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Jazz concert in aid of local charity helping cancer patients

If you love jazz and cream teas, plus you’d like to help local people affected by cancer and other serious conditions, you don’t want to miss our upcoming Garden Jazz with Tea in Chorleywood event this September.

Featuring the BSV Jazz Band, Paul Strickland Scanner Centre’s annual outdoor music event promises to be an enjoyable and relaxing outing for all the family.

The band were formed in 2006 and have an active membership of around 15 musicians playing a wide range of jazz and jazz inspired music. They have played at many events run by local and national charities and have supported Paul Strickland Scanner Centre since 2016.

Paul Strickland Scanner Centre is an independent medical charity at Mount Vernon Hospital which carries out monitoring and diagnosis of people with mainly cancer, but also other serious conditions using CT, MRI and PET-CT scanners as well as medical research. The charity has to raise money in order to continually update its scanning equipment and help make sure that patients receive the best possible care.

  • Garden Tea with Jazz in Chorleywood is taking place in Long Lane, Heronsgate, on Sunday 8th September from 2pm to 4.30pm. Tickets are £17.50  (£12 for under 12s). Book now by calling 01923 886315 or emailing appeals@stricklandscanner.org.uk – advance bookings only. Please bring your own picnic rug and chair.


Our Autumn Literary Festival is fast approaching!

Here is a sneak peak of our September events...

A Cloud a Day with Gavin Pretor-Pinney on Wednesday 4th September, 7pm at Chorleywood Library Lower Road Chorleywood WD3 5LB 

An evening with Sir Tim Waterstone on Thursday 5th September, 7pm at Chorleywood War Memorial Hall, Common Road, Chorleywood,WD3 5LN

An evening with Jo Brand Tuesday 10th September, 7pm at Barbirolli Hall, St Clement Danes School,WD3 6EW 

The Second Sleep with Robert Harris on Wednesday 11th September, 7pm at St Clement Danes School, WD3 6EW 

An evening with Jon Sopel on Friday 13th September, 7.30pm at Dr Challoner’s High School Cokes Lane Little Chalfont HP7 9QB

Dambusters raid with military historian Max Hastings on Thursday 19th September, 7pm at Barbirolli Hall, St Clement Danes School,
WD3 6EW 

The poetry of life with Gyles Brandreth on Friday 20th September, 7.30pm at Dr Challoner's (Girls) High School, HP7 9QB

Britain in the First World War with Simon Heffer on Monday 23rd September, 7pm at Chorleywood War Memorial Hall, WD3 5LN 

A chilling night with Louise Doughty on Wednesday 25th September, 7.45pm at Chorleywood Memorial Hall, WD3 5LN 

Wok On with Ching-He Huang on Monday 30th September, 7pm at Chorleywood War Memorial Hall, Common Road, Chorleywood, WD3 5LN 

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Be aware of the signs of FGM and help protect local girls

Did you know that unfortunately there tends to be a rise in cases of Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) at this time of year? The main reason is that girls can be made to go through the procedure before or during the school holidays so they can recover during the time away from school.

Female Genital Mutilation is illegal in the UK and we can all play a part in spotting the signs of this brutal form of abuse of girls and young women.

It’s important that people have the confidence to raise any fears they might have, particularly in communities where people may find it difficult to speak out.

Buckinghamshire Health and Wellbeing Board, alongside Thames Valley Police, the Safer and Stronger Bucks Partnership Board and the children and adult safeguarding boards want to reassure people that any concerns will be treated in the strictest of confidence and will be acted upon.

Common signs to be aware of at this time of year include:

·         A girl’s parents originating from an FGM practising country and she says she is going abroad for a prolonged period of time.

·         A girl referring to a ‘special procedure’ or ‘special occasion’ or ‘becoming a woman’

·         The girl and her family having a low level of integration into the local community  

Indicators a girl may have experienced FGM include:

·         showing signs of being in pain

·         having restricted movement, being off school,

·         taking a long time in the bathroom and toilet and

·         a reluctance to take part in physical activity.

Martin Tett, Chair of Buckinghamshire Health and Wellbeing Board said:

“This is not an easy topic to have to think about but it’s for the safety of girls in our communities that we have to confront it. I urge anyone, particularly people who work closely with children and girls to be vigilant for the signs of Female Genital Mutilation and to speak out about any concerns you might have. It’s an inhumane practice and it can cause severe problems and considerable pain – we all have a duty to be aware of the signs and to act to protect vulnerable and innocent young women and girls.”

Warren Whyte, Buckinghamshire County Council’s Cabinet Member for Children’s Services said:

I hope that by giving out this information that people feel more able to spot the signs of Female Genital Mutilation and know how to do something about it if they are worried about anyone. FGM is a horrific procedure, often performed by people with no medical training without using medical equipment or anaesthetic. It’s truly shocking and we want to do all we can to prevent any girls being subjected to this terrible ordeal.”

Detective Superintendent Nicholas John from Thames Valley Police said:

“FGM is a form of child abuse. There is no medical reason to carry out the procedure and it is dangerous and is a criminal offence in the UK. 

Anyone who reports any concerns can do so in a safe and confidential way. I especially urge anyone who works closely with girls and young women to make themselves aware of the signs of FGM and to know what to do if they have any suspicions.”

If you think a child is at risk of FGM you can report it to the Buckinghamshire Safeguarding Children Board. If you think a child is at immediate risk of FGM, for example, if she’s about to be taken out of the country, you can report your concerns to the police via the non-emergency number 101 or by dialling 999 in an emergency.

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