4:42pm Friday 24th October 2014
4:41pm Friday 24th October 2014
the Royal British Legion is one of our most valued institutions. The principal role of the Legion is to provide our ex-servicemen and serving forces personnel, as well as their dependents, with financial, social and emotional support and assistance.
4:33pm Friday 24th October 2014
4:32pm Friday 24th October 2014
4:31pm Friday 24th October 2014
4:30pm Friday 24th October 2014
David Gantzel’s excellent and well researched book on the history of Hazlemere sheds some light upon the events in 1919 referred to in Mr Mapletoft’s patronising and emotive letter (BFP letters, Oct 17).
4:28pm Friday 24th October 2014
9:49am Tuesday 21st October 2014
Mankind’s present day intelligence can be likened to the building of a pyramid, we are still digging the footings, we will never finish the top. Roderick Taylor mentions the prehistoric age. What happened to the dinosaurs?
9:48am Tuesday 21st October 2014
Mr Roberts (BFP letters, Oct. 3) provides an interesting perspective of the evolution of Hazlemere bowling green and the involvement of local worthies (including the eponymous Ken Williams) in the funding process. Logically, he should surely be recommending that the name of the bowling green be amended to “The Ken Williams memorial bowling green”, which the parish council could then consider.
9:46am Tuesday 21st October 2014
Two weeks ago you kindly published a letter by me suggesting Mike Appleyard explain further how he was able to claim that ‘...every single child who qualifies in the 11+ for a grammar school and lives in Bucks gets a place’ when half the places in grammar schools in the county are for children from outside Bucks.
9:43am Tuesday 21st October 2014
9:42am Tuesday 21st October 2014
In view of the Tory government steamrolling their own local Tory Council by granting permission for the Khalsa School undemocratically against the will of the local electorate, UKIP would very much like to assist in this matter but without representation are not yet in a position to do so.
9:40am Tuesday 21st October 2014
9:39am Tuesday 21st October 2014
11:22am Tuesday 14th October 2014
On 6th October it will be three years to the day since three prominent local Conservative Chiltern District councillors publicly raised the prospect of mass resignations from their pro-HS2 party in the local press, spelling out their concerns and intentions as follows:
11:15am Tuesday 14th October 2014
The Friends of Penn School collected £414.18 outside Sainsbury’s in Beaconsfield on September 19, 20, 21. Our thanks go to all those who contributed. – Brian L Wood, Treasurer, The Friends of Penn School
11:14am Tuesday 14th October 2014
11:13am Tuesday 14th October 2014
It’s a freezing cold overcast, windless winter day with all our fossil-fuelled and nuclear power stations shut down by the ‘greens’ and ‘nuclear-frees’ – whatever that may mean (since all carbon-based life is radio-active due to ingested potassium).
11:01am Tuesday 14th October 2014
Somewhat curious, from his previous letters, as to Dave Hampton’s engineering discipline his letter on October 3, Free Press letters, seems to indicate that it might well be ‘social’, ‘political’ or ‘traffic’.
10:59am Tuesday 14th October 2014
How can Wycombe District Council allow the excellent Information Centre be moved further down Institute Road to the Library and then allow it to close all day Monday. The visitors will think that the council does not care.
10:58am Tuesday 14th October 2014
When Seb Coe and Livingston pulled off the surprise coup of obtaining the 2012 London Olympics it was very much due to the commitment of the team to roll out the Olympic Legacy for future generations.
12:22pm Friday 3rd October 2014
The National Autistic Society is calling on Bucks people affected by autism to nominate individuals and services that have made a difference to their lives for the third annual Autism Professionals Awards.
12:21pm Friday 3rd October 2014
In your report on reactions to the study by ‘Local, Equal, Excellent’ (‘LEE’) into the 11+, Mike Appleyard, says: “People do need to understand that every single child who qualifies in the 11+ for a grammar school and lives in Bucks gets a place.
12:20pm Friday 3rd October 2014
Firstly can I thank the hundreds of parents that have given their views at the recent evening meetings that have been held. I think it’s fair to say we have had a frank, honest and sometimes heated exchange of views.
