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Fryer Close Resurfaced

Fryer Close in Waterside has been completely resurfaced as part of the ongoing £30 million pounds of investment into road maintenance from Bucks County Council.

PCC Thames Valley Press Release

Anthony Stansfeld has been nominated as the Conservative candidate for the Thames Valley Police Commissioner. He was born in Newbury and W Berks has been his home all his life. His parents in law live in North Bucks. He is currently an executive member of West Berks Council, and is on the Thames Valley Police Authority. He took over as Chairman of the Performance Committee of the Thames Valley Police last year, during this period the overall crime rate has dropped by 15%, the greatest drop of any Police Force in England and Wales. He has, in conjunction with his Committee, set the exacting targets the Police have to achieve over the next few months. He concentrated his efforts on reducing rural crime, and improving  household burglary detection rates, especially in Slough and Reading, neither of which has been up to standard in the past. He is also Vice Chair of the Audit, Governance and Risk Committee which oversees the financial affairs of the Police.Anthony has had a career in both the military and in industry. He enlisted in the Army at 17. He joined the Royal Green Jackets and saw active service in Borneo and N Ireland. He learnt to fly helicopters at Middle Wallop and commanded various Army Air Corps Squadrons, including the Army helicopters in the Falkland Islands in the latter half of 1982. He spent 2 years as Chief of Staff Intelligence in the Far East. On leaving the Army he became Marketing and then for 6 years Managing Director of the aircraft company Pilatus Britten Norman, which had aircraft in over 100 countries.  At the same time he commanded the Army reserve helicopters as a TA officer. All three UK Armed services use the aircraft he produced, and the Defender 4000, which he brought into service, is the last fully certified aircraft produced in the UK. While in the Army he spent 4 months carrying out the reconnaissance for the crossing of the Darien Gap in Panama and Columbia, and led the first stage of Operation Raleigh, taking young people through the jungles of Honduras and Belize. For 8 of years he was a trustee of the Thames Valley Air Ambulance. He has an MSc and studied international terrorism and Global security at Master Degree level. He has the breadth of experience to be Police and Crime Commissioner in the largest non metropolitan Police Authority in the country in a time of rapid change and increased threat from international terrorism. He has already demonstrated his ability to get a grip of detection rates for household burglary in our major towns and cities, and to tackle rural crime. 


Chesham and Amersham Association are pleased to announce the new branch of Conservative Future, with 25 members already on-board.  Please contact Leon Man, Chairman of BCACF if you are aged between 15-25 years and interested in joining your local Conservative office.  Leon's email address is bcaconservativefuture@gmail.com.

Business Case for HS2 is Crumbling

The Business Case for HS2 faces another setbackThe Department for Transport, sponsors of the Government's High Speed 2 train project, was forced to admit yesterday that the Business Case for the £32billion scheme now only delivers half the originally forecast benefits and will barely break even on the Government's own figures.


Chesham Bois Branch invite you to Chesham Bois Parish Centre, Glebe Way, off Bois Lane, Chesham Bois at 7.30pm Tickets cost £15 inc supper & a welcome drink.  For tickets & further information please contact Jill Harris, Heathfield, 14 Bois Lane, Chesham Bois HP6 6BP Tel: 01494 433025 or email jillharris50@btinternet.com.