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Dear Readers, Sunshine at last, how lovely! Summer almost feels in full swing, the Royal Wedding enjoyed a glorious day, cricket matches are being played in abundance and adverts for Fetes and Open Gardens are starting to appear. A number of gardens in North and Little Crawley will be open on the weekend of 9th and 10th June so fingers crossed that the fine weather lasts for that and all the other outdoor events planned for the next few weeks. The summer term means that many families are also in the midst of A Level and GCSE season, good luck to everyone sitting exams this year, it will all be worth it in the end…….! A reminder that there will be no SCAN published in August, as we (and all our hardworking correspondents and deliverers) take a month’s break. If you have a photo that you would like to see on the front cover of July or September’s magazine then please do get in touch.

Julia and Elaine

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SCAN 483 JUNE 2018 SCAN IS ALWAYS VERY GRATEFUL FOR ALL DONATIONS RECEIVED AND ALSO TO THOSE LOCAL ORGANISATIONS WHO REGULARLY CONTRIBUTE IN ORDER TO KEEP SCAN MAGAZINE GOING – WE THANK YOU! Thank you for thinking of us and helping to keep our free parish magazine coming through your doors (and online!). Julia (Editor) and Elaine (Treasurer and Advertising Manager)

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18th June THE EDITOR, Mrs Julia Chinn The Old Rectory, North C rawley, MK16 9HJ Tel 01234 391976 or 07775 683804 e-mail OR hard copy can be posted to the address above Views expressed in SCAN are those of the contributors and not necessarily shared by the editor or the treasurer TREASURER AND ADVERTISING MANAGER Mrs Elaine Tarling Tel 01234 391877 or 07931 523974 53 Kilpin Green, North Crawley Deadline for July – 18th June

In mid-May, as I write, we are approaching June – the month of ‘tulips, lilies, posies…’ which fill children’s hands with posies and where the longest day marks the turning of the year…… Its perhaps a month where we can look both forwards and back - to give thanks for the first half of the year, and all it brought us, and at the same time look forward to the second half and offer a prayer in hope for good things to come. Already dates are being marked on the calendar for Autumn and Christmas events in the Church diary……….In today’s busy world we hardly blink and seem to find that another month or even a whole season has come and gone. The old saying that ‘time flies’ seems to ring truer than ever for me as I get older each year! So perhaps, in this sixth month of 2018, it would be good to pause awhile, to ponder, to take a little time to just ‘be’ a human ‘being’ – to stop ‘doing’ for a moment give ourselves ‘time to stand and stare’ in the words of W H Davies. Stop now, just for a minute as you read this, and stare out of the window……. the trees are in full canopy, the hedgerows burgeoning with birdsong and wildflowers; see how Creation is coming into its full glory all around us. In the midst of ploughing through emails, making phone calls, planning and taking services, making visits or attending events I sometimes find I need to just stop a while to breathe, reflect and give thanks for all the blessings in my life. I often light a candle and just take five minutes in stillness to offer God my thanks and praise. It’s a habit I recommend to everyone – with or without a candle – to help a sense of calm overlay the stresses of the day! June is the time in the Church year when we celebrate the Festivals of the Birth of John the Baptist (24th) and the Apostles Peter and Paul (29th). Before them, on the 9th, we have the Lesser Festival of St Columba, the 6thC Abbot of Iona who is accredited as one of the earliest missionaries to bring Christianity to the British Isles. Columba, or Columcille, is one of my favourite early Celtic Saints. He lived an ascetic life on the tiny island of Iona, just off the Isle of Mull, dedicated to prayer and humility in harmony with the natural Deadline for July – 18th June

rhythm and seasons of the world which surrounded and sustained him and his monastery of monks on that wind-swept Hebridean isle. Columba’s love of nature and his affinity with the creatures of Creation inspired stories and legends about his encounters with seals, horses and birds, along with insights into his character and Rule of Life, both premised on and steeped in continuous prayer. The development of the current Iona Community came through the rebuilding of the ancient Abbey in the early part of the 20thC, pioneered by George MacLeod who rooted the new Community in the Christian legacy of Columba. Celtic Christianity and Spirituality emphasises the interconnectedness and interdependence of every living thing on earth – all brought into Being and sustained through God’s Grace and Lovingkindness. The goodness of Creation is documented in the first chapter of Genesis: it is the Great Gift we must all treasure, nurture and defend from harm and wanton destruction if we are to pass on its bountiful legacy to our children and grandchildren. This month, as we approach the zenith of the seasonal year at midsummer, stop and take time to stare with wonder and gratitude at the beauty of the Earth which reflects the Glory of God in all Creation.

Blessings to you all, Coralie

Many thanks to Mrs Jean Nelson for responding to the recent appeal for unwanted curtains for use in St Laud’s church. We hope to get the door curtain up before the Autumn weather begins! Deadline for July – 18th June


3 June 10.30am

‘Something Different’ – Sherington

10 June 9.30am 6pm

Holy Communion – North Crawley Evensong - Chicheley

17 June 9.30am

Holy Communion – Sherington

24 June 11am 6pm

Holy Communion – Chicheley Evensong – North Crawley

From the Parish registers Baptism ‘Repent and be baptised, every one of you, in the name of Jesus the Messiah, then your sins will be forgiven and you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.’ On 29 April 2018 Huxley James Philip Armstrong was welcomed into God’s family through Holy Baptism in St Firmin’s Church On 6 May 2018 Stanley Zakss was welcomed into God’s family through Holy Baptism in St Firmin’s Church Huxley and Stanley, may you both grow to know, love and serve God in your life. God Bless you. Deadline for July – 18th June


‘Marriage is a way of life made holy by God’

We ask for God’s blessing on: Susan Stewart and Glyn Woodcraft who were married in St Firmin’s Church on 7 April 2018 Sarah Adderson and Adam Cave who were married in St Firmin’s Church on 6 May 2018 In your goodness Lord watch over this couple you have joined in the covenant of marriage.

‘Souper’ Lunchtime Get-together

Scan fellowship, a chance to enjoy a simple lunch together at 4 Griggs Orchard Sherington

13 June (Holy Communion at 11.30am) 27 June 11 July 25 July (Holy Communion at 11.30am) venue tbc 8 August 22 August (Holy Communion at 11.30am) All ages welcome (children too!) 01908 616763

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The Big Question It was the month for ‘A’ levels the time was drawing near But he had studied wisely so had nothing much to fear. He knew his subjects well and so had cause to live in hope That the questions he received would all be well within his scope And so the candidates sat down and read the paper through And Sam the swot, as always knew exactly what to do. He answered all his history, geography as well He said maths was a pushover, had liked it, truth to tell Biology was simple and in English he wrote pages With head bent low he scribbled on and on and on for ages. And then came the R.E. exam. He'd taken it to show That he could cope quite ably with twelve subjects in a row It was the life of Jesus they had studied, from St. John. Referring to the other Gospels as they went along. The first questions were simple, Sam could do them all with ease He thought "I'll have no trouble if the rest are all like these". He worked right through the paper then the final statement said "This question is referring to the gospel you have read. "How will you escape if you neglect this great Salvation?" Sam took up his pen again with fresh determination. However, when he came to write, he realised with pain He didn't know the answer, so he read it through again. "How will you escape" he read once more, "If you neglect This great Salvation" yes indeed. He'd got it all correct. ‘Twas from the letter to the Hebrews -chapter two and then verse three The question really was about as plain as it could be He tried it backwards then to see if there was some mistake, "If you neglect this great Salvation, how will you escape? The more he thought about it then the clearer it became, There was no answer to it. It was really very plain The question had spoilt everything. He couldn't even try. “Why did they put this one in” he kept on asking, “Why? And so he had to leave a blank "A shame" said Sam the Swot “If I could have solved that one then I would have known the lot.” (N.B. question. John 3 v.16 ) th

