EXTRACTS FROM THE
A total of £282 was raised for the church. Thanks
to everyone who took part collecting, singing or providing the much
needed sustenance afterwards.
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 - time 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.
Many of you will have noticed the complete replacement
of the wooden shingles on the Church Hall Roof. This skilled work
was carried out by Colin Carter from Lincolnshire. He is one of
very few craftsmen still carrying out this kind of work. The wood
is cedar and comes from renewable sources in British Columbia, Canada.
It is guaranteed for 50 years and should last 70. See
Bow Brickhill Expansion Proposals - see separate
Bow Brickhill Club -
The December meeting of the club was held in the form of
a Christmas lunch at The Wheatsheaf and was attended by thirty-two
members. Unfortunately four of our members were unable to attend,
due to illness. However, Babs, our ever-resourceful landlady,
arranged for the lunches to be delivered to our members' homes, thus
providing a Christmas lunch for everyone. Once again Rosemary and
Shirley, with the generosity of many of our memebrs, organised yet
another amazingly successful raffle, which concluded a very happy
The year 2001 took off to a flying start with a well
attended meeting, despite many of our members being laid low with
coughs, colds and seasonal ailments. We hope they are all now well
on the way to recovery. Sparkling wine and canapes were consumed
to welcome the new year and, after a quiz and raffle, Betty organised
half an hour of bingo to round off a very happy afternoon.
Our next meeting will be at the Pavilion on Tuesday 6
February at 2 pm, when we can promise an entertaining and surprising
Bow Brickhill Women's Institute
The next meeting will be at the Pavilion at 7.30 pm on
Thursday 15 February. Mrs Tomes will talk about 'Lingerie Through
the Ages'. The competition will be for some embroidery.
The mobile library will be in the village by the War
Memorial on Friday 9 February from 11 am to 11.15 am. Not the
change of time.
Recycling Calendar for February
Blue weeks Wednesday 7th and 21st
Red weeks Wednesday 14th and 28th
At The Wheatsheaf
Saturday 10 February - 'Jan's Karaoke'
Saturday 24 February - 'Eddie R'
Parish Council Vacancies
There is a vacancy for a Parish Councillor. The
position is voluntary and requires that the applicant is able to attend
the monthly meeting of the Council. If you have an interest in the
village and would like to become involved, please telephone 01908 375151
or 01908 370904.
The Parish Council also require a Parish Clerk/Financial
Officer. Applicants must be able to work under their own
initiative, be conversant with taking minutes of meetings and have
accountancy skills (would be responsible for keeping Parish Council
accounts and Pavilion accounts). Hours are variable and salary
will be in line with Bucks Association of Local Councils and Society of
Local Council Clerks. For further details telephone 01908 375151.
The lighting of Bow Brickhill church tower over the
Christmas period was once again carried out and many residents commented
to the Parish Council on its festive and significant meaning at this
time of year, along with the decoration of the village Christmas tree.
The Parish Council would like to make aware to all
residents that vandalism over the Christmas period affected many homes.
This included having lights and decorations destroyed and stolen from
gardens. The village tree on the green was also targeted, along
with broken windows to the Pavilion and residents' cars being
deliberately scratched. We would ask all residents to be vigilant.
Repairs caused by vandalism are costing the Council a lot of money and
cannot be allowed to continue. The police have been informed.
The failure to empty the bog bins provided throughout
the village by Milton Keynes Council has been reported on several
occasions and it is still constantly pursued by the Parish Council.
We hope the incompetence of their service will not deter our residents
from their cooperation and hope this matter will be resolved quickly.
As promised, following the introduction last year of 30
mph restriction and road signage to the village, the police have
increased their speed control visits, which we hope will make some
difference to our traffic problem.
School Signs, Church Road
The request from the Parish Council for 'slow' and
'school' signs to the Church Hall, Church Road has been accepted by
Milton Keynes Council. These should be erected at the top and
bottom of Church Road within the next two months with 'slow' printed on
the road below the signs. This should slow the traffic down,
making a safer road for the children using the Church Hall.
The planning application for the lighting to the
Pavilion Car Park has been accepted by the Milton Keynes Council and the
erection of four lamp columns will take place as soon as possible, to
provide lighting for people using the Pavilion facilities.
The Parish Council has purchased 2,500 daffodil bulbs
which have been planted around the village. Our thanks go to Mr
Reg Varney who helped the Councillors, Paul Bowdler and Duncan
Summerfield, to plant the bulbs. It is hoped the bulbs will help
to brighten up the village come the spring.
Parish Council Meetings
A reminder to all residents that all Parish Council
meetings are open to the public and any views can be put forward by
parish residents during the public 10 minutes.
Agenda of Meetings
The agenda of each monthly meeting will be placed on the
notice board by the Village Green/War Memorial.
Minutes of Meetings
The minutes of Parish Council Meetings are available to
parish residents if required.
Next Parish Council Meeting will be held on Thursday 8
February at 7.30 pm in the Pavilion, Rushmere Close.
Thanks from a Special Lady
Mrs Lilian Martha Bone of 86 Station Road would like to
thank villagers for their warm congratulations and sincere best wishes
on the occasion of her 100th birthday.
Items for the next edition of the newsletter should
reach Norman Causer - 14 Downs View, Bow Brickhill - by Friday 16
February Tel 01908 372884.
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