expected to occur. This is a critical stage to ensure readiness and swift action to reduce harm from a potential heat. During hot spells vulnerable groups, such as the older people, feel the acute effects of heat more than others and it’s long been recognised that death rates can rise in the early stages of hot weather.

    Even if temperatures do not hit extreme levels, Public Health England (PHE) still advises people to keep safe in the sun, seek shade to cool down and keep hydrated with plenty of cool fluids.

    Top advice for being sun safe:

    Remember that it can get uncomfortably hot indoors too. Try to keep your bedroom and living space cool, by closing the curtains on windows that face the sun and opening your windows at cooler times of the day and overnight when you can. Turn off non-essential lights and electrical items as these generate heat.

    Linn Hazel, cabinet member for Health & Wellbeing, says: ‘Of course we should all be outside enjoying the beautiful weather this weekend but please take precautions to keep yourself safe and check on those elderly or less mobile in your neighbourhood.’


    9 June 2017

    BULLETIN FOR BURNHAM NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH COORDINATORS TO FORWARD TO THEIR MEMBERS
    (and for representatives of other community groups to cascade down to their groups)

    (Items for inclusion to me by Thursday evenings please !

    POLICE UPDATE – NEW COMMUNITY SPEEDWATCH INITIATIVEPCSO Paul Austin has been involved in setting up Community Speedwatch with Burnham Parish Council recently. This is an activity the police would like to restart and volunteers are welcome. Police don’t need to be present during the speed watch so it is a genuine community event which local organisations or groups of neighbours can set up in specific locations wherever they feel there is need. If you are bothered by speeding in your area and would be interested to know more please contact PCSO Paul Austin (email: Paul.Austin@thamesvalley.pnn.police.uk

    Burglary Dwelling:

    Between 23 May and 03 June an unknown offender appears to have attempted to gain entry to a property on Lent Rise Road. A piece of plastic drain pipe that was believed to be attached to the house was found lying on the ground. Entry was not gained and no other damage was found.

    Burglary Non Dwelling:

    On 31 May at 08:37 pm - Unknown Offender have entered Occasions Card Shop , Burnham High Street. The wooden door has been forced to gain entry, the premises was searched and small change was taken. CCTV enquiries on the High Street are ongoing.

    Theft From Motor Vehicle:

    None

    Other:

    Regrettably, Sergeant ‘Melvin Mutch’, the Neighboured sergeant for Taplow, Burnham, Dorney and Farnham’s has now left TVP. There has been no new appointment made to date. When a replacement is announced, I will let you now. We all wish Melvin every success in his new venture. He will be greatly missed by the team.


    If you see anyone acting suspiciously please call the police either on 101 or 999 in an emergency.
    If you don't want to speak directly to the police you can contact the independent charity
    Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or online.
    For advice on keeping your property secure please visit our
    website.

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    CROSSRAIL
    Use of Coalmans Way access point: 10 - 12 June 2017

    I am writing to provide you with information about plans to use the Coalmans Way access point this weekend. For more details please click here

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    BOPAG NEWSLETTER (Bucks Older Peoples Action Group)

    June newsletter attached. Apologies for late inclusion after election. In the mass of incoming emails this one got overlooked.

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    BURNHAM BEECHES JUNE NEWSLETTER

    Click here: http://mailchi.mp/cityoflondon/17qkaprwtl-1502445?e=3639b5bf4f

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    IN THE LIBRARY

    BURNHAM LIBRARY FETE WILL BE HELD IN BURNHAM PARK AND THE LIBRARY ON SATURDAY JULY 8TH FROM 12.00 TO 16.00. Along with Traylens Fair there will be a BBQ, Charity Stalls and a Prize Draw with some superb prizes. The Library will be hosting a Book DVD and CD Sale, with Children’s face painting and activities and there will be a café and cake sale.

    For the Prize draw in aid of Burnham Community Association, tickets (£1 ) will be available from Library Reception as well as members of the Committee.

    If you represent a charity and would be interested in having a stall, please contact Mo Pope at popem2@sky.com or call her at Tel: 01628 605242. Mobile 077668 94433

    IN THE HEALTH CENTRE

    BURNHAM HEALTH CENTRE are hosting a CARER’S INFORMATION EVENT for patients registered at the Centre on Wednesday 21st June from 13.30 to 15.30 in Burnham Youth Centre, Minniecroft Road, Sl1 7DE. This is in conjunction with Carers Bucks and Slough Carers Support to advise on support and services available to carers. Help with registration with the Health Centre as a Carer will be offered and Telecare will be giving a talk on the latest technology and equipment to help people to remain independent at home. Arrangements can be made for someone to sit with the person you care for to allow you to attend – phone Carers Bucks on 0300 777 2722 for assistance.

