EXTRACTS FROM THE
There will be no Sunday School in
August, but there will be a family service on Sunday 2 September at 11
am in the church. Please rejoin us in the Church Hall at the
bottom of Church Road at 11 am on Sunday 30 September as we investigate
harvest. All children are welcome: if you're under three,
please bring your Mum or Dad with you!
Recognising that August is a
holiday month, the fellowship group will reconvene in the Church Hall on
Wednesday 5 September at 8 pm. Why not come and join us for an
hour and a half on the first and third Wednesdays of the month?
Home made cakes or biscuits accompany the tea and coffee served in the
Church Hall from 8 - 9.30 pm. Come and get to know people from the
church in a more relaxed way than is possible on a Sunday morning.
£92 was raised for church funds
at the lunch in June. Thank you all who came along to support this
Church Open Day
The church will be open on Bank
Holiday Monday, 27 August from noon until 5.30 pm. Cream teas will
be available in the churchyard (weather permitting); there will be
photographs and memorabilia on display and the tower will be open.
So do come along and see the magnificent views of the countryside.
Date for your Diary
Autumn Bazaar - 17 November at the
Pavilion, 2 - 4 pm.
Mursley Deanery Summer Trail
Take part in this exciting trail
to some of the local churches and you might win the first prize of a
champagne dinner for two at the Crooked Billet, Newton Longville. You
have a chance to win £5 even if your entry is incorrect or
incomplete. Entry forms cost £1, are available from Diana
Kesterton (tel 372434) and must be returned by 2 September. The
questions are suitable for any age eg: "Lying by the top gate, died
in 1922. Who?" is one of the two questions for Bow Brickhill.
New Parish Clerk
Mrs Julie Summerfield has been
appointed as the new Parish Clerk who can be contacted at 12 Station
Road, Bow Brickhill, Milton Keynes MK17 9JW. Telephone/Fax 01908
645158, email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Parish Council would like to
thank everyone for their hard work and support of the Village Show on
Sunday 15 July. It was felt by all that the event was a huge
As detailed in the June newsletter
planning proposals to the local plan have been made available for
viewing by Milton Keynes Borough Council. The Parish Council has
obtained copies of the proposals for Bow Brickhill which are avaialble
to all residents for viewing.
Foothpath No. 3
Footpath no. 3, Bow Brickhill,
leading to the rail crossing has an extinguishment order placed on
it. The order is related to the section of the footpath that
crosses the railway. This is a cul-de-sac and there is no access
to it from the other side. Any objections to the order must be
sent in writing to the Head of legal and Property Services, Milton
Keynes Council, Civic Offices, 1 Saxon Gate East, Milton Keynes MK9 3HG
by 24 August 2001.
In the light of the recent
accident on Station Road near Greenways, the Parish Council would like
to remind all residents not to park on the grass verges and pavements AT
ANY TIME, as these vehicles cause severe obstruction and make these
already busy areas more hazardous. Residents of Station Road are
reminded that there is a car park in Greenways for their vehicles.
This area has now been cleared of rubbish.
The Parish Council would like to
remind all residents that they currently have funding for traffic
claming in the village and would welcome any proposals or suggestions
you have. Please forward to any member of the Parish Council.
Church Road Traffic Calming -
from Cllr David Hopkins
You will be aware that in recent
months there has been much debate over the volumes of and management of
traffic in Church Road. In April the Parish Council held a
specific residents seminar on the subject and the main issues coming out
of that event were:
road gritting in bad weather
water and sand coming down the
traffic speeds and associated
bicycle riders and horse
the golf course (various
issues including signage)
A way forward was agreed and it
was hoped that some funding might soon be available from Milton Keynes
Council. Residents are all agreed that Church Road cannot be seen
in isolation and that any scheme proposed should also, if possible, take
into account any 'knock on effects' for the rest of the village and the
safety of the school in particular.
Thames Valley Police have
indicated their support for a 20 mph speed limit and their full
involvement in the planning and implementation of any scheme is, of
course, of paramount importance.
Woburn Folk Course have also
indicated their intention to offer their full support and involvement in
any scheme and of course I will continue to act as advocate at MKC to
ensure that the best interests of the village are represented at the
Traffic & Transport hearings of the new Council Cabinet and Scrutiny
In addition, the Council has an
upcoming investigation into road weight restrictions in rural areas and
a major rural traffic investigation looking at the impacts Milton Keynes
has had on the entire surrounding infrastructure.