12:19pm Friday 3rd October 2014
I am wholeheartedly in favour of the council’s action to allow cyclists to use the footpaths. As a motorist and for their own safety I think the idea is a good one. However, may I request that, uncool as it may be, cyclists fit their machines with a bell so that pedestrians may hear them coming up behind them. – Name and address withheld
12:17pm Friday 3rd October 2014
12:16pm Friday 3rd October 2014
2646 solidarity events in 162 countries. A turnout over 300,000 in New York City, ranking high among mass protests in USA. This was the People’s Climate March of September 20-21. Much more on the web, particularly at peoples climate.org.
12:15pm Friday 3rd October 2014
We write on behalf of the entire membership of Hazlemere Bowls Club to urge the Parish Council to reconsider its recent decision to remove the name of Ken Williams from the pavilion at Hazlemere recreation ground. We find this renaming both inappropriate and disrespectful, bearing in mind the vast amount of time, effort and money that Ken Williams put into the recreation ground and the sports clubs involved. 97% of our members live within the HP15 7 postal code area of Hazlemere and some of them, along with several members of the current council, remember Ken Williams very well and all that he did for the Hazlemere community.
11:51am Friday 3rd October 2014
October is breast cancer awareness month and Scannappeal is currently fundraising for advanced equipment to radically improve diagnosis of early breast cancer. Residents living in the Bucks Free Press area are already benefiting from the advanced digital equipment Scannappeal has funded for the mobile breast screening unit and at Wycombe Hospital.
11:50am Friday 3rd October 2014
11:49am Friday 3rd October 2014
People often ask me: “What is UKIP’s policy on this? What is your policy on that? How do you feel about this issue?” I often reply that I have only got two main policies really regarding national issues: 1) I do not want an independent Scotland, to keep the United Kingdom intact.
11:47am Friday 3rd October 2014
What David Hampton forgets is that, although the Earth is constantly bathed in solar radiation above cloud level during daylight hours, we can easily capture only the part that filters through to us as an intermittent boost to low-grade heat for domestic and other hot water supplies. That’s the easy bit.
11:46am Friday 3rd October 2014
As a chartered engineer with over 60 years’ professional experience, I would like to award David Hampton nine out of ten for stating the obvious and one out of ten for the technical and historical content of his letter on solar energy (BFP, September 12).
11:43am Friday 3rd October 2014
11:42am Friday 3rd October 2014
10:14am Tuesday 23rd September 2014
10:13am Tuesday 23rd September 2014
So Bucks County Council can plead poverty when it comes to mending potholes, broken drains, re-painting road markings after re-surfacing, but thinks nothing of wasting thousands of tax payers money on unnecessary speed humps. an extra roundabout and the placing of highly dangerous pedestrian crossings in/off Station Road, Beaconsfield. How long before there is a series of rear end shunts from vehicles turning into these roads and being forced to stop suddenly due to pedestrians on the crossing.
10:12am Tuesday 23rd September 2014
10:03am Tuesday 23rd September 2014
10:01am Tuesday 23rd September 2014
I was interested in your feature 05/09/2014 (p.23) on the Black Prince in Wycombe Road, Princes Risborough where Ms Tollitt, head of planning and sustainability refused a small housing development because of “jarring and incongruous alignment... to the existing street scene.”
10:00am Tuesday 23rd September 2014
It took the Western world until the late 18th Century to start to believe that the weather that produced the seasons of the year, collectively called the climate, was not dependent upon performed rituals or incantation of ‘sacred’ words, created by oligarchs to achieve the desired results. Particularly when failure to do so was blamed on the bad behaviour of the people.
9:59am Tuesday 23rd September 2014
9:58am Tuesday 23rd September 2014
1:10pm Tuesday 16th September 2014
1:09pm Tuesday 16th September 2014
I WAS interested to read the letter in your last edition from Anthony Mealing in which he, quite rightly, bemoans the fact that he regularly sees rubbish dumped on roadway verges as he drives from Wycombe to Marlow.
1:04pm Tuesday 16th September 2014
1:03pm Tuesday 16th September 2014
1:01pm Tuesday 16th September 2014
1:00pm Tuesday 16th September 2014
Cllr Richard Scott has been asked to resign and join the Labour Party because he disagrees with the Tory party policy of massive development of the green belt in High Wycombe which was agreed many years ago to protect the environment.
12:50pm Tuesday 16th September 2014
Village news from around Bucks!
- Tylers Green
- West Wycombe
- Princes Risborough
- Marlow Bottom
- Chesham Bois
- Great Missenden