Councillor charged with fraud
A CHILTERN District councillor has appeared in court with his wife charged with benefit fraud.
Councillor Howard Trevette and his wife Danna, of The Broadway, Amersham, are accused of fraudulently claiming benefits of up to £17,833 after failing to declare £208,079 in pension payments.
The pair appeared at Aylesbury Crown Court on Friday last week.
They did not enter a plea and the case was adjourned for a plea and case management hearing on February 18 to take place at either Aylesbury or Amersham Crown Court. A trial has been scheduled to start on February 23.
Mr Trevette elected in 2011.
He has been suspended from the CDC Conservative group pending the outcome of the case.
He was also elected to Amersham Town Council in 2011.
was BUDDING filmmakers are in luck thanks to a new course starting at Pinewood Studios.
Applications have opened up for young people aged between 16 and 19 to apply for the chance to join the British Film Institute Academy, which is being delivered by Resource Productions at Pinewood Studios.
Youngsters who want to get involved with film making can apply for the sessions, which will be held at the studios, in Iver Heath, every Saturday from January 17 until February 21.
They will have the chance to learn about all aspects of film making, from script to screen, and the sessions will include tours of the studios, practical workshops with a camera and editing equipment and listening to guest speakers from the industry.
For adults, Resource Productions is also launching script writing and film making courses, which will run every Tuesday evening for five weeks from January 11.
To apply, go to www. resource-productions. co.uk/youth.php or www. resource-productions. co.uk/corporateworkshops by Monday, December 15.
CAMERA, ACTION: Camera operator Regan Fisher and William Wright at the BFI Academy