Local news and events.
Half-day course from the Red Cross
In a session organised by Charles Ancliffe, a group of fifteen locals went to the Neville Hall on Saturday morning (8th April) for a fascinating few hours learning about first aid, taught by Andy Barlow from the British Red Cross.
Annual Meetings These take place after the 10 am service this Sunday, starting at 11.15. They include the election of Churchwardens, Deanery Synod reps and and PCC members. Nomination forms are at the back. It’s not too late to consider whether you should stand and/or encourage someone else to do so.
Preaching Programme The new leaflet with details of sermons from April to August is at the back
Vaughan and Victoria Wickins are undertaking a trip to Lebanon, leaving on 13 May. The chief object is to raise £20,000 for mainly Christian refugees in that country, many of whom are from Syria and Iraq. The trip culminates in an ‘Ultra Walk’ of 63km, setting off at 11pm, walking through the night and finishing around midday.
Donations will go to support the work of the charity Open Doors, whose primary focus (70%) is supporting Christian refugees facing extreme persecution.
Vaughan and Victoria are paying all their costs and will make their own donation. They have a justgiving page
or you can give by direct debit using the form http://www.opendoorsuk.org/events/fundraise/documents/muskathlon_dd.pdf
or by calling Inspire on 01993 460015
Choral Festival Concert
Five Choirs sing Handel's Coronation Anthems including "Zadok the Priest"
and lots of other great music.
Sat 13th May at 7.30pm
Tickets £10 (u16 free)
2nd Sunday of Easter 10.00 am Service
Collect of the Day (from Additional Collects 2004)
Risen Christ, for whom no door is locked, no entrance barred: open the doors of our hearts, that we may seek the good of others and walk the joyful road of sacrifice and peace, to the praise of God the Father. Amen.
Old Testament Reading: Psalm 110.1-7
The Lord says to my Lord:
“Sit at my right hand,
until I make your enemies your footstool.”
2 The Lord sends forth from Zion
your mighty sceptre.
Rule in the midst of your enemies!
3 Your people will offer themselves freely
on the day of your power,
in holy garments;
from the womb of the morning,
the dew of your youth will be yours.
4 The Lord has sworn
and will not change his mind,
“You are a priest for ever
after the order of Melchizedek.”
5 The Lord is at your right hand;
he will shatter kings on the day of his wrath.
6 He will execute judgement among the nations,
filling them with corpses;
he will shatter chiefs
over the wide earth.
7 He will drink from the brook by the way;
therefore he will lift up his head.
Next Sunday 30 April – 3rd Sunday of Easter
8.45 am Holy Communion
10.00 am Matins
The committee has already booked lots of attractions, including...
WSL Silver Band, Junior Choir, Kinkade, The Shot Covers Band and much more
...and lots more to come.
Got an idea? Tell us about it by clicking here...
Resident-only access to Stafferton Way recycling and refuse centre
Visitors to the Stafferton Way recycling and refuse centre in Maidenhead will be asked for proof of residency in a move to reduce the amount of waste from outside of the Royal Borough being brought to the site.
From Monday 24 April, visitors to the recycling and refuse centre will be asked to show their Advantage Card to be allowed to use the site.
If residents don’t have a yellow Advantage Card then they will need to produce photo identity together with proof of residency such as a council tax statement or utility bill.
If there's something you'd like to see at the fete,
let us know what it is!
We don't make any promises! ...
but your ideas are very welcome and will be seriously considered.
And if you say "yes" to add yourself to the email list, we'll send out very occasional updates.
What a spread!
Always a very popular feature of the fete, the lovely ladies of the tea tent
will tempt you with their delicious sandwiches and cakes.
Do you know someone who would like to sell or exhibit at the fete?
Stalls are available at £35 for a 3m-wide pitch - from 1pm to 5pm.
Stall holders will need to provide their own gazebo and table/chair.
No food, sweets, or plants I'm afraid, as these are already booked.
(and no early leaving for safety reasons)
or fill in this form - click here...
As this is my first newsletter I would like to introduce myself to all readers and give you a brief insight on my commitment to local residents.
My name is Elzbieta Debska-Sarwar and I am 31 years of age. Before working for the borough I worked as an office manager for a scientific company. I wanted a new career that would allow me to work with the community and help provide the best service to residents. Part of my remit is to help protect the more vulnerable members of the community and to achieve this I delivered a scam talk with fellow warden Peter Murkin in Pinder Hall, Cookham. Due to the positive response, more talks are planned and dates locations will be advertised as they become available. If you would like more information on these talks or would like to arrange for a talk to be held. Please contact me.
Click here for the full newsletter
from Ela Debska-Sarwar
Community Warden, Community Protection & Enforcement
Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead
Tel - 01628 685636
The famous fete barbeque will be in operation again,
with delicious spicy chicken rolls and steak sandwiches as well as the usual top quality burgers and sausages.
Everyone is welcome to join Loddon Valley Ramblers on any of these walks.
Just turn up at the start or phone the leader for more details. Please wear appropriate clothing & footwear.
For more walks, including some longer ones, visit Loddon Valley Ramblers Website: www.lvra.org.uk