Bucks Free Press: Wycombe
• Your reporter is Rebecca Cain: 01494 755096, rcain@london.newsquest.co.uk

Ibstone pupils mark the centenary of the Great War

Bucks Free Press:

10:40am Friday 31st October 2014

Pupils at Ibstone Church of England Infant School have been discovering how the war started, experiencing life in the trenches and making trench cake.

Reserve sites: cabinet's decision to approve release of green spaces for development could be reviewed

Bucks Free Press:

8:00am Wednesday 29th October 2014

Last week, Wycombe District Council’s cabinet agreed to release five sites to make way for housing developments.

Save Slate Meadow campaigner petitions Wycombe District Councillors

Bucks Free Press:

6:00am Tuesday 28th October 2014

ANGRY residents have started a petition to issue a vote of no confidence against the leading councillors who decided to release five areas of land for development last week.

VIDEO: Politician 'disappointed' in process council took over reserve sites

Bucks Free Press:

4:00pm Friday 24th October 2014

Councillor David Shakespeare, representative for Tylers Green and Loudwater, said he believes the process was wrong and that the “vast areas of land” should not be made available to developers until the district assesses how many homes need to be built.

Lib Dems call for council leader's resignation following reserve sites decision

Bucks Free Press:

5:37pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

In a press release issued by Ian Morton, on behalf of Wycombe Liberal Democrats, the party stated they want the leader of the council, Richard Scott, and cabinet member of planning and sustainability, Neil Marshall, to step down.

Watch: Cllr explains why he stormed out of reserve sites meeting

Bucks Free Press:

8:00am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

LABOUR leader for Wycombe District Council, Cllr Ian Bates, stormed out of the reserve sites cabinet meeting last night stating the meeting was ‘undemocratic’.

Controversial proposals to release five reserve sites to make way for housing approved by Wycombe District Council

Bucks Free Press:

5:20pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

Dozens of residents attended Wycombe District Council’s cabinet meeting last night, where members approved officers’ recommendations to release five sites to make way for developments.

Video: Decision to release reserve sites is 'entirely wrong'

Bucks Free Press:

4:10pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

A BOURNE End councillor says a decision to release the five reserve sites is ‘entirely wrong’.

Video: Cllr 'disappointed' by Gomm Valley decision

Bucks Free Press:

2:50pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

FOLLOWING last night’s cabinet meeting to decide the future for five areas of land across the district, Chepping Wycombe Parish Council leader Katrina Wood said she was disappointed at the decision.

Reserve sites live blog

Bucks Free Press:

6:16pm Monday 20th October 2014

Wycombe District Council cabinet members last night decided to release the five reserve sites, which are Abbey Barn South, Abbey Barn North, Terriers Farm, Slate Meadow and Gomm Valley and Ashwells.

Reserve sites: join our live blog this evening to find out their fate

Bucks Free Press:

3:23pm Monday 20th October 2014

Council officers have recommended that politicians release Abbey Barn North, Abbey Barn South, Terriers Farm, Slate Meadow and Gomm Valley for development.

Reserve sites: council criticised for 'utterly undemocratic' decision making process

Bucks Free Press:

5:00pm Sunday 19th October 2014

The Conservative-controlled council will decide whether to release the five sites at a special cabinet meeting tomorrow night.

Campaigners say releasing meadow would have major impact on villages

Bucks Free Press:

12:00pm Saturday 18th October 2014

CAMPAIGNERS are still hopeful councillors will consider the major impact on two villages if they release land which separates them.

Reserve sites in numbers

Bucks Free Press:

3:20pm Friday 17th October 2014

WITH Wycombe District Council due to vote on the proposal to release five reserve sites for development, we look at the numbers behind the plans.

Reserve sites: officers recommend Wycombe District Council politicians approve their release

Bucks Free Press:

4:43pm Thursday 16th October 2014

Wycombe District Council officers are recommending that politicians approve proposals to release five reserve sites.

'Grave concerns' surrounding proposals to release the Terriers Farm reserve site

Bucks Free Press:

11:40am Thursday 16th October 2014

The chairman of a residents association near to the Terriers Farm reserve site has expressed his "grave concerns" that it might be released for development next week.

Village shop asks for loyalty during road closures

Bucks Free Press:

2:13pm Thursday 2nd October 2014

A ROAD closure has prompted a village shop to ask for residents to make extra effort to support them.

Shop sells its 10,000th scone

Bucks Free Press:

1:00pm Friday 26th September 2014

A COMMUNITY shop in Hughenden has sold its 10,000th homemade scone.

Water feature to make Frogmoor return?

Bucks Free Press: The grills have now been concreted over

6:10am Friday 19th September 2014

A WATER feature could make a surprise return to troubled Frogmoor.

Photos: Wycombe Sports Centre site coming together

Bucks Free Press:

2:05pm Thursday 18th September 2014

AERIAL photographs of the ongoing construction of the new Wycombe Sports Centre have been released by a council.

Hundreds rally to save village butchers

Bucks Free Press:

4:49pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

HUNDREDS of residents have rallied together to support a village butcher who could be forced out of his shop and home to make way for a three bedroom house.

Katherine Grainger receives BNU honorary doctorate

Bucks Free Press:

2:17pm Thursday 11th September 2014

BRITAIN’S most successful female rower - Katherine Grainger – has been awarded an honorary doctorate by Buckinghamshire New University.

Scooter riders gather for fundraiser

Bucks Free Press:

4:30pm Wednesday 10th September 2014

MORE than 300 people headed to a day of scooters at the Dashwood Arms in Piddington at the weekend.

Workplace chaplaincy service to launch in Wycombe

Bucks Free Press:

12:03pm Tuesday 9th September 2014

A WORKPLACE chaplaincy initiative is to be launched in High Wycombe.

£3.2m restoration project at West Wycombe will inspire other Trust renovations

Bucks Free Press:

1:50pm Saturday 6th September 2014

A RESTORATION project which has brought the homes of West Wycombe up to modern day standards will be used as a model for National Trust properties across the country.

Wycombe's Muslim community leaders say: 'We'll fight ISIS hate'

Bucks Free Press:

4:30pm Friday 5th September 2014

THE Muslim community has condemned the barbaric behaviour of the Islamic State and vowed to do all it can to prevent further Wycombe residents from travelling abroad for terrorist activities.

Joint statement from High Wycombe's Muslim community leaders

Bucks Free Press:

4:25pm Friday 5th September 2014

THE following is a joint statement released by High Wycombe's Muslim community leaders in the wake of the ISIS threat and BBC interview with Omar Hussain.

48 Bucks schools unable to provide Government's free hot dinners

Bucks Free Press:

2:44pm Thursday 4th September 2014

CHILDREN at 48 primary schools around Buckinghamshire did not receive a free hot meal today, the county council confirmed.

New MD to take over at John Lewis High Wycombe

Bucks Free Press:

5:52pm Tuesday 2nd September 2014

JOHN Lewis High Wycombe will have a new man at the helm next year after it was announced the store’s Managing Director is on the move.

Search is on for Eden's Next Top Model

Bucks Free Press:

6:00am Tuesday 2nd September 2014

TALENT scouts were out in Eden as the search for south Buckinghamshire’s next top model began at the weekend.

Fun day raises £1k for Mayor's Appeal

Bucks Free Press:

2:22pm Wednesday 27th August 2014

A FUN day hosted by the Deputy Mayor of High Wycombe raised about £1000 for charity.

Bradenham Bolt returns for its second year

Bucks Free Press:

5:24pm Tuesday 26th August 2014

A RUN in Bradenham organised by the National Trust is returning for its second year.

Junction 'would add to bedlam' angry residents say

Bucks Free Press:

8:20am Sunday 24th August 2014

ANGER over a proposed new motorway junction in a small Bucks village grew this week, as hundreds of residents grilled councillors and planning officers about plans which they fear could create more ‘bedlam’ on the roads.

Residents should work with the council to discuss development plans, Cllr says

Bucks Free Press:

6:00am Thursday 14th August 2014

A COUNCILLOR has called for residents to work alongside planners to ensure they achieve the best possible solution, after a proposal to release five reserve sites was put forward.

Mixed views on district developments, council say

Bucks Free Press:

4:40pm Wednesday 13th August 2014

OPINION on new development within the district is mixed, Wycombe District Council has said, after they proposed to release five areas of land for future housing.

Allotment land ownership meetings can now be held in public

Bucks Free Press: The allotments are next to the Hughenden Parish Council office

7:30am Wednesday 13th August 2014

AN ongoing dispute over the ownership of allotments in Hughenden Parish looks as if it is drawing to a close.

'The time is right to develop', WDC say

Bucks Free Press:

3:06pm Tuesday 12th August 2014

THE time is right to release five ‘reserve sites’ for development, despite residents reinforcing the fact they are unwanted, Wycombe District Council workers have said.

Private gardens opened to raise thousands for Age UK

Bucks Free Press:

11:26am Tuesday 12th August 2014

ALMOST £3,000 was raised from a garden open day at the weekend.

Five reserve sites could all be developed soon, despite objections

Bucks Free Press:

1:06pm Tuesday 12th August 2014

FIVE areas of land, which have all been controversially mooted for new housing, as part of a ‘reserve list’, could soon be released for development, following a proposal to Wycombe District Council.

Two men who died in M40 crash named

Bucks Free Press:

11:18am Wednesday 30th July 2014

THE two men who died in a two car collision on the M40 earlier this month have been named.

Planning applications for July 28

Bucks Free Press: Wycombe in the running to be named 'Britain’s Crappest Town'

9:52am Wednesday 30th July 2014

THE following planning applications were validated by south Buckinghamshire district councils on Monday.

Beata Bryl: CCTV footage released on eighth anniversary of murder

Bucks Free Press: Beata Bryl

5:28pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

CCTV footage of Beata Bryl’s final movements before she was brutally bludgeoned to death and burnt in Wooburn has been released today – the eight anniversary of her murder.

Hundreds of Wycombe Muslims celebrate Eid

Bucks Free Press:

10:37am Tuesday 29th July 2014

MUSLIMS celebrated Eid al-Fitr with prayers and family meals yesterday to mark the end of the holy month of Ramadan.

Sgt Louise Gibson's family to 'fight for justice' after criticising police

Bucks Free Press: Sgt Louise Gibson

6:00am Tuesday 29th July 2014

THE distraught family of Sergeant Louise Gibson said they will fight for justice until all of their questions surrounding her death are answered.

Steve Baker takes part in Iftar ahead of Eid celebrations

Bucks Free Press:

11:40am Friday 25th July 2014

STEVE Baker MP visited the Wycombe Islamic Centre to break fast with Muslims taking part in Ramadan.

London Road accident causing delays

Bucks Free Press:

2:01pm Friday 25th July 2014

MOTORISTS can expect delays following a three car collision near the M40 junction at Loudwater.

Inquest: Sgt Louise Gibson hanged herself as she feared she had 'lost everything'

Bucks Free Press: Sgt Louise Gibson

2:20pm Thursday 24th July 2014

SERGEANT Louise Gibson hanged herself as she feared she had “lost everything” after her policeman husband had an affair, an inquest was told today.

Hundreds gather to pay tribute to Kyrece, 13, who died in the River Thames

Bucks Free Press:

5:59pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

THE family and friends of Kyrece Francis paid tribute to the promising footballer during an emotional vigil outside his school today.

Marlow River Thames death: Boy named locally

Bucks Free Press:

12:36pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

THE teenage boy whose body was recovered from the River Thames in Marlow last night has been named locally as Kyrece Francis.

Downley's Up Festival hailed a success by organisers

Bucks Free Press:

3:34pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

THE inaugural Downley Up Festival has been hailed a roaring success by its organisers who are already plotting for the next one.



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