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Great & Little Kimble cum Marsh Parish Council

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(Kimble Stewart Hall)

Great & Little Kimble cum Marsh Parish is set in the beautiful Vale of Aylesbury at the foot of The Chiltern Hills in Buckinghamshire.

Each and everyone of our councillors welcome you to our rural parish. We are situated on the northern edge of the Wycombe District, with rich lower farm land to the North rising into part of the magnificent Chiltern Hills to the South.

The 394 homes are well spread across 1,212 hectares. The main settlements are Smoky Row, Clanking, Marsh, Kimblewick, Little Kimble and Great Kimble.

The southern part of the parish is within the Chilterns Area Of Outstanding Natural Beauty and The Green Belt – an area representing nearly 25% of the parish. The rest is most attractive too, and we strive to keep it that way.

The National Trust owns the land around Pulpit Hill. There is a network of public footpaths and bridleways from which to explore the varied countryside within the parish.

The population is growing, with many young families now taking the numbers to just over 1,000 (988 in the 2001 Census).

Latest Parish News

New home energy efficiency grant scheme launches in Bucks

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May 2024
New home energy efficiency grant scheme launches in Bucks

Grants of up to £30,000 are now available for energy efficiency improvements for homes. These measures can include work such as loft insulation and window replacements. Eligible households in Buckinghamshire who own properties with an Energy Performance Certificate rating of D or below (D to G) can take advantage of this opportunity.

This local scheme, named the Domestic Building Envelope Energy Efficiency (DBEEE) Grant, is fully funded from Buckinghamshire Council’s allocation from the Government’s UK Shared Prosperity Fund.

Thomas Broom, Buckinghamshire Council’s Cabinet Member for Climate Change and Environment, said:

“We are keen to ensure that eligible residents are aware of this new grant, which has the potential to significantly enhance the energy efficiency of their homes which will help them save money on their utility bills.”

If a resident is approved for a DBEEE Grant and they are given the go ahead for home improvement works, then the council will pay the contractor after the work has been completed. To qualify for the grant, all works must be completed and grant claims submitted by 31 December 2024.

Residents should enquire about the grant through Better Housing Better Health. To qualify, residents need to provide necessary proofs, including a quotation for the desired improvement work on their homes.

More information on the DBEEE Grant can be found on the council’s website.

For residents who aren’t looking to have major work done on their homes, the council’s Energy Doctor scheme offers a range of free energy and water saving measures. These include hot water insulation jackets and reflective radiator panels. To find out if you are eligible for an Energy Doctor visit, go to the council’s Energy Doctor webpage.


Buckinghamshire Council raises awareness with free events during Dementia Action Week

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May 2024
Buckinghamshire Council raises awareness with free events during Dementia Action Week

Next week (13-19 May), is Dementia Awareness Week. The awareness week is run annually by the Alzheimer’s Society with this year’s theme being diagnosis. The week aims to help those who might be living with undiagnosed dementia to understand potential symptoms and risk factors, and to come forward for guidance and support when needing to take the next steps towards diagnosis.

In Buckinghamshire, it’s estimated that approximately 3,500 people over 65 are living with undiagnosed dementia. Risk factors such as family history and pre-existing medical conditions can increase the possibility of developing dementia in later life. Lifestyle factors such as smoking, excessive alcohol consumption and obesity can also increase the risk.

During the week, Buckinghamshire Council will be running a series of events which are open to residents across the county to raise awareness of dementia-related conditions, so people with common dementia symptoms can find the support they need. We are also providing a dementia toolkit, including a symptom checklist, so anyone experiencing symptoms can spot and record any difficulties and discuss the symptoms further with their GP.

Angela Macpherson, Cabinet Member Health and Wellbeing, said:

“A third of people living with dementia do not have a diagnosis and taking the first steps towards one can seem like a daunting task. Even though we have come far with understanding dementia, there is still a stigma associated with it, which can cause delayed diagnosis due to fear of social judgement or discrimination.

“Many individuals and their loved ones may also not recognise the early signs or symptoms, which can prevent early intervention. With our events in support of Dementia Action Week, we aim to raise awareness and to help those facing dementia get access to the services and support they need.

“To prevent a late diagnosis, residents aged 40 to 74 can alsobook an NHS Health Check, which is a free check-up of your overall health. It is offered every 5 years and can help you to find early signs of certain health problems, that can increase your risk of dementia.”

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