Winter Edition - (last updated 30/11/2012)

Winter 2012/13 BUCKWORTH BUGLE Editor.. Hazel Cooper 890982

What a busy year finishing off work in the tower and then all the fundraising. We should know this month how successful the application to English Heritage has been. If successful the work could take a number of years and put the Church out of action for a while. As soon as news is available a further report will be circulated. With thanks to Glyn Popeley for agreeing to project manage the scheme.

Special Church Services
Sunday 16 December, 3pm..Bring a torch & wrap up well!
Communion Monday 24 December 7pm
Midnight Service 11.30pm at Alconbury church

The fundraising has been amazing this year with St George’s Day, and the big Jubilee draw, the Amici concert, Harvest Supper and Trafalgar Night, cake stall at the Christmas Bazaar. So much goodwill and community enjoyment! Many, many thanks to all who contribute time and money to make these events so successful!
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.
. PARISH COUNCIL the next meeting will be held on Monday 14 January 2013. Agendas and minutes for all council meetings can be found on To contact the Council email or ring the Chairman on 890982 or Fiona Morrison the acting clerk on 890885 or any Council Member.
What a great success the Queen’s Jubilee turned out to be! The weather tried its best to spoil it but Buckworth can cope with rain, eat a hog roast play games, take a village photo and have a jolly good time no matter what. Many thanks to Chairman and Councillors for arranging such a memorable day!

LADIES GROUP continues to meet occasionally. The talks by Amanda Cox on her Olympic swimming were very enjoyable. The May fashion show was very successful as was the November one. The annual Christmas meal is on Tues 11 November. For further details contact Yvonne on 890151 or Paula 890306. 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 12 Dec‘12 & 9 Jan, 6 Feb 2013, 7.30pm in the Cricket Club. We look forward to more light hearted meetings and interesting speakers in 2013. 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, 23 January, no February meeting (I’m on holiday).
With Dick Tuplin local plants-man.Non-members welcome ..... £3 to include a glass of wine. 17 Apr., 15 May. All at 7.30 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.

-------------------------------------------------------------------- THE CRICKET CLUB…Thanks once again to all who supported the Club’s recent events. The use of the Club goes from strength to strength; the Sowers and Growers, Book Club, Parish Council, Ladies Group and now the Arts & Crafts and Yoga not forgetting the long-standing bingo nights. The Supper Club has been very successful......... the perfect wind- down at the end of a busy week. It even included St Andrew’s Night with traditional haggis! If you would like to prepare food in your own home for the Supper Club once in a while please contact Yvonne or Paula or Amanda. 896087
Tues. 11 Dec 7.15 pm Ladies Christmas Meal
Thursday 13 December 7.30 pm Yoga
Saturday 15 December 6.30 for 7 pm
Club Christmas Meal (all places sold)
Friday 21 December 8 pm Film Night – “It’s a Wonderful Life”
Saturday 22 Dec 8 pm Christmas Draw and Buffet
Monday 24 Dec 8 pm Christmas Eve – Bar Open
Tuesday 25 December Christmas Day – Bar Open (noon to 1.30 pm)
Monday 31 December 8 pm till late
New Year’s Eve Party
Friday 4 January 7 pm Supper Club
Saturday 5 January 8 pm Bingo
Wednesday 9 January 7.30 pm Buckworth Browsers
Friday 18 January 7 pm Supper Club
Saturday 19 January Buckworth’s Got Talent
Weds 23 January 7.30 pm Sowers and Growers
Friday 1 February 7 pm Supper Club
Don’t forget..your subs are now due!
The Cricket Club is available for private bookings..Contact Amanda on 896087

It is with regret that I report the death of Peter Fowler, a long time member of Buckworth Cricket Club. His larger than life character will be greatly missed. RIP