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Golden Ball on the Church of St Lawrence in West Wycombe
Church Lane West Wycombe
Entrance to the Church Room Clock, West Wycombe
West Wycombe House
West Wycombe School
Chorley Road, West Wycombe
High Street, West Wycombe. Looking West
High Street, West Wycombe, Opposite entrance to St Paul's Church, West Wycombe
Hellfire Caves Entrance, West Wycombe
High Street, West Wycombe. Looking East
High Street, West Wycmobe, Looking West
The Dashwood Mauseleum on the hill overlooking West Wycombe
Golden Ball on the Church of St Lawrence in West Wycombe
Church Lane West Wycombe
Entrance to the Church Room Clock, West Wycombe
West Wycombe House
West Wycombe School
Chorley Road, West Wycombe
High Street, West Wycombe. Looking West
High Street, West Wycombe, Opposite entrance to St Paul's Church, West Wycombe
Hellfire Caves Entrance, West Wycombe
High Street, West Wycombe. Looking East
High Street, West Wycmobe, Looking West
The Dashwood Mauseleum on the hill overlooking West Wycombe



Royal Crest


The Duke Of Edinburgh
1921 - 2021


Prince Philip


It is with deep sorrow that Her Majesty The Queen announces the death of her beloved husband, His Royal Highness The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh.

His Royal Highness passed away peacefully this morning at Windsor Castle.

Further announcements will be made in due course.

The Royal Family join with people around the world in mourning his loss.
Friday, 9 April 2021


It is with great sadness that the Parish Council has learned of the death of his Royal Highness, The Prince Phillip, Duke of Edinburgh.

He was an extraordinary public servant who served his Queen and Country with huge dedication.

Our thoughts and prayers are with his family.

If you wish to send a message of condolence you can do so at


The Royal Household has announced that the funeral of His Royal Highness The Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh is to take place in Windsor on Saturday 17 April. The Ceremonial Royal Funeral will take place at St George’s Chapel within the grounds of Windsor Castle.

In line with the Royal Household’s wishes and Government advice, Thames Valley Police is asking the public not to gather at any Royal residences, such as Windsor Castle, at this time and to continue to follow public health advice particularly on avoiding meeting in large groups and minimising travel.

The Police also supporting the Royal Household in asking that floral tributes are not laid at Windsor Castle or any Royal residence and to encourage people to consider making a donation to a charity; perhaps one for whom the Duke of Edinburgh was a patron.

During this time of national mourning, there is an increased police presence and a broad range of security measures in place in and around Windsor and other Royal residences. Some of these measures are visible, such as the extensive network of Automatic Number Plate Recognition (ANPR) technology, Close Circuit Television (CCTV) and Hostile Vehicle Mitigation (HVM) barriers, as well as our Mounted Section, whilst some measures are unseen.

Thames Valley Police Assistant Chief Constable Ben Snuggs, strategic commander for the funeral, said: “We understand that people will want to pay their respects to HRH the Duke of Edinburgh and to the Royal Family during this time of national mourning. “However, we would ask that the public respect the Royal Household’s wishes and the Government advice by minimising travel and not gathering in groups. Instead, we would ask people to use the online book of condolence which has been set up by the Royal Household.“There will continue to be a police presence in Windsor in the lead up to and on the day of the funeral as part of our measures to ensure public health and safety and protective security.

“Our thoughts remain with the Royal Family and all those affected at this very difficult time.”

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West Wycombe Parish Council

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West Wycombe is a small village situated on the A40 three miles west of High Wycombe in the Chiltern Hills of Buckinghamshire and is the central point of the Civil Parish of West Wycombe. The Parish extends from Chapel Lane in the East to the boundary of Bradenham Parish on the A4010 and the boundary of Piddington Parish on the A40. It has a population of approxiately 1,300 adults plus children.

The Parish is a mix of urban and rural residential properties, working farms and local businesses. As you travel from High Wycombe to West Wycombe the Golden Ball of the church of St Lawrence and the Dashwood Mausoleum are visually impressive landmarks overlooking the parish and visually dominating the village and local landscape for miles.

