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Dear Readers Welcome to the

Inside this month’s Christmas issue

December issue of In and Around Iver and the final magazine for 2019. As ever, it’s been a busy year here both on the work and personal front and whilst not without its challenges, things have mostly gone to plan and I even managed to take two holidays . Having spent the first five years of publishing the magazines, without any holidays whatsoever, this is a huge improvement as far as work/life balance goes.

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Six Tips for a Healthy Winter

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All that’s left now is to get the January issue ready for print, then scoot out last minute to do all the Christmas shopping. I still admire, or should I say envy, those who started back in November and have now smugly finished their purchases and wrapped them up with a whole month to spare. I’ll be lucky if I’m not still wandering around shops on Christmas Eve and frantically wrapping things up at bedtime. What I love most about Christmas is the lazy break between then and New Year. A whole week of no computer, telephone calls or the thought of falling behind with work. It’s as though the world stands still for a while and I can just lounge around in a chair, watching rubbish tv and eating mince pies. Here’s to no work for a whole week!

The Best Beauty Gift Sets

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Short Story: The Penguin Parade

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Coffee Break Puzzles

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The Ivers Parish Council Updates

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Karen Munro: Careers

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Cake & Bake: Cranberry, Orange & Nut Loaf

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Citizens Advice Bureau

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Interiors: Traditional Christmas Style

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Five Smart Ways to Pay for Christmas

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Small Change with a Big Impact

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Iver Village Junior School Update

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Wishing you all a wonderful and peaceful Christmas. Until next year .Angela & Sammy

Your Festive Gadget Survival Guide

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Christmas Traditions

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Motoring: Lexus Luxury Goes Beyond Looks

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Driving: What Makes You Tick?

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Gardening: Pruning Perfection

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Richings Park Residents Association

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Clubs, Groups & Classes

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Wordsearch

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Puzzle Solutions

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JAN COPY DEADLINE 17TH DEC 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 Residents, Mural At Iver Recreation Ground We are extremely pleased to advise residents that the mural, which has degraded so badly at Iver Recreation Ground, is about to get an entirely new lease of life! This project has been made possible by funding from the Heathrow Community Investment Programme. Working in partnership with environmental charity Keep Britain Tidy and local residents in the villages surrounding the airport, Heathrow is delivering a number of community projects to improve the appearance and quality of the local environment. We are delighted to welcome back our friends from Positive Arts, together with the children of Iver Junior School they will revive this once-tired space with fresh, positive and uplifting artwork our community can be proud of. Community Speedwatch The Ivers Parish Council is supporting an initiative by a group of volunteers to operate regular Community Speedwatch sessions. Community Speedwatch is a national road safety initiative. With the support of the police, groups of volunteers monitor speeds on local roads. Using calibrated speed-detection devices, vehicles found to be exceeding the speed limit are referred to the police with the aim of educating drivers and encouraging them to adhere to speed limits. Repeat offenders may be subject to enforcement and prosecution. The Ivers Parish Council welcomes this initiative towards improving road safety in the parish Further information can be obtained from Jane Brown, Community Speedwatch Volunteer by email: Swallowdalenhw@aol.com Meetings in December and early January: Planning Committee will meet on 8th December at the Parish Offices from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Full Council next meets on 11th January at St Leonards Hall from 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Planning Committee will meet on 20th January at the Parish Offices from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Meetings are open to the public. Agendas are published on noticeboards and on our website in advance of the meeting. The Ivers Parish Council wishes all our residents a healthy, happy and peaceful Christmas and New Year. 16


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richingspark.com Family Fireworks

Residents Garden and Shopping Precinct

On Sunday the 3rd December we helped to light up the Ivers with this years Family Fireworks – our best display yet! Thank you to all the community minded residents who came along to support the event from across the Ivers.

The Heathrow Rangers are continuing with their work around the shops and the residents garden. You can usually spot them on a Monday with a distinctive branded white van.

Sally Munn

A huge thank you to every volunteer that helped to make this event happen for the people of the Ivers. Beyond Wendy Matthew's, Shantanu Tandon, Roger Sprules, Graham Young, Michael Reddan and the team of volunteers we would like to thank Heathrow for their funding contribution, the Heathrow Rangers, the RP Sports Club, Iver Parish council, Iver Heath Community Library, Richings Park Residents Association, Oakwood Estate Agents, Chris Sweet/Roop Brar Electrics, and the food stalls.

If you would like to support the upkeep of the Residents Garden and the planter tubs by the shops, you can buy a lottery ticket from the South Bucks and Chilterns Lottery. This means that if you buy a lottery ticket from their website and nominate us as your chosen cause then we receive 50p per ticket which we are putting towards the cost of upkeep for the garden. Tickets can only be purchased on-line at www.chilternsouthbuckslottery.co.uk

Station Car Park and Parking Restrictions The car park on Thorney Lane South is scheduled to be delivered by around February, 2020, but the parking scheme across Richings Park will be implemented earlier to coincide with the introduction of the TfL services in December. Work on the station is progressing well and hopefully will be operational by year end. The full Crossrail train service from Reading to Shenfield is now scheduled for 2021.

#RichingsChristmas Fang-tastic Fright Night in the Park! Richings Park Sports Club welcomed 160 local residents for this year’s sell out Halloween Party. Young and old enjoyed party games and danced into the night. A massive thankyou to Michael and the Sports Club for use of their facilities, to Poonams caterers, Happy Faces by Mindi/FaceArt face painters and the excellent team of volunteers organising the event headed up by the fantastic Shrina Patel.

This year we are proud to announce the 3rd #RichingsChristmas. We intend for this year to be our best yet. If your one of the few who hasn’t yet attended, it is a great way for the Richings Park Community to come together and celebrate Christmas with family fun. If you live in Richings Park and would like to attend please is it richingspark.com for more details.

Subscriptions As well as accepting cash or cheques as before, our website also allows for on-line subscription payments. Our current financial year commenced on April 1st, 2019

Finally As we close out 2019, the Committee are incredibly proud of the work we have achieved on behalf of the Richings Park & Thorney Residents this year. We look forward to an exciting 2020 and wish everyone across our community a Merry Christmas & Happy New Year! 54


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