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Hyde Heath's weekly Newsletter by
Pauline  Richards

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July 18th
 

SHOP

It is summertime and picnic time so where better to buy your DISPOSABLE BBQ’s than your local VILLAGE SHOP along with your beefburgers and sausages all supplied by the KINGS FARM SHOP.  Orders for KINGS FARM PRODUCTS can be taken by Mondays  and they will be delivered to the Shop for your collection on Wednesdays.

OBITUARY STEPHEN JESSOP

Stephen of Saunders End, Hyde Heath suddenly and unexpectedly passed away on the 7th July aged 25yrs old. The coroners office suspect the cause of death to return as a cerebral event secondary to an undiagnosed brain disorder.

Stephen had a great love for his family, his passing is truly a tragedy. His parents Steve and Vicky Jessop are devastated by the death of their beloved only son.

From his childhood and intellectual aptitude, through great friendships and hard work at Bucks County Council , from his love of learning and his family – Stephen leaves a legacy , leaving the world a better place for him having been in it.

FUNERAL ARRANGEMENTS

The Funeral for Stephen is on Friday 2nd August at Amersham Crematorium at 11.45am . Following this will be a celebration of Stephens life at the Broadway Baptist Church in Chesham at 1pm, where the family and friends will be honouring all the things that he enjoyed and loved.     All are welcome.

The Villagers of Hyde Heath send their heartfelt condolences to all the family at this very sad time.

SERVICES

Lt. Missenden Early Morning Service 8am

Hyde Heath Morning Service 09. 15am

Lt. Missenden Mid Morning Service 10. 30am

Lt. Missenden Evening Service 6pm.

CREAM TEAS every Sunday afternoon from 2 – 5pm

 


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July 11th


THE PLOUGH

The Plough has had their building application approved and this FRIDAY 12th JULY will be last evening that Sheena will be serving meals for the time being.  THIS DOES NOT AFFECT THE BAR which will continue to serve their thirsty customers throughout the refurbishments.

OUR VILLAGE – GET INVOLVED

For those residents who are on the Village Facebook Page you will have read several posts relating to the speeding vehicles which hurtle along Weedon Hill and Hyde Heath Road. Despite the bravest efforts of the Village Hall Society in co-operation with the Parish Council the speeding indicators have had little affect to alleviate the problem. The speeding indicators were purchased by businesses and donations from individuals in the Village. Several thousands of pounds went into this scheme .

Our Neighbourhood Watch co-ordinator Paul McConnell has taken this several steps forward and is in the process of exploring the possiblities of monitoring the speeding vehicles this, however, does need the help of residents to be on a rota basis to make this work.

Paul has asked for volunteers but only 5 out of approximately 1200 residents have put their hands up.

It is no use posting concerns and not acting upon them. We either work together as a community to tackle this very serious problem or wait until there is a fatality and then act upon it. Which is not a good idea.

We have a Hyde Heath Village Society whose volunteers act on your behalf. We have a Village Hall Committee who act on your behalf and we have Paul McConnell our Neighbourhood Watch convenor who acts tirelessly on your behalf - surely they deserve to be supported for their continuing efforts to keep our Village safe , taking on board and acting upon genuine safety issues.

Please don’t bury your heads in the sand and hope the problem will go away – because it won’t.

When the next Village Society and Neighbourhood Watch Scheme announce their next meeting please  attend and air your views and concerns. These people are there listen to you and unless you are actually in attendance how are they to progress further with the safety measures which are so desperately needed.

AMERSHAM COMMUNITY CHOIR SATURDAY 13th JULY at 7.30pm

Kings Church Raans Road Amersham

MIDSUMMER MELODIES featuring Solo Trumpet Player MARK ARMSTRONG

In support of Charities:- Coeliac/Gluten Free: Young Minds

Tickets £10 from Waterstones , Sycamore Road or Choir Members.


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July 4th

 
PARISH NEWS

On Tuesday evening 9th July Michael Hardy will be giving an illustrated presentation on “The History of Stained Glass in Bucks”. Particular relevance to the windows in St. Johns Church Lt.Missenden .

This promises to be an interesting and informative evening and hope many will wish to attend. Light refreshments will follow the talk.

Booking is not required but it would help with refreshments to know if you hope to attend. Contact the Church Office on 868008 or office@lmchurch.org

SERVICES  

Lt. Missenden Early Morning Service    8.00am
Hyde Heath Morning Service              09. 15am
Lt. Missenden Mid Morning Service  10. 30am
Lt. Missenden Evening Service             6.00pm

THE PLOUGH

**  Planning permission for Plough improvements has now been granted – Congratulations !  **

Friday night is FISH and CHIPS night all for the price of £8.50pm. Bottle of Prosecco £15. Mouthwatering Tasty Roast Lunches on Sunday from 12.30pm – 5pm.

