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Youth Club

JUNE 2001

Bow Brickhill Show

Get ready for Sunday 15 July - loads of fun - more ....

Sunday School

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.

Fellowship Group

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?

Ploughman's Lunch

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.

Training Opportunities

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 & Toddler Group

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.

Bow Brickhill Women's Institute

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 instrument.

Mobile Library

The mobile library will be in the village by the War Memorial on Friday 1 June and Friday 15 June from 11-11.15 am.

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.

Events 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.

The Bow Brickhill Club

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 you.                        Alan Preen

Preserve Bow Brickhill

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.

Youth on Show

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  The Youth on Show cast has been working extremely hard and very much hopes you will support this production.

The Milton Keynes National Trust Association

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 Cunault.

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 261589.

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

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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