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Get ready for Sunday 15 July -
loads of fun - more ....
All children are welcome to Sunday
School which takes place on the last Sunday of each month in the Church
Hall at the bottom of Church Road. If you're under three, please
bring your mum or dad with you! We also encourage children and
their parents to come to the family service at 11 am in the church on
the first Sunday of the month. The childrenwill be sharing what
they have learned about the Holy Spirit as we celebrate Pentecost on 3
June. At the end of the month, the theme follows the church's
year: the Trinity.
This is not a holy huddle for an
in-crowd - rather an opportunity to meet together for an hour and a half
on the first and third Wednesdays of the month. Home made cakes or
biscuits accompany the tea and coffee served in the Church Hall from 8
pm to 9.30 pm. Each evening has a focus and these have included a
chocolate tasting, items from the news, and Christian Aid materials
about money. Why don't you come and get to know people from the
church in a more relaxed way than is possible on a Sunday morning?
A Ploughman's Lunch in aid of
church funds will be held at Driveside (74a Station Road) on Sunday 24
June from 12 noon. Tickets for lunch (to include a drink) will be
£5 per adult, £3.50 OAPs/children and £14 for a family ticket of two
adults and two children under 12. Please contact Milton Keynes
372032 to book in. Final numbers by Wednesday 20th June
please. All welcome.
Climate Change - the Game Show
An evening with a difference! Have
you ever wanted to know more about climate change? Do you find the
jargon difficult to understand? A theatrical company will be
piloting new material at Christchurch, Stantonbury Campus on Wednesday
evening, 4th July - American Independence Day has been
deliberately chosen to highlight George Bush's refusal to ratify the
Kyoto Protocol on climate change. Initiated by the Oxford Diocese,
this is a bargain evening. £1 per person - maximum number of 75,
so ring 310951 to book your place now (pay on the door, but you need to
reserve your seat). You'll get through to Milton Keynes World
Development Education Centre whose co-ordinator, Rosemary Clarke, lives
in Bow Brickhill. The show begins at 8 pm and lasts 90 minutes.
Would you like to learn more about
the Old Testament? Do you think you have the potential to lead
worship? Are you wondering how you could use your talents within
the church? Do you fancy a trip to Taize? Or perhaps you'd
like to learn more about prayer. Details of ways to answer all
these questions in the Summer Term Cottesloe prospectus available at the
back of the church.
Bow Brickhill Parent &
Invites you to join the fun on a
Thursday afternoon at Bow Brickhill Pavilion, Rushmere Close from 1.30
pm to 3.30 pm with children from birth to school age. £1 per
adult (children free). For further information please contact
Julie - 01908 642155 or Lisa - 01908 374019.
The next meeting will be on 21
June at 7.30 pm. Dr Logan will speak on general health matters and
the competition will be for either a medical remedy or an old medical
The mobile library will be in the
village by the War Memorial on Friday 1 June and Friday 15 June from
Recycling Calendar for June
Blue weeks: Wednesdays 13
and 27 June
Red weeks: Wednesdays 6 and 20 June
Bedford Morris Men
The Bedford Morris Men will be
visiting the village again this year on Wednesday 27 June at 8 pm
bringing raditional English dances for you to see outside the Wheatsheaf
public house - a date for your diary.
at The Wheatsheaf
Pool league - Saturday 9 June
Karaoke and buffet night
Friday 15 June - The Peartree Bridge Family performing live.
Congratulations A Team on winning
the Aspley and Woburn District Pool League. B Team came fourth in
the league - well done.
Club members spent a very
interesting afternoon at our meeting on 1 May when Maxine and other
ladies from the CLUTCH Club entertained us with a very informative
presentation, aided with two computers, photographs and details obtained
from some of our village residents over the past ten months. The
afternoon concluded with our members taking turns at the computer and
acquiring new skills. Our next meeting will be on 5 June in the
Pavilion at 2 pm when we shall have a quiz, raffle, board games and a
session of Betty's Bingo.
Trek Tibet in aid of Mencap
As you read this I will be bearing
the completion of my adventure to Tibet. (Editor's note: Alan is
now safely back home.) Hopefully I will have successfully climbed to
16,000 feet without any ill effects and will be making my descent.
