News - December
Refuse Collections - Christmas
The refuse collections over the Christmas period are as follows:
- Tuesday 21st December
- Thursday 30th December
- Tuesday 11th January
- Work has now started on the new viewing point on Chicheley Hill next to the junction with Bedford Road. The main earth moving work to create the new mound was completed just before Christmas.
Bus Service 2E - Changes
- From 24th October there is a revised route and timetable on service 2E, which runs from Wolverton to Central Milton Keynes to Newport Pagnell and Olney on Monday to Saturday evenings. Buses to Olney leave CMK Rail Station at 1827 and then from Wolverton Agora at 1905, 2005, 2105 and 2205. From Olney journeys leave at 1916, 2016, 2116 and 2216.
Virginia House Stores - Christmas Opening Hours
- The opening hours are as follows:
|Date ||Opening Times ||Papers on sale in shop ||Newspaper Delivery ||Fresh Bread |
|Christmas Eve 24 Dec ||6.30am - 3.00pm ||Yes ||Yes ||Yes |
|Christmas Day 25 Dec ||Closed ||No ||No ||No |
|Boxing Day 26 Dec ||9.00am - 11.00am ||Yes ||No ||No |
|Monday 27 Dec ||9.00am - 11.00am ||Yes ||No ||No |
|Tuesday 28 Dec ||9.00am - 11.00am ||Yes ||Yes ||No |
|Wednesday 29 Dec ||7.00am - 1.00pm ||Yes ||Yes ||Yes |
|Thursday 30 Dec ||7.00am - 1.00pm ||Yes ||Yes ||Yes |
|New Year's Eve 31 Dec ||7.00am - 1.00pm ||Yes ||Yes ||No |
|New Year's Day 1 Jan ||9.00am - 11.00am ||Yes ||No ||No |
|Sunday 2 Jan ||9.00am - 11.00am ||Yes ||Yes ||No |
|Monday 3 Jan ||9.00am - 11.00am ||Yes ||Yes ||No |
|Tuesday 4 Jan ||6.30am - 6.00pm ||Yes ||Yes ||Yes |
- The shop is also looking for people to deliver newspapers in the village.
Fund Raising (Information courtesy of SCAN magazine)
- Pearl Teasdale's Traidcraft Day on 6th November raised £760.
- The Poppy Day collection raised £374.
- The Safari Supper on Saturday 20th November raised £986 for St Laud's Church.
- Phillip Smith's 'Give A Tin' morning on 20th November on The Knoll resulted in a van load of foodstuffs and £51 in cash being donated to the Salvation Army at Conniburrow.
The White Hart
- From 1st November the White Hart has a new landlord: Keith Sheppard. He takes over from Nigel and Pat Aisthorpe, who re-opened the pub two years ago.
- The White Hart appears in the new 2000 edition of the 'Good Beer Guide' published by CAMRA, the Campaign for Real Ale. It also features in CAMRA's 'Good Pub Food' book.
New SCAN Treasurer and Advertising Manager
- Mrs Gill Rose, 8 Crofts End is the new Treasurer and Advertising Manager for SCAN magazine.
Parish Council Notes And News
- The Parish Council have not yet been notified by MKC about the bulk skips for next year. Please see weekly local press.
Edith Lucas Paintings
The correct type of clay has (obviously) not yet been found!
Sherington Parish Appraisal - Development Issues
- Edith Lucas painted several pictures of Sherington at the beginning of this century. Some have been found and the Parish Council would like to hear from anyone who has an 'Edith Lucas' or knows where more can be found.
- The Parish Council wishes to thank all those who attended the presentations at the Village Hall and those who responded by returning the questionnaire. The comments made are being studied by the councillors and the Parish Council's response to MKC will be published in a later issue of SCAN.
- 40 people attended the session on Saturday 23 October and approximately 80 on Sunday 24 October. The answers to the propositions on the consultation document are as follows:
|Proposition||Agreed||Disagreed||Not answered||Comments made on this proposition|
|1 'No Action'||23||69||25||44|
|2 'Resist Development'||52||44||21||43|
|3 'Some development'||67||36||14||82|
- Over 400 documents were delivered to residents and business in Sherington. 117 questionnaires were returned.
- The file with all 117 documents will be available at Parish Council meetings, which are held in Sherington School on the first Tuesday of each month, from 7.30pm. The file will be open on these occasions for all parishioners to inspect, if they so wish.
A Personal Letter From The Chairman of Sherington Parish Council (Courtesy of SCAN magazine)
- There has been much talk, media hype and newspaper coverage on the future of Milton Keynes. Our two workshops on the future of Sherington had a healthy attendance but, of the 400 questionnaires sent out, we received only 117 replies - and one of these was blank! Is the majority of Sherington really silent?
- Sherington is famous for last minute timing. As soon as a way forward is decided (whatever it is), the procrastinators will be roused into action, calling for the P.C. to do something and then, why our plans will not work without their interventions. I challenge those people, instead of waiting 6 months or a year, come along to the next two or three Parish Council meetings. Look at the completed questionnaires for yourselves and then, with the benefit of having seen other people's views, make yourself heard at our public question time (from about 9.15 onward. You don't even need to come to the whole meeting if you don't wish to).
- Here are some of the clear threads that run through several of the replies:
- 'Sherington must retain its village identity'. (This is closely associated with a perception of Sherington continuing to be a desirable place to live.)
- 'Do not allow the village to become just another Grid Square or suburb of Milton Keynes at any cost'.
