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Dear Readers Welcome to the February issue of

Inside this month’s issue

In and Around Denham Well, having got Blue Monday out of the way last month, which I’m glad to say didn’t manage to affect my good mood that day, my happy demeanour continues as we get closer to my beloved Springtime and warmer weather. In fact, I caught myself on google hunting for flip flops the other day and had to swiftly reign myself in, given socks and central heating aren’t going anywhere just yet! It may still be Winter, but February does have its merits. Valentines Day is always a good excuse for a few vinos and a slap up meal and Tuesday 25th will be time to get the batter mix going and see how many pancakes I can stick to the ceiling this year. Sadly, I’ve finally exhausted the surplus of mince pies from Christmas, so pancake day is yet another excuse to push the notion of starting a diet forward til next month. Meanwhile, back in the office, this month has been busy and any energy reserves made over the xmas break have swiftly been used up. Is it too early to be thinking about holidays? Better still, retirement? Oh well! With neither of those being imminent, We’d better crack on with the next issue. Onwards and Upwards! Until next month .Angela & Sammy

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Tech: Gadget gifts for the one you love 6 Snoring: it’s no laughing matter 8 Interiors: Back to Black 10 Denham Parish Council 12 Valentines Day 14 Denham Against HS2 16 Travel: Avignon 20 B&M Care Homes 22 Careers 24 Beauty: Winter Saviours 26 Choosing a small family pet 28 Eco Friendly Snippet 28 Recipe: Cheesy Vegetable Gratin 30 Gardening: Perfect Potatoes 34 The elephant in the (Tower) room 36 Health Service or Half Service? 38 Motoring: Installing electric charging points 40 Give an old book a chance 42 Puzzle Solutions 43 Citizens Advice Bureau 44 Useful Telephone Numbers 44 Short story: The one who got away 46 Baking: Bananas in Blankets 48 Planning to retire? Checklist of essentials 50 Parenting: Family games night 52 Home Products: Tile Style 54 Clubs, Groups & Classes 56, 58 & 60 Driving: Smooth car control 57 Puzzles 61 Wordsearch 62

MARCH COPY DEADLINE 18TH FEB We are grateful for the support of local businesses whose adverts appear in this publication and whilst every care is taken to ensure accuracy, the publishers cannot accept responsibility for any errors, omissions, claims made by advertisers or endorse companies, products or services. This publication, its contents and advert designs are © of In and Around Publishing. Any copying or reproduction in part or fully, is strictly forbidden without our prior consent.


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Dear Resident

February 2020

Well, what a wet month January has been! Let’s hope the rain will have eased up by the time this edition is distributed. We can all hopefully look forward to better weather and the coming of Spring. It’s also lovely to hear the birds begin to sing once again. We have been extremely busy over the last couple of months pulling our budgets together to cover the period April 2020 to March 2021. Our deadline is with South Bucks District Council who require the information by the end of January in order to take our requirements on board when setting the rates. It is quite intense work for both councillors who chair committees and our office staff keeping track of current expenditure. At the time of writing this, it looks like the contribution from the rates for Denham Parish Council will work out as less than £0.05p a week increase. We hope we won’t need to make a drastic change to this projection as our goal is to keep any increase to a minimum. May we take this opportunity to remind our residents that in order to keep our costs down we very much rely on you to advise us of any issues you come across that are in 30mph areas, such as streetlights out, overgrown hedges, trees and pathways, and graffiti. For example, if there is a tree near you that is obscuring one of our streetlights, please inform our clerk, as we no longer pay for streetlight patrols but rely on residents to keep us informed. There is a number on streetlight poles which we ask you to quote if you can read it. However, a note of caution, whatever you report doesn’t mean that the problem will be instantly resolved as in most cases we rely on contractors and need to get quotes for the fault to be remedied. Unfortunately, our Neighbourhood Plan target of January has slipped. We are still refining it and waiting for a response from SBDC. However, we feel we are nearly there and have decided that all being well, our Annual Parish Meeting, now set for Thursday 19 March, would be an ideal opportunity to present it to you and go out for further consultation. We met our new MP Joy Morrissey in early January when she popped in to see us and we offered to drive her around Denham so that we could point out matters that are of concern to residents. A 12

