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BOW BRICKHILL PARISH NEWS  - NOVEMBER 2002

PARISH COUNCIL NEWS

Parish Concerns

It has been noticed that again vehicles are being parked fully on the pavements along Station Road especially near to the school.  Following a public meeting it was clarified that the pavements are not suitable for vehicles to park on and that due to the services running under them it is not possible to put bays in these areas.  In the light of this could be please again request that residents park their vehicles on the road and not the footpath.  Thank you.

Audit Procedures

Further to the advertisement put in the parish news for assistance with the new audit procedures the Parish Council would like to thank Mr Bill Mather for offering his support and accepting the role.  Without volunteers to assist in these matters there would be considerable cost to the parish.

Date of Next Meeting 

The next Parish Council meeting is to be held on Thursday 14 November 2002, at 7.30 pm in the Pavilion, Rushmere Close.  Clerk:  Mrs Julie Summerfield, 12 Station Road, Bow Brickhill.  Tel 01908 645158.  Email juliesummerfield@btconnect.com. 

CHURCH NEWS 

Autumn Bazaar

The Bazaar will be held in the Pavilion on Saturday 16 November from 2 pm to 4 pm.  Please give your donations to appropriate stall holders or contact them if you would like them to collect.  Items for the Tombola will be collected by the Brownies on Wednesday 6th and 13th November.

Tombola - Sally Robinson, 60 Station Road,  Tel 374852
Bric-a-Brac - Wendie Mills, 52 Station Road,  Tel 374745
Jigsaw Puzzles - Joan Varney, 11 Station Road, Tel 370407
Raffle (Hampers and soft toys) - Mike & Shirley parker, 20 The Nortons, Caldecotte, Tel 649223
Cakes - May Butcher, 25 Station Road, Tel 642555
Craft & Xmas Decorations - Sandra Paulger, 3 London End lane, Tel 378849
Books - Annie Enever, 21 Greenways, Tel 374855
Plants - Stuart Leeming, Driveside, Tel 372032

As well as these stalls there will be village cards, children's bran tub, stationery, games and refreshments available.  The entrance charge is still only 20 per adult and all are welcome.

Carol Singing

Christmas is coming.  It's the time of year when we look for volunteers to offer hospitality to the carol singers.  Contact Sue Malleson sue@bowbrickhill.com or tel 372376 if you can provide a drink and something to eat for the singers who will be touring the village on Tuesday 17th and Thursday 19th December.

Web Ivory

Diana Kesterton has the Christmas Webb Ivory catalogue in aid of the church.  Call Diana on 372434 if you would like to see a copy.

Lest We Forget

Remembrance Sunday this year falls on November 10th.  Services and parades are held throughout the country to remember those form each community who lost their lives in the two world wads and other conflicts and wars since then. Most are held at 11 am to tie in with the national ceremony which when first held as at the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month.  Not it is on the Sunday nearest the 11th of November. 

For the last fifteen years or so because we have had to share our Rector with the other Brickhills we have held our Remember Service at 3 pm.  With the world in turmoil and a possible war looming we should give thanks that we live in a relatively peaceful country because of those men and women who gave their lives in fighting for liberty and justice. Join us on Sunday 10th at 3 pm at the War Memorial to remember those who paid the supreme sacrifice and wear your poppy with pride.  

The Woburn Sands branch of the Royal British Legion are looking for new members.  If any ex-servicemen or women is interested in joining please call Miss Rebecca Timlick on 01525 290445.  We have had several replies for the incumbency in the Brickhills with Stoke Hammond and the representatives from the four parishes will be holding interviews on 1st November.  We hope they will be successful in appointing a new rector.
The Wardens

Fellowship Group

Wednesday 12th November at 8 pm in the Church Hall.

 

Flowers Cleaning Readers
3 November Mrs Diane Cook Mrs Brenda Goodger Mrs Helen Coghill
10 November     Mr S Leeming
Mr J Wales
17 November   Mrs Ann Duff Mrs P Wilby
Mrs B Goodger
24 November Mrs Kay Leeming   Mr A Wilkins
Mr J Wales

Services November 2002 

Bow Brickhill All Saints   

3 November - 11 Family Service
10 November - 14.50 Remembrance Service
17 November - 11 Matins
24 November - 8 am Holy Communion

PLEASE NOTE - we have been unable to verify the services for Great and Little Brickhill.  The pattern below is standard but it is possible there may be some variation.

