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Issue 17 August 2011 Our new councillors Earthquake Experience Booker Memorial Hall Dog Training St Birinus & St John’s Church Zippo Circus Lighthouse Herbalist Booker Common & Woods Protection Society Booker Horticultural Society Booker Hill Primary & Nursery School News Cressex School Cressex Day Nursery Blood Donor Award


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Editoral Thank you to Neelam, Mary, Jo (W), Nadiah, Ros, Adi, Emma, Gemma, Lisa, Rebecca, Linda, Jo (C), Kevin, Margaret, Anne, Hedley and Maurice for responding to our appeal for help. By the end of our initial meeting, we had plans for a website, a Facebook page and also lots of ideas for the magazine. Please let us have your news, adverts, publicity for events, book reviews, favourite recipes and anything else which you would like to share. If you are involved in a community group, then tell us about it. Not only have ^LHTHNHaPUL[VÄSS[OYLL[PTLZH year, but also a website which will be up-dated regularly. We now have a number of enthusiastic reporters and photographers so you don’t even have to write (or ‘snap’) anything!!

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The Link Magazine and our Website is www.linkmag.co.uk Articles and letters may be e-mailed or sent to the editorial address. The Link will be published in March, July & November. Deadlines for advertisements and articles are 15 February, 15 June & 15 October. For Advertising please email or telephone for details. The Link is published by Booker, Cressex and Holmers Farm Magazine Front Cover Photography: Rebecca Hailstone, rebeccahailstone@virginmedia.com Magazine Design: Julia Roblett j.roblett11@virginmedia.com,

Contents Our new councillors

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Earthquake Experience

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Booker Memorial Hall

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Poem

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Dog Training

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St Birinus & St John’s Church

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Zippo Circus

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Lighthouse

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Herbalist

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Booker Common & Woods Protection Society

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Booker Horticultural Society

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Booker Hill Primary & Nursery School News

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Cressex School

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Cressex Day Nursery

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Blood Donor Award

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Summer Recipes

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OUR NEW COUNCILLORS Booker and Cressex has recently gained two new councillors and I was very keen to inquire further into these individuals who are so important to our community yet remain rather a mystery. A couple of interviews later and I feel considerably more informed, I now feel like I have gained an insight into the characters of our new councillors. Mr Brian Pearce entered the room and his rather cheerful smile did make me feel welcome. He later told me that his adage which he introduces himself by is; ‘I’m Brian Pearce and I’m just happy to be here’ I could definitely sense his enthusiasm. ‘Rabbit rabbit’, which I was about to find out was his nickname, referred to his love for speaking and communicating with people which became more apparent in our exciting interview; during which Mr Pearce would branch out to very interesting topics from a question as simple as ‘what is your favourite book?’. Mr Brian Pearce was born in Wycombe; he has lived all of his life in the Booker area and has definitely contributed to the community. He has been a carpenter for 49 years since the age of 15 and is now self employed and owns

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his own carpenters business which carries out work for the district council. He greatly enjoys serving the community; he told me that as a child he had wanted to be a fireman in order to serve the community and also because of their great efficiency and talent. Mr Pearce has been a Parish Councillor for 4 years and after trying twice already, with determination he finally became a councillor for Booker and Cressex; this achievement was one of great emotion and has brought him much joy as he now feels ever more connected with the community. I was interested in his involvement with the UK Independence Party (UKIP) and he replied that he wasn’t very political but simply held the view that the UK should not be part of the European Union; he also stressed the point that he had nothing against Europe. Mr Pearce also had a strong opinion of the fact that the UK should not divide into its devolved assemblies and remain united. Brian Pearce had a very strong opinion on the building of the stadium at Wycombe Air Park; he said that it was ‘not wanted, and not needed’; he gained information from many sports fans which showed a mutual dislike for the building of the stadium. Mr Pearce is a season ticket holder of Wycombe Wanderers and is very


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supportive of them, he thinks that they are an important part of Wycombe and have been for a long time. After telling me of his passionate opinion of the stadium, Mr Pearce made me aware of the sad yet moving story of the death of his wife last year on which an article was written in the Link called ‘Lynne’s Last Journey’. One of his greatest regrets is that she could not see him win the council election for they had both worked so hard together when competing in the previous elections, it would have been spectacular for her to see him prevail this year. Mr Pearce was an absolute pleasure to talk to and I feel enriched with wisdom; he recommended a film called ‘Hobson’s Choice’ which I am intrigued to discover more about. Mr Pearce told me that he ‘wants to make a difference’; I think he already has and will continue to do so. Our second councillor is Mr Simon Parker. He greeted me with a warm handshake and we sat down to our interview over a cup of coffee. Mr Parker has lived in Castlefield for 18 years and is a committed Liberal Democrat Councillor. He attended Dr Challoner’s Grammar School and began working at NatWest Bank after his O-levels. Throughout the interview Mr Parker came across as a very spontaneous character which was very refreshing; he entered the council elections because he thought it looked like an interesting opportunity. He told me that he was a ‘drifter’ who tends to go where life leads him. Mr Parker appears to handle the work of a councillor with relative ease and a wonderfully calm approach. His recent ventures in the community, which he described as the ‘nitty gritty’, include issues such as graffiti and litter. With this busy life as a councillor, Mr Parker also fits in his job of 5 years as a driving instructor. He told me that he absolutely loves this career because he has the honour of seeing people develop and grow in skill and confidence. This career path is following on from a string of interesting careers including photography. With this career and the job of a councillor, Mr Parker also has three children with one at Exeter

University. Mr Parker has hobbies that include cricket and a keen interest in space travel; he recently told me of an exciting occasion where he met a man who had visited the moon. He is also taking a step into the world of technology and social networking sites such as Facebook and is looking towards Twitter. Mr Simon Parker was very interesting to talk to and I felt that he is a great representative for our community with a refreshing personality and committed character. As an A-level student, I was very interested to know what advice these experienced men would have for a student looking to go to university. Mr Pearce replied; ‘work hard, play hard’, and Mr Parker said; ‘grab the chance’. I intend on treasuring these pieces of advice. Mr Brian Pearce and Mr Simon Parker both work well together with no antagonism; there is no party politics as they work together for a shared purpose, and in my opinion, we have two brilliant representatives who will make a significant difference to our community. By Neelam Tailor

Booker & Cressex Ward Wycombe District Council Brian Pearce Tel: 01494 459391 brian_pearce@wycombe.gov.uk Simon Parker Tel: 01494 529678 simon_parker@wycombe.gov.uk

