Calvert Green

Summer Newsletter

Registered Charity No: 1104354

Hello everyone, CGCA Welcome

Well it looks as though Summer may now be with us. About time I say after our prolonged Winter and Spring!

We have had a quiet time since our last newsletter and the only major event we had was the Tidy Up. It went very well and was supported by a merry band of helpers who managed to find bags and bags of rubbish around the greens and roads. A huge thank you to those of you who turned out to help.

On Father’s Day Tony and Lilian Pringle organised the Calvert Green Dog Show under CGCA’s umbrella. Despite the slightly inclement weather the event was well attended and received. Many thanks to Tony & Lilian for or- ganising this and to the WI who catered the afternoon. The whole event raised £253.00. Half of this amount has been donated to the Dogs for the Disabled charity and the other half was sent to the Bernese Carters who once again turned out for the community. The Bernese Carters have for- warded their donation to the Search Dogs for . All in all it seems that some very worthwhile causes benefitted from the afternoon.

A huge thanks to all who attended and helped at the Summer Party! We hope you enjoyed the change from the Summer Fayre and liked the enter- tainment. We were all very excited about our challenge to Glastonbury and are so pleased it went well and thank goodness for the wonderful weather!

We have also organised some summer events during the school holidays in conjunction with Vale District Council and these include the play in the villages which have been so successful in the past. We hope lots of you and your children come along to enjoy these events. Look out for flyers and notices as well as information on our fabulous website to keep you all up to date.

Well, it’s time for us all to go off and have some rest before we begin our autumn and winter events, a time which is the busiest for all.

May we wish you an enjoyable and safe Summer and we look forward to seeing you at some, if not all, of the above events.

Kathy Moore he CGCA, who are we and what do we do?

We are a small group of 5 volunteers who in our spare time (ha ha!) or- ganise events for the village. We aim to cover all kinds of entertainment for all ages from quiz nights to summer parties, touring theatre companies T to Halloween discos. We are independent of other organisations within the community such as the Parish Council and the Youth Parish Council, but we do oversee the running of Caterpillars toddler group and the Youth Club. Working across all these groups however, is important to us. We rely heavily on our long-suffering partners and willing helpers for support to pull these events off as I’m sure you can imagine the capability of 5 people can only stretch so far!

If you have enjoyed any of our events to date and have an hour or two to spare to help out in the future, we’d love to hear from you please. Things you can get involved with will perhaps be delivering leaflets, selling raffle tickets, manning the bar or just generally lugging things around and sweeping up— some jobs are more glamorous than others!

Please contact ANY member of the CGCA from the list below if you’d like to help.

Thank You Who For our sins Call Us Email us Kathy Moore Chair 730292 [email protected] John Hopkins Treasurer & 733509 [email protected] Vice Chair Stefanie Bone Secretary 730691 [email protected] Karen Ford Events 733286 [email protected] Jenny Blakeley Hall Bookings & 733584 [email protected] Newsletter

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Visit for information about:

The CGCA, Booking the Hall , Groups and Classes, Advertising and more.

Any enquiries please contact the CGCA via the website or at

[email protected] Play Around The Parishes Summer 2013

AVDC are once again hosting holiday play activities for children this summer. Activities are suitable ideally for those under 5, but older children are of course welcome. Free admission. Friday 2nd August 2-4pm & Wednesday 21st August 10-12pm CGCA 300 Club Winners Congratulations to…..

May: Duncan McIver (Kiln Close)

June: Virpi Ojala (Tudors Close)

July: Michelle Henchoz (Tudors Close)

£50 prize to a village resident every month!!

People will shortly be knocking on doors as the ‘new year’ starts in September. The 300 Club costs just £12 a year.

Please contact Debbie on 730488 or Nikki on 730954 if you wish to join in.

Registered Charity No.1104354

Aylesbury Vale Mobile Library

Thursday (fortnightly) in the hall car park 4.30pm – 5.30pm

July 4th, 18th

August 1st, 15th, 29th

September 12th, 26th August Bank Holiday Monday 26th August 2013 9.00am – 5.00pm, Sheep Street, Winslow

Winslow Show, one of Buckinghamshire's premier country shows, will take place on August Bank Holiday Monday. It’s a great occasion to gather your family and friends, young and old, and have a great day out that’s full of traditional fun.

Whether you want to display your show jumping prowess, enter your four-legged friend in the dog show, take advantage of the beer tent and BBQ or shop for gifts in the craft tent, Winslow Show has a wide va- riety of attractions to suit every- body.

Stay & Play Group

0 – 4 years

Adult Supervision required

Mondays (term-time) 10.00am – 11.30am

First visit FREE then £1.50 per child or £2 per family

Set up with the assistance of the CGCA Registered Charity: 1104354

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M.O.T & Car Wash (weather permitting) With ANY service/ ANY make









 LARGE SELECTION OF USED CARS IN STOCK For more information, please call Debbie on 01296 770485 CALVERT GREEN NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH

Our community police officers are John Webb and Samantha Calvert who can be contacted on the main police contact number 101 or by email at [email protected] [email protected] Are you already a member or would like to become a member? Karen McMahon the Co-ordinator for Calvert Green would like to update her records and ensure she has an up to date list of members’ contact details. Karen will then be able to ensure the contact details are still correct for the street Co-ordinators, and appoint new ones if necessary. To ensure you are still on the register or give your contact details so you can be added to the register. Please contact her on [email protected] or call on 01296 730724.Remember you could qualify for a discount on your house insurance if you are a member of a NHW, so to ensure you are on the register please contact Karen. You can also register to receive alerts by email or phone by signing up to Thames Valley Alerts go to the link and sign up to receive text, phone or email alerts .

Who to Call…...

 To report odours coming from the Landfill - ring the Environ- ment Agency on 0800 807 060 - they are obliged to investigate all complaints. The more calls they get, the better.

 To report a faulty lamp post ring the number on the lamp post (there’s a sticker on every one) and quote the number given for that post. Response rate is usually very good. Save the Date!

This year the Harvest Safari Supper will be held on

Saturday 28th September Details to follow, but if you

want to know more sooner, please contact either Jane (0796 227 1010) or Karen (733286)

DOMESTIC OVEN CLEANING THE OVEN MAN Let the professionals clean your oven Call Duncan on: 01296 730409 or 07963 581855

The CGCA would like to kindly thank Pure Scaffolding for their support at the Summer Party!!!

CGCA Organised Village Events 2013

July & August Saturday 13th July – Summer Family Party 2nd & 21st August - AVDC Play Around The Parishes

September & October Saturday 28th September— Harvest Safari Supper Saturday 23rd November—Christmas Fayre Saturday 26th Oct —Family Halloween Disco Thursday 31st Oct —Trick or Treat around the village Theatre in the Village (date tbc) CGCA AGM

November & December Sunday 3rd Nov — Fireworks Display Saturday 23rd November – Christmas Fayre Saturday 14th December – Children’s Christmas Party Thursday 19th December—Carols Around The Tree Rotary Santa Float (date tbc) Tuesday 31st December – New Year’s Eve Party

Some events may be subject to change. For info contact [email protected]