    IN THE HIGH STREET

    SCHERE BARBERS have opened a new shop in the Village in the old premises of the Edge at 107 High Street, Burnham, SL1 7JT, tel: 01628 290998, and opened this week For details of the shop and prices Google Schere Barbers Burnham.

    AMIGOS. This Hairdresser is undergoing a re-vamp and will be closed temporarily until the work is complete.

    ELSEWHERE IN THE VILLAGE

    ROYAL BRITISH LEGION have a live music/Jazz Night on Wednesday 14th June at 20.30 in the Legion’s club in Gore Road. Entrance is Free and all are invited.

    THAMES HOSPICE invite you to Afternoon Tea at TAPLOW COURT, Cliveden Road, Taplow, SL6 0ER from 14.30 on Sunday 11th June. Cream teas and cakes are offered with a tombola , plant stall and more. Admission is £1 and Children are free. The visit includes a tour of Taplow Court house.

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    YOGA CLASSES IN BURNHAM PARK HALL
    Hatha Yoga Classes are now taking place in the Huntercombe Hall at Burnham Park!

    The sessions are run by a teacher with 10 years of experience. They take place at 11 a.m. on Mondays.

    I have arranged my classes in Burnham in blocks of three per month.

    The classes are of 90 minutes duration and the fee is £10. Therefore £30 per month.

    I have kept these classes in short blocks so that if anyone is away for any of the dates the maximum they would have to miss is 3 classes. There is also the option to come to one of my other classes in lieu at a time and date convenient to you.

    You are welcome to come along for a free trial with no obligation.

    Classes in June are on the 12, 19 & 26.

    You will find all the information about my classes on my website, address below.

    I hope you decide to come for a trial. If so I will send you a health questionnaire to either complete and return on line, or, download fill in and bring with you on the day.

    I have mats available if you need to borrow one.

    For more details: please contact: Mary on 07803 726449 Or email: mary@marymeikle.com www.marymeikleyoga.com

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    News from Buckinghamshire County Council

    Online booking makes Bikeability more available

    Schools in Buckinghamshire can put down the pen as a new online system makes it easier to apply for Bikeability cycling safety and competency training.

    Bikeability is a three-level national training scheme available locally to help young people gain practical skills and understanding about cycling on today's roads.

    The new application system will widen the opportunity schools have to apply for the cycle training as it allows the schools to plan the training a full academic year in advance. This will mean that schools can plan around the curriculum ensuring the children have a better chance to participate.

    As well as being able to plan ahead, schools can now submit applications instantaneously via the Buckinghamshire County Council website. Previously they had only been able to apply using a paper application.

    Cabinet Member for Transport, Mark Shaw said: “Encouraging children to be healthy and active in a safe way is very important. Not only does cycling improve on their health and wellbeing, it reduces congestion on the roads and ultimately is a reduction on pollution.

    "This new Bikeability system gives schools maximum flexibility and the opportunity to plan ahead and give the important Bikeability training to their pupils.”

    More information Bikeability can be found at www.buckscc.gov.uk/cycling-training

    Wendy Strathdee

    Area NHW Coordinator, Burnham


    2 June 2017

    BULLETIN FOR BURNHAM NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH COORDINATORS TO FORWARD TO THEIR MEMBERS (and for representatives of other community groups to cascade down to their groups)

    (Items for inclusion to me by Thursday evenings please !

    NEW VICTIM SUPPORT WEBSITE

    Police and Crime Commissioner Anthony Stansfeld recently launched a new website to support victims of crime. Victims First www.victims-first.org.ukis a new online resource for victims of crime which has advice on what to do and how to get help. It includes information and advice for victims including signposting them to services to help them cope and recover from the impact of the crime. It also includes a section on the Victims Code explaining clearly what help victims can expect from the police and other criminal justice agencies if they report the crime.

    The focal point of the website is a directory which allows victims to find relevant support in their area. Members of the public are able to use the website to refer themselves directly to the PCCs own support services or find information and contact details for other organisations. This support is available regardless of whether or not the victim has reported the crime to the police.

    We will be promoting the website over the coming months and would appreciate any support you can give in promoting it to your communities through your existing channels such as social media, websites and newsletters. I’ve attached the Victims First logo for you to use as needed.

    If you have any questions or want any further information about the website, please come back to me.