Booker, Cressex & Sands Buckinghamshire County Council Alan Hill Tel: 01494 440 780 or 07981 094 587

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EARTHQUAKE EXPERIENCE Sally Harvey and her husband spend 6 months in New Zealand and 6 months in Booker (staying with parents on Booker Common) so consider themselves Booker residents. They arrived back here in May but were in New Zealand during the earthquake and Sally has written of her experiences

Shock, fear, relief and sadness At 12.51pm on Tuesday 22nd February, many lives and our beloved Christchurch and Lyttelton, New Zealand changed forever. Having experienced aftershocks from the 4th September earthquake, when the 6.3 magnitude event started to rise to the surface in Lyttelton Harbour, I was at work and I waited like many other Cantabrians, for it to subside and pass. Then it would probably be followed by the usual “what do you reckon that one was?” “A 4.1”, “no a 3.9” as people around you wager the size of the latest shake. However, this moment was different. There was the unannounced, sudden and increasing beyond belief violent shaking of buildings, furniture, items and people, followed eventually by the deafening silence when powered equipment is no longer powered. As we stood outside in the early afternoon drizzle, two or three strong aftershocks made the land and buildings jump up and down and the hillside

visibly shake and move in a blur in front of our eyes. As we questioned standing below power lines that swayed and moved like skipping ropes, I watched a herd of lama galloping fearfully across the hillside; we then moved to a safer area away from the power lines. People and dogs started to appear. Two Army Personnel Carriers with uniformed soldiers rolled past, heading for Lyttelton, and they must have seen the looks of shock and disbelief on our faces – not only at seeing them but at what we were experiencing. The café where I work is in a central position in our small settlement and soon parents were arriving to collect children from the school and stunned residents started to appear and take up our offer of cups of hot chocolate that we’d managed to salvage from the café. At this stage, almost every person who wasn’t talking to someone face to face, was texting or trying to call loved ones using mobile phones. As the aftershocks kept coming, we started receiving news of the spire fallen from the cathedral and that “someone had died”. We all knew that this was bad and a sense of melancholy began to descend. (Z[OLTPU\[LZ[PJRLKPU[V[OLÄYZ[OV\YWYHJ[PJHS measures and plans were being made. Who was going where to collect children from schools over the hill in Christchurch? How would they stay in touch? What route would they attempt to take? We’d seen and heard about huge boulders coming down from the hills so no plan was without risk of danger. Fortunately, I live within walking distance from work, so I made my way home, having heard with great relief from my love, Steve, that he was OK. I entered the house feeling at any moment that there could be another big shake and it could collapse on me. Inside the house, every cupboard and wardrobe door was open, books had been shaken from their shelves, pictures and ornaments lying where they had landed, and

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the night. Steve and I are so fortunate that our rented home sheltered us and Lee Ann and her family for the coming days.

HIV[[SLVMVSP]LVPSSH`IYVRLUVU[OLRP[JOLUÅVVY 4` ÄYZ[ HJ[PVU ^HZ [V ÄUK 1LTTH V\Y JH[ HUK there she was safely in the back of a wardrobe. Having placed her in her cat carrier to take with me, I collected blankets and warm clothing to take back to offer people gathered at work. I felt relieved to be alive and thankful that our house was still a home and that Jemma was safe. Back down the road, friends and families started to group together. All the time, we were receiving and sending text messages or calls. Texts were the best way to communicate and the communication networks held up incredibly well considering the massive surge that was going through them. Steve arrived and I felt safer. A friend, Lee Ann, who worked in the city centre that was devastated, appeared with her 4-year-old son, having been given a lift over the OPSSI`HRPUKZ[YHUNLY:OL^HZÄULHUK]LY`S\JR` to be unharmed considering where she was at 12.51pm. She was shocked and covered in dust from fallen buildings.

Safety and togetherness The hours that followed saw us gathering emergency supplies together, continuing to communicate with each other and to get in touch with those that we hadn’t yet heard were safe or who wanted to hear that we were so. In our area, the telephone lines were still working and as long as you had a ‘plug in’ phone that doesn’t need electricity to work, you could still make and receive calls. We managed to contact our families in the UK to let them know we were safe. As the damp, grey afternoon started to turn to early evening, we made plans for food, warmth, light and shelter for

As we sat in the dark together that evening through the continued aftershocks, we spoke of our gratitude for being alive, sheltered and warm, with food in our stomachs. Part of our emergency kit is a radio with batteries; this felt like a great lifeline in that we received important civil defence information and could also listen to people calling in with needs followed by those offering help and support. This really did help to prevent us from feeling isolated and afraid. We did go to bed that night but only after having made an exit plan and checking the emergency supplies in our cars, should we need to use them as alternative shelter. Not much sleep was had but we were safe and so were all of our friends and loved ones – what a blessing! By Sally Harvey

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BOOKER MEMORIAL HALL You may already know that Booker Memorial +DOOZDVÀUVWEXLOWLQDVDPHPRULDOWR the Booker men who were killed, and those that happily returned from the First World :DU0XFKRIWKHEXLOGLQJ·VGUDLQVJREDFN to those times, and those that did not were ODLG LQ  ZKHQ WKH SUHVHQW KDOO ZDV EXLOW6RPHZKDWVWUDQJHO\LWZDVWKHVHODWHU GUDLQV WKDW EHFDPH YHU\ UHVWULFWHG E\ WUHH GDPDJH $V D UHVXOW WKH +DOO &RPPLWWHH ZDVIRUFHGWRVSHQGDFRQVLGHUDEOHVXPLQ $SULOKDYLQJDODUJHVHFWLRQUHSODFHG 2QH RI WKH ZD\V ZH ÀQDQFH VXFK ZRUN LV WKURXJKRXUWZRDQQXDOFDUERRWVDOHV)RU RQFHWKHZHDWKHUIRURXUÀUVWFDUERRWVDOH LQHDUO\0D\ZDVXQXVXDOO\JRRGHQVXULQJ ZH KDG D JUHDW HYHQW IRU ERWK VHOOHUV DQG EX\HUV+RSHIXOO\RXUQH[WLQ$XJXVWZLOOEH equally successful. &ORVH WR RQH KXQGUHG SHRSOH DWWHQGHG WKH KDOO·V $*0 PDLQO\ , VXVSHFW DWWUDFWHG E\ WKH SUHVHQWDWLRQ E\ *DU\ 1XWWDOO WKH &KDLUPDQ RI *$63 *URXSV $JDLQVW WKH 6WDGLXP 3URSRVDOV  7KHUH ZHUH D QXPEHU RI TXHVWLRQV IROORZLQJ *DU\·V SUHVHQWDWLRQ DQGPDQ\PRUHZHUHDVNHGGXULQJWKHZLQH and cheese that followed. 5LJKW IURP LWV LQDXJXUDWLRQ *$63 KHOG LWV PRQWKO\ RSHQ PHHWLQJV DW WKH KDOO DQG DGRSWHGLWDVLWVKHDGTXDUWHUV7KLVLVDSW LQ WKDW 7RP /DFH\ 0RUULV ZKR HIIHFWLYHO\ EDQNUROOHGWKHEXLOGLQJRIWKHKDOOLQ was the farmer who owned the land which LV QRZ RFFXSLHG E\ WKH DLU SDUN ZKHUH WKH SUHYLRXV &RXQFLO SURSRVHG WR EXLOG LWV VWDGLXP WR KRXVH :\FRPEH :DQGHUHUV DQG :DVSV 7RP ZDV D JUHDW VXSSRUWHU RI %RRNHU YLOODJH DQG LW ZDV KLV IDPLO\ ZKR ÀUVW SODFHG D FRYHQDQW RQ WKH ODQG WR SURWHFW LW IURP VXFK GHYHORSPHQWV  $V

