White Ribbon Day – 25th November

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November 25 is White Ribbon Day – an annual national campaign against domestic violence.
Your Community Safety Partnership is once again supporting the campaign encouraging residents, especially men to wear a white ribbon as a visible pledge never to commit, condone or remain silent about violence against women.

From Monday 20th November through to Friday 24th November, white ribbons and information will be available in the reception area of Chiltern District Council Offices in Amersham and South Bucks District Council offices in Denham.

If you are affected by domestic abuse – whether you are a man or a woman – or you are concerned for someone else, a directory of support services is available on both councils’ websites at http://www.chiltern.gov.uk/domesticviolence or www.southbucks.gov.uk/domesticviolence

In an emergency always call 999

Take a stand against violence towards women and make the white ribbon pledge.

Drama Showcase IV – Burnham Library

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The Friends of Burnham Library with Slough Writers are delighted to present Drama Showcase IV on both Friday and Saturday 27th and 28th October 2017 in our “Library Theatre” commencing at 7.30pm.

We are very grateful for the continued support that Slough Writers with their talented playwrights and actors give us, having been working now for some nine months, developing the plays specially for this event.

This year, following the sell-out last year, we are presenting on two nights and there will be five one act Plays on the stage, which test the characters to the limit, asking “How do they cope?”

Doors open at 7.00pm on both days. We will be serving our customary and much praised buffet with wine and soft drinks in the interval, mid -performance. The Buffet is included in the ticket price, so is excellent value, no need to eat beforehand!

Tickets are priced at £12 (£10 for Friends of the Library Members) and are available from Library Reception or online at www.friendsofburnhamlibrary.org

We hope that you will support the event and have an enjoyable evening at the same time. The funds we raise are used to support the many activities in the Library and in the last year we have spent large sums on books and equipment, made a major contribution to the repair of the massive damage caused by a thief and funded the Children’s Summer reading Challenge, for which a record 250 signed up and 184 completed. The “graduation” party this last week had to be seen!

Community Challenge Cheese and Wine Quiz Night

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The Rotary Club of Burnham Beeches will be holding a Community Challenge Cheese & Wine night on the 21st of October from 7:30pm at Caldicott School, Crown Lane, Farnham Royal, SL2 3SL

Doors open at 7pm with the quiz starting at 7:30pm

Tickets are priced at £9 each with team tables of up t 8 people available.

For more information contact Mark Thomas at the Rotary Club of Burnham Beeches on 01628 667974

Thursday 19th October is International Credit Union Day

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Thursday October 19th 2017 is International Credit Union Day which celebrates the great work that credit unions are doing around the world.

This year’s theme is ‘Dreams Thrive Here’ celebrating how credit unions can help make different professions, personal choices and career paths real. So if you have a dream that you want to turn into reality, why not contact the local credit union for Chiltern and South Bucks, M for Money Credit Union, on: 020 8756 3866 or email admin@m4mcu.org. The credit union is also a way of seeing your savings help others while still making interest.

Last year’s M for Money’s dividend to savers was 1.5%. For further information visit WWW.m4mcu.org

Today, there are 57,000 credit unions in 105 countries, providing 217 million members access to affordable financial services and offering an alternative to loan sharks and high interest money-lenders. In Ireland, more than 70% of the population belongs to a credit union. In America and Canada the figure is around 43%. Credit unions are also growing fast in the UK, Eastern Europe, and parts of South America, Africa and the Far East.

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

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