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News - February


Future Development of Sherington

Bullet The Parish Council has published a consultation document on the future development of Sherington. This has been distributed to all parishioners together with a questionaire to enable the residents to express their views. Read the document here.

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Interview - Derek Ferris

Bullet Milton Keynes Council's magazine, The Messenger, published an interview with Derek Ferris, the chairman of Sherington Parish Council, in its February 1999 issue. Read the interview here.


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SCAN Beavers

Bullet The Beavers are holding their AGM on 25 February at 8pm at 45 Perry Lane. Everybody is welcome even if you don't have a child at Beavers. Fresh blood is needed to keep Scan Scouting going.

Bullet Someone is also needed to run Scouts and people to go on the Scouting Committee. It's a couple of hours every 4 months minimum or as much time as you want to put in. If anyone is interested please come to the AGM. The boys are great fun and very rewarding.

Bullet Also, are there any Scan scarves that are not being used? Could they please be returned.

Bullet There is a Grand Jumble and Table Top Sale on 20 February in the Village Hall in aid of the Scan Beaver Group. Entrance is 20p, children free. Tables can be booked for £5.

Bullet Hawk - Flora Jeeves (Tel: 217835), Wren - Joy Osgood, Robin - Fiona Jeeves


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Sherington Care

Bullet Sherington Care provides both pre and after school child-minding facilities that leave you free to work or shop or do whatever you need to do in the knowledge that your children are being looked after by trained carers in a stimulating environment in the company of their friends. The Group welcomes all, from just an occasional booking to more regular members.

Bullet Call in at the School when the Group are there or contact Sharyn Stein on 618966 to book your children in. All the Care Supervisors are well known at the School and around the village, hold First Aid Certificates and are council Approved and Registered.

Bullet Sherington Care welcomes all children aged 4 to 12 years from families having links with the School or Village. Costs per child are affordable at only £1 for the morning session and £2 per hour in the afternoon. The Group are open mornings from 8.30 to 9am and afternoons from 3.10 to 5.30pm. Sherington Care looks forward to seeing you.


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Dance - Dance - Dance

Bullet Do you have a child who loves to dance? Do you ever wish you'd had the chance to take dance classes? Did you used to dance?

Bullet Melanie Morton is a fully qualified teacher of ballet, tap and jazz dance who moved to Sherington in August. She is keen to know if anyone would be interested in classes held in Sherington.

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Bullet She also believes there are some adults keen to have a 'fun' jazz/keep fit class - a social way to exercise the body and mind! If you have any interest in the above or any other form of dance, please contact Melanie Morton on 618438.

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Sherington Youth Club

Bullet Will our Youth Club be forced to close? Despite a very successful 1998 and a good start to this year Jim Key is concerned about how long the club may survive. The Club is very sound financially. It has built up a good stock of equipment and resources. It has had 15 to 20 children coming along each week. It has a good rota of adult helpers to run the club between 6.30 and 9pm each Wednesday. The club is run by parents for their children. It all sounds too good to be true!

Bullet The problem is the club is fast running out of officers and committee members to run things. Jim Key (Chairman) and Vicky Brown (Secretary) have stood down. Jane Coles has ably stepped into the Secretary's shoes but the club still does not have a Chairman. Jim Key is now acting Chairman and Treasurer.

Bullet Jim Key has been involved with the Club since its conception in September 1993. His children no longer attend and he feels that he wishes to step down and give the reins to someone else. To do this would mean the club no longer has a Chairman or Treasurer and obviously could not continue.

Bullet Jim Key is therefore appealing to you to come forward and offer more than help on a Wednesday, to get actively involved in running a successful club for your children. If anyone is interested please contact him at 8 Knoll Close (Tel: 613211) or Jane Coles (Tel: 614876). Thank you.


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Thanks!

Bullet SCAN wishes to thank those who gave donations this month: a nice fat one from a supporter in the centre of Sherington, a generous contribution from a Chicheley lady and another from an ex-Sheringtonian who now lives in Stony Stratford.


