Bourne End is a village mostly in the parish of Wooburn, yet partly in the parish of Little Marlow, in Buckinghamshire, England. It is about 5 miles (8 km) south-east of High Wycombe as well as three miles (5 kilometres) eastern of Marlow, near the border with Berkshire as well as near to where the River Wye empties right into the Thames. Bourne End lies between the M4 and also M40 motorways, and keeps its train station on the Maidenhead to Marlow branch line. With rail and also roadway accessibility to London, it has actually come to be a popular place for commuters to live. All of the mills along the Wye Valley have now been closed down and demolished, Jacksons Mill in Furlong Road being the last (in Bourne End) in the late 1980s. These have actually been changed by homes, workplaces or industrial estates, which has actually caused the continuation of the village as an employment centre. Bourne End continues to be an unique negotiation, although the proceeded house-building over the past century means it is threatened by the evident ribbon advancement, with to High Wycombe. In 1997, when the Regional Plan was in prep work, the Locals Associations of Bourne End and also Wooburn efficiently lobbied to stop Slate Meadow (the area which separates both settlements) being designated for real estate for the time being. Other primitive land around the village looks most likely to continue to be so, as it has actually been specified as Green Belt, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, a Site of Special Scientific Interest, or a combination of the 3. Partially, Bourne End is surrounded by farmland. Rather further away, Cliveden and Hedsor forget the town from higher ground to the south eastern. Bourne End sustains numerous companies as well as services whilst still retaining a village-like environment. There is a Community Centre in the centre of the town, with a huge hall, function spaces and also a bar, which is open for participant's use. It is, for lots of, thought about the prime focus of town activity. In the very early 2000s, a Twinning Association was developed, and also ultimately Octeville-sur-Mer, a town on the north shore of France, was selected to be its twin town. Frequent events are held by members of the organization to foster and boost the relationship between both settlements.