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The Princes Centre

Named as one of the 22 day care resources Bucks County Council wanted to close in 2012, as a com ... More

Buckinghamshire Children and Young People's Trust

Family Information Service

Buckinghamshire Family Information Service can provid ... More

Free fire safety checks

Free safety checks to help reduce the risk of a fire or other emergency in your home are availab ... More

Safeguarding Vulnerable Adults Campaign

What to do if you experience or witness abuse

People in Buckinghamshire are urged to Spe ... More

The Domesday Project

25 years ago the BBC began a project to "update" the Domesday Book compiled on the orders of Wil ... More

Community Car Scheme

Can you spare just a few hours a week to help a local person who needs to get to GP or hospital  ... More

Neighbourhood Watch Scheme

As you know we've had a functioning Neighbourhood Watch Scheme in Loosley Row for several years. ... More

Youths - Do you need transport to work?

Buckinghamshire Community Action have a scheme to provide subsidised mopeds to young people to  ... More

Security Project

Provides advice and assistance to elderly and vulnerable people on ways of making homes more sec ... More

 

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The Princes Centre

Named as one of the 22 day care resources Bucks County Council wanted to close in 2012, as a community we formed a trustee group made up of councillors, churches together and local Risborough Cares charity and took over the running of the centre. Since then we have gone from strength to strength.

We are a day care centre for older people, people with learning disabilities and people with mild mental health issues. Anyone can join our centre and get the support they need.

Our big success is for the carers of people. When clients attend the centre, we offer carers a much needed break, sometimes just to go for a coffee with friends, play golf or have their hair done, knowing their relatives are well looked after.

We are a registered charity and our aim is not to make money but to continue to be able to offer our local communities a much needed resource.

We have:

  • won Bucks County Council's dignity award 3 years running
  • been shortlisted for the Bucks Business awards for the past 3 years
  • won community project of the year from Wycombe District Council
  • this year we have been nominated for the Queens award
  • Bought the building from BCC
  • Completed many major works with the centre, heating & window replacements.
  • Our community has been amazing, but we need to ensure we keep going for future generations, therefore we are trying to make everyone aware local of what we do.

    Kim Challinor
    Manager of The Princes Centre




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    Buckinghamshire Children and Young People's Trust

    Family Information Service

    Buckinghamshire Family Information Service can provide free information, advice and publications on a wide range of topics that affect you and your family, including:

    1. Options for childcare and free early education in your area

    2. Details of activities running at Children's Centres in. your area and where to find local parent & toddler groups

    3. Information on activities for children & young people offered by local schools beyond the school day

    4. Advice and support for families with disabled children

    5. Understanding what financial support you may be entitled to

    6. Advice on balancing your work and family's needs

    7. Where to go for help and information on family & personal issues

    8. Information on maternity & paternity rights and pay

    9. Where to find parenting support classes & support groups

    10. Information on local clubs, youth centres and organisations providing leisure activities for young people

    11. Lots of useful publications and websites on subjects such as parenting, bullying support, behaviour management and healthy eating

    12. And plenty of fun activities for every member of the family!

    Contact the Family Information Service:

    or Tel: 0845 688 4944 (9.OOam-5:3Opm Mon-Fri)

    email

    or drop into your local Children's Centre




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    Free fire safety checks

    Free safety checks to help reduce the risk of a fire or other emergency in your home are available from Buckinghamshire Fire & Rescue Service.

    Free smoke alarms are fitted where required, and firefighters will also help you find out more about other useful local services if you are interested.

    The checks take about 30 minutes each, depending on the size of the house, and are usually carried out by firefighters. The householder needs to be present to answer a few questions.

    Firefighters will offer fire safety advice, based on any potential fire risks that they may have identified during the check, and answer questions.

    They will then fit as many smoke alarms as they think necessary. Buckinghamshire Fire & Rescue Service currently fits British Standard smoke alarms with a sealed battery that should last 10 years in normal use.

    To book one of these free checks, ring 01296 744477 or email cs@bucksfire.gov.uk
    Community safety manager Terry Ridgley said: "When fires break out, smoke alarms provide a vital early warning sign. If the fire happens at night, they are often your only warning."

    Here are Terry's top tips to ensure you and your family stay safe from fire:
    Fit and maintain a smoke alarm: You should have one on each level of your home and test it weekly. The ideal position is on the ceiling, in the middle of a room, or in the hallway and landing. Test it weekly.

    Plan your escape route: Make sure you and your family know the quickest way out in the event of fire. Consider an alternative route in case your usual one is blocked.

    In the event of a fire, get out, stay out and call 999: Don't delay for valuables, and don't investigate or try to tackle the fire. Use a mobile, a neighbour's phone or a phone box to call 999. If someone needs to be rescued wait safely outside for the firefighters who have the equipment and training to do it. Never go back in.

