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Seven tips for if your child did not get into your first choice primary school

Bucks Free Press: WIMB GREEN Did your child miss out on their primary school of choice?

11:03am Thursday 17th April 2014

PARENTS have been receiving the news that their child has been accepted into a primary school.

New management for council's leisure centres

Bucks Free Press: Nexus manages Wycombe Sports Centre at Handy Cross

8:10am Thursday 17th April 2014

WYCOMBE District Council’s three leisure centres will come under new management this summer.

Police chiefs to appear at public meeting

Bucks Free Press: Thames Valley deputy police and crime commissioner David Carroll

12:09pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

THE Deputy Police and Crime Commissioner and Wycombe’s Deputy Police Commander will answer residents’ questions at a public meeting.

Public meeting to discuss potential development of Wycombe field

Bucks Free Press: Brian Pearce

5:12pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

THE potential development of the Buckmaster Playing Fields will be discussed during a public meeting in Cressex tomorrow night.

Police: 'Crime in Wycombe at its lowest level for 15 years'

Bucks Free Press: Crime in Wycombe at its lowest level for 15 years

11:11am Thursday 10th April 2014

CRIME in Wycombe is at its lowest level since the current system of recording statistics began in 1999.

Wycombe Local Plan consultation deadline extended

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

4:12pm Tuesday 8th April 2014

A COUNCIL has extended the deadline for responses to its public consultation over mooted plans to build thousands of homes in the Wycombe District.

Key hospital issues to be debated next week

Bucks Free Press: MP accuses NHS of 'botching' launch of new hospital unit

11:18am Tuesday 8th April 2014

KEY health issues will be scrutinised by County Hall as hospital care in Buckinghamshire is said to be “ahead of the game”.

Record numbers flock to Wycombe's winter homeless shelter

Bucks Free Press: Countess Howe opened The Ground Floor with WHC Chairman Sheena Dykes in November.

4:03pm Monday 7th April 2014

A RECORD number of people used the Wycombe Winter Night Shelter this year, a homeless charity has announced.

County Council leader shuffles his Cabinet

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

9:00am Wednesday 2nd April 2014

THE Leader of Buckinghamshire County Council has shuffled his Cabinet for the new financial year.

Week left to have your say on Wycombe Local Plan

Bucks Free Press: Council urged to protect the Gomm Valley by residents

5:20pm Sunday 30th March 2014

RESIDENTS have less than a week left to help shape where thousands of houses and businesses will be built in the district.

Highcrest transformed into The House of Commons for schools debate

Bucks Free Press: Highcrest transformed into The House of Commons for schools debate

11:08am Tuesday 25th March 2014

A SCHOOL was transformed into The House of Commons as Steve Baker MP acted as Speaker during a political debate between pupils.

Director appointed to steer County Museum transfer

Bucks Free Press: Richard de Peyer (left) with Cllr Wendy Malley

8:00am Tuesday 25th March 2014

THE manager of Wycombe Museum has been appointed to lead the County Museum’s transfer into trust status.

TfB 'currently has no plans' to install Easton St safety measures

Bucks Free Press: Photo taken by Mariusz Chmielewski

9:40am Saturday 22nd March 2014

TRANSPORT chiefs say they currently have no plans to install any new safety measures at the junction of Crendon Street with Easton Street.

Wycombe community centre to close as part of council cost cutting

Bucks Free Press: Wycombe community centre to close as part of council cost cutting

1:38pm Thursday 20th March 2014

THE Reggie Goves Centre will be closed to save a council money – sparking anger and upset from the people who use it.

Shoppers grill council leader at supermarket drop-in

Bucks Free Press: Shoppers grill council leader at supermarket drop-in

3:31pm Thursday 20th March 2014

SHOPPERS asked questions and raised concerns with Buckinghamshire County Council’s leader - in between picking up their groceries.

Budget 2014: Osborne woos savers and pensioners

Bucks Free Press: Budget 2014: live coverage

10:53am Wednesday 19th March 2014

George Osborne pledged to share the benefits of economic recovery with pensioners and savers today as he delivered his penultimate Budget before the general election.

Resident angry over 'pushed through' pedestrian crossing

Bucks Free Press: Resident angry over 'pushed through' pedestrian crossing

5:03pm Tuesday 18th March 2014

A RESIDENT has criticised a council after it made a late alteration to the West Wycombe Road project to install a pedestrian crossing outside his home.

