PARISH COUNCIL NEWS
Parish Council Annual General meeting
The Parish Council would like to thank residents that attended
and local organisations that forwarded reports to the AGM.
There are many organisations within the village that are
organised and supported by local residents and it is rewarding
to see their progress.
Parking on Verges
Once again the Parish Council would request that residents
refrain from parking on the verges throughout the village as
complaints are still being received.
Queen's Golden Jubliee - Reminder
Bow Brickhill Parish Council are to present commemorative mugs
to all children who reside within the Parish of Bow Brickhill of
aged 16 and under. To ensure your child's name is on the
list please complete the form and return it to the Parish
Clerk. We are unable to reserve mugs for children whose
names are not received. There will be an opportunity to
purchase additional mugs at the event.
The next Parish Council meeting is to be held on Thursday 13
June 2002, at 7.30 pm in the Pavilion, Rushmere Close. The
meeting is open to all residents and we would be very pleased to
see you present. All groups will be invited to attend by
Clerk : Mrs Julie Summerfield, 12
Station Road, Bow Brickhill.
Tel: 01908 645158, E-Mail email@example.com
The Bow Brickhill Golden Jubilee Celebrations 9th June 2002
2.30 pm - 7 pm. Sports, entertainment, fancy dress and a
family quiz. The function will be opened by two residents
who are celebrating their 50th birthdays this year.
fancy dress theme is fashion through the last 50 years, but we
also hope that people attending will come along with some
touches of red, white and blue to brighten up the event.
During the afternoon the family picnic will take place and
children who are resident within the village will be presented
with souvenir mugs by Bow Brickhill Parish Council.
Tea/coffee and squash will be on sale thanks to the WI and at
about 5 pm hots dogs will be available. There are six
trophies to win during the afternoon, two for the fancy dress,
two for the quiz and two for the best performance in the sports,
as well as medals and rosettes. The poster competition
winners will be announced so do please enter. Posters
should be on display by 4 June.
Due to safety requirements no cars will be permitted at the
Pavilion and no dogs are allowed. Many children will be
attending and we do not want to spoil the afternoon with
Children's Golden Jubliee Poster Competition
Design a poster for the Golden Jubliee showing the date and
times of the village celebrations. Over 5 yrs can do
whatever they fancy. Under 5 yrs can colour in an outline
which can be obtained from Julie Summerfield. Make your
poster and display it in a window of your house from Wednesday 5
June onwards. The judges will walk around the village
looking for the best poster. A prize will be given to the
best poster in the two age ranges.
Red Bins Thursday 6 June, Wednesday 19 June
Blue Bins Wednesdays June 12 and 26
By the War Memorial from 11-11.15 am on the following Fridays:
The Bow Brickhill Club
Our May meeting, one of the most delightful on record, included
a visit to our school at the invitation of Mrs Bellamy (head
teacher) and her staff.
Whilst being given a tour of the school, we saw a lesson in
modern dance in progress. Mrs Bellamy told us of the hopes
for an extension for a new library and the progress of the
wildlife garden. Before our departure we were given
afternoon tea, served by some of the older pupils. It was
so very interesting to learn that we have such a progressive
school and congratulate Mrs Bellamy and her staff.
After our visit to the school, we adjourned to the Pavilion,
where we discussed plans for Jubilee lunch and our visit to the
London Eye. Our next meeting will be on Tuesday 4th June
at 12.45 for 1 pm in the Pavilion, when we look forward to a
very genial afternoon.
Bow Brickhill Friends of the School
The school fete will take place this year on the afternoon of
6th July. We are looking for volunteers to help staff
stalls, serve refreshments. Raffle and tombola prizes,
bric-a-brac and toys also welcomed.
Youth on Show
Twenty-six children took to the stage for our annual production
- A Ghost of a Smile - a musical adventure to a house haunted by
ghosts. The cast were extremely nervous on the Thursday evening
but excelled themselves on Friday and Saturday delighting the
audience, crew and even themselves!
We have been amazed at the distances people travel to support
YOS. One lady flew from Scotland, families travelled from
Wales and Shropshire. The author George Middleton came all
the way from Norfolk to the Friday performance and in deepest
Dorset there is two year old boy busy practising being a '''ost"!!!
Youth on Show is affiliated to NODA (National Operatice &
Dramatic Associations). We are extremely proud of the
following who have been presented with NODA long service awartds:
Alison Payne - 11 years; Hayley Elrick - 10 years; Melanie
O'Shea - 9 years; Martin Chesse - 6 years. All have worked
extremely hard for this accolade. Congratulations.