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As we all look forward to the longest day of the year, June 21st, there is plenty happening in our village. On Sunday afternoon June 10th, there will be our Summer Get Together, with lots going on for everyone, to include……… On arrival a welcome drink of pimms and lemonade. Hog Roast: meat bun, with all the trimmings, crackling, apple sauce and tossed salads, followed by fresh strawberry Eton mess For the children there will be a bouncy castle and a fire engine due to arrive around 2pm, plus garden games. The raffle prize this year will be a wheelbarrow full of booze and chocolate treats for the young ones! This event welcomes all families and friends and is priced at Adults £12, children £5, under 5s are free. Tickets are on sale at The Old Swan or from any committee member. Phil and Clare will be serving drinks in The Old Swan but you may bring your own if you wish. We will be knocking on doors for any kind donations for the raffle on the evening of June 1st (thank you in anticipation). Let’s hope that June , so called by the Anglo Saxons “Sera monath” dry month, lives up to our expectations. We are sure you will all be excited to hear that Astwood is entering


Judging will take place between June and mid July. Hopefully we can all do our own little bit in contributing towards a great result. Every little helps so good luck to us all, we can do it! Let us be even more proud of our community. Deadline for July – 18th June

Congratulations to Marie Ward for her hard work in raising £584.40, donated to her chosen charity of Motor Neurone disease. On a beautiful sunny Sunday 6th May, Astwood Village Hall was transformed. Thank you to The Lady Byrds Emporium who did a fine job with the bunting! Tables and chairs were beautifully laid outside with delicate fine china for those who fancied afternoon tea. Inside were taster sessions for ladies wishing to be pampered or perhaps feeling spiritual. Alongside were stalls displaying handbags, cashmere ponchos, speciality chocolate and an array of gifts .The raffle prizes were kindly donated by the exhibitors raising funds for a local dementia support group. Although I was somewhat disappointed, when a wonderful prize came to my garden gate and then asked if I was Kim? A huge thank you to Pauline and her Ladybyrds for a splendid day in our very own village hall. Welcome to new residents Adam and Jade Fairly, and their son Freddie (plus a new arrival in a couple of months) who are moving into 9 Cranfield Road. We hope they will be very happy.

Pilates for Beginners Course

When: Thursdays - 31st May, 7th/14th/21st June Time: 7.15 pm Where: Astwood Village Hall Cost £40.00 Look forward to seeing you there ladies

June is celebrated as National Smile Month,so keep smiling and we look forward to seeing you all out and about and on June 10th at our Village Summer Get Together. DUCK OR GROUSE

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ASTWOOD & HARDMEAD PARISH COUNCIL MINUTES Wednesday 9th May 2018 at 8pm in Astwood Village Hall

Present: Cllr R Stilton (Chair), Cllr T Giddings, Cllr D Chapman, Cllr P PowellShedden, Clerk E Tandecki and 5 members of the public Apologies: Cllr R Geldart, Cllr L Rhee Apologies accepted. Declarations of Interest. Co-option of new Councillors. Piers Powell-Shedden co-opted as new councillor. Minutes of meeting on 24th January 2018 to be adopted and signed as a true record. Ward Cllr’s report – Ward councillors not present Village Hall report – Village committee not present Play Area update – new application is ready for submission. Next step: arrange review meeting with the responsible council officer before submission to ensure appropriate documentation. An update on fundraising status is required. Neighbourhood Plan interest – meeting to be arranged with MK council representative to involve village residents. Following the information meeting, a referendum is to be held in the village in order to proceed with planning. Finances: £ 2750 Precept for first half year received. Following resignation of clerk on 31st March 2018, the bank balance stood at £2069.49 as per bank statement, before 4 bills to be settled this evening as follows: Buck and MK Association of Local Councils 2018/19 annual subscription £ 42.55 Entry fee Best Kept Village Competition £ 25.00 £ E Tandecki (salary & expenses due 1st January and 31st March 2018) 309.57 T.Giddings Prints for planning application £ 28.50

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The balance after bills settled is £ 4413.87 Cheque signatories update. Cllrs Rhee and Geldart to be added. (This is now becoming urgent as we only have two signatories.) Grass cutting – previous contractor (2016) to be re-contracted (offer at £ 1,200/year) for grass cutting of churchyards Astwood and Hardmead and kickabout area Astwood. Councillors’ Items: - Cyclists’ littering – the PCSO (present in meeting) offered support to address issue to cycling clubs in the area; organisers of cycling events to be contacted to address problem and ensure they take responsibility of cleaning streets after event - Potholes – pothole repairs are planned based on size (depth, width), no action to be taken - Blocking Bridleway Access – investigate option of signage to be put up. Action: Cllr Giddings - Dog bins – more frequent emptying (currently monthly) to be arranged. Questions from the public: - Speed watch – speed watch equipment from MK will be available for 3 weeks for the village. Decision to consider joint purchase of 1 equipment with neighbouring councils. - PCSO report o Increasing garage breaks in Newport Pagnell – bike marking recommended o Criminal statistics for Astwood over the past 12 months  2 attempted burglary (July 2017 and January 2018)  4 thefts from vehicle in Astwood (one connected to the theft attempt in January, 3 are from vans around house construction)  1 theft from vehicle in Hardmead  1 criminal damage to a security light o PCSO to be invited to future meetings; report to be added as 1st point on agenda - CCTV in the village – decision to review possibility to install cameras in Astwood. Cllr Powell-Shedden to investigate costs and feasibility (legalities). Cllr Giddings to check willingness of villagers. The next meeting is confirmed as 8th August 2018 to include the AGM. The meeting closed at 9.10 pm, all were thanked for their attendance and support.

