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Spring Newsletter from Princes Risborough School

Latest news from our secondary school, another bumper edition full of great stories!

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Concert at St Mary's Church - Ellesborough Silver Band

Charity Concert at St Mary's Church on Saturday 2nd June 7.30pm to 9.30pm
Hosted by Ellesborough Silver Band, this is a free event filled with an evening of live music.  In aid of Christian Aid and The Children's Society.

Proposed work along Mill Lane

Mill Lane Princes Risborough: Utilities Direct Ltd are undertaking reinforcement to water main to support local area supplies.

Full details can be found here on the duration of the work and possible disruptions.  

News from the Princes Centre

It has been a fairly quiet month and, as is inevitable, clients numbers have been rather changeable with some in hospital or passing away and others coming for trial sessions or joining on a permanent basis. However, provision of a variety of activities remains constant such as pottery sessions, cookery sessions, games of all types, quizzes, bingo, entertainment, singing and much more.
A number of clients were recently taken to the free concert and coffee morning organised by St Mary’s Church as one of their Community Acts of Kindness for Lent and thoroughly enjoyed it. It is hoped that the band will visit the Centre and make a repeat performance.
St Patrick’s Day was celebrated with entertainment, and clients getting involved with dip-dyeing flowers, colouring competitions and a quiz. Some clients have also been busy decorating Easter Eggs which are at present hanging on the trees outside McColls.
Looking ahead, Lucy, the Community Champion from Tescos, who gives so much of her time for the Princes Centre, is soon going to start a little gardening group for those clients who would like to do things out in the garden once the weather improves. A visit to the Chinnor Railway is also being arranged.
Things are quiet on the project front although a kitchen design company recently came and gave some useful advice on planning the refurbishment of the kitchen. As the floor has to be replaced for hygiene purposes it has been decided to replace some of the old cupboards at the same time and to acquire an industrial dishwasher. This project should hopefully go ahead later this year.
The Parish of Bledlow with Saunderton and Horsenden recently held a Lent Lunch at the Holy Trinity Church in Bledlow and this resulted in a number of the attendees making donations for the Princes Centre for which we are very grateful.
Don’t forget that next Quiz night is arranged for Friday 27th April starting at 6.30 pm for 7 pm start. The cost will be £10 per person for the quiz, including a meal, and if you wish to join in with the bingo this is a little extra. Please ring Kim if you would like to come.

Unfortunately the ‘My Donate’ function on the web site is still out of action at present. However if you would like to make a donation towards our forthcoming refurbishment projects please send a cheque made out to the ‘Princes Risborough Centre Ltd’ and send it to Kim at the Princes Centre, Clifford Road, Princes Risborough, HP27 0DP. If you would like to book a hall or offer support in any way please ring Kim, our manager, on 01844 345105.

Maggie Wooster Keyte

Local Beekeepers need your Help!

The Mid Bucks Bee Keepers Association need the help of individuals and communities across our area.
The long cold winter has had extremely damaging effects on the colonies of honey bees looked after by our members. Current losses for many members are in excess of 50% and some are reporting 100% losses.

In order to boost the number of colonies of this most important pollinator we need to collect as many swarms this summer as possible. We, as an Association, fear that there will be few swarms this year. A swarm of bees that are not collected by a beekeeper only have a less than 20% chance of survival.

We would like all communities to help, please click here for more information 

Bucks Art Week

'Bucks Art Weeks' at St Dunstan's Church, Monks Risborough.
Nine artists & makers showing paintings, illuminations, print-making, photography, paper sculpture, turned vessels, mosaics, ceramics & jewellery.
Photos and more info at www.artatstdunstans.blogspot.com.
A commission on all sales goes to church funds.
Home-baked cakes & drinks throughout show. Cream teas weekend afternoons.
Saturday 16 - Sunday 24 June
Weekdays & Saturdays 10 - 5, Sundays 12 - 5
St Dunstan's Church, Burton Lane, off Mill Lane, Monks Risborough, HP27 9JE.
Please park on Mill Lane.

Making a difference

Thank you to local resident Cath Campbell who again managed to bring together over 20 volunteers again over the weekend as part of the Spring litter pick project.  Plenty of rubbish collected from the Phoenix Trail this time.