Page 1 - Ickford Informer Newsletter - September 2021
P. 1            Autumn 2021

       Your Parish Church, St Nicholas
       We were pleased to resume services
       for a few weeks in July before the
       summer break in August. We were
       able to worship each Sunday in
       turn at one of the other churches in
       the Benefice so there was always
       somewhere to go to church for those
       who wanted to. Services resumed
       at St Nicholas in September
       following the usual monthly pattern,
       displayed on our noticeboards in the
       churchyard and outside the shop.
       Our services are still short, and
       masks are required, but we can now
       sing! In August we enjoyed a Musical
       Soiree at Little Ickford Farm which
       was wonderful, and ran the teas at
       the Ickford Show, which was also
       a great success and raised much
       needed funds for the church.
       The Church Fête was held on
       September 4 , with several new
       innovations and a great afternoon
       out for families. It was both a social   CGI image of the Deanfild Park development in Ickford from the air.
       success for the village and a good
       fundraiser for the church as we have
       not been able to hold a fête for two   A SIGNIFICANT
       years due to the Pandemic.
       The Harvest Festival came hot on
       the heels of the Fête, enabling us
       to enjoy the flower arrangements
       in church and to have a bring and   DEVELOPMENT
       share lunch afterwards.
       Rendezvous and Little Stars began
       and was welcomed by many people.  IS BEING UNDERTAKEN BY DEANFIELD HOMES
       again at the beginning of September,
       Sometime later in October we hope   ND WILL FEATURE 66 NEW HOMES CONSISTING OF 20 affordable 1, 2 and
       to start Puppet Club again – watch
       out for news of this.        A 3 bed homes and 46 private 2, 3, and 4 bed homes. Deanfield Homes
                                    have partnered with the Vale of Aylesbury Housing Trust for the delivery of
       Newcomers to the village will find a
       warm welcome at St Nicholas at our   the affordable homes.
       services, or our social events. Why
       not come along and see.     v  When completed, the development will      With regards to the financial
                                    have publicly accessible open space and an   contributions made, the final decision
          IN THIS ISSUE             equipped children’s play area. In addition,   regarding the exact use of these funds
                                    financial contributions of over £1,000,000   rests with the District and County
       • Section 106 Funding Grant  2  have recently been paid to the District and   Councils.
       • Friends of St Nicholas Church  3  County Council towards the following:
       • Deanfield Update     3                                                 We understand the Parish Council are
       • Local Community Boards  4  • The provision of an additional classroom at   in discussions with the County and
       • Ickford Pre-School   5       Ickford Primary School.                   the District in respect of the Sport
       • Ickford Parish Council  6  • The provision of an additional classroom at
       • Nature Notes         8       Waddesdon C of E School.                  and Leisure contributions and we have
       • Ickford Village Show  9    • Enhancement of sport and leisure facilities   advised the Parish that Deanfield Homes
       • Local Village contacts  9    within the village.                       will help where at all possible to ensure
       • Book Reviews        10     • Enhancement of the existing bus service   the financial contributions are put to good
                                      serving the village.                      use as soon as possible.                       1                                        September 2021
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