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News - May

Village Hall

Bullet There is a vacancy for a Secretary to serve with the Village Hall Management Committee. Anyone interested please contact Norman Arnold (Tel: 612794) or Jackie Inskipp (Tel: 216214).





School News

Bullet The School is holding a fund raising evening in school on Wednesday 17 June at 6.30pm. It will take the form of a puppet show which is produced by Cornelius and Jones who have generously offered their services free of charge.

Bullet This will be a highly entertaining professional production lasting about one hour. It is suitable for children 4 years upwards and adults. Tickets are priced at £2 each and are on sale now. Light refreshments will be available on the night.

Bullet Hurry to get your tickets now as numbers are limited. Monies will be used to purchase design and technology materials for use in school.


Playgroup News

Bullet As you will have read in last month's SCAN, the old committee stood down at the AGM in March and there is now a new committee heading up your village Playgroup. Thanks go to the outgoing members for all their hard work over the last year and also to the village for the continued support and help for the many and various Playgroup activities. A special thank you goes to Pat and Nigel Aisthorpe at The White Hart who were kind enough to donate the proceeds of their Easter raffle to the Playgroup. A fantastic £167!

Bullet The next fund-raising venture will be a stall at the May Day celebrations where it is hoped to entertain you with face painting and amuse you with Duck Dipping. The Playgroup looks forward to seeing you there.

Bullet The theme at Playgroup this term is 'Time' and for the first few weeks the children will be learning how to measure it.

Bullet If you would like more information about the Playgroup please contact one of the committee members listed above. Alternatively please feel free to drop in any morning in the Village Hall between 9.15 and 11.45.


Twinning Association News

Chairman: Bill Lewis
Vice-Chairman: Mike Inskipp
Treasurer: Christine Bray
Secretary: Gail Waters
Committee: Donald Moffatt, Elaine George, Rob George, Jayne Holliss, Ruth Thomson
Katie Hayes (Parish Council Representative)

Bullet The new committee for 1998/99 met on 31 March and elected officers (see above).

Bullet Detailed arrangements have now been made for the visitors from Saméon between 1 and 4 May 1998. A party of about 60 people will arrive from Saméon over that weekend and the programme includes the unveiling of the new village signs, as well as the re-affirmation of the Charter. A reception is to be held at the Village Hall where visitors, host families, and local dignitories will hear Scan Junior Choir singing French and English songs. We are polishing up our French language skills and look forward to returning the hospitality we received in Saméon last year.

Bullet Membership - The committee hopes that membership will grow and that new links will be formed between the two villages. Subscriptions (Individual £3, Family £5, Corporate £10) may be paid to any member of the committee. Joining does not mean that you will be volunteering for anything!


Church News

Church Diary

3 May 11.00am Parish Praise
10 May 9.30am Holy Communion
17 May 9.30am Holy Communion (Rogation Sunday)
18 May 8.00pm Sherington DCC - Rectory
21 May 8.00pm Ascension Day Holy Communion
23 May 10.00am Parish Plant Sale (see What's On page for more details)
24 May 9.30am Holy Communion
31 May - No service at St Lauds

From the Parish Register

Baptism Sarah Peppiatt5 April
Wedding --
Funeral --


Parish Council Notes And News

Bulk Skip

Bullet The bulk skip will be available in Perry Lane from 19 to 21 May.

Country Watch

Bullet Our local 'Bobby' PC Reg Webster will attend the Parish Council meeting on Tuesday 2 June 1998 at Sherington School to give a brief talk on this sceme. All Neighbourhood Watch Co-ordinators will be receiving a special invitation, but the meeting is open to all members of the public.

Dog Bins

Bullet Three bins have been installed in the village:

  • in the layby outside Sherington School,
  • at the corner of Crofts End and High Street
  • in Church Road outside the Village Hall car park.
Many thanks to Charlesberry Kennels for sponsoring and regularly emptying the bins. The Parish Council also wishes to thank all those dog owners and dog walkers who have made Sherington a more pleasant place, by using the bins.

Annual Parish Meeting

Bullet The Annual Parish Meeting will be held in Sherington School on Tuesday 5 May 1998 at 7pm. This meeting will be followed by the May Parish Council Meeting at which a new Chairman of the Parish Council will be elected. All members of the general public are invited to either or both meetings.


