Happy New Year and what’s new

We are just planning events for 2020 including Wine Tasting coming up in February and an AGM in April (will post on the Events Page shortly).

Our new Bridge Club now meets every month (if interested contact Graham).  If you are interested in any other ‘start ups’ please contact Pete.

We have made a few changes/additions to the Website and hope you will have a browse.  Most significant being a new page on ‘Climate Change’ which aims to provide links to information on how you can contribute to making a difference including local level initiatives.



Thanks John for 32 years service on the Committee

Keep taking the photos.

John Fowler

If anyone has a special photograph and Tweet you think other residents would be interested in, please send it to me for our website.

Two examples below

‘You might have expected this ‘Berlin style’ decorated wall with an ‘Air Base’!    Not a modern civilian estate like the ‘Pines’!!!’


‘While checking on the local orchids and protect them from deer grazing with sticks I found the first Narrow Lipped Helleborine in our woods.  Worryingly there were large black and white mosquito’s that I have never seen before.  They looked like Asiatic tiger mosquito, Aedes albopictus, which has spread to Europe and is a vector for yellow fever and dengue.  After checking with the None-native Species Agency it was identified as Aedes geniculatus, a native woodland mosquito often mistaken for the notorious tiger mosquito – Phew!!’

Click on the thumbnail for a larger magnified image. 

What’s going on this Summer?

Hi Everyone

After a great turnout at our AGM on the 22nd May with 31 residents, a fascinating talk by Jackie Kay on the ‘History of the Rye’ and an update on local issues from Julia Wassel, we turn our attention to Summer events. See AGM page for details.

The main event this Summer is our Summer BBQ on the 21st July (or 4th August if weather looks bad on the 21st). There will be live music from ‘Halvar’. They were brilliant last year. So please book a slot in your calendar to join us.

‘Halvar’ are a local band becoming well known and in demand for their great music. Don’t Miss.

Please keep up to date on the Events Calendar for new and latest events including Friday evening BBQ’s

‘What’s happening up top’ on Abbey Barn South

If you have not walked to the top of Keephill Woods lately or up to the ‘Pines’ development you may be interested (or disappointed) in what you see. See some pictures.

New highest point overlooking High Wycombe??
View across Abbey Barn South to the East
Above the redundant ski slope
Redundant ski slope. A condition of the planning permission to build on Abbey Barn South was to clear the ski slope to allow Chiltern Ranges to establish chalk grassland.

Visit to Greatmoor

Twelve ‘hi vis’ residents had a very interesting visit to FCC ‘Energy from Waste’ site near Aylesbury where BCC send all our ‘grey bin’ waste to generate electricity rather than landfill.  Currently about 300 tonnes of waste/annum generates 26MW/hour is electricity, enough for 40,000 homes.

Waste is delivered by lorries where large grabs drop it into a moving grate where it is incinerated into heat, flue gases and ash.

The heat drives a steam turbine and generated electricity added to the ‘national grid’.

Flue gases are cleaned to within safe limits and essentially only water vapour and carbon dioxide released.  Extractable metals are separated from remaining ash.

Summer BBQ 2018

Great weather, band, food and fun for all attending (about 60). Here are a few photos to remember it by.  Thanks very much ‘Halvar’ and their support team, we enjoyed every minutes of your music very much.

New Kids on the Green (HALVAR)

Proud parents

Dancing on the Green

Community spirit

Well earned rest

Vernon, the lucky winner