EXTRACTS FROM THE
in Aid of Mencap
My group returned to the UK on 1
June having achieved our foal of raising in excess of £1/3M for Mencap.
However the Chinese denied us access to Tibet and instead our trek took
us to the Langtang region of Nepal high in the Himalayas. We
trekked the distance of Milton Keynes to London and back and climbed the
equivalent of Mount Blanc. We were instrumental in saving a
woman's life high in a remote mountain village. I got bitten by
leaches and I hope to putting a 10 year old orphan through school in
Kathmandu. Hopefully I will be able to link two schools in our
area to the Ideal English School in Kathmandu. If you would like
to know more, I will be attending the Bow Brickhill Club meeting on
Tuesday 3 July at 2 pm, showing a video and a few pictures of my
challenge. Alan Preen
The Race Night held recently at
the Wheatsheaf proved to be a very successful and entertaining evening,
raising £253 towards church funds. Special thanks go to Babs and
Graham for organising and hosting the event, to all who bought pre-race
night horses and particularly to the customers of The Wheatsheaf who
supported the evening so generously.
Andrew Malleson has taken over the
task of supervising church hall bookings. If you would like to
book the hall, please contact Andrew on 372376. The PCC would like
to thank Yvonne Paris for carrying out the job previously for several
The Local Plan
Planning proposals to the Local
Plan as detailed in May's newsletter, have recently been made available
for viewing by Milton Keynes Council. The Parish Council has
obtained copies of the proposals for Bow Brickhill and there are
available to residents to view.
The June meeting of the Bow
Brickhill Club was another entertaining afternoon, with a quiz and a
raffle organised by Rosemary and Shirley. Following tea the
afternoon culminated in a Bingo session conducted by Betty and Don.
Our next meeting will be at 2 pm
on 3 July in the Pavilion. Alan Press will make a return visit to
tell us about his trip to the Himalayas. We look forward to seeing
you all as we are now in the season of strawberries and cream!
The mobile library will be in the
village by the War Memorial on Friday 13 July and Friday 27 July from 11
- 11.15 am.
Recycling Calendar for July
Red Weeks: Wednesdays 4 and
Blue Weeks: Wednesdays 11 and 25 July.
All children are welcome to Sunday
School which takes place on the last Sunday of each month in the Church
Hall at the bottom of Church Road. If you're under three, please
bring your Mum or Dad with you! We also encourage children and
their parents to come to the family service at 11 am in the church on
the first Sunday of the month. Come and find out about "Super
Dad" on 1st July at 11 am. At the end of the month we will be
thinking about holidays. NB. This year there will be no
Sunday School on the last Sunday of August, Bank Holiday Weekend.
Last month we looked at worship as
we considered how the introduction of the church's new service book
Common Worship will affect our services. This month we expect to
finish our mini series using materials for Christian Aid. Why not
come and join us for an hour and a half on the first and third
Wednesdays of the month? Home made cakes or biscuits accompany the
tea and coffee served in the Church Hall from 8 pm to 9.30 pm.
Come and get to know people from the church in a more relaxed way than
is possible on a Sunday morning.
It was a glorious Sunday afternoon
for enjoying the ploughman's lunch in aid of church funds on Sunday 24
June from 1 noon. The Driveside garden was a delight, the food was
good and the company congenial. Thanks to Kay & Stuart for
Thank you for giving, and for
those who gave time to collect. It is several years since the last
street collection and this year £213.32 was collection (1997:
£157.97). The total for the three villages was £829.66 (200:
A reminder that a theatrical
company will be piloting new material at Christchurch, Stantonbury
Campus on Wednesday evening, 4 July - American Independence Day has been
deliberately chosen to highlight George Bush's refusal to ratify the
Kyoto Protocol on climate change. Initiated by the Oxford Diocese,
this is a bargain evening: £1 per person - maximum number of 75,
so ring 310951 to book your place now (pay on the door, but you need to
reserve your seat). You'll get though to Milton Keynes World
Development Education Centre whose co-ordinator, Rosemary Clarke, lives
in Bow Brickhill. The show begins at 8 pm and lasts 90 minutes
Willen Hospice Collection
The Willen Hospice house
collection in Bow Brickhill in April came to a total of £251.47.
This year the collection in Milton Keynes raised £8,587.68.
The Lisa Gallafent School of
Will be commencing a Children's
Dance Class starting in September 2001. On Monday evenings from
September your child will be able to attend a professional dance class
at the Pavilion to learn the dance art form of ballet. Girls and
boys from the age of 4 years can enrol on this first step of the
classical dancing ladder, which will take them, if they choose, through
their teens and beyond. Classes cost £3.50 per child and are for 45
minutes. To enrol your child or enquire further please contact the
Lisa Gallafent School of Dance on 01908 377524 or Miss Lisa directly on
Contributions for the
July newsletter should reach Norman Causer, 14 Downs View, Bow Brickhill
Tel 01908 372884 by Friday 20 July please.
NB: It is a great help if
contributions are typed in a minimum of 12 pt sized font. This
means that A4 pages can be scaled down to A5 without the need for
retyping. If this sounds like gobbledegook, please contact
Rosemary Clarke on 01908 370811 who is helping out with the preparation
of the magazine.
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