    Sarah Stokes

    PR and Communication Support Officer

    Direct Line: 01865 541954 Internal: 300-6703

    Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner

    The Farmhouse

    Thames Valley Police Headquarters

    Kidlington OX5 2NX

    www.thamesvalley-pcc.gov.uk

    Supporting victims across the Thames Valley:

    Victims Assessment and Referral Centre – www.victimsupport.org.uk/what-we-do/local-services

    Exploitation and Slavery - http://www.elmorecommunityservices.org.uk/elmore-services.php and www.themustardtree.org/rahab

    Hate Crime – www.hatecrimenetwork.org.uk

    Restorative Justice – www.tvrjs.org.uk

    Sexual Violence – www.refuge.org.uk/thames-valley

    Young Victims -www.safeproject.org.uk

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    WARNING ABOUT ANOTHER 'PHONE SCAM - PURPORTING TO BE FROM BT

    We had a phone call earlier in the week purporting to be BT and saying there was something wrong with our computer. We immediately put down the phone as we thought it was a scam. Today we had another call purporting to be from BT in which the caller said that our internet had been compromised and we would lose our internet connection within 2 hours. They went on to say that if we followed their instructions we could reverse this. Once again we thought this could be a scam so we put the phone down and called Crimestoppers and then BT who confirmed that we did the right thing. After the last suspect call we dialled 1471 and the number which came up was- T : 01765 - 965965.

    IN THE LIBRARY

    Today (Friday 2 June) from 10 am for children: From 10 am Pirate Activity Day! Stories, Crafts, Games and fun. Come in optional fancy dress. FREE

    Table Top Sale (tomorrow, Sat. 3rd June)from 10 to 12. 20p entrance fee with coffee, tea and cakes. Come and see what a lot of local people and charities have to offer!

    CROSSRAIL


    Taplow station works, June 2017

    I am writing to provide you with information on work planned on the platforms at Taplow station over the coming month. For more details please click here.

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    BUS SERVICE - CLOSURE OF LENT RISE ROAD

    I’ve been notified that during next week’s closure of Lent Rise Road the No 53 Bus Service will turn right into Eastfield Road and then left into Hitcham Road and proceed down to the A4 and Maidenhead. The work at Lent Rise Bridge is to sort out

    drainage problems.

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    MY BUCKS COUNTY COUNCIL MAGAZINE

    Click here for the latest edition: http://email.taylorfitch.com/t/ViewEmail/r/61BA4844605F4EBE2540EF23F30FEDED/9F2FAC16508836B3025DA65DC0D0F53A

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    BUCKINGHAMSHIRE FAMILY INFORMATION SERVICE - available for all

    FREE impartial information is available for :-

    * Families with children aged 0 to 19 years (or up to 25 years with SEND)

    * Young people and professionals

    on

    * Childcare

    * Children's centres

    * Activities and things to do (including school holidays)

    * Local offer for Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND)

    * Organisations and support services

    * Youthspace for young people

    T : 01296 - 383065 (9 am to 5 pm Monday to Friday) Text : 07786 - 202 – 920 E : familyinfo@buckscc.gov.uk

    BURNHAM EVENTS DIARY
    Attached is the latest Burnham diary for events organisers and other interested parties.

    Driving to France this summer?
    A reminder that If you’re planning to drive through go through Paris, Lyon or Grenoble on holiday don’t forget to get your Emissions Certificate to avoid collecting a fine.

    http://www.moneysavingexpert.com/news/travel/2017/03/driving-to-france-check-now-if-you-need-a-new-emissions-sticker-to-avoid-a-possible-100-fine?utm_source=MSE_Newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_term=31-May-17-33565542&utm_campaign=nt-didyoumiss&utm_content=7

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    INFORMATION on the NATIONAL CYBER AWARENESS ASSESSMENT

    National Cyber Awareness Self Assessment
    This is a message sent via Thames Valley Alert. This information has been sent on behalf of Action Fraud (National Fraud Intelligence Bureau)
    Message sent by
    Mike DOUGLAS (VISAV, Administrator, NA)

    As part of the continued development of the Alert system we have again been working with Action Fraud and the Home Office to enable us to provide you with specific advice and guidance based on your circumstances and understanding about specific techniques used by organised gangs and cyber criminals. This is about tailoring the service you receive based on you and your requirements so that your messages are more relevant and useful to you.

    You have previously completed the Action Fraud Cyber Survey. Since then, various Police Forces and Action Fraud have undertaken work to try and warn and inform you about typical Fraud and Cyber scams. We now need to know if this effort has been worthwhile so it would be very much appreciated if you could once again take a few minutes to complete the survey with your current knowledge and understanding.

