BOW BRICKHILL PARISH
NEWS - FEBRUARY 2002
PARISH COUNCIL NEWS
LIGHTING - Again this year the Church spire was illuminated and a
Christmas tree placed on the Village Green. As a result of much positive
feedback from the residents we shall aim to continue this in
TRAFFIC PARKING ISSUES – Bow Brickhill Parish Council would
like to thank all the residents that have taken the time to attend the
past two meetings and enable us to move forward with proposals to reduce
this continuous and ongoing problem. We would also like to thank Newport
Pagnell Police and Bow Brickhill First School for their support. A
letter of proposals has been sent to Milton Keynes Borough Council and
we shall keep you up to date with the response.
CALMING - At the moment these proposals are with Milton Keynes
Borough Council and we are waiting for feedback.
LIGHTING - As many residents may have noticed over the past month
all the old lanterns have been replaced, completing the upgrade on the
lighting throughout the
Village. The bulbs have also been changed from pink to white bulbs in
line with our rural lighting policy.
PAVILION INTERNAL DECORATING - Following the external decorating
of the Pavilion last year, it is felt that the internal should now be
addressed. In light of this if you are a Professional Decorator and are
interested in submitting a quote to conduct the work please contact the
Parish Clerk for a specification. It is aimed to close the Pavilion week
commencing April 1st for this to be carried out. Any quotes will need to
be with the Parish Clerk no later than Tuesday 12th February.
WATERWAYS PUBLIC MEETING – A flyer has been sent to all
residents to invite you to attend a Public Meeting with the Waterway
Trust in light of the canal proposals. This is to be held on Thursday
24th January at the Pavilion,Rushmere Close, 7:30pm – Please attend.
JUBILEE MEETING – All groups within the Village and residents have
been asked to attend a meeting to organise an event for this special
occasion.The meeting will take place on Wednesday 30th January at the
Pavilion, Rushmere Close, 7:30pm.
OF NEXT MEETING - The next Parish Council meeting will be held on
Thursday 14th February 2002, at 7:30pm in the Pavilion, Rushmere Close.
If there are matters that may need investigating prior to the meeting
could these be forwarded to the Parish Clerk. Any other issue that is of
a shorter nature will be resolved if possible during meeting. Clerk :
Mrs Julie Summerfield, 12 Station Road, Bow Brickhill.Tel: 01908 645158,
REPORT FROM COUNCILLOR DAVID HOPKINS
There has been much debate around the continuing parking problems in
the village. Especially off road parking on pavements and verges and
those parents dropping off and collecting pupils from the village
school. I was interested to hear the advice given by Sgt Johnson from
Thames Valley Police at the Parish Council meeting on Thursday January
10th I noted all the suggestions made and have forwarded these on to the
Council Highways Officers for their observations and comments.
Whilst the speed reduction from 40 to 30 mph has had a very measurable
and beneficial impact upon road safety in the village, it is only the
start of what I hope will be a more holistic package dealing with the
whole of the village, including Church Road. Many of you were good
enough to forward your suggestions to Trevor Dove at MK Council
following the recent circular I forwarded on the Boroughs Parish Road
Safety Policy. However, I am now preparing a more complete questionnaire
specific to the village which I hope to circulate in early February and
that you will be able to get some time to complete and forward direct to
the highways management officers at the Council.
Application - London End Lane
The Borough has received an application to build 5 terraced
dwellings with a mixture of 3 & 4 bedrooms on land at London End
Lane, Bow Brickhill. If you require a copy of the application it is
available for public inspection at Milton Keynes Council Offices, Civic
Offices, 1 Saxon Gate East, Central Milton Keynes. If you are writing
regarding the application please quote reference MK/0l/002006 on any
correspondence. The Planning Officer dealing is Alan Mills who can be
contacted on 01908 252412.
Hopkins, 80 Walton Road, Wavendon,Milton Keynes MKI7 8LW Tel 01908
is the Danesborough Ward Councillor on Milton Keynes Council
Brickhill Church will be holding the Open Gardens fundraising weekend on
June 15/16. There are some lovely gardens in Bow Brickhill, large and
small, so please don't be shy and put yourself forward now. This is
advanced warning so that any preparation can start early. If you are
willing to participate please contact Kay on 372032.
family of the late Reg Goodger would like to thank everyone for
their kind messages of sympathy, support, and donations for Pagnell
Grange Nursing Home, after their recent sad loss.
