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News - July/August

Myrtle Peach Auction

Bullet The Myrtle Peach Auction held at The Swan on 25 July was very successful. Just over £1200 was raised, nearly double last year's total.


Jam Jars

Bullet Wanted urgently! 1lb jam jars. Please contact Ella Field (Tel: 610560) or deliver to 4 Park Road. No jam jars - No jam for sale. Please help.


School News


The swimming pool is now in regular use and the children are enjoying the water, rain or otherwise! The rota of parent helpers is doing a great job - thank you each and every one.


The Sports Evening will be held at 5pm on 17 July and all are welcome to join the fun. PTFA will provide the usual refreshments.


At the beginning of July, Year 3 pupils will be visited by their prospective teachers from Lovat Middle School and joining them for their Sports Day.


The School is looking forward to the visit to the ARC Centre at Great Linford. The children will be studying plant and animal habitats, soils and rocks.


Teachers and support staff are going to school! They are participating in the Authority's Literacy Training Days ready for action in September.

Playgroup News


Bullet Playgroup continues to flourish and has welcomed several new children this half term. At the end of July, though, many will be leaving to continue their education at school. If you would like to register your 3-5 year old for a place in September, please contact Tracey Dobson on 01234 711878 or call in and visit the Playgroup any morning in the Village Hall.

Bullet To celebrate the end of the Summer Term the Playgroup will be holding a family picnic on the recreation ground (weather permitting!) and look forward to seeing all the members there. As part of the village the Playgroup were delighted to be able to participate in the fete, and the sweet stall raised £50 for Playgroup funds. It was a pity the weather was so bad, and therefore likely to put people off, so thank you to all those who braved the rain to give their support.

Bullet This term the children have been exploring 'Time' - from hours and minutes to the dinosaurs of long ago.

Bullet The Secretary wishes everyone a happy Summer and looks forward to Playgroup re-opening for the Autumn Term on Monday, 7 September.


Parish Council Notes And News

Bulk Skip

Bullet The bulk skip will be available in Leys View from 14 to 16 July.

Neighbourhood Watch

Bullet PC Reg Webster attended last month's council meeting to show a video and talk about Neighbourhood and Country Watch - two schemes organised locally in co-operation with the Police. The Parish Clerk has a list of eight Neighbourhood Watch co-ordinators in Sherington. More are needed, especially for: Crofts end, Gun Lane, Park Road and Perry Lane. Anyone interested in helping the local community in this way, please contact the Parish Clerk (Tel: 610661) or PC Reg Webster at Newport Pagnell Police Station (Tel: 686430). Alternatively, have a chat with any of the Parish Councillors.

Casual Parish Council Vacancy

Bullet If Milton Keynes Council has not been requested, by residents of Sherington, to hold a local election for this vacancy, Sherington Parish Council will consider co-opting a potential councillor at the meeting on 7 July.

Tree Warden

Bullet After many years of excellent service to Sherington, our volunteer Tree Warden, Mr Archie Whatton, has decided it is time to retire. We thank Mr Whatton for all his hard work, advice and assistance and we are very pleased he is willing to continue as an advisor.

Handyperson Scheme For The Over 60s

Bullet British Gas has launched a Handyperson Scheme in conjunction with Age Concern. Handypersons are local people (volunteers are needed from Sherington) who are willing to help with small jobs around the home which the over 60s may find difficult, ie: changing a light bulb, moving furniture, fixing shelves, wiring plugs, etc. The labour will be free, but the householder must pay for any materials used. Any homeowner or tenant over 60 may use the sceme, providing there is one operating in the area.

Bullet If you would like to volunteer to be a Handyperson or if you would like to know more about the scheme please contact the Milton Keynes Age Concern Group: Mr Mike Evans, Tel: 265914.

Security For The Over 60s

Bullet Anyone over 60 may also apply for a door chain, door viewer or security lock completely free of charge. This scheme operates with the co-operation of Milton Keynes Council.

