EXTRACTS FROM THE
All Saints Church
Please contact Stephen Toze or one of the Churchwardens
if you are interested in coming to confirmation classes this autumn.
All Souls Service
Our annual service when, by the lighting of a candle, we
remember those who have died, takes place at Little Brickhill on All
Souls Day, 2nd November. Please let one of the Churchwardens know
if you would like to remember a loved one at this time.
Thank you to all who helped with the flowers and
cleaning and brought produce to the church for Harvest, particularly the
Pre-School Playgroup who decorated the Altar with their gifts.
The Harvest Supper in the Church Hall was well attended
this year and was a very good evening, raising £209 in the process.
Thanks to all who came and to those who helped with the food.
Once again Mick Parker managed to excel himself with his
auctioneering skills at the Harvest Auction at The Wheatsheaf.
Although slightly down on produce this year an excellent £325 was
raised and it proved yet again another very enjoyable evening.
Thanks go to Mick, to all who donated produce and then came along and
bought it all back at hugely inflated prices, to John Payne for
organising the raffle, and especially to Babs and Grahame at The
Wheatsheaf for their donation of bread and kind hospitality.
Autumn Bazaar - Saturday 18 November
There will be a planning meeting to organise this year's
Autumn Bazaar on Wednesday 4 October at 8 pm in the Church Hall and this
is open to all. The Bazaar is our major fundraising product for
the church each year, so we welcome any new ideas for games and stalls
that will help to raise funds for the upkeep and maintenance of the
church and Church Hall.
During the 11 am Family Service on 5 November we will be
dedicating the kneelers that people have sponsored or made for the
church over the last few months. We are grateful for the
generosity both of time and money and hope that as many as possible can
come to this celebration.
Webb Ivory Catalogue
The Christmas catalogues are available from Diana
Kesterton, tel 01908 372434. There are very good value cards and
wrapping paper which can be ordered from these.
The Mobile Library will be in the village by the War
Memorial on Friday 6 October and Friday 20 October from 11.20 am - 11.40
Bow Brickhill WI
The next meeting will be on Thursday 16 October.
Vic Scott will be talking about his travels. The competition will
be a Holiday Photo.
Bow Brickhill Historical Web Site
Mrs Maxine Basset and others, in conjunction with the
Open University are opening a website with Bow Brickhill as their
project. They would like to speak to villagers about life in the
village over the years. Please contact Maxine Basset on 01908
376459 if you can help with photographs, newspaper cuttings, etc.
Anything loaned will be returned.
Grahame & Babs have been at The Wheatsheaf for one
year on 24 September. They have done much to popularise it.
The Bars have been refurbished and provide a very attractive and
pleasant venue. There is now a pub electronic mail address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Bow Brickhill Pre-School
Sessions run Monday - Friday 9.15 am - 12 noon, cost £3.75
per session. We have a few vacancies at the moment - ages 2 1/2
years to 5 years.
Can you help? Wanted: toys/games/books. If
anyone has any unwanted items we would gratefully welcome any donations
to use at our sessions (we run on limited funds. We are happy to
collect them, so if you do have a clear out then please consider us -
Volunteers: does anyone have an hour or so a week
to spare? We would welcome anyone who would be able to help us out
on a voluntary basis either in preparation or clearing for sessions or
during the session. It is busy but fun. (Note: due to
legislation we do have to make suitability checks for volunteers working
If you can help with any of the requests, please contact
Helen Hobson at the hall or phone during session on 0780 356 2480 or
01908 642574 after sessions.
Bow Brickhill Club
On Tuesday 5 September 2000, the Club, picnic and all
descended upon "The Leighton Lady", moored at the Grand Union
Canal at Leighton Buzzard. We had left Bow Brickhill in light,
misty rain, but we were not going to allow this to dampen out spirits.
