If you have the time to spare, volunteer work is very satisfying & whatever skills you may have will always be valuable & helpful to someone.
I worked as a volunteer counsellor for over 4 years, seeing up to 8 clients per week. Some of these clients only needed help for a few weeks & some for much longer. Imagine the difference that having access to the right help has made to the people involved.
If you feel this is the right path for you, think of the ways you could help & then contact local companies or charities for details on how to sign up.
Meanwhile, here are a few positions you could consider:
Bourne End Junior Sports Club ~ Contact the BEJSC office – 01628 528110
St. Dunstan’s Church, Bourne End ~ Help needed between 7th November & 16th December – Charity Christmas Card Organiser.
Bourne End Community Library ~ Events Manager – Contact Inka D’Agostino by emailing – firstname.lastname@example.org or popping into the library.
Wye Valley Volunteers ~ A number of different roles are required. For more details call 01628 521027 or pop into the Community Volunteer Office, Wakeman Road (to the left of the Community Centre).
Wooburn Narkovians Cricket Club celebrate their 80th Anniversary this year, so to mark this occasion Karen Savage has written a book entitled “Up Narkover”.
The story of cricket in Wooburn starts with the Gilbey family who lived in Wooburn House and the formation of Wooburn Narkovians Cricket Club in 1936. Find out how the Narkovians got their unusual name & other interesting facts about your local cricket club.
The book containing over 200 full colour pages, contains 8 decades of history as well as facts and figures along with many interesting photos.
The book is an ideal read for cricket lovers and locals alike & is priced at £15, with all profits going to WNCC.
To obtain your copy contact the author Karen Savage on 01628 529216 or email: email@example.com
Take a look at the updated events calendar, new activities listed this morning for both children & adults.
Anyone is welcome to attend the meeting so please do come along and get involved. However, please be aware that the aim of this meeting is to be productive, share (public) information and to hopefully get more people to actively join in the campaign. We are limited on time and space so won’t be able to spend too much time just loudly discussing how much we individually are upset about it. We know none of us are happy about the proposal but now is the time to focus on fighting it.
For the meeting I am looking for the following volunteers.
– Someone with PA or secretarial skills who will be able to take minutes
– Someone who will have attended the 8th July meeting who is confident to speak and share to the rest of the people at the meeting
– People who are going to be willing to put themselves forward to join the liaison group. We are looking for professionals and experienced persons in all sorts of fields including lawyers, Drs, teachers, environmental fields, planning consultants, fundraisers and many many more.
Sounds like there is going to be a good turn out so please try to arrive promptly and if we run short of chairs please offer to those that need them most. Thank you all and look forward to seeing you there, Penny Drayton.
As we are now coming up to the school summer break, taking a look at the RNLI website with your children could be one of the best things you ever do.
Living by the Thames & the Wye, we often spend time by the water… taking a walk, making use of the local waterside pubs or taking a trip on a boat & for these reasons we all need to be informed of what to do should someone fall in the river.
The website helps you to think & learn about situations that could occur & what to do if you find yourself in water or see someone else in trouble. The website offers lots of tips & advice at http://www.rnli.org/respectthewater
After the bombshell that there is a possibility of not only building on Slate Meadow, but a section of Hollands Farm too, a Facebook group has been set up to try & find out more information, discuss & fight the planning applications.
Please take time to join the group named “Don’t Destroy Bourne End” & support our community.
For more dates, check the Events Calendar.
Click on the link below…
The festival is on 8th, 9th & 10th July at The Great Tew Park, Oxfordshire. A great line up with lots of room for camping along with kids zone, poetry corner & comedy stage.
For tickets, go to www.theticketfactory.com/bookingsdirect/online/tickets/festivals/cornbury-music-festival
Dave Henwood has kindly sent in this article on his visit to Bourne End during Bourne End Week.
As many of you will already know, Dave travels back here from Wiltshire on a regular basis & often shares his stunning, local photos with the Facebook community. He has a huge catalogue of pictures capturing the beauty & change that creeps in with time. Those of you who follow his trips will be aware that the railways are his passion & I was very lucky recently, to receive a sneak preview of his book, “Life On The Railway”. As soon as I hear that the book is on sale, I will let you all know.
Bourne End Week – (Colour and Confidence make the Bourne End Regatta)
This is a valuable website if you are out & about with your dog this summer… Food, drinks & your faithful furry friend.
Last week I received an email from a family who had moved to New Zealand a few years ago. They were very familiar with the area & had been trying to locate a certain person in order to get back in touch. They were saddened to read on The Village Journal that this person had in fact passed away last year. With this in mind, I have decided to add a Memorial page but of course, need your help with the details.
If you feel you would like your loved ones to be included in this, please would you be kind enough to send in a short bio & photo of you family member or friend….. It doesn’t have to be a recent passing,
I have made a start but your help would be greatly appreciated, thank you in advance, Kaye.
Email Kaye at firstname.lastname@example.org
Weather permitting, you can visit a craft fair & have an excellent pub lunch all at the same venue.
The Falcon in Watery Lane will be hosting this event on 4th June from 11am. If you would like to book a table then call 01628 522752 for more details.
Take a look at the Events Calendar for recently added activities & events. Whether you want a wedding fair, singles night or join a charity walk, there is a good selection of activities coming up!