    To participate, please click the button below and complete the survey questions.

    We have made this as quick and efficient as possible, you will not need to log in or complete other irrelevant questions. There are no more than eight questions which will ask you to rate your attitude to frauds and scams and how likely you are to protect yourself from them, particularly if you are online.

    Please note, each question asks you to rate (0-9) how much you agree with a statement, simply click the answer closest to your opinion and the next question will appear.

    It’ll be really quick to complete and as well as improving your future messages, at the end you’ll get feedback straight away on how well protected you are and more simple steps you can take to help stop you and your family becoming victims.

    We hope you’ll be able to spare a couple of minutes to fill this in to help us. If you have the time to do it now just click the button below. This survey will be live for the next two weeks so if you can't fill this in now you can come back and complete it at any time before then.

    Thank you once again for your previous participation and in anticipation of your continued support.

    Best regards Mike DOUGLAS
    Neighbourhood Alert Product Director
    Sent on behalf of Action Fraud and the Home Office

    Please click here to complete our survey

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    .

    Wendy Strathdee




    BULLETIN FOR BURNHAM NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH COORDINATORS TO FORWARD TO THEIR MEMBERS (and for representatives of other community groups to cascade down to their groups)

    (Items for inclusion to me by Thursday evenings please !

    POLICE UPDATE
    This is a message sent via Thames Valley Alert. This information has been sent on behalf of Thames Valley Police
    (Please do not reply or forward this email directly; please use the Reply, Share buttons at the bottom of this message)
    Message sent by
    Marion Davis (Police, Neighbourhood Policing Administrator, Chiltern and South Bucks)

    You Said, We Did

    You said you were concerned about parking.

    We did: Concerns were raised about parking in Burnham High Street, it was identified that the main issue was the yellow lines were no longer visible and therefore unenforceable. The Neighbourhood Policing Team (NHPT) have engaged with Highways and the local parking wardens, and the High Street has now been resurfaced and new lines painted. This now means that the council parking wardens can enforce the parking restrictions which should now reduce the issue.

    Parking outside Dorney Lake on Court Lane, Dorney was also raised as visitors have been blocking the pavement causing pedestrians to walk into the road. The neighbourhood officers have been down there issuing tickets to offending vehicles obstructing the footpath or bend. Dorney Lake have also widened the catchment area for their resident pass so it might be worth checking with them to see if you are now eligible to apply.

    You said you were concerned about speeding

    We did: The NHPT have been out on various occasions with the Speed Indicator Device, however there were no specific speeding issues whilst we were monitoring the situation.

    As the community speed watch volunteers come on line the NHPT will withdraw from this but may intervene should any speeding issues arise that require enforcement.

    Other News

    There were recently a number of incidences of criminal damage to vehicles reported to police in Maypole Road and Fairview Road in Taplow during May, a female has now been arrested and charged with four of these offences and possession of a bladed article.

    We have increased our patrols around Hogfair Lane, Burnham after two incidents of oil being poured over vehicles, no permanent damage was caused. We are still appealing for witnesses for this and should see anything please contact us on 101.

    As of 1st June the new operating model will come into effect across the force and what this means to the NHPT is we will have more time for our primary role of problem solving, engagement and visibility. The number of staff on the department has reduced but we are promised that under the new model we will be abstracted less.

    We have only had one response in relation to our next quarter’s priorities which raised issues about:

    Recent traveller encampment. Each incursion will be looked at on a case by case basis and where appropriate police will use their powers to remove the travellers, this will be the exception as trespass is a civil not criminal matter.

    Fly tipping: This is managed by the county council and any issues in relation to this should be direct to them. If you do witness anyone fly tipping then please make a note of the registration number which will assist with potential prosecutions.

    Engagement with the local community. We try to engage as much as possible with the local community and have recently held two events at both Sainsbury’s and Taplow for crime reduction events. We have attended the Annual General Meeting held by the local parishes and are working in the schools doing talks on the

    Community Cards Scheme to help children engage and identify with their community. Each quarter we send out a request for responses on what matters in your community.

    If you wish to raise any issues then please contact the team via the non-emergency number 101 or via email at taplowburnham&farnhams@thamesvalley.pnn.police.uk

    VANDALISM INCIDENT IN HARKNESS ROAD. “My car was parked outside my house when @ 1:30am on Tuesday 23rd May a witness reported to police that she saw 2 youths on a moped smash the driver's side window as they drove past. Nothing was touched inside the vehicle, there was nothing worth stealing, anyway This appears to be just mindless vandalism.”