After boarding our craft, the process of unpacking the picnic began and
continued for some considerable time. Here I must thank all the
ladies who gave so much time and effort, together with their generosity
into providing this feast. On this occasion thanks to 'Rosemary's
Raffle'. Our funds were boosted by a record £34. Our thanks
also to Mrs Cynthia Hedges, who made an excellent video recording of the
event from our meeting at the Pavilion to the conclusion of our cruise
in the reception area of the wharf.
Our first Annual General Meeting will be held in the
Pavilion on Tuesday 3 October at 2 pm. If you have any nominations
for committee members or points you would like to raise, please bring
Jack Bromfield will be giving his talk on 'Brick Making'
so we can be sure of an interesting and lively afternoon.
Bow Brickhill Football Club
BBFC has enjoyed a fantastic start to the new season and
we find ourselves top of the North Bucks & District Premier League
after four fames with three wins and a draw. Many of the players
have taken on responsibilities to make the facilities stay in excellent
condition and temporary lighting will enable us to train every Wednesday
evening. Probably the only lack of numbers we could do with
boosting is Match Day helpers, as there are always things to do in
It is excellent on the playing side to start with a
great attitude and willingness to perform for each others. We have
scored 15 goals in the first four games, with nine different players
already having found the net. We appreciate it will be difficult
to remain on top, but hopefully we can attract further support from the
village to inspire the team in the next two home games, on 30 September
against Hanslope and a big game on 14 October against last season's
Youth on Show
After a long summer break, Youth on Show is back in the
Pavilion on Tuesday evenings rehearsing our 2001 production, "A
Good Knight's Work" - set in Medieval England. This is an
adventure story of knights, princesses and dragons. We are trying
to make an earlier start with costumes and props this year and are
grateful to some of the mature ladies of the village who have
volunteered to knit our chain mail armour. If you have any of the
following tucked in a cupboard or loft, we would be very happy to take
them off your hands: silver or grey wool, coloured bed sheets, all size
cord of any colour, chiffon scarves, wellingtons, gold or silver cord or
braid, curtains (expecially medieval looking), silver paint, hobby
horses. Please contact Mary on 01908 647003 or Elain on 01908
REASON Re-assess Expansion and Save Our
REASON's AGM will take place at Wavendon Chapel at 7.30
pm on Tuesday 3 october. Agenda: election of officers, election of
committe, chairman's report, treasurer's report, AOB.
Support REASON and preserve our rural environment.
The next Parish Council meeting is Thursday 12 October
2000, 7.30 pm in the Pavilion, Rushmere Close.
MK Council have announced that from 1 October there will
be no more Bulk Skip containers. The reason given for this
decision is that the placing of skips for the general public use is an
offence under Section 34 of Environment Protection Act 1990. Were
the Environment Agency to take legal action, the Council could be faced
with fines running into thousands of pounds. Alternative methods
of collection of bulky waste are being looked at, but no definite
decision has yet been made on what, if any, replacement service will be
offered. The special collection service will be continuing as it
is at present, and the three Household Waste sites will still be
available for residents to use free of charge.
For details of MK Council's special refuse
collection service telephone 01908 252570. Special collections are
still free unless an appointment is made when a £5 charge will be made.
The Parish Council is sorry that the bulk skip service
is no longer available and we are sure it will be greatly missed by all
residents. We are looking into the cost of maybe providing an
extra dustbin lorry occasionally.
Village Show 2001 - Sunday 15 July
The Parish Council will be holding a village show next
year but would ask for volunteers to form a show committee. We
need to have a committee meeting in November and therefore ask if anyone
is interested please contact the Parish Clerk, Brenda Toombs (01908
375151) or the Chairman, Norman Causer (01908 372884) as soon as
East West Rail Link
Public Meeting in The Pavilion, Rushere Close, Wednesday
11 October 2000 7.30 pm. Cllr David Hopkins will be chairman of
the meeting. The aim is to give the public an update on the future
East West Rail Link which will include the Bletchley - Bedford railway
line. Everyone is welcome to attend.
Items for the August newsletter should reach
Norman Causer - 14 Downs View, Bow Brickhill - by Friday 20 October.
Tel 01908 372884.
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