SHOP

What better way to enjoy the Tennis and warm weather with a bowl of fresh fruit.  Get in quickly whilst the season of FRESH STRAWBERRIES are available in the SHOP.

PROMS IN THE PARK

This Sunday 7th July in Lowndes Park Amersham Music Centre and Amersham Community Band along with several local music groups will be playing from 2 – 4.30pm. Come , sit and enjoy a free concert in the warm sunshine.

NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH

Our ever busy local Neighbourhood Watch convenor Paul McConnell has negotiated with the Council to make our Village a NO-GO AREA for COLD CALLERS. Stickers for your windows will be available very soon along with notices throughout the Village. Watch the Facebook page for regular updates.



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June 27th
 

PAROCHIAL EVENTS

This weekend 29th and 30th June under the National Garden Scheme a selection of gardens will be open in Little Missenden from 2 – 5.30pm. A leaflet highlighting which gardens are participating will be clearly displayed on the each entrance and in the Church Porch. There will be an entrance fee which will cover all gardens.

Once you have enjoyed and taken it the delights of each garden and appreciated all the hard work that has gone into the making of each individual little piece of paradise pop across to the Church and enjoy a sit down with a cup of tea and cream cake.

SERVICES

Lt. Missenden Early Morning Service 8.00 am

Hyde Heath Morning Service 09.15am

Lt. Missenden Mid Morning Service 10.30 am

Lt. Missenden ~ Evening Service 6.00 pm

Cream Teas from 2.00 – 5.00 pm

POLICE COMMUNITY NEIGHBOURHOOD POLICING NEWSLETTER

Access their newsletters on their website:-     https://www.chiltern.gov.uk/NeighbourhoodPolicing

AWARENESS EVENT

Residents are reminded to keep their sheds locked and their tools safe.

Free Bike Marking

Shoppers are reminded to keep their handbags with them at all times and not leave them unattended in shopping trolley’s.

THE PLOUGH

Unwind at the end of the week :- Friday Night is Fish & Chips night for the princely sum of £8.50p. A bottle of Prosecco £15.

 


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May 15th

Village Fete
 

After the weeks of frantic activity organising and leading up to the
fete this week seems somewhat calmer in the Village.

Our New Look Fete was a great success with the introduction of a stage and a variety of singers and musicians taking part showing talent at all ages.      Grateful thanks to all 

The Beer Tent was a huge success and provided not only drinks-a-plenty but a welcome shelter from the odd short sharp showers that we had

The spitfire flypast was as stirring as ever.                                   
                                                                                                                
                                                                                                              This great picture courtesy of Kelly Simmonds


No doubt we couldn’t please everyone and if there is anything in particular which anyone wishes to bring to the attention of the Fete Committee there is a “Post Fete Meeting” taking place on Thursday evening at 7pm in the Dining Room of the Pub.
 

Parish News

This week is Christian Aid Week with several events taking place. On Saturday 18th May there is a light-hearted tennis tournament at Great Missenden Lawn Tennis Club from 10.30am – 12.30pm.  Refreshments available. Anyone who wishes to enter should contact vivianbailey2@hotmail.com.

Sunday 19th  May Joan Craig is organising a 3 mile walk starting at 2pm from the Church taking 1 – 1½ hrs . The cost will be £5 per person or £10 per family.  All are welcome including our 4 legged friends – but it is asked that all children are accompanied by an adult. Contact  Joan Craig on 01494-864651 or emailjoancraig43@gmail.com

Cream teas   are available every Sunday afternoon in the Church starting at 2pm – 5pm.  This week’s proceeds will be donated to Christian Aid.

Services

Lt. Missenden Early Morning Service         8am

Hyde Heath              Morning Service  09. 15am

Lt. Missenden Mid   Morning Service  10. 30am

Lt. Missenden          Evening  Service          6pm

 

 


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April 25th

HYDE HEATH FETE DAY is fast approaching and the organising committee have been working diligently behind the scenes to develop a new look make this one as successful as previous years.

PLEASE if you are able to help with setting up on the day turn up in the morning as the Fete starts at 12noon this year which is an hour earlier than previous years. Likewise clearing away at the end of the event – don’t leave it to a few willing people who have worked their socks off during the day.

