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News - April


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Council Tax 1998/9

Bullet The Council Tax for houses in Sherington for the year beginning 1 April 1998 is given in the following table.


Band £Band £Band £Band £
A 447.43 C 596.58 E820.29 G 1118.58
B 522.01 D 671.15 F969.44 H 1342.30

Bullet The average Council Tax charge in Sherington is £735.16.

Bullet Of the £671.15 payable for each Band D property, £22.35 goes to the Parish council, £5.83 goes towards the provision of open spaces, highway verges and recreation grounds, £50.76 goes to Thames Valley Police Authority and £592.21 to Milton Keynes council.

Bullet The total Parish Precept for Sherington in 1998/99 is £11,790, of which £9350 is used for Parish purposes and £2,440 is for open spaces and verges. In 1997/98 the Parish Precept was £10,900.

Bullet The total Milton Keynes Council budget for 1998/99 is £158,725,000.


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Cards

Anyone for Bridge?

Bullet We understand there are Sherington people who play Bridge and there are others who have had lessons. It was suggested that we might like to get together for a hand or two. Should we perhaps form a Sherington Bridge? Nothing too formal or competitive. So should we perhaps arrang a preliminary meeting to put forward ideas?

Bullet If you are interested pleae contact Avril Atkinson on 612662 or Christine Bearman on 611274.


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Pate, Punch and Promises

Bullet Thank you donors, buyers and helpers for making this event such a great success. Over £1,500 was raised for the Millennium Fund for an extension at St Lauds.


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Runners

London Marathon - 26 April 1998

Bullet Over the past 6 months Carole Gunn has been jogging round Sherington as many of the residents will have seen. The reason for her sudden interest in the pavements of Sherington is that she has been offered a place to run in this year's London Marathon. This, she believes, is a great honour. The charities she will be running for are Willen Hospice (The Hospice of Our Lady and St John) and The Wishbone Trust.

Bullet She asks her fellow residents of Sherington to support her in the London Marathon by sponsoring Willen Hospice. Virginia House Stores has the sponsor form. Could you complete the form and leave your money at the store? If you do see her jogging round the village Carole requests that you give her a wave as she needs all the encouragement she can get. Carole thanks you for your support.


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School News

Bullet Class 2 went to Bradwell Abbey for a dramatic 'Roman Day' to complete a topic started by our PGCE student, Ms Messenger. The children saw various aspects of Roman life from standpoints of the wealthy and of slaves.

Bullet Mothers were invited into school on the afternoon of Friday, 20 March for a celebration of Mother's Day. They were entertained by poetry and song and by the personal tributes of the children.

Bullet The early unseasonable warmth brought frogs and newts to our school pond and these co-residents of the school grounds will be the subject of some nature study. The daffodils and flowering cherry blossom have also brought welcome hints of Spring to the School.

Bullet Class 2 spent the morning of 18 march at Olney Middle School at the Ouse Valley Schools Music Festival. Look for us in the local press! We took our percussion instruments and sang our best with children from all the other schools in the area.

Bullet Visitors from the playgroup are with us each week - they're getting ready to join us for real next term!

Bullet Children have begun their May Day preparations. We are all looking forward to seeing you on The Knoll on 4 May at 11am.

Bullet The children found money on a recent village walk in Crofts End. Please come into school if you think it might be yours.

School staff 1 School staff 2

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Parents, Teachers and Friends Association

Bullet Thanks to everybody who supported the Valentines Disco which raised a very respectable £400 for school funds and was great fun for all involved!

Bullet Future plans include our May Day celebrations on The Knoll on 4 May. The Parish Council have asked the PTFA to co-ordinate the event this year. We hope to have the usual attractions including the Maypole dancing, the Fun Run and the Yard of Ale and are open to further suggestions.

Bullet If your village organisation would like to contribute a stall on the day, please contact Jo Tough on 617685 or Fran Parry on 611366 ASAP so that we can co-ordinate things. This is a lovely event for all concerned but we are anxious to widen its appeal and want to involve as many village clubs and interest groups as possible.

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Playgroup News

Bullet The AGM went ahead with one of the best turn-outs we have had recently. The guest speaker this year was Mr Storey of Sherington School who talked about 'Childhood'. A new committee has been elected but, at the time of writing, they have not yet decided who will be doing what.

