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New training for Bucks charities to help secure essential funding
Local charity Community Impact Bucks is running its first Fundraising Festival (4th-13th October 2022) to help charities and community groups in Buckinghamshire to secure essential funding as traditional sources of income are hit by increasing pressure on local government finances and household incomes.
The Festival series will cover four fundraising areas – In Memory and Legacy Fundraising, Trust and Foundation Fundraising, Corporate Fundraising, and Community and Event Fundraising– each of which offer huge amounts of opportunity but can be daunting especially for small charities.
The interactive training sessions are led by professionals who are experts in their chosen fundraising area, and are free for anyone (paid or unpaid) who raises money for a not-for-profit organisation in the county. For more information and to book, visit Virtual Fundraising Festival.
Book exchange at Wooburn Park
Due to the children's book baskets (pictured here) being stolen on 3 different occasions, we have had a new shelf installed at the bottom of our book exchange for small humans to be able to reach! We would therefore really appreciate any donations of children's books to fill this shelf ready for young readers. Any donations are welcome to be dropped off at PC HQ here on Town Lane.
Dedication of The Peace Garden
On behalf of the Rotary Club of Bourne End & Cookham, please visit Penny's Corner on the 24th September if you can to meet some 'local legends' hosting Ukrainian families and their guests, and to help promote peace around our communities.
Cost of Living Support
Countries around the world are facing rising goods and energy prices, inflation and cost of living pressures after the pandemic and Putin’s invasion of Ukraine.
We know people are worried so the government is offering help for households. See what cost of living support you could be eligible for.
Neighbourhood Development Plan news
The 6th Draft of the Neighbourhood Development Plan has now been completed, The next phase is its final submission to Buckinghamshire Council to be processed into law, we are still happy to answer any questions parishioners may have.
SAPPER'S FIELD SINKHOLE:
Although the field is still closed to the public Buckinghamshire Council have appointed a contractor (Soil Engineering) to fill in the sink hole. They will begin mobilising their equipment in late July/ early August. In advance of this, a site investigation commenced on the 18th July to gather data ahead of the main remediation work. At present, the works are planned to take 7 to 8 weeks to complete. More details of the reports can be found under the above News tab.
PLEASE NOTE : As a result of the timing of "going to press", the attached Parish Guide brochure, on page 13, mentions our previous MP's name. Our current MP is Joy Morrissey contactable via firstname.lastname@example.org
For local information on coronavirus (COVID-19) including what you can do to help and service area updates, please visit the Buckinghamshire Council website.
The government has removed remaining domestic restrictions in England. There are still steps you can take to reduce the risk of catching and spreading COVID-19:
Let fresh air in if meeting indoors, or meet outside
Consider wearing a face covering in crowded, enclosed spaces
Slate Meadow updates
BROOKBANK VERGE and WYE RIVER BANK - POTENTIAL CLOSURE
To save this verge from the Slate Meadow developers potentially closing it, we aim to register it (and its walkways) as a Public Right of Way. We asked for 50 or more of the residents who have used the space as a public right of way for a continuous period of 20 years or more, to complete Evidence Statements as part of our application to the Buckinghamshire Council.
We have received 82 forms back, showing the strength of support for the application which was signed by our Clerk and delivered to a Definitive Maps Officer in Aylesbury on 23rd August. We were advised that there is a queue of applications, so it could be a long time before ours is processed. However, we are asking for priority processing because of the circumstances.
Thank you to all who have taken the time to fill in forms, distribute to neighbours, collect them and deliver them to our Council Offices.