PARISH NEWS & SERVICES

Lt. Missenden Early Morning Service 8am             Hyde Heath Morning Service 09.15am

Lt. Missenden Mid Morning Service 10. 30am       Lt. Missenden Evening Service 6pm

Following this Sunday’s Morning Service at 10.30am 28th April the Annual Parochial Church Meeting (APCM) will take place at which the Annual Report and Accounts are presented , the churchwardens and Parochial Church Councillors elected. All are invited but only members on the Electoral Roll can vote.

A SADNESS IN THE PARISH

Alan Oliver who was very much involved with the restoration work on St. Johns Church . Lt. Missenden passed away suddenly on 20th April. His commitment and dedication will always be appreciated and remembered. We send condolences to his family in Ireland. Details with Fr. John.

SCOUTS

The Scout Group are in need of ADULT LEADERSHIP for the group to continue. It is very active and brings together learning and friendship within the young Community. There is precious little for our young folk to enjoy in the Village so don’t let this group fold through lack of support.

THE PLOUGH

Friday Night is FISH / CHIPS & PROSECCO Night. Wind down with a meal at the end of a busy week.  DELICIOUS ROASTS on Sunday from 12noon to 5pm.  


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April 18th

VILLAGE SHOP - lots of lovely Cards and Easter Eggs and a new range of Main Meal products now in.

THE PLOUGH are taking bookings for Easter Sunday Lunch . Not forgetting their Fish/Chip and Prosecco Night every Friday. 01494-774408.

HYDE HEATH VILLAGE SOCIETY - annual Litter Pick will take place on Saturday 27th April meeting at 10am at the Flagpole on the Common. Please come along and help clean up our Village ready for the FETE which takes place on Saturday May 11th.

PARISH NEWSLETTER - This weekend is traditionally one of the busiest in the Church Calendar. Services throughout Holy Weeks are as follows:-

MAUNDY THURSDAY 18th April at 7.30pm is Solemn Eucharist .
GOOD FRIDAY 19th April 2. pm Meditation Upon the Cross followed by Communion
EASTER SUNDAY 21st April 8am Communion. Sung Eucharist with Lighting of the Easter Fire.
HYDE HEATH 09.15am
Easter Communion 10.30 am Service followed by an Easter Egg Hunt .
NO EVENING SERVICE

THAMES VALLEY POLICE - Chiltern Community Forum 23rd May 2019 6 – 8pm Chiltern Hills Academy. Chartridge Lane. Chesham. HP5 2RG. This is your opportunity to make your views known ,find out about local policing and help set their priorities.

SCAMS GOING AROUND AGAIN - “Allegedly” from “BT” informing the householder that their Broadband will be terminated. All the more interesting if you are not with BT. T/phone number :- 01848-838741 – unobtainable of course.

TV Licensing is another “doing the rounds”. Sounds all very plausible so do read/listen carefully.


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March 21st

VILLAGE SHOP

A new product line is now in the Shop;

PRESTWOOD home-made GOURMET meals. Lasagne: Mousaka and Vegetarian.

MOTHERS DAY display of cards and gifts to show your appreciation to your Mum on Sunday 31st March. No excuse - these are on your door-step.

THE PLOUGH

Bookings being taken for MOTHERS DAY meals.

FRIDAY NIGHT is FISH & CHIPS NIGHT. £8 . Prosecco £15 a bottle.

PARISH NEWS

5 Lent Groups will meet this Thursday 21st March at St. Andrew's Church, Hyde Heath from 7.30pm - 9pm and thereafter for the following 3 Thursday's , concluding with a short service of Compline.

EASTER LILIES

In memory of a loved one. Please contact Pauline Lamb with a note of the name together with £1.50p by 16th April. Tel: 01494-784889 email: john.lamb@talktalk.net

A list of names will be laid on the altar and blessed.

BEAVERS

Take a look at the Hyde Heath Community page and see how the BEAVERS GROUP enjoy their activities. Contact Tim Wye for further details.

AMERSHAM MUSIC CENTRE

FREE TASTER MUSIC LESSONS organised by the UK's Music for ALL CHARITY.

Saturday 23rd March from 9am. Free Instrumental Lesson at Amersham Music Centre . Amersham School. Stanley Hill. HP7 9HH. This is open to all age groups . If you have ever wanted to try and instrument now is the opportunity to do so. Book your lesson :- http://www.buckmusic.org/ltpd-amersham

 
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March 14th

WELCOME TO THE FIRST DAY OF SPRING . NOT VERY SPRING LIKE BUT THAT CAN ALL CHANGE.

VILLAGE SHOP

A lovely display of cards and gifts for MOTHER'S DAY are on show and available in the SHOP.  Your Mother works hard for you all the year round so do give her a card and present to show your love and appreciation .

THE PLOUGH

Sheena and Chris are taking bookings for Mothers Day Lunch. Get in quick before they are fully booked.

