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

Winter Driving Workshops

Car batteryCan you spot the signs before your vehicle breaks down? Do you know when your car battery needs replacing or will you wait until you can’t start your engine?

For many faults that lead to vehicles breaking down there are tell tale signs and a simple check which takes only a few minutes will save time and money later on.

Winter driving workshop

Our winter driving workshops will help you to be able to recognize the signs of a failing part before it actually breaks down or causes severe damage that involves a much larger garage bill to repair.

Each workshop starts with a winter driving presentation on how to drive safely in challenging conditions. Then, in groups, our garage technicians will take you through the most common faults and basic vehicle maintenance checks such as oil, water and antifreeze, windscreen wipers, tyres and battery condition.

Winter driving pack

Book your place on a course

 

Workshop dates and locations
Date Location Time Price Booking details
8th November STS Tyres, Aylesbury 7-9pm £10 Book now
15th November STS Tyres, High Wycombe 7-9pm £10 Book now
17th November Buckingham Ford 7-9pm Free Book now
22nd November STS Tyres, Chesham 7-9pm £10 Book now

Every participant receives a car safety pack worth approx £16.

Feedback from previous workshops

‘I have spoken to staff who went to the Winter Driving Workshop and all have said how valuable it was. The comments included much of it was common sense, but they realized that they weren’t putting common sense into practice on a daily basis and how they would think more about their driving and vehicle safety.’ Peter Gannaway, Health and Safety Manager Paradigm Housing Group.

‘I went on the course with a limited knowledge of the effects the winter can have on my vehicle. But two hours later I was up to speed. It’s not a rocket science course, but what you do learn is common sense that could keep your car on the road in the cold and should make you a safer driver. I’ve still got my sleeping bag in the boot, I’ve not had to use it, but it’s great to know it’s there.’ Andy Holmes, Communications and Projects Officer.

Car in the snow

Stay safe this winter

Whether you are an experienced motorist, older driver or just passed your test, a winter driving workshop will help you be better prepared this winter.

For those who cannot attend an event, here are a few tips on how to stay safe this winter:

  • Only travel when absolutely necessary
  • Allow more time for your journey
  • Listen to local and national radio for travel and weather information
  • Slow down and leave increased space between you and the vehicle in front.
  • Be prepared when travelling.

Keep the following in the car:

  • Ice scraper
  • De-icer
  • Torch
  • Warm clothes
  • Blanket
  • Spade
  • Food & drink
  • High visibility jacket
  • First aid kit

Check:

  • Your tyres are at the correct pressures.
  • Your vehicle lights are clean and working.
  • Your wiper blades are effective.
  • Your battery is in good condition and fully charged.
  • Your vehicle anti-freeze is the right concentration (your garage can do this for you).
  • Your windows and mirrors are clear of ice or condensation.

Further information is available from the Highways Agency.

For more information call 0845 2302882 or email tfb@buckscc.gov.uk