Great Brickhill St Mary the Virgin 

3 November - 9.30 Holy Communion
10 November - 9.30 Family Service, 6 pm Evensong
17 November - 9.30 Holy Communion
24 November - 9.30 Parish Communion

Little Brickhill St Mary Magdalene 

3 November - No Service
10 November - 11 Matins
17 November - 11 Family Service
24 November - 11 Holy Communion

Harvest Celebrations

The Harvest Supper, although down on numbers this year, was a very successful evening with those attending enjoying an excellent meal and raising 96 for church funds in the process.  Thanks to all who prepared and helped with the food and to those who came along and supported the evening.

The Harvest Auction held in the Wheatsheaf was not only a most entertaining evening, but the most successful one in the 22 years that it has been held.  As always Mick Parker was a splendid auctioneer and those present fully entered into the spirit of the evening buying large quantities produce (mainly of the marrow variety!) at hugely inflated prices.  Thanks to all who gave produce and items for autioneering - May Butcher in particular - all who came along and supported this event, Mick for keeping us entertained, John Payne for raising over 100 on the raffle, and special thanks to Pauline and Tony of the Wheatsheaf for their particular help and support in raising an amazing 485 for church funds.

Sunday School 

The next meeting of Sunday School will take place on 24 November at 11 am in the Church Hall.  Come along and have some fun.

VILLAGE NEWS 

Fireworks Display, Bow Brickhill First School Saturday 2 November at 6 pm.  Lots of fun for the whole family.  This year's display will be in two parts with an interval. Hot chocolate, licensed bar and pig roast.  Gates upon 6 pm.  Two adults + two children 8.  Adult 3.50, Child 1.50.                                             

Youth on Show

The Jennie Lee Theatre at the Bletchley Leisure Centre is booked for 13 - 15 March 2003.  Please make a note in your diary!

Loosely following the story of Beauty and the Beast (pantomime style) we aim to stage a full ballroom scene.  Does anybody have any ballgowns or bridesmaid dresses to fit girls aged 6-17 years which you no longer need?  We also need tuxedos, waistcoats or formal clothing to fit boys 8-17 years.  Thank you to everybody who thinks of us when spring cleaning or house moving.  This month alone we have received donations from four different sources.  Anything we are unable to make use of is "returned".  The support YOS continues to receive is much appreciated.  Thank you.  Mary tel 647003 and Heather tel 585245.

High Ash School Indulgence - Evening Friday 22 November at 7 pm

Chocolates for chocoholics, Lime Accessories (Italian leather goods) Woburn Flower Shop, Virgin Vie, Elegance Nails, Rainbow Reiki, Serenity Massage, Weekends, Jane Jones Jewellery, Usborne Books, Cathy Ruddy Clothing, reflexology and many more will be at High Ash School to pamper you.  A great opportunity to buy Christmas presents and to have fun at the same time.  Advance bookings for chocolates now being taken.  For further information phone the school on 01525 261620.  Entrance + glass of wine for 2.50.  

The Bow Brickhill Club

The club celebrated their third anniversary in grand style.  There was a glass of wine with lots to eat which, combined with a brain teasing quiz, raffle and a bingo session organised by Betty and Don, resulted in a very full and entertaining afternoon. We would like to take this opportunity to thank Tesco for the 5.00 voucher used for our September meeting.

Now if you would like a peep behind the scenes of our local pantomime, why not come to our next meeting at 2 pm on Tuesday 5 November.  Ken Branchette will be entertaining us with a talk on writing pantomime and the construction and painting of sets. We are sure you will find this to be a very interesting afternoon and we look forward to seeing you all, new members and old.

Recycling

Wednesday in November
Blue Bins 13th
Red Bins 6th
Pink bags from 20th November.

You should put the following in your pink sack:  
Paper - newspapers and magazines, catalogues and directories, writing/typing paper, leaflets, cards, cardboard - so long as you can fit it in your box.  Otherwise, please take it to a community recycling centre.
Cans - food, drink and betfood cans.
Plastic Bottles - all household plastic bottles under 5 litres.

Please continue to put all glass bottles and jars in the blue box.  
 
The following are NOT suitable for recycling: aerosols, envelopes, any other form of plastic, paint tins, pyrex.

Mobile Library

By the War Memorial from 11 11.15 am on Friday 1st November and Friday 15th November.
 

Copy deadline We welcome your news for the next edition. Please deliver contributions by November 19th to Tim Holden, 31 Greenways, Bow Brickhill, tel 372626 or email g.m.holden@open.ac.uk

The Bow Brickhill newsletter is published and produced by All Saints Church, Bow Brickhill, supported by voluntary donations.

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