Hunters say "everyone is OK" as call for bollards gets louder after latest car crash

Bucks Free Press: Updated: One injured as car crashes into Wycombe estate agents

11:27am Friday 14th March 2014

AN estate agents tweeted to say “everyone is OK” after a car crashed into its office yesterday.

Forum: 'Residents paying the price for flaws in Localism Act'

Bucks Free Press: Daws Hill Neighbourhood Forum members at RAF Daws Hill

12:46pm Wednesday 12th March 2014

A DISAPPOINTED residents group say they are being forced to pay the price for the flaws in the Government’s flagship Localism Act.

Wycombe Sports Centre construction to begin on Monday

Bucks Free Press: Wycombe Sports Centre design approved

5:22pm Tuesday 11th March 2014

CONSTRUCTION on the new Wycombe Sports Centre will begin on Monday, a council has announced.

Special town council debate called after 'farcical trustees meeting'

Bucks Free Press: The planning application was received by Wycombe District Council- its offices are shown in the picture

2:46pm Tuesday 11th March 2014

A SPECIAL meeting of the Charter Trustees has been called to debate the merits of a High Wycombe town council in the wake of last week’s “farcical meeting”.

Wycombe Mayoralty to be decided by seniority

Bucks Free Press: Mayor Cllr Trevor Snaith at the Mayor Making ceremony

12:05pm Tuesday 11th March 2014

THE Mayor of High Wycombe will be decided by seniority from next year in a bid to remove party politics from the Charter Trustees.

Residents call meeting over potential development of Gomm Valley

Bucks Free Press: Wycombe District Council offices. Planning officers decided to give permission for this application.

5:27pm Monday 10th March 2014

A MEETING to discuss the potential development of the Gomm Valley has been called by residents who say they have ignored by a consulting council.

Town Council meeting branded a 'farce and a circus'

Bucks Free Press: Trevor Snaith

1:23pm Monday 10th March 2014

FARCICAL, embarrassing and a circus - some of the words used to describe a meeting of the Charter Trustees as they clashed over whether to progress a petition for a town council for High Wycombe.

South Bucks District Council giving £300 to communities to mark WWI

Bucks Free Press: Cllr Anita Cranmer says 'SBDC want to support communities'

1:00pm Saturday 8th March 2014

SOUTH Bucks District Council will give up to £300 to each parish in South Bucks as the build up to the anniversary of the First World War starts.

Council denies claims it has 'broken promises' on affordable housing

Bucks Free Press: Cllr John Gibbs

9:40am Thursday 6th March 2014

A COUNCIL has denied claims it has broken a promise to invest in affordable housing following the sale of council homes to Red Kite.

Sites put forward for extra Wycombe cemetery

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

3:30pm Wednesday 5th March 2014

POTENTIAL sites for an additional cemetery for High Wycombe were put forward by councillors last night.

Attorney General denies using racist language in Telegraph interview after Wycombe Cllr calls for his resignation

Bucks Free Press: Dominic Grieve QC

2:20pm Wednesday 5th March 2014

THE Attorney General said claims he made racist comments in a newspaper interview are "complete nonsense" amid calls for his resignation from the future Mayor of High Wycombe.

Residents petition to prevent potential development of Wycombe park

Bucks Free Press: Brian Pearce

12:55pm Tuesday 4th March 2014

A PETITION by residents against the potential development of Buckmaster Playing Fields has been submitted to a council.

Winning Wycombe Mayoral Arch design revealed

Bucks Free Press: Winning Wycombe Mayoral Arch design revealed

10:34am Tuesday 4th March 2014

THIS is the design residents have chosen to be converted into a Mayoral Arch in High Wycombe town centre.

MP: Thames Water has "serious questions to answer" over Hughenden sewage saga

Bucks Free Press: MP: Thames Water has "serious questions to answer" over Hughenden sewage

2:10pm Monday 3rd March 2014

MP David Lidington said Thames Water has "serious questions to answer" after admitting he was shocked by the extent of the sewage problem in a residential road.

WDC freezes council tax for fourth consecutive year

Bucks Free Press: The planning application was received by Wycombe District Council- its offices are shown in the picture

3:40pm Monday 3rd March 2014

A COUNCIL has frozen council tax for a fourth consecutive year.

Wycombe MP: "Schools should be able to set own term times"

Bucks Free Press: Wycombe MP Steve Baker secured the debate.

12:30pm Saturday 1st March 2014

SCHOOLS should be able to set their own term times which would help drive down the price of family holidays, Wycombe MP Steve Baker said.

