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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

Transform your street into a Play Street!

03

April 2024
Transform your street into a Play Street!

Communities across Buckinghamshire are being invited to take advantage of a scheme which highlights the importance of outdoor play and encourages neighbours to spend time socialising together, promoting the benefits for health and wellbeing in all ages.

Play Streets invites residents from communities across the county to apply for permission, free of charge, to close their road for a few hours at a time so that they can come together outside their homes to socialise, reduce social isolation and play safely. The scheme is part of the national Playing Out initiative and has been running successfully in Buckinghamshire for several years. Roads are closed to traffic for the duration, but pedestrian access is allowed, and residents can enjoy spending time together outside their homes.

Angela Macpherson, Buckinghamshire Council’s Cabinet Member for Health and Wellbeing, said: “Playing with friends outside your house is something many of us may remember doing when we were younger, but it has become less popular in recent years. Play Streets seeks to bring back that simple enjoyment and allow communities to stop for a moment and spend some time together. It allows all generations, not just children to get involved, helping to boost community spirit and neighbourhood bonds.”

Play Streets is particularly beneficial to children and young people in terms of their health and wellbeing and for reducing social isolation for adults. Figures for Buckinghamshire show:

  • Only 48% of children and young people are reaching recommended activity levels of 60 minutes of activity per day.*
  • Over 30% of children aged 10-11 years old are above a healthy weight.*
  • Children's play is vital for happiness, physical and emotional development and social learning.
  • Levels of loneliness rose more in Buckinghamshire than the national average during the COVID-19 pandemic. Nearly one quarter (24%) of adults felt lonely at least some of the time in 2021.

Angela added: “Activities like this have a positive impact on both our mental and physical health. Encouraging children to play outside means they are getting exercise and moving around rather than sitting down in-front of a screen, and for adults, we can spend so much time caught up in day-to-day activities that we forget the boost you get having a relaxed catch up with a neighbour, and the benefits that standing up and moving around more can have.”

Many communities in Buckinghamshire have run Play Streets sessions previously and have found it to be both popular and beneficial. One resident commented: “The sense of community is definitely the best thing about it.” A child who took part voiced the simple pleasure that can be had by running an event. They said that the best part of the session for them was, “riding my bike with no cars around.”

With summer months approaching, communities are being encouraged to start applying now, to allow time for planning and paperwork to be completed. For more information visit the website: https://www.buckinghamshire.gov.uk/community-and-safety/helping-your-community/organise-a-play-streets-session/

This project is part of the Opportunity Bucks programme, helping to improve outcomes for people in Buckinghamshire.

HS2 - 2854 - Marsh Lane, Bishopstone - 18/08/2023-30/09/2024 - 24/7 road closure

27

March 2024
HS2 - 2854 - Marsh Lane, Bishopstone - 18/08/2023-30/09/2024 - 24/7 road closure

Dear All

This is not consultation - These works are to go ahead under the powers set out in the the HS2 Act 2017

Please find attached completed diversionary route for HS2 & associated works. These works will be undertaken by HS2 & their respective contractors.

HS2 Ltd can be contacted directly by email HS2enquiries@hs2.org.uk or by telephone on 020 7944 4908 or HS2 Freephone number 08081 434 434
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