Once you reach the Pedestal Roundabout on the A40 you can travel along the A4010 through the Chilterns towards Aylesbury or continue on the A40 through the village of West Wycombe and the fields owned by West Wycombe Estate towards either Stokenchurch and the M40 or the Chiltern village of Bledlow Ridge.

The historic village is largely owned by the National Trust and receives a large influx of tourists - being the site of West Wycombe Park, West Wycombe Caves, St Lawrence Church and the Mausoleum on top of West Wycombe Hill.

Although it is on the busy A40, the village centre retains much of its historical charm because it is mainly owned by the National Trust, and so has resisted modernisation.

West Wycombe Park, Hellfire Caves, Mausoleum and St Lawrence Church were all constructed in the mid-18th century by Sir Francis Dashwood, founder of the Dilettanti Society and co-founder of the notorious Hellfire Club.

The High Street has a number of 'old-fashioned' shops (in appearance at least), as well as three pubs, some small offices, a well-used Village Hall and St Paul's Church.

Just off the High Street is the village Combined School (ages 4–11).


Please scroll down the page to find the tabs to view the Accounts, Governance, Meetings, Planning and Services of West Wycombe Parish Council

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Elections 2021

Election Of Parish Councillors

Eight candidates are standing for the seven positions available on the West Wycombe Parish Council at the forthcoming elections on 6th May 2021

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Fix My Street

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Lockdown has been eased. Please follow the revised rules for your safety and that of others.

Fault Reporting


Please report pot holes, flooding, street lighting or path problems online or in an emergency call 01296 382416

Fly Tipping

Fly Tipping

Fly tipping polutes our landscape and is expensive to clear. Please report online or call 01296 480771


You can find all the latest planning applications in our Planning Section below which is updated every Monday.


Meetings, Agenda and Minutes 2021

Meetings start at 8pm

Under the current Government COVID legislation Zoom meetings will continue until May. After that time we will have to wait and see whether we can meet in person or carry on with Zoom meetings. The information for members of the public to join via Zoom is always on the agenda and you are always welcome. There is a session at the beginning of the meeting where questions can be asked and statements made. We look forward to seeing you via a screen or eventually in person.

Date Meeting Agenda Minutes
14th January Council Read Read
11th February Council Read Read
11th March Council Read  
11th March Council - Amended Agenda Read  
25th March Annual Parish Meeting Read  
15th April Council Read  
13th May Annual Parish Council Meeting    
13th May Council    
10th June Council    
15th July Council    
12th August Council (if required)    
9th September Council    
14th October Council    
11th November Council    
9th December Council  