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School News

Bullet The school term started with a very enjoyable trip to see 'The Secret Life of Humpty Dumpty' at Northampton's Royal Theatre. (I bet you didn't know he had a secret life!).

Bullet Mr Storey's class has been feeding the birds throughout the winter and have their own very friendly robin who visits every day. Their work this term has included investigating sound and vibration. The older children are concentrating on the benefits of healthy eating and discovering all about Vikings.

Bullet A crew from BBC Look East filmed Class 1 about their Internet link. Mr Storey and the children have been sending pictures and messages via the new lap top computer to their friends in Dover. We were all very excited to see Sherington School on the news the following day.

Bullet Finally, we would be very pleased to receive tokens towards Walkers Free Books campaign (just post through the letterbox). We are also saving tops off Pringles containers for new sports equipment.


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School PTFA News

Bullet The Christmas raffle was won by Mrs Phyllis Walton. Many thanks to all who bought raffle tickets and to the two village pubs and the Post Office for helping to sell the tickets. £80 was raised for school funds.

Bullet There will be an Irish Theme Night (Riverdancing comes to Sherington) on Saturday 27 February 1999 in the Village Hall. Tickets are £6 and are available from Alison Boulton (Tel: 01234 391279) or at the school gate.


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Playgroup News

Bullet Sherington Playgroup Annual General Meeting will be held on 16 March this year in the Village Hall. The Chairman, Jane Cartwright, would like to extend a warm welcome to everyone. This is an ideal opportunity for parishioners to see 'behind the doors', meet the staff and committee and to see some examples of the children's 'work'. In addition to the serious business of the evening there will be plenty of time for chat and a chance to enjoy some fine wine and cheeses. See the Playgroup's noticeboard in the Hall for further details or get in touch with the Chairman.

Bullet Every year a committee has to be elected at the AGM to run Playgroup. The thought of volunteering can be daunting but the reality is not so bad. Not all of the committee will be standing down and there will be plenty of support and a thorough hand-over from those who are not. Joining the committee is an excellent way for newcomers to the village to meet like-minded individuals and a chance to improve skills - be it communication, word processing, minute keeping or organisational. Without such volunteers the Playgroup cannot survive so please, take a few minutes to consider whether you would like to support this superb group in a more formal way.

Bullet The current committee's next meeting will be on 9 February at 8pm in The White Hart. Please come along to find out more about what is involved or speak to any Playgroup committee member.


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Parish Council Notes And News


Bulk Skip

Bullet The bulk skip will be in the Perry Lane car parking area from 9 to 11 February 1999, and in Leys View from 16 to 18 March.

SERPLAN and the Local Plan Review

Bullet As promised in last month's SCAN the Parish Council will be undertaking public consultations on these matters. As they are complicated and need to be explained clearly to everyone, it has been decided to put full details in a document which will be delivered with a questionaire to every household in Sherington within the next few weeks. The Council hopes that residents will take time to read the document carefully and return the questionaire to one of the Parish Councillors or the Parish Clerk (whose names and addresses are given at the end of the questionaire).

Parish Flood Wardens

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In a recent NEWS bulletin sent to Parish and Town Councils, information was given about a pilot sceme being set up by Milton Keynes Council. Also, information is being sought by the Environment Agency about areas affected by flooding - quote:
'In particular they are looking for information about what properties tend to be affected by flooding, how deep the flooding can get and when it has happened. Local knowledge is invaluable in gathering together this sort of data so if you can assist the Environment Agency in this regard please feel free to contact either of the following:
Bryony May, Area Emergency Planning Officer, Environment Agency, Bromholme Lane, Brampton, Huntingdon PE18 8NE (Tel: 01733 464972)
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Alastair Bartholomew, Emergency Planning Officer, MKC, PO Box 111, Civic Offices, Milton Keynes MK9 3HG (Tel: 252967).'

Local Government Elections

Bullet Don't forget! Local Government Elections will be held on 6 May. If you are interested in Local Government and would like to put your name forward for nomination to the Parish Council please contact any of the present members or the Parish Clerk. The closing date for nominations is Noon on Thursday 8 April. Further details and nomination forms are also available from the Elections Section, Civic Offices, 1 Saxon Gate East, Milton Keynes MK9 3HG or telephone 252235.


