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Community news for Beaconsfield, Gerrards Cross, Seer Green and Jordans
A WALKING football course is coming to Holtspur, for those who struggle with the pace of the game, or had to hang up their boots due to injury. The sessions start at the Beacon Sports centre and Theatre on November 16, taking place every Friday from 12pm to 1pm for five weeks. Cost is £3 per session and there is no need to book. For further information please contact 01494 677 764 or visit www.better.org.uk
ABOUT 60 people joined a Zumbathon event at The Beaconsfield School at the weekend, raising £500 for the Breakthrough Breast Cancer charity.
ANOTHER teenage musician from Beaconsfield has impressed judges to book a place in the regional finals of an Open Mic competition. Lewis Cochrane, 17, queued for more than an hour outside a venue in Reading before his audition for the Open Mic UK contest, where he performed one of his own songs called ‘Should We’. The Royal Grammar School pupil has been writing his own songs since he was 12. Lewis now faces another heat before finding out whether he will appear in the national final at London’s O2 arena. Fourteen-year-old Graeme Miller, from Beaconsfield, is also competing for a place at the O2.
BARNARDO’s charity shop in Gerrards Cross is asking for volunteers as part of a national campaign to encourage volunteering. Visit www.barnardos.org.uk/volunteering for details of vacancies.
ABOUT 20 visitors from the French town of Langres will arrive in Beaconsfield on November 2 to be hosted by the town’s twinning association. The November timing will allow the visitors to be treated to Beaconsfield’s fireworks display, while the association has also organised a coach trip to Windsor, a gala themed Queen’s Jubilee Dinner and a guided tour to London to see famous landmarks and Olympic sites. The visit starts with a champagne reception at the town hall.
BEACONSFIELD Bridge Club is staging an Ecats SIMS duplicate pairs event in aid of Children in Need on Friday, November 9, at URC Hall in Holtspur, HP9 1UQ. Be there at 7.20pm for a 7.30pm start. There will also be a raffle and collection. For further information call 01494 673778 or email: email@example.com
HOLY Trinity Church in Seer Green will host a concert from Royal Opera House soprano Melissa Alder on November 10. Melissa will sing the majority of the concert supported by Holy Trinity Choir, which she set up a year ago. Tickets are £10 to include a glass of wine or soft drink. Call Katie Bentley on 01494 672461 or Sue Puttergill on 670216.
A GROUP for over 50s meets at Seer Green Parish Church Hall on Tuesday from 10.30am to 3.30pm. Lunch will be served at noon, and at 1.30 pm Pam Parham will continue her reminiscences of life in Seer Green with ‘The Teen Years’ and will read some of her poetry. If you would like to book lunch or need a lift call or email Lucy Gottelier, 01494 675356, firstname.lastname@example.org
CHILTERN Hundreds Supper Club’s next meeting is on Thursday, November 8 in the Masonic Hall, Beaconsfield Old Town. Artist Beryl Maile is a speaker with a difference and will entertain after dinner. It is a small friendly group and if you’d like to join phone Pam on 01494 872118 or Margaret on 01628 520555 by November 7.
PLANS have been submitted to build a 25-bed care home on the site of the former Knotty Green garage, opposite the Red Lion pub in Penn Road.
BEACONSFIELD Freemasons have donated more than £2,000 to the Amersham Field Centre at Mop End to upgrade vital equipment.
THE 90-year-old Guide hut in Malthouse Square, Beaconsfield has now been demolished as part of a £260,000 project to build a new hut.
THE new season of Beaconsfield Concerts begins tomorrow, celebrating the life and music of the British singer Kathleen Ferrier, who was born 100 years ago. Victoria Simmonds (mezzo-soprano) and Anna Tilbrook (piano) will present songs by Handel, Purcell, Gluck, Schubert, Faure, Vaughan Williams and Warlock. The concert is at Beaconsfield High School at 7.45pm on Saturday, October 27th. Non-members are welcome and day-tickets are available at £16. Phone 01494 678595 or 01494 680275 or to find out more, or visit the website www.beaconsfieldconcerts.org.uk
ACTRESS Wendy Craig will be the special guest at a fashion show in Beaconsfield on Tuesday. Beaconsfield Friends of Cancer Research is staging the show at Davenies School with involvement from several local boutiques. The show will be professionally produced by Sarah Booth, who is training some volunteer models ranging in age from 20 - 80. Starts at 6.45pm, tickets are £20 to include a welcome drink, canapé and goody bag. Call 01494 730443 or email: email@example.com
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