EXTRACTS FROM THE
Sponsored Bike Ride
This year's sponsored bike ride
organised by the Bucks Historic Churches Trust will be on Saturday
September 8th from 10 am to 6 pm. Monies raised are divided
between the Trust and our church. Anyone wishing to take part
either by cycling, walking or horseriding to local churches within the
area can get a sponsor form from Kay Leeming, tel 01908 372032.
The Harvest Supper will be on
Saturday 6 October at 7 pm for 7.30 pm in the Church Hall. The
cost will be £6 per adult, £4 senior citizens/children or £14 a
family ticket (two adults and two children under 12). Please bring
your own drinks. Final numbers by Friday 28 September please to
Rosemary Clark, tel 01908 370811 or to the Church Wardens.
Webb Ivory Catalogue
The Christmas catalogues are now
available from Diana Kesterton, tel 01908 372434. There are very
good value cards and wrapping paper which can be ordered.
Date for your diary
Autumn Bazaar, Saturday 17
November at the Pavilion, 2 pm to 4 pm.
This month we will be preparing
for harvest. Come and join us in the Church Hall at the foot of
Church Road from 11am - 12pm on Sunday 30 September. If you are
under three, please bring an adult with you.
Our first meeting after the summer
break will be on Wednesday 3 September, and we will continue with the
third and first Wednesday of each month. If you would like the
chance to get to know others better and explore more of the Christian
faith in an informal setting, then 8 pm in the Church Hall is the place
to be. We begin with a hot drink and a cookie or slice of cake and
end at 9.30 pm. New faces welcome!
Mursley Deanery Summer Trail
Take part in this exciting trail
to some of the local churches and you might win the first prize of a
champagne dinner for two at the Crooked Billet, Newton Longville.
You have a chance to win £5 prizes even if your entry is incorrect or
incomplete. It only costs £1 to enter. The questions are
suitable for any age, for example All Saints Bow Brickhill - "Lying
by the top gate, died in 1922. Who?" St Swithun
Swanborne - "Who was slain by 'bloudy thieves'?".
Entries must be returned by 2 September 2001. Entry forms are
available from Diana Kesterton, tel 01908 372434.
Bric-a-Brac Stall, Autumn
Bazaar, 17 November 2 - 4 pm
Through your generosity this stall
has raised over £350 in the past three years. We hope once again
you will donate generously and if you are clearing a house or
down-sizing, we would welcome any unwanted items. The only request
is that you phone us first about items of furniture. We ask you to
be responsible for bringing them to the Pavilion on the morning of the
sale and, if they remain unsold, removing them at the end of the
day. If you can help please contact either Wendy Mills on 01908
374745 or Diana Kesterton on 01908 372434.
The Parish Council would like to
remind all residents that we currently have a grant in order to
implement traffic calming measures throughout the village. If
anyone has not yet had an opportunity to forward their proposals could
you please ensure that they are submitted to the Parish Council by
September 30th. We would like to thank residents who have taken
the time to submit their ideas, which will be forwarded to Milton Keynes
Council once all have been received.
The next Parish Council Meeting
will be held in the Pavilion, Rushmere Close on Thursday 13 September at
East/West Rail Link - Public
Meeting 6 September at The Memorial hall, High Street Woburn Sands.
The latest on plans for upgrading
the East/West Rail Route, chaired by Cllr David Hopkins, principal
speaker, Chris Hayward form the East/West Rail Consortium.
A very successful meeting was held in the Pavilion on 7 August, when
we had an afternoon of Whist, Dominoes, a quiz and a raffle, followed by
tea and a session of Don & Betty's Bingo. Our next meeting on
Tuesday 4 September will be in the form of an outing, by coach, through
south Bucks arriving at Waterperry Gardens in time for tea. After
which we shall have time to visit the attractions that interest us
individually: the various styles of garden, the art gallery or the gift
shop. Our coach will be leaving the car park at 1 pm and leaving
Waterperry Gardens at 4.30 pm. We look forward to good weather and
an interesting afternoon.
