PARISH COUNCIL NEWS
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
Tel 01908 645158 Email email@example.com
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
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
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: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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
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).
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.:)
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
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||Miss J West
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||Mr A Malleson
Mrs J Varney
|Miss J West
||Mr J Wales
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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 email@example.com.
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
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
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.
Sat 9th November 1.30 pm - 4 pm Padbury Church
Designing and Leading Informal Services
Sat 30th November 10 am - 4 pm Padbury Church.
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deliver contributions by August 19th to Tim Holden,
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