    Message sent by
    Paul Austin (Police, PCSO, Chiltern and South Bucks)


    Between 07 & 08 May criminal damage was caused to a car on Church Street, Burnham; the windscreen was targeted and damaged caused. Did you see or hear anything? if so please contact non emergency number 101 quoting 43170132089. Please only respond with information regarding this incident.

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    DVLA SCAM WARNING
    The Driver & Vehicle Licensing Agency are warning that criminals have been sending scam texts in its name to trick motorists into revealing private, financial, information.

    One example refers to a non-existent refund. “We would like to notify you that you still have an outstanding vehicle tax refund of £48.34 from an overpayment” The victim is then requested to follow a link to a fraudulent website that has an official, legitimate, style. Amongst the information requested is:

    There are other examples. “FINAL REQUEST: DVLA Swansea have been trying to contact you”, for example. As is typical, the scam text message incorporates a link to a fraudulent website that encourages a victim to enter a wide range of personal, sensitive, information.

    Criminals can use the information for fraudulent purposes. Remember the DVLA never send out text or email messages with links to websites so delete any messages you receive.

    LENT RISE ROAD CLOSURE

    Reminder that Lent Rise Road will be closed, except for access, for the length which commences from the junction of Hag Hill Lane to the junction of Coalmans Way for approximately 5 days from June 5th between 9:30am to 5:30pm to allow essential roadworks to take place.

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    IN THE LIBRARY

    BOOK, CD AND DVD SALE WITH CAKES AND A CAFÉ for the Donkey Derby on Saturday 27th May from 10.00 am onwards. Call in a see what you can find or put your feet up with a delicious home made cake and a cuppa. We will be pleased to see you.

    LIBRARY HALF TERM FUN FOR CHILDREN

    Wednesday 31 May, 10.30 – 11.30 Cake decorating for children. Tickets £1. Book early. These sessions are always popular.

    Friday 2 June From 10 am Pirate Activity Day! Stories, Crafts, Games and fun. Come in optional fancy dress. FREE

    TABLE TOP SALE

    There will be a Table Top Sale in the Library on Saturday 3rd June from 10 to 12. 20p entrance fee with coffee, tea and cakes. Come and see what a lot of local people and charities have to offer!

    BUCKS OPEN STUDIOS From 10th – 25th June, Artist and makers will be holding events countywide so pick up a brochure in the library. Over 500 artists and makers will be participating in the County’s visual arts events or follow the bright yellow signs to individual sessions.

    BURNHAM LIBRARY FETE WILL BE HELD IN BURNHAM PARK AND THE LIBRARY ON SATURDAY JULY 8TH FROM 12.00 TO 16.00. With all the fun of Traylens Fair there will be a BBQ, Charity Stalls and a Prize Draw with some superb prizes. The Library will be hosting a Book DVD and CD Sale, with Children’s face painting and activities and there will be a café and cake sale.

    For the Prize draw in aid of Burnham Community Association, tickets (£1 ) will be available from Library Reception as well as members of the Committee.

    If you represent a charity and would be interested in having a stall, please contact Mo Pope at popem2@sky.com or call her at Tel: 01628 605242. Mobile 077668 94433

    IN BURNHAM PARK

    BUMPS, BABIES AND BEYOND WILLL BE IN Burnham Park Hall on FRIDAY 2ND JUNE from 11.00 to 14.00. Come and find out about pregnancy, birth and life with a new baby in the local area. Entry is free and tea and coffee will be provided. Baby and Toddler activities, sling library and advice ante and postnatal classes and Photography session. Contact jennyreece@slingswing.co.uk for more information

    BAND CONCERT – 4MAD BRIT will be back by popular demand on stage in Burnham Park Hall on Friday 7th July Doors open 19.30 – entry is free

    IN THE HIGH STREET

    The High Street is now repaired and fully open so please it a visit and support our local shops? Don’t forget to take your Burnham Advantage Card and use some of the great offers available. Not got an Advantage Card? You can get one at the Reception Desk in Burnham Park Hall!

    ELSEWHERE IN THE VILLAGE

    BURNHAM COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION ARE RECRUITING A GOOD NEIGHBOUR SCHEME COORDINATOR

    Do you have some time to spare to volunteer to coordinate the bookings of drivers for the Good Neighbour Scheme? You will take calls from residents of Burnham who need to get to hospital, or medical related appointment s but need transport. You will log the call and assign the job to one of our willing drivers. For more information please contact PAULA WITTELS on 07785 242558

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    OF POSSIBLE INTEREST

    ADULT LEARNING BUCKS ARE HOLDING A FESTIVAL OF LEARNING from Monday 12 to Friday 16th June giving you a chance to try an Adult Learning Class for FREE. Yu can join a class, meet the tutor and find out what other students think about the course. This is available on most art and craft, language and health and fitness courses. Check out the range of courses at adultlearningbcc.ac.ukor call 01296 383582 between Monday 22nd May to Friday 2nd June at 12 noon.

