Have a fright free Halloween

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Have a fright-free Halloween

Halloween is a night of innocent fun for many youngsters, but for elderly or vulnerable residents, it can be distressing and frightening.

To help make the 31 October trick or treat celebration enjoyable for everyone, Thames Valley Police is working with Chiltern District Council and South Bucks District Council’s Joint Community Safety Team to encourage residents to display posters in their front windows to indicate whether or not they welcome Halloween callers.

The posters show either a smiley Halloween image to indicate trick or treaters are welcome, or a sad face to indicate callers should not knock on that door. Posters can be picked up free of charge from Chiltern District Council Offices, King George V Road in Amersham, HP6 5AW or South Bucks District Council Offices, Capswood, Oxford Road in Denham, UB9 4LH, or you can download one at: www.chiltern.gov.uk/halloween or www.southbucks.gov.uk/halloween.

Residents without access to a printer can request posters by calling 01494 586535.

People planning to go trick or treating are asked to look out for the posters and be considerate of others. Tricks like throwing eggs, graffiti, or other vandalism will be treated as criminal damage and the police will prosecute anyone found breaking the law.

Trick or treating has become a tradition which many householders are only too happy to be part of. For some, however, it can be a truly upsetting and very frightening time. These simple posters give a clear message as to whether the resident is prepared to join in the Halloween fun or not.

Extra police will be on duty during the Halloween period to ensure that inappropriate behaviour is challenged and resolved. Anti-social behaviour will not be tolerated at any time of year. Anyone affected by the few individuals who use trick or treating as an excuse to commit antisocial behaviour can report it to Thames Valley Police on 101. In an emergency, or if a crime is in progress, call 999.

If you are concerned about Halloween, the advice is:

· Don’t open your door if you’re unsure who is there. Use your spy-hole or look out of a window, and use your door chain if you do decide to open your door.

· Have a contact number of a close relative or good neighbour to hand by your telephone in case you need to phone them.

· If you are part of a Neighbourhood Watch scheme, let your coordinator know you will be on your own at Halloween. If you are a coordinator, please identity people in your scheme that may be vulnerable and offer them reassurance.

Stay Safe This Winter

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This time of the year when the clocks have gone back means homes are in darkness early in the afternoon – a gift for opportunist burglars.

To avoid becoming a victim of burglary, Chiltern District Council and South Bucks District Council’s Joint Community Safety team is encouraging householders to take some simple steps to protect their home:

• Use a timer switch to turn on lights and a radio to give the impression someone is home
• Keep valuables, and other electronic equipment such as iPads out of sight
• Security mark valuables with a UV pen and register them with www.immobilise.com
• Double lock UPVC doors or use dead locks on solid doors. Keep all spare keys, including car keys, away from the front door out of sight to avoid them being ‘fished’ through the letter box
• Keep windows locked with the key and keep it out of sight
• Don’t leave packaging of expensive items purchased on view as an advertisement to thieves
• If you intend to go away over the holiday period, ask a neighbour to park on your drive to make your home look occupied and do the same for others.

Neighbourhood Police Officers will be patrolling in residential areas and, if they believe a property is at risk of being burgled, they will pop a ‘Here’s a bright idea’ card through the door along with contact details for further crime prevention advice.

Residents can follow their local police and pick up security advice from Twitter at: @TVP_ChiltSBucks . For regular updates on crime and disorder in your area you can sign up to Thames Valley Alert .
You can also contact Chiltern District Council and South Bucks District Council’s Joint Community Safety team on 01494 586535 and for further crime reduction advice you can visit:

https://www.thamesvalley.police.uk/advice/ www.chiltern.gov.uk/crimereduction or www.southbucks.gov.uk/crimereduction or follow us on Twitter @csafetycdcsbdc

Safe Place Scheme Launch – 6th October – Burnham Library

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People sometimes need a safe haven when out in the community. The ‘Safe Place’ scheme provides suitable venues, such as local shops and restaurants, where they can go and a telephone call can be made to someone they trust.

We are reaching out to shops, business and individuals who wish to join the scheme or come along to find out more information.

We also welcome those who are already part of the scheme.

FREE tea, coffee, soft drinks and cake are available.

