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The unique charm and character of Chalfont St Giles is under threat!

The Paradigm housing group intend to build a yet undisclosed number of affordable homes/social housing on the plot of land to the rear of Stylecroft Road/High View. They are attempting to gain community consent via this survey, designed to meet their objectives.

This represents further destruction of the green belt!

This proposal is NOT included in the Local Plan nor in the Neighbourhood Plan (which was recently accepted at a local referendum by a massive 92% of voting residents). It is speculative, unplanned & UNWANTED

The proposed site is crucial in protecting the boundary between St Giles and the Chalfont Common area of St Peter. Further encroachment will see the loss of the individual character of St Giles and we’ll end up with a “Chalfont City” amalgamation

How will this affect you?

  • Increased congestion
  • Longer waiting times to see a GP
  • Increased competition for school places and local resources
  • Inevitable suppression of house prices

Our Recommendations for completing the Paradigm Household Survey

Part 1, 3 & 4 Mark as non-applicable (it is asking for highly personal information which you will have no control of once given)

Part 2 Tick the No priority boxes for all types of housing (Q16-17) and object in your own words in Q18

Please act now because we genuinely believe that responses to this survey will be key in whether planning permission will be granted.

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Wheelhouse Veterinary Centre Continues Sponsorship of this newsletter and the Chalfont St Giles Village Website.

The Wheelhouse Veterinary Centre has been established since 1964 and its current standing offers veterinary services to the residents of Amersham, Chesham, Beaconsfield and The Chalfonts. Here at the Wheelhouse we pride ourselves on the extensive services and facilities we have available at our surgeries and we aim to provide the highest standard of animal care within a pleasant caring environment. We offer access to a 24 hour emergency service, structured health care programs, complementary medicine, home visits, and having a large team means we have a wealth of knowledge!

We are actively involved in supporting the community and sponsorship to schools, youth groups and animal welfare organisations. We work closely with fees to local charities, namely  Marjorie Nash Cat Rescue, Cats Protection League and the RSPCA.

 “We aim to provide a modern and efficient healthcare service where every visit will exceed our client’s expectations achieved by providing the highest quality veterinary care and customer service in every circumstance. We take very seriously our responsibility to serve our clients and patients and treat them with respect and courtesy at all times whilst providing all the help they require.”

Our Chalfont St Giles  surgery at The Pheasant was opened in August 2011 following a total refurbishment and is our newest addition! The surgery in Chalfont St Giles, is housed in one of the oldest buildings in the area, with parts dating from the 16th century. Oliver Cromwell was a visitor to the former inn, and is rumoured to have camped in the grounds after the Battle of Aylesbury in 1642.

Following the demise of Cape Fish, The Pheasant stood empty for 2 years before The Wheelhouse purchased it in November 2010, when the building was on the verge of collapse. Understandably, it took months of careful and considered work to transform the local landmark building into one of the most advanced veterinary surgeries in the area.

The surgery now offers full medical and surgical facilities, a large waiting room and reception area. We also have separate dog and cat wards, an x-ray room, operating theatre,  4 consulting rooms and a car park that can fit up to 30 cars.

We also hold our Puppy Pre-school and Dog Training Academy at Chalfont St Giles which is run by two of our nurses.

Our surgery in Chesham was opened in 1964 by David Unwin. David and his family lived above the surgery and his wife Hilary answered the telephone.

Since then the surgery has grown every year both in staff and facilities; most recently with a major extension and refurbishment in 2003 so that now there are 3 consulting rooms, 3 operating theatres and inpatient accommodation for 42 animals.

Our Amersham surgery was opened in 1970 with David Unwin entering into partnership with Mr Ian Nicol in 1979. David and his wife over the practice in 1981 when Mr Nicol passed away.

The surgery was completely refurbished in the autumn of 2005 and now offers consultations. Patients requiring hospitalisation or surgical treatment are transferred to our Chesham or Chalfont St Giles surgeries.

The surgery in Beaconsfield was opened in June 2019, is our newest addition and provides a full range of medical and surgical facilities. Refit work started on the old charity shop site in late february creating an operating theatre, prep room and an area for day patients to stay.  As work progressed through April and May, a new reception and consulting rooms were created. 

The surgery was officially opened by the Mayor Beaconsfield on Monday 10th June 2019.


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During the school holidays we will only be open on Fridays and Saturdays 11am - 4pm.

(Wednesday 24th July – Wednesday 4th September)

If you require any costumes or balloons at other times please phone Diana on

01494 872383

Chalfont St Giles Gardens Association – Tuesday, 20th August 2019 - Outing – RHS Garden Hyde Hall, Chelmsford, Essex

We will spend the day at RHS Garden Hyde Hall which is considered one of the finest gardens in the East of England.
Hyde Hall is located amongst rolling hills with fantastic panoramic views. This 360-acre estate is constantly evolving as the garden team strive to retain the original intimacy and charm of this horticultural gem, while as the same time aiming to restore much of the estate to its former rural glory, including historic hedgerows and woodlands. 