    CATS PROTECTION. For those who are on state benefits or a low income can now get help with the cost of neutering and microchipping their cats from the Bracknell and Wokingham Districts Branch of Cats protection who are now covering anyone in SL! Postal district. Contact neutering@bracknell.cats.org.uk or telephone 03453 714 212 from 9.00 to 17.00 Monday to Friday or 9.00 – 15.00 on Saturdays.

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    A DATE GOING FORWARD

    St Peter's C of E Primary School in Burnham are holding their annual Summer Fair on Saturday July 8th 12-4pm.

    There will be a great selection of stalls and games along with a bouncy castle, BBQ, spin the wheel, bottle tombola, face painting and glitter tattoos! Join us for a day of fun!

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    OFFICE TO RENT
    Tummies have a small office available to let above their restaurant in Cippenham. Convenient location near Burnham station and close to Exit 7 of the M4. Affordable rent and flexible terms. If interested please call Claude on 07747 024161 or email: claude@tummies.net

    Looking for an office away from

    News from Buckinghamshire County Council 22 May 2017

    Country parks attract record one million visitors

    Buckinghamshire’s Country Parks are celebrating attracting one million annual visitors for the first time.

    The milestone marks an eight per cent increase in visitors to Black Park, Denham and Langley from 2015/16, while numbers have risen by almost 500,000 over the last decade.

    To mark the occasion Country Parks Manager Andrew Fowler handed out golden envelopes full of vouchers to three lucky families – one in each park.

    Andrew put the increase in visitors down to improvements in park facilities, including an enhanced food offer, revamped children’s playgrounds, great events and attractions such as Go Ape.

    The Buckinghamshire County Council parks make all the money required to run the facilities from activities within the parks. There are exciting plans to further improve the parks, including a new mobile phone app displaying a real-time map and information and new signage around the parks. Later this year Go Ape will launch its first ‘tree-top nets adventure course’ in the country at Black Park.

    Andrew, who has worked at the parks for 23 years, said: “We’re delighted to get more than one million visitors for the first time - the final total was one-million-and-fifty-five visitors. There are several reasons behind our success, but chief among them is how we’ve worked with our on-site partners San Remo Catering, Groundwork South, Go Ape and local charities to further improve what the parks have to offer.”

    To check out what’s going on at the parks follow Bucks Country Parks on Facebook or download the ‘what’s on guide’ at http://www.buckscc.gov.uk/media/4508229/whats-on-guide_final.pdf
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    News from Buckinghamshire County Council 22 May 2017

    A40 waste dump investigations continue

    Investigations into the dumping of a vast amount of waste under the A40 viaduct near Uxbridge during April are continuing this week.

    Buckinghamshire County Council's enforcement officers sifted the mass of household and builders material, old cars and electrical goods, and found at least 30 positive leads. Evidence will be shared with the Environment Agency, which usually leads the investigation of major fly-tipping and large scale waste crime.

    Bill Chapple OBE, Cabinet Member for Planning and Environment, said: "It’s clear from our initial investigation that dumping on such a huge scale as this is the result of waste crime activities, rather than one off ‘fly-tipping’ as we would usually view it. Nevertheless, we have a zero-tolerance attitude to any form of waste dumping in Buckinghamshire and we’ll do everything we can to help ensure the culprits are brought to justice.”

    Bill said the County Council was working closely with the Environment Agency, Highways England, several police forces and councils as the arms of the investigation to trace the criminals extend across southern England.

    Link to Photos: Waste tipped beneath the A40 viaduct near the Colne Valley Regional Park

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    News from Buckinghamshire County Council 23 MAY 2017


    Warning on new tobacco laws

    Trading Standards are reminding retailers about new laws on tobacco and vaping that came into force from Saturday . 20 MAY .

    With new rules on tobacco products and e-cigarettes now in force, Steve RUDDY, head of Buckinghamshire and Surrey Trading Standards, said: “These new laws aim to protect people’s health and include standard plain packaging for cigarettes, a ban on 10-packs and limits on the strength of vaping liquids and the size of containers that hold them.