As you may know we, Tony and Pauline, took over The Wheatsheaf on 27
July. We would like to thank everyone we have met for their
support and encouragement and for making us feel so welcome in the
village. We would like to think that The Wheatsheaf will become
the hub of the community (as in the Rovers in Coronation Street) and we
would welcome any suggestions (polite ones!) you may have in achieving
this. We have already had some feedback from our regulars
regarding darts and skittles, both of which we would like to try and
reintroduce. Once again, we would like to thank you all for your
support and to those we have not yet met, please remember that the pub
belongs as much to the community as it does to us and there is always a
warm and friendly welcome for everyone.
The mobile library will be in the village by the War Memorial on
Friday 7 September and Friday 21 September from 11 - 11.15 am.
Recycling Calendar for July
Red Weeks: Wednesdays 5th and 19th September
Blue Weeks: Wednesdays 12th and 26th September
Appeal by Steetley
You will be aware that Steetley have lodged an appeal against the
refusal to grant their application to mine Fuller's Earth around
Longslade Lane. The public enquiry to determine this appeal will
be heard on 19, 21, 25-28 September and 2 October 2001 in the Vilalge
Hall, Crawley Road, Woburn.
There is no doubt that the decision of the Bedfordshire Council
Council to reject the application was significantly influenced by your
tremendous support. The campaign is once again asking for your
support as it feels it would be equally significant if local objectors
could again signify their disapproval by turning up at the public
enquiry. Whatever time you are able to devote to registering your
objection by attending on one day or even part of a day would be very
much appreciated. If you would like further information or need
transport to Woburn, please get in touch with Diana Kesterton Tel 01908
Dog Fouling - article from Cllr David Hopkins
In reply to the enquiry at a recent Parish Council meeting regarding
the dog fouling strategy in the villages, I now have enough information
to respond with regards to the situation across Milton
"Twenty-four of the parish and town councils in Milton Keynes
form the "Dog Fouling Partnership" along with Milton Keynes
Parks Trust and British Waterways. They all make an annual
contribution to the partnership and these funds help to finance my
position as well as signage, poop scoops, advertising and education
materials. The Partners meet quarterly at the Civic Offices.
They also keep the Dog Warden informed of problem areas within their
Parishes which she then signs and visits as regularly as possible.
Non-partnership parishes are visited by the same warden in response to
complaints from members of the public. She also signs, if needed,
areas complained of as being badly fouled. Some of the partners
are providing dog waste bins, which they have to purchase with their own
monies as Milton Keynes Council does not provide such bins. The
Parish Council also has to pay for these bins to be emptied. Where
they have been installed, the bins are well used and certainly encourage
people to clear up after their dogs. Part of the warden's job is
also to try and educate the public to be responsible dog owners.
This is done through the media, school visits or competitions (which
have been successfully run so far by several parish councils and
residents' associations). Along with the Dog Welfare Officer she
also runs dog microchipping roadshows where we also talk to dog owners
about dog fouling and responsible dog ownership.
When the Dogs (Fouling of Land) Act 1996 was implemented in May last
year, the whole of Milton Keynes was designated making it an offence for
owners not to clear up immediately should their dog foul.
These are few exceptions in the Act that may apply in the villages.
The exceptions are that verges alongside a road with a speed limit
over 40 miles an hour cannot be designated as well as agricultural land
and working woodland. But generally all areas within town/village
boundaries are designated. The Council relies on information from
members of the public to let them know of problem areas, as well as
individuals who are not clearing up after their dogs. In this case, if
they have the address of the person, they will receive a warning letter,
before the warden comes up and investigates the complaint. This is
often enough to encourage them to clear up.
The Dog Warden's name is Allison Williment, Dog Welfare (Advice and
Enforcement) Officer and she can be contacted at the Civic Offices on
I hope this information is helpful to you. Please contact me if
I can be of further assistance: David Hopkins, 80 Walton Road,
Wavendon, Milton Keynes MK17 8LW, tel 01908 582632, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Contributions for the
September newsletter should reach Norman Causer, 14 Downs View, Bow Brickhill
Tel 01908 372884 by Friday 21 September please.
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