Refuse and recycling collection days will change for 4 weeks over Christmas and New Year.
South Bucks District Council offices close at 4pm on 24 December and will reopen at 9am on 4 January 2011
With Christmas just around the corner the festive season is a time for family and fun and typically the expansion of waistlines with all the turkey, Christmas pudding and chocolates.
Christmas is a time for giving, but residents are being warned not to make it easy for criminals to use the festive season as a time for taking.
Christmas and New Year revellers in South Bucks are being advised not to risk their safety by using unlicensed taxis or flagging down private hire vehicle.
Cavity Wall and Loft Insulation are the two most effective Energy Efficiency measures, and with temperatures dropping, now is a great time to have it done.
With rising energy bills and the constant need to cut our carbon footprint, we can all benefit from reducing the amount of energy we use at home.
South Bucks District Council is aware that broadband speeds vary within the District.
Residents of Stoke Poges are being urged to have their say on a plan to save part of the village’s heritage.
January 2010 saw the coldest winter in over 30 years with snow and ice causing widespread disruption to services, including refuse and recycling collections.
UNSUNG heroes of South Bucks were celebrated on Wednesday (November 10th) at an award ceremony hosted by South Bucks District Council to recognise good citizenship and community spirit in the District.
White Ribbon Day is November 25 and is officially recognised by the United Nations as the ‘international day for the elimination of violence against women’
As the summer becomes a distant memory don’t let thoughts of your compost bin fade too!
South Bucks District Council has issued a renewed warning to residents to be on their guard against bogus officials offering Council Tax refunds.
Over the coming months, millions of people will be enjoying Diwali and Guy Fawkes celebrations.
A 62-year-old man from Beaconsfield convicted of benefit fraud for the second time has been handed a six week custodial sentence suspended for 12 months and ordered by magistrates to undertake 100 hours' of unpaid work in the community.
The London Organising Committee of the Olympic Games and Paralympic Games (LOCOG) is looking for up to 70,000 passionate and dedicated volunteers for the London 2012 Games.
With the clocks going back this Sunday, many homes will be in darkness before residents get home, making it easy for opportunist criminals to spot empty properties.
South Bucks’ young people and parents are being urged to think about their alcohol intake during Alcohol Awareness Week this October.
BT Openreach has just added Farnham Common and Iver to the list of exchange areas programmed for upgrading to deliver superfast broadband.
Young people and children from the Stoke Poges area were recently invited to attend the summer Project (Fusion) for two days of fun activities, including arts and crafts, multi-skills sports, street art, golf, football and sumo suit wrestling.
A recent review of the SelectaDNA forensic property marking initiative shows an impressive reduction in the number of burglary victims.
Monday, 11 October is National Personal Safety Day organised by the Suzie Lamplugh Trust.
Residents of South Bucks can now find out how the agencies that make up the Community Safety Partnership are working together to tackle crime and disorder in the district through the ‘CSI: South Bucks’ newsletter.
Nine more children took to the water as South Bucks District Council runs another low cost course as part of its promise to inspire residents of all ages in the run up to the 2012 Olympics.
Later this month children from around Beaconsfield will be given the opportunity to take part in the UK’s largest, ‘healthy lifestyles’ programme.
Are you facing challenges at work? Do you want to retrain or seek new opportunities? If the answer is yes, then this free event is for you.
The awards are in their 6th year and are to recognise the outstanding contributions made to local communities by individuals and groups voluntarily devoting their time for the benefit of others.
Give it a go in September! That’s the call from TV comedian Miranda Hart, and South Bucks District Council, who continue to back the Reactivate Bucks campaign.
Your refuse and recycling collection day will change over the August Bank Holiday period.
Greenwich Leisure Limited (GLL) and Nexus Community, two of the UK’s leading not-for-profit social enterprises, are to merge (subject to final negotiations) in a deal that will see the new group operate more than 100 leisure centres across South East England.
Over 300 South Bucks school children recently visited Hazard Alley in Milton Keynes thanks to funding from South Bucks District Council.
The London 2012 organisations responsible for hosting the Olympic and Paralympic Rowing and Canoe Sprint events at Dorney Lake are seeking the views of the public
The number of reports of anti-social behaviour has dropped significantly in South Bucks over the past few months.
