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Cryptic Crossword Book - Update

Many thanks for the support and interest I received.  We have raised £80 so far. I would like to reach £100 then I shall send a cheque to Medecins Sans Frontieres - or Doctors Without Borders!  Sorry I invented a new Organisation - Doctors Without Boarders - in the original version!  Slip of the finger!

Some copies of the Crossword book still waiting for owners. I thank everyone for the compliments received about the front cover - I have passed them on to the aforementioned grand-daughter.  Apologies for the letter count in some of the clues.  The next print run will set them to rights.

If you'd like a copy email me. richard_s_walmsley@hotmail.com
Richard Walmsley


Open Day
Sunday 28th April
2.00pm to 4.30pm

Crossleys (off Bowstridge Lane) HP8 4NQ
Children & adults welcome

10% discount for new members joining on the day

For more information visit :
https://clubspark.lta.org.uk/chalfontstgilestennisclub


Part time Vacancy

We are currently looking for a Negotiator/Administrator to help with our busy estate agency. The successful applicant will have excellent written and verbal English Language, be able to organise the office and have proficient computer and typing skills.

The ideal applicant will also carry out Estate agents’ duties and able to work Saturdays on a rota basis.

Please apply in writing to Sarah Cassidy to email:  sarah@placeresidential.com


Maypole Dancing

1st May At 6:45pm

On The Village Green
Please come to support the children of Chalfont St Giles Infant school.
We welcome everyone to join the fun. This has now become a tradition for May Day.


 


Councils call on Government to delay advanced HS2 works


Councils across Buckinghamshire are piling pressure on the Government to stop all current HS2 preparation work until the detailed design has been properly approved and full cost of the scheme made clear.

As part of the collective action, Aylesbury Vale and Chiltern District Councils have already debated and agreed a special motion at their full council meetings last week, calling on the Government to pause all current site work until the 'Notice to Proceed' has been approved. South Bucks District Council has also agreed to write to HS2 to express the same concerns.

And tomorrow (April 25), Buckinghamshire County Council will debate the same motion at their full council meeting.

As required by the Department of Transport, a Notice to Proceed should not be given until the management capability, affordability of contracts and robustness of the revised business case have all been fully proven and approved.

The early HS2 works are already causing devastation across the county from Calvert in the north, through Great Missenden and down into the Colne Valley. There are major utilities works, roadworks, ground investigation, vegetation removal and netting of hedgerows all happening now.  This is all in spite of it being widely reported that the official Notice to Proceed for the project has been pushed back towards the end of the year.

In a joint statement, Council Leaders said there was absolutely no justification why the County's residents should suffer significant disruption and long term environmental destruction while things remain so unclear.

They say it's massively disruptive to have HS2 contractors trampling all over the County doing preparatory work without the final scheme details even being known. Some of the current work is also extremely controversial and is creating significant issues locally. As a result, Councils also want HS2 Ltd to significantly improve the effectiveness of its community engagement with all those impacted by the line.

The Leaders add that if the Crossrail scheme is anything to go by, then it is clear that HS2 is definitely far from on time and on budget. As a result, the councils will be asking for a proper review to be undertaken before any further taxpayer funding is committed.


REGISTER TO VOTE NOW!

www.gov.uk/register-to-vote   

It’s so important, in a democracy, to vote whenever we can and whatever    our views.

The next elections in which we can all vote are the

European Parliamentary elections on 23 May 2019.

NB! DEADLINE to register is 7 MAY 2019

How do I register?

UK citizens

  • Register to vote when you turn 17; vote as soon as you are 18
  • The Electoral Commission says that 1/3 of people 18-34 are not registered to vote – don’t be one of them!
  • Register online - gov.uk/register-to-vote - it takes less than 5 mins.

Non-UK European Citizens

Or scan and send to: elections@chilternandsouthbucks.gov.uk

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Your Vote Matters! Use It - Don’t Lose It!


OFFICE SPACE NEEDED URGENTLY

We are a small friendly design consultant company looking for a new home locally.
Do you have an unused space that could be earning you money? Office Garden, Barn or other outbuilding?
If the space you have is larger than 400sqft then we could have the option to share the space with our partner company of bespoke carpentry.
It doesn’t have to be in perfect condition – we can refit the internal space if required.

