Studley Green Community Centre
Our AGM is next week – Wednesday 21st September.
We welcome members of the public
Survey for tuberculosis (TB) in road-killed badgers
The Animal and Plant Health Agency is conducting a research project to detect the presence and location of TB infection in badgers in Buckinghamshire, Oxfordshire, Berkshire, Hampshire and East Sussex, collectively known as the Southern Edge Area.
The Government is implementing an ambitious and evolving, evidence-based strategy to eradicate TB in England. A key feature of the strategy is the division of the country into three bovine TB risk areas – High Risk, Low Risk and the Edge Area which lies between the two. These risk areas determine the disease control measures used in both cattle and wildlife. Evidence of the presence and location of TB infection in badgers within each area is extremely valuable to inform future policy as the eradication strategy evolves.
Starting in Spring 2021 and ending in Spring 2022, our aim is to collect a significant number of fresh, found-dead badger carcasses, especially those killed on roads in these counties. These will then be examined and tested for TB.
We are looking for volunteers to help collect badger carcasses. Carcasses will need to be fresh and collected according to a simple protocol that will be provided along with collection kits containing everything needed by collectors. Carcasses will then be collected from your premises by a specialist courier and taken to the University of Nottingham. We offer a contribution of £25 towards any personal expenses associated with the collection of carcasses.
If you would be willing to support this project please let us know and we will send you more detailed information. Equally, if your organisation is able to promote the project within your community we can share material for distribution and offer more information, including through virtual meetings if required.
Find out more:
Email us at email@example.com
Call us on 07798 882392
See HERE for the agency's leaflet (opens PDF file in new window)
Stokenchurch Community Transport Support for Covid-19 Vaccinations at Wycombe Town Hall
*** Please do not call Stokenchurch Medical Centre. Wait for them to contact you about vaccination appointments ***
We are able to offer the use of our vehicle, with wheelchair access, for support of those with limited mobility, including wheelchair-bound, who will otherwise find it extremely difficult to get to the vaccination centre. Depending on demand, we may be able to extend the service to others in our community. We are limited to 5 passengers.
The service is only available for those who have an appointment for vaccination, issued by Stokenchurch Medical Centre.
The service is only available to residents in the parishes of Stokenchurch and Radnage
You may be asked to sit in a wheelchair in order for our Escort to provide assistance. A carer can come with you, if necessary.
A mask must be worn throughout the journey (unless confirmed exempt).
You must not travel if you have Covid symptoms, or are required to isolate. We will check your temperature. We will ask you to use hand sanitiser.
Rigorous protocols are in place to protect our volunteers and passengers, and these must be followed throughout.
There is no charge for the service, but donations will be gratefully received.
For further information, please call 07549 838 773
Stokenchurch Community Library
Stokenchurch Community Library has now resumed open-door sessions, with some slight modifications to make them Covid-safe – see website (opens in new window) for more details of what to expect. Opening hours until at least the end of September are now Tueday 2-5, Thursday 2-5, and Saturday 10-1. Alongside the open-door sessions, the library is also continuing to offer its successful home delivery / collection service that it ran during the lockdown period, to cater for those who would prefer not to visit enclosed public spaces, or for whom the revised opening hours cause difficulty.
So that we can be sure to get fully back to normal once the pandemic is over, we are urgently in need of more volunteers to work in the library and in several other roles. If you are interested, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org with your name, a little bit of information about you, and a phone number, so that we can call you.
The Mid Bucks Beekeepers Association offer a FREE swarm collection service in the Parish.
Mid Bucks members cover a large area from Buckingham in the north to Gt Missenden in the south. Tring in the East to Thame in the west.
Honey bees have been under considerable stress in recent years and unpredictable weather patterns have increased difficulties for this important pollinator.
Studies have shown that a swarm collected and house by a beekeeper has a 4 times greater chance of survival that one left to its own devices.
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