?Biodiversity has been embraced by the RHS team, which is evident in the brown hare population that inhabits the site, along with the butterflies and birds that are abundant at Hyde Hall.

Highlights include a beautiful hilltop garden, with herbaceous borders, a rose garden and a fascinating Mediterranean-inspired dry garden which showcases drought tolerant plants.

We have booked a guided tour of the gardens which will be given by one of their volunteers.
For further information, go to

We invite you to join us for another inspiring day out, the cost for this outing will be£19.00 for members(or £24.00 for guests and non-members) which covers, entrance to gardens, garden tour, coach and driver’s gratuity.

· Please bring a picnic lunch or visit one of the restaurants.
· Departing Chalfont St Giles Village Green at 09.15.
· Departing Hyde Hall at approximately 16.00.

Please contact Eleanor O’Connor for further information on 01494 875646 or

Chalfont St Giles Literary & Film Club


The next talk organised by the Chalfont St Giles Literary & Film Club will be onMonday 22 Julyat 7.30 for 8.00 p.m. in theReading Room, High Street, Chalfont St Giles whenDr Robert Skinnerwill speak on ‘Five Go to Everest’. Tickets, price £5.00, are available from the Community Library or 01494 873966. There will be a raffle.

All profits from this talk will be donated toBreast Cancer Now(Charity number 1160558).

Give us your views on roads

Buckinghamshire County Council (BCC) is seeking the opinions of residents on the county's road system in a new online survey that will provide information that will inform the council's strategic highways planning.This online survey is open to all residents, and is in addition to the annual National Highways and Transportation (NHT) survey which was sent to 3,300 randomly selected households in Buckinghamshire during June.

Through this survey, BCC will be taking a deeper look at two of the key NHT questions which concern ‘Road Condition’ and ‘Road Congestion’. The opinions collected through this survey will be used to supplement the information obtained via the NHT.Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member for Transportation Mark Shaw said: "when we look at the combined results of these two surveys, we can really start to build a picture of how the public views and rates our services. This will assist both Buckinghamshire County Council with transport planning and Transport for Buckinghamshire - the strategic highway maintenance arm of the organisation – with advising us on where the roads budget is best spent each year.
"We really value the views of our residents, and this additional questionnaire will give us a better understanding of any issues respondents are experiencing with road condition and road congestion.

The survey will remain open to the residents of Buckinghamshire until 30 September 2019. It takes under five minutes to complete and is open to all residents even if they have responded to the initial NHT survey received last month. The results will be made available on the BCC website in the autumn this year.

Complete the survey here:

Don’t let airport scanners ruin your holiday

If you’re travelling by air for a holiday or business trip and need to take a medical device with you, there is a new way to prevent them getting damaged at airport scanners. Getting a Medical Device Awareness Card before you fly could help you keep them safe.

Medical devices such as insulin pumps, Continuous Glucose Monitoring (CGM) systems and freestyle libre (flash glucose monitor) devices should not be exposed to x-ray screening and airport scanners, which can cause potential damage.

The awareness card provides information for both the Security Officer and the passenger. Before going through the airport scanners, passengers should make the Security Officer aware of the device (including spare devices) and ask for an alternative security screening method.

Gill Dunn, Diabetes Specialist Nurse, Buckinghamshire Clinical Commissioning Group said “The awareness card is an excellent way to remind patients with an insulin pump or CGM how to prepare for their journey. This includes bringing some medical evidence with them to confirm they use a medical device.”

The awareness card has been produced by theUK Civil Aviation Authority and Airport Operators Association. It can be downloaded and printed direct from the CAA website

More information on the Medical Device Awareness Card is available at

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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 21

Sunday 8am BCP Communion- traditional language service.

10am All- age Praise Service with Baptism

12.30pm Baptism Service

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

21 July Trinity 5

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. )

4pm Messy Church

6:30pm Evensong

Tuesday 23 July

9:15am Infant School Flower Service (NO morning Prayer)

 Deanway United Church

Sunday 21st July

11.00am No morning service at Deanway.

6.00pm United Circuit Farewell service

for Rev. Anne Ellis at Little Chalfont.

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.


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Wanted / Loan for Testing

Has anyone recently bought a modern video projector? The CSG Memorial Hall committee are looking to ugrade our existing projector and are not sure if the difference in picture quality is sufficient to justify the upgrade. Please contact Gary if you can help 07968 561322.


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This newsletter was launched in 2001 and is distributed weekly to over 2,950 local households in the Chalfont St. Giles area. It is one of seven different publications serving eleven communities in the local area. But there's still some locals who DON'T get it so why not help this useful community project by forwarding this to all your friends and neighbours who can then subscribe themselves by visiting

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