Pick of the prettiest picnic spots around

Six National Trust-protected wildflower meadows with great views where you can picnic for free in Bucks, Berks and OxfordshireMAY is national walking month and No Mow month

Down to earth with another 193,000 trees

More than 193,000 trees have been planted in Bucks in the past three years.Buckinghamshire Council celebrated the milestone on Earth Day this week.Thomas Broom, the council’s cabinet member

Gardening awards growing closer

Aylesbury gardeners are busy digging into their biggest challenge of the year.The Aylesbury in Bloom Garden Competition returns this springtime, inviting gardeners of all skill levels to showcase

Dig into this garden plan for free

Residents subscribed to the brown bin garden waste service in South Oxfordshire or Vale of White Horse can have extra garden waste collected for free.This will be on on their normal collection day

Age no obstacle

Older people in Bucks are being helped to live healthy, active and independent lives.Buckinghamshire Council has outlined its commitment, as set out in its Healthy Ageing Strategy, now formally

New 'treasures' on show at Cliveden

Cliveden House guided tours are now available, with two spectacular new features to watch out for.After years of work behind the scenes, a replica of the Minton Medusa is now on display in the ent

Anger over 'brutal' HS2 axeing of woodland

HS2's imminent destruction of ancient woodland has been described as 'brutal' and 'a kick in the teeth' for Buckinghamshire people.Councillor Peter Martin, Buckinghamshire Council’s Deputy Cabin

Praise for crews as storms wreak havoc

High winds, torrential rain and freezing temperatures have been keeping highways teams extra busy this winter.It is all part of the job for the experienced crews whose aim is to keep Bucks safe an

Make it a green Christmas this year

Residents are being reminded to note changes to bin collections during the festive period and urged to recycle as much as possible.Households produce around 30 per cent more waste during the holid

'Green umbrella' sheltering the county

The Bucks Tree Mission is literally turning over a new leaf as more and more planting continues county-wide.Buckinghamshire Council aims to plant half a million new trees - one for every resident