EXTRACTS FROM THE
Parochial Church Council
At the recent AGM the following were elected onto the
PCC for the coming year: Stuart Leeming (Warden/Treasurer), John
Wales (Warden), Jenny Woods (Secretary), Helen Coghill, Kay Leeming,
The church will be open on Saturday 24 June from 10.00
am until 6.00 pm and on Sunday 25 June from 10.00 am until 5.00 pm for
visitors to see the Flower Festival. Refreshments will be
available on both mornings within the church. The tower will be
open at an admission charge of 50p per adult.
On Saturday evening (24th) there will be a Festival
Supper in the Church Hall at 7.00 pm. Numbers will be limited for
this and the cost is £7.50 per head. For further details contact
Liz Drabble MK 372097.
Open Gardens will be held on both days (24th/25th) from
2.00 pm until 6.00 pm. Entry will be by programme at a charge of
£2.50 and afternoon tea will be available in the Village Hall.
We hope to have a Plant Stall and any contributions to
this would be appreciated. We still need to include one or two
more gardens to the programme. If you are prepared to open your
garden, or have any plants available for the Plant Stall please contact
Brenda Toombs, tel. 375151.
Tickets are now available for the Diocese of Oxford's
Millennium Event at Weedon Country Show Ground on Sunday 11 June.
Actress Kath Staff (Nora Batty) will be opening the event at 12 noon.
There will be events, exhibitions and presentations by well know
speakers. There are several musical events including Pentecost
Praise, with choirs from churches in the diocese. All profits go
to organisations working for the remission of third world debt.
Tickets cost £3 each - parking free. Tickets available from
Stuart Leeming, tel. 372032.
Church Yard Moving
Due to the demise of the sturdy by ancient church mower
a modern, efficient new one has been purchased. We have two
volunteers who mow the churchyard when they are available, but we would
like more volunteers to help out. If you can spare 2-3 hours once
or twice a month and would like to help call Stuart Leeming, tel 372032.
Bow Brickhill Club
Despite the awful weather, fourteen members attended the
April meeting of the club for a talk "My Life in Bomber Command -
part Two" by Jack Bromfield. This interesting talk was a
follow-up to "Part One" given by Jack last November.
Following the talk, scones and hot cross buns, donated by members, were
served with hot cups of tea and coffee. Our next meeting will be
held on Tuesday 2 May at the Pavilion, when we are having an afternoon
of quiz, draughts, cards, etc. followed by a Bingo Session to be
organised by Mrs Betty Barden. These monthly meetings are for the
residents of Bow Brickhill and their friends. There is no
membership fee, just a subscription of 50p when you actually attend.
Do drop in and join us. You will be assured of a very warm
Youth on Show
After seven months of preparation 34 youngsters (aged 5
- 15) took to the stage for our latest production 'Dracula Spectacula'.
With the future of the Jennie Lee Theatre uncertain we had been forced
to find an alternative venue. The theatre at Woughton Leisure
Centre offered a much bigger stage, which the cast thoroughly enjoyed,
although the crew trying to overcome some technical difficulties burn
the midnight oil! Each major production costs about £1200 to
stage and we usually finish with a deficit but this year largely
due to a larger and very generous audience, we managed to break even.
Youth on Show is affiliated to NODA (National Operative
and Drama Assocation). Their representative presented Emily
Quigley with a long serve award (6 years). Emily joints a growing
list of award recipients namely: Alsion Payne, Emma Preen, Haley
Elrick, Alison Watson, Kayleigh and Melanie O'Shea. We are
justifiably very proud of these individuals whose commitment is
On behalf of the cast, crew and committee, thank you for
your continued support. An appreciative audience makes it all
worthwhile. Mary Preen
Parish Council AGM
Thursday 11 May at 7.30 pm at the Pavilion. There
will be officers from MK Council and the police to answer questions on
traffic problems and the footpath/horse trail Woburn Sands Road.
Councillors David Hopkins and Paul White will also be present. All
Vilage Show - August Bank Holiday
Due to complete lack of support the proposed village
show has been cancelled. It has been decided to reschedule the
show for 15 July 2001.
Pig Roads/Barbecue and Barn Dance
This will be held at the Pavilion on Saturday 15 July -
tickets £5 each including food, children (under 12 accompanied by an
adult) free. Tickets available from Parish Councillors and Parish
The Parish Council has purchased a time capsule as part
of the village's celebration of the New Millennium. Enclosed with
this newsletter is an envelope which we invite all families in Bow
Brickhill to fill with photos, letters, drawing and any other non
perishable memorabilia. All village organisations are also invited
to take part and further envelopes can be obtained from the Parish
Clerk. Filled envelopes can be given to any of the Parish
Councillors or the Clerk - Brenda Toombs Tel 375151. The time
capsule will be buried on the Village Green on 15 July 2000.
Please note our village is in a smokeless zone and
bonfires should only be lit before dawn and after dusk. Thank you
for your co-operation.
News from Bow Brickhill First
Ofsted Report - The strength of teaching,
standards in subjects and behaviour have been praised in the latest
Ofsted Report for Bow Brickhill First School. The inspection took
place in February this year and the staff and governors were very
pleased with the positive report that they received. If anyone
wishes to receive a full copy of the report at a cost of £1 please
contact Mrs Bellamy, Headteacher, tel 373672.
Admission to the School - Any parents in the
village who have not yet registered their children for a place at Bow
Brickhill are advised to do so at an early opportunity.
Registration forms and a school brochure can be obtained from Mrs Law in
the school office, Tel 373672.
Summer Fete - Bow Brickhill Friends of the School
will be holding a Summer Fete on 10 June - more details later but make
sure you put this date in your diary for an enjoyable afternoon.
Speeding in the Village - A petition is being
circulated calling for a speed camera to be installed on Station Road.
Don't miss the opportunity to sign it in any of the following places:
Bow Brickhill School, The Wheatsheaf or at your house when a
Fernwood School Reunion
9 July 2000. Mrs Denyer would like to invite all
ex pupils to visit their old school in the morning followed by lunch in
the Millennium Marquee at Aspley Guise. If you are unable to
attend please send us a CV and photograph so that we can inform your old
friends about your progress. Visit our website at http://www.fernwoodschool.supanet.com
or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Events at The Wheatsheaf
Friday 12 May - Karaoke, Brian
Sunday 14 May - Trash & Treasure Boot Sale
Friday 26 May - Blue Heat Band
See also the pub events page.
Bow Brickhill WI
On 16th May members will be going to Stantonbury Theatre
to see "Me and My Girl". The May meeting will be
in the Pavilion on 18 May. Resolutions for the forthcoming
National Meeting will be discussed, followed by a Fish & Chip
The Mobile Library will be in the village by the War
Memorial on Friday 5 May and Friday 19 May from 11.20 am to 11.40 am.
From Kath Goode
May I take this opportunity to thank all those who sent
flowers, fruit and get well messages, following my accident. The
kindness of people has been overwhelming and a special thank you to
Sandy Payne for all her help. I am now making slow progress and
thank you all once again.
Bus Service: MK Metro
Buses to Bletchley will leave the War Memorial at 9.05,
Buses from Bletchley will leave the Bus Station at 10.44, 12.44, 14.44,
Lawnmowers, Strimmers and Chainsaws and all garden
machinery serviced and repaired. Free collection and delivery.
For free no obligation quote contact Rupert Fairclough MK649611, Ivy
Cottage, 98 Station Road, Bow Brickhill.
Items for the June issue of the Newsletter should
reach Norman Causer, 14 Downs View, by 19 May please. Tel 372884.
Newsletter . April