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News - January

Youth Club Games

Sherington Youth Club

Bullet Many thanks to Pat and Nigel at The White Hart for all their hard work in organising the Christmas Raffle for which the Youth Club was this year's beneficiary. The Club was presented with the grand total of £220 at the draw which took place on Christmas Eve. The Club is now able to buy a new CD player and trophies for the competitions which are run for table-tennis, badminton, pool and 5-a-side soft ball. The Club also thanks TW Generators of Tring for the repairs they are to carry out on the table-tennis table at no cost to the club.

Bullet If you would like any information about the Youth Club please contact Jim Key on 613211. The club wishes you a Happy New Year!


Man bowling

Sherington Indoor Bowls Club

Bullet On November 20th 1993, a 'Fours' Knockout Bowls Competition was held in aid of the Myrtle Peach Trust and in memory of the late Jenny Hicks, the village co-ordinator of the Trust. This competition proved popular and has become an annual event. On November 1st this year, teams arrived from Milton Keynes, Elstow, Newton Blossomville, Olney, Brafield on the Green, and Hackleton to take part. £300 was raised and has been passsed to Mrs Joy Osgood, Treasurer for Sherington of the Myrtle Peach Trust. This year's contribution means that a total of £1300 has been raised for the Trust over the past five years.



Paper Rounds

Bullet When Pam and Alan took over Virginia House Stores nearly two years ago, they inherited the ongoing problem of insufficient numbers of paper boys/girls for the 5 Sherington rounds. This problem has reached crisis point with only 2 weekday rounds covered by paper boys/girls following the departure of Ian Tofts to concentrate on his full-time job. (Incidentally, Ian started delivering papers down the Lane and High Street as soon as Pam and Alan moved in and willingly took on an additional round when no-one responded to the ongoing advert within the shop).

Bullet Unless paper deliverers can be found, Pam and Alan are now seriously considering the restriction and possible termination of newspaper deliveries in Sherington which could have severe ramifications to the longevity and future of the shop especially as Pam will require an extensive period of recuperation from major surger y within the next three months.

Bullet The newspaper rounds each take approximately 30 minutes maximum per day from 7am and school children must be at least 13 years old although semi-retired/retired persons may be interested. If you feel that you could be, or know someone who would be intersted, then give Pam or Alan a call on 610434.



Sherington Baby-Sitting Circle

Bullet Do you have difficulty in getting a free, reliable baby-sitter? Why not join the established Baby-Sitting Circle where an experienced Mother will look after your children while you go out - and on the evenings you want to put your feet up in front of the television you can sit for others!

Bullet For further information, please contact Karen Lynes on 617796.



Planning Applications

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



Football - North Bucks and District League

Premier Division
6 Dec Sherington 2 Marsh Gibbon 2
13 Dec Stewkley 2 Sherington 0
20 Dec Hanslope 0 Sherington 8
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

Bullet 20 Dec: The 8 goals were scored by Neil Ferguson (4), Wayne Smith, Martin Cook and Joslyn Solomon.

Bullet 31 Jan: Sherington are in fifth place with 19 points from 17 games, 10 points behind the leaders.

First Division
6 Dec Stewkley Reserves 1 Sherington Reserves 2
13 Dec Sherington Reserves 6 Thornborough Athletic 1
20 Dec Sherington Reserves 2 MK Athletic Reserves 1
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

Bullet 31 Jan: The Reserves are second in Division 1 with 21 points from 14 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 5 bedroomed older property in the High Street, £220,000.

        Bullet 3 bedroomed house in Carters Close, £91,500.

        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.


Playgroup News

Bullet The Playgroup held a very successful Christmas Coffee Morning with the playgroup feeling very festive. The children sang a few Christmas songs and they sang them beautifully. Thank you to all the Mums who went along. The children all had a great time at their party later that week. Thank you to Father Christmas for fitting the playgroup into his busy schedule and delivering presents to all the children.

Bullet Playgroup starts back on Monday 12 January with some new little faces joining over the coming weeks. Their topic this term is 'All About Me'.

Bullet This term sees the committee getting ready for the AGM. They hope to hand over to a brand new team, as the present committee will all be standing down. All their children have either left or will be leaving this term so new recruits are needed.

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


News from Sherington School

Bullet The staff and pupils of Sherington School wish you a happy new year.

Bullet The Christmas play of 'The Grumpy Sheep' was warmly received despite the flurry of snow as the pupils walked to St Lauds. Many thanks to all who helped with the refreshments, costumes and props.

Bullet The school would like to thank the Rotary Club for the splendid Christmas tree which did so much to create a festive atmosphere in the school in the final weeks of 1997.

Bullet The new year sees three children begin school as 'rising 5s' and we hope that for Ashley, Christopher and Feargus it is the start of promising future careers.


Parish Council Notes And News

Bulk Skip

Bullet The bulk skip will be available in Perry Lane from 10 to 12 February (not 27 to 29 January as stated in SCAN) and in the car park opposite 3 Leys View from 24 March to 26 March.