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ASTWOOD VILLAGE HALL:  BRIDGE at 7 pm-10 pm THURSDAYS - contact Neil Plumb 01234 391040  CRANFIELD BRIDGE CLUB meets at Astwood Village Hall virtually every SUNDAY at 6.55 for 7 pm start to play. Details on hppt://, or ring Paul Goddard, 01234 881409. PILATES: Monday at 8 pm – contact Helen on BROWNIES: Every MONDAY term time, Sherington Pavilion - 5.30 – 7 pm contact: Rebecca Harrington, 15 Carters Close, Sherington PILATES 10 a.m., YOGA 11 a.m., NORTH CRAWLEY INSTITUTE Thursdays. Call Debbie 07764 391687 SHERINGTON FOLK WORKSHOP: 8 – 10 pm Sherington V.H. - 2nd Thursday of month – Liz 07941 403492 SHERINGTON SHORT MAT BOWLS CLUB: Monday 2 – 4 pm and Friday 7 – 9 pm contact Sheila 211153 or Bob 01234391436 SHERINGTON YOUTH CLUB: 7 – 9 pm Wednesday Nights (term time) contact JO 07780 987034



I know many folk like to plan their diaries well in advance so thought it would be helpful if I listed forthcoming events in Chicheley. July 14th a French evening, either in Pierre and Christine’s garden or the village hall. A Cheese and Wine evening at a date to be advised. August 12th the patronal feast for St. Lawrence church. 29th September a Quiz and supper organised by Alan and Judy Plater. 11th October a Parish Meeting. Deadline for July – 18th June

14th October a harvest festival service at St. Lawrence. 15th October the sale of produce from the harvest festival 20th October the probable date for Chicheley’s harvest supper. 11th November the 100th anniversary of the armistice that ended the First World War. I am hopeful the village may organise an appropriate event during that weekend to acknowledge the anniversary. 24th November a coffee morning. Chichchat - that will continue to be held in the village hall on the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays from 10.30 am until noon. I believe it quite likely that other events will be organised and I will include them next month with any updates to the above. I asked Ian Townsend if he had received any response to his article in last month’s SCAN about possible clubs or activities in Chicheley. Nothing concrete as yet, perhaps the possibility of a film evening in the village hall was suggested, but these things do take time to gel. From information on a Highways website it seems something might be happening at the Swans River bridge between the 15th and 30th June. I wonder what? The July/August SCAN magazine will be for two months so if anyone has anything they want including (plus early September) for Chicheley please let me know. David Deadline for July – 18th June

The Rotary Club of Newport Pagnell Last September, one of our Rotary Club members, accompanied by a fellow cyclist, completed a 174 mile sponsored ride along “Sustrans 72”, the coast-to-coast Hadrian’s Wall Cycleway. They were supported by a back-up team of two Rotarians following by car. Money raised has now been used to purchase two “Shelter Boxes”. Shelter Boxes are robust, green, waterproof boxes emblazoned with the Rotary Wheel logo. The contents are climate specific, but typically include a tent big enough for a family, cooking utensils, basic tools, solar lights, other survival items, and even activity sets for children. The box also contains water purification kits and can be used for clean water storage. Shelter Boxes are often seen on television news articles reporting disasters in which communities have lost their homes. Rotary Clubs buy Shelter Boxes that are stored centrally until needed for an emergency, from where they are transported rapidly to the site of the disaster. It is estimated that at any time around 85 million people globally are homeless due to disasters. Shelter Boxes provided by Rotary are a first, vital step towards rehousing them. Other community and fund-raising events included the Annual Plant Sale in Olney Market on Saturday 26th May. On 9th June we will provide stewards at the World War II event being held in the Methodist Church, Newport Pagnell. On 13th June we will support the participation of pupils from Slated Row School in the annual “Kids Out” day trip to Whipsnade Zoo. On 10th May we held our annual Pub Games competition between local Rotary Clubs at Hanslope. The challenging events were Bagatelle, Skittles, Roller Ball, Darts, Shove Ha’penny, Pool and Trivial Pursuit. After a very Deadline for July – 18th June

enjoyable evening the winners were the Rotary Club of Wolverton and Stony Stratford, with Newport Pagnell in second place. We had a full programme of interesting speakers at our weekly meetings in May including The Firemen’s Charity, Prostate Cancer Research, The High Sheriff of Buckinghamshire and the Vice Lord Lieutenant of Buckinghamshire. More information about the Rotary Club of Newport Pagnell is available from our web page, Facebook and Twitter. If you are interested in knowing more about our events, wish to suggest a worthy cause we could support, or if you are interested in joining Rotary, please contact us via social media or by e-mail at

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Support Willen Hospice on midnight walk Willen Hospice Chief Executive Peta Wilkinson is rallying local ladies to join her at this year’s MK Midnight Moo on 14 July. With less than three months to go, the charity is busy preparing for their biggest fundraiser of the year, which typically sees more than 1,000 women embark on the ten mile walk across the city. Peta said: “I am so excited to be involved in the MK Midnight Moo for the first time. We are really hoping to see some familiar faces again, and if you’re like me and have heard of the Moo but never signed up – now is your chance! “The key to the event’s success is the local women who join us. Without them and their amazing fundraising, we simply couldn’t continue to offer our specialist end-of-life care to so many patients. “We now need to raise £9 every minute of the day and Moo is a great way to help us achieve that. Moo definitely puts the fun in fundraising!” This year’s theme is ‘sparkle with the stars’ and walkers are being invited to wear whatever they like to add some bling to their outfits. Deadline for July – 18th June

The event starts at intu Milton Keynes at 10.30pm with a fun warm up and activities including face painting, a nail bar and photo booth. It is open to walkers of all levels, whether they walk in pairs, teams, or on their own. With each mile sponsored by a local business, there will be plenty of fun along the way, including a silent disco and exclusive giveaways. Sign up for the Moo for just £20 at Willen Hospice needs to raise £4.7M every year, that’s £9 a minute, to continue to provide care to patients in Milton Keynes and surrounding areas. The MK Midnight Moo is a key event that helps the Hospice to reach that goal. To find out more and to sign up, visit



What a difference a month makes to the weather, having had two very warm spells lately, with temperatures climbing into the high 20’s over the May bank holiday weekend. Gardens are thriving and full of colour, so let’s hope the warm weather continues with perhaps the occasional shower to freshen things up every now and again. Also, it is lovely at this time of year to sit outside in the garden and listen to the birdsong, even though sometimes this beautiful and natural music has to compete with the ugly noise of machines, notably planes, helicopters and mowers. Deadline for July – 18th June

Potholes seem to be a popular story on the regional and national news, with motorists and cyclists claiming large amounts of money from local Councils for damage to themselves and their road going machines of choice. Further good news on this front is the work to repair a number of stretches along Folly Lane, not by just filling in the potholes, but by digging them out and the area surrounding them, which is then filled in and rolled over repeatedly, creating a stretch of flat road with no sign of the original potholes. I’m sure people will agree it is a good result and will hopefully last longer than previous spot repairs. I was at a recent Parish Council meeting and a member of the public wanted to know how the initiative to choose a ‘Village Champion’ had come about, how people’s choices were nominated, and how people were expected to vote for their favourite. It appears that this has been set-up on Facebook and so nominations and voting takes place mainly through this medium. It was pointed out that a great deal of people either have no access or do not use Facebook. My impression is that this has been organized for all the right reasons and it is unfortunate not everyone has been able to take part, but I’m sure those who have been nominated are worthy of people’s appreciation. It has set me thinking about some of the people I have met since moving here, some of whom encouraged me to get involved in various village organisations and sports clubs. To name but a few from the past who come to mind are, Jim Lancaster, Bill Leicester, Peter Jeffreys, Fred Savage, Bill Maslin, and all those who have served on the Parish Council, the IMC, sports clubs, organisers of village walks and societies that enrich village life. There are bound to be more people not mentioned who have contributed to the betterment of the village and its residents, but perhaps some of the names above will bring back memories of others who have served their community well over many years. Information relating to the ‘Neighbourhood Plan’ is now online via the Parish Council website. The plan document is complete in terms of content and is currently undergoing some presentational refinement. The Deadline for July – 18th June

document will then be submitted to Milton Keynes Planning department for their comment and hopefully approval. When adopted it will control the level and type of development within the village and Parish for the next fifteen years. Well done to all those who have been involved and stuck with the process over the past year or so. On a sadder note two well-known characters from the village have recently passed away. Bob Kinns and Ken Odell who both have many relatives in the village and surrounding areas will be missed, and condolences go out to their families. Cricket Club The first senior games of the season were rained off on Saturday 28 April, but the following week the first team won away, the seconds narrowly lost to one of the better sides in the second division, and the thirds won a home fixture convincingly. The third week, after a promising start, was lost to rain. If you would like to find out more about NCCC, or have children who would like to join the junior section please contact the club via their website at Historical Society Please contact the John Brandon (391365) or Christine Stapleton (391205) for details of future events.

