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Apply to become a Councillor

Published on Wed 19th September 2018 Parish Council

Parish Councillors are elected representatives who volunteer their time freely to work on behalf of local residents. Individuals may also be co-opted at the discretion of the council if there is a vacancy. By becoming a Parish Councillor you can become a voice for your community, somebody who residents will look to for help, guidance and support. You will be involved in local decision making and strategic planning for the benefit of the people you serve. Seeing your community change for the better, as a result of decisions you have helped make, is something that can give you a sense of achievement and pride.

Brand New Park Refurbishment

Published on Wed 19th September 2018 Community News,

Have you been to see the brand new play equipment at The Dell yet? Our £35,000 refurbishment is a fantastic activity space for all ages. Fun and fresh air for all the family.

Free Activity Voucher this October

Published on Wed 19th September 2018 Community News

We want to help local residents like you to live long, happy and healthy lives. Did you know that being active can actually give you more energy? Try any of over 1,500 activities for a boost this autumn. For you free voucher simply go to: www.activebucks.co.uk or call: 01296 585249

Annual Allotment Competition

Published on Tue 18th September 2018 Parish Council, Community News

Congratulations to all the 2018 allotment competition winners, the prizes were presented by Cllr M Roberts at last night's Open Spaces Meeting, the judges had a very difficult decision to make due to the high standard.

Local Defibrillator List

Published on Thu 13th September 2018 Community News

1. Go to the South Central Ambulance website ( www.scas.nhs.uk ) and download the “Save a Life” App. 2. Familiarise yourself on how to use a defibrillator using the short videos on the above website or the British Heart Foundation website ( www.bhf.org.uk ) 3. Familiarise yourself with local defibrillators (with access times) by referring to the list below .We have only listed those within approx 2 miles of Hazlemere Crossroads. Defibrillators with 24 hour availability Esso Service Station, Hazlemere Crossroads, HP15 7HN. Open 24 hours Hazlemere C of E Combined School, Amersham Road, HP15 7PZ 24 hours Hazlemere Parish Council, Cedar Barn, HP15 &BQ 24 hours Holmer Green Junior School, The Common, HP15 6TD. 24 hours Holmer Green Royal British Legion, 48 Browns Road, HP15 6UT. 24 hours Hazlemere Memorial Hall, Amersham Road, HP15 7QW- 24 hours Hazlemere Community Centre, Rose Ave, HP15 7UB 24 hours Penn & Tylers Gn Sports & Social Club, Elm Road,HP10 8LF 24 hours Tylers Green Village Hall, Church Road, HP10 8LN 24 hours Tylers Green Middle School, Cock Lane, HP10 8DS. 24 hours W and M Stevens Garage- Holmer Green, HP15 6RQ. 24 hours Widmer End Combined School, Estcourt Drive, HP15 6AH. 24 hours Defibrillators with limited hours availability Cedar Park School, Cedar Avenue, HP15 7EF School hours only Great Kingshill C of E School, Cryers Hill HP15 6JP. School hours only Highfield Surgery, Highfield Way, HP15 7UW. Weekdays 0830-1830 Hazlemere Surgery, 2a Roberts Ride, HP15 7AD. Weekdays 0830-1800 Hazlemere Golf Club, Penn Rd, HP15 7LR. Opening hours only. Kingswood Surgery, Hollis Rd, HP13 7UN. Weekdays 0800-1830 Manor Farm Pre School, Rose Ave, HP15 7PH. School hours only Penn Surgery, Elm Road, HP10 8LQ. Weekdays 0830 to 1830 Defibrillators waiting installation Hazlemere Park Parade Shops HP15 7AA ( waiting landlord approval ) Announcements will be made on Hazlemere Parish Council website, the Hazlemere Fete website and on Facebook and Twitter when installed. Issue 4. Updated September 2018

Vacancy for Trustee for Hazlemere Memorial CIO

Published on Mon 10th September 2018 Parish Council, Community News

There is currently a vacancy for a Trustee to help the current Trustees manage the Hazlemere Memorial Hall. Please can all potential candidates put forward their request for consideration in writing by 9.00am on Friday 28 September 2018. Please send the information by email to: clerk@hazlemereparishcouncil.org.uk or in writing to: The Clerk Hazlemere Parish Council Cedar Barn Barn Lane Hazlemere HP15 7BQ

Vacancy for a Parish Councillor

Published on Mon 10th September 2018 Parish Council, Community News

1. There is a vacancy on the Council caused by a resignation of Cllr S Wright, this vacancy will be filled by the Parish Council’s Co-Option procedure. 2. Please can all potential candidates, who are eligible to stand as a Parish Councillor in Hazlemere and who seek co-option put forward their request for consideration in writing by 9.00am on Friday 28 September 2018 with the following additional information:- i. reason for wishing to be Councillor; ii. previous Community/Council work; and iii. other skills they can bring to the Council (It is a condition of a Councillor that a means of contact by telephone and/or e-mail will be public information.) Please send the information by email to: clerk@hazlemereparishcouncil.org.uk or in writing to: The Clerk Hazlemere Parish Council Cedar Barn Barn Lane Hazlemere HP15 7BQ Any further queries please feel free to contact the Clerk on 01494 715548. The Parish Council’s Council-option policy is available to view at: http://www.hazlemereparishcouncil.org.uk/policies-and-documents/co-option-policy/ Or can be requested directly from The Clerk.

