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Community news for Bourne End, Flackwell Heath, Loudwater and the Wooburns
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 firm 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.
CARRINGTON School Summer Fayre is taking place in Flackwell Heath on Sunday, including dancing, Zumba, Martial arts and Gymnastics displays, plus lots of other stalls. Family entry is £2.50 on the day with a programme, or £2 with pre-purchased programme. From 12 noon - 4pm. Call 07787 582 283 for details.
WOOBURN Green resident Julia Webster is celebrating after winning the top raffle prize at the village’s Jubilee celebrations. The event was sponsored by Citygate Volkwsgen Van Centre and Julia won a VW Camper van tent worth £299.
PUPILS at Claytons School in Bourne End helped contribute to a new Guinness World Record by drawing self portraits and uploading them to an online gallery. The drawings were combined with more than 200,000 others from across Britain to form an image of the Queen that was projected onto Buckingham Palace for three nights in April. The Face Britain online gallery has been officially acknowledged as a Guinness World Record for the ‘most artists working on the same art installation’.
LOUDWATER British Legion has rock 'n' roll from The B17s tonight from 8pm. Tickets are £9 for members and £10 for non-members. Call 0208 8669093 for details. Tomorrow the Legion has country music from Dorne Valley Country Band from 8pm. Tickets are £6.
1ST Flackwell Heath Girls' Brigade Company will be celebrating their 25th anniversary with a display night at Flackwell Heath Methodist Church, at 6pm on Tuesday. The company would like to see any former members, leaders or helpers at the event. Call 01628 520686 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
THREE gardens in Grange Drive, Wooburn Green will open on Sunday from 2-5pm in aid of Scannappeal. Features include mature trees and beds of herbaceous plants, 60 varied roses, two small aviaries, natural well surrounded by shrubs and acers, stream leading to a pond and water features. Tickets are £5 per adult for entry to all gardens. Refreshments available and light entertainment will be provided.
DONKEY races will be staged in Wooburn Park tomorrow, with lots of other stalls and attractions organised by the First Bourne End Scout Group. Family entry, including parking, is free with a programme costing £2. From 12 noon - 4pm. Call 01628 850 467 for details.