How Secure is Your House This Summer?

There has been another break in in Botley Road.  The front door was forced open with a crowbar and although large, expensive items were untouched, the unwelcome guest went through numerous drawers and cupboards, presumably in the search for jewellery and cash. ** Update, Tuesday 6th August.  A second property …

Ley Hill Leggers – 210 Miles in 3 Days

Local resident and business owner, David Hurst is raising money for Leukaemia and Lymphoma research in memory of his mother-in-law who passed away at the end of last year.  Leaving Leeds on Friday morning with team mates Mo & Helen Ellis-Jones and Nigel Hoff (headmaster of Ley Hill School), they …

Beware Scammers!

I’ve worked in the IT industry for 22 years, I put this website together and I now make a living from helping SME businesses and home users.  Fairly early on in my career while still working for a big company, the Personnel Director (before Human Resources was invented) branded me …

Can You Help?

Do you have an interest in the local area and an eye for a good story?  We’re looking for someone to help us keep up to date with the latest events and developments.  No experience is necessary, just a pot of enthusiasm. Don’t forget, if there’s just one thing you …

Anyone for Cocktails?

For anyone else who finds Pimms a bit on the sweet side, the lovely people over at Cocktailmaker in Ley Hill have sent in a recipe for a Mojito to set your tastebuds tingling.  I’m putting it on my diet sheet immediately because I reckon it covers at least one …

Digital Switchover Retune on 29th May

Changes are being made to the Freeview TV service on 29th May which may mean that viewers in much of Oxfordshire, Berkshire, Buckinghamshire and parts of the East Midlands will have to retune their TV or box on this date if they lose channels These changes will allow for the …

New Doorstep Waste Service

For anyone who’s misplaced or not received the information pack from CDC, here are the leaflets in PDF format.  They are also available on the CDC website at:  http://www.chiltern.gov.uk/article/2825/New-joint-waste-service The expected roll out is currently mid-July (source: CDC website, 27/05/13, http://www.chiltern.gov.uk/article/2946/Joint-Waste-Contract) Covering Letter  –  Guide for Existing Wheelie Bin Users  …

Beware Bogus Carers

On the 19 May at around 21.35 hours a male and female came to an address in Heathway, Iver Heath. They told the occupier that they were the occupier’s new carers and would be starting work the next day. The female kept the occupier talking on the doorstep whilst the …

Burglary – Everyone’s Dread

April 2013.  Since the start of 2013 burglary in Ley Hill has increased, the police have made an arrest and this may well put an end to the matter but it is always worth taking extra precautions; here are a few things to consider. This is not a expert guide, …

Anyone for Golf?

Now that spring is finally here, our beloved golf club has a stunning offer to get us out there in the fresh air. Seven 30 min golf lessons, and 3 months free temp membership all for only £120.  What a deal!!! Conditions do apply – please contact James Short PGA …

Burglaries on the Rise

Burglaries and shed break-ins are up over the last few weeks, with 5 known incidents in the immediate area.  Please take care to secure your property and report any suspicious activity. More on Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/pages/Ley-Hill/346179088750606

The Green Belt issue for Ley Hill and Botley

This is the body of a message from local Councillor Noel Brown, in response to a public consultation on Green Belt designation.  Please take a minute to read through it.  You can follow the conversation on our forum at http://leyhill.info/chatter/viewtopic.php?f=10&t=3, or you can email him directly at noel.brown@leyhill.info. I first picked …

New Recycling and Refuse Collection

Readers of News and Views may have noticed already the new lorries collecting our refuse and recycling each week.  This is a new service provided by Chiltern district council jointly with Wycombe.  The joint service will provide economies of scale to the benefit of both district councils and is one …

Company

Performed by The Luvvies at Ley Hill Memorial Hall 21st – 24th November 2012 The ambitious Luvvies’ production of the Stephen Sondheim musical comedy ‘Company’ received much acclaim from packed houses and as a result we were able to donate over £2,000 to several charities. The Luvvies, supported by a …

The Gravediggers Hut – update

The final touches have been given to the gravediggers hut and it will be handed over to the Parish Council very shortly. The windows have been faithfully re-crafted by Richard Pearce to match the originals. Fancy ironwork handles and window stays have been restored where possible and replaced with matching …

Could You Be Our Gardener?

As you know we’ve collected enough bottles to build our greenhouse and construction is well underway with completion of the structure anticipated for Sunday 24 March 2013. However, what we now need is someone with green fingers to help put it to good use. We’re looking for a willing volunteer …