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EXTRACTS FROM THE VILLAGE NEWSLETTER MARCH 2004

Bow Brickhill Club  

The February meeting of the club was a very enjoyable get together for thirty-six of our members, on a very cold and wintry day. The afternoon went far too quickly! By the time we had completed the "Picture Quiz", bought raffle tickets, had tea and discussed the March outing to the Milton Keynes Museum, there was very little time left to settle down and enjoy Don and Betty's Bingo session. 

Our next meeting will be at the Museum on Tuesday March 2nd. We shall be leaving Bow Brickhill at 1-30 p.m. and returning home at 4-30pm. If anyone is unsure of their transport arrangements please ring Chris on Tel.373768. We are looking forward to an interesting afternoon ending with cream teas etc. in the museum tea shop. 

The April meeting will be in the Pavilion, at the usual time of 2.00 p.m. on Tuesday April 6th. 

Friends of the School Invite you to an Indulgences Evening 
Thursday March 18th 7.30pm at the school 
Lots of things to pamper and please, Chocolates, Cosmetics, Nails, Massage, Reiki, and much more, served with wine and nibbles 
Tickets available from Georgy 372626 or on the door.

Mobile Library 

The mobile library will in the Parkway lay-by on the Friday March 6th and 19th.

Parish Clerk 

The Parish Council are happy to welcome their new Parish Clerk, Sue Rumens. Sue is clerk to a number of MK parishes. Contact details are given below.  Mrs. Susan Rumens, 4, Phoebe Lane, Wavendon, Bucks MK17 8LP 01908 587704 email: srumens@btopenworld.com 

Parish Precept 

At the last meeting of the council the Parish Precept for the coming year was agreed. The Parish Council have reviewed the financial arrangements in the parish and have actually set the precept lower than last year by £700. This is the equivalent of over £2 per household. 

Parish Allowances 

None of the Parish councillors of Bow Brickhill Parish Council voted to claim any financial allowances for their work on the council preferring to give their time voluntarily. 

Village event 

At the last meeting we heard from a member of the public who suggested reviving the village show which used to take place in the village. If you are interested in this or can give us any information about the form that this used to take we would be most happy to hear from you. 

Date of Next Meeting 

The next meeting of the Parish Council will take place on Thursday March 11th at 7.30 pm in the Pavilion. All welcomed to attend
Do come along to the next meeting or contact one of the councillors or the Parish Clerk. 

Village Shopping Trips 

On Wednesday February 11th passengers from Bow Brickhill joined the coach, at the bottom of Church Rd and Greenways, for a trip to Northampton. Following the inaugural outing to Aylesbury, the demand for seats was so great, that a larger coach was used for the Northampton trip!. Wednesday was market day, and with an abundance of shops, both under cover and in (pedestrianised) Abingdon St., very close to our dropping-off and picking-up point in "The Drapery". Time went all too quickly. On our way home we made another stop at Morrison's where we did more shopping and just had time for a cup of tea. Our next shopping trip will be to Bedford, on Wednesday March 10th. Leaving Bow Brickhill at 10-15 a.m. Returning from Bedford at 4.00p.m. to arrive home at approximately 5.00p.m. Tickets are available from Chris Loak on Tel.373768 at £2.00 each for the over 60's. 

Youth on Show Proudly present Greasy  - the sequel to the award winning musical Grease, written by Derek Gordner With kind permission of Funscripts Starring Martin Chesse as Danny Vicky Hutchison as Sandy 
Thursday March 11th Friday March 12th Saturday March 13th 
All performances at 7.30pm At the Jenny Lee Theatre Bletchley Leisure Centre 
Tickets Adults £4, Concessions £2, Family £10 From Heather 585245 Mary 647003 or any member of the cast 

Bike Ramp 

The Parish Council would very much like to talk to whoever has taken the initiative to build a bike ramp in the back playing field. We invite you to attend the next meeting of the council to discuss this with us. 

Councillor’s News 

Broadband Workshop As the Milton Keynes Council e-champion I have organised a Broadband Workshop to be held in the Council Chamber, at Milton Keynes Civic Offices, CMK on Wednesday 24th March 2004, starting at 7p.m. The workshop is open to all members of the public with an interest in access to, and getting the most from, broadband for the home or for business and will feature presentations from BT and all the latest information regarding the Milton Keynes Council Wireless Broadband Initiative (with ntl). I hope this will become a regular quarterly event for all those keen to pursue access to broadband wherever they live in Milton Keynes. Hope to see you there. 

Environment, Transport and Localities 

The meeting of this council committee will take place in Woburn Sands Memorial Hall on April 15th at 7.30. If you have any concerns that you wish to raise at that meeting please submit them to MK Council by March 12th on the card which should have been delivered to your door. Alternatively email: scrutiny@milton-keynes,gov,uk or telephone 01908 252092 Cllr David Hopkins Contact Details Cllr David Hopkins Danesborough ward 80 Walton Road Wavendon Milton Keynes MK17 8LW Email: David.hopkins@miltonkeynes. gov.uk www.mkweb.co.uk/e-champion 

Sewing Group 

Is anyone out there interested in joining a sewing/knitting group? Do you have an unfinished piece of work that’s been hanging around for ages? If so bring it on Wednesday morning, 17 March between 10.00 and 11.00 am to Wendie Mills’s house, 52 Station Road, Bow Brickhill and join us for an initial get-together with coffee. If you are interested but find this time difficult or want further information, please give Diana Kesterton on 372434 or Wendie Mills on 374745 a ring and we will arrange another date and time. 

PBB Annual General Meeting 

All village residents and those who live in neighbouring areas are invited to attend the AGM of PBB on Wednesday 17th March at 7.30 pm in the Church Hall, Church Road. 

Church Meeting 

The annual meeting of the church will take place on Sunday March 14th at 12 noon immediately following the Communion service. Everyone is welcome to attend. Coffee, tea and chocolate biscuits will be provided. 

Letter from the Rector 

Dear Friends, Giving up – and taking up Lent begins at the end of February, and takes us through March, towards our celebration of Easter early in April. We sometimes think or talk about ‘giving something up for Lent’, often something quite trivial or even selfish. The better reasons for giving something up are either as part of a spiritual disciple, with the object of clearing space in our lives so that we can be more aware of God, or so that we are better able to share and to help others.

So the better question to consider may not be ‘What are you giving up for Lent?’ but rather ‘What are you taking up for Lent?’. What are you going to do? If we want to become more aware of how God is at work in our lives, we can make time to pray, reflect or read the Bible, or we can talk with someone who can help and guide us, or we can come and join in the worship of the church. If we want to do something to help others, there are no end of things that we could do, but even if we decide to do just one small thing, that can make some difference to the world around us. To do something, however small, is better than doing nothing. 

So, what are you taking up for Lent this year? Revd. John Waller Kingswood, Pound Hill, Great Brickhill MK17 9AS (01525) 261062 john.waller1@virgin.net (Please note that my day off is Friday)

Newsletter:  Published by Bow Brickhill Church supported by Bow Brickhill Parish Council 
If you would like to contribute anything to the next newsletter please email it to Georgy Holden by March 19th at g.m.holden@open.ac.uk or post through 31 Greenways, Tel. 372626.

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