    “We’ll be checking that retailers are complying with the rules and would urge them to make sure none of their previous stock remains on their shelves or is available online. The trade in illicit tobacco products undermines reputable businesses and we welcome all intelligence which could help us stamp out the problem – anyone with information about sellers flouting the law is encouraged to report it to us.”

    Anyone with information should contact - T : 03454 - 040506.


    19th May 2017

    BULLETIN FOR BURNHAM NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH COORDINATORS TO FORWARD TO THEIR MEMBERS (and for representatives of other community groups to cascade down to their groups)

    (Items for inclusion to me by Thursday evenings please !

    HAS ANYBODY LOST THEIR BLACK CAT ?Cat found on Milner Road. Message from resident.

    He was in a sorry old state tonight as was drenched through so we took pity on him and gave him some food as he seemed very hungry.

    Obviously I don't want to get in the habitat of feeding him if he belongs to someone else - I was just concerned he is a stray.

    If this cat belongs to you, please contact Miriam on 07545 3430180 or mail miriamhennah@talktalk.net

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    DROPBOX SCAM WARNING

    If you’re a computer Dropbox user be alert to a scam I’ve just received from the “the Dropbox team” emanating from the following email address: ajhousley1@hotmail.co.uk. The email contains the Dropbox logo but the Subject Header states “You Have Receive a New Document”. Delete it!

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    GENERAL ELECTION HUSTINGS

    To be conducted in Burnham Park Hall in a Question Time format on Thursday 1st June 2017 19.30 - 21.00 . Five candidates will be attending - Conservative, Labour, Liberal Democrat, UKIP and The Green Party.

    To submit a possible question - please complete the pro forma available at the Reception desk at Burnham Park Hall.

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    UK GENERAL ELECTION 8 June

    If you’re not registered to vote, you need to register by Monday 22 May. You can apply to register online at gov.uk/register-to-vote.

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    LENT RISE ROAD CLOSURE - (TEMPORARY PROHIBITION OF THROUGH TRAFFIC) ORDER, 2017

    BUCKINGHAMSHIRE COUNTY COUNCIL has made an Order, which will temporarily prohibit any vehicle from proceeding,

    except for access, in that length of Lent Rise Road, Burnham, which commences from junction of Hag Hill Lane to the

    junction of Coalmans Way.

    The alternative route for vehicles affected by the closure will be via Lent Rise Road, Bath Road, Huntercombe Lane

    North, Stomp Road and vice versa.

    The closure is required whilst Transport for Buckinghamshire works take place and it is anticipated that the works will

    commence on 5 June 2017 and will take approximately 5 days between 09:30 and 15:30 each day to complete.

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    PROPOSAL FOR RETIREMENT APARTMENTS IN BURNHAM
    Churchill Retirement Living are preparing a planning application for a high quality development comprising approximately 47 privately owned retirement apartments of the land of 24 Britwell Road SL1 8BZ. This was previously the site of Laboratory Facilities Ltd.

    The plans for the development are available to view at churchillretirement.co.uk/planning/live-consultationsand will be available to view until 1st June 2017. If you would like a hard copy phone 01425 462109.

    You can provide feedback and comments by emailing info@planningissues.co.uk.

    I’ve only briefly looked at the plans but my immediate reaction was that the provision of only 24 parking spaces for 47 properties is inadequate given that many retired people still own cars and retirement properties often need spare parking spaces for visiting relatives, carers, nurses, etc. The current proposed plan is apparently for 33 x 1 bedroom properties and 15 x 2 bedroom properties so the proportion of car owners could be quite high. I feel it would have been better to plan fewer properties so that parking provision will still be adequate in 10 years’ time given car ownership is on the increase and many people are still driving in their eighties but developers rarely seem to build this factor into their equasion !

    If you would like further information on Churchill Retirement Living view Topic Papers, Research Publications and Policy Documents: churchillretirement.co.uk/planning/research-and-policy.

    I don’t know whether this proposal has yet involved any local planning consultation at Parish or District level.

    Could one of our local councillors update me please?

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    BURNHAM DONKEY DERBY & SPRING FAIR.

    Saturday 27th May from 12 Noon – Burnham Park SL1 6DR

    The 26th annual Burnham Donkey Derby has almost arrived! It's Burnham's big charity event, organised by the Rotary Club of Burnham Beeches, and takes place on Saturday, 27th May from 12 noon.

    There will be dozens of donkeys in Burnham Park and fun for the whole family. Best of all, entrance to the event is FREE! What better way to start off the Bank Holiday weekend? In addition to traditional donkey rides, the donkey races, the park train and Traylen's Funfair, this year sees the introduction of Herding Ducks, which promises to be very entertaining. Arena events include Pop Goes the Choir, the Azure Theatre School and K9 Quakers. Watch out for an amazing Flashmob too.