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CAROL EVENING Friday 9th December 7.00pm â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 9.00pm Come and join us for an informal evening of traditional Christmas carols with the choir from St. Wulstans. Complimentary glasses of mulled wine and mince pies will be served.


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Interested in LOCAL HISTORY? Barmoor Farm.... in search of the estate before the aerodrome By Frances Kerner Wednesday October 26th 7.30 - 9.30pm at Booker Memorial Hall Admission £1 including refreshments For further information please ring Roberta Wilson on 01494 447918 or

email robbrian@waitrose.com

“If you are a regular visitor to St Birinus & St John’s Church, please see the article on Page 12 for further information concerning your group whilst the re-building work is taking place”

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Royal Wedding Prayer Not a pink carnation, Or a wedding gift, Not a materialistic comfort zone Or a safety pin. But an exclamation of love That journeys far Beyond the imagination Of your soul in rhapsody, A marriage that is heaven sent, A union that has no fear.

So be blessed in your life William and Kate. In this 21st century. May you enrich Your perception of the world together, And when the fame and tinsel subside Be the happiest in love, Groom and bride. Mary Mullett

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WE’RE REBUILDING Here at St Birinus and St John’s Church we are approaching very exciting times! We have recently submitted plans to Wycombe District Council to build a 21st-century building with facilities for the church and for the local community. We are anticipating receiving planning permission any day now, and by the time you read this Link we will have been given the go-ahead and plans will be well underway, with building hopefully starting in the Autumn! Whilst being a very exciting time, it is also going to be a time of upheaval both for our congregations and for our church and hall users. We have been working with RXU YDULRXV JURXSV WR WU\ WR KHOS WKHP ÀQG alternative venues during the building works, and we have been very pleased with the help and support we have received so far both from our hall users and from other halls and venues in the local area. If you are a regular visitor to our building for one of our groups or events, please contact either the person who runs your group, or contact Karen %URZQLQRXU&KXUFK2IÀFHRQ 01494 459070 and she will try to update you on where your group may be meeting once building works have begun. We hope that our Sunday morning services will continue at the same times, with Holy Communion at 9am and Worship Together (a more contemporary style service) at 10.45am but based at Cressex

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Community School. Our very grateful thanks to Cressex Community School for their help and hospitality during the closure of our church buildings, we are looking forward to using their fantastic new facilities. If you would like to see more information about our new building, keep up to date with how building works are progressing, or if you would like to see pictures of how it might look, please visit our website at www.banjos.org. uk. We are also launching a big fundraising initiative for the rebuild and any contributions would be most welcome, again please visit our website for details, or contact Karen in WKH&KXUFK2IÀFH


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ZIPPO CIRCUS

report by Jo Wright

The Big Top was back at the Rye between June 2nd and 5th â&#x20AC;&#x201C; and a surprise was in store for any who havenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t seen a circus in a while. No tired old clowns or plate spinning here as the theme of â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Horsepowerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; combined three all new equestrian acts with the raw power of motorbikes â&#x20AC;&#x201C; and everything in between. It was a night of spectacular dancing, heart-stopping trapeze acts and graceful aerial ballets. The sheer energy was infectious and the amazing soundtrack only added to the excitement. After the introduction of â&#x20AC;&#x153;worlds greatest ringmasterâ&#x20AC;? Norman Barrett - who later performed a comical budgie routine - it was time for the audience to have a taste of things to come. As the lights dimmed inside the spacious circus tent, Yasmine Smart (great grand-daughter of the famous Billy Smart) cantered into the ring on an Andalusian stallion. Along with two Ă&#x20AC;HU\GDQFHUVWKHEHDXWLIXOKRUVHSHUIRUPHGWKHWDQJRDURXQGWKHULQJ Other equestrian acts included â&#x20AC;&#x153;Britainâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s smallest horseâ&#x20AC;? and Yasmine Smart performed again with four Palomino stallions. All the horses were glossy and appeared in good health in accordance with the animal welfare conditions that are posted on Zippos website. But aside from being beautiful and well trained, the ring did seem too small for so many horses, as they appeared agitated at times. However, if the horses failed to impress, there was one act during the performance that JXDUDQWHHGWRDPD]H7KHĂ&#x20AC;QDODFWZDVWKH â&#x20AC;&#x153;Globe of Deathâ&#x20AC;?: a small spherical globe was placed in the ring and at the climax of the act performers on three motor bikes were roaring around inside at 70mph with a woman standing in the middle â&#x20AC;&#x201C; all bikes but a hairs width from the assistant and other performers. $IWHU WKH Ă&#x20AC;QDO ERZ DGXOWV DQG FKLOGUHQ alike were left buzzing with the energy and excitement of the evening. As Norman Barrett said before his audience stood to leave: â&#x20AC;&#x153;Youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re never too young, youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re never too old, and youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re never too cool for the circusâ&#x20AC;?.

