Play Around the Parish

Longwick Playing Fields


August 2022

Please see attached flyer for details of an free event which is being held on Longwick Playing Fields on the 12th August 2022 .

Notice of public rights and publication of unaudited annual governance & accountability return


May 2022


Notice of public rights and publication of unaudited annual governance & accountability return

Accounts for the year ended 31st March 2022

The Local Audit and Accountability Act 2014 Sections 26 and 27

The Accounts and Audit (England) Regulations 2015 (SI 234)

1. Date of announcement: Monday 30th May 2022

2. Each year the smaller authority’s Annual Governance and Accountability Return (AGAR) needs to be reviewed by an external auditor appointed by Smaller Authorities’ Audit Appointments Ltd. The unaudited AGAR has been published with this notice. As it has yet to be reviewed by the appointed auditor, it is subject to change as a result of that review.

Any person interested has the right to inspect and make copies of the accounting records for the financial year to which the audit relates and all books, deeds, contracts, bills, vouchers, receipts and other documents relating to those records must be made available for inspection by any person interested. For the year ended March 31st 2022, these documents will be available on reasonable notice by application to:

Tracey Martin, Clerk to the Parish Council

07521 161 645

on commencing Wednesday 1st June 2022

and ending on Thursday 14th July 2022

3. Local Government Electors and their representatives also have:

· the opportunity to question the appointed auditor about the accounting records; and

· the right to make an objection which concerns a matter in respect of which the appointed auditor could either make a public interest report or apply to the court for a declaration that an item of account is unlawful. Written notice of an objection must first be given to the auditor and a copy sent to the smaller authority.

The appointed auditor can be contacted at the address in paragraph 4 below for this purpose between the above dates only.

4. The smaller authority’s AGAR is subject to review by the appointed auditor under the provisions of the Local Audit and Accountability Act 2014, the Accounts and Audit Regulations 2015 and the NAO’s Code of Audit Practice 2015. The appointed auditor is:

PKF Littlejohn LLP (Ref: SBA Team); 1 Westferry Circus, Canary Wharf, London E14 4HD


5. This announcement is made by Tracey Martin, Clerk to Longwick cum Ilmer Parish Council



May 2022

The Parish Council has been offered some free Trees which are mostly whips but there are some beech and oak and other varieties.

We are asking residents for their suggestions on the placement of these trees.

The trees can also be planted on private land but if on private land we would ask the land owner to "adopt" a tree or trees and agree to look after by watering them until established.

The trees will be available from the last week in November.

Numbers are limited so please email the clerk on: to register your interest by the end of June 22.

Interactive Dementia Awareness Experience on Friday 20th May 2022 at Risborough Community Centre


May 2022

The North West Chilterns Community Board is delighted to announce they have arranged the Interactive Dementia Awareness Experience on Friday 20th May 2022 at Risborough Community Centre, Wades Park, Stratton Road, Princes Risborough, HP27 9AX

The Virtual Dementia Tour is a life changing experience and the only scientifically and medically proven method of giving a person with a healthy brain an experience of what dementia might be like. Enter the world of a person with dementia and understand the simple changes you can make to your practice and to the environment to improve the lives of people with dementia. 

The Virtual Dementia Tour is taken by over 200,000 people per year in the UK and is the benchmark training that other providers strive to achieve. Already commissioned by over 18 NHS Trusts, 4 HSE Trusts, Care homes, Nursing Homes, Police, Prisons, Ambulance, Universities and Colleges, Councils, CCGs, CQC, Electric and Water Companies, Families and many more, the Virtual Dementia Tour has an impact that just cannot be matched or replicated. 

There are four sessions available with nine places including an interactive experience on the specially designed vehicle followed by a group debrief. The training will be provided by Home - Training 2 Care UK Ltd Please feel free to book a place(s) on the above link. 

If you have any difficulties, please contact Jackie Binning on

Please see attached flyer below for booking link. 

Volunteer Gardeners Required for Grow to Eat Project


April 2022

If you enjoy gardening and would be interested in helping others to grow their own vegetables, there’s a great new project starting in Longwick.

Grow to Give has been launched by the North West Chiltern Community Board at Buckinghamshire Council in conjunction with Longwick-cum-Ilmer Parish Council.

We are looking for volunteer gardeners to help people from all different backgrounds and ages learn how to grow vegetables and flowers from seed to produce.