    As always, there will be a good selection of stalls to browse from sports clubs, youth groups, charities, crafts, local businesses and community groups. Some are new to the event, others can't wait to come back each year. There will be plenty of food and drink stalls, so you can enjoy a beverage, snack or afternoon tea.

    The programme includes prize competitions to keep everyone fully occupied while enjoying the races or during an afternoon break at the tea tent.

    This is a thoroughly enjoyable community event and is always well supported. All proceeds are distributed by Rotary to charitable causes during the year. Recent beneficiaries have included Marie Curie Cancer Care, Thames Hospice, the new Alexander Devine Children's Hospice and the Thames Valley Adventure Playground.

    Visit www.burnhamdonkeyderby.co.uk for more information.

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    LIBRARY HALF TERM FUN FOR CHILDREN

    Apologies – last week’s dates were wrong. Correct dates below:

    Wednesday 31 May,10.30 – 11.30 Cake decorating for children. Tickets £1. Book early. These sessions are always popular.

    Friday 2 June From 10 am Pirate Activity Day! Stories, Crafts, Games and fun. Come in optional fancy dress. FREE

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    ITEM ARISING FROM RECENT BOPAG (Bucks Older Peoples Action Group) REPORT

    Healthwatch Bucks - Dignity in Care Annual Report - Message from Alison Holloway

    We have just completed the 3rd year of a project, commissioned by Buckinghamshire County Council, visiting care homes to look at Dignity in Care. We have now visited over 50 care homes. Visiting local adult care homes every two weeks, on average, gives us a unique insight into the great work being done as well as some of the challenges faced by those looking after some of the most vulnerable members of our society.

    We are pleased to attach our annual report based on our last 24 care home visits from April 2016 - March 2017. As you will be able to see, our ability to influence change across multiple locations continues to grow:

    Care homes are increasingly positively in their responses to our recommendations as they understand more about us and the role we play – making some real changes at the front end to support their residents to leave meaningful and fulfilling lives;

    Other organisations, such as Buckinghamshire County Council, have looked again at what support can be given to those working in care homes. For example, over the last year because of our reports, they have added a Person-Centred Activities Workshop and a study day on Sight Loss Awareness to their Quality in Care training directory.

    We have also delivered “value add” activities such as the publication of good practice reports – one on meaningful activities and one on the use of cues (visual and other) in care homes – as well as run a workshop/networking event for care home managers on meaningful activities. We then hosted a separate full day training event, run in partnership with Sequence Care, on the same topic which was attended by over 25 staff from 18 care homes;

    We have also been told by members of the public that they have used our reports when looking for care homes for their loved ones. There have also been over 2000 page views of our reports since April 2015.

    If you would like to know more about Healthwatch Bucks and our project and read the individual care home reports we produce then please click here http://www.healthwatchbucks.co.uk/how-we-work/projects/dignity-in-care/. Alternatively, please contact me or any of the team.

    Alison Holloway, Project Manager, Healthwatch Bucks

    01844 348847 or Alison@healthwatchbucks.co.uk

    (Comment from me: For your convenience, below is the link for the only care home recently inspected in the Burnham area: Burnham Lodge, Parliament Lane:http://www.healthwatchbucks.co.uk/sites/default/files/burnham_lodge_-_dic_report.pdf
    The Dignity in Care Annual Report, including reports on all the care homes inspected during the year is also
    ATTACHED if the main link above doesn’t work for you.

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    BUSH CRAFT SESSIONS FOR CHILDREN.

    Learn Survival Skills and Explore With Us! Location: Littleworth Common Woodland, Burnham

    A reminder these sessions are now available to under 7s; (older siblings welcome) and run on Thursdays 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm on 25th May and 1st June 2017. Join us in the woods; each session will be different. We will be learning about the woodlands, fire lighting, building shelters, cooking over the campfire, and lots more. Topics will be run so that parents and guardians participate with the expectation that they are actively involved and assist with their childrens’ learning and safety. Parents / guardians are to stay for the duration of the session and be responsible for the children in their care. Please come appropriately dressed, considering both the weather conditions and the location. Suitable clothing includes jumpers, coats, and wellies. See attached poster.

    Booking in advance is required: click on this link: https://events.ticketbooth.eu/event/bush-craft-sessions9449811

    QUALITY CARE COMMISSION
    I’ve just been notified of the latest Quality Care Commission Inspection Report for: