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High Wycombe handed Fairtrade Town status

Bucks Free Press:

1:51pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

HIGH Wycombe has been formally designated a Fairtrade Town.

Sports association fails to agree new lease for Hazlemere Memorial Hall

Bucks Free Press: Residents deliver notice to everyone in local area to help 'save' pavilion

6:00am Friday 12th September 2014

A SPORTS association has failed to agree a new lease to run the newly-named Hazlemere Memorial Hall, a council has announced.

Long-awaited Marsh community centre finally opened

Bucks Free Press:

3:30pm Monday 8th September 2014

THE doors to the long-awaited community centre for the Wycombe Marsh were finally opened to the public last week.

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.

Fracking unlikely in Bucks, says new council report

Bucks Free Press: Fracking Comes to Stockbridge?

3:59pm Wednesday 3rd September 2014

FRACKING is unlikely to come to Buckinghamshire, a county council select committee heard this week – as the amount of shale gas present in the county is too small to make its extraction cost effective.

Video: Community leaders rally after Isis fighter from Wycombe speaks of hatred for UK

Bucks Free Press:

9:10am Friday 29th August 2014

AN ISIS fighter who laughed about beheading enemies and spoke of his hatred for the UK in an interview with the BBC is from Wycombe, the BFP can reveal.

Crowdfunding bid for unitary authority study hits target

Bucks Free Press: Philippa Batting, Managing Director of Buckinghamshire Business First

7:00am Saturday 23rd August 2014

A BUSINESS-LED campaign to raise £25, 000 for a crowdfunded study into the pros and cons of creating a unitary authority in the county – a move that some estimate could save £25million a year of public money - has met with success.

Leader insists council resisted government housing demands

Bucks Free Press: Cllr Richard Scott

12:10pm Friday 15th August 2014

COUNCIL leaders have defended themselves after residents asked what they had done to resist government demands over housing numbers.

Council leader: damning Ofsted report had been expected

Bucks Free Press: Leader of Buckinghamshire County Council, Martin Tett

5:22pm Friday 8th August 2014

THE leader of Buckinghamshire County council said today the findings of a damning Ofsted report highlighting serious failings in children’s social services had been expected.

Changes to council's public question time 'an attack on democracy'

Bucks Free Press: WDC online services to be disrupted this weekend

6:00am Tuesday 5th August 2014

COUNCIL leaders have been accused of ‘launching an attack on democracy’ after a decision to reduce the time given to the public and councillors to ask questions at meetings.

MP under fire over hospital study plan

Bucks Free Press: MP criticises party leaders for 'easy money' policies

9:27am Friday 1st August 2014

STEVE Baker MP has defended his decision to commission a study looking at potential ways to shake up High Wycombe’s health services after a scathing attack from Labour over the health consultancy he used to look into the matter.

The Rye retains its Green Flag award

Bucks Free Press: River Wye to be revived

2:27pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

THE Rye has retained its Green Flag for being a quality open space.

Headteacher would be 'surprised' if school transport plan goes ahead

Bucks Free Press:

12:00pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

A HEADMASTER says he would be “very surprised” if a council ploughed ahead with plans to amalgamate bus transport for three Wycombe schools.

WDC: 'No decisions have been made on Local Plan options'

Bucks Free Press: Council unveils housing and business options under Local Plan

8:00am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

NO decisions have been made about which sites could be developed for housing and employment space, a council has said.

'Lights Out' for First World War centenary

Bucks Free Press: Picture from stock

12:33pm Monday 21st July 2014

RESIDENTS and businesses are being urged to turn off the lights and leave a candle burning to mark the outbreak of the First World War.

Highways Agency: 'New system has improved Handy Cross traffic flow'

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

11:44am Wednesday 16th July 2014

THE Highways Authority says congestion at Handy Cross has reduced since a new traffic signal system was implemented.

Fire authority and union reach 'one off agreement' over strike action

Bucks Free Press:

3:27pm Tuesday 15th July 2014

A ‘ONE off agreement’ has been reached between Buckinghamshire Fire and Rescue and firefighters staging strike action this week.

New crematorium for Buckinghamshire given the go ahead

Bucks Free Press: An artists' impression of how the new crematorium buildings could look

4:22pm Tuesday 15th July 2014

A NEW crematorium for Buckinghamshire will be built after a planning application was approved by a district council.

Cabinet confirms Wycombe Museum to remain in Priory Avenue

Bucks Free Press: Wycombe Museum

12:40pm Tuesday 15th July 2014

WYCOMBE Museum will remain at its historic site in Priory Avenue.

Sports bar would 'disturb residents and encourage men to abandon families'

Bucks Free Press:

8:00am Monday 14th July 2014

PLANS for an indoor golf club and sports bar would disturb neighbours and ‘encourage men to abandon their families’.

Wycombe Museum to 'remain in Priory Avenue'

Bucks Free Press: Eid celebration at Wycombe Museum this Sunday

5:10pm Saturday 12th July 2014

WYCOMBE Museum is expected to remain based in Priory Avenue amid uncertainty over the long-term future of a council’s headquarters.

Red Kite has 'no choice' but to make changes to support services

Bucks Free Press:

11:10am Thursday 10th July 2014

TENANTS of sheltered housing schemes will continue to receive support despite proposed county-wide changes to key services, Red Kite has said.

Cllrs call for pub protection as Morrison's Downley Donkey plan is approved

Bucks Free Press: Residents: 'We don't want Morrisons in Downley'

11:14am Thursday 3rd July 2014

A PLAN to protect the district’s pubs must be put in place, councillors warned, as they begrudgingly approved Morrison’s proposals for the Downley Donkey.

Support pours in for new independent councillors

Bucks Free Press: Councillors quit Liberal Dems to form independent group for east Wycombe

9:00am Tuesday 1st July 2014

A PAIR of councillors who quit the Liberal Democrats last week said they have been inundated with messages of support from continuants and politicians.

Flags raised around Bucks to salute armed forces

Bucks Free Press: The service in High Wycombe

5:36pm Monday 23rd June 2014

WAR veterans and dignitaries watched on as flags were raised to mark Armed Forces Week and the 70th anniversary of the D-Day landings.

Open day on the Syrian crisis to be held in Wycombe

Bucks Free Press: Open day on the Syrian crisis to be held in Wycombe

1:00pm Monday 23rd June 2014

THE Government is holding an open day in High Wycombe about the Syrian crisis on Thursday.

Councillors quit Lib Dems to form independent group for east Wycombe

Bucks Free Press: Cllr Matt Knight and Cllr Julia Wassell with their resignation letters

9:43am Monday 23rd June 2014

TWO disillusioned councillors have sensationally quit the Liberal Democrat party to form their own independent group for the east of High Wycombe.

Over £1million given to boost Bucks pothole repairs

Bucks Free Press: Worst roads in Bucks to be fixed

4:41pm Friday 20th June 2014

MORE than £1million has been given to Bucks County Council to repair potholes within the area.

MP supports study into unitary authority

Bucks Free Press: MP supports study into unitary authority

8:00am Friday 20th June 2014

DOMINIC Grieve says he is fully behind an influential business group’s study into the possible benefits of abolishing layers of local government to form unitary authorities.

Marlow's Mayor raises more than £20k for charities

Bucks Free Press: Mayor Suzanne Brown

9:12am Monday 16th June 2014

THE chairman of Marlow Rowing Club said he has been overwhelmed by the support it has received since a fire tore through its base.

Marlow Mayor hails town's spirit as she appeals to find community guardians

Bucks Free Press: Council criticised over failure to prepare for floods

6:10am Monday 16th June 2014

THE spirit shown by Marlow during the January floods was praised by the mayor as she appeals to find a community guardian in every street in town.

Staff could protest over Wycombe Hospital car-parking

Bucks Free Press: Elderly man died after hospital feeding blunder

11:16am Thursday 12th June 2014

HOSPITAL workers have warned patients’ care could be affected because of a lack of parking for staff and an “aggressive” stance taken by parking wardens.

Wycombe's Town Clerk to stand down after five years

Bucks Free Press: Bill Reid

4:23pm Wednesday 11th June 2014

HIGH Wycombe Town Clerk Bill Reid plans to stand down to spend more time with his family.

Detailed study of three potential cemetery sites commissioned

Bucks Free Press: Committee to debate potential sites for new Wycombe cemetery

1:22pm Wednesday 11th June 2014

A DETAILED study will be carried out on the suitability of three potential sites identified for a new cemetery.

£390k changing rooms for Desborough Recreation Ground

Bucks Free Press: New £390k changing rooms for Desborough Recreation Ground

1:51pm Tuesday 10th June 2014

CONSTRUCTION on new changing rooms for the Desborough Recreation Ground is underway following a £390,000 investment by a council.

Cressex park-and-ride to be relocated as Next store construction begins

Bucks Free Press: Decision on Next Home store plan postponed

10:30am Friday 6th June 2014

WORK to temporarily relocate the Cressex Park-and-Ride will begin on Sunday night – to enable construction to begin on the Next Home store.

Heard the one about the grass verge? Cllr blasts cutting 'madness'

Bucks Free Press: Heard the one about the grass verge? Cllr blasts cutting 'madness'

6:00am Friday 6th June 2014

IT could be a sketch from a bad comedy show but here is Councillor Brian Pearce wading through the different length of grass on a verge cut by three separate authorities.

Waitrose to open store in High Wycombe

Bucks Free Press: Waitrose to open store in High Wycombe

5:09pm Thursday 5th June 2014

WAITROSE has confirmed it will open a supermarket in High Wycombe.

Plans for new day centre and BCC offices approved

Bucks Free Press: Bellfield Road aerial view. Photo by Arc Media

3:37pm Thursday 5th June 2014

PLANS for an adult day centre and a new base in High Wycombe for Buckinghamshire County Council have been approved.

Twist in Bourne End Tesco saga

Bucks Free Press: A picture of the development one month ago

2:38pm Thursday 5th June 2014

AN application to vary conditions for a Tesco store in Bourne End - which is currently under construction - has been deferred by a council.

BFP launches new 'mobile-friendly' website

Bucks Free Press: BFP launches new 'mobile-friendly' website

5:00pm Tuesday 3rd June 2014

TABLET and smartphone users rejoice – the Bucks Free Press has today launched its new mobile-friendly website.

Under used recycling centres could be closed after review

Bucks Free Press: Scrap unused recycling centres says noise-blighted resident

8:00am Tuesday 3rd June 2014

UNDER used recycling centres around the Wycombe district could be closed following the introduction of a blue bin collection service from homes.

Council cuts grant for Dial-a-Ride service

Bucks Free Press: Dial-a-Ride Launched

8:30am Friday 30th May 2014

FUNDING the Wycombe Dial-a-Ride receives from Wycombe District Council has been slashed – to the annoyance of users of the service.

Steve Baker MP: 'UKIP earthquake? More a landslide for disengagement'

Bucks Free Press: MP Steve Baker told Parliament this week of the case

11:18am Thursday 29th May 2014

MP Steve Baker has rubbished the ‘UKIP political earthquake’ and called the European Parliament election results a ‘landslide for disengagement’.

Olympic swimming coach oversees Wycombe Sports Centre build

Bucks Free Press: Olympic swimming coach oversees Wycombe Sports Centre build

6:00am Thursday 29th May 2014

OLYMPIC swimming coach Kevin Brooks hopes the new Wycombe Sports Centre will help to develop the next generation of sporting stars.

Parish council to vote again on vice chairman

Bucks Free Press: Hazlemere Parish Council's Cedar Barn base

11:32am Wednesday 28th May 2014

A COUNCIL has announced it will vote again on its vice chairman for the forthcoming year after it “did not follow the correct procedures”.

Open NAG meeting to be held in Totteridge

Bucks Free Press: Masked robbers strike at Ilkley store

9:30am Wednesday 28th May 2014

AN open meeting of the Totteridge and Bowerdean Neighbourhood Action Group will be held next week.

Ex-Wycombe Labour members win seats in London

Bucks Free Press: Labour's Andrew Lomas

2:56pm Tuesday 27th May 2014

FORMER Wycombe Labour members have been elected councillors in London.

Council rolls out camera-operated car-park system

Bucks Free Press: One of the ANPR cameras

11:25am Tuesday 27th May 2014

THE rollout of automatic number plate recognition technology across the majority of car-parks in the Wycombe district has begun.

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