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BOW BRICKHILL PARISH NEWS  - JUNE 2002

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.

Date of Next Meeting
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 letter.

Clerk : Mrs Julie Summerfield, 12
Station Road, Bow Brickhill.
Tel: 01908 645158, E-Mail juliesummerfield@btconnect.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.

The 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 accidents.

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.

VILLAGE NEWS

Recycling 
Red Bins Thursday 6 June, Wednesday 19 June
Blue Bins Wednesdays June 12 and 26

Mobile Library
By the War Memorial from 11-11.15 am on the following Fridays: June 14th

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 01908 647003.

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 appreciated.

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 676500.

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

CHURCH NEWS

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 372032.

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 Leeming.

Open Gardens
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.

Services 

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


Fellowship Group
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. Newcomers welcome.

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.

Church Rotas

  Readers Flowers Cleaners
2 June Mrs H Coghill Brownies Brownies
9 June Ms R Clarke
Mrs J Varney
   
16 June Mr J Wales
Mrs P Wilby
Mrs S Giles Mrs B Morris
23 June Mr A Wilkins
Mr/Mrs T Holden
   
30 June Mr S Leeming
Mr N Causer
   


Copy deadline We welcome your news for the next edition. Please deliver contributions by June 19th to Tim Holden, 31 Greenways, Bow Brickhill, tel 372626 or email timholden@ntlworld.com

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