Ideally for a minimum one year contract.
Size somewhere between 300 to 400sq ft (approx 30 to  40sq m) or bigger if this is an option.
Please contact Natalie on 07921 944173
Or email me at
nataliehemkes@outlook.com


 

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 News from Seer Green & Jordans

JORDANS VILLAGE
CENTENARY SPECIAL NEWSLETTER
April 2019

There's loads to view in the newsletter so it's been linked. Just click the graphic or https://mailchi.mp/5a77eace3629/jordans-village-centenary-newsletter-april2019?e=85ab87826c



Seer Green Eight O'Clock Club


Thursday May 9th at 8.0.pm ,Seer Green Baptist Church, Wood Pond Close, Seer Green, HP9 2XG
 'Life in a Nutshell' by John Tyler (Nature Conservationist). Everything illustrated would fit in a nutshell & live not far from your home. All welcome. £3 to include coffee/tea.


 

 

Regular Church Notices

Services at The Baptist Church www.lifeinseergreen.org

You are warmly welcomed to join us on Sunday mornings.

Sunday, 28th April
No service at the Baptist Church.

 

 

 

10.30 am   Village Service @ The Jubilee Hall, Seer Green.

This service is being organised jointly by Holy Trinity Church and SG Baptist Church.
The Guest Speaker is Alan West, a former professional footballer.
All Ages are Welcome (Children's Activities for 3-11s).

Services at Holy Trinity
www.seergreenandjordanscofe.org

Holy Trinity has some regular services, which are the same every week and some services which are different each week or special services and events. Our aim is to provide variety in our service styles.

Every Sunday 8-8.40am: Book of Common Prayer Communion Service. This is a traditional language service which is quiet and reflective. Suits the early risers!

Week commencing Sunday 28

Sunday 8am BCP Holy Communion- traditional language service.
10am Holy Trinity and Seer Green Baptist Church Joint Village Service with Village Voices Choir at the Jubilee Hall.  No 10am at Holy Trinity.
3.30pm Engage-new pop up church for families, Jordans Village Hall

Services in the Parish Church
www.chalfontstgilesparishchurch.com

Please join us for short morning prayers on Tuesday, Thursday and Friday mornings 9 – 9:20am, and Holy Communion on Wednesdays at 9:30am.

 

 

28 April Easter 2

8am Holy Communion (Book of Common Prayer)
10am St George’s Day service (Scouts section)
6:30pm Holy Communion—contemporary worship

 Deanway United Church

Jordans Quaker Meeting

www.quakers-chilterns-area.org.uk

Sundays: All welcome at Meeting for Worship held at 10.30am..

Every 2nd Sunday of the month: Tradecraft, Fairtrade products on sale at 11.30am.

Enquiries: 01494 876594

Amersham Spiritualist Centre


We meet on Friday nights at 7:30pm at the Village Hall in White Lion Road, Amersham Common. Directions.
We have a different medium each week who will connect you to your departed loved ones and demonstrate that your spirit never dies. See the What's On page on our web site for details of upcoming mediums.
At the start of the service, we have a brief spiritual healing and meditation session to help you wind-down from your busy week, ready for the weekend.
There is no specific charge for the service or for healing, but we are happy to receive your free-will donations during the service.
We are a friendly group who have been meeting in Amersham for 30 years and we look forward to giving you a warm welcome when you come to see us.
You can follow us on facebook by clicking this link.

 

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For Sale

Pair of curtains in excellent condition. Pencil pleated heading, fully lined, cream with modern floral motif in a burgundy complimentary colour. Would suit a 3.000 metre wide opening with a drop of 2.050 metres. 8 matching cushions also available. Can email photo if required.

£40.00
Call 07783 835570

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For Sale 

Two Panel Solid internal door 6ft 5inches tall, 2ft 6inches wide.
Painted with hinges but no other door furniture.
This door was removed to be replaced by a fire door in the Jordans Quaker Meeting House.
New replacement price is about £40, offers towards Quaker funds.
If interested, please call John on 01494 583484.

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For Sale 

Good quality Mothercare Cot, light beech wood finish
Occasional use for grandchildren but they are now too big!
Cot & mattress in good, clean condition
£15 ono - Call or text 07711 019887

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