Vegetables will be shared around the group to eat and any surplus given to food banks. Some produce will also be sold with the proceeds being used for the next season.

If you are interested and would like to hear more about this project, please contact on or call 01296 585495.

Important changes to bin collections in the south of the county


April 2022

Press Release from Buckinghamshire Council

19 April 2022

Important changes to bin collections in the south of the county

Letters will be arriving by post this week and next to residents living in the former Chiltern, South Bucks and Wycombe district areas explaining the upcoming new bin collection day schedules and improvements to the recycling and waste service.

Buckinghamshire Council and waste contractor, Veolia, are making some vital improvements to bin collection rounds in the former Chiltern, South Bucks and Wycombe district areas. As a result, most residents are likely to have a change of bin collection day from the week commencing Monday 9 May.

Residents should look out for a letter from Buckinghamshire Council, expected to arrive in the post between 21 April and 27 April. The letter explains the upcoming new bin collection schedules and the improvements to the recycling and waste service. It will also contain a new bin collection calendar to help illustrate the changes and provide further detail on the improved recycling and waste service.

Some properties will experience an extended period between collections as the new bin day schedules are introduced. These properties have been provided with an additional one-off collection taking place the week commencing Monday 2 May.

Please read these letters and calendars carefully and take note of any changes to the bin collection day including whether you have an additional one-off collection. Please also note that collection times may also vary due to route changes, so please make sure bins are left out by 6:30am on the relevant day.

The new collection rounds have been optimised to increase efficiency, be more resilient, and help future-proof the service by taking into account new housing developments in the south of the county. The changes will make sure a punctual, reliable, and consistent service is provided for all residents by allowing for better allocation of resources which in turn will help balance the workload of the collection crews. They have also enabled new benefits such as kerbside collection services for small electrical items, textiles and batteries to be introduced.

The frequency of household collections will not change; with recycling and general rubbish collected on alternate weeks, and food recycling collected weekly.

Councillor Peter Strachan, Cabinet Member for Environment and Climate Change said:
"Last year Buckinghamshire Council, with waste contractor, Veolia, invested in a new state-of-the-art vehicle fleet to increase round capacity and fuel efficiency. The next stage of ongoing improvements is the redesigning of residents’ bin collection rounds to future-proof the service as the number of new homes in the county grows.

“We know that these bin collection changes may cause some small disruption in the short term as residents and crews get used to the new bin collection days. We will be supporting residents across the southern areas to ensure they have all the information they need and that the changes go through smoothly.

“I would like to encourage residents to please read your letters and calendars carefully, so you are aware and ready for the upcoming changes coming into effect from Monday 9 May.”

Further information in the form of FAQs can be found on the reverse of the letter.

Annual Meeting of the Parish - Tuesday 19th April 2022

Longwick Logo


March 2022



  • A change to meeting your Parish Councillors
  • Have your say on your local community
  • Share any concerns which you may have

There will also be the following reports:

  • Chairman’s Report
  • Buckinghamshire Council Report from Risborough Ward Councillors
  • Representative from Thames Valley Police to provide an update


Followed by the monthly Parish Council meeting at 8pm which you are welcome to stay and observe.

Please just turn up on the night but if you would like further information, please contact the Parish Clerk:

An appeal has been launched by the UK's Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC) to help Ukrainians fleeing the conflict in Ukraine.


March 2022

An appeal has been launched by the UK's Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC) to help Ukrainians fleeing the conflict in Ukraine.

To make a donation to the appeal please click the below link. Any amount will go a long way to help the DEC charities provide food, water, shelter and healthcare to refugees and displaced families.

Buckinghamshire's Local Heritage List - Looking for Nominations and Volunteers


January 2022

Please see below link to information shared with the Parish Council from Buckinghamshire's Local Heritage List who are looking for help in nominating buildings and volunteers to assist with surveys.

New Playground Equipment Now Open

Longwick Playground


November 2021

The Parish Council is delighted to announce that the new piece of playground equipment is open for use. 

We hope your little ones enjoy using it. 

New Playground Equipment Now Open

Longwick Playground


November 2021

The Parish Council is delighted to announce that the new piece of playground equipment is open for use. 

We hope your little ones enjoy using it. 

Remembrance Service Thursday 11th November at 11am

Longwick War Memorial


November 2021

The Remembrance Service will take place at Longwick War Memorial on Thursday 11th November at 11am. 

