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LOCAL INFORMATION

The following information we hope will be a useful reminder to

established residents and an introduction to what’s here for

newcomers.

 

POST OFFICE

We all appreciate having a post office in the village - this is located

in Costcutter, Bathhurst Walk.  At one time it was under threat as

the level of custom was thought not to be sufficient. This has turned

around, but please use the service whenever possible so we keep

this valuable resource, particularly when returning items

(e.g. Amazon, etc) where you have a choice of a carrier that includes Royal Mail.  Using Royal Mail adds to the customer numbers for the Costcutter post office.

 

LIBRARY:

The nearest Bucks Council Community-run library is in Iver Heath.  Click here for the link 
Iver Heath Community Library, St Margaret's Close, Iver Heath, Bucks. SL0 0DA. 

It is open on Tuesdays from 9.30 am to 1. pm, and 2-5 pm, Thursdays from 9.30 am to 1 pm, and 2-6 pm, and on Saturday mornings from 10.00 am to 1 pm.

Books can be collected and delivered if you are housebound, using the Home library service  Click here to find out more  

CHURCHES: St Leonards is situated within Richings Park, it is part of the St Peters Church community in Iver Village and has regular Sunday services.  

 

LOCAL ORGANISATIONS:

  

EDUCATION and CHILD CARE

LOCAL AUTHORITIES

AMENITIES

  • There are a small range of shops;

  • A supermarket, which is open 7.00 am – 10.00 pm seven days a week, a chemist (closes at lunchtime from 12.00pm to 1.00 pm), two dry cleaners, a hairdressers, two estate agents, an Indian Take-Away, an osteopathy, acupuncture and rehabilitation clinic, a physiotherapy clinic, and a motorbike shop.

  • There is a community notice board at the shops advertising forthcoming events which are free for anyone to post to. 

  • Dental Wellbeing, 16 Thorney Lane South, Iver. Bucks. SL0 9AE.  01753 655446 

  • Londis Supermarket, 20-22 Thorney Lane South, Iver, Bucks. SL0 9AE open Monday till Saturday 07:00 till 22:15, Sunday 08:00 till 22:15.  

  • There are two public houses, The Tower Arms and The North Star.  Hearty meals are served in both pubs and the Tower Arms also offers Bed and Breakfast accommodation.  

  • There is an Indian Restaurant, Four Feathers on Thorney Lane South which can provide takeaways.

  • Sporting facilities: Richings Sports Park  (Formerly Richings Park Sports Club) in Wellesley Avenue.  The club has floodlit Tennis Courts, a bowls club, and hosts local football clubs, including a Saturday morning club (St Peters football club )for children. There are other evening sessions with other clubs and offers holiday football for children. The Sykes Suite offers occasional social events which are open to everyone and advertised locally and inside the club. There is also the Sykes gym with an endless pool.  

  • The bar at the Sports Park is open Tuesdays to Friday evenings and daytime on Saturdays and Sundays. It also caters for events such as weddings, parties, baby showers, etc.

  • Community buildings include the Church Halls of St Leonards and St Peters in Iver Village as well as the function hall in Richings Sports Park.

  • Rail services through the newly opened Iver station are operated by Transport for London on the Elizabeth Line which offers daily services from Reading and Heathrow to Shenfield and Abbey Wood via Paddington. Oyster cards cannot be used at Iver at the moment although contactless cards are accepted. Limited parking is available for 2-hour periods in designated parking places at the shops but there is no long-term parking. Train times can be looked up here  

  • There is no longer a bus service running through Richings Park. 

  • Refuse / Recycling. Buckinghamshire Council provides wheely bins, food bins, and paper boxes.  Collections occur every Thursday for food waste and then alternate Thursdays for either general waste or recyclable waste including a collection for green waste. Green waste must be paid for and a sticker will be fixed to the bin. Apply here  

  • Recycling includes cardboard waste, plastic containers, bottles, and tins.  Check the Buckinghamshire Council website for further details. 
    Our local tip details are: Langley Household Recycling Centre, Langley Park Road, Langley SL3 6DD
    Opening hours: 1 October to 31 March: 9 am to 4 pm, 1 April to 30 September: 9 am to 6 pm
    The site is open 7 days a week, except for 25 December, 26 December, and 1 January.

  • The open spaces around Iver and Denham are managed by the Colne Valley Park   The Residents’ Association supports this organisation and is a consultee to their plans when they might affect us.  Website.

  • A defibrillator is located on the wall in the village at the junction of Wellesley Avenue and Bathurst Walk.  

  • Iver Medical Centre: 01753 653008:

  • Veterinary Surgery: Old School Animal Care Ltd
    24 Thorney Lane South, Richings Park SL0 9AH.  Email: oldschoolanimalcare@gmail.com

  • A Golden Oldies group meets at St Peters Centre next to St Peter's Church SL0 9JU in Iver on Wednesday mornings. It aims to get people together for chats, games, bingo, chair exercises, tea, coffee, and snacks. It runs from 11.00 am to 2.00 pm every Wednesday. This is the Facebook link  Contact Lisa Lee on 07852202226 for more information

       

COUNCILLORS

  • Wendy Matthews - Buckinghamshire Council and Parish Councillor

  • Graham Young - Parish Councillor 

  • Ciaran Beary - Chair of Iver Parish Council 

  • Luisa Sullivan - Buckinghamshire Council

  • Paul Griffin - Buckinghamshire  Council

  • Member of Parliament for Beaconsfield: Joy Morrisey

 

OTHER

  • Food Bank  A food bank operates in Iver Heath Pavilion (off Church Road) on Fridays from 10.30 am until 12 noon.  It is operated via the Trussell  Trust and is part of the Slough network.  It can offer gas/electricity vouchers and mobile phone SM cards as well.  All clients are referred to it via GPs, churches, schools, social services, Bucks Helping Hands, and other charities.  Donations of non-perishable food are very welcome as the demand is sadly growing.  There are collection boxes at larger Tesco stores, the Ivers Parish Council office, and Richings Sports Park or can be dropped off at Iver Heath Pavilion on Fridays.

  • Citizens Advice Bureau is located at the Iver Hub every fourth Thursday of the month - Appointments can be booked by calling the Iver Parish Council office number 01753 655331.                                                                                                              If people are unable to wait for an appointment they can call the National Advice number: 0800 144 8848 or Buckinghamshire: 0808 278 7938

  • Thames Valley Police 

  • A similar site to Crimestoppers aimed at young people and knife crime: Website

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