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Did you know there is a Lighthouse in Cressex and Booker? Lighthouse is a Christian Charity, which first began in Great Missenden over 25 years ago. Since then, there have been other Lighthouses established in Hazlemere, Princes Risborough, Burnham, Marlow and High Wycombe providing for over 3500 children.

here in Cressex and Booker for 300 local children (including people from Lane End) run by 160 volunteers from 16 local churches. In addition we ran a little Lighthouse every day for toddlers which was attended by over 80 toddlers and parents a day.

The main activity of Lighthouse is to run a holiday week each year at the end of July, for children between the ages of 4 and 11. It is run by Christians from local churches of all denominations in the town and the surrounding area, with the aim of reminding people of the key aspects of the Christian faith- namely that we are loved- primarily through a combination of teaching, performing arts, games, music, handicrafts and a range of other activities.

We were supported by Cressex School who let us use their great facility. So many parents who had not seen the school were amazed at what a great school it has become. Our thanks to the head and staff, particularly the excellent caretakers for their support and help.

This year we started our first Lighthouse

Each day consists of activities from singing to games, craft to drama and sessions of activities all based around a theme and this year it was the film Madagascar. We had appearances from Alex the Lion and the penguins and a lot of fun was had by all. In addition a group of 33 10 year olds went to sing at Holmers House Care Home and meet some of the residents. We also ran a special Rainbow Worship evening for people with learning needs. It shows the huge need to provide activities for youngsters who came from a whole range of backgrounds including other religions and people with no faith. The whole event is reliant on donations as we want to provide for those who cannot afford the £100+ usual fee for any weekly activity for children. In the evening we also ran a youth event at

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Albert Hall Aria Hazlemere which 450 youth attended every night. The media and the secular organisations like to put faith down and attack any aspect of anything Christian. They rarely report the good things with young people. Over 80 of our helpers were below the age of 16 and all gave up their week to help. Of the 300 children who attended there were only two occasions where we had to seriously talk to a child about behaviour. It was a great week and we will be looking at running again next year to provide for even more children. If you want to know more about Lighthouse go to our website at www.lighthousecressex. org.uk or contact us via St Birinus and St Johnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Church ofďŹ ce. Finally thank you parents for your great support. Jeremy Hay

Cur tain up she cradles The celestial sky. A tribute to Prince Alber t, The early dawn poignant In his memory, Stifled tears weeping For dead soldiers, In a ruby red profusion Of poppies, But no longer we cry Amidst the fervent flurry Of a languid London Silhouette sequence, Twenty-first century age. Eerie ever changing effigies Enlarge eternally On her magnificent stage, Now where pop stars Reign in acoustic armour Once a Prince presumed, In the pomp and pleasure Of her round attire, Shape and solitude, Where in magic maze Of indifference Maestros manipulate a thousand doors With their entrances, And pathos painted pictures Perspire perpetually, In centennial sequence, She stares magnificently down, Proud of her London. Mary Mullett Copyright 15.5.2011

140th Albert Hall Anniversary

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A > K ; : E B L M When our harmony with nature is upset this affects how our cells function and we can become ill. There are subtle things [OH[ PU[LYMLYL ^P[O [OL OHYTVUPV\Z ÅV^ of energy through our cells. For instance emotional blockages that we may not be aware of will over time interrupt the SPML MVYJL [OH[ ZOV\SK ÅV^ MYLLS` [OYV\NO us, and can result in an illness. If we experience any of the following emotions excessively, and over a sustained period VM [PTL V\Y ÅV^ VM LULYN` JHU ILJVTL adversely affected; joy, anger, anxiety, obsession, sadness, horror and fear. Grieving for a prolonged period of time ^PSS PTWLKL [OL ÅV^ VM LULYN` [OYV\NO the lungs and can result in colds, asthma, psoriasis, which may in turn make us physically vulnerable to bouts of melancholy. Also excessive worrying over a prolonged period can harm our digestive system. Stressful life events greatly increase our risk of becoming ill. There are things that will escape our

notice because they have become habits. We block the expression of our emotions by denying them, suppressing them, or refusing to take notice and accept them. We can suffer, feeling we are not being listened to, when we fail to address our reluctance to speak out. All these things, as well as our eating OHIP[ZRLLWPUNO`KYH[LKOH]PUNZ\MÄJPLU[ exercise contribute to our wellbeing. We need balance, and medicines made from plants helps to bring our cellular function back in harmony with nature. Different plants have particular healing powers, and a skillful practitioner is needed to address the individual persons imbalance. In balance means that all the ingredients needed are available for our cells to utilize, and this can only be supplied by nature. I am available for herbal consultations and provide the herbal medicine to maintain a healthy balance for body and soul. Please contact me if you would like to attend classes to understand more. Anne Derby bsc.hons mnimh. Medical herbalist and aromatherapist. 01494 439625, or 0207 2425361 email annederby@gmail.com

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BOOKER COMMON AND WOODS PROTECTION SOCIETY Booker Common and Woods Protection Society held their 30th AGM on Monday 16th May 2011. At the meeting in the Memorial Hall The Allan Duggin Award for Conservation was presented to The Wycombe Wildlife Group by BCWPS chairman Rita Luxton. The Award is presented annually in recognition of work to encourage young people to be aware of their environment and learn how to conserve plants and wildlife. Roger Wilding, chairman of WWG gave details of the group’s activities including with families and children and achievements since the group was formed 22 years ago. He also gave details of their forthcoming programme of events, which included a guided Wild Flower Walk around Booker Common and Woods.

as a whole is under constant threat from changes and demands from outside the area and although the BCWPS Committee tries to keep its members informed of these changes we do need to hear from our members as to how these changes affect them and whether they welcome them or not. As Booker does not have a Parish Council or a Residents Association the Wycombe District Council has not given the area its own ‘say’ on local matters. Please become a member and be part of the community in which you live. One of the key topics on the Agenda was the proposed Development on Wycombe Airpark. Wycombe Sports Development Limited were invited to give a presentation of their plans for the Airpark, but they

At the meeting Brian Wilson the retiring Treasurer was given a big thank you for all his hard work and dedication to the society over the SDVW ÀYH \HDUV 6LPRQ Fraser was elected as the new Treasurer and the remainder of the committee was re-elected. There was a plea for additional members to serve on the committee as it was felt that to take the Society Roger Wilding receives the 20011 BCWPS Award for forward it needed new Conservation on behalf of the Wycombe Wildlife Group from ideas and help from BCWPS chairman Rita Luxton at the Annual General Meeting. local residents. Booker

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declined and in a statement said ‘this is a little previous as we are still working on plans’ . Members of GASP (Groups Against the Stadium Proposals) attended the meeting and Alan France presented their views, opinions and the known facts about the project.