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A letter from Pam and Joan…… Dear friends and supporters of Willen Hospice, Usually during early Spring we would be standing on your doorstep rattling our tins and collecting for Willen. Sadly Willen has decided that this has to end. We have been raising funds for the hospice since 1997 and before, with the help of many friends such as Audrey, Stephanie and many more. This once a year collection has raised approximately £10,500 in total, so thank you all so much for your generosity. We will miss our doorstep chats. From, Pam Newby and Joan Leach

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Friends of St Firmins You may have noticed a marked increase in activity amongst the gardeners in the village now the sun has finally come out. Yes, 15 brave people are opening their gardens to share with you on June 9th& 10th and we’re looking forward to welcoming you all onto our various plots, great and small, around the village, between 12pm & 4. The Friends are extremely grateful to Pam Cummins and Marie Grace for organising this event to further essential work on the restoration of the church fabric. A recent inspection by a specialist Architect revealed a serious damp problem in the chancel, partly due to wear and tear in the stonework of the east window. We have all had to acknowledge the fact that unless this is dealt with, it would be futile to proceed with any decorating project. The churchwardens have commissioned work on the French Drains and a specification for repairs to the stonework against further decay is now in place. Further information on this matter will be available at our AGM on July 11th. The entire project, including the final redecoration will take a very heavy toll on the funds, probably most of what we have, and will mean a great deal of hard work by The Friends to replenish the coffers. Thanks for your continued support and help. We look forward to seeing you at our events, Ann Shaw, 01234-391797

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North & Little Crawley Open Gardens (In aid of the Friends of St Firmins) 12 noon – 4pm Saturday 9th & Sunday 10th June 2018 FOLLOW THE YELLOW FLOWERS!

Gardens will be open in: Kilpin Green, Brook End, Folly Lane, Church Walk, Little Crawley, Orchard Way, Chequers Lane, High Street & Pound Lane. And you’ll be directed to additional gardens when you purchase your map. On either day all you have to do is find a home with a yellow wooden flower outside it! There you can buy your ticket, which incorporates a map showing where all the gardens are. Tickets are just £5 for a family or £2.50 for individuals and will give you access to all the gardens on both afternoons. But do bring some spending money for plants, activities and refreshments! Guide dogs only please. Make an outing of it as there is plenty to see and do  Enjoy some family friendly activities  Explore more than a dozen lovely gardens  Visit the lambs  Enjoy homemade refreshments  Find out about rehoused hens  Buy some plants for your garden Deadline for July – 18th June

 Help needed to run stalls/games At St Firmins Village Fete & Teddy Bear Jump  3pm Saturday 7 th July  At St Firmins Church North Crawley

If you are able to help run a stall or a game on the day please call Malcolm on 01234 391785 or e mail ( )

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Notice from Leigh Smith Our good friend and relative Ian Joyce sadly passed away on Saturday 21st April. He was a good friend of SCAN and had lots of family connections in North Crawley. His funeral is on 5th June at St Peter and St Paul’s in Olney at 2pm. Deadline for July – 18th June

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SHERINGTON LIFE….. As we write this the weather is amazing without a cloud in the sky and the whole village is buzzing with the excitement of The Royal Wedding. It is such a busy time of year with so much to keep on top of in the garden and so many events to look forward to. The White Hart Annual Beer Festival took place over the bank holiday weekend resulting in the impressive sum of £2215.76 being forwarded to Willen Hospice. This generous donation is much appreciated and sadly needed. Also over this weekend we saw the traditional Maypole Dancing on The Knoll by our very own Sherington schoolchildren. Surprisingly the weather was very kind and proud parents, grandparents and villagers were treated to a beautiful display of dancing. This is thanks to Betty Feasey and her team who have worked hard to keep this event going since 1977. We hear from The High Street that John Bailey has at long last had his knee replacement operation and is making brilliant progress. Unfortunately Linda has put her back out trying to put his stockings on! Ouch – get well soon. Also promenading down this way Elvis has been spotted! Yes it’s true he’s not dead and is living in Sherington. Look out for him. He is a stunning peacock so if you see him please slow down. Our friend ‘The Oracle’ (aka Philip Smith) has advised us that the Trailer Auction in aid of Willen Hospice will take place on Saturday 21st July in The car park of The White Hart. So start digging out all your unwanted treasures. He also will be holding the annual Childrens Fishing Trip on Sunday 29th July. Meet at The Knoll at 2.30pm complete with nets and jam jars (and good behaviour). Deadline for July – 18th June

Looking further ahead Sherington School is holding a re-union for all the 50’s, 60’s and 70’s. Whatever your age turn up at The Village Hall on Saturday 29th September 1.30pm-5pm to meet your old school friends. Ever wondered what happened to the spotty geek who sat in the corner? Well come along and find out. The day is being promoted by Sherington Historical Society. Refreshments will be available. Just as we were going to press a last minute message arrived with regard to a former Sheringtonian. Mr George Fleet spent an enjoyable afternoon at The White Hart with a dozen of his old friends and family to celebrate his 104th birthday. He relived and retold old memories of when he was a dairyman. He is currently living in a care home in Maids Moreton where he is cared for by wonderful people. Happy 104th Birthday George. Enjoy the sun and see you in July.

A Magical Mystery Tour 26th June 2018 Your tour is In a vintage 1947 red Daimler double decker bus, travelling from pick-ups at Sherington and Olney and on through leafy Northamptonshire countryside to a secret destination garden and woodland. (Cafe, specialist plant sales, water features and livestock). The Magical Mystery Tour starts at 10 am, expecting to be back by around 6 pm and is great day out for the whole family. Not to be missed! £15 per person includes transport and destination admission. Hosted by Newport Pagnell and District Agricultural Club with a bus in the care of Northampton Transport Heritage For those with an interest in the vehicle, this is a ½ cab, rear entrance (open platform) bus, without doors. More information available on the day.

