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EXTRACTS FROM THE VILLAGE NEWSLETTER
MAY  2000

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, 

Festival Weekend

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.

Pentecost 2000

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 welcome.

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 exemplary.  

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 are welcome.

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 Clerk.

Time Capsule

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.

Bonfires

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 School

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 representative calls.

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 fernwoodschool@supanet.com.

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 Supper.

Mobile Library

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, 11.36, 13.36
Buses from Bletchley will leave the Bus Station at 10.44, 12.44, 14.44, 17.21

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.

March 2000 Newsletter  .  April 2000 Newsletter

 

 

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