Bullet The theme is still 'All About Me' but is now encompassing the community and our world. The group has been out for walks around the village and the children have really enjoyed them. Not only have they been to the Shop (thank you Alan for the sweets!) but they have also popped into the school to drop off the big ones for their visit. Thanks to everyone who came and walked with us.

Bullet The Playgroup would like to ask those children who are writing on paving slabs at the back of the hall to stop. Please. We are aware that other groups use that area but it doesn't look very nice and it doesn't set a good example for the little ones who may now think that they may write on whatever they like. We know who is responsible because they have written their names on the slabs!


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Twinning Association News

Bullet Annual General Meeting - This, followed by Cheese and Wine, was held in Sherington School on Tuesday 17 March 1998. Bill Lewis, Chairman, thanked all members and committee for their support throughout the year. He gave a report on last year's activities, which included a visit to Sameon for the signing of the Twinning Charter. The Chairman reported on two resignations from the committee this year, ie: Barry Hollis (Treasurer) and Pearl Teasdale (Secretary). Both these members had served the committee since it was first set up in 1992; the Chairman said they will be missed and thanked them for all their efforts.

Bullet Official Twinning Visit to Sherington - 1st to 4th May - Mike Inskipp, Vice-Chairman,outlined the planned programme for the return visit at the beginning of May. We are expecting about 60 adults and children from Saméon. Local dignatories, including the Lord Lieutenant of Buckinghamshire, the mayor of Milton Keynes, our MP and MEP and MK Councillor as well as the Parish Council, have been invited to attend a Reception to meet our visitors from Saméon and at which the charter will be re-affirmed.

Bullet Membership Renewals for 1998 - These are now due and subscriptions, which remain unchanged ie: Individual £3, Family £5, Corporate £10, may be paid to any member of the committee. New members are always very welcome.


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Church News

Church Diary

11 April 7.00pm Handel's Messiah
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From the Parish Register

Baptism Charles Clark15 March

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Parish Council Notes And News


Bulk Skip

Bullet The bulk skip will be available in Perry Lane during May.

Bedford Road

Bullet There has been dumping of road repair materials at the top of Bedford Road again. MKC has been informed and the materials should have been removed by the time you read this. The Clerk would like to be kept informed by residents of any dumping of materials or fly tipping on this site. We hope the work on Sherington Mound will commence very soon, which should prevent dumping and fly tipping.

Country Watch

Bullet This scheme was launched at a special ceremony in Emberton Park on Monday, 23 March 1998. Donations have been received from BT, local farmers and businesses. Two cell-phones have been provided and their running costs will be covered by these donations. Cards with information, including the numbers of these cell-phones, will be given to local coordinators of Neighbourhood Watch and other key persons in the villages. Sherington Parish Council is acting as Trustee for the local scheme in this rural area of the borough.

Dog Bins

Bullet Three bins have been installed in the village: in the layby outside Sherington School, at the corner of Crofts End and High Street and in Church Road outside the Village Hall car park.

Annual Parish Meeting

Bullet The Annual Parish Meeting will be held in Sherington School on Tuesday 5 May 1998 at 7pm. This meeting will be followed by the May Parish Council Meeting. All members of the general public are invited to either or both meetings.


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Recent Events


7 April 7.30pm School Parish Council Meeting
11 April - St Lauds Church Handel's 'Messiah' - See below for more details
13 April 8am The Knoll Thumbstick Walkers - Easter Monday walk


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Hallelujah

Handel's 'Messiah'

Bullet Saturday 11 April 1998 in St Lauds Church at 7pm. Entrance by programme or on the door £3.50 (Concessions £2.50) including refreshments. Doors open 6.30pm. Programmes are available from Church Wardens and choir members.

Newport Pagnell Singers, Emberton and SCAN Choirs
Ann Harris - Soprano
Catherine Walsingham - Contralto
David Jones - Tenor
Edward Peters - Bass
Leader - Dorothy Williams
Conductor - Gerald A Hill

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Coffee

Tuesday Coffee Mornings


7 April Mrs R Weatherill 4 Village Close
14 April No meeting -
21 April Mrs E Milnes 4 Hillview
28 April Mrs G Perkins 12 Hillview


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Thursday

The New Thursday Group

Bullet Thursday 16 April - Change of Programme - Visit to the Historical Society in Newport Pagnell to see a period display of period (1780-1940) dresses. Please meet in the Village Hall car park at 7.15pm. Enid's Evening has just been postponed, not cancelled.

