NEWS & DATES FOR YOUR DIARY
ALL SAINTS CHURCH
English Heritage has kindly offered some funding for repairs to the Church. Detailed surveys of the works needed are due to be carried out shortly, with a view to work starting next year. It is a huge undertaking and a lot of further fundraising will have to be done as the PCC has to find 20% of the cost of the works. Grants from other bodies have been applied for.
Special Church Services
EASTER DAY 11am Sunday 31 March
There is a walk between some of the parishes on Good Friday 29 March starting at 10am in Alconbury aiming to finish at 2.45pm Steeple Gidding. For further details Mary Jepp
. Church members are putting on a St George’s Day Supper AGAIN at the Cricket Club, 23 April...see BCC for further details. Don’t forget to buy your 100 Club Prize Draw Tickets in aid of Restoration Fund.
The Annual Concert this year is on Saturday 06 July With AMICI joining us once again with a good selection of music, song & food. 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.
PARISH COUNCIL the next meeting will be held on Monday 25 March in the Cricket Club. The Annual Parish Meeting & Annual Meeting of the Parish Council will be held in 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 6 MAY, 10am start at the bus shelter
LADIES GROUP no longer meets on a regular basis. Any meeting/event will be notified via Cricket Club news and posters. There will be a fashion show 14 May with our usual firm, lots of summer fashions for you. For further details contact Yvonne on 890151 or Paula 890306.
BUCKWORTH BROWSERS continue to meet on a monthly basis; new members include 2 from Alconbury who seem to enjoy our light hearted meetings with fun and 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.
Annual Book Day......there will be afternoon tea and the giving out of free books on SATURDAY 20 APRIL FROM 3.30PM at the Cricket Club all welcome!!
BUCKWORTH SOWERS & GROWERS
20 March 7.30pm
GARDENER’S QUESTION TIME
With Dick Tuplin local plants-man.
Non-members welcome ..... £3 to include refreshments.
As with the Book Club, if you would like further information just come along to the meeting or contact me. Everyone welcome.
Don’t forget the Alconbury Show in Sept; 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!
---------------------------------------------------------------- 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, decorations, blinds, chairs etc – the Sowers and Growers, Book Club, Parish Council, Ladies Group, those attending the bingo nights, craft club and yoga. 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 or Amanda.
The events in the Club are becoming too numerous to mention, all are listed in the newsletter and on the superb web site which is updated regularly www.buckworthcricketclub.co.uk you can even book Supper Club on the site!!! ** Craft Club 2pm Thurs. Yoga 7pm Thurs
Buckworth’s Got Talent in January was again a huge success with members of the Harding Family winning the adult section closely followed by the hilarious Buckers and the charmingly attractive Lady Agnes Ensemble. Helen Foster winning the junior section closely followed by just about all the children in the village singing or playing instruments or telling jokes or doing a conjuring act, what a talented village we have!! It is 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. Thanks to Amelia for opening the show.
The Cricket Club is available for private bookings **Further details..Contact Amanda on 896087
Wednesday 20 March Sowers & Growers Gardener’s Question Time Everyone welcome....7.30pm
Friday 22 March Supper Club 7.30pm
Saturday 23 March Bar Open 7.00pm
Wednesday 27 March 9pm, Buckworth Cricket Club ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING All members please do your best to attend this important meeting.
-------------------------------------------------- A Big Thank You to the officers and members of the current committee. This last year has seen so much effort put into the refurbishment of the building and the providing of entertainment, it is truly amazing.
“Newcomers” Amanda & Nic Cox have put in so much effort, carrying on the tradition of members who have given their time to help the Club survive. People in other villages cannot believe the number of social events we have on offer...the clubs and meetings, the general community spirit; we are very lucky to have so many people willing to be involved. We look forward to another year of that spirit continuing.
BUCKWORTH ANNUAL ST GEORGE’S DAY SUPPER TUESDAY 23 APRIL 7PM BOOK YOUR PLACE WITH MARGARET OR ELAINE GOOD FOOD, GOOD COMPANY, QUIZ, RAFFLE IN PLEASANT SURROUNDINGS! ADULTS £12, CHILDREN £6
Let’s hope there will be more to celebrate in 2013 , we enjoyed such a good Jubilee Year! Buckworth enjoys a good party!!
You may have noticed the tree planted on the grass verge by the telephone box? This tree and surround was given by the District Council to commemorate the Jubilee, it was planted by the Chairman and Vice Chairman of the Parish Council. A fitting end to our Jubilee celebrations!.
A more recent celebration......the birth of Maisie Hateley to proud parents Maggie and Neil.. How long before she’s ready for Buckworth’s Got Talent?
WELCOME NEWCOMERS IN HOLLY COTTAGE......... JUDY & BOB HART
Stop Press...... £750 grant awarded to Church Restoration Fund by Woolley Wind Farm company ....thanks to Don for his efforts.
All tickets for the 100 Club have now been sold, first draw to be made at the St George’s Supper; £500 already gone to the Restoration Fund....well done Margaret and Elaine! Good luck in the draw!
Well done to the” Red Nosers” who paid to” bake off” cakes and buns and then paid to eat them for Comic Relief!! Also Peter who had his beard shaved off, big thank you to him and the sponsors who gave so much money! To date the amount raised is heading towards £250. The St Patrick’s Lunch was a great success too!
Just announced Spring Fayre/Car-boot
11 May to book your stall contact Amanda/Yvonne