- And, a little nearer home, 'We need to sort out our sewerage disposal problems in Water Lane and to protect and grow local village business wherever possible'.
- Putting on the workshops was interesting and enjoyable and I would particularly like to thank my colleagues on the P.C. for their support throughout the two days and you, the public, for coming along. Also thanks to those who contributed behind the scenes, loaning equipment, arranging maps and pictures, etc.
The following applications have been submitted to Milton Keynes Council:
- The White Hart, 1 Gun Lane - Conversion of outbuilding to provide Bed and Breakfast Accommodation - Listed Building Within a Conservation Area - 99/01593/FUL - Representations by 28 December 1999.
- The White Hart, 1 Gun Lane - Alterations to existing window and installation of new window and two velux windows - Listed Building Within a Conservation Area - 99/01366/FUL99 and /01366/FUL.
- Calgary House, 5 Church End - Notice of intention to fell one Rowan, one Silver Birch, one Plum and one flowering Cherry and prune Tamarish and Cherry trees and hedge - Within a Conservation Area - 99/1336/MK.
- The Barn, Park Road - Alterations to outbuilding to create double garage and erection of 2.1m high stone wall with timber gates - Within a Conservation Area - 99/1282/MK.
Football - North Bucks and District League
|Premier Division |
|2 Oct ||Sherington || 1 ||Wing Village || 2|
|9 Oct ||Stewkley || 4 ||Sherington || 0|
|16 Oct ||Sherington || 1 ||Wicken Sports || 6|
|30 Oct ||Sherington || 1 ||Southcott RA || 4|
|6 Nov ||Roade || 0 ||Sherington || 0|
|13 Nov ||Sherington || P ||Westbury || P|
|27 Nov ||Sherington || 1 ||Stewkley || 0|
|4 Dec ||Hanslope || 0 ||Sherington || 1|
|11 Dec ||Bow Brickhill || P ||Sherington || P|
|Intermediate Division |
|2 Oct ||Roade Reserves || 2 ||Sherington Reserves || 0|
|9 Oct ||Sherington Reserves || 4 ||Tingewick Sports || 4|
|16 Oct ||Hays MK97 || 3 ||Sherington Reserves || 0|
|23 Oct ||Sherington Reserves || 8 ||Syresham || 2|
|30 Oct ||Great Horwood || 5 ||Sherington Reserves || 0|
|6 Nov ||Sherington Reserves || 2 ||Steeple Claydon || 2|
|20 Nov ||Sherington Reserves || 0 ||Tesco || 2|
|27 Nov ||Tesco || 5 ||Sherington Reserves || 0|
|4 Dec ||Sherington Reserves || 0 ||Roade Reserves || 6|
|11 Dec ||Sherington Reserves || P ||Hays MK97 || P|
|18 Dec ||Tingewick Sports || 2 ||Sherington Reserves || 3|
|Premier Division Challenge Trophy - First Round |
|20 Nov ||Southcott RA || 6 ||Sherington || 0|
|Intermediate Division Challenge Trophy - First Round |
|13 Nov ||Hays MK97 || 4 ||Sherington Reserves || 0|
Houses For Sale
The following houses have recently been advertised for sale.
Details are available from local estate agents, especially those in Newport Pagnell or Olney.
- 3 bedroomed semi-detached house, £128,000.
- 3 bedroomed stone cottage overlooking The Knoll, £128,000.
- 2 bedroomed link detached bungalow, £119,950.
- 2 bedroomed terrace house, £79,995.
The following houses have recently been advertised to let.
- 4 bedroomed detached house, £850 per month.
- 2 bedroomed detached house, £750 per month.
- 3 bedroomed detached house in Gun Lane, £775 per month.
- 1 bedroomed semi-detached cottage in Crofts End, £425 per month.
Twinning Association News
- As in previous years, the church is floodlit during the Christmas period.
From the Parish Register
|Baptism ||7 Nov ||Mitchell Barton|
|Wedding ||- ||-|
|Funeral ||- ||-|
|26 Dec ||9.30am ||The Knoll ||Thumbstick Walkers - Boxing Day Walk|
|29 Dec ||- ||- ||Deadline for SCAN copy for January |
and first week of February
|31 Dec ||- ||Village Hall ||Village Millennium Celebration (see below)|
|4 Jan ||School ||7.30pm ||Parish Council Meeting|
|7+14 Jan ||8pm - 9pm ||Village Hall ||Adult Keep Fit/Dance Classes|
£2.50 per class - Contact Melanie (Tel: 618438)
Village Millennium Celebration
- New Year's Eve 31st December 1999
- At the Village Hall.
- No admission charge, but there will be a raffle to help fund this and other Millennium projects.
- Fancy dress, although there is no overall theme.
- Some food and soup will be provided, but tables will not be available because of the numbers expected (about 350 adults and 150 children). Barbecue facilities will be available for self cook.
- A professional Disco has been booked to entertain with 'music through the (recent) ages'. Other entertainment is planned.
- A bar will not be provided, so please bring your own drink. Children's soft drinks will be available.
- Please contact Mark Stein (Tel: 618966) or John Cook (Tel: 610909) if you can help in the preparation or during the week prior to the event.
Tuesday Coffee Mornings
The New Thursday Group
- The first meeting of the New Year takes the form of a visit to the Pantomine at the Milton Keynes Theatre. All the Group's tickets have been sold, but phone Sue Pounder (Tel: 610090) to be placed on the reserve list.
Information (apart from Football and Planning Applications) courtesy of SCAN magazine
Latest update: 16 January 1999
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