4th December WDC Local Plan consultation closes
Oct 16 – Dec 4 all-day

The consultation has run from 16 October, due to technical issues with the WDC website it has been extended now, to 11.59pm 4th December.

P&TGRS has submitted a detailed comment on behalf of P&TGRS, Ashwells Forum and representatives from the Gomm Valley & Ashwells Liaison Group. please read, it is posted on the planning pages of this website.

if you wish to submit a comment please visit the WDC website.

You may view a copy of the report to Cabinet and the Local Plan and update (‘supplement’) as considered by Cabinet on the page for the 18 September Cabinet on our website (agenda item 4, appendix 2):

Evidence supporting the Local Plan may be viewed on the following page:

Consultation on Mobile Library services
Nov 8 – Dec 31 all-day

please look at the news & views pages on the mobile Library service consultation, it provides the background to why there is a proposal to change the way that non-building based library services are provided.

there is a survey to complete and return by the end of December.

if you currently use the mobile library then you need to let the Library service know your views.


Penn Pond Waders Golf Society @ Charity Golf Day at Ashridge GC
Dec 1 @ 10:04 am – 11:04 am

if you are interested in playing please contact Bob:

Contact details:
Bob Teuton
Penn Pond Waders Golf Society
Tel: 07973 137446

also see the entry for Penn Pond Waders Society in Village Life /Clubs & Societies

Christmas Tree Festival @ Holy Trinity Church
Dec 2 @ 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Christmas Tree posterThe Christmas Tree Festival is back this year and the collection will be in aid of Charlie’s footsteps.  Entrance is free.  Come and see all the trees and vote for your favourite.  Refreshments will be available.

Chilterns Day Night Orienteering Festival @ Chilterns Day Night Orienteering Festival
Dec 2 @ 5:00 pm – Dec 3 @ 2:00 pm

Chilterns “Night and Day” is a two-day orienteering festival, featuring an evening race in the dark on Saturday 2nd December and a day race on Sunday 3rd December. They’re separate events so feel free to come to both or either. The night race (also the Southern Night Championships) is not recommended for newcomers though! But if you’re a newcomer or improver, the Sunday races will be ideal and we’ll have a range of colour coded courses available. The Sunday event is a regional event and part of the South Central League too. Pre-entries for both events are open via the “Tickets” link on this page – more details below.

Penn Wood is one of the largest ancient woodlands in the Chilterns. Common Wood is semi-natural ancient woodland. Penn Wood is generally flat whilst Common Wood is gently sloping. Both woods are very varied with a mixture of conifer, beech and oak, and some open areas. There are many pits/depressions as a result of ancient clay and flint workings.

Penn Street village, just off the A404 between High Wycombe and Amersham. Penn Street is signposted at SU924965, HP7 0QW. Parking At commercial premises at SU923956, adjacent to the Hit or Miss pub, Penn Street, HP7 0PX. Parking is limited, so please share transport.

Shorter courses will run in Penn Wood only using a 1:7500 map. Longer courses will include the adjacent Common Wood and use a 1:10,000 map. Both will be of A3 size.

Closing date Sunday 26th November. For the Sunday SCOA League event only, late entry after that date and on the day will also be available, subject to map availability.

Southern Nights – Seniors £12* (£14 non BOF), Juniors £5*.
Sunday pre-entry – Seniors £10* (£12 non BOF), Juniors £4*.
Late entry and on the day – Seniors £12 (£14 non BOF), Juniors £5.
Seniors on White, Yellow, Orange courses – £6 pre-entry and on day.
Emit card hire £1.50 per card per day. Lost cards charged at £45.
* Pre-enter for both events for £20 (Senior BOF) or £8 (Juniors).
Dogs Southern Nights – Dogs in car park only and must be on lead at all times.
Sunday – Well behaved dogs permitted in woods and in car park on lead.

Facilities: First Aid, squash, toilets. Tom’s burger van, Ultrasport (orienteering and running kit trader).

Southern Night Championships – Sat 2nd Dec:
To be eligible for the Southern Night Championships, you must be a member of British Orienteering and have SCOA, SEOA or SWOA as your nominated Association on your 2017 British Orienteering membership; enter an appropriate AGE CLASS – either your own age class or be ‘running up’. Note that British Orienteering Rules permit Women to be competitive in Men’s classes, but not vice versa.
Courses All age classes from M/W16 through to M/W75. Long Orange course also available for novice Night orienteers. Note – This event is not recommended for complete beginners to orienteering. The organiser reserves the right to refuse entry to any competitor who is M/W14 or below. Any such entrants may be asked to provide evidence of competence on TD5 courses and in night orienteering. If you are in any doubt of your competence, please enquire on this page. A backup lamp and whistle are compulsory and will be checked. Depending on conditions, you may be required to carry a hooded waterproof jacket. Carrying a mobile phone is strongly recommended.
Starts From 5pm to 7pm. Start and Finish are 300m from car park.

Colour coded courses – Sun 3rd Dec:
Start times from 10am to midday. Courses close 2pm.
Courses (ranging from around 1km to 8km): White, Yellow, Orange, Long Orange, Light Green, Short Green, Green, Blue, Brown. Free string course for young children. Newcomers very welcome and plenty of help will be available.

Christmas Tree Festival @ Holy Trinity Church
Dec 3 @ 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Christmas Tree posterThe Christmas Tree Festival is back this year and the collection will be in aid of Charlie’s footsteps.  Entrance is free.  Come and see all the trees and vote for your favourite.  Refreshments will be available.

Carols on the Common @ Front Common
Dec 21 @ 7:45 pm – 9:00 pm

Wrap up warm and come and enjoy the carols and readings on the Front Common.

Closure of Hammersley Lane @ Hammersley Lane
Jan 8 @ 12:00 am – Jan 15 @ 1:00 pm

Gas works are taking place in Hammersley Lane ( at the Tylers Green end of the road). The road will be closed 24 hours a day and access limited to residents. Starting 8th – 12th January.

The map providing details

TM Plan - Hammersley Lane

The diversion is via Beaconsfield, however, we believe many residents will use Cock Lane, its going to be a challenging week!

Widmer Pond Working Party @ Widmer Pond
Jan 13 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

The Annual clearance of Widmer Pond will take place on Saturday 13th January from 10-1pm.

Volunteers will be supported by Officers from the Chiltern Society who will ensure we work effectively. Gavin Johnson replaced Christine Breden who retired last year.

We meet on site at 10.00am, wellington boots and warm clothes, plus garden wheelbarrows would be useful.

Coffee and refreshments will be provided.

more info please contact

Nicole Webster

Clerk to Penn parish Council

Common Wood Winter Working Party @ Common Wood
Feb 3 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Start at 10am, and lasts for about two hours. Generally, the work is light cutting back and clearing vegetation. Gloves are recommended.

if you are interested please email our  for more information

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