I will keep you informed but would
welcome any comments you may have on progress to date or any other local
issues of concern.
East/West Rail Link - Public
Meeting - from Cllr David Hopkins
As I promised at the Annual Parish
Meeting, I have arranged for what is becoming the annual public railway
meeting to be held at the Memorial Hall, High Street, Woburn Sands on
Thursday 6 September 2001 starting at 7.30 pm. The principal
speaker will once again by Chris Hayward, of the East/West Rail
Consortium, who will present all the latest news and views on the
project and will then answer questions relating to the scheme - which it
is intended will see a service running from Oxford to Bletchley next
year and from Swindon to East Coast by 2005/6. I do hope you will
be able to attend for what I am certain will be a fascinating evening.
If you have not yet written
your letter to support the Local Plan (Deposit Version) and thereby
oppose the plans presented by the Wilkinson Partnership, itís not too
address you letter to:
David Hackforth, Chief Planner, Environment Directorate, Milton Keynes
Council, PO Box 112, Civic Offices, 1 Saxon Gate East, Milton Keynes MK9
PBB would be very grateful
if you could also send a copy of your letter to:
Brian White MP, House of Commons, London SW1 1AOAA
Cllr David Hopkins, 80 Walton Road, Wavendon, Milton Keynes MK17
Cllr Paul White, Freepost, 105 Queensway, Bletchley, Milton Keynes MK2
and to PBB itself, c/o 33 Station Road, Bow Brickhill, MK17 9JU
If you need help writing
your letter or obtaining copies, please contact Mary Preen (647003),
Joanne Mears (642441), Sue Malleson (372376), Sandy Paulger (378849) or
Sue Willis (371408).
Brickhill Show - from Alan Preen, Chairman Show Committee
After an absence of five
years the Bow Brickhill Show was reinstated and Sunday 15 July turned
out to be a marvellous day, the sun shone and huge number of people
turned out to support the event. It was gratifying to see so many
village organisations represnted in their different ways from the
smallest children to our more mature residents. Thank you to
everybody who entered the many competitions, who bought food and drink
and applauded the various shows. Many village groups benefited
financially and the Pavilion development fund is now off the ground to
the tune of £1,271.78. I would just like to add my personal
thanks to the small, very hard working and wonderfully enthusiastic team
who worked tirelessly to make the day such a success.
Thanks to everybody who
entered any of the competitions at the Show. It was gratifying
that so many entered into the spirit of the day and competed in such a
good-humoured manner for the various prizes. The guys running the
old-fashioned sports day events were rather overwhelmed by the number of
entrants and as a result were unable to record the names of all the
winners. Click here for results of the
First of all, we must thank
the members of our club who gave their time so generously and worked so
hard, serving refreshments at the Bow Brickhill Show. This was
very much appreciated. Our thanks also to Alan Preen our
speaker for the July meeting. Alan's talk, supported by a video,
gave us not only an interesting, but enlightening insight to his
adventurous journey to and in the Himalayas. During the following
strawberry and cream team Alan answered the many questions fired at him
by our members. The meeting closed at 4.30 pm.
Arrangements for our summer outing on 4 September are now well in
hand. Our coach trip will take us through South Bucks (a scenic
tour) to arrive at Waterperry Gardens in time for tea, and giving us
time to look around the gardens and many other features at this
location. We look forward to seeing you at our next meeting on
Tuesday 7 August in the Pavilion at 2 pm.
Youth on Show - from Mary Preen and the YOS Committee
Our production of 'A Good Knights Work' at the Jennie Lee Theatre was
a huge success, enjoyed equally by the cast, the crew and the
audience. The script, a story of dragons, a princess and knights
of old, laced with humour appealed to all age groups. Thank you to
everybody who supported us.
The children also enjoyed a chance to take to the stage at the Bow
Brickhill Show where we were invited to perform some of our songs from
past productions. A number of our cast also entered the Talent
Competition (and the Glamorous Grandmother line-up! - ed.) Several of
our older members and committee were introduced to Kevin Whately, who
took the time to look at our display in the Pavilion.
