EXTRACTS FROM THE
Church Autumn Bazaar
The Autumn Bazaar once again was a very successful event
and although not quite as many attended as last year, in spite of the
mention on Horizon Radio, the final amount raised was £974, which will
go towards the church's required annual income. Many thanks to all
the stall holders and those involved for all their hard work, and for
the continued support of all those who came along.
Shirley and Mike would like thank
all who donated prizes towards the raffle. Unclaimed prizes for
the adult raffle are: Blue 404, 131, 186, 394 and 15, Pink 748,
Green 604. Children's raffle unclaimed prizes: Blue 895, 879, 859,
860, 891, 885, 882. Please call Shirley or Mike on 649223.
Church Kneeler Project
At last month's Family Service on All Saints' Sunday
many of those who have sponsored or made new kneelers came along to see
their kneeler dedicated. We now have 65 new kneelers, with over 45
already in place at the church. Although this was a millennium
project, it is ongoing and if you would like to be involved (or have
someone else make one on your behalf), it is not too late, so please
contact Kay Leeming on 372032 for more information.
Found in the new churchyard - a pair of reading
glasses have been found in the new graveyard. Please call at
Driveside or telephone the churchwarden on 372032.
Church Flowers and Cleaning
We are in desperate need of more people to join the
flower and cleaning rota - particular cleaners. If you are able to
spare an hour 2-4 times a year, please call Kay on 372032.
Carol singing will take place on Tuesday 19 and Thursday
21 December starting at the War Memorial at 6.45 pm. As always,
singers and collectors are needed and offers of hospitality are
requested. If you can offer a drink and snack to around 20 carol
singers on either day, please contact Sue Malleson email@example.com
An opportunity for informal fellowship - start the year
with a fresh approach to Christianity! For an hour and a half on
the first and third Wednesdays of the month join the Sunday School team
from the church to talk about our faith and pray for our parish during
this period of change. The venue: The Church Hall. The time:
8 pm. This is an open meeting, taking place after discussion with
Stephen and the churchwardens. For further information, please
call Rosemary Clarke on 370811.
The Mobile Library will be in the village by the War
Memorial on Friday 1st, 15th and 29th December and on Friday 12th and
26th January 2001.
School Christmas Bazaar
The school will be holding a Christmas Bazaar in the
Pavilion on Saturday 2 December. There will be a variety of stalls
with something for everyone, including a Father Christmas Grotto.
The Bazaar will be open from 2 pm to 4 pm.
The Bow Brickhill Club
Another successful meeting was held on 7 November in the
Pavilion when Mr Bill Billings gave a talk on 'Comics and Annuals of
1930s and 40s'. This subject brought about lively discussion and
brought back many very happy memories. Bill brought his talk to a
close by reading some of his poems.
Our meeting was enhanced by the visit of four lades from
the 'Clutch Club' who are recording village events and memorabilia.
Photographs were taken and old records and photographs scanned.
The Club thanked the 'Clutch Club' for their generous donation of
savoury refreshments. Our thanks also to Mrs Ruth Bromfield, who
made and donated a delicious fruit cake. What a feast!
We had a record number of raffle prizes at this meeting
and with their usual skill, Rosemary and Shirley raised the total of £34.
The meeting closed at 4 pm. Just a reminder to all members - the
next meeting will be our Christmas Lunch at The Wheatsheaf on Tuesday 5
December at 1 pm.
Recycling Calendar for December
Red Week - Wednesday 6 December, Blue Week - Wednesday
13 December. It has not been finalised yet, but Christmas/New Year
period is likely to be: Red Week - Thursday 28 December, Blue Week -
Thursday 4 January, Red Week - Wednesday 10th and 24th January, Blue
Weeks - Wednesday 17th, 24th and 31st January. Check with The
Citizen or December's Messenger.
Bow Brickhill WI
The next meeting will be at the Pavilion at 7.30 pm on
Thursday 14 December. There will be a flower demonstration based
on Christmas Cards. Four will be available as raffle prizes.
