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Youth Club

AUGUST  2000

Bow Brickhill WI

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 with Brian
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.

Mobile Library

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 am.

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.  Well done.

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 issue/

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.

David Taylor

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 372884.

Next Parish Council meeting

Please note that the next meeting is Thursday 14 September.

Items for the August  newsletter should reach Norman Causer - 14 Downs View, Bow Brickhill - by 18 August.  Tel 01908 372884.

March 2000 Newsletter  .  April 2000 Newsletter
  May 2000 Newsletter  .  June 2000 Newsletter
July 2000 Newsletter


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