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Community news for Beaconsfield, Gerrards Cross, Seer Green and Jordans
ALL residents in the South Bucks district will soon be able to recycle plastic bottles through their household collections. A scheme has been trialled over the last year and will be rolled out over the whole district over the next five months. Residents will have an introductory leaflet or an annual collection calendar delivered with further details specific to their area. For details see: www.southbucks.gov.uk/news/new_plastic_bottle_recycling.aspx
HOLTSPUR Senior Citizens Club resume their meetings on Tuesday, September 11 at Kiln Court at 2.30pm. The guests will be Alan Copeland and the Big Picture Show. New members welcome. Details on 01494 674947.
JORDANS Quaker Meeting House is hosting a workshop on The Basics of Feng Shui on Sunday afternoon. You can bring a floor plan of your home and learn how to arrange and balance the energy. The cost is £35 and you must reserve a place. Contact Susan Scott Powell on 01494 813 214 or see www.energeticsolutions.co.uk
PINEWOOD Studios hopes to submit new expansion plans to South Bucks District Council in the autumn. The government rejected a £200 million expansion for its Iver Heath site in January – saying the intrusion on to Green Belt land would be unacceptable. The previous scheme included 1,400 new homes, but Pinewood has indicated the new plan would not include housing.
CHILTERN Hundreds Supper Club’s next meeting is on Thursday, September 13 in the Masonic Hall, Beaconsfield Old Town. After dinner, Sheila Kennedy will talk about ‘High Times at Heathrow’. It is a small friendly group and if you’d like to go along phone Julia on 01494 675779 or Pam on 01494 872118 by September 8.
TEENAGE singer Alex Riddell could be set for stardom after impressing a record industry executive at a specially-arranged gig. The 15-year-old from Marlow sang to a packed Red Lion Pub in Knotty Green earlier this month, at a ‘showcase event’ organised by landlady Tina Massie and husband Bob. Bob, who works as a TV producer, invited along Niki Sanderson, who has worked with a string of superstars including INXS, Lionel Richie and Sir Elton John. And after the show Niki gave Alex a big thumbs-up, saying: "Alex has a stunning voice and she is a lovely young lady. We're now going to talk some more about how we can progress things. I've had a really fantastic night and I'm so glad I came."
GERRARDS Cross Sailing Association meets in the Colston Hall of the Memorial Centre on Wednesdays at 8.15pm. The bar opens at 7.30pm. To find out about the illustrated talks that are held at each meeting see: www.gxsa.org.uk/prog.htm
GERRRARDS Cross Flower Club next meets on September 19 at 2.15pm, at the Colston Hall in the Memorial Centre, Alan Beatty will present ‘Pot Luck’ and the Sunnyhurst Cup is ‘Basket of Garden Flowers’.
SEER Green Gardening Society is holding its autumn show at the Jubilee Hall tomorrow, from 2.30 – 4pm. It will include a raffle, cream teas, plant stall, and scarecrow competition results.
STAFF at Sunrise Senior Living’s support office in Beaconsfield will be taking on a 67-mile cycle challenge around the Isle of Wight on September 15, in aid of Alzheimer’s Society.
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