BEACONSFIELD: Some 75 public servants attended a meeting to discuss the effects of alcohol abuse in the community.

They were brought together by Alcoholics Anonymous on October 20, which was aiming to spread the word about the services it offers.

Speakers at the Fitzwilliam Centre in the Old Town included Dominic Grieve, Beaconsfield MP and Attorney General, with probation officers, NHS staff and council workers among the guests.

SOUTH BUCKS: Police in the South Bucks district have warned residents about two suspicious males claiming to be roof repair men. Officers said the men cause considerable damage to roofs and then advise the home owner that it will cost between £2,000 and £3,000 to repair. They are described as two white males, aged between 20-35, driving a white transit-style van with ladders on the roof.

SOUTH BUCKS: Chiltern Railways will hold a public meeting in Beaconsfield on Monday - where the firm's bosses will answer questions about the new timetable and disruptions to its services into London.

There have been dozens of complaints from commuters in recent weeks, after the introduction of the new 'Mainline' service was blighted by delays and overcrowded trains.

The meeting is at 7pm at the Bellhouse Hotel, with a light buffet provided.

BEACONSFIELD Bridge Club is staging a pairs competition on Friday, November 11, to raise money for Children in Need.

It is an ECats Sims event limited to ten tables, being held at Holtspur United Reform Church in Crabtree Close. Arrive at 7.25pm for 7.30pm start.

For further details contact Irene on 01494 673778.

HOLTSPUR Senior Citizens Club meets on Tuesday at Kiln Court at 2.30pm, with a visit from the Windsor Entertainers. New members welcome. Call Norman on 01494 674947 for details.

GERRARDS CROSS: Dave Vitty, from Radio 1’s Chris Moyles Show, will be at Gerrards Cross Bookshop next weekend to sign copies of his new book, Comedy Dave's Book. It is a collection of his stories, misadventures, songs, and anecdotes. He will be at the Packhorse Road shop at 2pm on Saturday, November 12.

FULMER: Thirty youngsters turned out for an open day at a Fulmer-based wind band last Thursday. Conferents Bands hosts weekly sessions at Fulmer Village Hall and are very keen to encourage new members to join. A senior band rehearses on a Monday evening and a junior section on a Wednesday. Call 01753 662408 or email:

SEER GREEN Parish Hall is hosting a Christmas market tomorrow from 10am - 2pm. Selling bags, scarves, jewellery, flowers and many more potential presents.

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