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News - September

Cubs and Beavers

Bullet SCAN Cubs are starting in the Village Hall on Tuesday 15 September at 5.30 to 7pm. So, all aged 8 to 11 who would like to come to Cubs, even if you have been before to SCAN group, here is your chance to belong to cubs, as long as you do not belong to another pack.

Bullet Beavers are going from strength to strength. They are nearly full but there is room for a couple more.

Bullet Help for Beavers and Cubs is always needed; anyone over 18 is most welcome.

Bullet There was a great day out at the Quarries in July, a really good remote control car night, party and various other goodies. So, after the summer break the pack will be in great form for the autumn term.

Bullet Please contact Hawk (Tel: 217835) if you have any enquiries.


Anyone for Bowls?

Bullet Sherington Indoor Bowls Club was formed during April 1990, after a dozen or so interested people attended a 'trial' game of short-mat bowls in the Village Hall. The equipment used was brought along by a member of the 'Action Sport' team.

Bullet The Club was formed to provide a much needed facility for older members of the community who needed a daytime activity within the village. At the moment there are several vacancies on the membership list. Anyone interested can obtain details from the secretary, Mrs Eileen West, 14 School Lane (Tel: 611651) or from Mr Tom Arnold (Team Captain) (Tel: 612794). Preference is given to Sherington residents. Why not come at 3pm for tea and a chat and to watch a game or two?



Bullet Nicola Shaw of Bedford Road has graduated from Edinburgh University with a BSc Honours in Neuroscience and will continue her studies in medicine.

Bullet James Edwards of Carters Close has gained his BSc with Honours at Brunel University.


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.


Willen Hospice

Bullet This year's Hospice collection raised £305 and Jean Chambers would like to thank, on the Hospice's behalf, all those who gave. A special thank you to Helen vale, Julie Smith, Eileen Milnes and Mrs Rose who kindly helped with the collection.

Bullet £203 was raised for Willen Hospice at the Coffee Morning held on 23 June at Mr and Mrs Michael Cooks.


Son Et Lumiere

Bullet It is hoped to stage a Son et Lumiere for the Millennium. Anyone with any experience of such an event and willing to give some ideas are invited to contact Jill Burgess (Tel: 611163) or David Byrne (Tel: 611508) or come to the meeting in the Village Hall on Friday 25 September.


Flower Festival and Gardens Open Day

Bullet Thank you to everyone who gave their time and expertise to this weekend. The Church looked wonderful and the gardens were a delight to see. £1070 was raised which will go towards the Church Millennium Fund for the proposed extension to house the committee room, toilet, tea making facilities.

Bullet Many people showed interest in the pet ducks at 12 Crofts End, one of whom was sitting on eggs at the time. K'wack and Donald hatched off five fine ducklings. If anyone who has a suitable garden can give two or more a good home (not in the freezer) please call round to 12 Crofts End or phone 611514. They make very friendly and interesting garden companions.


50/50 Auction

Bullet The Church Millennium Fund benefited by £1353 from this event, thanks to the hard work of Derek Ferris and many others.


Thursday Group Coffee Morning

Bullet The Coffee Morning on 11 August was a great success in that it was a pleasant social occasion in addition to raising £215 for the Motor Neurone Disease Association. Thanks go to all who helped/supported the event.


Pig Roast and Line Dancing

Bullet This enjoyable event raised £372 for Church funds.


School News

Bullet Isabel Fleming, as a new school year begins, would like to thank personally everyone who has contributed in any way to the school over the last twelve months. She would especially like to thank the local business community for their generous donations and gifts. Without their support many of the fund raising functions would not have been possible.


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 29 September to 1 October.

Broken Windows At The Sports Pavilion

Bullet Windows have been broken recently at the sports pavilion and replacements have been fairly costly. A special plea to all golfing enthusiasts who use the recreation field for their practice sessions - please hit your golf balls away from the pavilion to avoid further damage.

Dog Bins

Bullet Thanks to all those responsible dog owners and walkers who have been using the bins, kindly donated and emptied by Charlesberry Kennels. We have noticed an improvement in the cleanliness of Sherington, but we are still unhappy that some dog walkers are allowing their pets to foul on grass verges, especially outside the school. Please use the bin provided in that vicinity. Poop scoops and plastic bags may be purchased from Virginia House Stores, Sherington Post Office and Charlesberry Kennels.

Co-option Of New Councillor

Bullet At the July Parish Council meeting, all councillors unanimously agreed to co-opt Mrs Betty Feasey to replace Mr Barry Hollis (who recently moved to Yorkshire). Mrs Feasey will serve, with the other six members on the council, until local elections are held in May 1999.



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

31 Aug 3pm to 5pm Village Hall Bank Holiday Cream Teas in aid of Myrtle Peach Trust
31 Aug 8.30apm The Knoll Thumbstick Walkers
1 Sept 7.30pm Sherington School Parish Council Meeting
7 Sept - Village Hall Playgroup Autumn Term starts
15 Sept 5.30 to 7pm Village Hall Cubs start
16 Sept - - Deadline for October SCAN
19 Sept 2pm Village Hall Second Sherington Show - see below
25 Sept 8pm Village Hall Sherington Millennium - Cheese and Wine Evening - see below

Second Sherington Show

Bullet Saturday, 19 September - The Village Hall.
Open at 2pm - Teas served 2pm to 3.30pm - Auction of Produce at 3.30pm
Horticulture, cookery, floral art, craft and children's classes.
Schedules (50p) available from Pauline Donnelly, 3 Knoll Close (Tel: 611747), Ella Field, 4 Park Road (Tel: 610560), the Post Office or Virginia House Stores.

Millennium logo

Sherington Millennium

Bullet Friday, 25 September - The Village Hall - 8pm.
This is an opportunity to hear the Millennium Committee explain the events/projects being planned to celebrate and mark the Millennium in Sherington.
There will also be an illustrated talk on some events of the past.
Tickets for entry, food and a glass of wine are £2.50 and are available from the following Committee members:


Tuesday Coffee Mornings

8 September Mrs C Cook Mercers Farm, Crofts End
15 September Mrs A Atkinson 5 Griggs Orchard
22 September Mrs E Field 4 Park Road
29 September Mrs E Pepper 38 Water Lane



The New Thursday Group

Bullet Thursday 3 September - Enrolment Evening at 8pm at Gwenn Hetherington's house (Carters Barn, Church Road). The cheque will be presented to a representative of the Motor Neurone Disease Association. Tickets (£5) for Stoke Goldington's Fashion Show will be on sale. Then enjoy a glass of wine and a bite to eat while catching up on the summer's news.

Bullet Thursday 17 September - Stoke Goldington Thursday Club's Fashion Show. All proceeds to Willen Hospice. Clothes may be bought on the night. If you would like a lift or are willing to give a lift, please meet in the Village Hall car park by 7.30pm unless travel arrangements for you have already been made.


Church News

Parish Questionnaire

Bullet Over 200 envelopes were returned, about 25% of those issued. The analysis is expected to take 3 to 4 months to complete. Anyone whose form was not collected may put it through the door of any of the church wardens or church secretaries and it will be included.

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 Luke Anderson19 July
Baptism Thomas Walker26 July
Wedding --
Funeral Andrew Lill7 July
Funeral Elsie LLoyd (Ashes)
was Elsie Line when organist in Sherington
8 July
Funeral Eleanor Waine7 August
Funeral Gertrude Perkins (at Crownhill)
Ashes to come to Sherington in September
17 August

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

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Latest update: 27 September 1998

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