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Plans

Planning Applications

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


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Ball

Football - North Bucks and District League


Premier Division
2 Jan Sherington P Deanshanger Athletic P
9 Jan Leighton United 3 Sherington 3
16 Jan Sherington P Marsh Gibbon P
23 Jan Grendon Rangers P Sherington P
30 Jan Sherington 3 Wicken Sports 3
6 Feb Silverstone 1 Sherington 1
13 Feb Stewkley 2 Sherington 0
20 Feb Sherington 1 Grendon Rangers 0
27 Feb Sherington 3 Marsh Gibbon 1

Intermediate Division
2 Jan Lavendon P Sherington Reserves P
9 Jan Sherington Reserves P Southcott RA P
16 Jan Padbury United P Sherington Reserves P
23 Jan Sherington Reserves 3 Lavendon Sports 3
30 Jan DTS MK97 6 Sherington Reserves 1
6 Feb Sherington Reserves 1 Abbey National 2
13 Feb Sherington Reserves 1 Steeple Claydon 1
20 Feb Tingewick Sports 5 Sherington Reserves 3
27 Feb Heath United 3 Sherington Reserves 1


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For Sale Sign

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.


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Twinning Association News

Bullet The next event will be a quiz evening on 26 February 1999 at Sherington School from 7.30 to 10.30 pm and will be based on teams of a maximum of six. For tickets (£4 each to include a ploughman's supper) contact Mike Inskipp on 216214.

Bullet Plans are now underway for the visit to Saméon on the weekend of May 8th and 9th 1999 and we are looking forward to seeing our French friends again.

Bullet MEMBERSHIP: The Committee hopes that membership will grow and that new links will be formed between the two villages. Subscriptions for 1999 are now due (Individual £3, Family £5, Corporate £10) and may be paid to any member of the Committee.


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From the Parish Register

Baptism - -
Wedding - -
Funeral 18 Jan Constance (Connie) Borton
Funeral 26 Jan Ernest (Ernie) Walton - Ashes

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Recent Events


2 Feb 7.30pm Sherington School Parish Council Meeting
7 Feb 7.30am The Knoll Thumbstick Walkers
9 Feb 8pm The White Hart Playgroup Committee Meeting
19 Feb - - Deadline for returning questionaires on the future development of Sherington
20 Feb 10am - 12noon Village Hall Grand Jumble and Table Top Sale - SCAN Beavers (see below)
24 Feb - - Deadline for March (and first week of April) SCAN
25 Feb 8pm 45 Perry Lane SCAN Beavers AGM
26 Feb 7.30pm Sherington School Quiz Evening - Twinning Association - £4
27 Feb - Village Hall 'Riverdance Comes To Sherington'
School PTFA - Irish theme night - £6


Bullet SCAN Beavers - Grand Jumble and Table Top Sale
Saturday 20 February, 10am - 12 noon, Village Hall
To book table (£5) telephone 217835.
Doors open to set up only 9.15am.
Entrance fee 20p. Children free. All proceeds to SCAN Beaver Group.


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Coffee

Tuesday Coffee Mornings


2 February Mrs R Weatherill 4 Village Close
9 February Mrs H Milner 5 Hillview
16 February Mr and Mrs D MacFarlane 8 School Lane
23 February Mrs P Stanton-Saringer The Rectory


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Thursday

The New Thursday Group

Bullet On 4 February - 'Domestic Architecture Through The Ages'. Those of you who heard this talk, illustrated by slides, given by Mrs Susan Daish six years ago, will remember how fascinating it was and will look forward to an updated version.

Bullet Get yourself into something disreputable and come and join the Group in the Village Hall at 8pm on Thursday 18 February for a Tramps' Fish and Chip supper. Easy quiz to follow.

Bullet On 4 March the Group is off to the Royal Theatre, Northampton, to see Charles Dickens' 'Dombey and Son'. Get your tickets from Katie Hayes (Tel: 217881). Transport will be arranged; the Group'll have to leave early in the evening as the performance begins at 7.30pm.



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

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