date has been set in February. Please note below that we hope you will be delighted to see that we have arranged more Sunday dates for our popular Social Tea Dance with Music & Bingo in the New Denham Community Centre, for the months of May, June, September & November. If you could RSVP, ring booking number 01895 834709 or email clerk@denhambuckspc.gov.uk, a few days before to let us know if you are attending, it would assist us catering for enough. We understand the Denham Dining Clubs, now have some vacancies so please contact us if you wish to be put in touch with them. Aged Concern lunch held in New Denham Community Hall 3rd Friday of the month & Madelaine Paton held in St Marks Hall Denham Green on the 1st & 3rd Tuesday of the month.. Transport can be arranged, so don’t let that be a difficulty that might stop you joining in. SAVE THE DATE: Annual Parish Meeting Please note the date change below for our Annual Meeting Thursday 19 March - Annual Parish Meeting, 7pm Denham Village Memorial Hall Friday 8 May - VE Day Celebrations, Children’s Tea Party Denham Village Memorial Hall Sunday 10 May - Social Tea Dance with Music & Bingo New Denham Community Centre Sunday 17 May - Beating the Bounds led by Paul Graham Sunday 17 May, Music on the Green. Denham Village Green – further dates below Sunday 21 June, 19 July, 16 August, 20 September Music on the Green DVG Sunday 21 June, 6 September, 15 November Social Tea Dance with Music & Bingo New Denham Community Centre Get involved!! You are most welcome to attend our Monthly Parish Council Meetings that are held on the second Monday of every month (except August) in the Parish Office located at the rear of the Denham Village Memorial Hall off Cheapside Lane. If you are interested about the area you reside in and how we manage it, perhaps you would care to join one of our committees as an Associate to see if you are interested in a more permanent role? Marilyn Heath Chairman, Denham Parish Council


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B&M Care: A New Vision for Person-Centred Dementia Care works within a framework that combines theory and practice to instil an innovative model of care where feelings, enablement, and the essence of ‘connectedness’ are at the forefront of its vision.

The past decade has seen the term ‘person-centred care’ exert considerable influence on the policy, practice and academic literatures within the care sector, so much so that this dementia ‘watchword’ has reflected an emergence of new approaches to delivering highly individualised care.

Developed by B&M Care Dementia Specialist Caroline Inch (BSc (Hons) Dementia Studies) alongside Training Manager Elaine Thorpe, the programme has been delivered to each B&M Care Home, including White Plains on Ti l ehous e Lane, Denh a m (pictured). Upon completion, each member of B&M Care staff can now better facilitate and sustain positive change within a home’s dementia environment – a strategy that compliments the company’s ongoing commitment to delivering the highest quality of dementia care.

autonomy when making day-today decisions. “We learn and evolve by what we do, and with this innovative dementia-specific change programme, B&M Care will sustain its position as a front runner within the field of specialist dementia care,” commented Caroline Inch.

The programme derives its name from the rose in the B&M Care logo: an emblematic reference that compares the vast number of rose species with the 200 types The benefits of the programme of dementia that have currently allows the likes of White Plains to been diagnosed. create a more enabling environment that is specific to an individFor more information about ual and their care needs; to creWhite Plains Care Home or In attempt to further define the ate a network of social relationB&M Care’s ‘Rose Model of ships that celebrates the uniquecomplexities of the above conDementia Care’ programme, cept, dementia care specialist ness of a person living with a please visit dementia; and to subscribe to an B&M Care has launched its ‘Rose Model of Dementia Care’: ethos that recognises the imporwww.bmcare.co.uk a studies-based programme that tance of giving an individual 22


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