PARISH COUNCIL NEWS
Queen's Golden Jubilee
Bow Brickhill Parish Council are to present commemorative mugs to all
children who reside within the Parish of Bow Brickhill of ages 16
and under. To ensure your child’s name is on the list please complete
the enclosed form and return it to the Parish Clerk. Thank You.
The Police are visiting the Bow Brickhill Club on Tuesday 28th May
at 2:00pm. The theme is Crime Prevention with a video presentation
and discussion time. All residents are invited to attend. The event should prove to be very
interesting and helpful.
Date of Next Meeting
The next Parish Council meeting is the A.G.M to be held on Thursday
9th May 2002, at 7:30pm in the Pavilion, Rushmere Close. The meeting is open to all residents
and we would be very pleased to see you present. All groups will be
invited to attend by letter.
Clerk : Mrs Julie Summerfield, 12
Station Road, Bow Brickhill.
Tel: 01908 645158, E-Mail juliesummerfield@ btconnect.com
The Bow Brickhill Golden Jubilee Celebrations 9th June 2002
The Parish Council has generously donated to every child resident in
Bow Brickhill a Jubilee Mug. (Application form in the Newsletter)
The Area in front of the Pavilion will be used for Picnics and Sports etc, so cars under no circumstances
may be parked in that area, for the safety of the children.
Activities of the afternoon and early evening will include, Sports with prizes of
rosettes and medals,
A Family or Group Quiz. Entertainment by some of the Clubs who meet in the village.
Displays of Interest from the Clubs who also meet in the village.
A Raffle, with tickets available on the day will be drawn. If anyone is
able to donate a prize, however small we would be most grateful.
Tea /Coffee and Squash will be available, and from 5.00pm Hot dogs will be served to those who
are getting hungry at a nominal price.
Children's Golden Jubilee Poster Competition
Design a poster for the Golden Jubilee showing the date and times of the village
celebrations. Over 5yrs can do what ever they fancy, Under 5yrs can colour in an
outline which can be obtained from Julie Summerfield. Make your poster and display
it in a window of your house from Wednesday 5th June onwards. The judges will walk around
the village looking for the best poster. A prize will be given to the
best poster in the two age ranges.
Red Bins Wednesdays May 8th, 22nd
Blue Bins Wednesdays March 1st, 15th
By the War Memorial from 11-11.15 am on the following Fridays: May
3rd, 17th and 31st
The Bow Brickhill Club
The April meeting of the club took place on Tuesday 9th when, despite
the ad event of that day, our meeting was well attended. Matters
discussed included arrangements for our forthcoming outing to the
"London Eye" and a suggested menu for our Jubilee Luncheon Buffet on
Tuesday June 4th, agreeing
to a charge of £1.50 per head. The club welcomes all senior residents
of the village to this party, but would be pleased if you would contact
either Rosemary Guess or Chris Loak in order that we may have an idea of the number to cater
for. For our next meeting on May 7th, Mrs Bellamy, Head Teacher, has
invited us to visit and do a tour of the school, an event we are all looking
forward to. As we have arranged to be at the school at 2.00 p.m., we suggest meeting
Pavilion at 1.50 p.m. and making our way to the school together.
We would remind members of the meeting, for residents, in the Pavilion
at 2.00 p.m. on May 28th when P.C. Cameron Smith will be visiting
us with a talk, supported by film, on crime prevention.
Bow Brickhill Friends of the School
We have now raised £4000 towards the library which is half what we need. Many, many, thanks
to our supporters. If you would like to join or assist F.O.T.S in any way
call Georgy on 372626.
Youth on Show
Presents A Ghost of a Smile. A musical adventure to a haunted house inhabited by a family of
ghosts, written by George Middleton, starring a cast of local children.
Thursday 9th, Friday 10th, Saturday 11th May 2002 at 7.30 p.m., The Jennie Lee Theatre, Bletchley Leisure
Centre. Tickets £4.50 adults £2.50 concessions From Mary 647003
or Heather 661389
We would like to take this opportunityto thank everybody whohas generously donated or lentitems to us. We are most grateful.Special thanks to:Mr Smith – for a genuine WorldWar II Military Cap,Mrs Barden – for leather suitcase
(given to her as a child), Mr Bowdler – loan of trestles and plank,
Mrs Kesterton – loan of a traditional telephone,
Friend of a Friend – loan of a nun’s habit!!!