Pop along to find out more information.
Friday 6 October

11am – 1pm

at Burnham Library

Windsor Lane, SL1 7HR

If wish to attend please email: communitysafety@southbucks.gov.uk
What is a safe place scheme?
Working together for a safer Chiltern and South Bucks

Burnham Youth Centre – AGM

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27th SEPTEMBER 2017
AT 19.30 PM

RSVP to burnhamyouthcentre@outlook.com

Squirrels Health Shop – Product Launch

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Squirrels Health Shop will be launching a new range of Health Drinks at 11am Today (Saturday 2nd Sept 2017)

There are free tastings, and you can order a taster.


Burnham Foundation AGM – 13 September

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The Burnham, Foundation will be holding their AGM at Burnham Library on the 13th of September. There will be refreshments from 19.00 and the meeting will start at 19.30.

The guest speaker will be Pal Mitchell, Paul is a very good designer and photographer who has his office in Burnham High Street and he will also be displaying some of his portfolio on the evening.

Help the Heroes – Family Fun Day 26th August – Burnham Football Club

Help the Heroes – Family Fun Day 26th August – Burnham Football Club

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Burnham Football Club SL1 8JG is Hosting an Amazing Family Fun Filled day at the Club On Sat 26th AUG 17

Gates open 1pm. On behalf of Help The Heroes.

The idea has been organized by The Club

There will be Displays by the Army and Air force, including the Fire service, plus Police. Loads of Fun Fair rides, Market stalls, face painting, Live fund raising auction. a league home football game. plus some special local famous sporting personalities. plus a disco to finish off the night.

It is worth bringing your family for a very special wonderful day. Tickets can be purchased on the day or from our club during working hours

Adults £5 Under 16s Free

For all Info Call 07440146946 / 07552419661 / 07821201895

Would you like to sell your products at our event All Types of stalls considered Tel: 07440146946

Friends of Burnham Library Presents – MRS OSCAR WILDE

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Friends of Burnham Library Presents – Mrs Oscar Wilde

22nd September 2017 – Buffet and Wine from 7pm
Burnham Library, Windsor Lane, SL1 7HR
Tickets £12 (£10 for Friends of Burnham Library)

Constance Lloyd is rarely remembered in literary history. A feminist, a writer and a mother, she is rather remembered as the wife of one of the most infamous Victorians – Oscar Wilde.
From her childhood days suffering at the hands of her abusive mother to blossoming into a young woman of society, Constance’s story is intriguing and varied. She had her own income, she brought up her two small children almost single-handedly and was one of the most well-known faces and names among the celebrities of London in the late 1800s.

Mrs. Oscar Wilde is a presentation of her life, told using excerpts of accounts in her own hand in letters to those she knew and loved, revealing a wit that rivalled Oscar’s himself, a sense of humour dry and winning and a sense of self that will have every audience member rooting for the tragic heroine from beginning to end.

Lexi Wolfe is an award winning actor, writer and director who has appeared on Stage, Television and even in “Star Wars”!

She wrote her one woman play “Mrs Oscar Wilde” and has produced it at many theatre festivals around the country, receiving very positive reviews (See http://buxton.fringeguru.com/reviews/buxton-2016/mrs-oscar-wilde)

“Intimate and intelligent, compelling and compassionate, Lexi Wolfe’s lyrical homage to a champion of women’s causes, artist and political activist, she justly revises and reinstates Constance Lloyd’s identity as much more than just the stigmatised victim of circumstances: being remembered as just Mrs. Oscar Wilde is not enough.” (John Kennedy – The Hubs Review – July 2017)

She was awarded the Gold award as Best Actress in the International Independent Film Awards 2016

Bush Crafts Sessions

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Bush Craft Sessions – Learn Survival Skills and Explore With Us!
Location: Littleworth Common Woodland, Burnham
The session is available to under 7’s (older siblings welcome) and will run from 4:30pm – 5:30pm on 24th August and 31st August.

Join us for these two sessions in the woods, each one will be different! We will be learning about the woodlands, fire lighting, building shelters, cooking over the campfire, and lots more.

Topics will be run so that parents and guardians participate, with the expectation that they are actively involved, and assist with their children’s learning and safety.

Parents and or guardians are to stay for the duration of the session and be responsible for the children in their care. Please come appropriately dressed, considering both the weather conditions and the location. Suitable clothing includes jumpers, coats, and wellies. Booking in advance is required, please see below. To book tickets, please click on this link: https://events.ticketbooth.eu/event/bush-craft-sessions—burnham-under-7s

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