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The speaker at our monthly meeting at The Community Centre in Chalfont St Peter on 10 July starting at 2pm will be John Tyler a local naturalist who will give an illustrated talk on 'The Changing Wildlife of the Chilterns'.
Chalfonts U3a now has over 800 members with 65 activities available to join so if you are interested please contact

What you need to know

Action Fraud have received an increase in reports and intelligence where elderly victims are being targeted by individuals purporting to be police officers or traffic wardens. The victims are being approached whilst parked in a car park and are told by the suspect that they have parked illegally or broken a speed limit and a photo has been taken of their car for ‘evidence’.

Victims are advised that they will face a substantial penalty fine unless they pay a smaller upfront fee immediately. Victims, who opt for paying the smaller penalty, will be directed to a parking meter and asked to enter their card and PIN. These parking meters have been tampered with by the suspect in order to retain the card.

Once the victim inserts their card and are asked for their PIN, the victims are shoulder surfed for their PIN by the suspect. Once victims input their PIN, the card is retained by the machine and victims are told by the suspect to seek help from the company who operates the parking meter or their bank.

What you need to do

  • If you are suspicious about the authenticity of the fine, do not pay it until you have verified it with your local council.
  • Always shield your PIN from view when using an ATM machine, andnever share your PIN with anyone.
  • If your bank card is retained by an ATM machine, contact your bankimmediately to inform them.

The Role: We are looking for a willing and dedicated volunteer to conduct highly important interviews over a 5 month period, to demonstrate the impact of a community based project in Thames Valley.

The Project: Communities that Care is an innovative Neighbourhood Watch led project, training and supporting Neighbourhood Watch Co-ordinators and volunteers in engaging with older members of the community, to protect them from becoming affected by fraud and scams.

The project also aims to offer emotional and practical support to those that have been affected by fraud. Engagement can be through a range of activities such as 1:1 support, public and community events, signposting to other agencies or aftercare to those that need it.

Key Responsibilities: 

  • To conduct a range of interviews and discussions with project beneficiaries and record their experiences.
  • Working with older people to discuss how they have accessed the project and the potential difference it has made to them.
  • To undertake training in the importance of research ethics and how to collect and submit qualitative data and information to form part of an evaluation report.
  • To uphold confidentiality  at all times.

Commitment:  4-5 hours a month, for 5 months.
                         June 2019 - October 2019.

Location:         Buckinghamshire.

Skills:               Active listening and strong verbal communication skills.
                          Empathy, patience and an open manner.
                          Open minded and non-judgemental.
                          A desire to engage with older people.
                          A full DBS is required to undertake this role.

Support:         Full training provided to prepare you for all aspects of the role.
                        Ongoing support from the Project Team.
                         DBS costs covered by the Neighbourhood Watch Network.
                         Authorised associated expenses will be reimbursed.

Closing Date and how to apply:
Please send an CV and covering letter ( no more than 2 pages) to Clare Clarke, Community Engagement Manager to or call 07827 837730 to discuss, by Wednesday 10 July 2019.


The Community Safety Team produce monthly newsletters to keep residents informed about what the Community Safety Partnership has been involved with in Chiltern and South Bucks in the last month.

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 News from Seer Green & Jordans

Jordans Centenary Celebration
Saturday 22nd June

Pictorial Review of an incredible evening! 

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Regular Church Notices

Services at The Baptist Church

You are warmly welcomed to join us on Sunday mornings.

Our service is at 10.30am, followed by tea and coffee

Services at Holy Trinity

Holy Trinity has some regular services, which are the same every week and some services which are different each week or special services and events. Our aim is to provide variety in our service styles.

Every Sunday 8-8.40am: Book of Common Prayer Communion Service. This is a traditional language service which is quiet and reflective. Suits the early risers!

Week commencing Sunday 7

Sunday 8am BCP Holy Communion-traditional language service.

10am All- age Family Service.

6.30pm Choral Evensong at Chalfont St Giles. No Service at Holy Trinity

Wednesday 12.30pm Holy Communion- contemporary service with prayerful focus.


Services in the Parish Church

The Parish Church – our village focus for prayer and worship for over 800 years, with a deep history and rich variety of worship and community life, open to all!



Sunday Services

  • at 8am: A traditional language, said service of Holy Communion, quiet and reflective
  • at 10am: A contemporary language service of (usually) Holy Communion with sermon, prayers for others and supportive prayer for individuals as well, with music led by our choir (adults and juniors) plus children’s activities (The Ark for Infant and Junior age) Vestry group (for secondary school age) Once monthly All Age Worship- all together for a relaxed and lively time (baptisms often take place as well).
  • at 4pm (once monthly) Messy Church (fun and activities for children and adults – with food!)
  •  or 'Family@4'(more reflective time to engage with all ages present)
  • 6.30pm: A varied pattern of traditional Evensong (and occasional Choral Evensong) and monthly Holy Communion with prayer for healing offered to all, interspersed with the rich worship life from the Celtic and Taize sources. 

Mid week:

Tuesday, Thursday and Friday 9am –9.20am

short said prayers for the community


9.30am Holy Communion ( a short contemporary language service)

Thursday in school term time

9am – 11am Chatterbox, Parent and toddler group in the Reading Room

11:30am – 3pm Rendezvous Cafe – food and friends! - in the Reading Room

7 July Trinity 3

8am Holy Communion (BCP)

10am Holy Communion with children’s groups

(Ark for primary school age children, Vestry Group for secondary school age young people. )

6:30pm Choral EvensongPreacher: Paul Bosson


 Deanway United Church

Sunday  7th July

11.00am  Morning Worship

led by Dr Josephine Prior.


Jordans Quaker Meeting

Sundays: All welcome at Meeting for Worship held at 10.30am..

Every 2nd Sunday of the month: Tradecraft, Fairtrade products on sale at 11.30am.

Enquiries: 01494 876594

Amersham Spiritualist Centre

We meet on Friday nights at 7:30pm at the Village Hall in White Lion Road, Amersham Common. Directions.
We have a different medium each week who will connect you to your departed loved ones and demonstrate that your spirit never dies. See the What's On page on our web site for details of upcoming mediums.
At the start of the service, we have a brief spiritual healing and meditation session to help you wind-down from your busy week, ready for the weekend.
There is no specific charge for the service or for healing, but we are happy to receive your free-will donations during the service.
We are a friendly group who have been meeting in Amersham for 30 years and we look forward to giving you a warm welcome when you come to see us.
You can follow us on facebook by clicking this link.


Small Ads - sell your unwanted items here.

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For Sale 

A beautiful Cotteswood Kitchen Maple dresser superb condition
Please call 07775 556954


For Sale

Two bikes for sale

  1. Raleigh Krush, Purple
  2. Apollo XC24, Red

Both are mountain bikes, 12” frame, 24” wheel , 18 speed

Good used condition. £20 each

Collect from Chalfont St Giles.


¾ cello & bow in soft case Made by Hans Joseph Hauer

Good condition. £200 ono.

Collect from Chalfont St Giles.

Photos available on request.

Tel. 07734 562697


For Sale 

Electric Garden Shredder - £12.

Little used and in good working order. Takes branches up to 35mm in diameter.

If interested, please email or phone 01494 875910, before 9pm.


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