Waddesdon Church of England School - Statutory consultation on proposed changes to the school's admission arrangements from September 2023


October 2021

The Parish Council have been notified of the following:

Subject: Statutory consultation on proposed changes to the school's admission arrangements from September 2023

Dear Sir/Madam

I am writing to inform you that the Governing Body of Waddesdon Church of England School has commenced a consultation on proposed changes to the school’s admission arrangements which would take effect from the beginning of the academic year 2023 to 2024. I attach a letter giving more details and I would be grateful if you could bring it to the attention of your parishioners and any other interested parties.

The changes proposed are:

  • minor changes to the catchment area which have been requested by Buckinghamshire Council to ensure that all properties in the County have a catchment school
  • inclusion of wording to state the normal age for admission to the Sixth Form and the procedure for applications for a place for children out of their normal age group
  • the addition of a supplementary information form to assist in the verification of catchment addresses

The full proposed admission arrangements are available on the school website at

The consultation will run from 1 October 2021 until 12 November 2021.

If you have any comments on the proposed changes, please send them to myself.

Best wishes

Nicki Logan

Clerk to the Governing Body

Waddesdon Church of England School

Clerk to Governors <>

A reminder that dogs are not permitted within the playground area


September 2021

A reminder that dogs are not permitted in the playground area regardless of whether they are on or off a lead.

Traffic and Travel in Longwick-cum Ilmer Parish – Informal Drop in Consultation

Longwick School


July 2021

The Parish Council have employed a transport consultant to prepare a Transport Vision for Longwick and the surrounding hamlets within the parish.

Following the questionnaire many of you filled in earlier in the year and the discussion groups some of you attended, come and find out what the consultants have proposed to overcome the traffic and transport issues in the parish.

An informal drop-in consultation for local residents and businesses will be held at

Longwick School on Friday 23rd July 1.30-4pm and 5-7.30pm

Come and see us, chat to the people working on this task, ask questions and let us know what you think. What you see is not set in stone and you still have an opportunity to influence the outcome.

It is likely that there will be no official COVID restrictions in place on that day but please could you still wear a mask and observe the current physical distancing rules as not everyone will have been vaccinated.

If you are not able to attend an online version of the exhibition will be available on the Parish Council website near the time along with a form to let you tell us your comments.

If you would like to discuss the above or for more information please contact Councillor Valerie McPherson

Free advice and training for Bucks small charities


June 2021

National Small Charity Week(14-19 June) celebrates and raises awareness of the essential work carried out by small charities in Buckinghamshire. It also offers them the opportunity to participate in training at both a national and local level to equip them with information and skills to overcome challenges and to thrive.

With four out of five charitable organisations in the county considered small (annual income of under £100,000), the vast majority of Bucks not-for-profits have been hit hard by the pandemic which has restricted income generation while driving up demand for services.

If you work or volunteer for a Bucks voluntary organisation which needs help, local charity Community Impact Bucks supports groups at all stages of their development from getting started, to developing policies and procedures, and securing funds and volunteers through online resources, training and events, and one-to-one tailored advice. To find out how the Community Impact Bucks team could help, read its Small but Mighty blog which also gives details on how to receive weekly updates on new funds and resources.

MUGA nets available to play tennis, 5 a side football, basketball etc


May 2021

There is a locker at the playing fields by the MUGA which contains a net and assembly instructions for games that can be played on this Multi Use Games Area (MUGA).

The Yellow lines have been laid out for tennis, White for 5 a side football, and Red for basketball. The net can also be positioned for badminton or volleyball.

To use the net please contact or call 07815 144691 to obtain the code to the locker. 

After use please replace it in the locker as you found it.

No Off Roaders Permitted at Longwick Playing Fields


May 2021

The Parish Council does not permit the use of E-Scooters, Motorcycles or any other Motorised Vehicle at Longwick Playing Fields and it is a criminal offence to drive any powered vehicle on private land without the land owner’s permission and offenders can be prosecuted.

Postponed - Annual Parish Meeting & Parish Council Meeting


April 2021

Longwick cum Ilmer's Annual Parish Meeting and the Monthly Parish Council Meeting have been postponed from Tuesday 20th April 2021 to Wednesday 28th April 2021. This is due to the official mourning period for the Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh.The agenda and Zoom details can be found on our website from Monday 19th April 2021.