Pothole repairs suspended

Bucks Free Press: Potholes at the junction of Kingshill Road with North Road, taken by Nick Morris

10:10am Thursday 27th February 2014

POTHOLE repairs have been temporarily suspended across the county, as the local authorities concentrate on flood damaged areas.

Wycombe hotel given permission to extend

Bucks Free Press: Wycombe District Council's offices in High Wycombe

9:31am Tuesday 25th February 2014

THE Wendover Arms has been granted planning permission to extend.

Contentious Marlow polo pitch plan deferred by council

Bucks Free Press: Polo pitch row rages on

12:00pm Thursday 20th February 2014

CONTENTIOUS plans to lay polo pitches at the end of a quiet country lane in Marlow have been deferred by council chiefs.

Residents face wait in Daws Hill legal challenge

Bucks Free Press: Residents face wait in Daws Hill legal challenge

3:13pm Tuesday 18th February 2014

RESIDENTS face an anxious wait to find out if they have succeeded in overturning a High Court ruling over two major development sites.

School transport consultation launched by county council

Bucks Free Press: The biggest increase was at Buckinghamshire County Council

PUBLIC consultations on proposals to reduce the amount of money spent on home-to-school transport have been launched by a council.

Council tax to rise as county council unveils budget

Bucks Free Press: The biggest increase was at Buckinghamshire County Council

2:38pm Thursday 13th February 2014

COUNTY Hall has announced it will increase council tax for the first time in four years.

Sports group: 'Council is holding a gun to our head over lease'

Bucks Free Press: Sports group claims council is 'holding a gun to its head' over lease

12:00pm Thursday 13th February 2014

A SPORTS group says a council is "holding a gun to its head" over a new lease at the Hazlemere Pavilion - a claim denied by a council.

Council unveils housing and business options under Local Plan

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

8:00am Saturday 1st February 2014

RESIDENTS are being asked to help a council decide where thousands of new homes and businesses should be built around the district.

Candidate blasts selection system after 'party-political Mayoral vote'

Bucks Free Press: Wycombe's Mayoral honour won in lucky dip

12:00pm Saturday 25th January 2014

A MAYORAL candidate says he feels "sickened and disillusioned" with the way the selection system has become politically motivated.

Wycombe's Mayoral honour won in lucky dip

Bucks Free Press: Wycombe's Mayoral honour won in lucky dip

3:48pm Friday 24th January 2014

THE future Mayor of High Wycombe says it is an honour – and a huge relief – to see his name picked out of a hat to win the mayoral race.

County council pledges to fight garden city plan after Gerrards Cross rumours

Bucks Free Press: Council Leader Martin tett

9:34am Tuesday 21st January 2014

A RUMOURED garden city scheme of 100,000 new dwellings near Gerrards Cross would cause irreparable damage to the area, said the leader of Buckinghamshire County Council this week.

WDC claims 'admin error' to blame for poor Which? food safety survey rating

Bucks Free Press: The planning application was received by Wycombe District Council- its offices are shown in the picture

11:35am Monday 20th January 2014

A COUNCIL claims an administrative error is the reason for it being ranked the fifth worst performing authority in monitoring food hygiene standards.

New town for Bucks under 'secret' Tory plan?

Bucks Free Press: Witney MP David Cameron

10:33am Tuesday 14th January 2014

THE Conservatives have been accused of covering up a secret report which recommends potentially building a new town in Buckinghamshire.

Scrutiny committee urges council chief to reconsider bus link decision

Bucks Free Press: Residents slam transport chief over bus link plan

4:23pm Friday 20th December 2013

A SCRUTINY committee has urged a council chief to reconsider her decision to select a residential road as the preferred route for a bus link.

Row over Risborough Springs proposal continues

Bucks Free Press: Risborough Springs Sports Centre

1:19pm Thursday 19th December 2013

A COUNCIL says it submitted a planning application to expand a leisure centre to see whether the scheme would actually be viable.

Council leader: 'No compelling case for Wycombe Town Council'

Bucks Free Press: In: Richard Scott

2:57pm Tuesday 17th December 2013

A COUNCIL chief has not seen a “compelling case” for a High Wycombe town council – as a petition is launched by residents to create parish councils in an area of Wycombe.

Hydro-power opponents are "nimbys and idiots" claims developer

Bucks Free Press: Firm pledges to spend big on Marlow hydro-power project

3:33pm Monday 2nd December 2013

THE developer behind the hydro-power scheme for Marlow labelled opponents "idiots and nimbys" in a withering attack.



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