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Memorial Bench

A memorial bench as a tribute to Fred and Audrey O'Dell has now been placed on the green at the top of  Church Road for all to enjoy.  Fred and Audrey were well-loved members of the village and were well known for their hard work and commitment to Bow Brickhill over their lifetimes.  They will always be remembered fondly.

Incinerator, Newton Longville

As many of your are probably aware the proposal for the incinerator has been publicised in local papers.  The Parish Council is attending meetings and in contact with other local parish councils also opposed to the proposals.  We are also liaising with PBB on the issues raised. (See lower down this page for more details.)

Bow Brickhill Pavilion

The process is underway to seek further funding for the extension to the Pavilion, Rushmere Close.  Some funds were raised toward this at the Summer Show 2001.  To enable this much needed building work to be carried out there will be further fund raising events that we hope all the community will be able to support.  Part of the plans for the building include an area which could be used as a community information point and may be able to house a satellite post office which could visit the village once a week.

Parish Council Audit

Do you have financial experience and are prepared to donate some time to assist the Parish Council's new Audit Programme.  The new guidelines require a member of the local community to assess the books of the Parish Council to ensure that they meet the requirements of the new procedures and follow the guidelines set out.  If we are unable to find a local resident to help to do this there may be considerable costs to the parish therefore reducing funds for other more needy projects.  Please contact the Parish Clerk if you can help.

Date of Next Meeting

There will be no meeting in August, the next Parish Council meeting is to be held on Thursday 12 September 2002 at 7.30 pm in the Pavilion, Rushmere Close.

Clerk:  Mrs Julie Summerfield, 12 Station Road, Bow Brickhill
Tel 01908 645158  Email


Pavilion Fundraising Dance

A dinner dance will take place on Saturday 14 September at the Pavilion, Rushmere Close.  There will be a live band, buffet, a bar and raffle to be held on the night.  The event is for persons of 18 years and over.  Further details of this will be advertised nearer the time throughout the village and in the next Parish News.  If you are able to donate any prizes for the raffle or able to help in any other way please contact Sue or Andy Malleson or the Parish Clerk.


Fourteen year old Lauren is looking for local babysitting jobs.  Charges 4 an hour and has experiences.  If interested call 01908 647124.

Bedfordshire Lace Ladies Morris

Those members of Bedfordshire Ladies Morris side not on holiday will be dancing at The Wheatsheaf on Tuesday 20 August at 8.15 pm.  (Hopefully Tony will have us back again next year when we will field a full side.  This is very much a last minute arrangement but we promise an evening of lively music, smiling faces and an opportunity for villagers to see that ladies dance morris too!)

Youth on Show

Youth on Show started the summer with family barbecue.  The weather held out and clashing with the World Cup final didn't put many people off!  A special thank you to Julie Summerfield and Mums and Tots for the loan of their ball pool, along with a hired bouncy castle our big kids had a great time.

We start back on Tuesday 10th September at the Pavilion 6 pm - 8 pm hopefully allowing time for everyone to settle back to school.  Details from heather 01908 585245 or Mary 01908 647003.

How to you feel about the Shanks proposal?  Have you written to the council?

The planning application proposes an integrated waste management facility, which would include facilities for materials recovery, composting, other biological treatment, energy recovery, research and development and continued landfill and associated clay working; new road access connecting to the Stoke Hammond bypass, road entrance area including visitor centre, office and parking and new rail access and rail reception area comprising rail spur from Bletchley to Oxford line, rail sidings and container loading, unloading and storage.

The main development area is 22 hectares but the application site extends to 155 hectares as the final site contours of the landfill site would be revised to leave the area of waste management facility untipped.

The proposed largest parts of the development would consist of the Bio Materials Recycling Facility buildings, which are each 21 metres high and cover a toral area of 28,350 square metres and the Fluid Bed Energy Facility which would be 63 metres high, covering an area of 8,380 square metres and include two stacks which would be 105 metres high.

The facility would process approximately 1 million tonnes of waste per year of which 10% would be landfilled.  As the rate of landfill will be slower as a consequence of the processing, the application proposed to extend the life of the tipping site to 25 years.  The non-technical summary can be seen in full on Shanks Wastes Services Ltd web site.

Members of the public may obtain copies of the environmental statement from Shanks Waste Services Ltd, Dunedin House, Auckland park, Mount Farm, Milton Keynes MK1 1BU, tel. 01908 650650 so long as stocks last at a charge of 100.00.

Representations would be made to the Head of Planning and Transport, PO Box No 125, Civic Offices, 1 Saxon Gate East, Central Milton Keynes MK9 3ZJ or email:

The Bow Brickhill Club

On Tuesday July 2nd the Bow Brickhill Club spent an interesting and exciting day in London.  Driven to the Jubilee Gardens, we walked a short distance to the boarding gate, from where we "took flight" on the London Eye.  This was an amazing experience and something we shall not forget.  After our descent we were taken to a typical London fish and chip restaurant where we enjoyed an excellent lunch.  Following lunch we were driven through the city on a one and half hour sightseeing tour.  We arrived back in Bow Brickhill at 5.30 pm.

