Anyone remember “Call my Bluff”? If not you will certainly be familiar with “Would I Lie to You?”.
The Friends of St Nicholas Church are bringing our own version of these TV programmes to Ickford Village Hall on Saturday 30 March.
The two ‘expert’ panels of three people, will be given a selection of wines to taste. You are also tasting them whilst each member of one of the panels will be describing the wine – but which who is telling the truth? Only one of those descriptions will be true while the others are bluff. You and the opposing panel have to try and discern where the truth lies. The winning panel – and table- will be the one who manages to see through the bluffs and gets the most correct descriptions.
There will be six wines, so can you beat the “experts”? There will also be a short quiz, a raffle and an auction to enjoy, along with a buffet supper and all this – along with the wines to be tasted are included the ticket price of £20.
So round up a table of eight and get your tickets for what is sure to be a fun evening. Don’t delay as numbers are limited. A fun evening with all proceeds going to The Friends of St Nicholas.
Tickets from Andrew Osborn, 07952 536456, Andrew.firstname.lastname@example.org or Peter Kolbert, 338851, email@example.com
QUIZ OF THE YEAR
Friday 22nd March – 7pm, Ickford Village Hall
Looking for a different quiz? Something that’s a mix of A Question of Sport; Ask the Family; Screen Test and the Big Fat Quiz of the Year. Then join us at the Ickford School PTA quiz of the year. We’ll use film and TV clips, music, sounds and more, to truly test your general knowledge and more…..
Teams of up to 8 people or we can put you in a team on the night.
£8 per person, includes a hot meal and cheese board.
To join in to what is the quiz of the year contact:
Ben Sayer : firstname.lastname@example.org
Ickford School PTA is auctioning off a brand new, latest spec front door in the design of your choice, with fitting, to help raise funds for the school.
The door, including fitting, has been kindly donated by Boardman Windows based in the village and is worth nearly £1000. All proceeds from this auction will go towards funding new interactive teaching screens for the school, which we hope will go in over the summer holidays.
You can find out more about the doors available and place your bid here: https://bensayer2.wixsite.com/10kchallenge/front-door
We are happy to report that Ickford Shop will reopen this Saturday, 14th July.
Saturday opening times are 8am – 1pm.
Please share the news with your neighbours, especially those who may not be internet users.
Best of luck to the new team!
Following the recent public consultation, I am writing to let you know that Buckinghamshire County Council decided on 20th April 2018 to end the Mobile Library service, with the final visits being due on 31st May 2018. Details of the decision can be found at: https://democracy.buckscc.gov.uk/ieDecisionDetails.aspx?Id=7999
Over the past week we have emailed mobile library customers to inform them of the cessation of the service and also to give information about alternative ways to continue to access library services. We are posting letters this week to those customers without email.
If you are able to help inform your residents and signpost people to the further information given in the Appendix below it would be appreciated. Should you have residents who may be interested in becoming Home Library Service volunteers they can apply online using the link at the bottom of this page https://www.buckscc.gov.uk/services/libraries/community/home-library-service/ .
I would also like to take this opportunity to apologise for the inconvenience caused to your residents on the many occasions recently where we been unable to visit due to vehicle breakdowns or driver sickness. We have extended outstanding loans to avoid anyone incurring overdue charges as a result and we will also extend any mobile loans still outstanding at the end of this month for a further two weeks to allow people time to make decisions about future library use.
If you have any queries please get in touch with us at email@example.com.
Head of Community Focus
Buckinghamshire County Council
As everyone will be aware the shop has been closed since the 17th April as Vina is unwell and unable to work.
I would also advise that owing to personal and health reasons she has decided to give up the shop and post office so it may be some time before the shop will reopen.
The Ickford Village Shop Association is doing all it can to assist Vina in leaving the shop as quickly as possible and are working hard to find a replacement. Discussions are already in place to find a new owner and post master or mistress and we hope to find someone suitable very shortly but the likelihood is that the shop will be closed for a number of weeks but we hope the interruption can be kept to a minimum.
I have also been asked to let people know that certain items which may have been given to Vina for the post office prior to the 17th April have only been collected by the post office on the 26th April owing to the shop being closed but they are now in the system.
We will update everyone as soon as we know more.
Paul Farrell, Chairman
Ickford Village Shop Association
This coming Saturday 10 March at 10am Ickford School PTA is holding a clearance sale in the school hall. If you have any goods such as bikes, scooters, toys, games, sports equipment, clothes, tools almost anything you no longer need and would like to donate it to the school, then we will sell it and use the money raised to help fund new interactive teaching screens for every classroom.
Ickford’s St Nicholas Church will also be holding their Souper Soup Day at the same time, to raise funds for Christian Aid, so you can grab some delicious soup and take a wander around the sale at the same time.
If you have anything you would like to clear out and donate email: firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll come and collect it.
Ickford School was 19th in the recent primary school league tables for the whole of the country, putting it top in Buckinghamshire and in the top 1% of all schools in England. It is an amazing achievement for such a small village school and is a sharp turnaround to just eight years ago when it was in the bottom 20%.
We want to ensure these standards can be maintained, which is why the Ickford School PTA is aiming to raise £10,000 by the end of this school year to fund the latest interactive screens for each of the five classrooms. The screens are used in every lesson and are a vital teaching aid.
On Friday March 16 we are holding a fundraising race night in the village hall, which is open to all Ickford residents. Tickets are just £8 and this includes a meal. You can buy your tickets from the school office or email: email@example.com and we’ll drop them off.
We hope you can support us for what is sure to be a fun-filled evening (and it’s Cheltenham Gold Cup day too!).