2004 News
  Recent Events and Fundraising
  • The village Christmas Tree was erected on 11 December. It was donated by David Keene. Peter Cook, Alan Parkinson, Tony Pilcher and a band of willing helpers transported, erected and dressed the tree.
  • The church floodlights will remain on until the beginning of Lent, due to the generosity of a number of villagers. A list of donors is displayed in the church porch.
  • Around 120 people attended the Christmas Carols at the White Hart on 17 December with The Salvation Army, raising £316.
  • St Laud's choir led the carol singing at The Swan on 22 December, raising £110 for Help The Aged.
  • The Give-A-Tin Day raised £295 for the Salvation Army.
  • The Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal raised £503.
  • The Christmas Bazaar on 26 November raised £700 for church funds plus £200 for the charity guest stalls.
  • 56 people took part in the Safari Supper on 27 November, raising £940 for St Laud's (not including Gift Aid).
  Sherington Show
  • A small group of volunteers is required to organise the Sherington Show.
  • If you are interested in helping, please contact Ella Field (Tel: 610560) as soon as possible.
  Parish Council - Village Appraisal
  • Earlier in the year, the Parish Council invited comments from village organisations and residents on the draft Village Appraisal. The Parish Council has reviewed these responses and taken them into account in compiling the final version of the document. The Village Appraisal has now been issued formally.
  • You may download a copy by clicking on the following link. Please note that the download will take a few minutes if you have a dial-up internet connection, as it is a fairly substantial 37 page document, with a file size of 1.4Mb. The document is in PDF format, for which you will need a suitable reader, such as Adobe Acrobat Reader.
    Village Appraisal Issue 01
  • The Parish Council is currently preparing hard copies of the document. When these are ready, it is planned to make them available as follows:
    • They may be borrowed from the councillors.
    • There will be copies in both the Shop and the Post Office.
  • Further information on the Parish Council and contact details are given on the Parish Council website.
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  New Parish Clerk
  • Sherington Parish Council has appointed Mrs Wendy Austyn as the new Parish Clerk with immediate effect.
  • Contact details are given on the Parish Council web site.
  Flood Map
  • The Environment Agency has released a new map showing those areas at risk of flooding.
  • To view the interactive map for this area, including the Ouse between Sherington and Newport Pagnell where the risk is rated as 'significant', ie: the chance of flooding each year is greater than 1 in 75, follow this link: http://www.environment-agency.gov.uk and then type in your postcode.
  The Swan Inn
  • The Swan Inn has re-opened after its major £130,000 refurbishment. The non-smoking restaurant is now open seven days a week, serving food with a French flavour and traditional Sunday lunches.
  Sherington Village Fete 2005
  • Planning for next year's Fete has already started. It will take place on Saturday 25 June 2005 in the Manor Garden. Sue Herbert and Dianne Stewart would like your offers of help, ideas, suggestions, etc. See the Fete page.
  Web Site FAQ
  • Have you wondered about how many visitors the web site gets? Or what is involved in creating the web site? The new Web Site FAQ page answers some of the common questions we get asked.
  St Lauds Refurbishment
  • Sherington Pre-school has a brand new web site.
  • There are 35 pages of information, including the September Newsletter, Prospectus, Welcome Pack, Policies and Registration Form. You can also read the excellent OFSTED report from the inspection on 26 February 2004.
  • They can also be contacted now via a new email address: preschool@sherington.org.uk
  Latest update:   17 November 2007
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