Bogus Call Alarm Units

Bullet These are also available to older residents or any folk who feel vulnerable, victims of a recent burglary, anyone who expresses concern or is frightened in their own home. Milton Keynes Council, in co-operation with Victim Support and MK Police will install a panic button (which is located near the front door) free of charge for a pilot scheme of 6 months. If the resident wishes to keep the alarm after six months then a charge of 55 pence per week is required. For more information please telephone our Vice-Chairman Cllr Katie Hayes on 217881.



Planning Applications

Bullet The following application has been approved by Milton Keynes Council:



Football - North Bucks and District League

Bullet The season is now over for another year. Matches will recommence at the end of the summer.


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.


Recent Events

11 July 2pm Village Hall 50/50 Auction - see below
17 July 5pm School Sports Evening
18 July 6.30pm Village Hall Pig Roast and Line Dancing - see below
19 July 7am The Knoll Thumbstick Walkers
19 July 2.30pm The Knoll Children's Nature Walk
25 July 7pm The Swan car park Myrtle Peach Auction
11 Aug 10.30am to 12 noon Village Hall Coffee Morning in aid of Motor Neurone Disease Association
Bring and Buy - Raffle - Cake Stall
19 Aug - - Deadline for copy for September SCAN
31 Aug 3pm to 5pm Village Hall Bank Holiday Cream Teas in aid of Myrtle Peach Trust

50/50 Auction

Bullet 11 July, 2pm (Viewing from 10.30am) - The Village Hall.
Net proceeds to St Laud's Millennium Fund.
Auctioneer: Mr Derek Ferris.
Items suitable for the Auction are: furniture, household appliances, glass, crockery, garden equipment, bicycles, books and almost anything you can think of, but no clothes please. Please note that all soft furniture must have labels to show that it is fire resistant and electrical goods must be safe.
We will call, collect and store, or lots may be brought to the Hall on Friday evening from 6.30pm.
Help will be needed on Friday evening and Saturday. Please contact Derek Ferris (Tel: 611083) or Ella Field (Tel: 610560).

Pig Roast and Line Dance

Bullet Saturday, 18 July, 6.30pm to 11pm - The Village Hall.
By ticket only - £7 and £3 (children under 16) - Licensed bar. Tickets from Jill Burgess (Tel: 611163), Pauline Stanton-Saringer (Tel: 610521) or Virginia House Stores.


Tuesday Coffee Mornings

7 July Mrs D Stephens 1A Church Road
14 July Mrs A Atkinson 5 Griggs Orchard
21 July MrP Stanton-Saringer The Rectory

Bullet Regular Coffee Mornings will then cease until September.



The New Thursday Group

Bullet Thursday 2 July - Summer Barbecue in Katie's Garden, 7.30pm (Katie Hayes at 3 Gun Lane).

Bullet Thursday 16 July - Annual General Meeting followed by Cheese and Wine - Village Hall, 8pm.


Parish Questionnaire

Bullet As announced in April, this will go out with the July SCAN. Arrangements are being made for it to be collected, or returned to various addresses across the parish if we can't collect it. Please take the time to fill it out, even if just to tell us that you have no church connections and don't want any. We are anxious to 'do better', and need to know where you (especially if you don't come to church) feel we could improve. We don't expect to be able to do everything that people might suggest, but if we can get a good percentage return then we hope ti identify some key areas for improvement. It will be anonymous, though we shall use different coloured paper for the four villages. Envelopes will be provided for it to be returned in.

Bucks Historic Churches Trust - Sponsored Ride and Walk

Bullet This will take place on Saturday 12 September 1998. Please collect your sponsorship forms from David Hyde (Tel: 616404) who is the organiser for St Lauds.

Bullet Last year over £1 million was raised nationally by sponsored riding and walking for the nation's historic churches. Since 1982, £10 million has been raised in this way. Buckinghamshire was a leading county where over £30,000 was realised. Half the money was returned for maintenance work at the church chosen by the rider or walker and the remainder was distributed by Buckinghamshire Historic Churches trust to historic churches needing to make costly repairs to their buildings and therby save the nation's heritage.


From the Parish Register

Baptism --
Wedding --
Funeral John O'Donovan, formerly of Water Lane
Service at Luton - ashes interred with his wife
10 June
Funeral Hubert (Mick) Hockenhull17 June

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: 31 August 1998

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