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Golden Jubliee Celebrations

Bow Brickhill Parish Council would like to thank all members of the Jubilee Sub-Committee for their dedication, hard work and commitment in arranging a very successful fun day for all the family on Sunday June 9th. In particular we would like to thank Pat Pullinger as Chair and Cathy Kitchener as Secretary of the Sub-committee. Despite the weather the fun day attracted many local residents and their families who enjoyed the event and a great time was had by all.
Jubliee Mugs

Would parents who have reserved commemorative mugs for their children that were not able to attend the event please contact the Parish Clerk to arrange collection of the mugs. There are still a few mugs for sale at a price of £3.00 each if anyone would still like to purchase these please also contact the Parish Clerk.

Parking on Verges

The Parish Council again request that residents do not park vehicles on the grass verges as this still seems to be an ongoing problem and complaints are still being received.

Code of Conduct

Bow Brickhill Parish Council have adopted the Code Of Conduct which includes a register of interests. The register will be held at the Civic Offices, 1 Saxon Gate East, Central, Milton Keynes. This information is open to view by residents upon contacting the head of Legal and Property Services.

Date of Next Meeting

The next Parish Council meeting is to be held on Thursday 11th July 2002.  Clerk: Mrs Julie Summerfield, 12 Station Road, Bow Brickhill.  Tel 01908 645158. Email

Jubilee Raffle

Unclaimed tickets. Search your pockets and purses, the following prize winning tickets remain unclaimed:
Yellow 534
Yellow 307
Yellow 305
Tel: Mike on 01908 649223
Many thanks also to Charles Wells Brewery, David Lloyd Centre and all the people who donated raffle prizes.


Golden Jubliee Committee

We would like to thank all local residents and their families who took the extra effort to attend this event despite the heavy rain and made it such a success. It was lovely to see a community gather together in celebration of the Queens Golden Jubilee.

We would also like to thank along with the committee all those people whose hard work enabled the event to go ahead and all the local residents who assisted on the day with the setting up and clearing down of the Pavilion. Many people helped in many ways and especially we would like to thank the following: Mr and Mrs Lloyd for the 5 meter banner advertising the event, Mr and Mrs Tilley for the signage; Amscan/David Butcher for the bunting, plates and medals; Chrissie Loak and Alan Wilkins for judging the children’s poster competition; Rosemary Clarke and Paul Mills for sharing their birthday celebrations with the community and opening the event and judging the fancy dress; Mike and Shirley Parker for the Raffle; Julie Summerfield and Kim Hughes for providing First Aid cover; Keith Goodyer and Duncan Summerfield for providing and fitting the P.A. system; Tim Holden for being Quiz Master; Cathy Kitchener for producing the album of the event, Douglas Loak, Jane Lousada and Odette Holland for their memories of the coronation and Silver Jubilee; WI for the refreshments and hot dogs; Bow Brickhill Club for Security; and all the local groups who put in considerable time and effort in providing presentation boards and performing on stage.

Photographs have been taken of the event and will be available in an album for everyone to enjoy. It is our intention that every participating organisation will have the album for sufficient length of time to enable them to look at and order photographs as they wish. By way of following on from this event the banner and photographs will be available to the School and other organisations to encourage young and old to plan ahead and look at what the next 50 years could bring.

Bow Brickhill WI - Golden Jubliee

Sincere thanks to everyone who gave time to help with the teas, also thanks to everyone who supplied some of the beautiful work for the display. 

Joan Varney - Knitting
Sylvia Fox - Cards and Cross stitch pictures
Pam Schorr - Painting
Cathy Kitchener - Lace.

A team from the W.I. was hastily put together for the Quiz and won the Trophy. So well done everyone. Next meeting:  July 18th Meeting at 7.30pm at the Pavilion. This will be a Show and Tell, evening with treasures and souvenirs from the last 50 years, Strawberries and Cream will be served and a Loyal Toast will be drunk. You are asked to dress for the Occasion


Dress: black tie only.
Entertainment:  a live band followed by a disco.
Champagne reception & canapés, art exhibition - sample some of the work of Milton Keynes art community. Charity auction.

All proceeds will go to Willen Hospice. Lots include:
Hand Carved Rocking Horse 
2002 Pro- Am Programme signed by all Pro's and Ian Botham, Michael Grecco (Beppe out of East enders), Peter Smicheal and various
others + Round of Golf for four at
Body Shop Make over and Gift Set
Theatre Tickets 
Signed Wimbledon FC football 
Lyrics & Poems
1965 - 1999 written by Sir Paul McCartney and signed 
Amber and Gold Ladies ring from Haskells in Woburn Sands 
Hot Air Balloon Ride
Northampton BA Hons Students Modelling 4 items to be auctioned
Plus Much More... 

Transport: limousines can be arranged (with 2 weeks prior notice).
Tickets cost £20 for further. information contact: Barefoot Design - 0870 1211160 from 7 .3 0 pm on Wednesday 3rd July

PBB - Preserve Bow Brickhill

The PBB committee continues to meet regularly and this month we considered the issue of the Shanks incinerator, for which Milton Keynes Council has received a planning application. While the development is not within the village, PBB takes the view that, should it go ahead, it will be extremely detrimental to Bow Brickhill as the village lies directly in line with emissions carried on the prevailing wind. Those who remember when there were brickworks at the Newton Longville site will also recall the fallout that we experienced.