Please contact Ella Field on 01908 610560 to book your seats

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Sowing the seeds in God’ Acre Sherington Parish Council Biodiversity project in St Lauds Churchyard An update on progress with our project to bring a wild flower meadow to St Lauds Church yard Following a meeting with the Rev Coralie Mansfield it was agreed which areas of the church yard would be allocated for the wildflower and meadow project. The area was marked out and the Parish council mowers were informed so that the grass within the area will not be cut by them in future. Paths were cut around the perimeter and alongside the church so that the public can see what is going on. The Council mowers will maintain these paths. Three seedbeds have been prepared and are now ready for planting with wildflower seeds. This will be carried out in early May. Already, where the grass has been left uncut it is clear that we have a diverse range of grasses, plants and wildflowers which have been waiting for a chance to show themselves, amongst these are; Cuckoo flowers; Ground Ivy; Daisy's and Buttercups; Cow Parsley( Keck); Speedwell; Dead(flowering) Nettles; Plantain; and numerous varieties of grasses and small leaf ferns

Cuckoo Flowers

Cow Parsley

Do go and have a look now and you will see the potential after such a small effort so far. The Yellow Rattle has yet to be planted as we are now past the season for this lovely and useful flower but we have some seeds which can be sowed in the autumn. Want to get more involved in this lovely project or the wider parish diversity projects? Contact David Williams or Cllr Stephen Shaw via for further information. Deadline for July – 18th June

SHERINGTON PARISH COUNCIL SHERINGTON PARISH COUNCIL Draft Minutes of the meeting of Sherington Parish Council held on Tuesday 1st May of 2018 the Pavilion, commencing at 7.30pm Draft Minutes theatmeeting of Sherington Parish Council held on Tuesday 1st May 2018 at the Pavilion, commencing at 7.30pm PRESENT: Cllrs Bush, Thatcher, Johnstone, Selvey & Shaw PRESENT: Cllrs Bush, Thatcher, Johnstone, Selvey & Shaw ALSO ATTENDING: 12 members of the public. ALSO ATTENDING: 12 members of the public. ACTIO N ACTIO 1. RECEIVE AND ACCEPT APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE N RECEIVE AND ACCEPT APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE Cllrs1.Hughes Cllrs Hughes ANY DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST 2. RECEIVE OF meeting INTEREST None2. –RECEIVE Noted CllrANY BushDECLARATIONS will declare at next for his planning application None – Noted Cllr Bush will FROM declareLAST at next meeting for his planning application 3. APPROVE MINUTES MEETING 3. APPROVE Approved but needMINUTES a copy toFROM sign LAST MEETING Approved but need a copy to sign 4. RECEIVE WARD COUNCILLORS REPORT 4. RECEIVE WARDsome COUNCILLORS Cllr McLean highlighted examples ofREPORT the importance of NP as recent Cllr McLean highlighted some examples the importance NP asinrecent development control decisions involving of supermarket and of houses Olney was development control decisions involvingofsupermarket and houses in Olney wasa persuaded to withdraw on the strength the NP feelings. Last week up held persuaded to withdraw the strength of the NP Crawly feelings. week up held decision unanimously in on favour of the NP. North PCLast reported that 76 a decision in favour of the Northhighlighted Crawly PC that reported that 76 houses at unanimously Farm had been rejected. CllrNP. McLean North Crawley was at Farm had been rejected. Cllr McLean highlighted that North Crawley was 4 houses – 6months away from having a NP. 4 –the 6months away having a NP. the Holiday Inn and the M1 would see a HIF building sitefrom proposal between HIF the building siteCllr proposal between thewhether Holidaythis Inn was and the M1 would bridge over the M1. Bush questioned a reserve sitesee as a bridge over the M1. Cllr Bush questioned whether this was a reserve site as previously highlighted and whether the East West highway would not be a better previously highlighted and whether the East West highway would not be a better placement for houses. Cllr McLean assured that there was no support from Ward placement for houses. Cllr McLean assured that there was no support from Ward Cllrs for this site but until the East West highway route was fixed we need to watch Cllrs for this site but until the East West highway route was fixed we need to watch this space. this space. 5. RECEIVE RPORT ON ACTION FROM LAST MEETING 5. RECEIVE RPORT ON ACTION FROM LAST MEETING Cllr Johnston requested that he be send a copy of the letter/email regarding WB to Cllr Johnston requested that he be send a copy of the letter/email regarding WB to speeding on school lane which was discussed last meeting so he can investigate supply speeding on school lane which was discussed last meeting so he can investigate supply mounting mountingthe theSID SIDin inthat that area area on on our our next next rotation. rotation. 6.6. RECEIVE RECEIVECLERKS CLERKS REPORT REPORT 6.1 6.1Rota Rotafor forClerks ClerksTasks Tasks Tasks on by by Cllrs. Cllrs. Cllr Cllr Bush, Bush, Shaw Shawand and Tasksfor for the the clerk clerk will will need need to to be be taken taken on Thatcher Cllr Thatcher Thatcher to to prepare prepare finances financesfor for ALL ALL Thatcherto to take take on on the the task task of of Audit, Audit, Cllr the the insurance insurance renewal. renewal. Cllr CllrJohnston Johnston thenext nextmeeting. meeting. Cllr Cllr Selvey Selvey to to look look at at the totolook to take take and and complete complete minutes minutesatat lookat at the the asset asset register. register. Cllr Cllr Hughes Hughes to meetings. and posting posting elements. elements. Cllr Cllr meetings. Cllr Cllr Bush Bush to to take take on on the the Agenda Agenda and Thatcher to assist assist in in these these Thatcher to to send send out out all all relevant relevant documentation documentation to tasks. SS tasks. SS Clerk ClerkRole: Role: ItItwas costs of of providing providing the theRFO/Clerk RFO/Clerk wasdecided decided to to approach approach aa Virtual Virtual PA for costs role of the the SLCC SLCC pay pay scale scale£12per £12per WB/A WB/A roleand andto to advertise advertise the the role role at at the top end of