- Ladies bike with gears, good condition. £30.00 o.n.o. If
interested pleased phone Wendy Mills, Tel No. 374745.Proceeds to church
from Val and Howard Wright
We have moved into Woburn Sands but it's not goodbye to all our
friends as we hope to see you in the Sands. We have lived here for 31
years; it's a great place for families. When we first came the cows were
still walking daily upStation Road to Poplar Farm for milking. We were
involved with the first playgroup in the Church Hall, and as the playing
field and village hall came into being, and of course, our children
remember happy times at the village school. I was involved with the
Parish Council for a few years..... And now our grandchildren enjoy the
village. We shall no doubt see some of you when we take them in the
woods with the dog!
Val and Howard Wright
Mrs Selby-Lowndes wishes to thank everyone for the lovely cards and
tributes at the sad loss of her dear mother, at the wonderful age of
101. "Granny", as she was called, will be sadly missed by us
all. Special thanks to all who came to her funeral service and gave
donations to the Leukaemia Research Fund, to Rev Graham Bradshaw who
conducted a lovely service and to Barbara who played the organ so
ALL SAINTS CHURCH
3 11.00 Family Service Mrs H Coghill
Feb 10 11.00 Holy Communion Mr N Causer, Mrs B Goodger
Feb 17 11.00 Matins Mr or Mrs T.Holden, Mr J Wales
Feb 24 8.00 Holy Communion Mr A Wilkins, Mrs A Duff
Mar 3 11.00 Family Service Mrs P Wilby
Mar 10 11.00 Holy Communion Miss J West, Mrs J Varney
Mar 17 11.00 Matins Mrs D Waldron, Mr S Leeming
Mar 24 8.00 Holy Communion Mr A Wilkins, Mr or Mrs T.Holden
& Cleaning Rota
3: (F) D Kesterton, (C) A Duff
Feb 17: Lent, (C)cJ Lousada
March 3: Lent, (C) B Toombs
March 17: Lent, (C) J Harper
March 31: East Service at Great Brickhill
Services February 2002
Bow Brickhill - All Saints
3rd February:11.00 Family Service
10th February:11.00 Holy Communion
17th February:11.00 Matins
24th February: 8.00 Holy Communion
Brickhill - St Mary The Virgin
3rd February:9.30 Holy Communion
10th February:9.30 Family Service 6.00 Evensong
17th February:9.30 Holy Communion
24th February: 9.30 Parish Communion
Little Brickhill - St Mary Magdalene
3rd February: No service
10th February: 11.00 Matins
17th February: 11.00 Family Service
24th February: 8.00 Holy Communion
Brickhill - St Mary Magadalene
3rd February: No Service
10th February: 11.00 Matins
17th February: 11.00 Family Service
24 February: 8.00 Holy Communion
Services March 2002
Bow Brickhill - All Saints
3rd March: 11.00 Family Communion
10th March:11.00 Holy Communion
17th March: 11.00 Matins
24th March: 8.00 Holy Communion
31st March:at Great Brickhill
Brickhill - St Mary The Virgin
3rd March:9.30 Holy Communion
10th March:9.30 Family Communion 6.00 Evensong
17th March:9.30 Holy Communion
24th March: 9.30 Parish Communion
31st March: 11.00 Benefice Easter Communion
Brickhill - St Mary Magdalene
3rd March: No Service
10th March: 11.00 Matins
17th March: 11.00 Family Communion
24th March: 11.00 Holy Communion
31st March: at Great Brickhill
of you will be aware that the Reverend Stephen Toze has left the
Brickhills to take up a new post in Bedfordshire. This means that for
some months, until a successor is appointed, our communion services will
be led by visiting clergy from the local area. We are continuing to hold
services as normal and ask you to support us as much as possible in the
coming months.Enquiries about the church and services can be directed to
the wardens who will do their best to help. Wardens John Wales 373907
Stuart Leeming 372032
Sunday School continues to meet on the last Sunday of each month, in
the Church Hall at 11am. We have anywhere between 6 and 20 children
attending and sessions are great fun. This year we have decided to link
the Sunday school themes to the readings at the Family Service which is
always the week following Sunday School.
will find a list of the themes for the year below. We welcome all
children whether they are regular church goers or not.
