EXTRACTS FROM THE
All Saints Graveyard
In order to optimise the available space remaining in
the graveyard the areas has been cleared of all rubbish. It is
intended to make available a container for the disposal of green
compostable material only. We would kindly ask people who tidy
family graves to take away non-degradable items such as plastic, oasis,
wire, glass and paper. In the meantime, while a suitable container
is sought, we would be grateful if all maintenance arisings could be
removed from the area.
This month we will be looking at Pentecost - the coming
of the Holy Spirit on Sunday 27 May from 11 - 12.00 pm in the Church
Hall. All are welcome - children under three, please bring a
parent with you!
On Saturday 26 May there will be a Race Night at The
Wheatsheaf in aid of church funds. This will be at 8 pm with the
racing starting soon afterwards, so do come along for what promises to
be an entertaining evening and help raise funds in the process.
Would you like the opportunity of exploring how you can
apply the Christian faith to your daily life? Now that the lighter
evenings are here, come and join us at the Church Hall from 8 pm - 9.30
pm on Wednesday 2 May and Wednesday 18 may. further details from
Rosemary Clarke Tel 01908 370811.
Date for your Diary
Ploughman's lunch at Driveside on Sunday 24 June.
Further details in next month's newsletter.
Would you like to learn more about the Old
Testament? Do you think you have the potential to lead
worship? Are you wondering how you could use your talents within
the church? Do you fancy a trip to Taizé? Or perhaps you'd
like to learn more about prayer. Details of ways to answer all
these questions in the Summer Term Cottesoe Prospectus available at the
back of the church.
The Bow Brickhill Club - April Meeting
The club met on Tuesday 3 April in the Pavilion and for
the first time in our eighteen months of existence we were entertained
by two guest speakers. Our first speaker, Mr Alan Preen, gave
details of his forthcoming charity walk in the Himalayas. Alan
described the difficulties to be encountered and explained the reason
for the varied clothing and equipment needed, demonstrating with items
he had brought to the meeting. We found this very interesting and
look forward to seeing Alan on his return, when he will bring
photographs and tell us about his adventures on and around Mt
Everest. After his talk members gave a donation to the charity,
After tea, it was the turn of our next speaker, Mr
Norman Seamark, a shepherd and sheep-dog trainer from Wilstead in
Bedfordshire. The first half of his talk concerned the method of
training his dogs and teaching them to obey commands. This was
followed by the description and explanation of the making of the many
crooks he had brought to demonstrate. Norman punctuated his talk
with a number of amusing anecdotes and I am sure our members will never
forget the reading of a letter explaining why one should be very careful
when choosing a name for a dog!
Our next meeting will be on Tuesday 1 May at 2 pm in the
Pavilion, when Maxine and the girls will be there to update us on the
Old Bow Brickhill project. We shall also be expecting some ideas
for an afternoon outing later in the summer.
Bow Brickhill Show
Bow Brickhill Show will be held at The Pavilion on
Sunday 15 July 200. Events you need to prepare for NOW:
Children's Fancy Dress Competition - theme
Produce and Craft Show
Children's Section: Food (I Made This - anything edible),
Plants & Flower (A Jam Jar of Flowers), Crafts (A
Picture, I Made This - model in any medium), My Favourite Things
(a collection of five treasures)
Adults' Section: Food (A Victoria Sponge, A Pot of Jam, jelly or
Marmalade, A Pot of Pickle or Chutney, Five Vegetables - 5 of the
same or all different), Plants and Flowers (A Flower
Arrangement - theme Yellow, Give Blooms, My Favourite Plant),
Crafts (A Hand Knitted Article, A Sewn Article, A Piece of
Embroidery, A Picture, A Model or Sculpture.)
Traditional Sports Day
Bow Brickhill Scaleletric Grand Prix, Glamorous Grandma
Competition,Knobbly Knee Competition, Country Dancing, Bow Brickhill,
Past Present and Future Exhibition, Children's Fairground Rides, Raffle,Tombola,Side
Shows, Licensed bar, Tea Room, Barbecue, Pancakes,Ice Cream
PBB has now been set up with the following
committee: Peter Lousada (Chairman), Sandy
Paulger, Keith Dimmock, Joanne Mears, Sue Willis, Val Wright, Mary
Preen, Georgy Holden, Jacky Jeffreys, Odette Holland, Mike Axon, Liz
Drabble, Anthony Ripper, Diana Kesterton, Andrea Willinger, Pat Wicker
and Sue Malleson.
mission of PBB is:
defend the parish of Bow Brickhill from inappropriate or unwelcome
development of all sorts and especially from the current objection
the Local Plan’
The Village has supported the Milton Keynes Local Plan (Deposit
Version) and continues to do so.