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hour to encourage the right calibre of candidate. Cllr Shaw to action. 6.2 QuickBooks update hour to encourage the right calibre of candidate. Cllr Shaw to action. Purchase of QuickBooks was decided at the last meeting. Implementation to 6.2 QuickBooks update be fully integrated with the bank would be August Cllrs Bush, Shaw and Purchase of QuickBooks was decided at the last meeting. Implementation to Thatcher will look atwith setting this up. Cllrbe Thatcher to set a date. be fully integrated the bank would August Cllrs Bush, Shaw and 6.3 General Report Thatcher will look at setting this up. Cllr Thatcher to set a date.  Dog Report Bins not collected last month. Due to the contractor being taken ill, 6.3 General hasBins now informed the PCmonth. he cannot to service the taken contract.  he Dog not collected last Due continue to the contractor being ill, Marcus was recommended by a number parishes and came he has Young now informed the PC he cannot continueof toother service the contract. toMarcus do a one-off collection. Cllr Thatcher proposed of Marcus Young was recommended by a number of adoption other parishes and came Young asone-off the new contractor. was agreed byadoption all. Cllr Thatcher to do a collection. Cllr This Thatcher proposed of Marcusadvised that MY as also Bins andThis wished get aby quote for Thatcher this to relieve Young thecollected new contractor. was to agreed all. Cllr advised the Village Caretaker do more landscape maintenance tasks. Cllrs that MY also collectedtoBins and wished to getand a quote for this to relieve agreed to get a quote discuss next and meeting. the Village Caretaker to and do more landscape maintenance tasks. Cllrs  Pavilion has requested a new hoover be purchased, Cllr agreedCaretaker to get a quote and discuss next meeting. had a quote an industrial £120. Approved by  Thatcher Pavilion Caretaker hasfor requested a newHenry hoover be purchased, Cllrall. Cllr Thatcher to purchase. Thatcher had a quote for an industrial Henry £120. Approved by all. Cllr Thatcher to purchase.  Paint has been purchased to refurb the phone box but need to look at the  types Paint of has been refurb thefor phone box butcaretaker need to look tools wepurchased should betosupplying the Village role at in the types ofCllr tools we should be this supplying the Village caretaker role in general. Selvey to take on andfor report for next meeting. general.from Cllr Selvey take this on and next meeting.  Request Villageto Hall committee to report attach for Shop and Village Hall  parking Requestsign from Hall–committee toVillage the Shop Approved to byattach All. Shop and Village Hall parking to the Shop – Approved by All. with a new team of volunteers  May Day sign celebrations – will be going ahead  so May Day support celebrations will be going ahead with a new team of volunteers please this – Bank Holiday. so to please support this 5year land supply an ongoing MKC  NP be added back toBank the agenda  issue. NP to Need be added back to agenda as 5year land supply an changes ongoing MKC to ensure allthe filing in place and recent Plan MK to be issue. Need ensure all in place and recent Plan to be reviewed andtoamended if filing required in the plan to be on MK top changes of policies. Cllr reviewed andaamended if required in the plan to be on top of policies. Cllr Bush to call meeting. Bush to call a meeting. 7. PROJECT GROUP UPDATES 7. PROJECT GROUP UPDATES 7.1 Pavilion 7.1 Pavilion Going ahead with the proviso that we reinstate the stop proving but no Going ahead with the proviso that we reinstate the stop proving but no commencement date as yet. Cllr Selvey to continue chasing. commencement date as yet. Cllr Selvey to continue chasing. 7.2 Shop 7.2 Shop Survey and site plan costs £1000 need approval before can move forward. Survey and site plan costs £1000 need approval before can move forward. Chris Akrill as put this out to a 3rd party so will need the site plans before Chris Akrill as put this out to a 3rd party so will need the site plans before moving forward with suggestions what can can go go in in the the space. space. Public Public moving forward with suggestions of of what concerns were raised that the PC appeared to be starting from scratch when concerns were raised that the PC appeared to be starting from scratch when drawings Shopco days. days. Public Public raised raised that that drawings were were already already available available from from Shopco drawings were done with Community engagement last time why not do this drawings were done with Community engagement last time why not do this again. since that that time timeand andalthough although again.ItItwas wasdiscussed discussed that that much much had had changed changed since the the existing existing structure structurethere therewas wasno no thePC PChad haddrawing drawing for for brick brick building building and and the wooden on. The The understanding understanding isis that that wooden structure structure suggestions suggestions passed passed on. complexity Survey to to ensure ensure any any design design we we complexity under under ground ground required required the the Survey subsequently Cllr Bush Bush explained explained the thethinking thinking subsequently commission commission is is fit fit for for purpose. purpose. Cllr behind of the the public public to to join join aa meeting meeting behind the the approach approach and and invited invited members of regarding to call call aa public publicmeeting. meeting. regardingshaping shapingthe the final final shop. shop. Cllr Johnston Johnston to 7.3 7.3Biodiversity Biodiversity nd Met walk over over survey survey of ofthe theparish. parish. Metwith withecology ecology by by design design on on the the 2 day of walk Very the parish. parish. Will Will receive receivethe thereport report Verycomplimentary complimentary about about the the diversity diversity in the

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later this month regarding Mapping. Cllr Bush asked for maps to be published at a village engagement drop in event – this is in the plan for Sept. Cllr later this month regarding Mapping. Cllr Bush asked for maps to be published Thatcher requested whether this could be connected to the existing parish at a village engagement drop in event – this is in the plan for Sept. Cllr website. Thatcherwhether and Shaw investigate this further. ThatcherCllr requested thistocould be connected to the existing parish

website. Cllr Thatcher and Shaw to investigate this further. Wild flower planting has commenced at the Church yard but this has brought up a question about tools to maintainatthe Cllr but Shaw the Wild flower planting has commenced themeadow. Church yard thisrequested has brought consideration purchasing power Scythe (hire Cllr £80+vat day/ £650 up a questionofabout tools to amaintain the meadow. Shaw per requested the +vat to purchase). This would require training to beper added the consideration of purchasing a power Scythe (hire and £80+vat day/ to £650 insurance. Cllr Selvey This to look at adding to theand tool to kit be andadded insurance for +vat to purchase). would requirethis training to the Village caretaker. Cllr Thatcher toadding discussthis training insurance. Cllr Selvey to look at to thewith toolJim. kit and insurance for Need to caretaker. communicate about the initiative Village Cllr Thatcher to flower discussmeadow training with Jim. as the Diocese is also keen to see all areas of the the flower community involved. CllrasShaw to forward Need to communicate about meadow initiative the Diocese is DW into SCAN article. involved. Add this to village drop in alsoemail keen to to be seetailored all areas of athe community Cllrthe Shaw to forward plans. DW email to be tailored into a SCAN article. Add this to the village drop in 8. Village plans. caretaker report 8. Village caretaker Cllr Thatcher reported thatreport Jim is refurbishing the Phone box but needs tools to do Cllr Thatcher reported that JimClerks is refurbishing more landscaping works. (See report) the Phone box but needs tools to do more landscaping works. (See Clerks report) 9. FINANCE 9. FINANCE 9.1 Bank Account Balance Savings has received precept payment so healthy 9.1 Bank Account has received paymentthis so healthy £52,475.97 CurrentBalance accountSavings £5,617.42 to cover precept large outgoings month of £52,475.97 Current account £5,617.42 to cover large outgoings this month of £5,391.31 £5,391.31 9.2. All cheques approved for payment with addition of last minute expenses for 9.2. AllCaretaker cheques approved Pavilion £15.60 for payment with addition of last minute expenses for Pavilion Caretaker £15.60 10. PLANNING APPLICATIONS – CONSIDER RESPONSE TO MKC 10. Update PLANNING APPLICATIONS – CONSIDER RESPONSE TO MKC 10.1 on status of High street reserved matters. 10.1 Cllr Update on status of High street reserved matters. Bush took through the changes made in response to previous comments Cllr Bush took through thenot changes in response previous made by PC. MKC/PC still happymade with the finish onto the houses.comments Landscape made by PC. MKC/PC still not happy with the finish on the houses. Landscape officer not happy with Biodiversity proposed by development. Cllr Bush asked officer not happy with Biodiversity proposed by development. Cllr Bush asked Cllr Shaw to look at what point ecology by design should get involved. Cllr Cllr Shaw to look at what point ecology by design should get involved. Cllr Shaw to action. Cllr Bush will contact the developer for further information on Shaw to action. Cllr Bush will contact the developer for further information on further changes planned. further changes planned.



