PARISH COUNCIL NEWS
Greensands Trust - www.greensand-trust.org.uk
The Greensands Trust helps to maintain and patrol our local
woodland on behalf of the Council and Bedford Estates.
They have limited funding and do their best to keep the woods to
the required standards. The Trust relies upon public
support and as local residents to the woodland we ask that if
anyone notices any misuse of the area, they contact the
Greensands Trust Ranger on 01525 237760. Thank you.
The Parish Council is funding the internal redecoration of
Bow Brickhill Pavilion, which is to be carried out during the
Easter break. The hall is an ideal location for any event
and there are currently spaces available for group
bookings. Local groups receive an excellent
block-booking discount. If anyone is interested in
receiving further details on block bookings or individual hire
terms, please contract either Mr Eddy Chesse on 01908 370486 or
the Parish Clerk.
The Parish Council would like to congratulate Bow Brickhill
First School for attaining the Basic Skills Award plaque.
The school is one in only five to achieve this award within the
Are you celebrating your 5th or 25th birthday this
year? If so please contact the Parish Clerk.
Grass Cutting Tender
The tender for the cutting of the Village Green has come up
for renewal. If any local company is interested in
submitting a quote for this work, please contact the Parish
Clerk for a specification. Return quotes will need to be
submitted no later than Monday 8 April.
Garden of the Year 2002
The Citizen Newspaper and Frosts Garden Centre are launching
this competition. There are categories for small and large
front and back gardens. The closing date for entries will
be 29 June. If you require further information please
contact Milton Keynes Council, Civic Offices, Central Milton
Keynes MK9 3HJ.
Next Parish Council Meeting
This will be held on Thursday 11 April at 7.30 pm in the
Pavilion, Rushmere Close. If there are matters that may
need investigating prior to the meeting, could these be
forwarded to the Parish Clerk. Any other issue that is of
a shorter nature will be resolved if possible during the
meeting. Clerk: Mrs Julie Summerfield, 12 Station
Road, Bow Brickhill. Tel 01908 645158, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
PBB - Preserve
Milton Keynes Council, at a recent Local Plan Panel meeting,
confirmed its original proposals for development in Milton
means that the land between the railway line and Bow Brickhill
will not be included for development in the Local Plan.
The decision represents a success for PBB and all those
who lobbied officers and councillors.
However this is just the first part of a
very long process. The
next stage will be a public enquiry into the Local Plan
proposals. PBB will continue to represent the village and fight
Those who attended the meeting with British
Waterways representatives and heard about the new canal
proposals, will have realised that the canal also poses a
significant threat. Substantial funding for the venture must be found from
private sources and much of this will come from building
development along its length.
Until or unless British Waterways can guarantee that the
project will not entail building development between the village
and the railway, PBB will oppose the project.
STOP PRESS! The Council has just
announced their preferred canal route. Their choice is the
northerly route, which will not affect Bow Brickhill. Let
us hope their recommendation is upheld.
Great Brickhill, Saturday 27 April, 12 - 4 pm in the Parish
Hall. Professional and amateur nurserymen. Entrance
£1.50, proceeds to St Mary's Church.
A message of thanks from Joyce Oxley
A sincere thank you to all who attended Ken's memorial
service. It was a joy to know you all came because you
wanted to be there. I felt very, very supported. So
many of you have offered me and given your help during this last
year, and it has been very much appreciated by myself and
Ken. From the top of the hill, right through the village,
even our own postman and Pauline and Tony at the Wheatsheaf.
Bow Brickhill is a community to be proud of. So to you
all, from myself and the family, a great big 'thank you'.
Youth on Show
Presents: A Ghost of a Smile. A musical
adventure to a haunted house inhabited by a family of ghosts,
written by George Middleton and starring a cast of local
children. Thursday 9th, Friday 10th, Saturday 11th May
2002 at 7.40 pm at The Jennie Lee Theatre, Bletchley Leisure
Centre. Tickets £4.50 for adults, £2.50
concessions. From Mary 01908 647003 or Heather 01908
Thank you to everyone who has donated items to us following last
month's appeal. We very much appreciate your
generosity. We still need: Blue jeans age 9-14 years
any condition, deer stalker hat, builders planks and trestles,
military cap, nuns habit, two roman soldier uniforms.
Parent & Toddler Group
Toddlers have recently enjoyed many activites including
pancake making, casting our hand a footprints in plaster and
making Easter Cards. We have also introduced a song time
at the end of the session which all seem to really enjoy.
