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Community news for Beaconsfield, Gerrards Cross, Seer Green and Jordans
AN eight-week course in Nordic Walking is coming to Beaconsfield, with a taster session taking place on Monday morning. Turn up at the Beacon Sports Centre at 10am – it will cost £5. The full course starts the following week and costs £40. For more information or to book call 01494 677 764.
A ROAD in Beaconsfield which is "totally overgrown with nettles and brambles" prompted questions over a council’s maintenance policy. Ex-councillor Deborah Sanders raised her concerns about Seeleys Close at a Beaconsfield Town Council meeting last week – asking whether the council had a reactive or preventative policy. Council leader Alan Walters suggested the clerk make a note of the comments and reply in writing.
THE next meeting of Holtspur Senior Citizens Club will be on Tuesday at Kiln Court at 2.30pm. New members are welcome. There will be entertainment, but details have not yet been confirmed. For more information call 01494 674947.
ST Mary’s Evening Group met at the Fitzwilliams Centre in Beaconsfield Old Town last night, when Rev Jeremy Brooks was due to give a talk. The group next meets on November 15, with a talk about ‘Red Kites, Flora & Fauna in the Chilterns’.
MORE than 100 public servants met in Beaconsfield yesterday as part of an effort to fight alcoholism. Alcoholics Anonymous' Chiltern & Thames Intergroup held an awareness day at the Fitzwilliam Centre, with 120 attendees drawn from the NHS, Thames Valley Police and other agencies. The group wants to promote its activities to those interested in reducing the effect of alcoholism in the community.
MOVIE company Walt Disney is reportedly negotiating a multi-million pound deal to open a base in Buckinghamshire. The entertainment and amusement park group is said to be in discussions with Pinewood Studios about taking over office space and sound stages in Iver Heath.
HEDGERLEY-based charity School-Aid is looking for volunteers to help sort and pack school equipment to send to Africa. For more information call 0845 3890389 or go to: www.do-it.org.uk
GERRARDS Cross Sailing Association will host a talk from Debbie Beadle on Wednesday, October 31, entitled ‘Rowing the Atlantic in Support of Human Rights’. Then on November 7 Nick Hance will talk about ‘Marine Accident Investigation’. The talks are in the Colston Hall at the Memorial Centre from 8.15pm. More details at www.gxsa.org.uk or call 01753 884318.
A PRE-CHRISTMAS charity jumble sale is coming to Beaconsfield High Schoool on Saturday, November 3, from 10am - 4pm. The sale will include designer and children’s clothes, sports equipment, toys, books, DVDs, brick-a-brac, cakes, decorations, plants and lots more. In aid of Gradnet, a network for jobseekers in South Bucks. If you wish to donate items your jumble can be collected, or take it directly to Beaconsfield High School on Friday, November 2 from 7 - 10pm. Phone Laida for info on 01494 678 227.
AS part of the ‘Theatre In The Villages’ programme Morgan and West Time Travelling Magicians will be at Hedgerley Memorial Hall on Friday, October 26 at 8pm. They travel 100 years into the future presenting an hour of baffling magic. In 2011 they appeared with on the TV magic show Penn and Teller. Tickets are £10 (£8 students and under 16s) from Jean Medway-Gash on 01753 784908.
THE model maker at Bekonscot has completed work on a ‘fabulous’ circus which will be put out in the model village in Beaconsfield today.
SEER Green resident Ann Wyllie is set to star as Miss January in Calendar Girls next month. The show is being staged by Beaconsfield Theatre Group from November 14 – 17. See www.btg-theatre.org for details.
ACTRESS Wendy Craig will be the special guest at a fashion show in Beaconsfield on Tuesday, October 30. 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: firstname.lastname@example.org
THE Jolly Cricketers Pub in Seer Green has a new head chef. Matt Lyons has previously worked at the Electric Cinema in Notting Hill, Crazy Bear in Beaconsfield and The Five Arrows Hotel near Aylesbury. He will be introducing his ‘Modern British Pub’ menu using many local suppliers.
ST JOSEPH’s Church in Gerrards Cross has a table top sale on Saturday, October 27 from 10 – 12.30pm. Entrance is 50p and children free. Book a table with Janet on 01753 884556 or email@example.com