Local Government Aassociation green paper for adult social care and wellbeing

Published on Mon 10th September 2018 Community News

A green paper for adult social care and wellbeing. The green paper contains a number of consultation questions and can be found at: https://www.futureofadultsocialcare.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/The-lives-we-want-to-lead-LGA-Green-Paper-July-2018.pdf.

158th Hazlemere Fete Raffle

Published on Tue 4th September 2018 Community News

All proceeds to South Bucks Hospice. The raffle was drawn on 27th August 2018 at the Fete at 1645 hours by Hazlemere Parish Councillors Alan Cecil and Judy Weaver. A full list of all 14 winners has been placed on the notice board at Hazlemere Community Centre and and on the Hazlemere Fete website : https://www.bucksvoice.net/hazlemere-fete/ ( or just search “Hazlemere Fete”) The winners' details have also been copied on to the Hazlemere Residents page of Facebook. Thank you to all the organisations and individual who contributed to the 2018 Raffle. Total takings on the day £450.00

Closure of Dragon Cottage surgery Holmer Green

Published on Thu 30th August 2018 Community News

NHS Buckinghamshire Clinical Commissioning Group was notified on 9 July that one of the partners at Chiltern House Medical Centre was immediately dissolving the partnership. NHS Regulations governing GP contracts require that the contract ceases at the time of this dissolution. The CCG immediately awarded an interim contract to Primary Care Management Solutions (PCMS) for up to 12 months to ensure patients were not impacted and could continue to access services at their practice. This time will allow the CCG to carry out a robust appraisal and undertake patient participation. PCMS and the CCG entered into discussions with the leaseholders for both premises within the Practice – Temple End, High Wycombe and the branch surgery, Dragon Cottage, Holmer Green. The leaseholders for Temple End are believed to be happy with a proposal for an interim extension to the lease. The 25 year lease for Dragon Cottage ends on 29th September 2018 and the owner confirmed to the CCG on Monday 13th August that, contrary to earlier discussions, they will not be renewing the lease and will require vacant possession on the 29th September. Next Steps There are a number of options to be considered before a long term decision is made and so in the meantime, the CCG would prefer that patients who regularly attend Dragon Cottage remain registered with the practice and attend their appointments at Temple End in High Wycombe. It is estimated that this affects 3,500 patients. This approach is preferable as it encourages patients to stay with the practice and makes the option of finding a new provider for the practice more viable. A Communications Plan has been drafted for contacting patients as well as stakeholders with the key messages being: • The Dragon Cottage branch surgery, part of Chiltern House Medical Centre, will be permanently closing on 7th September 2018 as the lease is not being renewed. • This is unrelated to the changes in practice management at Chiltern House Medical Centre. • Don’t worry; you don’t need to do anything. • Your GP appointments will now be at the Temple End site, near Morrison’s in High Wycombe. • We are currently reviewing our options for patients in the Holmer Green area and we will make sure we involve you in these reviews so we understand what is important to you. We will be reaching patients through: • Direct Mail (letter sent 1st class on Wednesday 29 August) • Practice’s Patient Participation Group • Text message • Social Media (Holmer Green Facebook pages) • Press release • Websites (CCG and Chiltern House Medical Centre) • Display posters and GP Screen in surgery • Let’s Talk Health Bucks • Emails to Care Homes, Parish Councils, local pharmacies, existing suppliers and users of the Dragon Cottage In addition, we are ensuring the following are briefed immediately, in case patients contact them: • Healthwatch Bucks • MPs • PALs • CQC • Social Care • All GP Practices A patient participation exercise will start shortly with regards to options for future plans and we will be working closely with the Practice’s Patient Participation Group (PPG) to make sure we involve as many patients in the process as possible. Summary This is a challenging and unprecedented event that could not have been predicted and is unrelated to the recent changes in the management at Chiltern House Medical Centre, which will continue to operate GP services as normal. Given the impact and timing of the closure of Dragon Cottage, the CCG has stepped in to act quickly with the focus being to reassure patients that they continue to have access to GP services.