Dog Fouling

Bullet This continues to be a problem in Sherington and in spite of the Parish Council sponsoring a poster campaign which produced some excellent work by the children of Sherington School, there are still irresponsible dog owners who allow their pets to foul on grass verges and pavements.

Bullet During the next month or so the Parish Council will be purchasing a Dog Litter Bin, which will be erected on a post at the layby outside the school. It is hoped poop scoops will be on sale at Sherington Post Office and Virginia House Stores. and it is very much hoped that dog walkers exercising their pets near the school will use the bin if the dog happens to 'have an accident'. The Parish Council will also be arranging for the Dig Litter Bin to be emptied twice a week.

Bullet Details of the scheme will be circulated to all households in the village.

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

Bullet East Midlands Electricity has promised to start this work at the beginning of January 1998. We have been waiting for many years for this project to commence. The scheme is jointly funded by the Parish Council, Milton Keynes council and EME, with the residents of Church End and St Laud's Church contributing towards the provision of a new lamp by the lychgate. (16 January: Work did, in fact, start a couple of days ago)

Road Safety

Bullet In recent months the Parish Council has been particularly concerned about the potential hazards of the Cross Albans Turn and the large Chicheley roundabout. If you have any knowledge of accidents or near accidents in either of these black spots, will you please give details in writing to our MK Councillor, Mrs Pat Seymour.

Christmas Tree

Bullet The Parish Council wishes to thank Mike Inskipp, Oliver Powell, Brian Morris and Philip Smith for their help in putting up and taking down the Christmas Tree on The Knoll.


Church Diary

11 Jan 9.30am Holy Communion
18 Jan 9.30am Holy Communion
(There will be a pulpit exchange to mark the week of Prayer for Christian Unity)
25 Jan 9.30am Holy Communion
1 Feb 11am Parish Praise


Church News

Edwin and Emily Lack

Bullet Everyone in any way connected with the churches of the parish will know that Edwin Lack, our organist, died early on the morning of 2 December, following a major heart attack the previous Friday evening/Saturday morning. He was 63. His untimely death was a grievous loss to the musical life of the parish, the Newport Singers and the musical life of North Milton Keynes. Emily, his mother, died suddenly on Sunday 28 December following, it is presumed, a stroke. It is important that it should be publicly stated that she was receiving excellent care in Neath House, and was very contented. At 93 or so a fatal stroke is not very surprising. We extend our heartfelt condolences to Edwin's sister and family in their double loss.

Bullet Both Edwin and Emily were cremated and their ashes scattered at the county's crematorium, where Edwin's father was also cremated some years ago.


Bullet The Rector requests that the person who borrowed the 'Partition Magic' computer program from him a few months ago return it, as it belongs to the PCC.

Alpha course

Bullet The original intention had been to start a new course this January. Illness and work away from home has meant a rather serious lack of leaders: the start has had to be postponed for at least a month.

Organist Needed

Bullet It will come as no surprise to anyone that a new organist is needed to succeed Edwin. At the time of writing it is hoped that a local organist and choirmaster will take on the Choir and two Sundays in the month. The Church requires someone to play on the other two Sundays, mornings and some evenings. A salary goes with the job, the rate is negotiable depending on ability and experience and how much additional training might be needed. If you are interested, or know anyone who might be, please let the Rector know.

Christmas Bazaar

Bullet The Christmas Bazaar realised £776 for church funds.

Bullet A big thank you to everyone who helped and supported the Bazaar so generously. See the SCAN page for the results of the SCAN cover competition.

Carol Singers

Bullet The Carol Singers raised £127 and the collections from Christmas services amounted to £390. This has been divided among the PTFA, Sherington Beavers and Phoenix Lodge (the young people's hospice being built in MK).


Recent Events

10 Jan 7.30pm Church A (Late) Musical Christmas Card
A miscellany of items sacred and secular serious and (mostly) funny
Interval Refreshments - Admission free - Retiring collection
12 Jan - Village Hall Playgroup re-starts
18 Jan 7.30am The Knoll Thumbstick walkers
20 Jan 7.30pm School Parish Council 1998/9 Budget Precept meeting
27 Jan 7.30pm School Millennium Committee meeting
28 Jan - - Deadline for SCAN copy for February and the first week of March
3 Feb 7.30pm School Parish Council Meeting



Tuesday Coffee Mornings

13 Jan Mrs P Ellis 3 Hillview
20 Jan Mrs E Pepper 38 Water Lane
27 Jan Mrs P Stanton-Saringer The Rectory
3 Feb Mrs E Milne 4 Hillview
10 Feb Mrs C Cook Mercers Farm



The New Thursday Group

Bullet On 15 January 1998, Keren Monnickendam and Pamela Ward of The New Studio, Olney, will give a talk entitled 'A Change of Direction'. Pam Ward (who until recently was Supervisor at Sherington Playgroup) and her friend have opened a Fine Art Studio in Rose Court at Olney.

Bullet On Thursday 5 February, Pauline Stanton-Saringer shares her happy memories of a trip to the USA with a talk entitled 'Eight Whales and a Wedding'.

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.

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: 7 February 1998

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