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News - February

School News

Bullet Any parents in the village with children who are 3 years old and over who would like to visit the school with a view to registering should contact 610470 to make an appointment. The school is at present updating the future intake registers and projected numbers, and would be very grateful for your co-operation.

Bullet The school currently requires a part-time Caretaker. If you would like to join the staff of this friendly school please apply to The Headteacher, Sherington CE First School, School Lane, Sherington, Bucks MK16 9NF.

School work

Playgroup News

Bullet The children are learning 'All About Me' this term. They have been doing activities and talking about eyes. They were lucky enough to have a visit from Mr Richards and his guide dog Venice. They learnt how blind people can read and Mr Richards showed them how he typed Braille. The children have also been bringing in photos of when they were babies and the others have been trying to guess who is who. It's not easy.

Bullet The AGM is set for Tuesday 10 March in the Village Hall with an 8 o'clock start. There will be a guest speaker and the meeting will finish with refreshments. It is hoped that there will be enough parents to form a new committee to keep Playgroup going.

Bullet If you would like any further details about Sherington Playgroup please contact any committee member (details above).


Church Diary

9 Feb 8pm Sherington DCC

From the Parish Register

Funeral Iris Lane19 January
Funeral (Cremation) Cecilia Watts2 February



Twinning Association News

Bullet Annual General Meeting - This will be held in Sherington School on Tuesday 17 March 1998 at 8.00pm. All present and potential new members are invited to this meeting which will be followed by Cheese and Wine. Newsletters with nomination forms for next year's committee members will be distributed to all members very shortly.

Bullet Official Twinning Visit to Sherington - A party of our Saméon friends will be visiting Sherington the weekend 1 to 3 May (some staying on until 4 May to join in our May Day celebrations on the Knoll). During the weekend the Official Twinning Ceremony, similar to the one in France last year, will take place. Anyone willing to host a couple, family or an individual visitor please give your name to Bill Lewis or Mike Inskipp.

Bullet Barn Dance - This will be held in the Village Hall on Saturday 2 May. 'Bricks and Brussels' will be supplying the music as before. Tickets for the event will be on sale as from the AGM next month. Numbers are always limited for the Barn Dances, so it would be wise to purchase tickets as soon as they are on sale to avoid disappointment.


Parish Council Notes And News

Bulk Skip

Bullet Apologies that a skip did not arrive in Sherington during January. Milton keynes Council resceduled the dates by two weeks because of Christmas and the New Year. The bulk skip will be available in Perry Lane from 10 to 12 February and in the car park opposite 3 Leys View from 24 March to 26 March.

Dog Litter Bins

Bullet Three bins have now been ordered and these are being sponsored by Charlesberry Kennels (so there will be no charge to Counci Tax payers). As mentioned previously, one bin will be near the layby outside Sherington School. The Parish Council will be debating where to locate the other two bins at its next meeting on 3 February. Bags and scoops will be available to purchase from Sherington Post Office, Virginia House Stores and Charlesberry Kennels.

Electricity Cables In Front Of Church Undergrounding of Electricity in Church End

Bullet This project is nearing completion and we hope that it will enhance the appearance of Church End, which is a conservation area in the village.

Road Safety

Bullet Site meetings have taken place at the two hazard spots, ie Cross Albans Hill and Chicheley Roundabout. Representatives from Milton Keynes Council and Thames Valley Police met with the Parish Council Chairman, Barry Holliss and our MK Councillor, Mrs Pat Seymour. Cllr Pat Seymour is anxious to hear of any accidents or near accidents that have occurred recently.

Tree Warden

Bullet Our Tree Warden, Mr Archie Whatton has had a nasty accident recently. We wish him our good wishes for a speedy recovery.


Recent Events

15 Feb 7.30am The Knoll Thumbstick walkers
18 Feb - Village Hall A Musical Evening - Bozeat Windmill Singers
An unforgettable evening of light music and popular song - In aid of Village Hall funds
Tickets £2.50 from Viv Risby (612483) or Eileen West (611651)
25 Feb - - Deadline for SCAN copy for March and the first week of April
3 March 7.30pm School Parish Council Meeting



Tuesday Coffee Mornings

10 Feb Mrs C Cook Mercers Farm
17 Feb Mrs P Fielding 4 Griggs Orchard
24 Feb Mrs M Cook Manor Farm
3 March Mrs P Teasdale 33 Crofts End



The New Thursday Group

Bullet In a change of programme, on 19 February, Fay Hipkin will demonstrate the techniques of water colour painting.

Bullet On 5 March, members are invited to 5 Hillview for a Pot Luck supper.

Bullet The New Thursday Group is always happy to welcome new members - the evenings commence at 8 pm and are held in the Village Hall.



Planning Applications

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

        Bullet 1 High Sreet - Erection of field shelter.

        Bullet 5 Park Road - First floor rear extension and two new front dormer windows - 98/00075/MK - Any representations by 25 February 1998.



Football - North Bucks and District League

Premier Division
3 Jan Sherington 2 Newport Athletic 2
17 Jan Bow Brickhill P Sherington P
24 Jan Sherington 2 Mercedes Benz 3
31 Jan Yardley Gobion 2 Sherington 2
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

Bullet 21 Feb: Sherington are in fifth place with 22 points from 20 games, 13 points behind the leaders.

Division One Trophy - Second Round
14 Feb Leighton United Reserves 1 Sherington Reserves 3

First Division
10 Jan Leighton United Reserves 3 Sherington Reserves 3
17 Jan Sherington Reserves 2 Padbury United Reserves 3
24 Jan Tesco Reserves A Sherington Reserves A
31 Jan Sherington Reserves 0 Yardley Gobion Reserves 1
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

Bullet 21 Feb: The Reserves are third in Division 1 with 22 points from 17 games, 3 points behind the leaders.


For Sale Sign

Houses For Sale

Bullet If you are considering moving to the village, then you may be interested to know that several houses are currently on the market including the following. Details are available from local estate agents, especially those in Newport Pagnell or Olney.

        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.

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: 4 March 1998

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