Friday Evening is FISH and CHIPS NIGHT at £8 with a bottle of Prosecco at just £15. End the week with a relaxing evening in The Plough.

PARISH NEWS.

Gt. Missenden Baptist Church will be giving a FILM SHOW in aid of Christain Aid week on Monday 18th March at 7.30pm. “HIDDEN FIGURES” the true story of 3 African American women working for NASA who served as the brains behind the launch into orbit of astronaut John Glenn. The Baptist Church is situated between the Cross Keys Pub and the Chemist. This is a very good film which highlights the gulf between men and women in this field at that time.

SERVICES

Lt. Missenden Early Morning Service 8am

Hyde Heath Morning Service 09. 15am

Lt. Missenden Mid Morning Service 10. 30am

Lt. Missenden Evening Service 6pm.

AMERSHAM MUSIC CENTRE LEARN TO PLAY DAY.

Not strictly village news , but newsworthy.

FREE TASTER MUSIC LESSONS organised by the UK's Music for All Charity.

Saturday 23rd March from 9am. Free Instrumental Lesson at Amersham Music Centre , Amersham School , Stanley Hill. HP7 9HH. This is open to all age groups. If you have ever wanted to try an instrument now is the opportunity to do so. Book your lesson :- http://www.bucksmusic.org/ltpd-amersham/


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February 28th

PARISH NEWS

Women's World Day of Prayer in on Friday 1st March and all are invited to join Lee Common School at the Lee Old Church (behind The Lee Church) at 1.30pm for a service prepared by the women of Slovenia “Come Everything is Ready”.

SHROVE TUESDAY and ASH WEDNESDAY

Fr. John warmly invites you to pancakes and drinks at the Vicarage from 7pm on Shrove Tuesday 5th March  If you are able to join him , an RSVP would help his planning. Parish Office 862008

Ash Wednesday 6th March will be a Solemn Eucharist for the first day of Lent . According to tradition all Christians throughout the world will receive the sign of the cross upon their forehead as a sign of their preparation for Holy Week and Easter.

SERVICES

Lt. Missenden Early Morning Service 8am

Hyde Heath Morning Service 09. 15am

Lt. Missenden Mid Morning Service 10. 00am

Lt. Missenden Evening Service 6pm

HYDE HEATH BEAVERS

The Beaver Colony need new adult helpers to assist run their adventurous programme. It is currently run by a Father and Daughter team and they do need help.  Contact by messenger Tom Brockett.

HYDE HEATH BROWNIES

Hyde Heath Brownies returned on Monday after half term to celebrate Girlguiding's Thinking Day.

Our local Brownies celebrate Thinking Day every year by playing a special game “the Brownie Food Game”. This game involves tasting different foods from around the world. On the menu this year was all sorts, from Peshwari naan bread to sun-dried tomatoes. The one food included every year is chocolate, and unsurprisingly this is always the most popular !

There are vacancies for any girl between the ages of 7 and 10 who are interested in joining. Please email:- hydeheathbrownies@outlok.com or resister your interest on the Brownie section of the Girlguiding website www.girlguiding.org.uk


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February 7th

VILLAGE SHOP

VALENTINES DAY is only a week away and the Shop will be stocking Cards and Gifts for that special person in your life . It could even be your Mother just show her how much you care.

PARISH NEWS

This SUNDAY 10th February is the FAMILY SERVICE in St. Johns . Lt. Missenden at 10am

It is a shortened half hour service followed by coffee and croissants.

SAFEGUARD TRAINING

Training will be given in the Church for volunteers acting as Guides and Welcomers to the Church

This will take place in St. Johns on SATURDAY 9th February from 09.30am – 12noon.

SNOWDROPS

Sandra Wetherall under the banner of the National Garden Scheme is arranging to open her garden on 16/17th February for people to view the snowdrops. The display in the Churchyard is also spectacular and it would be excellent if there could be volunteers on hand in the Church to offer refreshments from 11am – 3pm. Please contact Gary Beynon on 774111.

SERVICES

Lt. Missenden Early Morning Service 8am

Hyde Heath Morning Service 09. 15am

Family Service 10. 00 am

Mid Morning Service 10. 45 am

Lt. Missenden Evening Service 6pm

GAMES NIGHT IN THE PLOUGH

A NEW VENTURE suggested by GUY GRATTON to introduce a Games Evening in The Minstrels Gallery. This will take the form of CHESS: BRIDGE: CARDS: GOBOARD & PIECES: BACKGAMMON: ANY OTHER GAMES OF INTEREST .

