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More than 40 people commended at Chiltern and South Bucks police awards

Chiltern and South Bucks LPA commander Supt Yvette Hitch commended police officers, police staff, members of the community and volunteers, during a ceremony at Taplow House Hotel last night.

Christmas Fairs in Buckinghamshire - find out which ones are close to you

Christmas is less than a month away, and the festivities are now starting in earnest. Here is a list of Christmas fairs that will be happening over the next few weeks

Neighbours say building 76 homes in Prestwood will have a 'devastating' effect

The Great Missenden Trust has submitted a planning application to Chiltern District Council to build 76 homes and a play area on land off Lodge Lane, in Prestwood.

Chiltern District Council

This week's planning applications for Chiltern

Find out what could be built near you.

Hospice thanks Prestwood charity for sweet £3,000 donation

Sweet Charity in Prestwood, has just stumped up £3,000 for the rent for the next ten months at South Bucks Hospice’s Lymphoedema Clinic

Chiltern District Council

This week's planning applications for Chiltern

Find out what could be built near you.

It's Bonfire night - roundup of best places to see fireworks in Buckinghamshire

There is going to be plenty of big bangs in Bucks as Bonfire Night looms. Here we list all the fireworks venues near you.

Sweet fifth anniversary celebrations for Prestwood charity

Today (Thu) marks five years since Sweet Charity in Chequers Parade, Prestwood, opened its doors.

Stamp of approval given for Sunday opening and extended hours at Prestwood Post Office

Prestwood Post Office is being modernised and will open for an extra 28 hours a week, including Sundays, from October 22.

Prestwood pub named as one of the best in the Chilterns

The Polecat Inn in Prestwood has won the Chiltern Society's Favourite Walkers and Cyclists Pub Award in the Central Chilterns category.

Hundreds take part in hospice's successful annual fundraiser

Some 540 people took part in Rennie Grove Hospice Care’s seventh annual Chilterns Three Peaks Challenge on Sunday, September 13.

GCSE results: The Misbourne School celebrates record results

77 per cent of year 11 pupils at The Misbourne School got five or more A* to C grades

A-levels: The Misbourne School has record breaking year

The Misbourne School, in Misbourne Drive, Great Missenden, achieved a 99.6 per cent overall pass rate.

Delicious Buckinghamshire businesses shine in Great Taste Awards 2015

From bread to beer, Buckinghamshire foodies can find amazing artisan produce on their doorstep

Popular children's holiday club was the 'best one ever'

Children from churches in Great Missenden and Prestwood joined the Lighthouse event in Buryfield, Great Missenden last week.

Cracks have appeared in Cherry Tree Road

Road repair crews to carry out work during school summer holidays

Roads across Bucks will be affected by the road closures

Men sentenced following investigation into death of Sean Cleathero

Two men from Buckinghamshire were sentenced for conspiracy to produce and supply class C steroids.

Arson suspected after van fire in Prestwood this morning

Firefighters sped to the scene soon after midnight  to fight the blaze.

Pub organises charity ball to thank the community for its support

The Polecat Inn, in Wycombe Road, Prestwood, will host the Prestwood Summer Ball on Saturday, August 1, from 6.30pm to midnight.

Tube strike: How much would an Uber Taxi cost you to get to London?

The tube strike is over this morning - but commuters still face misery and delays. We've compiled a list the cost of taking a ride to London.

Two men convicted of conspiracy to supply steroids following investigation into High Wycombe gym death

The convictions come in the wake of investigations into the death of Sean Cleathero who died in 2012 after taking Dinitrophenol at the Apollo Gym

Charity fundraisers aim for the sky

A fearless team jumped from a plane to raise funds for Rennie Grove Hospice Charity

Thousands of enthusiasts attend the Chiltern Steam Rally

People flocked to a popular steam rally over the weekend which saw more than 260 exhibits, 40 steam traction engines and 60 classic cars shine in the summer sun.

Popular steam rally to roll into a Bucks village this weekend

The annual Chiltern Steam Rally will take place in Honor End Lane on Saturday and Sunday from 10am to 5pm.

Alex Hales - and now Rafael Rhys Pollitt?

Prestwood fencer and Chesham Grammar pupil becomes national champion

Charity set to host its popular Dream Walk in Bucks this weekend

The Thomas Ball Children’s Cancer Fund will host its annual Dream Walk on Friday (June 26) evening.

Aviva Women's Tour 2015 powers through Chilterns

Crowds lined the streets to cheer Aviva Women's Tour contestants through Bucks

World's best female cyclists coming to Bucks this weekend

Stage Five of the Friends Life Women’s Tour sets off in Marlow at 11am on Sunday and ends in Hemel Hempstead, passing through Chesham and Great Missenden.

Proposals to convert pub into housing turned down because they 'lacked viability'

Councillor John Gladwin was speaking after the committee meeting on Thursday (May 28)

Plans to turn a pub into housing 'unanimously' turned down

An application was received at the beginning of the year to covert The King's Head, in Prestwood, currently run as a curry house, to housing


The name Prestwood is Anglo Saxon in origin, and means 'Priest-wood'. There is evidence of settlement in Prestwood from the Middle Ages, when the village was mainly covered in oak, beech and ash trees. Hatches Farm is one of the buildings that dates from the medieval period.

Videos & Photos

Photo gallery: Fun and games at Ley Hill School's Christmas Fair

Photo gallery: Hundreds have a jolly time at Chartridge School's Christmas Bazaar

Over 200 flock to 'terrific' Chalfont St Giles Christmas lights switch on


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