The Local Plan (Deposit Version) has been prepared with great
thoroughness and consultation
to accommodate the development needs of the City for the next 10 years.
The Local Plan does not see the need for development of the area
around Bow Brickhill in that period (though the Village would very much
wish to have some restriction on the growth and behaviour of traffic
The current Objection to the Local Plan has been tabled by some
promoters who do not live in the village (nor indeed, in the City).
The promoters have obtained support from some landowners with
promises of reportedly £1 million per acre for their land.
No discussion with other residents or the Parish Council had
taken place prior to the Meeting described below.
The Village does not believe that such opportunist adventuring
should be allowed to destroy their village - the envy of many in Milton
A show of hands at the public meeting on 7th. March
2001, showed about 200 against the objection and 3 in favour.
Only a very small number of people in the village thus support
the objection and most of these stand to gain financially from it.
Any development in the village or its surrounds would affect
Woburn Sands severely unless adequate provision were made for new roads,
schools and other services. Woburn
Sands as a community centre would be adversely affected.
The area to which the objection relates is bounded to the North
by the Bletchley-Bedford railway which may be up-graded to carry faster
and more traffic. Housing
which bounds the railway to the North is already subject to compensation
claims if this should occur.
East-West Canal link is also proposed which would probably follow the
railway line on the land to which the objection relates.
Objection to the Local Plan requires destruction of some existing houses
and residents are already suffering in consequence.
We shall soon be contacting you to ask you
to write a letter to Milton Keynes Council in support of the Local Plan.
Every letter counts and this first action in our campaign will be
very important. Please look
out for the leaflet which will soon be coming through your door. In the meantime contact details for PBB are: Peter Lousada
– Chairman, 33 Station Road, Bow Brickhill, Tel 372186 (home) 366812
(office); Sue Willis – Secretary, 35 Church Road,Bow Brickhill, Tel
Youth on Show
The 2001 Youth on Show production of 'A
Good Knights Work' will be performed at the Jennie Lee Theatre,
Bletchley Leisure Centre on Thursday 28 June, Friday 29 June and
Saturday 30 June at 7.30 pm. Tickets, which as usual will be
modestly priced, will be available shortly. Please do come and
support our local children who have been working very hard over the past
Regrettably, we have been the victim of
vandalism. We store all our costumes and propos in a metal shed in
the back yard at the Pavilion. Mindless vandals have completely bent the
doors to gain access, the only item taken being a bottle of pop!
We have been forced to spend £38 on replacement doors, money we would
have spent on better costumes, props or scenery. We know vandalism
is a problem at the Pavilion and urge anybody ever in the vicinity who
witnesses an incident to contact the police.
Bedford Morris Men
The Bedford Morris Men will be visiting the
village again this year on Wednesday 27 June at 8 pm, bringing
traditional English dances for you to see outside The Wheatsheaf public
house: a date for your diary.
Parish Council - AGM
Thursday 10 May 2001, 7.30 pm at The
Installation of four street lamps to the
Pavilion car park has now been completed.
Vandals smashed several panes of glass to
the Pavilion on the evening of Saturday 24 March., Also they have
broken into sheds in the back yard. We ask all residents to be
The Parish Council has received many
positive comments regarding the spring bulbs planted through the
village, and hopes to continue more planting this autumn.
From the Parish Council
On the occasion of Brenda Toombs'
retirement as Parish Clerk, the Parish Council wishes to record its
appreciation of the work Brenda has done for the village for nearly ten
years. As Parish Clerk, Brenda brought dedication and expertise to
her office, as Borough and County Councillors will testify. Her
contribution to the community has been exceptional and the Parish
Council extends its grateful thanks and best wishes to her.
The mobile library will be in the village
by the War Memorial on Friday 4 May and Friday 18 May from 11 - 11.15
Recycling Calendar for April
Blue weeks: Wednesdays 2 and 16 May,
Thursday 31 May
Red weeks: Thursday 10 and Wednesday 23 May
Events at the Wheatsheaf
Bank Holiday Saturday 5 May - Karaoke until
Saturday 12 May - Jan's Karaoke
NB No Roasties on Sunday 13 and 20 May
Buy if from Bow Brickhill
There are many people in the village who
work from home or run their businesses from Bow Brickhill. From
hedge-laying to portable electrical appliance testing (and that's just
one person!), we have a wealth of expertise right here. If you
would like to promote your business through the web site FREE OF CHARGE
please let me have a brief description, around 20 words, and the contact
details. Sue Malleson tel 372376, fax 3677272, email email@example.com.
Contributions for the May issue of this
newsletter to Norman Causer, 14 Downs View, Bow Brickhill , tel 01908
872884, by Friday 18 May please.
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