The Meeting concluded with members of the society being introduced to the newly elected Booker and Cressex Wycombe District councillors, Brian Pearce and Simon Parker, both of whom pledged to support the views of local residents and also oppose the Air Park Sports Development and Stadium Project.

BOOKER COMMON AND WOODS PROTECTION SOCIETY represents 300 households in Booker. It was formed in 1982 as a Charity to conserve and protect the rural environment of the area which comprises of the open commons and the surrounding Green Belt and the Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The Society is run by volunteers and carries out practical conservation work and organises regular clear-ups throughout the woodland and commons. We also make an annual award in cooperation with Wycombe Woodland Service to encourage young people in conservation. We also speak out against the potential threats against the area and try to represent the views of our Members in order to safeguard the local environment

The Constitutional Aims of the Society include: ‘To act against any intrusion or development within the local Green Belt or Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty which forms a natural boundary on the western side of the town’, ‘To act against development likely to increase ambient noise or air pollution and where possible to reduce them’ and ‘To undertake practical conservation work by volunteers on the Urban Commons within the Society’s resources’.

Please Help Us To Help you! To improve our contact with Members we are requesting that you give us your Name, Address and e-mail Address or Telephone Number. We would also like the help of residents to deliver newsletters and or collect subscriptions, if you can only ‘do’ your road or street it will help. Telephone 01494 436807.

New members are always welcome All we ask is a minimum subscription of £3 per household per annum. Telephone 01494 436807 There is a Committee Meeting every two months which you may or may not like to attend and an Annual General Meeting in May each year, we produce regular Newsletters and have a web site www.bcwps.org.uk

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U P S I D E D OW N What has happened this year? We had summer in March and April, March winds in May and June has been none too warm; in fact, quite chilly at times and very little rain at all! Yet good old Nature seems to cope. All the old faithfuls (and the weeds) come up every year although quite a lot of more delicate plants succumbed to the harsh winter we had. To keep the garden looking at its best, we need to regularly dead head. This is to remove IDGHGĂ RZHUVIURPWKHSODQWE\WDNLQJRIIWKHĂ RZHUDQGWKHVHHGFDSVXOH ZKLFKLVDW WKHEDVHRIWKHSHWDOV HLWKHUQLSSLQJLWRIIZLWKWKHĂ&#x20AC;QJHUVRUE\FXWWLQJZLWKVFLVVRUV back to the next set of leaves. This leaves the plant looking tidier and prolongs the Ă RZHULQJVHDVRQ,IVHHGKHDGVDUHQRWUHPRYHGVHHGVULSHQWKHSODQWKDVGRQHLWVMRE of reproducing itself and fades away. Booker Horticultural Society will be holding their Autumn Show on September 10th in Booker Memorial Hall when there will be a splendid display of dahlias and vegetables. Do come along and enjoy this brilliant display. Do not put it off until next year as at the moment we think this will be our last Autumn Show.

HELP...HELP...HELP...Due to illness and moving away from the area, the organising

committee of the Society has shrunk and needs some new blood. Is there anyone out there who could come and join us? You do not have to be a knowledgeable gardener, just someone who is interested in gardens, plants and nature in general. We have several interesting and informative speakers during the year and have members with a wealth of information which they are only too happy to pass on. We also run a trip to RHS Wisley most years - this year on Sunday, August 14th. If you can help us please contact our current Chairman on 01494 436793 or come and ssee se ee uss at at the tth h he e Show. Show Sh S Sho h how ow. ow w. The The Society Th Socie So ciety etty has e has been ha been be en going goin oing ng for for or over ove ove vver er 60 60 years yyea ears e ea ars rs and and nd is is part part pa rt of of Booker Book B Bo ooke oker o ker er llife. ife fe. Anne A An nne ne H Huxtable, uxxtta ux ta ab ble bl le, e, B Booker oo k oo ke er & Di D Dis District ist stri rict ric ct H Horticultural ort o or rti ticu tic cult ltu urral al S Society ocie oc iety ty

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BOOKERHILL PRIMARY AND NURSERY SCHOOL NEWS If a picture paints a thousand words then the photographs in this article speak volumes about the rich and varied learning experiences that underpin the excellent educational provision at Booker Hill Primary and Nursery School. The Ofsted inspectors reported that â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;This is a school that does not stand stillâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; and this is certainly evident in every aspect of the life and work of the school.

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AWARD FOR LOCAL BLOOD DONOR surrounding counties, for the awards ceremony in Oxford in May. There they were entertained to a dinner after which the head of the Oxford Centre expressed the gratitude of the Service to ‘these unsung heroes’. The Emerald Award winners were [OLULHJOWYLZLU[LK^P[OHJLY[PÄJH[L and an engraved Royal Doulton crystal plate which, in Frank’s case, YLÅLJ[LKTVYL[OHU`LHYZVMNP]PUN blood. By the time of the presentation he was already totting up sessions towards a Diamond Award for 100 donations, recipients of which were presented with a crystal decanter at the ceremony.

Congratulations to Frank Kelly w ho recently received a National Blood Ser v ice Emerald Award for hav ing made an amazing 75 blood donations. Frank and his wife Sue, who live in Challener Road, joined other award winners and guests from Buckinghamshire, Oxfordshire and

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Sizzling Summer Recipes Summer is upon us and it’s the season of barbecue, but in the current climate every penny counts. So here are two easy, tasty and fun recipes that all the family can enjoy – without breaking the budget... Barbecue Honey and Mustard Sausages (serves 6)

Chocolate Dessert Cups (serves 6)

Preparation Time: 10mins (15 mins to chill)

Preparation Time: Approx. 1 hour to chill

Cooking Time: 15mins

Ingredients:

Ingredients:

6 small balloons

2 onions

300g white chocolate

1 tbsp vegetable oil

60g gluten free milk chocolate

3 tbsp honey 1 tbsp chopped fresh sage

Method:

500g pack of sausages

1. Blow up the balloons.

Bread Rolls Method: 1. Slice the onions and fry them in the oil for 10 minutes until tender and caramalised. 2. Combine the honey, mustard and sage and pour over the sausages. Chill for 15 minutes. 3. Barbecue the sausages for 15 minutes, or until cooked through. Serve with rolls, onions and salad. Not barbecue weather? Simply grill the sausages instead!

