News from Turweston

ST MARY’S CHURCH, TURWESTON - Services for November 2018 

Sunday 4th November            1.15am      Holy Communion                    Rev'd L Simpson

Sunday 11th November          10.50am      Remembrance Day                  E Zuercher & M Tilley

Sunday 18th November          10am          Coffee and Croissants followed by

                                                10.30am       Village Worship                       Eleanor Zuercher

The Remembrance Day Service on 11th November will once again start at the war memorial. We would be grateful if you could aim to be there by 10.50am.

Ride and Stride- Many thanks to everyone who participated in and/or sponsored the 'ride and stride' in aid of the Village Hall, Turweston Church and the Historic Churches Trust. We managed to raise £217, which will increase when gift aid is taken into account.

Harvest Festival Thanks- Many thanks also to those who supported the Harvest Festival. Over £450.00 was raised for the Village Hall and church. Particular thanks go to all those super talented flower arrangers who made the church look so beautiful for Harvest with their stunning displays, and to those who contributed such delicious food. Congratulations go to Orryn Babister for winning the scarecrow competition. The other two scarecrows were found sitting on David and Raisa Miles garden bench, waiting to welcome them home from Canada... 

Operation Christmas Child Shoeboxes- I won't be doing the shoeboxes this year but if anyone wanted to donate a shoebox then they can look on the 'Operation Christmas Child' website and find the local collection point and other relevant information.                                                                                                                                Margaret


Turweston Ladies Christmas Lunch- After the success of last years ladies lunch we shall be organising this years on Friday 7thDecember at The Garage in Buckingham. Please, could you let Sue (702214) or Raisa (700261)know if you would like to attend as soon as possible - menu to follow. Hope you can all make it!                             Sue Poynter                               

Litter Pick Thanks- Thanks to everyone who helped with the litter pick on Saturday 13thOctober, and to The Stratton Arms for supplying refreshments afterwards.                                                                                          Heather

NOTICE OF HIGHWAY CONDITION SURVEY- In October and November, we will be carrying out surveys on selected roads in Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire. These surveys will assess the condition of the roads and measure traffic volumes for proposed HS2 construction vehicle routes. To obtain data, we are also surveying some roads to be used as benchmarks. The benchmark roads are not planned to carry HS2 construction vehicles.

How will this affect you? Falling Weight Deflectograph (FWD) Surveys- These surveys will be undertaken using a special vehicle that will stop for short periods along selected roads to measure the strength of the highway. The survey vehicle will drop a small weight on the road surface and take corresponding measurements. We won’t be closing the road completely, but we will use stop and go boards to manage traffic flow.

Coring Surveys These surveys will be undertaken using a small core drill to take samples which will allow us to identify the material used to construct the roads. Drilling will be limited to a few minutes per core sample and we will not be closing any roads completely, but we will use stop and go boards to manage traffic flow. All surveys will be programmed to take place during off peak hours to minimise disruption. If you have a question about HS2 or our works, please contact our helpdesk on 08081 434 434 or email

Poors Allotment- The Trustees will be making the annual grants in the next few weeks. If anyone wishes to make a claim or recommend another party please advise either Bryan Smith (704004) or Penny Kirkland (702826).

Details of the Charity are well known but the above two Trustees will give these details on request.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Bryan Smith

Royal Mail Scam- Christmas is fast approaching. Royal Mail and The Trading Standards Office are making people aware of the following scam: A card is posted through your door from a company called PDS (Parcel Delivery Service) suggesting that they were unable to deliver a parcel and that you need to contact them on 0906 6611911 (a Premium rate number). If you call the number and you start to hear a recorded message you will already have been billed £315 for the phone call.

If you do receive a card with these details, then please contact Royal Mail Fraud on 020 7239 6655.

For more information, see the Crime Stoppers website

Please be aware that the premium rate number may change, but, nevertheless, please do not call any number stated on a card from PDS.

Can you please make all of your family, friends and neighbours aware of the above.


Brown Bins- Tuesdays 13th& 27thNovember - last for 2018.

Susan Tighe


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