10.2 High street east (site opposite) 10.2 High street east (site opposite) 5-6 new plans have been received. Not been able to contact the planning 5-6 new plans have been received. Not been able to contact the planning Officer. for rejection; rejection; Outside Outside Officer.As Asadvice advicewill will be be reiterating reiterating PC PC stance stance for boundary; NP. If If planning planning officer officerof ofaamind mindtoto boundary;unsustainable unsustainable location; location; not not in in NP. approve PC will call it in to Development committee. Ward Cllr Hoskins to approve PC will call it in to Development committee. Ward Cllr Hoskins to make makerequest requeston onPC PC behalf. behalf. 10.3 10.3Shoulder ShoulderMutton MuttonField Field No evidence that that groundworks groundworkshave have WB Noaccess accesshas hasbeen been made made the the PC PC see see no no evidence WB commenced and Cllr Bush will write to the Planning officer stating this and commenced and Cllr Bush will write to the Planning officer stating this and th requesting May deadline. deadline. Cllr Cllr Bush Bushto toaction. action. requestingaameeting meeting at at the the site site before before 9 9th May Reinforcing steering group group to to maintain maintain Reinforcingthe theneed need to to reinstate reinstate the the NP steering protection protectionNP NPoffers. offers. 11. CONSULTATIONS 11.CONSIDER CONSIDERCORRESPONDENCE CORRESPONDENCE AND AND NEW CONSULTATIONS

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None 12. EXTERNAL MEETINGS None Cllr will MEETINGS attend Speed watch demonstration with member of the public on RJ 12.Johnston EXTERNAL Thursday 3rd May. Cllr Johnston to attend the Parish Forum. Cllr Johnston will attend Speed watch demonstration with member of the public on RJ 13. RECEIVE PUBLIC COMMENTS Thursday 3rd May. Cllr Johnston to attend the Parish Forum.  Yellow tractor reporting as speeding down the high street 2 weeks ago. If 13. RECEIVE PUBLIC COMMENTS of thereporting public can number plates and report to Cllrago. Johnston  members Yellow tractor as record speeding down the high street 2 weeks If the PC will of aim topublic take this with theplates speedand watch initiative. members the can further record number report to Cllr Johnston  Who is responsible for clearing the with under 5 play area? PCinitiative. confirmed that this the PC will aim to take this further the speed watch the PC generally but Pre-school responsible for clearing upthis  should Who isbe responsible for clearing the under 5are play area? PC confirmed that after their Maintenance is down to MKC Playgrounds at the up should be use the of PCit. generally but Pre-school are responsible for clearing moment. after their use of it. Maintenance is down to MKC Playgrounds at the  Conservation officers review of the village planned 9.30am 9th May, what moment. will this take? PC confirmed that planned this is part of a borough wide  approach Conservation officers review of the village 9.30am 9th May, what review andwill that thetake? PC will we that play this an active approach this PC ensure confirmed is partrole. of a borough wide  Fees for and ensuring a particular planning officer assigned review that the PC will ensure we play an is active role. to your planning was discussed and planning was thought to is beassigned a bad idea. Cllr planning McLean  application Fees for ensuring a particular officer to your application was discussed and thought fast to betrack a badservice idea. Cllr McLean stated he hoped it would be forwas a premium rather than for stated he hoped it would for a premium fast track service an individual officer to be be assigned, which would expose the rather servicethan to for an individual officer Cllr to be assigned, would expose the service to conflicts of interest. McLean will which feed this back to MKC. conflicts of interest. Cllr McLean will feed this back to MKC. 14. COUNCILLORS ITEMS 14.Johnston: COUNCILLORS ITEMS Cllr The issue of grey water up by the Alban Hill nursery as was Cllr Johnston: The issue of grey up by nursery as was reported. This was due to grey waterwater escaping. Thisthe hasAlban been Hill tackled and resolved. reported. wasattack due toinvolving grey water has resulting been tackled and resolved. Incident ofThis a dog a escaping. lamb andThis a ewe in death of both. Incident of are a dog attack involving lamb be andkept a ewe resulting in walking death ofthrough both. Parishioners reminded that dogs ashould on leads while Parishioners areIfreminded that dogs should on leadsplease while walking through live stock fields. anyone knows whose dogbeiskept responsible let Cllr Johnston live stock fields. If anyone knows whose dog is responsible please let Cllr Johnston know. know. Cllr Selvey: Drain outside his house not cleared who should he report it to Cllr Cllr Selvey: Drainofoutside house notMKC cleared whoIt should McLean first point contacthis is to use the Report portal. he report it to Cllr McLean first point of contact is to use the MKC Report It portal. 15. DATE OF NEXT MEETING 15. DATE OF NEXT MEETING The next Parish Council meeting will be held at the Sherington Pavilion on Tuesday The next Parish Council meeting will be held at the Sherington Pavilion on Tuesday th 5 thJune at 7.30pm. There being no further business the meeting ended. 5 June at 7.30pm. There being no further business the meeting ended.

Welcome and Jade Jade Fairly Fairlyand and Welcome to to new new residents residents Adam Adam and their son Freddie (plus another one due to arrive inthe the their son Freddie (plus another one due to arrive in next are moving moving in in to to Cranfield Cranfield nextcouple couple of of months) months) who who are Road. We hope they will be very happy. Road. We hope they will be very happy. IfIfyou to the the previous previous youwould would like like to to say say goodbye to occupants and Evelyn Evelyn Davies Davies occupants Sue Sue and and David David Hulance and then the pub pub on on Friday Friday thenthey they will will be be having having a meal in the 8th Bob Frost, Frost, so so please please 8thJune June along along with with Bridget Bridget and Bob come comeand and say say hello/goodbye. hello/goodbye. Deadlinefor forJuly July––18 18thth June June Deadline

Sherington Short Mat bowls Club – Newsflash!!! In a recent Northampton Short Mat Bowls Association (NSMBA)

league competition match a Sherington team of four players achieved a maximum score, for an end, of 8 to the opposition’s nil.

This very rare occurrence is called a ‘Hot Shot’ and under an

English Short Mat Bowls protocol each bowler in the team is eligible for a special certificate.

On Monday 23rd April Sue Gunter, Chair of NSMBA, attended a club

roll-up to make a presentation.

Below is an image of the successful Sherington bowlers:-

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Following the success of our first event in 2017 - local artists David & Katy Quinn are pleased to invite you all to our second “Open Studios” from 9th to 24th June 2018 as part of “Bucks Art Weeks”. We were delighted with the turn out last time and the chance to meet so many locals. There’ll be NEW WORK inspired by Sherington and the Outer Hebrides alongside work from earlier trips to Scotland, Scandinavia and Australia. We are launching new greeting card ranges and a display of the latest award winning prints. As before there will be photos, glass art, jewellery, books & cards. Prices from £3.50, but all are welcome to just come along for a look and a chat. Our 2017 event launched a flurry of activity – exhibitions, commissions and awards! We would love to see you all again and swap tales of travels and adventures – please come along to see and hear what we’ve been up to since last time. We are hoping to see lots of new faces, too. Don’t be shy all welcome! Open: Saturdays & Sundays 10am to 6pm Thursdays & Fridays 11am to 4pm (Other times by appointment.) 1 Griggs Orchard, Sherington.

Thumbsticks Kate and Graham will be leading the Thumbstick walk from the Knoll in Sherington on June 3rd at 9.30am. All more than welcome, the walk will be circa 4 miles, weather permitting.

