BEACONSFIELD: A notoriously bumpy road in Beaconsfield is set to be resurfaced, as part of a £25 million repairs project. Ledborough Lane is due for a visit by Buckinghamshire County Council before April, along with Warwick Road.

Packhorse Road, Oxford Road and Windsor Road in Gerrards Cross are also on the list for this year.

A proposed resurfacing list for next year includes Maxwell Road, Chesterton Green and Station Road in Beaconsfield, along with West Common and Howards Wood Drive in Gerrards Cross.

BEACONSFIELD councillors have raised concerns over plans to extend the charging period for car parks in the town until 8pm. South Bucks District Council (SBDC) is also proposing to scrap half-hour charges in its pay and display car park, increasing the minimum charge to one hour.

But members of Beaconsfield Town Council said they were worried that shoppers would be put off by the charges, while residential streets could also see an unwanted increase in cars.

SBDC is consulting on the plan, which includes a cut to the one hour charge from £1.30 to £1.10. Leader Adrian Busby said the changes could actually boost use of the car parks in Warwick Road and Burkes Road.

BEACONSFIELD: Attorney General Dominic Grive will speak at an event organised by an Alcoholic Anonymous group in Beaconsfield next week.

More than 100 representatives from the judiciary, police, probabtion and prision servcies are expected to attend the awareness day, hosted by Alcoholics Anonymous' Chiltern & Thames Intergroup at the Fitzwilliam Centre on October 20.

The group wants to promote its activities to those interested in reducing the effect of alcoholism in the community. Attendance to the event is by invitation only.

BEACONSFIELD's charity Christmas card shop, which has been running for more than 40 years, opens tomorrow at a new location. The shop is in Beaconsfield Town Hall this year, while building work continues at St Teresa's Church car park. The shop is open 9.30am – 4.30pm Monday to Saturday.

BEACONSFIELD: Young musicians can take part in the KZR Music Rock Sessions in Beaconsfield on the Thursday and Friday of half term week. Over the two days youngsters aged 11 - 17 will be placed in small groups where they learn to arrange, plan, write and perform as a band.

The rock sessions are at Beaconsfield High School. For more information visit or contact Andy on 01442 863906 or email:

BEACONSFIELD Operatic Society is performing 'West End Dreams', a jam-packed collection of musical hits, at the Curzon Centre, from October 19 – 22. Performances start at 7.45pm and tickets cost £12. They are available by post only, see or call 01494 813518 for details.

GERRARDS CROSS computer club meets at the Memorial Centre on the second Thursday of each month. For all levels of experience. Email for details. Visitors welcome, £2 per session or £12 annual membership.

PINEWOOD Studios celebrated its 75th anniversary at the end of September. The decision on whether the controversial Project Pinewood development will be allowed has been passed up to Government minister Eric Pickles, who is set to make a decision by the end of January. A public inquiry was held earlier this year for the scheme, which involves building 1,400 homes on 'live-in' film sets in Iver Heath.

A FULMER-based wind band for youngsters is holding an open morning on October 27. Conferents Bands is inviting everyone along who plays a woodwind, brass or percussion instrument, to see how the bands operate and join in with regular members. The event is in Fulmer Village Hall, call 01753 664222 for more details.

SEER GREEN & Jordans Women's Institute meets on the second Thursday of each month in the Baptist Church at 2.15pm. Speakers and refreshments. Membership is £27 per year, all ladies welcome. Call Mrs Lawes on 01494 671659 for details.

STOKE POGES: A cat got stuck at the top of a 40ft tree in Stoke Poges on Monday afternoon. A crew from Gerrards Cross came to the rescue, climbing a ladder and carrying the cat down from the pine tree in Farthing Green Lane.

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