FROM THE VILLAGE NEWSLETTER
There will not be a meeting during August but members
will instead be 'dining out' in Milton Keynes.
August at The Wheatsheaf
Tuesday specials: Jacket potato with selective
fillings. Free pool table day.
Saturday 29 July - Live entertainment
Friday 4 August and Saturday 5 August - Spanish evening, four course
meal £15 per head inclusive of glass of wine.
Sunday 6 August - Folk night
Saturday 12 August - Live entertainment with Darren
Friday 28 August - August Bank Holiday live entertainment with Brian
Friday 8 September - Live entertainment with Darren
Grahame & Babs wish to thank all who came along to
the barbecue at The Wheatsheaf on Sunday 2 July. A special thank
you to Joe Carter and his band "Get Smart" for their excellent
performance, and Mange Tout for providing the barbecue expertise.
£200 went to the local charity for MD.
The mobile library will be in the village by the War
Memorial on Friday 11 August and Friday 25 August from 11.20 am - 11.40
Bulk Skip Container
There will be a bulk skip from 1 August to 3 August in
Parkway car park and on 26 to 28 September in Greenways car park.
Villagers are reminded that builders' rubble should not be put in the
skips, Often items of furniture deposited are in good order and
serviceable. Anyone with such items might like to contact 'Help
the Aged' who will arrange collection. Items for recycling should
be put out for the weekly collection.
Bow Brickhill Club
The July meeting was held on Tuesday 3 July in the
Pavilion. This was in the form of a strawberry and cream tea and
was enjoyed by 25 members. The raffle, having raised £21.50, was drawn
after tea, and we were pleased to announce this profit was to be used
for a further treat. Betty and Don Barden organised half an hour
of bingo, and the meeting closed at 4 pm.
A note for the diary on Tuesday 5 September when we have
booked the Leighton Lady for a two hour trip on the canal. Various
lady members of the club have offered to provide refreshments and this
looks like being a very good afternoon.
Unfortunately our speaker for August has had to cancel.
However our club, being ever resourceful, is able to find entertainment
to fill the afternoon in the form of a quiz, raffle, dominoes, cards,
Scrabble and Betty's Bingo session.
We have recently been contacted by two ladies who, in
conjunction with the Open University, are opening a web site with Bow
Brickhill as their project They would like to speak to our members
about life in the village over the years. If you have photographs,
newspapers and cuttings, or anything that recalls the past.
Festival Weekend 2000
The Festival Weekend was a great success both socially
and financially. Over 200 people visited the church over the
weekend, many commenting very favourably on the flower festival and
although Saturday's typical summer weather kept some out of the open
gardens, this fortunately improved on the Sunday, with an excellent turn
out of visitors to enjoy the fourteen village gardens on display and to
sample the superb cream teas served at the Pavilion. The weekend
raised £897 for church funds which will go towards the upkeep and
maintenance, which currently runs at £8,000 a year.
As always, these occasions rely entirely on a great deal
of help and support from all those involved and thanks go to those who
sponsored and arranged the flowers, opened their gardens, made and
served refreshments, manned and cleaned the church tower and generally
gave their time and effort to ensure its success, with particular thanks
going to Joan West and Brenda Toombs for their organisation.
Congratulations to Kay Leeming on the beautiful arrangements in the
church and thanks to all her and her helpers for all their hard work.
Sponsored Bike Ride
Every year, the Bucks Historic Churches Trust organises
a sponsored bike ride and walk to raise money for the Trust and local
churches. This year's event takes place on Saturday 9 September
and if you would like a fun day out, walking, cycling (or horse riding)
around the area and raising funds in the process, contact Kay Leeming
(01908 372032) for further details and sponsor forms.
Harvest Weekend 16/18 September
The Harvest Supper will be on Saturday 16 September in
the Church Hall. Harvest Evensong will take place at the church at
6 pm on Sunday 17 September and the auction of produce will be at The
Wheatsheaf on Monday 18 September. Further details in next month's
Date for your diary - the Autumn Bazaar will be on
Saturday 18 November.
Cottesloe Christian Training Programme
The autumn 2000 programme has now been published and is
available in the church.
Webb Ivory Catalogue
The Christmas catalogues are available from Diana
Kesterton (01908 372434). There are very good value cards and
wrapping papers which can be ordered.
Many villagers were saddened to hear of the death of
David Taylor. David, as resident councillor and mayor, worked
tirelessly for the village and many people are grateful to him. He
bore his long illness with great courage and determination. We
extend our condolences to Mary and his family.
Willen Hospice League of Friends
The recent house-to-house collection in Milton Keynes
raised £7,890.35. The amount collected in the village was £244.46.
Parish Clerk/Financial Officer
Applications are still invited for the post of Parish
Clerk/Financial officer. The post entails attending council
meetings and taking minutes, bookkeeping, preparing accounts for audit
and dealing with correspondence. Hours are variable and salary
negotiable. Please apply in the first instance to Mr Norman
Causer, Chairman, Bow Brickhill Parish Council. Telephone 01908
Next Parish Council meeting
Please note that the next meeting is Thursday 14
Items for the August newsletter
should reach Norman Causer - 14 Downs View, Bow Brickhill - by 18
August. Tel 01908 372884.
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