We would like to thank Wavendon Toddlers group who have offered
us some baby toys and seats as they are closing down. A
donation to Milton Keynes Hospital has been made for these in
return. The parents at Toddlers have also undertaken a
sponsored slim for a three month period to raise money for the
Milton Keynes Special Baby Care Unit which we hope will inspire
us all to loose the weight for a very needy cause.
In the next few months we are looking forward to our Summer Trip
when we hope it sill be possible to have a group outing to
Gulliver's Land, Milton Keynes. If you are interested in
joining us, we meet on a Thursday afternoon from 1.30 pm to 3 pm
at the Pavilion, Rushmere Close, Bow Brickhill. The first
session is free. Due to Pavilion re-decoration our next
meeting will be Thursday 11 April.
Bow Brickhill School
The school promises action was a great success and we would ver
much like to thank of of those who supported it and helped us to
raise over £950. Particular thanks must go to Sue
Malleson whose talents are endless and to Sue Stratford and
Helen hart who worked unstintingly to provide a brilliant
Bow Brickhill Club
On Tuesday 5 March the club was fortunate in having PC
Cameron Smith as a guest speaker. PC Smith gave a very
interesting and reassuring talk supported by literature covering
burglary, car theft and home security. For residents who
missed this talk, PC Smith will be speaking to us again at 2 pm
on Tuesday 28 May when he will be illustrating his talk with a
Future events include a Jubiliee Lunch on Tuesday 4 June and a
trip to the London Eye on Tuesday 2 July. If you wish to
visit the London Eye a deposit will be required at the next
meeting of the Bow Brickhill Club. As the Pavilion will be
undergoing redecoration during the first week of April our next
meeting will be at 2 pm on 9 April in the Pavilion.
The mobile library will be by the Memorial on Friday 5 April and
Blue Bins - Thursday 4 April, Wednesday 17 April
Red Bins - Wednesday 10 April, Wednesday 24 April.
The Church Wardens of All Saints wish you all a very happy
Easter. The giving and receiving of Easter eggs and cards
is an opportunity to renew links between friends and families
and the eggs represent new life. The symbolism of the egg
as the beginning of new life represents the entombed Jesus
rising to new life and that is the Easter message for us.
We can all take the opportunity to renew our own lives this
Easter and however you spend your Easter we hope it will be a
happy time. With good wishes, The Wardens.
There is at present reorganisation being carried out in the
Oxford Diocese. Bow Brickhill church parish is part of the
three Brickhills Benefice which is in turn in a group of
parishes known as the Mursley Deanery. This reorganisation
means that Stoke Hammond parish, which was originally in the
Newtown Longville group of parishes, will be joining the
Brickhills when a new vicar is appointed. This selection
and appointment will take some time and a new vicar is not
expected to be in place before Christmas. It is also
planned that the rectory or vicarage will be relocated to Great
Brickhill which is considered more central. The rectory in
Bow will be sold.
Parochial Church Council AGM
At the PCC AGM held on 17 March John Wales and Stuart
Leeming were re-elected Church Wardens. Jenny Woods was
elected secretary and the following were elected to serve on the
church council: Rosemary Clarke, Helen Coghill, Kay
Leeming and Tim Holden.
Funeral - Ken Oxley
Thank you - We would like to thank
everyone who has donated funds to support this newsletter over
the past few months. The church funds the newsletter with
a small amount of help from the Parish Council. Your
donations are most gratefully received. The average cost
of one issue is about £30.
Sunday School - Special
Easter Play Day - Good Friday 11 am to 1 pm in the Church
Hall. Phone Helen (373344) or Tanya (01525 873879) for
details and to book your place.
Following a successful meeting of the new look fellowship
group in March the next meeting will be on Wednesday 13 April at
8 pm in the Church Hall. Anyone and everyone cordially
invited to join us.
Services for April
1 April - 11 am Family Service
14 April - 11 am Holy Communion
21 April - 6 pm Evensong
28 April - 8 am Holy Communion
7 April - no service
14 April - 11 am Matins
21 April - 11 am Family Service
28 April - 11 am Holy Communion
7 April - 9.30 Holy Communion
14 April - 9.30 Family Service, 6 pm Evensong
21 April - 9.30 am Holy Communion
28 April - 9.30 Parish Communion
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