The cast and crew of Youth on show look forwards to welcoming you to The Jennie Lee theatre.
In the last edition of the Newsletter I may wrongly have given the
impression about the extent of the Parish Council’s support of this
newsletter. The Parish Council generously support this activity with an amount which goes a long
way towards meeting the cost of printing.
A Poem -
Just as the even-bell rang,
We set out
To wander the fields
And the meadows about;
And the first thing we marked
That was lovely to view
Was the sun hung on nothing,
Just bidding adieu
Bow Brickhill W.I.
On Friday 22nd March members of the W.I visited "Legal London" this
included Lincoln's Inn, The Royal Courts of Justice, and Temple Inn. A
very interesting day with a brilliant guide, who had such a way of
speaking, that she brought history to life. Thursday April 18th was a
Group Meeting, when Bow Brickhill was host to Great Brickhill, Stoke
Hammond and Soulbury W.I,s. Our speaker was Dr J Logan on " Woman's Health". This was followed
by a finger buffet and a social time. The raffle, with several prizes,
was well supported. On Wednesday 15th May the meeting will take the form of a visit to
"Mack and Mabel" at Stantonbury Theatre, being performed by Milton
Keynes Amateur Operatic Society. Thursday June 20th at 7.30pm at the
Pavilion is the next meeting and for this we have a speaker on "The life
of a Grocer" as seen when things like butter came in a large block , as
did Cheese,also sugar was weighed in those blue bags, and rashers of
bacon could be cut to the required thickness. A competition for "Home
Made Sweets" and a Raffle will complete the evening. Do come and join us, we have a
varied programme arranged for the year, and we can promise a warm
welcome. For more details phone 01908 676500.
Many people were moved and saddened by the passing away of the Queen Mother and all her family
and close friends spoke of her zest for life and of her sense of
humour. She had a very strong faith and attended church regularly
and these qualities, as well as a strong sense of duty, are an example to us all.
One amusing story she used to tell was of a visit to an old folks’ home. The Queen
Mother spoke to one of the senior residents and said "Good morning,
do you know who I am?" To which the old lady replied "No
dear, but if you go and see sister she will tell you".
In Bow we continue to hold four services each month. Our family service in May is being led by
Rosemary Clarke, our second Sunday communion will be led by the Rev. David Young and the Rev.
Bill Wiffen will preside at the 8.00 am communion on May 26th . We
are still awaiting confirmation on who will take the Evensong service
on the third Sunday.
We hope you may be able to join us at as many of these services as possible.
With every good wish,
The Open Gardens Weekend, June 15th/16th
Organisation for the Open Gardens Weekend, which is in aid
of church funds, is under way but we need more garden owerns to
come forward if it is to be a success. If you are
interested in opening your garden, please don't wiat ot be asked
as you may get missed out. Also we hope to have a plant
stall - any donations to this would be gratefully received (we
can collect). Please contact Kay Leeming on 01908 372032.
Services May 2002
Bow Brickhill - All Saints
5th May: 11.00 Family Communion
12th May: 11.00 Holy Communion
19th May: 6.00 p.m. Evensong
26 May: 8.00 a.m Holy Communion
Great Brickhill – St Mary The Virgin
5th May: 9.30 Holy Communion
12th May: 9.30 Family Communion 6.00 Evensong
19th May: 9.30 Holy communion
26th May: 9.30 Parish Communion
Little Brickhill - St Mary Magdalene
5th May: No Service
12th May: 11.00 Matins
19th May: 11.00 Family Communion
24th March: 11.00 Holy Communion
We are saddened to announce the death of the Venerable David
Goldie, the Archdeacon of Buckingham. David may have been known to you due to
his involvement in the city church project where he was area Dean
for many years. He was a man of God and will be sadly missed. We extend our sympathy to his
family at this time and pray for them.
Funeral: Brian Smith
A set of keys have been found in the churchyard. If you think they
may belong to you contact John Wales on 01908 373907.
The next meeting of the Church Fellowship Group will take place on Wednesday May 15th
at 8pm in the Church Hall. Come along and enjoy both physical and
spiritual refreshment! Newcomers especially
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