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News - March

Junior Choir

SCAN Junior Choir

Bullet The Junior Choir continues to thrive but always welcomes new members from all SCAN villages. The Choir is just beginning work on a musical called 'Rock The Boat' which is the story of Noahs Ark retold in song, so now would be an ideal time to join.

Bullet The Choir meets between 6.30-7.00pm every Wednesday in St Laud's Church. Children are welcome from the age of six.

Bullet For further details please contact Julie Williams (Tel: 614928) or Viv Risby (Tel: 612483) or just go along any Wednesday and give it a try. The Choir looks forward to seeing you. There is no charge and you even get to wear a loveley waistcoat for performances!



London Marathon - 26 April 1998

Bullet Over the past 6 months Carole Gunn has been jogging round Sherington as many of the residents will have seen. The reason for her sudden interest in the pavements of Sherington is that she has been offered a place to run in this year's London Marathon. This, she believes, is a great honour. The charities she will be running for are Willen Hospice (The Hospice of Our Lady and St John) and The Wishbone Trust.

Bullet She asks her fellow residents of Sherington to support her in the London Marathon by sponsoring Willen Hospice. Virginia House Stores has the sponsor form. Could you complete the form and leave your money at the store? If you do see her jogging round the village Carole requests that you give her a wave as she needs all the encouragement she can get. Carole thanks you for your support.


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.


Sherington Care

Bullet Sherington Care is the out-of-school care facility at Sherington First School. It is a service much appreciated and well used.

Bullet They urgently need to recruit extra helpers. If you enjoy working with children aged 5 - 11 and would like to earn a little money between 8.30 - 9.00am and 3.10 - 5.30pm on one or more weekdays please contact Sharyn Stein on 618966 or Pauline Stanton-Saringer on 610521 for details.


Twinning Association News

Bullet Annual General Meeting - This will be held in Sherington School on Tuesday 17 March 1998 at 8.00pm. Annual subscriptions may be paid during the evening and new members are warmly invited. Cheese and Wine will be served after the meeting. Newsletters with nomination forms for next year's committee have been sent to all members. These were due to be returned to the present secretary, Pearl Teasdale, by 1 March 1998. Late nomination forms will be accepted before the date of the AGM.

Bullet Official Twinning Visit to Sherington - 1st to 4th May - The Association are looking forward to welcoming a party of about 60 adults and children who will be visiting us from Saméon on the first weekend in May. Anyone willing to host a couple, a family or an individual visitor please contact Mike Inskipp. More information about the Twinning Weekend Visit will be available at the AGM on 17 March.

Bullet Village Sign - The Sherington signs at the entrance to the village have now been replaced by ones declaring that the village is twinned with Saméon.


Church News

Easter Lilies

Bullet If you would like a lily placed in Church in memory of a loved one, please contact Doris Stevens (611233), Ella Field (610560) or Jill Burgess (611163) as soon as possible - in any case by 29 March.

Church Diary

17 March 12.30pm onwardsLent Lunch - Old Rectory

From the Parish Register

Funeral (Ashes) Cecilia (Cis) Watts14 February
Funeral (Cremation) Bill Chapman4 March


Parish Council Notes And News

Bulk Skip

Bullet The bulk skip will be available in Leys View from 24 March to 26 March.

Sherington Mound

Bullet The plans for this landscaped area have finally been prepared by Milton Keynes Council and submitted to the Planning Department for approval. The Parish Council has been given a timetable for the work on the mound, which should be completed by the autumn 1998. We are looking forward to the beautifying of the top of Bedford Road. The old BCC site has been an eyesore for far too long.

Countryside Watch

Bullet An application was made to BT for funding to be used for the Countryside Watch Initiative. BT made a generous award of £500 towards the scheme which will enable two cell-phones to be purchased (for the use of our two Local Village Bobbies - PC Reg Webster and PC Colin Davis - whilst on duty in the local areas) and maintained for the first year. Sherington Parish Council has agreed to act as Trustees during the first year of the scheme's operation in the area. Further fund raising will be necessary and is already being organised by Thames Valley Police. The launching of Countryside Watch will take place during March. Countryside Watch is being sponsored by Land Rover, who are supplying the necessary vehicles.

Road Safety

Bullet Milton Keynes council is not planning to make any improvements in the near future at Chicheley Roundabout or Cross Albans Hill junction to assist with road safety. MK Cllr Pat Seymour is still anxious to hear of any accidents or near accidents that have occurred recently in these areas.


Recent Events

10 March 8pm Village Hall Playgroup AGM
17 March 8pm School Twinning Association AGM
17 March - The Old Rectory Lent Lunch
21 March - The Brew House Pate, Punch and Promises - Tickets £6 available now
Please send promises to Jill Burgess, 24 Gun Lane, Tel: 611163
(by kind permission of Mr and Mrs J Fleming)
22 March 7.30am The Knoll Walk - Thumbstick Walkers
25 March - - Deadine for SCAN copy for April and the first week of May



Tuesday Coffee Mornings

10 March Mrs G Hetherington Carters Barn, Church Road
17 March Lent Lunch The Old Rectory
24 March Mrs D Stephens 1A Church Road
31 March Miss E Field 4 Park Road
7 April Mrs R Weatherill 4 Village Close



The New Thursday Group

Bullet Thursday 19 March - 'The Night Sky'. Mr Pierre Girard will take the Group to the stars informing and enlightening the members on the way.

Bullet Thursday 2 April - Learn how victims of crime are given help and support.

Bullet All ladies welcome - 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.

Bullet The planning application for a bungalow extension and house in School Lane is being considered by the Development Control Committee of Milton Keynes Council. The planning officers and parish council both consider that the plans represent over-development of the site.


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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