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Community news for Bourne End, Flackwell Heath, Loudwater and the Wooburns
HEDSOR Social Club is hosting its sixth classic car & bike show on Sunday, with a licensed bar and stalls open all day. Tomorrow evening there is a rock ‘n’ roll dance night with Dynamite Horton. Anyone going for both events from afar can camp overnight on the field. For details on displaying your car, or having a stall, see: www.justdanze.co.uk or call George on 07721 842142 or email email@example.com
PIPER the donkey has given birth to an "extremely cute" baby boy at Odds Farm Park in Wooburn Common. The newborn, called ‘Elkie’, is white and beige in colouring and looks set to become a farm yard favourite. Staff said he was up and walking within hours of being born and is enjoying life in the paddocks, albeit staying close to mum. Elkie will drink his mum’s milk for about six months, before starting to eat grass and hay as well.
POLICE in the Bourne End area said there has been a "massive increase" in burglaries in the area. They say they were six burglaries at homes in Bourne End, Wooburn Green and Little Marlow during May, compared with just one in April. Police said they will be visiting roads in the area and delivering crime prevention advice to those homes deemed to be at risk.
THE historic Claytons bell tower will be installed at Claytons School in Wendover Road, Bourne End on Thursday, which is also the school’s sports day. Headteacher David Orford is keen for any former pupils and teachers from the old Claytons School, which was in Furlong Road, to come to the unveiling ceremony at 1.15pm. The bell tower was a prominent feature at the old Claytons, but was repeatedly vandalised and targeted by scrap metal thieves after being moved to Wakeman Road in the 1980s. After years of deliberation villagers and businesses managed to raise enough funds to refurbish it and move it to the new Claytons school.
TRADERS are urged to act quickly if they would like to book a stall at the popular St Paul's C of E Combined School fete, which takes place in Stratford Drive, Wooburn Green, on 7 July. Tables cost £10 each. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org by 30 June at the latest to book and for information. The fete runs from 12-4pm.
LOUDWATER British Legion has rock 'n' roll from The B17s next Friday from 8pm. Tickets are £9 for members and £10 for non-members. Call 0208 8669093 for details. On Saturday, June 30 the Legion has country music from Dorne Valley Country Band from 8pm. Tickets are £6.
FLACKWELL Heath Royal British Legion will be welcoming Cliff Jones, singer and entertainer, from 8pm this Saturday. All are welcome at the club.
DANCE pupils at Wye Valley School in Bourne End are celebrating after they scooped second place in the 'Rock Challenge' national dance competition. Ninety-eight pupils were involved in creating the eight minute 'Ring o Roses' routine, which was based on the plague.
THE Yorkshire-based Mikron Theatre Company is visiting Bourne End this month with their new production which weaves together stories from the Luddite rebellion. 'Can You Keep a Secret?' tells the dramatic events that led to the assault on Rawfold’s Mill, the killing of William Horsfall, and the subsequent hanging of 17 men in York. The show is at The Bounty pub on Wednesday, June 27 at 7.30pm. There is no need to book a ticket for this show as a pay-what-you-will collection will be taken after the performance. More details at: www.mikron.org.uk