Recent Events

1 - 3 May - - Official Twinning Visit, including Official Twinning Ceremony
2 May - Village Hall Twinning Association Barn Dance
4 May - The Knoll May Day celebrations
5 May 7pm School Annual Parish Meeting followed by Parish Council Meeting
7 May 8pm St Lauds Church Meeting for those interested in helping at the Flower Festival
and Open Gardens weekend on 4/5 July
Those willing to open their gardens on that weekend
please contact Jill Burgess (611163) or Ella Field (610560)
9 May 2- 4pm Village Hall SCAN Art Workshop - See below for more details
10 May 7am The Knoll Thumbstick Walkers
16 May 2- 4pm Village Hall SCAN Art Workshop - See below for more details
20 May - - Deadline for copy for June SCAN
23 May 10am The Rectory Parish Plant Sale (see below)

Parish Plant Sale

Bullet 23 May, 10 am - The Rectory.
Interesting plants (eg: at least a dozen different lilies on offer) and 'ordinary plants', refreshments, advice, etc.
Admission by 'lucky number' programme 50p per family group. Proceeds are split 50% to church, 25% returned to growers if desired to buy seed pots, compost etc for next year, 25% to SCAN magazine.


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SCAN Art Project - Latest News (May 1998)

Bullet See the What's On Page for full details of the Workshops to be held in May 1998.

Bullet The first session of the SCAN Arts Project held in North Crawley on Sturday 25 April showed that there was a lot of interest from both young and old. They crammed into the Village Hall to see and hear Kate Jolly, Jayne Corfield and Lindsay Richardson talk about and demonstrate the various processes available to create pictures which, hopefully, can be used for the covers and pages of SCAN magazine. Everyone had the chance to try things out for themselves and seeing the results hanging up to dry was quite salutary. The girls put a lot of effort and equipment into their presentations and all those attending voted it a most interesting afternoon. Each session starts at 2pm and is free. Come and take part in creating a new look for SCAN magazine.

Bullet 2 May - North Crawley Village Hall - For the print makers and those interested in using the computer.

Bullet 9 May - Village Hall - A short project based around taking a series of photographs to print in the final session. The computer will be available for use and the printmakers will be finishing and sealing their collographs ready for printing.

Bullet 16 May - Village Hall - Completion of all work. Printing press available. A mini darkroom will be set up again so that photographs taken on the previous week can be printed. Any images made on the computer will also be printed off.

Bullet If you are interested please contact Harriet Milner (Tel: 610458) for an information sheet. This will tell you what to bring in the way of tools and useful equipment. Do come and join in.



Tuesday Coffee Mornings

5 May Mrs P Ellis 3 Hillview
12 May Mrs E Pepper 38 Water Lane
19 May Mrs H Milner 5 Hillview
26 May Mrs G Hetherington Carters Barn, Church Road



The New Thursday Group

Bullet Thursday 7 May - 'Monoprinting from Scratch'. Please bring scissors, newspaper, cotton rags for cleaning up, a pencil, brush, jam jar and an apron or olsd shirt to protect your clothes.

Bullet Thursday 21 May - 'Enid's Evening'. Bound to be enjoyable.

Bullet Thursday 4 June - Pat Seymour will describe some of the ups and downs of being a Milton Keynes Councillor.

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 10 Crofts End - Single storey side extension and rear conservatory - 98/445/MK - Any representations by 14 May.

        Bullet White Hart, 1 Gun Lane - Listed building and planning consent for construction of patio, pergola, garden play house, greenouse, dog kennel and extract flue - 98/346/MK and 98/347/MK - Any representations by 6 May.

        Bullet Coney Grey, Gun Lane - Erection of stable/feed store.


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.

        Bullet 2 bedroomed barn conversion, £125,000.

        Bullet 2 bedroomed detached cottage, £92,500.

        Bullet 3 storey, 4 bedroomed house in Gun Lane, £130,000.

        Bullet 3 bedroomed mature house , £84,995.

        Bullet 2 bedroomed detached bungalow, £92,000.

        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.



Football - North Bucks and District League

Premier Division
4 Apr Sherington 1 Stewkley 0
11 Apr Sherington P Grendon Rangers P
18 Apr Leighton United 1 Sherington 1
25 Apr Sherington 4 MK Athletic 1
2 May Sherington 0 Padbury United 1

Bullet 2 May: Sherington are in fifth place with 33 points from 29 games, 16 points behind the leaders.

Division One Trophy - Final
25 Apr Wicken Sports Reserves 2 Sherington Reserves 6

First Division
4 Apr Silverstone Reserves P Sherington Reserves P
11 Apr Woughton P Sherington Reserves P
18 Apr Sherington Reserves 6 Helmdon 0
29 Apr Wicken Sports Reserves 1 Sherington Reserves 2
2 May MK Athletic Reserves 5 Sherington Reserves 2

Bullet 2 May: The Reserves are third in Division 1 with 36 points from 25 games, the same number of points as the leaders.

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 May 1998

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