How Safe is Your Car?

It still seems a long way off, but the recent rains should have reminded us that road conditions are set to deteriorate over the coming weeks and months and it is time to look again at road safety. Tragically, a child lost their life in a collision at the bottom …

Update on Proposals for Local Traveller Sites

Ashley Green and District Community Association TRAVELLERS UPDATE September 5th – 2013 Since the news about the possibility of a Travellers close to Ashley Green site came into the open, many people have offered useful information and suggestions. Thanks to everyone who has responded, and especially to our “Vigilant Villager” …

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 …

Have You Lost a Tortoise?

A tortoise was spotted on the golf course on Monday 22nd July. “While golfing (22/7/13) we spotted a tortoise wandering around by the 3rd tee (the Dell) at Ley Hill.  For more info call 07711 ……..” If you have been affected by this article in any way sorry, if you would …

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 …

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 …