Council alerts public to the risks involved in using ‘Rogue Traders’ for work carried out on trees, particularly ‘protected’ trees.
Stoke Poges Memorial Gardens has been awarded the prestigious Green Flag Awards for the third consecutive year.
Residents in South Bucks are being urged to safeguard their vote at election time by registering this autumn.
This summer young people in South Bucks can take advantage of four weeks of skateboarding and BMX riding on a temporary skate park in Burnham and Holtspur.
The following is a statement of the persons nominated for election as a District Councillor for Burnham Church
Crime figures show that in the months of May and June this year, incidents of domestic burglary in Gerrards Cross have dramatically reduced following several crime prevention and enforcement activities operations.
Local residents of all ages embraced new activities as they took part in the South Bucks Open Weekend on Saturday 24th and Sunday 25th July as part of the London 2012 Open Weekend
Young People in South Bucks have lots to look forward to this summer with FREE Chillin’ in the Park events taking place at 10 parks across the district thanks to funding from Positive Activities for Young People Initiative (PAYP) and Asda Sporting Chance.
The Council continues to work closely with the other Buckinghamshire authorities and as part of a deputation to the Department of Transport it has already made known its views that it objects firmly toHS2 on the basis of its environmental impact.
One vacancy has arisen in the Parish Council Ward, following the resignation of Nick Binns.
Checks will soon be made on council tax payers who are single occupants and therefore have their bills reduced by 25 per cent.
The ‘state of the art’ floodlit driving range at The Lanes golf course is now in play following its official opening on Saturday 24th July 2010.
Top TV chef, Richard Fox will be showing residents in Burnham what to do with their leftover ingredients as he cooks up some fantastic recipes.
South Bucks residents have the opportunity to try out new sports and get involved with celebrating the Olympics coming to London, as local clubs across the district take part in the South Bucks Taster Weekend!
An innovative new recycling campaign has hit the roads in South Bucks, with Council refuse trucks helping to get the message across.
South Bucks District Council is calling on residents to nominate special people for the annual Chairman’s Community and Volunteering Awards.
A new initiative that allows residents in the South Bucks area to just turn up and play Badminton without the pressure of being a club member, or the need to sign up for a course, has been set up in the district
If you’re going on holiday this summer, make sure you protect your property from burglars.
The weekend will officially mark the completion of the new ‘state of the art’ floodlit driving range at The Lanes Golf Course and Range in Stoke Poges.
Recycling in South Bucks has become more convenient for residents as twelve bring sites across the district now accept aluminium foil.
The Beacon Centre in Beaconsfield has been given a glowing report by Quest Accreditation assessors.
Residents in South Bucks now have even more opportunities to recycle, as a new recycling bring site is installed at the Beaconsfield Motorway Service Area.
The sun was shining on the South Bucks District Council team at the weekend as young people from the area won three medals, one silver and two golds competing for the district at the annual Bucks Youth Games, the largest one-day multisport event in Bucks.
Thieves in South Bucks were stopped on two different occasions by ‘dead locks’ on residential property patio doors.
Schools across Buckinghamshire are participating in a campaign to boost electrical recycling during Recycle Week (21 to 27 June) and prizes are up for grabs to the ‘sparkiest’ school in the region.
Armed Forces Week runs from 21st – 26th June 2010 and South Bucks District Council hoisted the Armed Forces Day Flag on Monday 21st Day along with other local communities throughout the United Kingdom.
With rising fuel costs residents are being advised to keep an eye on their cars by South Bucks District Council following a spate of fuel siphoning incidents, where offenders steal petrol directly from the car’s fuel tank.
South Bucks District Council is giving young people in Burnham the chance to attend a FREE 10 week healthy living course aimed at providing a combination of healthy eating information and physical exercise activities
This week all 215,000 households across Buckinghamshire will receive a copy of the new joint magazine produced by Buckinghamshire County Council and their local district council (Aylesbury Vale, Chiltern, South Bucks and Wycombe).
South Bucks District Council would like to advise residents that it will be relocating its recycling facility from Burnham Park to the Neville Court Car Park on the 1st July 2010.