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2. Break the white chocolate into a small deep bowl. Gently melt in the microwave, stirring occasionally. 3. Repeat with the milk chocolate. 4. With a teaspoon, drizzle the milk chocolate into the white chocolate. 5. Dip the balloons into the chocolate so that it comes half way up the sides. Sit the balloons, chocolate-side down, on a tray lined with baking paper. Place them in the fridge to harden. 6. Once the chocolate has hardened, pop the balloons. These delicious chocolate cups can ILÄSSLK^P[OPJLJYLHTMY\P[TV\ZZL yoghurt or even brownies and cream! Experiment and use your imagination!


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Whatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Going on Locally HEALTH & FITNESS BADMINTON 

Wycombe Badminton Centre Crest Road, High Wycombe, Bucks. HP11 1UA Social and league clubs and coaching, junior and adult, including 50+, court hire ;LS! Â&#x2039;>LI!^^^IHKTPU[VU^`JVTILJV\R



Our Lady of Grace, Squirrel Lane, High Wycombe, HP12 4RY Thursday 19.00-20.00 *VU[HJ[+LUPZL3HTIÂ&#x2039;;LS!  Â&#x2039;>LI!^^^\Ă&#x201E;[JV\R

FOOTBALL 

Cressex Synthetic Sports Pitch Centre, Holmers Farm Way, HW, HP12 4QA *S\IMVV[IHSSHUKWP[JOOPYLÂ&#x2039;;LS! 

DANCE AEROBICS

Wycombe Judo Centre Barry Close, High Wycombe, HP12 4UE Tel: 01494 461 838 GYMNASTICS  INDOOR BOWLS

Booker Gym Club, Barry Close, Cressex, High Wycombe, Bucks. HP12 4UE â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Gymanticsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;, recreational and advanced gymnastics, toddlers to adults ;LS! VY Â&#x2039;>LI!IVVRLYN`TJS\IJV\R



Handy Cross Indoor Bowls Open daily. New bowlers welcome Tues & Thurs. 2030 - 2200 (equipment WYV]PKLK*VU[HJ[!7L[LY)YV^UÂ&#x2039;;LS! 

MARTIAL ARTS & SELF DEFENCE  

Jakab Self- Defence & Fitness Club Booker Memorial Hall Limmer Lane, Booker Common, HP12 4QS ;O\YZKH` Â&#x2039;:\UKH` *VU[HJ[!5PJR>LZ[Â&#x2039;;LS! 



 

Wycombe Judo Centre Barry Close, High Wycombe HP12 4UE Judo club and coaching, all ages, all levels, all days Karate Tues Juniors (6-15 years) 18.30-19.30 Seniors 19.30-20.30 Ju Jitsu Fri 20.15-22.00, Self-defence Tues Juniors (11-15 years) 18.30-19.30 Seniors 19.30-20.30, Cyber Budo Mon and Wed (Adults) 20.00-22.00 ;LS! Â&#x2039;,THPSPUMV'^`JVTILQ\KVJLU[YLJV\R Website: www.wycombejudocentre.co.uk KM (Krav Maga) Self Defence and Training Hilltop Community Centre, Crest Road, High Wycombe, Bucks. Wednesday 19.15-20.45 *VU[HJ[!5PJR4HPZVUÂ&#x2039;;LS!  ,THPS!UPJR'PUZ[P[\[LRYH]THNHJV\RÂ&#x2039;>LIZP[L!^^^RYH]THNH\RJVT

KARATE  

Wycombe Judo Centre Barry Close, High Wycombe, HP12 4UE 1\UPVYZ`LHYZ;\LZ Â&#x2039;:LUPVYZ;\LZ  ;LS! Â&#x2039;,THPS!PUMV'^`JVTILQ\KVJLU[YLJV\R Web: www.wycombejudocentre.co.uk

KICKBOXING/ SPORT KARATE  

South East Academy of Martial Arts Hilltop Community Centre, Crest Road, High Wycombe, Bucks. Tuesday 19.00-21.00 *VU[HJ[!7L[LY,K^HYKZÂ&#x2039;;LS! ,THPS!,K^HYKZHJHKLT`'HVSJVTÂ&#x2039;>LI!^^^ZLTHY[PHSHY[ZJV\R

TANG-SO-DO MARTIAL ARTS 

Chepping View School, Cressex Road, High Wycombe, HP12 4PR ;\LZ`LHYZÂ&#x2039;*OPSKYLUHUK(K\S[Z Â&#x2039;-HTPSPLZ^LSJVTL *VU[HJ[!:OH\U2UPNO[(YJOLYÂ&#x2039;;LS!

RUNNING

Handy Cross Runners Wycombe Judo Centre Barry Close, High Wycombe, HP12 4UE ;\LZKH` Â&#x2039;;O\YZKH` Â&#x2039;:\UKH`  *VU[HJ[!7L[LY,KPUN[VUÂ&#x2039;;LS! Â&#x2039;www.handycrossrunners.freeserve.co.uk

 

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 SLIMMING

 SQUASH  TENNIS 

High Wycombe Running Sisters St Birinus & St Johnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Church Hall, Sycamore Road, High Wycombe, HP12 4UE *VU[HJ[!1LZZ>PUNYV]LÂ&#x2039;;LS! Â&#x2039;,THPS!^PUNYV]L'\RVUSPULJV\R Slimming World St Birinus & St Johnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Church Hall, Sycamore Road, High Wycombe, HP12 4TJ Friday 09.30-11.00 *VU[HJ[!,TTH/VYHUÂ&#x2039;;LS!  Bucks Squash & Racketball Club Wycombe Air Park, Clay Lane, Booker, Marlow, Bucks. SL7 3DJ ;LS! Â&#x2039;,THPS!I\JRZZX\HZOJS\I'MYLLUL[UHTLJV\R Bucks Indoor Tennis Centre, Holmer Lane, High Wycombe, HP124QA Coaching and court hire ;LS! Â&#x2039;,THPS!I\JRZPUKVVY'[LZJVUL[



Wycombe Sports Centre Marlow Hill, High Wycombe, Bucks. HP11 1TJ Alternate Sundays 20.00-22.00 *VU[HJ[!1LZZ>PUNYV]LÂ&#x2039;;LS! Â&#x2039;,THPS!^PUNYV]L'\RVUSPULJV\R

WALKING   

Simply Walk â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Meet at Booker Common, by the Memorial Hall ;\LZKH`Â&#x2039;>HSRPUNMVYOLHS[O(Approx. 2 hours. Shorter walk option if possible) *VU[HJ[!-PVUH)YVHKILU[Â&#x2039;;LS!  LTHPS!ZPTWS`^HSRZ'I\JRZJJNV]\RÂ&#x2039;^^^I\JRZJJNV]\RYPNO[ZFVMF^H`

YOGA

Wycombe Judo Centre, Barry Close, High Wycombe HP12 4UE Wed 19.00-20.00 Contact: Sarah Lasenby Tel: 07888 668 170

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SOCIAL/SPECIAL INTEREST BOOKER & DISTRICT HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY

Booker Memorial Hall, Limmer Lane, Booker Common, HP12 4QS 3rd Friday in month at 20.00 (Sept to June). Shows, April and September TLTILYZ*VU[HJ[!*VSPU1VULZ*OHPYTHUÂ&#x2039;;LS!  

