Welcome to GMPRG

Please take a moment to browse these pages to find out more about who we are and what we do. We hope you find something of interest, particularly if you live, work or play in Great Missenden, Prestwood or the surrounding Chiltern villages, or if you visit our community from time to time.

You will find information here about GMPRG. Our projects pages give details of local projects for which we have acted as a catalyst in the past and our current ones.

Should you not find what you are looking for please don’t hesitate to contact us.

2019 AGM

GMPRG’s 2019 Annual General Meeting was held in the Oldham Hall, Great Missenden on Thursday 28 March.

The meeting approved the 2017-2018 year's accounts, the minutes of the 2018 AGM, and committee membership including the appointments of Barbara Rowett as Secretary and Robert Gibson as Treasurer. It went on to hear of GMPRG's plans in areas highlighted by the Community Vision Update.

A full report, including a PDF version of the presentations, with notes attached, can be found on our 2019 AGM page.

Tribute to Ben Hamilton-Baillie

2 April 2019

It is with great sadness that GMPRG reports the recent death of Ben Hamilton-Baillie, the architect who designed proposals to revitalise Prestwood, by place-making improvements at the junction of Prestwood High Street and Wycombe Road on the A4128.

Over a hundred local residents attended a presentation of the scheme by Ben at Prestwood Village Hall back in 2016.  A film of this event is available under Current Projects.

As can be seen in his obituary in the Guardian, 20 March,  Prestwood was very fortunate to have had help on this scheme by such an award-winning expert on the subject.

A fitting tribute has also been given to Ben by Xavier Brice of Sustrans.

Prestwood members of the GMPRG team have all said what an absolute pleasure and privilege it was to work with such a talented and lovely man and they hope that funding for the project can be found to leave a lasting legacy from Ben to the village.

Latest News

Community Vision Update Discussion Group Events - 22 February 2019

GMPRG invited those who've indicated an interest in taking part in a focus or project group via the public consultation feedback form, to attend two Discussion Group events at Holy Trinity Church Hall, Prestwood on 24 November 2018 and the Oldham Hall, Great Missenden on 21 February 2019.

Over 50 people attended the two events and participated in some great lively discussion with 37, so far, interested in helping progress identified projects.

It's now proposed that GMPRG will pull together these volunteers via a Steering Group where one enthusiastic person will lead the others interested  in progressing each project.  The first of these going forward is Local Public and Community Transport led by John Cadman, Prestwood Village Association’s Chair, and the second, Cycling and Secure Bike Parking led by Parish Councillor Mike Johnstone.

Each group will need volunteers with a mixture of skills and experience, but above all - enthusiasm!  To join in please contact us.

You can find a full update report on the Community Vision update here.

GMPRG also plans to produce an Action Plan for the updated Community Vision, to provide an evidence base for future grant funding applications for projects.

Additional News

GMPRG's comments to Fusion - 11 July 2018

Here is a link to GMPRG's comments to Fusion in April 2018 regarding the HS2 haul road in Great Missenden and associated highway redesign and landscaping.  Fusion- Comments to haul road changes 

Secure Bike Parking - Prestwood High Street Car Park - 11 July 2018

See Secure Bike Parking link