Agenda and minutes

Venue: MS Teams

Contact: Clerk - Anne-Marie Kenward  Community Board Co-ordinator - Liz Charleston


No. Item


Welcome and apologies


Apologies were received from J Hennessy (Great Missenden PC) and

M Burgh.



Declarations of Interest


V Martin declared an interest as a member of a parish council seeking funding under item 5.


M Harker declared as interest as the Chairman of Community Impact Bucks.



Minutes of the last meeting pdf icon PDF 458 KB

To agree the notes of the meeting held 15 September 2020.


The following updates would be made to the minutes of the 15 September 2020:

  • Buckinghamshire Council councillors to be added to the attendance.
  • Minutes to be updated to reflect the community safety update to came from the subgroup and not just the police.


RESOLVED:  The minutes of the meeting held on 15 September 2020 were AGREED as an accurate record subject to the highlighted changes being made.


Introduction to The Missendens Board Champion

To be presented by Elaine Quesada.


Ms E Quesada, Service Director of Adult Social Care Operations, Adults, Health and Housing, gave an overview of the areas her role covered.


The following points were discussed:

  • Ms Quesada had previously worked as an Integrated Commissioner and was committed to working together with local services, charities, community boards, social care, health etc.
  • A national decision had been taken to suspend delayed transfer of care figures during the pandemic. Locally there were daily meetings to review patients who may be ready for discharge or in need additional care. New provision was in place via the Chartridge Ward, Amersham Hospital.
  • Members of the board were keen to see the support for vulnerable people put in place for the pandemic continue into the longer term.
  • How to better support young people who had lost many of their support services and activities because of the pandemic.
  • The need for Buckinghamshire Council (BC) to build a better relationship with Community Impact Bucks (CIB) and the third sector. Historically there had been an either or approach and input was needed from both sides to improve support on offer and share intelligence and resources.



Funding applications pdf icon PDF 577 KB

To review of funding process and any applications.

Additional documents:


Video 26m 48s

The Chairman that normally subgroups would meet to discuss applications in detail before making a recommendation to the board. However, this had not been possible due to lockdown 2. Funding applications were circulated with the agenda unless stated otherwise and Ms Charleston had collated feedback received prior to the meeting a copy of which would be appended to these minutes.



  • Chiltern Arts
    • Declined.
  • Chiltern Voice
    • Further clarification requested on how these would benefit the local area.
  • Great Missenden Traders Association
    • Agreed.
  • Prestwood Event Group and Little Missenden Parish Council.
    • Agreed, further details to follow.
  • Holy Trinity
    • Declined. The Board requested that Ms Charleston signpost the church to other possible funding opportunities.
  • Restore Hope
    • Agreed outside the meeting.
  • Chiltern CAB
    • Further clarification requested.
  • Voices and Choices
    • Decision to be deferred pending reviewing other applications



  • Ms Charleston to seek clarification on CAB application.
  • Ms Charleston to seek clarification on the Chiltern Voice application.
  • Ms Charleston to signpost Holy Trinity to other possible sources of funding.
  • Ms Charleston to share the full applications for Prestwood Event Group and Little Missenden Parish Council.



Reports from the sub-groups

a.         COVID

b.         Transport & Environment

c.         Community Safety

d.         Young People

e.         Health & Wellbeing


·         Covid, video 1h, 37m

o   Ms L Farn and Ms C Bunting gave an update on behalf of the sub-group.

o   Ms Farn would be receiving a Proud of Bucks award. The Board thanked her for her hard work.

o   Buckinghamshire Council (BC) had supported the group to print leaflets for distribution.

o   Requests for support had reduced. The group were still supporting approximately 12 families. However there had been feedback and thanks for putting support offer together.

o   Co-Op home deliveries had moved to Hazlemere however the shop had later withdrawn support. Conversations were underway to reinstate this.


·         Transport & Environment, Video 1h 45m, 40s

o   Ms L Charleston and Mr M Johnstone gave an update on behalf of the sub-group.

o   The group had not been able to meet during lockdown and it was acknowledged that areas like community transport had taken a back seat due to covid.

o   Mr Johnstone gave an update of HS2 work in the local area. A copy of his presentation would be appended to these minutes.

o   Suggestions on how to co-ordinating the local HS2 response to be made should be made to Ms Charleston and the Chairman.


·         Community Safety, Video 1h, 56m, 30s

o   Mr R Gibson gave an update on behalf of the sub-group.

o   The groups overall goal was to make the area safer and more resilient.

o   Speeding and burglary were the biggest local concerns as identified via a community questionnaire.

o   The group had meet with Mr C Keane, Manager for Community Safety, South Bucks, to discuss initiatives for younger people including early intervention and anti-social behaviour (ASB).

o   The group were interested in working with existing local Neighbourhood Watch groups to build on their network. Local groups had been contacted via the Neighbourhood Watch Assosication asking them to contact the subgroup.

o   The Chiltern Community Forum had been meeting for the last 3 years to support TVP setting their local policing priorities. TVP were keen to keep up participation but needed to engage with 7 different community boards across the wider area. There were plans to relaunch the meeting in the new year with an expected 4 meetings a year including engagement with community boards, local priority questionnaires and the opportunity to ask senior officers questions.


·         Young People, Video 2h 2m 30s

o   Ms H Wallace gave an update on behalf of the sub-group.

o   The group had met to consider current offer and how to publicise this.

o   They were considering a youth council at the parish council level and having young people on the subgroup to promote youth engagement.


Health & Wellbeing Video 2h, 4m, 35s

o   Mr M Etkind gave an update on behalf of the sub-group.

o   The group were waiting to hear back on the availability of the Better Care Fund to community boards.

o   There had been no clinical director at the groups last meeting. It was hoped there would be someone at the social prescriber level or above at the next  ...  view the full minutes text for item 6.


Guest Speaker

Guest speaker Carole Eaden, Great Missenden and Prestwood Revitalisation Group.


There was no guest speaker for this meeting.



Any other business


Video 2h 7m

Firth Hill funding

This had previously been raised as a Local Area Forum request. Ms Charleston confirmed Great Missenden Parish Council would be considering their own contribution to the project at their next meeting. Once this was set an application could be discussed for the remaining funding.



Date of the next meeting

To be confirmed.