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BOOKER EVENING WI

Booker Memorial Hall, Limmer Lane, Booker Common, HP12 4QS 2nd Monday in the month at 19.45 Contact: Sylvia Eastgate (President) Tel: 01494 528 698

BOOKER FLOWER CLUB

Booker Memorial Hall, Limmer Lane, Booker Common, HP12 4QS Z[4VUKH`PUTVU[OH[ Â&#x2039;*VU[HJ[!(SPZVU-\SSLY:LJYL[HY`Â&#x2039;;LS!  

CRESSEX COMMUNITY Cressex Road, High Wycombe, HP12 4PZ CENTRE & SOCIAL CLUB 5L^4LTILYZ>LSJVTLÂ&#x2039;;LS!  Â&#x2039;^^^JYLZZL_JS\IJV\R CRESSEX OVER 60S CLUB

Cressex Community Centre & Social Club Cressex Road, High Wycombe, HP12 4PZ >LKULZKH`Â&#x2039;)PUNV:VJPHSÂ&#x2039;*VU[HJ[!1VOU(KHTZÂ&#x2039;;LS! 

DOG TRAINING 

Booker Memorial Hall, Limmer Lane, Booker Common, HP12 4QS Tuesday at 19.00 *VU[HJ[! Â&#x2039;  Â&#x2039;LTHPS!YLKRP[LLUX\YPLZ'`HOVVJV\R

NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH 

St Birinus & St Johnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Church Hall, Sycamore Road, High Wycombe, HP12 4UE Open meetings as advertised. *VU[HJ[!.LVMM7LNN*OHPYTHU>`JVTIL+PZ[YPJ[5>(Â&#x2039;;LS! 

OPEN DOOR CAFÃ&#x2030;

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WEDNESDAY CLUB 

St Birinus & St Johnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Church Hall, Sycamore Road, Booker, High Wycombe -VY[UPNO[S` Â&#x2039;*VU[HJ[!1\UL:[HU[VU7YLZPKLU[Â&#x2039;;LS! 

WYCOMBE JUDO CENTRE

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MUSIC & DANCE

IRISH DANCING 

Our Lady of Grace, Squirrel Lane, High Wycombe, HP12 4RY Tuesday 18.00-19.30 *VU[HJ[!(PSPZO6»:OLHÂ&#x2039;;LS!  Â&#x2039;4VI!

FREDA GURNEY SCHOOL Booker Memorial Hall, Limmer Lane, Booker Common, HP12 4QS OF DANCING Ballet and tap classes for children 21/2 years and upwards. Wed from 1600. Thurs from 16.00. Adult classes also available on Wednesday evenings  *VU[HJ[!2PT1LURPUZÂ&#x2039;;LS!  FREESTYLE DANCE  SEASONS DANCE 

Wycombe Judo Centre, Barry Close, High Wycombe HP12 4UE 6 week course for all ages. Saturday 11.00-12.00 *VU[HJ[!1VOU1VOUU`Â&#x2039;;LS!  >LI!IHUHUHZWSP[Z[PTL^LIZJVT Hilltop Community Centre, Crest Road, High Wycombe, Bucks Ballroom & Latin American dance classes Monday Beginners 19.00-20.00, Progressors 20.00-21.00 Improvers 21.00-22.00 *VU[HJ[!1\K`:WHSKPUNÂ&#x2039;;LS! Â&#x2039;LTHPS!Q\K`H[ZLHZVUZ'HVSJVT

SEQUENCE TEA DANCE St Birinus & St Johnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Church Hall, Sycamore Road, High Wycombe, HP12 4TJ Thursday at 14.00-17.00  *VU[HJ[!3PZZPH.PSLZÂ&#x2039;;LS!   WYCOMBE ORGAN CLUB 

Hilltop Community Centre, Crest Road, High Wycombe HP11 1UA Concerts every 2nd Thursday in month 19.30 - 22.00 *VU[HJ[!+H]PK*V\UJPSÂ&#x2039;;LS!  Website: www.organfax.co.uk/clubs/wycombe.html

AMENITY SOCIETIES BOOKER COMMON &  *VU[HJ[!9P[H3\_[VUÂ&#x2039;;LS!  WOODS PROTECTION SOCIETY

SCOUTS, GUIDES RAINBOWS    

St Birinus & St Johnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Church Hall, Sycamore Road, High Wycombe, HP12 4TJ 4VUKH`Â&#x2039;*VU[HJ[!)YPKNL[@V\UNÂ&#x2039;;LS!  Our Lady of Grace, Squirrel Lane, High Wycombe, HP12 4RY >LKULZKH` Â&#x2039;*VU[HJ[!2H[OY`U:TPLZaLRÂ&#x2039;;LS!  Verney Ave Unit (Maplewood School), Verney Ave, High Wycombe HP12 3NE ;\LZKH`Â&#x2039;*VU[HJ[!2H[PL4\ZJOHSSPR ;LS! Â&#x2039;LTHPS!KLZIVYV\NOYHPUIV^Z'OV[THPSJVT



Our Lady of Grace, Squirrel Lane, High Wycombe, HP12 4RY 4VUKH` Â&#x2039;*VU[HJ[!*HYVSL3LHÂ&#x2039;;LS!   St Birinus & St Johnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Church Hall, Sycamore Road, High Wycombe, HP12 4TJ ;\LZKH` Â&#x2039;*VU[HJ[!:OLPSH;H`SVYÂ&#x2039;;LS! 

GUIDES 

St Birinus & St Johnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Church Hall, Sycamore Road, High Wycombe, HP12 4TJ 4VUKH` Â&#x2039;*VU[HJ[!3`U3LLÂ&#x2039;;LS! 