    Check on others: When you visit relatives or friends, look out for safety hazards in the home. Offer to help test their alarm and plan escape routes together.
    Keep internal doors shut: This will slow down the spread of fire.
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    Four key safety messages - Fit smoke alarms; Test them every week; Plan an escape route; Get out, stay out and call 999.




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    Safeguarding Vulnerable Adults Campaign

    What to do if you experience or witness abuse

    People in Buckinghamshire are urged to Speak Up against Adult Abuse. A public awareness campaign is currently running to let people know what to do if they are worried about their own or another adult's welfare.

    For the last two years there have been over 1400 alerts to the Safeguarding Team resulting in over 800 assessments each year. The most common type of alert is for physical abuse with neglect being the next highest. Together they represent 42 per cent of victims between 18 and 64, and 49 per cent over the age of 75.

    Abuse can happen everywhere, in (your area/parish for 20101-11 there were xx assessments, and xx in the xxx district) Numbers for specific areas can be provided on request, contact Bev Frost on 01296 382173/email).

    Safeguarding is everybody's business, if you suspect, witness or believe you are a victim of abuse then speak up and phone the Careline 0800 137 915. Or Visit for more information. All calls are confidential.

    The campaign is being run by Buckinghamshire County Council on behalf of the Safeguarding Vulnerable Adults Board (SVAB)which has representation from the police, health, probation, fire, district and county councils, and relevant agencies.




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    The Domesday Project

    25 years ago the BBC began a project to "update" the Domesday Book compiled on the orders of William the Conqueror back in the Ten's. This was before we all had computers and access was limited then to a very few.

    It has very recently been resurrected and placed on the BBC website.

    Kath Turner (Not the film star but someone far more important) from our own village is featured a half a minute in to the introductory video. Just click on the link below and then on the picture at the top of the page.

    BBC History - Domesday Story

    Some of you may have seen the history article on this site about this BBC project.

    Loosley Row and Lacey Green Domesday




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    Community Car Scheme

    Can you spare just a few hours a week to help a local person who needs to get to GP or hospital appointments, visit friends or get to the shops?

    What is a voluntary car scheme?

    A voluntary car scheme is an organised form of car sharing, which uses a pool of volunteer drivers to take people on pre-arranged journeys. There is usually a coordinator who manages bookings, and drivers use their own cars and claim back out of pocket expenses such as mileage and parking costs.

    Many schemes provide a service where volunteers stay with their passengers throughout the trip—for example to help with shopping or wait at the hospital or doctor’s surgery; offering support and assistance beyond the scope of a transport operator.

    Who benefits from a voluntary car scheme?

    Car schemes can assist anyone in the local community who needs help with transport. Most often this is elderly people or those who are unable to use the bus service but you may decide to extend this to a wider range of beneficiaries if you have enough drivers. Although some people are able to get occasional lifts from neighbours and family, they tell us that they feel uncomfortable asking for help and don’t want to be a burden.

    Organised community car schemes help these people not only by providing a much needed lifeline to the outside world, but also by helping them feel less uncomfortable about asking for a lift.

    As a volunteer, you decide what trips you can do and how often each month. Don’t worry if you cannot offer a lot of time—help with one journey a month, will offer an immense benefit to someone in need of transport

    For more information, please call Sally Hussey on 01296 421036




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    Neighbourhood Watch Scheme

    As you know we've had a functioning Neighbourhood Watch Scheme in Loosley Row for several years. It's members seem to think that it is of use/benefit to them and, as it's run electronically (via email communications) it does not involve me - or whoever takes over from me in due course - in too much effort.

    It permits Thames Valley Police (TVP) to communicate directly with people in our area - via the Scheme - and, when an appropriate issue raises its head (e.g. Potholes, recently), it allows the members to represent themselves as a body of residents.

    Currently we have 4 Lacey Green residents (and 5 Speen residents) who are members of our Scheme and it would seem to be appropriate - in the absence of a Lacey Green Neighbourhood Watch Scheme - that Lacey Green residents be offered the opportunity to join our scheme.

    Membership is a no cost activity and all that is required for folk to join the scheme is that they supply me with some basic data:
    - Name(s)
    - Address (including postcode)
    - Telehone No. (preferably a landline no. but a Mobile no. will suffice)
    - Email Address at which they can be contacted about NW issues.

    All of this information is held confidentially and no data is supplied to Third Parties. Members are only communicated with about matters which are germane to Neighbourhood Watch, i.e. the contact data is not used to promote anything other than Neighbourhood Watch related matters.

    Neighbourhood Watch Coordinator




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    Youths - Do you need transport to work?

    Buckinghamshire Community Action have a scheme to provide subsidised mopeds to young people to enable them to get to work.

    "Wheels to Work" is a moped loan scheme for young people (aged 16-19, or up to 25 in some circumstances) who find it difficult to access work or training opportunities because of a lack of transport. Eligible candidates will receive a 50cc moped for a period of up to 9 months, in return for a small monthly wear and tear fee. Call Sally on 01296 421036




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    Security Project

    Provides advice and assistance to elderly and vulnerable people on ways of making homes more secure

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