SUNDAY SCHOOL PROGRAMME
26th - Worrying
February 24th – Mothers (preparing for the Mothering Sunday service on
March 29th Good Friday - Easter Extra 11.00-13.00 in Church Hall
April 27th - Thinking of others
May 26th - Jubilee Party
June 30th - 'You don't need to be big'
July 28th - Miracles
August - No Sunday school
September29th - Harvest and Giving
October 27th - Saints (meet at the church)
November 24th - Advent
December 1st - Advent and Christmas Sunday school in the church
11.00-12.00 followed by a short service in church 12.00- 12.30
Bone, Reg Goodger
We are very fortunate to have fresh arrangements of flowers in our
church at all times through the year thanks to our volunteers and to
help towards the cost of these at festival times a box is to be placed
in the church for donations.
This is on March 10th and we will be having a Mothering Sunday service
in the church at 11.00 a.m. All are welcome.
Applications for enrolment on the church electoral roll are
invited.If you wish to be on the electoral role this year, please
collect a form from the church or contact Mr J R Wales on 01908 373907
This application must be submitted by 1st March 2002.
BOOT SALE IN AID OF CHURCH FUNDS
Remaining bric-a-brac from the Autumn Bazaar has been sold very
successfully at two Car Boot sales raising over an extra £100 for
Church Funds. I would like to raise more funds this way but need things
to sell so would welcome donations of unwanted household items,
presents, etc. Please get in touch if you can help. Many thanks. Wendy
Mills - Tel 374735.
February sees the start of Lent. This is traditionally a time for
reflection and renewal in preparation for Easter. May the following
Celtic prayers and blessings encourage and inspire you at this time.
the raindrops fall lightly on your brow
May the soft winds freshen your spirit.
May the sunshine brighten your heart.
May the burdens of the day rest lightly upon you.
And may God enfold you in the mantle of love.
the roads rise to meet you,
May the wind be always on your back,
May the sun shine warm upon your face,
The rains fall soft upon your fields,
And until we meet again,
May God hold you in the hollow of His hand
our eyes to your presence
Open our minds to your grace
Open our lips to your praises.
As the rain hides the stars,
As the Autumn mist hides the hills,
As the clouds veil the blue of the sky,
so the dark happenings of my lot
hide the shining of thy face from me.
Yet if I may hold thy hand in the darkness
It is enough....
Since I know that though I may stumble in my going,
Thou dost not fall.
peace of the Running Wave to you.
Deep peace of the Flowing Air to you.
Deep peace of the Quiet Earth to you.
Deep peace of the Shining Stars to you.
Deep peace of the Son of Peace to you.
The recipe below has never failed me. A heavy pan that distributes
the heat evenly helps too.
4oz (125g) Flour
Half a pint (275ml) Milk
Put flour in a bowl, beat egg separately. Gradually add in milk and egg
stirring all the time to break up lumps. Heat the pan, use as little oil
as possible (hardly any in a non-stick pan). Ladle in small amount of
mixture and swirl around to distribute. Let the bottom cook before
attempting to turn. Cook briefly on the second side and serve.
Many thanks to all who purchased from the Christmas Webb Ivory
catalogue. The profit was £53.62 which has been donated to Church
Funds. I now have the Spring catalogue - please ring me if you would
like to see it. Diana Kesterton - Tel 372434.
PARENT & TODDLER GROUP
group have enjoyed a fun packed and busy Christmas with parties and
fundraising activities. We would like to thank Bow Brickhill First
School for a space at the Christmas Fete and everyone who visited our
stall. The duck catching was a great success with the funds raised being
put towards new toys for the group. This year at the Christmas Party
children enjoyed the soft play and a ball pit, toys and home area (from
the Toy Library), craft activity, party food and a very special visit
from Father Christmas (who we would also like to thank). For the adults
we also had mulled wine with cake and a very successful raffle covering
the costs of the event. The prizes were kindly donated by members of the
group and McDonalds. As a result of hard work from our young budding
artists: Benjamin Summerfield, Charlie Knights, Nicholas Breslin,
Thomas and Lucy Kane.
