EXTRACTS FROM THE
Webb Ivory Catalogue
The orders made a profit of £52.80 for church funds.
many thanks to all those who placed orders. I have now received a
copy of the spring catalogue with very good value cards, wrapping paper,
etc. If you would like to see a copy please phone Diana Kesterton
on 01908 372434.
Campaign to Protect Woburn
& District from Open Cast Mining
The good news is that at the Bedfordshire County Council
meeting on 1 February Steetley's mining application was unanimously
rejected on the grounds that Steetley had failed to demonstrate an
overriding need or economic benefit arising from the proposals when set
against the effect on the environment (landscape value and wildlife
sites, and the uncertain effect on groundwater quality). The
varied ways in which so many of you helped to fight this proposal were
enormously influential - so a big THANK YOU for all those letters you
wrote, petitions you signed, leaflets you distributed, meetings and
demonstrations you attended. But the bad news is that Steetley has
six months in which to appeal, so although we may have won the battle we
have not yet won the war.
Bernice Kirk in Canada, who contacted the village
through the website, has now completed her first draft of the Barden
family tree to which she herself belongs. It runs to 63 pages and
starts about 1696 with a Richard Barden from Simpson, whose
great-grandson Henry moved to Bow Brickhill and died here in 1835.
Bernice has done an incredible job to piece together the whole history
of the family. Sue Malleson has a copy of the document and if
anyone would like to take a look, obtain a copy, or contact Bernice,
please contact Sue on 01908 372376.
Bow Brickhill Show
Plans are now well under way for the Bow Brickhill Show
to be held at the Pavilion in July. The committee is endeavouring
to stage a number of varied events and sideshows to interest all the
different age groups in the village. These will include:
children's fancy dress competition, talent show, flower and
vegetable show, art and craft show, country dancing, traditional
sports day, football competition, children's rides and carousel,
photograph pet show, barbecue, teas and cakes, fish and chips, licensed
bar, ice cream van, side shows including bran tub, face painting, cake
staff, old Bow Brickhill exhibition, welly throwing, bowling for a toy
pig, objects in a jar, tombola and raffle.
The fundamental aim of the show, which will be held on a
Sunday, is to enhance community spirit, while at the same time raising
some money towards the cost of the upkeep and future development of the
Pavilion. We have been delighted at the number of people who have
offered help, either in the advance organisation or helping out on the
day. If you are able to offer assistance please don't be shy.
Either contact any member of the Parish Council, the show committee
chairman, Alan Preen, tel 01908
647003 or the show secretary, Annie Enever, Greenways.
Bow Brickhill Club
The February meeting of the Club was held in the
Pavilion on Tuesday 6th. This was a very happy occasion, the
celebration of the Golden Wedding of Don & Betty Barden. Don
& Betty provided an excellent buffet, beautifully arranged and
served by their daughter and niece. Before cutting the celebratory
cake the happy couple were presented with a basket of fruit and Golden
Anniversary card, signed by all the members present.
The March meeting will be held on Tuesday 6 March at 2
pm in the Pavilion, when our speaker will be a representative from John
Lewis Department Store, who will give a talk on the services provided
and a brief history of the store. This should prove to be a very
Bow Brickhill WI
The next meeting will be held at the Pavilion at 7.30 pm
on Thursday 15 March, when Mrs Wesley will talk on "Travels with My
Doll". The competition is for "A Toy". New
members are welcome.
The mobile library will be in the village by the War
Memorial on Friday, 9 March and Friday 23 March from 11 am to 11.15 am.
Recycling Calendar for March
Blue weeks: Wednesdays 1st, 15th and 29th
Red weeks: Wednesdays 8th and 22nd
Proposed Village Development
The Parish Council's attention has been brought to a
development proposal which has been submitted to Milton Keynes Council
under the Local Planning Review. The proposal will be considered
for the final Local Plan to go on deposit in October 2001. The
development consists of approximately 2,000 houses and amenities to the
perimeter of the village. (More information
The Parish Council has organised a public meeting with
the land agent and representatives of the proposal on Wednesday 7 March
2001 at 7.30 pm at The Pavilion, Rushmere Close, Bow Brickhill.
All are invited to attend.
Following a request by a village resident, an extra
street lights has been erected on Church Road near the sharp bend
opposite Drakewell Close. It is hoped that this will make it safer
for pedestrians at this point.
The police have been in the village three times in the
past month, checking the speed of the traffic.
The Parish Council has issued a written complaint to
Milton Keynes Council regarding the emptying of the bins.
Apparently the keys to the bins have got lost in the system. The
Parish Council has given them a new set of keys. Hopefully the
bins will now be emptied on a regular basis.
Parish Council - Vacancies
The Council has received two applications for the
position of Parish Councillor and three for Parish Clerk. The
Council will be interviewing the prospective candidates and will publish
the results in the next newsletter.
The Parish Council has received several complaints
regarding residents parking on the grass verges and also cars being
parked completely on the pavement. Pedestrians, especially with
pushchairs, are finding it very dangerous when trying to talk through
the village at these points, as in some cases they have to get off the
pavement and walk on the road. The Council realises it is
difficult throughout the village at the moment with the Electricity
Board contractors being present. The Council has informed the police of
Next Parish Council Meeting
Thursday 8 March at 7.30 pm at The Pavilion, Rushmere
Bletchley Archaeological & Historical Society
Markham Memorial Lecture "South Midlands
Archaeology: Recent finds in Bucks, Beds, Northants and Oxon and The
View from the 21st Century" - an illustrated talk by Shelagh
Lewis. Thursday 1 March at 8 pm. Refreshments from 7.30 pm.
Rectory Cottages, Church Green Road, Bletchley. All welcome.
Admission for non-members £1.
Items for the next edition of the newsletter should
reach Norman Causer - 14 Downs View, Bow Brickhill - by Friday 16 March
Tel 01908 372884.
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