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BOW BRICKHILL PARISH NEWS  - SEPTEMBER 2002

News and views - have you got any news or items of interest that you would like to put in the newsletter?  Do you have any local history, poems or anecdotes which you would like to share?

Some months we have lots of items for the newsletter and it is a job to fit them all in but we often have some space to fill and would welcome contributions from readers of all ages.  Details of how to get items to us are at the foot of this page.

What a busy village!

We are compiling a list of contact numbers for all of the many organisations that meet in our village.  We are aware of the following and there may well be some more.  We would be grateful for up-to-date contact names and numbers for inclusion in the next edition of the newsletter.

Pre-school Playgroup, Mums & Toddlers, Friends of the School, Youth on Show, Brownies, Crusaders, Bow Brickhill Club, Women's Institute, Model Aeroplane Club, Preserve Bow Brickhill, Fellowship Group, Sunday School, Parochial Church Council, Parish Council, Line Dancing.

If we have missed your organisation from this list do forgive us and let us know (contact details at bottom of page).

What's On

5 September - Bow Brickhill Club Bring and Buy
10 September - Youth on Show start back
11 September - Fellowship Group
12 September - Parish Council meeting
14 September - Open Day at the church
14 September - Dinner Dance in the Pavilion
29 September - Sunday School 
5 October - Harvest Supper
7 October - Harvest Auction
9 October - Fellowship Group
27 October - Sunday School
2 November - Fireworks Display at the school
13 November - Fellowship Group
16 November - Autumn Bazaar
24 November - Sunday School

PARISH COUNCIL NEWS

Lenny Tompkins

The Parish Council would like to send their condolences to the family and friends of Lenny Tompkins who sadly passed away last week.  Lenny tended the Pavilion ground for the parish for many years and will be greatly missed.

Funding

We are pleased to announce that he parish has received funding for a chair stacking trolley and to install a PA system in the Pavilion.  We have also been grated part funding for the decorating which has been carried out.

Traffic Calming

As you may have noticed the school railing have been put up outside Bow Brickhill school and the school signs erected at the site of the Pre-school on Church Road.  These schemes are part of the traffic calming measures put forward by the Parish Council.

Date of Next Meeting

The next Parish Council meeting is to be held on Thursday 12 September 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

VILLAGE NEWS

Pavilion Fundraising Dance

A dinner dance will take place on Saturday 14 September at the Pavilion, Rushmere Close.  There will be a live band, buffet, a bar and raffle to be held on the night.  The event is for persons of 18 years and over.  Further details of this will be advertised nearer the time throughout the village and in the next Parish News.  If you are able to donate any prizes for the raffle or able to help in any other way please contact Sue or Andy Malleson or the Parish Clerk.

Harvest Weekend

Harvest Supper:  Saturday 5th October
Family Service: Sunday 6th October
Auction at the Wheatsheaf: Monday 7th October

Youth on Show

Reminder to all budding actors and actresses.  Youth on Show starts back on Tuesday 10 September at The Pavilion 6 pm - 8 pm.  Details from Heather 01908 585245 or Mary 01908 647003.

Stride for Life

A 10 Km walk around Willen Lake suitable for all ages and levels of fitness, dogs included!  To raise money for Cancer Research UK, Sunday 13th October.  This walk is part of Breast Cancer Awareness Month.  Would you like to join the Stride for Life or get involved in any other activities of Breast Cancer such as: hosting a pink party with pink drinks and food, selling Cancer Research UK ribbons to friends and family, purchasing a pink puppy (limited edition), wearing pink for a day, taking a sponsored challenge.  Contact Louise Wadley on 01865 716655 or email louise.wadley@cancer.org.uk

The Bow Brickhill Club

On Tuesday August 6th the club was entertained by a talk on "Upstairs and Downstairs" in the 1930s by Mrs Muriel Smith MBE, who spoke of her experiences of domestic service in the years just before the war.  The talk was followed by tea in the style of this period.  The afternoon proved to be most interesting and enjoyable.  Our next meeting will be in the form of a "Bring and Buy" sale of home made cakes and jam and prize garden produce.  This will be in the Pavilion at 2 pm on Thursday September 5th.

Mobile Library

By the war memorial from 11 - 11.15 on the following Fridays:  6th September and 20th September.

Recycling

Red Bins - Weds 11 September, 25 September
Blue Bins - Weds 4 September, 18 September

What Rubbish!

Did you know that aluminium foil banks are now available to recycle both small and larger pieces of foil (including bottle tops) at the following sites:  Bleak Hall and New Bradwell Household Waste & Recycling Centres, Tesco - Bletchley, Kingston and Wolverton, Safeway - Westcroft, Iceland - Central Milton Keynes.