On a less positive note we have again experienced vandalism to our
shed in the Pavilion yard - this is the third incident in as many
months. This time some irresponsible individuals have been on the
roof, damaging the fibreglass roof light. The roof is no longer
watertight and the stash of material and costumes that it has taken us
ten years to accummulate is likely to be spoit.
We are now taking a well-earned rest until Tuesday 11 September
where we can be found at the Pavilion, junior cast 6 - 7 pm and senior
cast 7 - 8.30 pm. For further details contact Heath tel 01908
661389 or Mary tel 01908 647003, email email@example.com.
The Youth on Show cast and committee wish you all a very happy summer.
The collection for Kidney Research raised £29.
To All our Friends and Regulars - from Babs and Grahame at the
Many of your will probably already know that Grahame and I are soon
to be leaving The Wheatsheaf. It will be a sad day for us, however
at the same time we are looking forward to a new beginning in our new
pub, our own pub, the Black Horse at Wootton, Beds. This being a
major stop forward for us as we take on a free house and all the costs
and responsibilities that go with it. We have enjoyed our time at
The Wheatsheaf and would like to thank everyone for his or her customer
over that time.
We extend our thanks to the various teams that have supported The
Wheatsheaf during our time, the Darts Team, two Pool Teams, the A Team
captained by Tony Impey and the B Team captained by Chris 'Jiffy'
Giles. Their contribution has been invaluable in rallying support
for matches every week and the A Team for actually winning the league.
Speaking of teams, the Dominoes Team have not received the
recognition that they deserve. These guys rekindled the team and
captained by Derek Pennington, quickly developed into a first class
outfit not to be reckoned with. Derek became a personal friend of
ours and I would like to say that should any further renovations be
required on the Old Forge, my services are available, but do not come
cheaply. After nine bottles of wine Del, I am sure you already
Musically, we thank you for supporting our entertainment programme
over the times and especially in the pursuit of our entertainments
licence, opposed by few, but welcome by many. A special thanks
goes to Joe Carter and 'Get Smart' for providing their services and
giving so much pleasure to so many.
In the catering department we have had the loyal and invaluable
support of Pearl Tucker. She came with the pub and boy are we
glad. We could not have found or wished for anyone better.
Your village pub is your village pub and that we respect, but you all
will be very welcome to visit us at the Black Horse but please don't all
come at once! We have found that during our time at The Wheatsheaf
"there are no strangers to your public house, only friends that you
have not yet met" This is now our philosophy and statement
that we will adopt at the Black Horse. Thanks once again every
body for your loyal support; over the last two years, we have enjoyed
ourselves enormously. Future best wishes.
Babs & Grahame have made many friends in the village who will be
sorry to see them go. We extend our good wishes for the future to
them. We welcome Tony and Pauline and hope they will be happy at
The mobile library will be in the village by the War Memorial on
Friday 10 August and Friday 24 August from 11 - 11.15 am.
Recycling Calendar for July
Red Weeks: Wednesdays 1 & 15 August, Thursday 30 August
Blue Weeks: Wednesdays 8 & 22 August
Appeal by Steetley
You will be aware that Steetley have lodged an appeal against the
refusal to grant their application to mine Fuller's Earth around
Longslade Lane. The public enquiry to determine this appeal will
be heard on 19, 21, 25-28 September and 2 October 2001 in the Vilalge
Hall, Crawley Road, Woburn.
There is no doubt that the decision of the Bedfordshire Council
Council to reject the application was significantly influenced by your
tremendous support. The campaign is once again asking for your
support as it feels it would be equally significant if local objectors
could again signify their disapproval by turning up at the public
enquiry. Whatever time you are able to devote to registering your
objection by attending on one day or even part of a day would be very
much appreciated. If you would like further information or need
transport to Woburn, please get in touch with Diana Kesterton Tel 01908
Contributions for the
September newsletter should reach Norman Causer, 14 Downs View, Bow Brickhill
Tel 01908 372884 by Friday 17 August please.
NB: It is a great help if
contributions are typed in a minimum of 12 pt sized font. This
means that A4 pages can be scaled down to A5 without the need for
retyping. If this sounds like gobbledegook, please contact
Rosemary Clarke on 01908 370811 who is helping out with the preparation
of the magazine.
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