We would like to thank businessman Andrew Crowther for his very
generous donation of £100. Each production costs in the
region of £1,000 to stage, ticket sales and the raffle raise
about £850 so we always have a shortfall. Andrew's cheque
has gone a long way to bridge our 2002 deficit.
We are taking a short break but will soon be back at the
Pavilion on Tuesday 6 - 8.30 pm. For details contact Mary
Donations to Parish Newsletter
We would like to thank everyone who over the last few months
has made such generous financial donations, anonymous and
otherwise, to the newsletter. Your gifts are much
Bow Brickhill W.I.
On 15th May members attended the Milton Keynes Amateur Operatic
Society's performance of "Mack & Mabel" the true
story of the love affair between Mack Sennett (of Keystone Cops
fame) and Mabel Norman.
June 20th at 7.30 pm at the Pavilion is a talk on "The Life
of a Grocer".
June 18th at 7.30 pm at the Pavilion the evening will be a
"Show and Tell" evening on items, photos and souvenirs
from the last 50 years. it is hoped to serve strawberries and
cream and a loyal toast will be drunk to the Queen.
August will take the form of a gentle walk around the town of
Olney with a Blue Badge Guide. Olney in the past was
associated with the lace making industry and was also a refuge
for many Hugenots when they fled from France. Do come and
join us as you see we have a varied programme and warm welcome
is waiting for you. For further information phone 01908
Macmillan Cancer Relief - Milton Keynes Appeal
I am very pleased to be able to tell you about my involvement in
an exciting new appeal that has just been launched in Milton
Keynes by Macmillan Cancer Relief. The appeal aims to
raise £1.5 million and will fund a new Chemotherapy/Haematology
Centre at Milton Keynes Hospital, as well as a new Macmillan
nurse based at the new centre.
This appeal will make a real difference to local people living
with cancer, for many patients receiving chemotherapy it will
mea they will no longer have to take the long journey to
Northampton for treatment.
Four in ten of us may develop cancer at some stage in our lives,
and nearly everyone knows someone who has had cancer.
Please help us to improve treatment and care for people living
in our community.
I do hope you will join me in supporting this very worthy
cause. There will be many events over the next three years
and any donations will be most welcome. For further
information please contract the Appeal Office - Milton Keynes
General Hospital, Standins Way, Eaglestone, Milton Keynes MK6
5LD, Tel/fax 01908 243988.
Jane Lousada, Appeal Committee
Contrary to popular mythology parish churches do not receive any
funding other than by the generosity of people at church
services, donations and regular giving. This burden is
shared by a few. This is why our fundraising programme is
important as it costs about £7-8,000 per year to maintain the
church and church hall and keep them open and available to
all. We are very grateful for this support and look
forward to seeing you at our forthcoming fundraising events.
Some minor repair work is required to the lead roof on top of
the tower. If anyone in the village is skilled at lead
repair or can recommend someone, please Stuart Leeming on 01908
At present we have one hard-working volunteer who mows the
churchyard. It would be helpful if this burden could be
shared. if you have a few hours to spare once a fortnight
during the summer and feel able to help, please contact Stuart
Sunday 16th June from 2 pm - 5.30 pm. Why not take a
gentle stroll round the village after lunch to view a variety of
gardens. Entry to the gardens is by programme only, at the
cost of £2 per person, from the pavilion, where afternoon tea,
a plant stall and bric-a-brac stall will also be available.
Bow Brickhill - All Saints
2nd June - 11 am Family Service
9th June - 11 am Holy Communion
16 June - 6 pm Evening
23 June - 8 am Holy Communion
30 June - 11 am Benefice Communion
Great Brickhill - St Mary The Virgin
2nd June - 9.30 am Holy Communion
9th June - 9.30 Family Service, 6 pm Evensong
16 June - 9.30 am Holy Communion
23 June - 9.30 Parish Communion
Little Brickhill - St Mary Magdalene
2nd June - No Service
9th June - 11 am Matins
16 June - 11 am Family Services
23 June - 11 am Holy Communion
The next meeting of the Church Fellowship Group will take
place on Wednesday 12 June at 8 pm in the Church Hall.
Come along and enjoy both physical and spiritual refreshment.
Concert with The St James Singers - Saturday 13 July at 7.30
pm 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 folk
songs and love-songs. There will also be contributions
from the church choir and an opportunity for audience
partipation! We hope you will come along and enjoy what
should be an excellent evening. Tickets are £5 which
includes a glass of wine and light buffet supper. They are
available from the Church Wardens.
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