South Bucks District Council is urging all residents to recycle their unwanted garments and old textiles by using one of the Council’s textile recycling bins, instead of sending the items to landfill.
South Bucks District Council is urging football fans to recycle the extra waste that will be generated during this summer’s World Cup, and are offering the chance to be rewarded for their efforts in the process.
Councillor Alan Walters has been chosen as Chairman of South Bucks District Council.
With Wimbledon only a few weeks away adults in South Bucks are being offered the chance to attend 10 weeks of free tennis coaching.
South Bucks District Election of Parish Councillors for Stoke Poges Parish
There are no excuses for children to be bored during this half-term with the return of the popular multi sports week.
With summer nearly here South Bucks District Council is calling on residents to get green fingered and start composting.
Eight children from South Bucks were delighted to graduate this month from MEND, a ten week course designed to reduce weight and promote healthy lifestyles.
Vehicle owners in South Bucks are being warned not to leave items on display in their cars when parking at beauty spots across the District.
Five vacancies have arisen in the Parish Council Ward, following the resignation of James Ball, Yvonne Ball, Naomi Arnold, Kathie Webber and Stanley Best.
Heathrow Airport’s owner British Airports Authority (BAA) has admitted defeat in it’s battle to win approval for a third runway.
South Bucks District Council is hoping to make significant savings by carrying out a single procurement exercise to outsource its ICT, Finance, Payroll and Revenues and Benefits services.
The Lanes opened its brand new ‘state of the art’ driving range on Saturday 24th April and is open until 8pm everyday.
Results of the general election on 6 May 2010 for South Bucks District Council.
Give it a go in May! That’s the call from TV presenter and local resident, Fern Britton, and Reactivate Bucks, the campaign that connects people to hundreds of sports and activities across the county.
The Lanes 9 holes pay and play course in Stoke Poges is just ideal to get you started, and now with its new floodlit driving range open until 8pm everyday those of you who are new to the game of golf or may be a bit out of practice can perfect that swing.
Commuters have been educated about the alcohol units in their favourite drinks in a local campaign to promote sensible drinking.
An Election is to be held to elect the Member of Parliament for the Beaconsfield constituency.
All 10 of South Bucks District Council’s pay and display car parks have been awarded the ‘Park Mark’ status for 2010 following low crime rates and excellent security measures.
A South Bucks benefit cheat has been successfully prosecuted by South Bucks District Council after he illegally claimed over £1800 in benefits.
The following is a statement of the persons nominated for election as a Member of Parliament for Beaconsfield Constituency.
A boy from Iver Heath has given an interim anti-social behaviour order (ASBO) at Wycombe Magistrates’ Court, following an application by Thames Valley Police and South Bucks District Council.
Proposals have been published by the Government's Transport Secretary, Lord Adonis, about a High Speed rail link from London's Euston station to Birmingham.
Your refuse and recycling collection day will change over the Easter period and May Bank Holidays.
Following much consultation and engagement with local residents and other stakeholders, the ‘South Bucks Proposed Submission Core Strategy’, the long term planning blueprint for the District, has now been published.
Anti-social behaviour (ASB) can devastate people’s lives and anyone can become a victim or suffer the effects of it and this is why South Bucks District Council is committed to tackling it, not tolerating it.
SELECTADNA is the most advanced forensic crime reduction system on the market – a system which irrefutably links criminals to crime scenes and provides and unbreakable chain of evidence in a court of law.
This Easter, the young people of South Bucks and its surrounding areas are being given the chance to attend two fantastic sporting events during the school holidays. Firstly, starting on Wednesday 7th April 2010 and running for 3 consecutive days,
A new campaign aimed at increasing personal safety for young adults is to be launched on 7th April 2010 at a night club in Beaconsfield.
Anyone thinking of standing as a candidate for the Beaconsfield constituency in the general election is urged to get in touch with South Bucks District Council’s Elections Team as soon as possible.
Young people aged 9-13 years are being offered a fantastic opportunity to take part in five-a-side football as part of the ‘StreetGames’ project.
Easter can be a time for family, friends and maybe even a chocolate egg or two. But while you’re enjoying your Easter eggs please spare a thought for the environment and get cracking with recycling.
Children in Dorney and Dorney Reach will soon benefit from a new playground in Trumpers Field next to the village hall and school in Dorney Reach.
