Page 1 - Ickford Informer Newsletter Summer Issue June 2021
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                                                                                                         Summer 2021

                                       The latest village news and events, delivered to your door
         have already held two services at St.  SEVEN  GATES
         St. Nicholas Church Update
         We are at last emerging out of
         lockdown and, at the time of writing,

         Nicholas. We are still required to wear
         masks, sanitise our hands, socially
         distance and sign in under Track-and-
         Trace. Our services are required to be   INSTALLEDand
         short and we can sing hymns quietly.
         Services at 10:00am. The third Sunday  another four still to go
           Until the end of July services
         are back to the monthly pattern. The
         first two Sundays are lay-led Praise

         is Holy Communion at 9:00am and
         the fourth Sunday is Holy Communion
         at 10:00am. Please check with the
         noticeboards outside the shop and
         opposite the porch in the churchyard.
           In August the United Benefice
         service of Holy Communion is at St.
         Nicholas on 22  August at 10:00am.
         Activities have started resuming:
         Monday 7  June,
          Prayer Group in the church at 1:45pm.
         Tuesday 8  June,
          Rendezvous, coffeeshop. 10:30am.
         Friday 11  June,
          Little Stars, Toddler Group, 10:00am.
         Puppet Club commences again in
          September, new members are
          welcome. Contact: Anita, 339952
          or Meryl, 339608. Look for posters
          around the village nearer the time.
         Bell Ringing, If you are interested?
          Contact: Brian Woodham, 339683.
         Churchyard,  Can you spare time
         during the growing season to mow the
         grass in the churchyard? It would be   L-R: Bill Piers, North Bucks rRIPPLE Co-ordinator, Jerry Michell, Peter Smith, Keith Wheeler-Cherry and Derek Holland
         much appreciated if you could as ‘many
         hands make light work’, and it is an   S A LONG STANDING MEMBER OF ‘THE RAMBLERS’ I have been acting
         excellent way of keeping fit!  Contact:  A as Path Checker for Ickford and Shabbington for the past four years.
         Garry 338807 or Michael 339952.
         The Garden Fete is to be held on   Problems with footpaths are reported to   a confusing mix between the landowner
         Saturday 4 September at 2:00pm at   ‘The Rights of Way Operations’ team at   and BC and, since funding is limited,
         The Old Rectory, courtesy of Chris and
         Irene Sandham. Please put this in your   Buckinghamshire Council (BC) online by   progress in achieving improvements is
         diary as the church really needs your   going to:                        often slow. Despite this I have achieved
         support in its recovery after Covid-19. v                                a few successes locally with BC having
            IN THIS ISSUE             aspx                                        replaced three footbridges in Ickford in
                                                                                  the past couple of years.
          • Ickford School John Ronane  3  and I would encourage everybody to do
          • Ickford Village Show  4   this as the more noise we make the better.   These are located on the footpath
          • Village Hall Update  4                                                between the Rising Sun and
          • Neighbourhood Plan Update  5  The online system has a very user-friendly   Worminghall and two footbridges on
          • Ickford Pre-School   5    mapping system making it simple to identify
          • Ickford Parish Council  6  the path, report problems and upload       the path heading north towards Oakley
          • Nature Notes         8                                                (turn left at the T junction at the top
          • Deanfield & Turnfield Update  9  supporting photographs, etc.         of Worminghall Road head towards
          • Book Reviews        10
          • Ickford Tug-of-War  10    Responsibility for maintaining footpaths and   Worminghall and the path is on the right
                                      associated gates, stiles, footbridges etc., is   after about 200m).

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