Wooburn Fete on The Green from 12 – 4pm
Our advertising rates have not gone up this year, so get your advert booked in at 2016 prices – £20 per month or 6 months for the price of 5.
Ads are shared all over facebook, twitter & in our advertising gallery along with being placed in the Business Directory pages.
Quick note to let you know the Events Diary is filling up for the next couple of weeks.
If you have an event you would like to list, please get in touch.
After the success of last year’s ghost story series leading up to Halloween, I would be grateful if you would send in any stories / tales / spooky history that you have heard or even seen for yourself, but It does need to be related to our local area. You can email me at email@example.com
If you would like to take a look at last years stories, please go to “Articles of Local Interest” & then click on “Local Hauntings”.
Look forward to hearing from you….
Hospitals need to make sure that there is a good supply of all blood groups and blood types to treat all types of conditions. By giving blood, every donor helps meet the challenge of providing life-saving blood whenever and wherever it is needed.
If you can help with the supply needed, please pop into one of these local venues over the next few weeks.
13th October 2016 between 12:40-15:30 & 16:45-19:30 at St Dunstan’s Church Hall, Wakeman Road, Bourne End, Buckinghamshire.SL8 5AR
4th November 2016 between 12:40-15:30 & 16:45-19:45 at – Pinder Hall, Lower Road, Cookham, Maidenhead., BerksSL6 9EH
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).
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
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.
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 email@example.com
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!
At Bourne End Community Centre tonight, Ken will be giving an illustrated talk on the history of the River Thames – From Spade Oak to Cookham Bridge. There will be the opportunity to ask questions at the end & if you have any items of interest, please bring them down.
Last year Ken’s talk on the history of the local pubs was hugely successful & I’m sure this will be too. So, if you would like to learn about the history of your village, this is a talk full of facts & interesting information.
I am planning on adding a memorial page to the website, a place to share the life stories of our beloved family, friends & neighbours who have sadly passed. There is no time limit so if you lost a loved one recently, 5 years ago or 15 years ago, please still send in their story.
If would like to share your memories or tell their story, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org ….. thankyou, Kaye.