You can also have your green garden waste collected the same week as your red box recyclables.  all you have to do is use a special Milton Keynes Council green waste sack.  Nearby places to buy these are:  Civic Offices, Saxon Gate East; Woburn Sands Post Office; Pollards in Aylesbury Street, Fenny Stratford.

Free Bulk Waste Collections

If you have bulky items to get rid of you can call 01908 252570 to have a bulky item like a fridge or sofa picked up free. The Council recycles as much as possible so you may be asked if the item is in reasonable condition and if you mind donating it for recycling.  Environmental Services Helpline:  Tel 01908 252570, email envservices@milton-keynes.gov.uk, fax 01908 252472.


CHURCH NEWS

Many of our thoughts over the last few weeks have been about the tragic events in the small town of Soham.  Our hearts go out to the families and relations affected.  Jesus had strong words to say about people who harm children and those who rob children of their innocence.  In Matthew's gospel chapter 18 verse 6 Jesus says "But whoso shall offend one of these little ones which believe in me, it were better for him to hang a millstone about his neck and drown himself in the depth of the sea."

The parish church in Soham has become a focal point for many of the expressions and sympathy and sorrow felt by the townsfolk and many more from outside the town.  This is a proper use of a parish church.  It is there when needed but should not be taken for granted.  

Over the last two newsletters we have been asking for volunteers to help maintain the graveyard and churchyard.  Recently the graveyard was nearly strimmed and now looks very good indeed.  The wardens would like to thank the person responsible as the deed was done anonymously and we are very grateful to whoever it was.   The Wardens.

Burials
14 June
Alice Clara Allen

Baptisms
7 Junne
Charlie Michael Smith
Olver David Ingram
Henry John Ingram 

Visiting Vicars this month

The Revd Stephen Barnes will take the family service on September 1st which will include a baptism and the Revd Sister Hazel will take the services on 8 September (11 am Holy Communion) and September 22nd (8 am Holy Communion).

Fellowship Group

We meet again on Wednesday 11 September at 8 pm in the Church Hall.  Newcomers welcome.

Sunday School

The next meeting of Sunday School will take place on 29th September at 11 am in the Church Hall.  New children welcome.

Sponsored Ride and Open Day - 14th September

The annual Bucks Historic Churches Trust will take place on Saturday September 14th.  if you would like to take part and have a fun day out by visiting as many local churches as you can (by bicycle, horseback or walking), whilst raising money for the church in sponsorship, then contact Kay Leeming for a sponsor form and further details.

The church tower will be open from 10 am to 6 pm to welcome all visitors who would like refreshments or would like to look at the photograph displays and climb the tower for a memorable view of the surrounding countryside.  There will be a small charge of 50p to go up the tower and proceeds will go towards the upkeep of the church.  If anyone is able to help with refreshments or staffing the tower, please contact Kay tel 01908 372032.

Summer Concert

The summer concern in the church proved to be a memorable event.  it was a perfect summer evening and the audience of 20 enjoyed accomplished performances both from the St James Singers and the Church Choir which was followed by an excellent buffet supper.  The Oxfordshire based ensemble have already expressed the desire to return again next year to enjoy the Bow Brickhill fellowship.  Thanks go to the performers and all who came along and supported this event which raised 176 for church funds.  Particular thanks go to Jenny Woods for all her hard work and organisation.

Church Rotas

  Readers Flowers Cleaners
1 September A Goodwin Jenny Woods D Bowdler
8 September Rosemary Clarke
Helen Coghill
   
15 September Brenda Goodger
Trish Wilby
Sharon Giles Betty Morris
22 September Alan Wilkins
Stuart Leeming
   

Services September 2002

Bow Brickhill - All Saints
1st September: 11 am Family Service
8th September: 11 am Holy Communion
15th September: 6 pm Evensong
22 September: 8 am Holy Communion
29 September: at Little Brickhill

Great Brickhill St Mary The Virgin
1st September: 9.30 am Holy Communion
8th September: 9.30 am Patronal Festival
15th September: 9.30 Holy Communion
22 September: 9.30 Parish Communion
29 September: at Little Brickhill

Little Brickhill - St Mary Magdalene
1st September: No Services
8th September: 11 am Matins
15 September: 9.30 am Family Communion
22 September: 11 am Holy Communion
29 September: 11 am Benefice Communion

Copy deadline We welcome your news for the next edition. Please deliver contributions by September 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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