Youth on Show
Rehearsals for 'A Good Knights' Work' are progressing
well, with the cast really getting to grips with this humorous, yet
exciting show. A big thank you to all who responded to our 'we
need' appeal. We are particularly grateful to Mrs B Causer
(material), Mrs W Mills (costumes), Mrs J Varney (knitted armour), and
Mr B Goode (special effect knitted armour, complete with arrow holes!)
We are still in need of grey material and wool, black jumpers, T-shirts
and trousers, braid and cord, wellington boots and large size socks.
Any contributions will be gratefully accepted. Telephone Elaine on
642827 or Mary on 647003.
We would like to take this opportunity to thank you for
your continued support and to wish each and every one of you a Very
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.
From Norman Causer
It is with regret that I have resigned as chairman of
the Parish Council. I had hoped to continue in office until the
end of the council year, but circumstances have made this no longer
possible. I would like to take this opportunity to thank Parish
Councillors, past and present for their support and the Parish Clerk,
Brenda Toombs, for the hard work and expertise she has brought to this
office. I would also like to thank Councillors David Hopkins and
Paul White for the help they have given and are giving to the parish.
Finally I wish to thank all the villagers who have supported the Council
through some difficult years.
A Special Birthday Tribute to a Special Lady
On the 13 December Mrs Lillian Martha Bone of 86 Station
Road celebrates her 100th birthday. To contemplate a life that
encompasses an entire century, virtually all the 20th century, is quite
breathtaking, especially when one considers the events and achievements
of that period. We all wish to extend our warmest congratulations
and sincere best wishes to Mrs Bone.
There will be no Council meeting in December. The
next meeting will be 11 January 2001 at 7.30 pm in the Pavilion,
There is a vacancy on the Parish Council. Should
anyone wish to become a candidate for this office, please contact the
Parish Clerk, Collingwood, 3 Station Road, Bow Brickhill, tel 01908
Notice: In accordance with
the Local Elections (Parish & Communities) Rule 1986 an election
will be held if within 14 days of the date hereof, notice in writing
requesting such an election is given by ten (10) electors for the Parish
to: Howard I Miller, Chief Executive Officer, Milton Keynes Council,
Civic Offices, 1 Saxon Gate East, Central Milton Keynes. In the
event of no request for an election being received, the vacancy shall be
filled by the Parish Council. Dated this 1st day of December 200.
From Councillor David Hopkins
The Local Plan Deposit stage resulted in over 3000
submissions from across the Borough, commenting for and against areas
included in the plan and putting forward proposals for a plethora of
sites across the Borough. That was what the Deposit stage was
intended to achieve and the resulting submission will take the Borough
until well into the new year to assess.
None of these submissions have any more validity than
any other. They are not planning applications nor do they have
planning status but they reflect the results of consultation - and that
has been the purpose of the Local Plan up to this stage.
What happens now? Well, the comments will be
assessed by the Local Plan Sub Committee. That will take some time
and will result in yet another deposit stage and that in turn will
inevitably lead to a Public Enquiry. The Local Plan will finally
be adopted sometime late in 2003. I will, as I have always done,
keep you informed at all stags.
Can I take this opportunity of thanking your hard
working Parish Councillors, the Clerk and all those who give their time
to serve the village. Councillor Norman Causer has decided, after
a number of years of dedicated service as Chairman, to pass on the
mantle. These have been often turbulent times in Bow Brickhill and
Norman has never given any less than his all in seeing fairness, honesty
and the interests of the majority well served.
Brenda Toombs is the hardest working and most dedicated
Parish Clerk I have had the pleasure to work with. She has served
the village exceptionally well for a very many years and she will be
Finally, can I wish every Bow Brickhill resident a very
Happy Christmas and a peaceful 2001. Where does the time go!
Items for the next edition of the newsletter should
reach Norman Causer - 14 Downs View, Bow Brickhill - by Friday 19
January Tel 01908 372884.
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