Meeting Dates 2017

All meetings to be held at Ley Hill Memorial Hall in the Rear Committee Room (unless specified otherwise)
Start time 7.15pm
Thu 12th January

Thu 2nd March

**DATE CHANGE**
Thur 27th April

Annual Parish Meeting, 19:30, Ley Hill Methodist Chapel

Tue 2nd May
Annual Council Meeting, 18:45

Wed 14th June
19.15 St George’s Church, Tylers Hill

Thu 27th July
Latimer Parish Hall, Latimer

Tue 12th September
Latimer Parish Hall, Latimer

Wed 25th October

Wed 29th November

Latest News from the Chilterns Conservation Board

The latest newsletter from the Chilterns Conservation Board – the public body responsible for conserving and promoting the Chilterns Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty 



Dance studios win 2013 Design AwardsTring Park School

A new handsomely-shaped building to house dance studios at Tring Park School for the Performing Arts is overall winner of the 2013 Chilterns Buildings Design Awards. The other winners are a new office building near Henley, a new boatyard and development n Berkhamsted and a new house in Kings Langley. More…

Board criticises inadequate HS2 Environmental ReportView across Misbourne Valley

HS2 Ltd’s draft Environmental Statement (ES) on HS2 has been strongly criticised by the Board as a completely inadequate attempt to fully assess the environmental impacts of the proposed high speed line in the Chilterns. The draft ES is lacking in detail and fails to identify the full scale of the devastation that would be caused in the AONB. The Board has supplied extensive detailed comments in response to a consultation carried out by HS2 Ltd. More..

Musical launch for Boxwood ProjectBox wood project launch

Music from a clarinettist playing a traditional boxwood intrument and a display of carved boxwwod objects accompanied the launch of the Lottery-funded Chilterns Boxwood Project on 21st June at the Natural History Museum in Tring. A new walk through box woodland near Great Kimble has already been created and the Project is seeking volunteers to look for box in local woods. More..

New electric bike network at Henleyelectric bike

For the first time visitors and residents can use electric bikes to cycle in the Chilterns. 3 businesses in the Henley area are offering bikes for hire, in an initiative by the Cycle Chilterns project. The battery assistance makes longer and hilly routes much easier, even for rusty cyclists. The new network was launched at Chiltern Valley Winery in Hambleden, one of the hire points, on 8th July. More..

Changes in Board MembersBoard tour

Cllrs Richard Pushman and Bill Storey have left the Board, having stood down from Buckinghamshire and Hertfordshire County Councils respectively after many years of service. Cllr Anna Badcock of South Oxfordshire District Council has also left the Board and has been replaced by Cllr Lynn Lloyd.Cllr David Collins has been nominated to the Board by Dacorum Borough Council. See a full list of Board Members here.


What we are up to

  • School children in West Wycombe have made a film about the history of West Wycombe Hill showing how its use, as an area of commonland, has changed over the centuries. Funded by the Chilterns Commons Project, it features the children dressed in historic costumes plus interview with local experts. More..
  • Give us your views on the Chilterns – what needs to be protected, what do you love most, what are the biggest issues facing the area? Help us plan how the area should be looked after by completing this simple survey. You can also enter a draw to win a great prize!
  • 1400 people enjoyed a full day of fun on 9th June as the Chiltern Open Air Museum was transformed into a common. Building a hovel, auctioning family members off to be milkmaids and labourers, making bread and fashioning willow hurdles were just some of the many activities organised by the Commons Project. More..

box wood walks

New publications and webpages

New box wood walks

New circular routes from 3 to 6 miles have been created that pass through or near the country’s largest native box woodland at Great Kimble near Princes Risborough.

Box surveys page

Find out how you could help the new Box Woodland Project by carrying out voluntary survey work to look for box in the Chilterns.

children at Ewelme watercress beds

How we can help

The Board’s Small Grants Fund offers grants of up to £2,000 to local businesses, voluntary and community groups. Projects on local food and drink, children and young people or commemoration of WWI are of particular interest. Visit the Small Grants webpage for guidelines and an application form.

foxglove cottage

www.chilternsaonb.org

In this edition

What we are up to

New publications and webpages

How we can help

What’s coming up

27th July

Wild About Summer

Fun sessions for all the family at Aston Rowant Nature Reserve with lots of nature-themed activities – booking essential. More details..

11th August

Eid Festival Dunstable Downs

Lots of fun craft, music and nature-themed activities plus stands from local organisations including the Conservation Board. More details..

Great Buys

Visit our online shop for some high quality Chilterns products:

  • Famous People of the Chilterns booklet £5.99
  • Red Kites in the Chilterns booklet only £2.99
  • Chilterns Cycleway Guidebook – with detailed maps, the essential companion, only £4.99
  • Chilterns Country Walk Packs £3.50
  • Colourful high quality books on the trees, woodlands, history and wildlife of the Chilterns

Wildflowers at Aston Clinton

Wildflowers at Aston Clinton Ragpits (Chris Smith)
West Wycombe School film

West Wycombe School film
Bricks Bodgers Broomsticks event

Bricks Bodgers and Broomsticks event at COAM
poppies

Poppies near Watlington

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