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Community news for Beaconsfield, Gerrards Cross, Seer Green and Jordans
A BEACONSFIELD church will be bursting with colour next weekend with about 3,000 flowers expected to be arranged in various displays. The Walk of Life flower festival is being staged at St Mary & All Saints Church from July 6 – 8. Organisers are expecting two thousand visitors over the three days. From 10am – 5pm on Friday and Saturday, and 11.30 – 5pm on Sunday. For details see: stmarysbeaconsfield.org.uk
BUSINESSES have urged a council to scrap a one-hour parking charge in a bid to boost trade in Beaconsfield and Gerrards Cross. It currently costs shoppers £1.10 to stop for an hour at pay and display car parks including Warwick Road and Burkes Road in Beaconsfield, and Station Road and Packhorse Road in Gerrards Cross. South Bucks District Council says there are no plans scrap the charge, though it reviews its parking policy every autumn.
THE headteacher at Holtspur School has won praise for finishing second in her category at the National Teaching Awards. Bronwen Zeun was shortlisted from a record number of nominations and won a distinction in the primary school section. She will receive her award at a special celebration at the Cherry Tree Road school today. Deputy head Debbie Groom said: "Since Bronwen arrived five years ago she has been tireless in her commitment to innovation and improvement. This fantastic award is public recognition of all her hard work for our children."
PARENTS at Holtspur School managed to raise £2,500 at their summer fete on Sunday, which featured a chuck-a-welly competition, chocolate tombola and a giant inflatable slide. The money will go towards converting a disused pavilion on the playing field into an art, design and science studio, complete with a pond for nature study.
MUMS Fiona Kelleher and Sarah Clark have devised a ‘Beaconsfield Mile’ as part of the town’s answer to the Olympic Games on July 7. The race is just one of the activities taking place in the Wattleton Road area, which will be closed to cars on the day. The Games are open for children and adults of all ages and free to enter. Register here: www.thebeaconsfieldgames.org
STAFF from Bluebird Care in Taplow have raised nearly £1,000 for Cancer Research UK by taking part in the Race For Life at Windsor Racecourse on June 16.
THE 13th Beaconsfield Donkey Derby will be staged at St Mary and All Saints School in Maxwell Road tomorrow from 12.00 to 3.30pm. Entry is £1.50 including a programme.
MOORCROFT designer Kerry Goodwin is visiting Beaconsfield dining and gift shop David Shuttle to promote her new vase. She will be signing purchased vases and answering questions tomorrow from 12 – 3pm.
LOCAL historian Julian will lead a guided walk around the Gerrards Cross Conservation Area on Wednesday at 7.30pm. Meet at the Memorial Centre on East Common.
YOU can join a free summer walk round Holtspur Bank on Sunday from 2.30 – 4.30pm, to look at grassland flowers with wildlife enthusiast Derek Bourne, of the BBOWT. The mile-long route is steep in parts with two stiles. Park and meet by the scout hut in Cherry Tree Road. Call 01628 526 553 for more details.
A PUB completed its search for the karaoke star of South Bucks at the weekend – with 85-year-old David Owen scooping the top prize. A regular at the Red Lion in Knotty Green, David walked away with £100 for his renditions of classic tracks including Any Dream Will Do and I Did it My Way. More than 100 people entered the ‘Voice of South Bucks’ competition, which was staged at the pub over three Saturday nights. Michelle Bewley, who works in Lloyds pharmacy in Farnham Common, came second and third was Russell Smith, a self-published author from High Wycombe.
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