Our next meeting will be in the Pavilion at 2 pm on Tuesday 6th August when Mrs Muriel Smith will be talking to us of her experiences "Upstairs and Downstairs" in domestic service.  This will be a very interesting afternoon and we look forward to seeing all our members both old and new.

Mobile Library

By the war memorial from 11 - 11.15 on the following Fridays:  9th August and 23rd August.


Red Bins - Weds 14th August, 28th August
Blue Bins - Weds 7th August, 21st August

Bow Brickhill Friends of the School

The school fete was a success and raised 900 towards the library extension.  By the close of school we had already received a couple of replies from people who had found balloons launched in the Balloon Race.  One farmer  had found 25 Balloons all together in his field in Colchester less than four hours after the event and another lone balloon had made it to Suffolk. We look forward to finding out where the rest ended up.


Appeal for help

We are hoping that a new vicar will join the parish sometime between September and Easter.  it would be encouraging for the prospective candidates to see a well kept church and churchyard.  With this in mind we appeal for help from people to:  cut the grass on an occasional basis, maintain the graveyard, improve the electrical circuits in the church.  (It is not necessary to be a qualified electrician as there are other associated tasks to be done.)

The church is there for us in all the village including use for many special occasions such as baptisms, but needs maintenance, as does any property.  

If you feel you can help please could you contact the Church Wardens via the editor (details at the bottom of this page).

Fellowship Group

There will be no August meeting of the Fellowship Group.  We will meet again on Wednesday 11 September at 8 pm in the Church Hall.  Come along and enjoy both physical and spiritual refreshment!  Newcomers welcome.:)

Sunday School

The next meeting of Sunday School will not take place until September 29th at 11 am in the Church Hall.  We would like to thank Tanya who started Sunday School over three years ago and who has worked tirelessly to keep it going.  Tanya has stepped down from this role due to family responsibilities.  There will be a meeting of all interested parents to plan future programmes in early September.  If you would like to come to this give Georgy or Rosemary a ring on 01908 372626 or 370811.

Church Rotas

  Readers Flowers Cleaners
4 August Mrs D Woldron Mrs A Coockson Mrs L Drabble
11 August Miss J West
Mrs K Landes
18 August Mr A Malleson
Mrs J Varney
Miss J West Mr J Wales
25 August Mr A Wilkins
Mr J Wales

Services July 2002

Bow Brickhill - All Saints
4th August:  11.00 Family Service
11th August:  11.00 Holy Communion
18th August:  6.00 Evensong
25th August:  8.00 am Holy Communion

Great Brickhill St Mary The Virgin
4th August: 9.30 Holy Communion
11 August: 9.30 Family Communion 6.00 Evensong
18 August: 9.30 Holy Communion
25th August: 9.30 Parish Communion

Little Brickhill - St Mary Magdalene
4th August: No Service
11th August: 11.00 Matins
18th August: 11.00 Family Communion
25th August: 11.00 Holy Communion

Cottesloe Training Programme

The Cottesloe Training programme offers opportunities for Christian learning and development in North Bucks.  Anyone who is interested is welcome to attend the workshops which are held in various places around the district.  below are brief details of the autumn programme.  If you would like further information please call 01525 375109 or email

Music for small congregations:  Monday 30th September 8 - 9.30 pm at Mursley lead by Arthur Christian.

"I am with you always" - Thursday 3rd october 10 am - 3 pm, Cublington.  A Quiet Day led by Sister Hazel.

Meeting People of Other Faiths: Tuesday 15th, 22nd and 29 October and 5th November, 8 - 9.30 pm Winslow, led by Norman Critchell.

The Bible the Old Testament:  Tuesday 24th September, 1st, 8th and 15th, 22nd October 7.15 pm to 9.30 pm, Wing led by Revd Peter Ballantine.

The Eucharist:  Tuesday 12th, 19th, 26th November, 3rd, 10th December 7.15 pm - 9.30 pm, Winslow led by Revd Phillip Tovery.

The Bucking Deanery Certificate

The Buckingham Deanery also runs the following courses for church members who wish to help lead worship.  These are open to all who are interested and it is not necessary to attend all sessions.  Bookings for these events should be made through Alison Dobbie at the Cottesloe office.

Leading Morning & Evening Prayer
Sat 21st September 10 am - 12.30 pm Padbury Church.

What shall we do about the sermon slot?
Sat 21st September 1.30 - 4 pm Padbury Church.

What is Worship?
Tues 8th October 8 pm - 9.30 pm Padbury Church.

Speaking and Reading in Church
Sat 9th November 10 am - 12.30 pm Padbury Church.

Leading Intercessions
Sat 9th November 1.30 pm - 4 pm Padbury Church

Designing and Leading Informal Services
Sat 30th November 10 am - 4 pm Padbury Church.

Copy deadline We welcome your news for the next edition. Please deliver contributions by August 19th to Tim Holden, 31 Greenways, Bow Brickhill, tel 372626 or email

The Bow Brickhill newsletter is published and produced by All Saints Church, Bow Brickhill, supported by voluntary donations.

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