PBB has written to Milton Keynes Council to express its concern. If you would also like to write to express your views the letter should be addressed to:

Head of Planning and Transport,
P.O. Box No. 125, Civic Offices,
1 Saxon Gate East,
Central Milton Keynes,
MK9 3ZJ.

A meeting of Milton Keynes Council's Environment Overview Committee to discuss the Council's waste strategy takes place at Wilton Hall, Bletchley at 7 pm on 25 July where members of the public will be able to express their views.

Thank You

I'd like to say public thank you to Tim and Georgy Holden for producing a splendid newsletter and to all those who contribute to make it possible. It gets better each month and I think it is primarily responsible for keeping Bow Brickhill such a strong and vibrant community.

Similarly thank you too to the Parish Council - all of whom work without any pay - for everything they do to ensure that the village is and remains such a wonderful place to live. Your commitment and hard work is much appreciated. 

Sue Malleson, Bow Brickhill Website

Editor’s comment: Many thanks Sue, we greatly appreciate your efforts maintaining a great website too!

The Bow Brickhill Club

The June meeting of the club was in the form of a luncheon party in celebration of the Queen’s golden Jubilee, and we were delighted to welcome Mr and Mrs David Hopkins as our guests. The excellent lunch, provided by members of the club, was enjoyed by members and guests and the afternoon passed all too quickly. Our next meeting will be on Tuesday July 2nd when we shall be meeting in the Pavilion car park at 9.00am prior to our departure at 9.15am for the London Eye.

Bow Brickhill Friends of the School

School fete this Saturday. Arena events: Fire Engine, Refreshments, Raffle, Tombola Bric-brac, Car racing, Stalls. Admission by lucky programme.

Christian Aid Collection

Many thanks to all those who gave so generously to the Christian Aid Collection this year. The total raised in this village was £293.85 which was £80 more than was raised last year. The total raised in the three Brickhill parishes was £865.48. Particular thanks to the collectors without whom this amount would not have been raised.


Red Bins - Weds July 3, July 17
Blue Bins -  Weds July 10, July 24

Mobile Library

By the War Memorial from 11 - 11.15 am on the following Fridays: July 12th and July 26th.


One of my favourite poets and writers is Rudyard Kipling. Whilst the Jubilee and the World Cup are still in our minds the poem "The Children’s Song" is particularly apt.

Land of our Birth, we pledge to thee
our love and toil in the years to be;
When we are grown and take our place
as men and women with our race.

Father in Heaven who lovest all
Oh help they children when they call
That they may build from age to age
an undefiled heritage.

Teach us to bear the yoke in youth
With steadfastness and careful truth;
That in our time, thy grace may give
the truth whereby the Nations live.

Teach us to rule ourselves alway
Controlled and clearly night and day
That we may bring, if need arise
no maimed or worthless sacrifice.

Teach us to look in all our ends
On Thee for judge and not our friends
That we, with thee, may walk uncowed
By fear or favour of the crowd.

Teach us the strength that cannot seek
by deed or thought to hurt the weak
That under Thee, we may possess
Man’s strength to comfort man’s distress

Teach us Delight in simple things
and Mirth that has no bitter springs
Forgiveness free of evil done
And Love to all men neath the sun

Open Gardens

We are pleased to declare that the Open Gardens was a success with over 100 visitors and that the sum of £482 was raised for church funds. Thanks to all who helped on the day, those who visited the gardens and especially to those who opened their gardens.

July Services

The Family Service on July 7th (which will include 3 baptisms) and the 8.00 Holy Communion on 28th July will be taken by the Reverend< Stephen Barnes. The 11.00 a.m. Holy Communion on 14th July will be led by the Reverend Roger James. Choral Evensong on July 21st has yet to be announced.

Church Rotas

  Readers Flowers Cleaners
7 July Mrs J Woods Mrs B Goodger Mrs D Cook
14 July Mrs P Wilby
Mrs B Goodger
21 July Ms R Clarke
Mr J Wales
Mrs L Drabble Mrs A Cookson
28 July Mr A Wilkins
Mr S Leeming

Services July 2002

Bow Brickhill - All Saints
7th July: 11.00 Family Service
14th July: 11.00 Holy Communion
21st July: 6.00 p.m. Evensong
28th July: 8.00 a.m Holy Communion

Great Brickhill – St Mary The Virgin
7th July: 9.30 Holy Communion
14th July: 9.30 Family Communion 6.00 Evensong
21st July: 9.30 Holy Communion
28th July: 9.30 Parish Communion

Little Brickhill - St Mary Magdalene
7th July: No Service
14th July: 11.00 Matins
21st July: 11.00 Family Communion
28th July: 11.00 Holy Communion

Fellowship Group

The next meeting of the Church Fellowship Group will take place on Wednesday 10th July at 8pm in the Church Hall. Come along and enjoy both physical and spiritual refreshment! Newcomers welcome:-)


with The St. James Singers. Saturday 13th July at 7.30pm in the church. The St. James Singers are a well established male voice ensemble based in Oxfordshire who mainly sing to help raise funds for a variety of organisations. The programme will span 12 centuries of song and will include Gregorian chant, Renaissance church music, madrigals from Europe, British folksongs and love-songs. There will also be contributions from the church choir and an opportunity for audience participation! We hope you will come along and enjoy what should be an excellent evening. Tickets are £5 which includes a glass of wine and a light buffet supper. They are available from the Church Wardens.

Copy deadline We welcome your news for the next edition. Please deliver contributions by July 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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