Royal Air Force Centenary Concert

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Burnham Royal Air Force Association are organising an event for the 100 years of the Formation of the Royal Air Force on Saturday 7 April 2018.

To celebrate this we are holding a Concert at Burnham Park Hall which will include the Royal Air Force Association’s Presidents Band, our local Pop Goes the Choir and a classical singer.

Air Marshal Sir Dusty Miller KCB will open the proceedings where he will talk about the history of the Royal Air Force which was formed on 1 April 1918.

We have also invited 7 local schools, including our local Ahmadiyya Muslim group to build an exhibition, depicting the Hundred Years of the Royal Air Force which will go on display in Burnham Park Hall during mid-March/April.

Friends of Burnham Library – The Story Teller – 2nd February 7pm – Burnham Library

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A Happy New Year from the Friends of Burnham Library.

Many people who came to our presentation of “Mrs Oscar Wilde” last September were impressed by our Actress and Writer, Lexi Wolfe and a lot of people said to me that we should get her back to do another show.

I am delighted to tell you that we have booked her for her new Show, The Storyteller” on Friday 2nd February at 7.00 for 8.00pm, with our buffet and wine to start with the performance from 8.00pm.

This is appropriate as it is National Storytelling Week and we will be arranging some other storytelling events in the Library especially for Children.

The write up of her show “ “Fascinated with campfire and bardic stories, especially those with a Pagan twist, she has created a relaxed show wherein she can share traditional stories as well as her own.
The stories will include:
The Birth of Sleipnir – The tale of how Odin’s legendary eight-legged horse came into being.
The Lady and The Knight – An a cappella song about love and the wrath of the old gods.
The Wise Woman’s Spell – When a young villager is confronted with unrequited love, he visits the local cunning woman to help resolve his problem.
The Two Brothers – When one brother loses his elder, he covers the earth in search of him.”

Lexi achieved the Commendation for Julian Battersby Young Playwright’s Award in 2014 for her One Act Play, Indiscretion, was nominated Best Supporting Actress at the Short Film Awards in New York City, 2015 and was nominated Best Female Actor at the Buxton Fringe with her debut performance of ‘Mrs. Oscar Wilde’.

Tickets costing £12 for Members of the Friends are £12 and £15 for standard tickets to include our much praised buffet and a glass of wine,

They are available from Library Reception or you can go online to www.friendsofburnhamlibrary.org and book online.

I do hope that you will support this unusual show and enjoy another excellent performance from Lexi.

Churches Together at Christmas

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Churches Together in Burnham wish you a Merry Christmas

The churches in and around Burnham have many different services this Christmas. Please do come along to any or all. You will be warmly welcomed.

Burnham Methodist Church
16th December, 6pm – ‘Blue Christmas’
A service especially for those who have experienced bereavement or just find Christmas a particularly difficult time.

20th December, 7pm – Carols in the Church Carpark
A joint activity between The Well @ Lent Rise and the Methodist Church.
24th December, 10.30am – Family Worship
25th December Christmas Day, 9.30am – Family Worship

One Life Church at Burnham Park Hall
17th December, 10.30am – Messy Christmas Celebration (2 hrs)
Suitable for children of all ages, there will be different Christmas themed crafts, a short celebration and lots of Christmas party for. Each child will also receive a small gift. Spaces are limited, so get in touch if you’d like to book a place for a child.
24th December, 11am – Little Christmas Service
Join us as we celebrate the gift of Jesus, God with us, in a fun and interactive way. We will also be giving away a Christmas hamper as part of our celebrations during this service!

Our Lady of Peace, Burnham
24th December, 6pm – Children’s Christmas Vigil Mass
24th December, 11.30pm – Carol Service followed by Midnight Mass
25th December – Christmas Day, 9.45am – Christmas Mass

St Mary’s Hitcham
17th December, 9am – Nativity Service
Led by our children and youth groups.
24th December, 10am – Christmas Family Communion Service
24th December, 5pm – Christingle Service
24th December, 11.30pm – Midnight Mass
Christmas Day, 10am – Christmas Family Service

St Nicolas’ Taplow
17th December, 6.30pm – Carol Service
24th December, 5pm – Crib Service with Nativity Play
24th December, 10pm – Midnight Mass (St Anne’s Dropmore)
24th December, 10am – Christmas Family Communion

St Peter’s, Burnham
17th December, 3pm – Crib Service
17th December, 6.30pm – Carol Service
24th December, 3pm & 5pm – Christingle Service
24th December, 11.30pm – Midnight Mass
Christmas Day, 8am & 10am – Christmas Holy Communion

United Reformed Church, Burnham
10th December, 10.30am – A Toy & Gift Service
17th December, 6.30pm – Carols by Candlelight
Christmas Day, 10am – A Short Christmas Day Family Service

Make property marking your New Year’s resolution

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Chiltern and South Bucks Community Safety Partnership is urging people to take a few minutes to security mark any valuables or high value gifts they may have received.