We have won second prize in the (PSLA) Toy Library design a poster
competition. Winning a years membership.- Well done.
a Planning Meeting and AGM due in January we are hoping to arrange some
fun activities for children and parents in the coming months. If anyone
is interested in joining us
at Toddlers we meet on a Thursday from 1:30 - 3:30 pm at the Pavilion,
Rushmere Close, Bow Brickhill. Children from birth to School age are
welcome. We look forward to seeing you.
AND THE BEDFORD TO MILTON KEYNES CANAL PROPOSAL
Prerserve Bow Brickhill (PBB) is not adverse in principle to a rural
canal through Bow Brickhill if it were to form an extension of the
Milton Keynes linear park and the railway wild life corridor.
However the presentation by British Waterways of Bedford & Milton
Keynes Summary of the outline feasibility study for a new canal for the
21st century dated 2001, states that substantial construction is
intended along the canal's length: waterside, housing,
restaurants, hotels, offices, shops, sporting facilities and
PBB exists to protect the village from inappropriate development and
therefore opposes the current proposal routed through Bow Brickhill.
Rehearsals continue apace for our next production " A Ghost of
a Smile", scheduled to
be performed before Easter. Watch this space for details. Thank you for
all the white sheets we have been given. We'll soon have more in stock
than Marks & Spencer!! If you would like to know more about Youth on
Show contact: Heather 661389 or 07940 435033 or Mary 647003, firstname.lastname@example.org.
During January there were two sightings of a man acting
suspiciously. One occurrence was in London End Lane and the other in
Church Road, and both were late on frosty moonlit nights. Neighbourhood
Watch is also operating via email - so if you have internet access and
want to be included, please send an email to email@example.com.
Recent postings are also shown on www.bowbrickhill.com
under Neighbourhood Watch.
Tread the Boards Theatre Group presents Pinocchio at Wavendon
Community Centre on Thursday 14th and Friday 15 February at 7.45 pm and
Saturday 16 February at 2.45 pm and 7.45 pm. This small group of amateur
thespians always puts on a very good show and Pinocchio is an
entertainment for all the family. Tickets: Adult 4.50 pm,Children and
Senior Citizens £3.50, or family ticket (2 adults, 2 children) £13,telephone
01908 582080, email firstname.lastname@example.org
or contact The Stables booking office.
Brickhill Show 2001 Photographs
There is a very nice album of photographs from last year's show
circulating the village. If you would like to look at it please contact
Mary Preen 647003 or
We had a good year of fundraising last year and we are very grateful
to everyone who has helped us with this. However we still need another
£4000 to allow the library building to go ahead. Any ideas about how to
raise this would be most welcme. We are particularly interested in
finding company sponsors. The dates of the main events for this school
year have been set and will be: Friday Mar 15th - Auction of Promises,
Saturday July 6th - Summer Fete, Saturday November 2nd - Fireworks,
Saturday 7th December – Christmas Bazaar (to be confirmed). Anyone
from the village or the wider district is welcome to join the Friends of
the School. If you would like more details contact Georgy on
Red Bins, Wednesdays Feb 5th, 19th
Blue Bins, Wednesdays Feb 12th, 26th
BOW BRICKHILL CLUB
The festive season certainly kept its promise for the club,
commencing on Tuesday December 4th, when our Christmas lunch at
Splinters restaurant was enjoyed by thirty members. This was followed by
a very generous buffet donated by Pauline and Tony at the Wheatsheaf on
December 18th, only to be followed by our New Year party on January 1st
2002. Our next meeting will be in The Pavilion at 2.OOpm on Tuesday
February 5th. The club would like to take this opportunity to wish all
residents of Bow Brickhill a very happy New Year.
By the War Memorial from 11 -11.15 am on the following Fridays: Feb