CUBS 

St Birinus & St Johnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Church Hall, Sycamore Road, High Wycombe, HP12 4TJ ;O\YZKH`Â&#x2039;*VU[HJ[!(SLJ)HRLYÂ&#x2039;;LS!  

SCOUTS 

St Birinus & St Johnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Church Hall, Sycamore Road, High Wycombe, HP12 4TJ ;O\YZKH`Â&#x2039;*VU[HJ[!:[L]L*YH^ZOH^Â&#x2039;;LS! 

TREFOIL GUILD

2nd Chepping Trefoil GuildÂ&#x2039;(NL`LHYZ Meets monthly on various nights *VU[HJ[!(SPZVU)HYILYÂ&#x2039;;LS!   

BROWNIES 



CHILDCARE BOOKER NURSERY SCHOOL 

Booker Memorial Hall, Limmer Lane, Booker Common. HP12 4QS Monday to Friday 09.30-12.00 (term times) *VU[HJ[!*OHYSV[[L)YV^UÂ&#x2039;;LS!  Â&#x2039;^^^IVVRLYU\YZLY`JV\R

BOOKER HILL SCHOOL Booker Hill School, Field Road, High Wycombe HP12 4LR NURSERY Monday - Friday 09.00-11.30 and 12.45-15.15  *VU[HJ[! Â&#x2039;LTHPS!VMÃ&#x201E;JL'IVVRLYOPSSI\JRZZJO\R

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St Birinus & St Johnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Church Hall, Sycamore Road, Booker, High Wycombe Bucks Childminders Association Monday 12.30-14.30 *VU[HJ[!1LZZ>PUNYV]LÂ&#x2039;;LS! Â&#x2039;,THPS!^PUNYV]L'\RVUSPULJV\R

CHILDMINDERS TODDLERS 

St Birinus & St Johnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Church Hall, Sycamore Road, Booker, High Wycombe Wednesday 09.00-11.00 *VU[HJ[!2HYLU>VVK^HYKÂ&#x2039;;LS! 

KUMON MATHS

St Birinus & St Johnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Church Hall, Sycamore Road, Booker, High Wycombe >LKULZKH`:H[\YKH` *VU[HJ[!4YZ+LSSÂ&#x2039;;LS! 

CHILDSPLAY

KIDSPLAY PLAYGROUP St Birinus & St Johnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Church Hall, Sycamore Road, Booker, High Wycombe  ;O\YZKH`*VU[HJ[!*HYVS9PJOHYKZVUÂ&#x2039;;LS!   PRE-SCHOOL CLINIC 

St Birinus & St Johnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Church Hall, Sycamore Road, Booker, High Wycombe Z[ YK;\LZKH`Z*VU[HJ[!4HY`S`U+VSHUÂ&#x2039;;LS! 

AKACIA SCHOOL  

Hilltop Community Centre, Crest Road, High Wycombe HP11 1UA :H[\YKH`Â&#x2039;3P[LYHJ`U\TLYHJ`0;HUK(MYPJHUJ\S[\YHSZ\WWVY[MVY  African & African Caribbean children aged 5 - 16 yrs *VU[HJ[!2VQV(ZHYLIVUZ\.VYKLU:[L^HY[Â&#x2039;;LS!   

YMCA PRE-SCHOOL 

YMCA Crest Road, High Wycombe, Bucks, HP11 1UD 4VUKH`[V-YPKH` *VU[HJ[!;YHJ`=LYLÂ&#x2039;;LS! 

SERVICES FOR OLDER PEOPLE WYCOMBE HILLS DAY CARE

Nancy Hall Court, The Homestead, High Wycombe HP12 4NZ *VU[HJ[!9PJOHYK>PSSPHTZÂ&#x2039;;LS! 

CHURCHES DIRECT TOUCH Hilltop Community Centre, Crest Road, High Wycombe HP11 1UA MINISTRIES Sunday 11.30 - 13.30 and 18.00 - 20.00 COMMUNITY CHURCH ;LS!Â&#x2039;LTHPS!KPYLJ[[V\JO'Z\WHUL[JVT OUR LADY OF GRACE  ST BIRINUS & ST JOHNâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S





Squirrel Lane, High Wycombe, HP12 4RY 4HZZ:\UKH` PU7VSPZO-HP[O -YPLUKZOPW4VUKH`Â&#x2039;>LKULZKH` Praise & worship 1st Wed in month at 20.00 *VU[HJ[!(UU2LUU`Â&#x2039;;LS!   Sycamore Road, High Wycombe HP12 4TJ Choral Communion Sunday 09.00 Worship Together Sunday 10.45 An informal service with childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s and youth groups. C2 Connection Cafe Wednesday (fortnightly) at 19.45-21.30 Lively cafĂŠ style church with refreshments and topical discussions. >LKULZKH` /VS`*VTT\UPVUHX\PL[YLĂ&#x2026;LJ[P]LZLY]PJL Rainbow Worship Worship, fun and friendship for those with learning disabilities. *VU[HJ[!2HYLU)YV^U(KTPUPZ[YH[VYÂ&#x2039;;LS!  Â&#x2039;,THPS!VMĂ&#x201E;JL'IHUQVZVYN\R Friday Fellowship Second Friday of each month. 13.00 cooked lunch, 14.00 short ZLY]PJL*VU[HJ[  VYJO\YJOVMĂ&#x201E;JLMVYSPM[VY[VIVVRS\UJO

COMMUNITY CENTRES BOOKER MEMORIAL HALL 

Limmer Lane, Booker Common, High Wycombe, HP12 4QS Hall available for hire for parties etc *VU[HJ[!7LUU`-YHUJPZ3L[[PUN:LJYL[HY`Â&#x2039;;LS! 

HILLTOP COMMUNITY CENTRE 

Crest Road, High Wycombe, HP11 1UA Available for hire for parties, meetings etc. *VU[HJ[!>LUK`:HTWZVU3L[[PUN:LJYL[HY`Â&#x2039;;LS! 

ST BIRINUS & ST JOHNâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S HALL

Sycamore Road, Booker, High Wycombe Available for hire *VU[HJ[!2HYLU)YV^U(KTPUPZ[YH[VYÂ&#x2039;;LS!  Â&#x2039;,THPS!VMĂ&#x201E;JL'IHUQVZVYN\R

If you have an organisation which you feel should have an entry in any of these sections, please JVU[HJ[9VILY[H>PSZVUVU  Â&#x2039;LTHPS!YVIIYPHU'^HP[YVZLJVT or Lin Thompson on 01494 451 122

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