I would like to say a big 'thank you' to everybody who has supported
me. The sponsor money I have collected to date amounts to over
£4,500 which has far exceeded my expectations. I have been very
touched by the number of cards and messages I received wishing me luck;
your encouragement has been much appreciated. A special thank you
must go to Andy Malleson who doggedly forced me out training in all
weather; I think we was an army sergeant major in another life! Thank
PBB will be running a treasure
hunt at the show on 15 July. We are looking for prizes - both
valuable and amusing - and would welcome any donations. Please
contact Sandy Paulger, 3 London End Lane, Bow Brickhill.
Publicity: from time to time
the broadcast media may wish to meet and record or film PBB
supporters. It would help to know who would be available, possibly
at short notice to 'form a crowd'. Please contact Sue
Malleson tel 01908 372736, if you would be able to help, especially
if you are available during the day.
Parish Council News
Planning proposals: further
planning proposals to the Local Plan have recently been made available
for viewing by Milton Keynes Council. The Parish Council has
obtained copies of the proposals for Bow Brickhill and these are
available for residents to view.
YOS proudly presents 'A Good
Knights Work' at the Jennie Lee Theatre, Bletchley Leisure Centre on
Thursday 28th, Friday 29th and Saturday 30th June at 7.30 pm. A
musical comedy based on knights, dragons,a princess and mistaken
identities, starring a case of local children aged 7 - 16 years.
Ticket prices at £4.50 for adults, and £2.50 concessions are now
available from heather on 01908 661389 and Mary on 01908 647003 or email
Youth on Show cast has been working extremely hard and very much hopes
you will support this production.
The Milton Keynes National
The MKNTA is organising a holiday
to the Loire from 22 - 29 September 2001, conveniently starting from
Bletchley and Aspley Guise. We stay one night in Rouen, five
nights in Ambrose and one night, on the return journey, near
Fontainebleau, in three star hotels with dinner, bed and breakfast and
bathroom ensuite. During the week we shall see Rouen's beautiful
cathedral, visit Monet's glorious garden, amazing Chartres cathedral and
delightful chateaux such as Amboise, Chenonceu, Azay le Rideua, Blois
and Cheveny. We end the holiday with a visit to Vaux le Vicomte.
We shall also see the Romanesque Abbey of Fontevraud and the church at
This should be a wonderful
opportunity to see a beautiful part of France with the minimum of
effort. The cost of the holiday is only £475 per person in a
double room. It includes dinners with wine included, all entrances
and even all tips! To keep the holiday at this price we have to
have six more people and wonder if any readers are interested in joining
this friendly group. Contact telephone 01908 582161 or 01525
Rural Transport Partnership
If you would like to take the
opportunity of attending a Rural Transport Partnership Even on 14 June
at Milton Keynes Council Offices, please contact Linda Nicholls on 01296
421036. It will start at 10.15 am and will include short
presentations by Buckinghamshire Community Action and the Countryside
Agency. There will be time to meet other community groups involved
in rural transport issues as well as Unitary Authority transport staff
before refreshments end the morning at 1 pm.
Fred O'Dell's passing closes a
chapter of Bow Brickhill history. For the first time in several
hundred years there is no O'Dell in the village. Throughout the
centuries O'Dells have been prominent in the village as Church Wardens
and village elders, a family tradition of service to the community that
can seldom be equalled, less still surpassed. Fred continued in
this tradition playing a full part in village life. He was a
parish councillor - chairman for many years - and district councillor to
Newport Pagnell RDC. A keen sportsman Fred played cricket and
football and with Audrey were founder members of the Tuesday Club.
Happily there are still members of the family in the village, but Fred
will be sorely missed.
Contributions for the
July newsletter should reach Norman Causer, 14 Downs View, Bow Brickhill
Tel 01908 372884 by Friday 22 June please.
NB: It is a great help if
contributions are typed in a minimum of 12 pt sized font. This
means that A4 pages can be scaled down to A5 without the need for
retyping. If this sounds like gobbledegook, please contact
Rosemary Clarke on 01908 370811 who is helping out with the preparation
of the magazine.
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