If you are on the electoral register and you think you may be unable to vote in person at the polling station on polling day, you are eligible to apply for either a postal vote or a proxy vote.
Over 1000 students and teachers at Beaconsfield High School recently welcomed the 2000 Olympic rowing gold medallist Ben Hunt-Davis, (currently Operations Director of the British Olympic Association), to the school to deliver a truly inspiring presentation.
'Keep thieves locked out', is the message from South Bucks District Council.
While the date for this year’s General Election has not yet been formally announced South Bucks is urging residents not to wait to secure their right to vote.
If you are going to make alterations or extend your property, you may need planning permission and building regulations approval.
FREE taster sessions for adults in netball, hockey, football and jogging will take place during February, followed by 10-week courses in each sport.
Local residents are encouraged to spring into action this March with the Reactivate Bucks programme.
Neighbourhood Watch (NHW) is one of the biggest and most successful crime prevention initiatives ever.
Over 250 school children from schools in Taplow, Dorney and Burnham had a fantastic day out earlier this month thanks to South Bucks District Council.
Adults in South Bucks and the surrounding areas are being offered the chance to attend new sports sessions for beginners and for those who may not have played a sport for many years.
Let us entertain the kids this half term - just sign them up for the popular multi-sports week in Burnham!
For most people Valentine’s Day is the most romantic date on the calendar, unfortunately research shows there is a considerable increase in domestic abuse at this time.
Valentine’s Day is a great excuse to send tokens of love. It can also be used to show a bit of TLC (tender loving care) for the environment whilst still making our loved ones feel special.
Young people in the South Bucks area are being encouraged to make a New Year’s resolution to try Basketball in 2010 by signing up for coaching at the Evreham Sports Centre in Iver.
Market research has revealed that around 600 million UK household batteries (22,000 tonnes – the equivalent weight of 110 jumbo jets) are sent to landfill unnecessarily every year.
A man from Burnham has been given an interim anti-social behaviour order (ASBO) by Wycombe Magistrates’ Court, following a successful application by the South Bucks Community Safety Partnership.
The new course of ‘Get Active’, sessions for adults with learning and physical disabilities started on Wednesday 20th January 2010 at the Evreham Sports Centre in Iver.
Part of Farnham Royal has been declared a new conservation area and becomes the latest of 19 conservation areas in the District.
Leader of South Bucks District Council Adrian Busby, today expressed his disappointment that the Council along with Buckinghamshire County Council, will be forced to abort a project
Refuse, green waste and recycling collections are taking place as normal this week.
English Heritage has recently re-graded Stoke Poges Memorial Gardens from a Grade II to a Grade I on its Register of Parks and Gardens of special historic interest in England, signifying the importance of the Gardens.
The time has come for local community groups, organisations and clubs to apply for funding from South Bucks Donations and Subscription Grant Fund.
Due to the severe weather conditions, the Planning Committee meeting which was due to take place at 4.15pm today has been cancelled.
Stoke Poges Parish By Election – 11 February 2010
Property marking is one of many ways that the public can assist police in reducing burglary. Resident’s of South Bucks are being encouraged by South Bucks District Council and Thames Valley Police to put security at the top of their New Year’s resolution list in order to beat the burglars and marking all valuable Christmas presents as soon as possible.
Welcoming in a New Year often means making resolutions, South Bucks District Council and Thames Valley Police are asking residents to consider making some special New Year’s resolutions to help reduce crime in the District.
In South Bucks, snow and icy weather does not significantly deter criminals from targeting residents’ Christmas presents, according to the officer who led a three-week crackdown on burglary and vehicle crime across the District.
Young people who are above their ideal weight, aged 7 to 13 in South Bucks have a great new opportunity to take part in the latest free course.
This Christmas, South Bucks’ Love Food Hate Waste Campaign is encouraging residents to take advantage of a new range of ‘Glamour from nothing’ recipes for entertaining.
Refuse, recycling and green waste collections will be carried out one day later this week.
Collections due on Friday 1st January 2010 will take place today, Monday 4th January 2010.
School children across Buckinghamshire will soon be taking part in an exciting sticker-collecting scheme to encourage them to become more involved in their community.
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