Spring 2012 - (last updated 15/03/2012)

ALL SAINTS CHURCH THE TOWER/SPIRE…work has now finished on the installation of some louvres to help keep the rain out and bird netting. The Architect & English Heritage have stressed that these are only holding repairs; at least a further £35-50,000 needs to be spent on top of the £30.000 already raised for the current works. English Heritage is concerned about the whole building and would probably offer funds to do the work. This would be a huge project and we don’t have anyone willing to take on this work.

Special Church Services
MOTHERING SUNDAY 11am Sunday 18 March.
EASTER DAY 11am Sunday 8 April

There is also a walk between the parishes on Good Friday 6 April starting at Alconbury. See poster or ask for further details.

Church members are putting on a St George’s Day Supper at the Cricket Club, 23 April...see BCC for further details. Don’t forget to buy your Big Prize Draw Tickets in aid of Restoration Fund.

Please give your support to Sharon Ward who is being Confirmed at Ely Cathedral at the end of May.

The Annual Concert this year is on Saturday 14 July.....Divas Don’t Dust!! With a selection of light opera, songs from the shows and others. Put your name down before all the seats go!

Are you signed up for Gift Aid? Any donation you make to the Church can be increased by 25% if you sign up and are a UK tax payer. Buckworth Church desperately needs your donations, trying to keep the building standing becomes more difficult each year

. It is with great sadness that I report the death of Christine Wilcocks of Holly Cottage; our sympathy goes out to Will. Her funeral is the 30 March in Bedford Crematorium.

PARISH COUNCIL the next meeting will be held on Monday 16 April. The Annual Parish Meeting & Annual Meeting of the Parish Council will be held on 28 May in Church. The Annual Report will be circulated before these meetings. Agendas and minutes for all council meetings can be found on www.Buckworth.org.uk To contact the Council email Buckworthclerk@aol.com or ring the Chairman on 890982 or Fiona Morrison the acting clerk on 890885 or any Council Member.

Don’t forget the MAY DAY WALK,
MONDAY 7 May, 10am start at the bus shelter

ROYAL DIAMOND JUBILEE EVENT
SUNDAY 3 JUNE See below for details.. ----------------------------------------------------------------

LADIES GROUP meets next on Tuesday 3 April for a talk on our famous Shire Horses. Did you see them in The Lord Mayor’s Parade or War Horse? Come along and hear how they are trained etc. Everyone welcome none members including any gentleman who might be interested, £3 to include a glass of wine. The May meeting will once again be a fashion show with our usual firm, lots of summer fashions for you. Please note change of Date to 8 May. For further details contact Yvonne on 890151 or Paula 890306. Yvonne and Paula will cease to arrange Ladies Group after the May meeting. If you would like to help run the group please speak to them to find out what is involved.

BUCKWORTH BROWSERS The next meetings of the Book Club will be held on Weds 4 April, 2 & 30 May, 7.30pm in the Cricket Club. We look forward to more light hearted meetings and interesting speakers in 2012 with the promise of a famous Cambridge author coming to speak to us. Meetings are fun with lively discussions on literature including the “odd” favourite poem; also book and magazine swaps. We have a variety of book types over the coming months (everyone reads at their own speed, there is no pressure to finish a book by a certain date). If you would like further information about the club contact me on 890982 or just come along to the meeting. The library van still comes once a month on the first Thursday in the month at 2.40pm.

BUCKWORTH SOWERS & GROWERS The next meetings of the Gardening Club,
21 March ..GARDENER’S QUESTION TIME With Dick Tuplin local plants-man.
Non-members welcome ..... £3 to include a glass of wine. 18 Apr. 16 May, 13 June all at 7.30pm in the Cricket Club.
As with the Book Club, if you would like further information just come along to the meeting or contact me. Everyone is very welcome.
Don’t forget the Alconbury Show in September; we have to keep up last year’s success with many prizes finding their way to Buckworth. Do come and join us and grow your own.....large or small!

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THE CRICKET CLUB…Thanks once again to all who supported the Club’s recent events. Refurbishment work carries on. If you haven’t been in the club for a while it’s well worth a visit. Of course the running costs of the club are covered by the regular users who have been enjoying the new heating etc – the Sowers and Growers, Book Club, Parish Council, Ladies Group and those attending the bingo nights. The Supper Club has been very successful......... the perfect wind- down at the end of a busy week. If you would like to prepare food in your own home for the Supper Club once in a while please contact Yvonne.

Buckworth’s Got Talent on 14 January was a huge success with Amelia Broe winning once again closely followed by all the other acts.....and were they diverse? It’s great to see all age groups represented and having a good time...many thanks to Connie for keeping up the good work and all who helped and entertained.

The Cricket Club is available for private bookings..Contact Peter on 890058

Future Events
Friday 16 March Bar Open 8.30pm
Saturday 17 March Bar Open 7.00pm
Wednesday 21 March Sowers & Growers Gardener’s Question Time Everyone welcome....7.30pm
Friday 23 March Supper Club 7.30pm
Saturday 24 March Bar Open 7.00pm

Wednesday 28 March, Cricket Club
ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING 9pm
All members please do your best to attend this important meeting. If you haven’t yet paid your subscription for 2012 please do so ASAP.

BUCKWORTH ANNUAL ST GEORGE’S DAY SUPPER
MONDAY 23 APRIL 7PM
BOOK YOUR PLACE WITH MARGARET OR ELAINE
COLD BUFFET, QUIZZ, RAFFLE, GOOD COMPANY
ADULTS £12, CHILDREN £6
DONATIONS TO BUCKWORTH CHURCH RESTORATION FUND

ROYAL DIAMOND JUBILEE EVENT SUNDAY 3 JUNE ..


Join the Buckworth Celebration Party,.,, free to residents of the parish.

12.30 to 5pm and continue in the club afterwards.

Enjoy a hog roast with salad and pudding.

Refreshments including beer, wine, tea, squash.

Children’s Games and Crown Competition,

Adult Games,

Village photograph of the event.

Big Prize Draw (have you got your ticket yet from Margaret Warrener? You could be the big winner!) proceeds to Church Restoration)

Thanks to Mitchell Rickard for choosing Buckworth to do the community section of his Bronze Duke of Edinburgh’s Award. Mitchell has helped us paint the Church gates, railings, notice board and footpath information board. Cleaned the telephone box, swept the bus shelter and helped at the Christmas Bazaar. He has now finished off the tasks he was asked to do ......well done Mitchell we are very grateful for you