BECCMARK April Newsletter from Alison Smith
By the time you are reading this, we will have changed the clocks and the evenings will be lighter, spring flowers are making a welcome appearance and I’ve just spotted a large bumble bee and colourful butterfly in my garden Read more…
Take a look at the updated events calendar, new activities listed this morning for both children & adults.
For more dates, check the Events Calendar.
Watching the weather & the forecast for Wednesday is 34º but apparently we have had temperatures of 37.1º in the past – What have you planned for the hottest day? …I think i’ll be mainly sat with the freezer door open & a fan blowing!
This is a report from the Met Office after temperatures hit a high in 1990.
Hot spell August 1990
At the beginning of August 1990 there was a widespread hot spell, during which a new UK temperature record was set
A maximum of 37.1 °C was measured at Cheltenham on the 3rd, beating the record of 36.7 °C set at Raunds (Northamptonshire), Epsom (Surrey) and Canterbury (Kent) on 9 August 1911. Temperatures exceeded 32 °C over large areas of southern, central and eastern England and east Wales from the 1st to 4th, peaking on the 3rd with over 35 °C recorded in several large swathes of England.
Today is a very busy day for fetes, fairs & sales.
If you have checked the events calendar will you see that we are spoilt for choice today but if you plan it wisely you can enjoy some time at each of them.
I popped down to the Community Centre earlier & met some lovely people selling a variety of goodies. There is also a BBQ, live music & a visit from Dominic Grieve MP. Here are some photos from earlier on.
We have had some lovely local events lately including the Glorianna passing through Bourne End for the Magna Carta celebrations.
Tuesday was the opening of Cafe Thames in Oakfield Road, a much needed addition to the community in my opinion & on Tuesday evening, The Bounty played host to some Morris Dancing. (Thank you to Anne Jirsch for these amusing Morris Dancers!)
The annual Hedsor Club, Classic Car Show was a popular day out on Sunday with some beautiful photos being taken. An impressive variety of both British & American Classic cars were on display along with music, stalls & of course the Club bar.
On Thursday evening (25th June), Bourne End & Cookham and Langley & Iver Rotaracts are holding a fancy dress, Movie Quiz starting at 7.30pm at Burnham Park Hall. There are some fantastic raffle prizes including a boat trip, afternoon tea at the Compleat Angler, Odds Farm tickets, personal training, Tour of Pinewood Studios.
This weekend is the Bourne End Village Fete from 10am til 2pm at the Community Centre. There will be a BBQ, stalls, tombola & the Wakeman Road car park will be FREE! On the same day, the Riverside Fair, Riversdale is on from 12 til 4pm so you can visit both!
And coming up we have the Teddybear Parachute Jump at St. Paul’s Church on Sunday 28th June, Henley Royal Regatta starting 1st July & the Bourne End Sewing Bee on 23rd July.
Make sure you check the events calendar on a regular basis to avoid missing any of our wonderful local events.
As we approach the end of the first month since the launch of the website, feedback has suggested that this has been a welcomed addition to the on-line community. It has been quite an exciting month & the support of all who have seen the website has been wonderful. Thank you to all have sent in events for the calendar, photos, personal profiles & articles. I hope you continue to enjoy the site & look forward to receiving those profiles from people who agreed to introduce themselves to the community on “Meet the Locals”! Please don’t forget that you can send in any news, events (happy or sad) or photos.
Thank you once again, you are all fab!
I have just been updating the events calendar both on here & on Facebook & thought it would be useful to mention that Laura Manning’s FB group, Bourne End Community Events & Activities Group has a good constant flow of a variety of things to get involved in. Here is her description of the group –
Welcome to this local Community Events and Activities Group covering Bourne End Bucks and now also Wooburn Green and Flackwell Heath. I hope that it can become a platform to let people know about local events and also to get feedback from people as to what events they would like to see happening in Bourne End, Wooburn and Flackwell Heath!
We have great facilities including Community Centres ,Church Halls, Social Clubs and a British Legion & Pubs that need supporting & need to be used to their full potential – do others agree ? disagree? What events would you like to see held locally? I hope you will join me on here.
Laura is also looking for help for the Community Centre Village fete on 27th June. If you can help or would like to hold a stall / table, contact her via the FB group.