Many residents will have been lucky enough to have received gifts such as iPads, tablets, cameras, new games consoles and new bikes over the Christmas period, all of which are desirable to thieves. Marking property ensures it can be returned to its rightful owner in the event of it being recovered after a burglary. It also acts as a deterrent to thieves by making the items harder to sell on.

Property should be marked on the back or underneath with a postcode and house number using an ultra violet (UV) pen which are available in most DIY stores.

Larger items, such as bicycles or machinery can be security marked using CRE markers or bike marking labels. The bike label should be attached around the bike frame and your postcode and house number should be written on the label. Another way to security mark your property is CRE marking. Using the marker write your postcode and house number on the item and this can be made permanent by coating the markings with CREMARK’s specially formulated protective lacquer, for more information please visit: www.creproducts.co.uk

Using forensic marking products such as SmartWater and Selecta DNA are also a highly effective way to mark property. A liquid solution is applied giving items either a chemical or DNA code depending on the product used, which is unique to the owner. The solution cannot be seen by the naked eye and is incredibly difficult to remove. It glows under ultraviolet light, allowing the police to detect it.

Unfortunately Christmas offers a lot of opportunities for burglars, bikes and electronic items are worth a lot of money to opportunist thieves, but there are some simple steps people can take to reduce their chances of falling victim.

A few minutes spent marking your valuables and registering them on Immobilise.com is time well-spent. You stand a much better chance of getting your item back in the unfortunate event of it being lost or stolen.

If you would like a free UV pen or bike marking label email communitysafety@chiltern.gov.uk (please note pens are limited to one per household and subject to availability).

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Burnham Parish – Vice Chairman’s Walk – 27th December

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Come and join the Parish Council in burning off this year’s Christmas turkey on our annual Vice Chairman’s Walk! 

The walk will take place on 27th December with everyone meeting at 12:45pm in the car park of The Blackwood Arms, Common Lane, SL1 8PP, to set off at 1:00pm.

Unfortunately, it’s not the most access friendly route so please bare that in mind if you have any issues with mobility. However, we are hoping to carry out a review of the route to make it more inclusive for everyone in time for next year’s walk.

After the walk anyone who wishes can come back to the Blackwood Arms and enjoy a meal (at their own expense) with the Vice Chairman, Cllr Marie Hammon.

There is no need to notify the Parish Council beforehand if you intend on coming along, and everyone is welcome!

Please see the attached document for further information, including a map of the route.

Vice Chairman’s Walk – Attachment

Climbing Wall Nearly Ready

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Is that a new climbing wall we spot….

Improvement work at Stomping Ground Playground is wrapping up nicely. A huge thank you to our contractor Fenland Leisure Products for their hard work! Also, once again to Burnham Health Promotion Trust and Heart of Bucks for their generous donations.

Further improvements across our sites are being explored as part of the ongoing Parks & Playgrounds Regeneration scheme.

If you have any questions or ideas on how to enhance the sites even further, then please contact the Parish Council at office@burnhamparish.gov.uk.

Thank you for your patience.

The Village Store Donates to the BCA Minibus Fund

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Last week the BCA received £900 towards their minibus fund from The Village Store. There are posters up in store explaining how certain purchases in store will contribute to the BCA minibus fund. Tom Scharff received the cheque on behalf of BCA. Mike Holehouse drove the minibus into the village. The Maidenhead Advertiser came down and took pictures. There were also cheques from the Village Store for the Well at Lent Rise and the Lions.

Burnham FC New Years Party – 31st Dec

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Burnham FC Are organizing another Family New Year’s Party Bring your own snacks Open 8pm till late Adults £10 Kids £5 Dance to the disco and celebrate the New Year. Limited amount Of Tickets Book early. Tel 01628 668654 / 07440146946 Tickets available from club from 7am till 9pm also selected Shops in Burnham High Street

Improvement work at Stomping Playground has Begun!

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We would like to say a huge thank you to Burnham Health Promotion Trust and Heart of Bucks, whose generous donations allowed this work to take place.

If you have any further questions then feel free to contact the Parish Council at office@burnhamparish.gov.uk.

Thank you for your patience.

Burnham Parish Council

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