West Wycombe Parish Council

Coronavirus - Covid-19

West Wycombe Tribute to the NHS and Key Workers

Pictured left is the Mausoleum illuminated in blue as a tribute to the NHS and key workers.

West Wycombe Parish Council is currently waiting for the government to update legislation and advise us as to how we can function over the coming months.

At the moment, West Wycombe Village Stores (01494 526439) have offered to deliver items to isolated residents. Nik Coles at Tudor House butchers (tel: 04194 526880) will endeavour to get an order to you and West Wycombe Village Facebook page has developed a group called: WW Help Our Neighbours: https://www.facebook.com/groups/507345943280074/

Individual cul de sacs and roads are setting up their own contact systems.

If you are isolated and need advice please do not hesitate to contact: Sharon Henson, Clerk to the Parish Council or 01494 448048 and I will try to help. I may well be socially isolated but I will do what I can to help.

At this worrying time please be aware of your neighbours who may need help and support and remember a phone call or a card or note through the door can make all the difference to someone who is feeling very scared and lonely.

This document details the priority workers.

23/03/2020
The Pedestal Playing Field is now closed until further notice.
Government issue Full Guidelines on staying at home and away from others

26/03/2020
Update from Buckinghamshire Council on changes to services
Video message from the Chief Constable

30/03/2020
Today it was announced that only Black Refuse Bins would be collected until further notice which means that brown bins now joins blue and green bins in being temporarily suspended. You should, for the time being, place any food that you cannot compost yourself, into the Black Bin.

31/03/2020
Refuse collection is getting very confusing and seems to be changing by the hour. Latest is that recycling is now back on but that food waste should be emptied from your brown bin into the black bin. In view of the recent confusion we will not be updating refuse collection information but ask you to check directly at https://www.buckinghamshire.gov.uk/coronavirus/service-changes/ for all service related issues.

08/04/2020
Apply direct to Buckinghamshire Council for Coronavirus Business Support Grant

14/04/2020
Everything you need to know can be found on the Buckinghamshire Council Website. This is a comprehensive page which should be your first port of call for information and advice.

20/04/2020
The Government have updated the situation with regard to Cemeteries and Burial Grounds. These are now open for visitors but social distancing must be observed.

30/04/2020
West Wycombe Parish Council are now conforming to the government legislation in relation to COVID19. Our April and May meetings are cancelled but it is our intention to hold a virtual meeting in June. We have been alllowed to re-open the burial ground but the play equipment at the Pedestal Playing Field is still 'closed'. Buckinghamshire Council has given us permission for the grass verges, that we are responsible for, to be cut and kept neat as they are considered necessary for the safety of pedestrians and road users.

04/05/2020
Coronavirus mobile testing site to run in High Wycombe this week.
A coronavirus mobile testing site will be running from the High Wycombe Park and Ride at Handy Cross for up to three days this week – starting Tuesday, 5 May.
...more details

05/05/2020
Five Bucks household recycling centres set to reopen.
From Wednesday 6 May, the Amersham, Aston Clinton, Buckingham, Beaconsfield and High Wycombe sites will open seven days a week, 9am-6pm - the usual summer opening hours. The other four sites will remain closed for the foreseeable future. To stay within the government's coronavirus guidelines on essential travel, however, it is important that journeys to these sites during lockdown are only made if waste cannot be stored for longer at home without causing risk to health or safety.
...read the instructions carefully

 


 

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Welcome

West Wycombe (not to be confused with West Wickham in Kent) is a small village situated along the A40 road, three miles west of High Wycombe in Buckinghamshire.

The historic village is largely owned by the West Wycombe VillageNational Trust and receives a large influx of tourists - being the site of West Wycombe ParkWest Wycombe Caves, St Lawrence Church and the Mausoleum on top of West Wycombe Hill.

Mausoleum on West Wycombe HillThe Mausoleum, St Lawrence Church and the Golden Ball above West Wycombe village are impressive local landmarks, visually dominating the village and local landscape for miles surrounding.

Church of St Laurence West WycombeWest Wycombe Park, Caves, Mausoleum and St Lawrence Church were all constructed in the mid-18th century by Sir Francis Dashwood, founder of the Dilettanti Society and co-founder of the notorious Hellfire Club.

Although it is on the busy A40, the village centre retains much of its historical charm. It is mainly owned by the National Trust, and so has resisted modernisation.

The High Street has a number of 'old-fashioned' shops (in appearance at least), as well as three pubs, some small offices, a well-used village hall and St Paul's Church.

Just off the High Street is the village Combined School (ages 4–11). The population is around 1,300.



Our thanks go to The Chiltern Society Photogroup for their kind permission to use members photographs.

Burial Ground, Allotments, Village Hall and Playground images © Mike Henson 2013/14


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