Bullet Thursday 7 May - 'Monoprinting from Scratch'. Jayne Corfield, the county's leading expert, will introduce print making. Bring an overall and some cotton rags and take away your own fine art print.

Bullet All ladies welcome - the evenings commence at 8 pm and are held in the Village Hall.

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Plans

Planning Applications

Bullet The following planning applications have been submitted to Milton Keynes Council:

        Bullet 10 Crofts End - Single storey side extension and rear conservatory - 98/445/MK - Any representations by 14 May.

        Bullet White Hart, 1 Gun Lane - Listed building and planning consent for construction of patio, pergola, garden play house, greenouse, dog kennel and extract flue - 98/346/MK and 98/347/MK - Any representations by 6 May.

        Bullet Coney Grey, Gun Lane - Erection of stable/feed store.

        Bullet 18 School Lane - Erection of detached dwelling and new vehicular access, and construction of first floor to existing bungalow - Re-submission of 98/7/MK and 98/9/MK.

        Bullet 2 Gun Lane - Change of use from amenity land to residential garden land - 98/308/MK - Within a conservation area - Any representations by 9 April.

        Bullet Carisbrooke House, Bedford Road - Demolition of all current buildings, which are in very poor condition, and replacement with one large dwelling.


Bullet The planning application for a bungalow extension and house in School Lane is being considered by the Development Control Committee of Milton Keynes Council. The planning officers and parish council both consider that the plans represent over-development of the site.

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Houses For Sale

Bullet The following houses have recently been advertised for sale. Details are available from local estate agents, especially those in Newport Pagnell or Olney.

        Bullet 2 bedroomed barn conversion, £125,000.

        Bullet 2 bedroomed detached cottage, £92,500.

        Bullet 3 storey, 4 bedroomed house in Gun Lane, £130,000.

        Bullet 3 bedroomed mature house , £84,995.

        Bullet 2 bedroomed detached bungalow, £92,000.

        Bullet 3 bedroomed house in Carters Close, £89,995.

        Bullet 3 bedroomed house in Carters Close, £108,000.

        Bullet 5 bedroomed older property in the High Street, £220,000.

        Bullet 3 bedroomed house in Carters Close, £91,995.

        Bullet 4 bedroomed stone built detached house, £239,500.

        Bullet 4 bedroomed stone built house, £212,000.

        Bullet 4 bedroomed detached house, £199,995.

        Bullet 4 bedroomed chalet bungalow, £189,995.


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Ball

Football - North Bucks and District League


Premier Division
7 Feb Deanshanger Athletic 0 Sherington 3
14 Feb Sherington 0 Roade 2
21 Feb Sherington 2 Hanslope 2
28 Feb Silverstone 2 Sherington 1
7 Mar Bow Brickhill 1 Sherington 2
21 Mar Wicken Sports 0 Sherington 1
28 Mar Newport Athletic 3 Sherington 3
4 Apr Sherington 1 Stewkley 0
11 Apr Sherington P Grendon Rangers P
18 Apr Leighton United 1 Sherington 1
25 Apr Sherington 4 MK Athletic 1

Bullet 18 April: Sherington are in fifth place with 31 points from 26 games, 15 points behind the leaders.

Division One Trophy - Second Round
14 Feb Leighton United Reserves 1 Sherington Reserves 3
Division One Trophy - Semi-Finals
21 Mar Sherington Reserves 2 Stewkley Reserves 0
Division One Trophy - Final
25 Apr Wicken Sports Reserves - Sherington Reserves -

First Division
7 Feb Sherington Reserves 2 Wicken Reserves 2
21 Feb Padbury United Reserves 3 Sherington Reserves 1
28 Feb Sherington Reserves 5 Leighton Rangers 1
7 Mar Sherington Reserves 4 Stewkley Reserves 0
14 Mar Yardley Gobion Reserves 0 Sherington Reserves 3
4 Apr Silverstone Reserves P Sherington Reserves P
11 Apr Woughton P Sherington Reserves P
18 Apr Sherington Reserves 6 Helmdon 0

Bullet 18 April: The Reserves are second in Division 1 with 32 points from 22 games, 4 points behind the leaders.


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Information (apart from Football and Planning Applications) courtesy of SCAN magazine

The football/planning news is updated weekly, the other news is updated monthly.

Latest update: 26 April 1998
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