Notice of Uncontested Election


April 2021

Please see attached PDF Notice of Uncontested Election

Bledlow Ridge Household Recycling Centre


April 2021

The Bledlow Household Recycling Centre Community Interest Company has lodged an appeal against the non determination of the following planning application:

CM/0002/20- Proposed continuation of the use of the land as a Household Recycling Site as currently consented by planning permission no. CC/3/83- Bledlow Household Recycling Centre, Wigans Lane, Bledlow Ridge.

All representations should be made to the Planning Inspectorate by 22nd April 2021 either online: Reference: APP/P0430/W/21/3266409 ( or in writing to :

Neil Devereux

The Planning Inspectorate

Room3C Eagle

Temple Quay House

2 The Square

Bristol BS1 6PN

Appeal reference: APP/PO430/W/21/3266409

We look forward to you submitting a representation of support for this facility to re-open.

If you have any questions, please email:

Maggie's Solar Farm - Consultation


March 2021

Please see below links for more information and feedback form for Maggie's Solar Farm Consultation  

Notice of Elections


March 2021

Competition - Well done to all the Children who entered


February 2021

Well done to all the children who entered our Competition to draw / design a Poster on Reducing Speeding in the Village and Hamlets. We were overwhelmed with all the entries, they were fantastic. Winners have been contacted and all children who entered received a prize.



February 2021


The National Association of Local Councils (NALC) is calling on all community heroes to step up and become a local (parish and town) Councillor at the 2021 elections.

What do Councillors do?

Local Councillors are the champions of their community who invest time in local projects and issues to the benefit of residents and theneighborhood. Councillors attend to local needs of residents, local groups and businesses, make decisions onlocal services, collaborate with district and borough councils to adhere to localneeds, and progress vital projects to invest in the future of the community.

What do councils do?

Councils lead on community services such as allotments, footpaths, public seating and litter bins, but also larger projects such as the running of local transport,leisure services, youth services and climate change initiatives. These activities arefunded by a local tax, called a precept which is determined by the council.

How long does it take?

NALC's Local Councillor Census Survey found that councillors put aside, on average, three hours a week for council work. Council work often includesattending meetings, engaging with residents and speaking to local groups andbodies on behalf of the council.

Can I stand for election?

You must be:

• A British citizen, or a citizen of the Commonwealth, or the European Union

• 18 years of age or older

For further information contact

Competition: Draw / Design a Poster on Reducing Speeding in the Village and Hamlets


January 2021

Longwick-cum-Ilmer Parish Council are running a competition for all children who live in the Parish between the ages of 3-11 years to design a hand drawn A4 poster and a photo submitted or created on a computer. The theme is: Reducing Speeding in the Village and Hamlets.

The Parish Council will judge the entries and prizes will be awarded in the following categories: 3-5, 6-8, & 9-11 years. Each category will have a 1st, 2nd & runner up prize in the form of an Amazon e-gift card which will be sent direct to the parents email address.

Please send your entry into Val by Saturday 20 February including the following information : Name of child, age, and email address .


The winners will be informed by Monday 22 February.

All design posters will be displayed around the Village and Hamlets.

Parish Council Meetings


December 2020

Please note that Parish Council meetings are being held virtually until further notice. Please contact the clerk if you wish to participate.

Usually the Parish Council meets on the third Tuesday of each month (except August) in Longwick Village Hall at 7.00pm. Meetings usually last about two hours.

The first ten minutes are available for the public to express their view or ask a question on relevant matters on the agenda and they are welcome to stay and observe the rest of the meeting.

Buckinghamshire Council Budget 2021-22 Consultation

Buckinghamshire Council


October 2020

Each year the Council must prepare a budget and as part of the process seeks the views of residents and businesses regarding priority areas for the year ahead.

Covid-19 testing

Buckinghamshire Council


August 2020

Buckinghamshire Council latest on Covid testing

Click on link for details

Community briefing COVID19

Libraries launch request and collect service

Buckinghamshire Library


June 2020

Covid-19 testing at High Wycombe and Aylesbury

High Wycombe and Aylesbury


May 2020

Covid-19 mobile testing will be available at High Wycombe Park and Ride and now Aylesbury. 

Check details to see if you are eligible for testing please visit

Covid testing Press Release from Buckinghamshire Council

Coronavirus – Help for Longwick



April 2020

The Parish Council intends to do all it can for its Parish for the duration of this Coronavirus outbreak.

Click here for a page of useful information and contacts for use during these difficult times.