Distraction Burglary – Waddesdon

Thames Valley Police has released an e-fit after a distraction burglary in Sharps Close in Waddesdon, Buckinghamshire.

At around 10am on Tuesday 26 September, two offenders arrived at the property and offered to complete some gardening work. One of the offenders followed the victim, a 69-year-old woman, into her living room where she paid in cash. She then escorted the offender out of the house. Upon returning to the living room, the victim noticed that a quantity of cash had been stolen.

The first offender, pictured in the e-fit, is described as a white man with stocky build, around 5ft 6ins tall and approximately 50-years-old, with dark brown hair, cut short on the sides, and balding on the top. The man was wearing a dark short sleeve t-shirt with beige trousers and had a Scottish or Northumberland accent.

The second offender is described as white man with black bushy hair, of average build and in his early to mid twenties. He was wearing a dark coloured short sleeve tracksuit top and beige trousers. The man had a local accent.

Investigating officer, Detective Constable Laura Haugh of the Investigation Hub, said: “If you recognise the man in the e-fit or have any information that could help our investigation, please contact our non-emergency telephone number, 101, quoting reference 43170285460.

“Alternatively if you have information but wish to remain anonymous, please call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 no personal details are taken, information is not traced or recorded and you will not go to court.”

A range of burglary crime prevention advice is available on the Thames Valley Police website:

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Notes to editors

To alter, add, tint, colour or change any details within the pictorial statement would amount to tampering with evidence.

If you have any information relating to this case, please call 101 quoting reference ‘43170285460’, or contact Crimestoppers anonymously.

Tour of Britain Saturday 9th September

For the first time in the history of the Tour of Britain the 2017 edition will be on live television from start to finish.  The TV programme will be aired on ITV 4 for the duration of the stage so our parishes and villages will all play a part in making the race successful for TV. 

Click this link for the Advance Warning leaflet which should start to drop through your letter boxes from this week and you will also see Advance Warning signage being erected from Saturday ToB 2017_Warning_Leaflet_A5_S7_AW



Overhanging branches along the footpath from Goss Ave to School Lane

Due to the very fine weather we have experienced over the last few months the trees down the footpath from Goss Avenue to School Lane have grown at a significant rate. This has caused several branches to droop down lower than normal for this time of year, subsequently these are getting in the way of people who use the footpath.

We have contacted the owner of the trees and these are being trimmed back on Thursday, 6th July. As this work will be carried out during the day please keep this in mind when using the footpath.

Further to this we are tackling the growth of nettles, thorn bushes and other shrubs that are encroaching into the pathway as a separate exercise later this week.



Friday 23rd – Surgery at the Business Hub

Friday surgery will be at the slightly later time of 3.00pm today. Unfortunately we were unable to get a notification out for the change of time and for this we apologise if anyone had popped down to see us!

See you this afternoon for your all Parish needs!

Community Library Update

Monday was the final Get Connected session of the year, it will start again in September and spaces are limited so please sign up now if you or someone you know is interested!

As a result of this the Secret Cinema screenings will start at the slightly earlier time of 6pm. Next week on Monday 19th June we are showing Lion. A true story about one boy’s quest to find this family after years of separation, if you are interested in reading the story behind the film, we do have the book in the library catalogue.

As always there will be refreshments available and we only ask for donations to keep the library flourishing!

If you would like any more information about the film night or anything else the library does, please visit the website: 

Golden Mede and Landscaping Works

We have been notified by the developers of the Golden Mede Housing Project that they are planning to start the landscaping works to the entrance area adjacent to the A41 within the next two weeks.

Please find below a link to the plans for the work which includes the location of the new bench that is being crafted from the old chestnut tree.

Golden Meade Entrance Landscape (PDF)

Footpath between Goss Avenue and School Lane blocked by fallen tree.

We have been alerted by a member of the public that the footpath between Goss Ave and School Lane has been blocked

The high winds this morning have caused a tree and part of the steel fence surrounding the Golden Mede development to fall into the alleyway.

We would advise until the tree and fencing is made safe that you do not use the alleyway.  The site developers are aware and hopefully will have this cleared shortly.

(Updated 12:50pm)

We have kindly been informed by the estate that the site developers are planning on clearing this from approx. 1:30pm today. The alleyway should hopefully be open in time for the school run this afternoon.