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Sherington Village Hall Management Committee

Needs your support Annual General Meeting

On Monday 25th June 2018 at 7.30pm At the Village Hall, Sherington

All Welcome This year, there are vacancies on the committee and we need your help

If you would like to talk about any role, please contact Helen Vale on 01908 216543 before 14th June 2018


The New Thursday Group meets in Sherington Village Hall on the first Thursday of each month at 8.00 pm, unless otherwise indicated. It is open to all ladies from the village and surrounding area and new members are always very welcome. There is a varied programme of talks by visiting speakers, outings and events throughout the year. If you would like more information please contact Liz Blight on 01908-618117 or, alternatively, just come along to the village hall for one of the meetings. Deadline for July – 18th June

St Lauds: Dates for your diary: See below for further details Saturday Coffee Morning

9th June 10.00am

Church Clean-up Day Saturday Coffee Morning

9th June 12:00pm 14th July 10.00am

Strawberry Teas, Mercers Farm

22nd July 2:00pm

Something Different Pet Service

7th October 10:30am

St Laud's Church Autumn Quiz Concert by Andante

19th October 7:00pm 20th October

Fiona Harrison, A Voice in a Million

10th November

Sherington Church Bazaar

30th November

Newport Singers Christmas Concert



SATURDAY MORNING COFFEE or TEA? We meet on one Saturday a month between 10.00am and midday (Usually the 2nd Saturday) of the month we will be serving teas and coffees at St Laud's with the opportunity to enjoy it with company and a slice of homemade cake. So book the below dates in your diary to save disappointment: 9th June

14th July

Any queries 01908 216543 / 01908 610434. Hope to see you all there! After the Coffee Morning on the 9th June, we are going to move into the “Clean-Up Day” event. We are planning to tackle the church and give it a good spring clean, please come along to tidy up this wonderful Historic Building, you might even get to see places that you never get to see. Bring your broom and duster! Deadline for July – 18th June

Strawberry Teas at Mercers Farm Nothing could be finer than relaxing in the early summer sunshine, sitting down in a lovely garden with good company and enjoying fresh Strawberries and cream, all being washed down by a cup of tea or even a Pimms! So, if you think this sounds good then you're in luck Come and have a very enjoyable and relaxing afternoon in the garden of Mercers Farm, located on the High Street side of Crofts End on Sunday 22nd July, where Strawberry Teas and Pimms will be on offer for a very reasonable price. If we are finding that the weather is a little inclement, we will be inside. All monies raised are for the fund for the running of St Lauds Church, Sherington.

****STOP PRESSS**** It has been confirmed that the Sherington Folk band will be there entertaining us all who come along for the afternoon. ****STOP PRESSS****


Something Different: Pet Service Sunday 7th October, 10:30am This is a wonderful service to which people are invited to bring pets, cats, dogs, rabbits, whatever. Perhaps a fish in a tank on the altar! This is a service to celebrate God’s Creations. Come and join us for a really fun time.

Deadline for July – 18th June

St Laud's Church Autumn Quiz St Laud’s Church are holding their annual quiz on Saturday 19th October 2018. Tickets £10 per person (sold in advance of evening to know pizza order). Teams of 6 people is ideal, but if not don’t worry, we can make up teams on the night. There is a Prize for Winning Team! Tickets from Paula 07749769111/ 01908 216925


Andante is coming to St Land’s Church on Saturday 20th October

Andante is a small fundraising choir with a large range of music to suit all tastes. The choir provides a mixed programme- They sing very varied music so there’s something for everyone – well known melodies from stage and screen, folk songs, spirituals, church music, pop songs and classics. Choir items are interspersed with duets, quartets and solos from our singers and our talented accompanist. We involve the audience too. Headed up by Roger Windmill with Ed Tomlinson as the accompanist, you know you’re going to be in for a high-quality event. Mark the date in your diary so you won’t be disappointed. Deadline for July – 18th June

Fiona Harrison, “A voice in a million” is coming to sing in St Lauds Church, Sherington on November 10th November 2018. As she says on her website: “Vintage Singer, Entertainer and Costume Artist Extraordinaire! Specialising in music from the 1880s to the 1970s, from Marie Lloyd to ABBA, from Opera, Big Band and Swing, Hollywood Musicals to Rock and Roll. All performed in authentic uniforms and glamorous costumes of the period!” This A1 grade entertainer is coming to The SCAN Parish to entertain us all. Tickets will be limited so put the date in the diary now, so not to be disappointed. Tickets £10.00 will be sold in advance and will include themed refreshments. More details nearer the time. Deadline for July – 18th June

Generally the Society meets in Sherington Village Hall on the 2nd Tuesday on the Month. Entry: £2 for members, £3 for non-Members, this includes refreshments. May 8th: Stowe House - Philip Clarke Philip, who is one of the guides, came to talk to us about the house and gardens and the family that built Stowe and the social climbing that they undertook. He also gave a brief history of the school and a highlighted tour of the house in pictures. June 11th: Visit by TVAT On this Monday evening, the Two Village Archive Trust (or TVAT), the two villages being Milton Keynes Village and Broughton, as well as a group from the Milton Museum are coming to visit us (Sherington) for a walk around the village, being led by our venerable historian Mr Philip Smith. We are due to be starting at the Church at about 7.00pm and then meeting back at the church for refreshments at about 8.30. So if you see a group walking around the village then you know where you are. If you are able to help with refreshments, we would be very grateful. June 12th: Visit to Olney The following day we are out to Olney for a walk around the town being guided on a gentle tour by Tom Jones, a Cowper and Newton Museum Trustee. Meet at the Village Hall to leave by 6:45, to be at the Cowper & Newton Museum for 7pm, cost will be £5. July 10th: July Jolly We were due to have a members meeting for July, buy we are swapping the January Holly for the July Jolly this year, as the Pub looks like it will be up and running by then and would be happy to accommodate us for our annual meal, even if we are 6 months later than we normally are. Please talk to Perl or Sheila Q (or me the Chairman) if you would like to come along, as this is a presold ticket event only. September 11th: Members Meeting Please come for a low key evening archiving and chat. We will be looking to move the filing into their folders during the evening.

Deadline for July – 18th June

September 29th: Open Day - Bygones Afternoon For the Open Day this year, the last Saturday of September, we are going to Host a Bygones Day. We are, in conjunction with Philip, inviting past villagers to the village for a reunion. If you don't want to miss out on a treat, then book the date in your diary and be sure not to miss it. We will also be putting on display various archive pieces to help trigger memories, along with some newer pieces. This is an event that will have a real buzz to it so be sure to get involved. MV The Sherington Historical Society ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

We are entering our band of local ringers into the Oxford Diocesan Guild of Church Bell Ringers (North Bucks Branch) in to the Annual 6-Bell Striking Competition, This is due to happen at St Andrews Church, Great Linford on Saturday 30th June. If we were to win this then we would qualify to represent North Bucks Branch for the ODG's 6Bell Striking competition. I don't think we are that good but it does mean that we can pit our ringing skill against other local ringers. Will be interesting to see what happens, personally, I would be more than happy if we don’t come last. As this is a six-bell competition we are going to move our practices to Chicheley, as the bell weights are about the same so would be a good place to practice. Practice / Learning Nights We have practice / learners evening on the 2nd and 4th Thursdays of the month between 7.30 and 9pm. If you want to come and have a look or a go, you are very welcome, if you hear the bells just come up and say hi. Or you can call 01908 216543 to confirm details. 14th June 7:30pm – Chicheley

28th June 7:30pm – Chicheley

12th July, 7:30pm – Sherington

26th July, 7:30pm – Sherington


Deadline for July – 18th June

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SCAN 483 June 2018  

June 2018 issue of SCAN magazine

SCAN 483 June 2018  

June 2018 issue of SCAN magazine