Planning 2021

App Location Description
21/05940/FUL Wyeside Park Farm Road High Wycombe Householder application for construction of roof extension incorporating habitable space within loft, including rear and side dormers and additional roof lights, part single storey, part two storey rear extension and fenestration alterations (alternative scheme to pp 20/08337/FUL)
21/05604/FUL Land At West Wycombe Estate West Wycombe Application for temporary use of land for film-making purposes with associated temporary sets and facilities for a 6 month period
21/05580/FUL Beechwood House 10 Beechwood Road High Wycombe Householder application for construction of rear extension and creation of parking to front
21/05396/ADRC 391 West Wycombe Road High Wycombe Application for approval of details subject to Conditions 3 (Approval of Ecological Enhancements), 4 (Approval of lighting), 5 (SuDS), 6 (SuDS Maintenance), 7 (Sound Insulation - Traffic Noise), 8 (Sound Insulation - Flats), 10 (Electric Vehicle Charging Services), 11 (Access First), 12 (No gates), 13 (Visibility Splay), 14 (Parking Layout), 15 (CTMP), 19 (Surfacing Materials) and 20 (Water Efficiency) of planning ref: 18/07804/FUL
21/05397/PNP11B 391 West Wycombe Road High Wycombe Prior notification application (Part 11, Class B) for demolition of existing two storey detached, 4-bed building and detached garage to allow for construction of 7 x 1-bed apartments with associated access, parking, and bin and cycle stores granted under planning reference 18/07804/FUL
21/05384/FUL 19 Portway Drive High Wycombe Householder application for construction of single storey rear extension
21/05335/TPO West Wycombe Park West Wycombe Fell to ground due to excessive decay at the base x 1 Ash (T3)
21/05402/CTREE West Wycombe Park West Wycombe Remove to ground level due to inappropriate village setting x 1 Conifer Hedge (G2)
21/05328/VCDN 391 West Wycombe Road High Wycombe Variation of conditions 2 (plan numbers), 9 (air quality mitigation), 16 (materials), 17 (amenity areas - bin and cycle storage) and 18 (landscaping) attached to pp 18/07804/FUL (Proposed demolition of existing detached dwelling and erection of 7 x 1 bed apartments with associated access, parking, and bin and cycle stores) to improve design/layout , improve fire safety and improve amenity
21/05263/FUL West Barn Towerage Farm Toweridge Lane West Wycombe Internal and external alterations including construction of log/cycle/bin store and installation of 2 x tapered saddle stones to convert existing barn at Towerage Farm and create 1 x 1-bed holiday accommodation with associated works including fencing and siting of septic tank
21/05101/FUL 14 Bradenham Road West Wycombe Householder application for construction of front porch extension and single storey rear extension following removal of existing ground floor extension




The allotments, located in Chorley Road, were developed at the request of residents in 2009.

The Parish Council was only able to provide these thanks to the generosity of Sir Edward Dashwood who leased the land to the Council for this purpose.

There are currently 25 full and half sized plots.

There is always a short waiting list so if you are interested in taking an allotment you should make contact with the Parish Clerk to have your name added to the list.

For details of fees and the Tenancy Agreement please visit the Governance Section above and photographs in the Gallery


Burial Ground

The Burial Ground is located in the centre of the village behind St Paul's Church.

The Burial Ground and the field beyond, were leased to the Parish Council by Sir Francis Dashwood for the purpose in 1987 and the terms of the lease state "Interments in this burial ground are only allowed for residents of the Civil Parish of West Wycombe, since its inception in 1987 and whose name is on the Civil Electoral Roll.

Current burial fees together with rules and regulations can be found in the Governance Section above and photographs in the Gallery

A full list of interments can be found on our Interments Page



The Parish Council have defibrilators installed in the porch of the Village Hall in the centre of the village, on the pavilion in the Pedestal Playing Field and at the top of the hill adjacent to St. Lawrence Church.


Grass Cutting

The Parish Council is responsible for cutting the grass in the Burial Ground, Allotments and Pedestal Playground. Currently, as part of their lease, Dowley Dynamos are responsible for cutting the Pedestal Playing Field. There are other areas where the Parish Council is responsible and they are marked on the Grass Cutting Map produced by Buckinghamshire Council. All other areas of grass are the responsibility of Buckinghamshire Council


Pedestal Play Ground and Playing Field

The Play Area is officially closed because the Parish Council does not have the resources to comply with the Government's Requirements with regard to Covid-19.

Play In the 2008 Parish Plan questionnaire the residents of West Wycombe asked for a playground and the Parish Council put a three year plan in place.

Sir Edward Dashwood leased the Pedestal Playing Field to the Parish Council and money was raised through fete's and donations as well as a small increase in the Precept.

That three year plan was completed in 2012 and the children of West Wycombe now enjoy an entertaining and challeging play area

The West Wycombe Estate retains and is responsible for the Changing Rooms and the Parish Council has leased the open space to the Downley Dynamos on short term.

The facility has become so popular that it has been necessary to extend the small car park which, thanks to road works on the A40 and in liason with Buckinghamshire Council, has been covered with scalpings as have the allotment parking area.

There are photographs of the playground in the Gallery

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