The first evening will take place on WEDNESDAY FEBRUARY 27th at 8pm. Contact GuyG@aircraft.com or just turn up.


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January 24th

A SNOW CLEARANCE FAIRY

The Village Shop, School and surrounding areas would like to extend a big thankyou to the anonymous lady who so kindly and considerately cleared all the paths this morning, enabling safe footage for our residents.

THE PLOUGH

Are hosting a BURNS NIGHT meal on FRIDAY 25th JANUARY . To see the menu and make reservations phone Chris or Sheena on 01494-774408

HYDE HEATH THEATRE COMPLANY  

Pantomime THURSDAY/FRIDAY/SATURDAY 24th/25th/26th JANUARY at 7.30pm (SATURDAY MATINEE sold out) . Tickets £11 (£10 concession) £5 children. Complimentary refreshments in the interval . Tickets available from the Village Shop or www.ticketsource.co.uk/hhtc

PARISH NEWS - SERVICES

Lt. Missenden Early Morning Service 8am           Hyde Heath Morning Service 09. 15am
Lt. Missenden Mid Morning Service 10. 30am    Lt. Missenden Evening Service 6pm

SUNDAY 3rd FEBRUARY at 6pm will be a special service for Candlemas which formally ends the Christmas Season in the Church calendar. A candlelit procession with commemorative candles which will be blessed and distributed to the congregation. To assist in preparation and have sufficient candles please contact the Parish Office on 862008 e.mail: office@lmchurch.org

SAFEGUARDING TRAINING

Training will be given for volunteers acting as guides and welcomers in the church. This will take place on Saturday 9th February at 9.30am – 12noon. In St. Johns.

SNOWDROPS

Sandra Wetherall of the National Garden Scheme is opening her garden on 16th/17th February to view the snowdrops. The Churchyard display is also spectacular and it would be excellent if there could be volunteers in the Church to offer refreshments from 11am – 3pm. Please contact Gary Beynon on 774111

CHARITY NIGHT IN THE VILLAGE HALL

That indomitable duo David and Ruth Coulton have arranged a “ROCK 'N' ROLL CHARITY NIGHT in the Village Hall. This event is in support of the MS CENTRE and will feature JED HARRIS - THE GUITAR MAN playing and singing hits from the 50's and 60's. SATURDAY 9th FEBRUARY 7.30pm for 8pm. Tickets £14 to include Ruth's usual excellent 2 course buffet supper. Phone 01494-775967. email: davidcoulton@yahoo.co.uk


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January 17th

THE PLOUGH

BURNS NIGHT meal on FRIDAY 25th JANUARY . To see the menu and make reservations phone Chris or Sheena on 01494 – 774408.

HYDE HEATH THEATRE COMPANY

Their annual pantomime takes place on THURSDAY/FRIDAY/SATURDAY 24th/25th/26th JANUARY at 7.30pm and SATURDAY MATINEE at 2.30pm. Tickets £11 (£10 concession) £5 children . Complimentary refreshments in the interval. All available from the Village Shop or www.ticketsource.co.uk/hhtc

PARISH NEWS - Services

Lt. Missenden Early Morning Service 8am                Hyde Heath Morning Service 09. 15am

Lt. Missenden Mid Morning Service 10. 30am         Lt. Missenden Evening Service 6pm

SUNDAY 3rd FEBRUARY at 6pm will be a special service for Candlemas which formally ends the Christmas Season in the Church. A candlelit procession with commemorative candles which will be blessed and distributed to the congregation . To assist in preparation and have sufficient candles please contact the Parish Office on 862008 , e-mail:- office@lmchurch.org

SAFEGUARDING TRAINING

Training will be given for the volunteers acting as guides and welcomers in the church.

This will take place on Saturday 9th February at 9.30am – 12noon in St. John the Baptist Church.

SNOWDROPS

Sandra Wetherall under the banner of the National Garden Scheme is arranging to open her garden on 16th/17th February for people to view the snowdrops. The display in the Churchyard is also spectacular and it would be excellent if there could be volunteers on hand in the Church and offer refreshments from 11am – 3pm . Please contact Gary Beynon on 774111

CHARITY NIGHT IN THE VILLAGE HALL

That indomitable duo David and Ruth Coulton have arranged a “ROCK 'N' ROLL CHARITY NIGHT in the Village Hall. This event is in support of the MS CENTRE and will feature

JED HARRIS - THE GUITAR MAN playing and singing hits from the 50's and 60's.

SATURDAY 9th FEBRUARY 7.30pm for 8pm. Tickets £14 to include Ruth's usual excellent 2 course buffet supper. Phone: 01494-775967 email: davidcoulton@yahoo.co 

 

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