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Beaconsfield Together May June 2023

A local #community magazine containing community, business and charitable editorial in the Beaconsfield, Knotty Green, Seer Green and Forty Green area. 8,300 copies printed and hand delivered by Royal Mail to residences and businesses in the HP9 -1 and HP9 -2 businesses in these areas. Copies available at Waitrose Supermarket in Beaconsfield

A local #community magazine containing community, business and charitable editorial in the Beaconsfield, Knotty Green, Seer Green and Forty Green area. 8,300 copies printed and hand delivered by Royal Mail to residences and businesses in the HP9 -1 and HP9 -2 businesses in these areas. Copies available at Waitrose Supermarket in Beaconsfield

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<strong>Together</strong><br />

NEWS AND VIEWS<br />

Hall Place Open Gardens<br />

Royal Parks Half Marathon<br />

Back to <strong>Beaconsfield</strong> Limited Prints<br />

<strong>Beaconsfield</strong> School Art & Craft Fair Fundraiser<br />

DOOR-TO-DOOR<br />

DELIVERY<br />

Complimentary copy, hand delivered by Royal Mail delivery to<br />

8,300 homes and businesses in <strong>Beaconsfield</strong>. Copies available at<br />

Waitrose in <strong>Beaconsfield</strong>.<br />

For help or food donations<br />

office@hopebeaconsfield.co.uk<br />

Tel: 01494 675185<br />

<br />

CORONATION EDITION <strong>May</strong>/<strong>June</strong> <strong>2023</strong> Issue 35


Sponsored by<br />

2 <strong>Beaconsfield</strong> <strong>Together</strong> is part of Community <strong>Together</strong>


Useful Numbers<br />

Alcoholics Anonymous<br />

Call confidentially on: 0800 917 7650<br />

Better Connected <strong>Beaconsfield</strong><br />

hello@betterconnectedbeaconsfield.org.uk<br />

01494 919 232<br />

The <strong>Beaconsfield</strong> Advisory Centre<br />

t: 01494 672987<br />

e: contact@beaconsfieldadvisorycentre.org.uk<br />

The Christian Eye Foundation<br />

support@thechristianeye.co.uk<br />

07568 135 308<br />

Victim support line - help after a crime<br />

t: 08 08 16 89 11<br />

www.victimsupport.org.uk<br />

Notable Dates<br />

Sunday 7th <strong>May</strong> - Noon - 4pm (p21)<br />

King Charles III picnic on the Town Hall Green<br />

Sunday 11th <strong>June</strong> - 2-5.30pm (p23)<br />

Open Gardens at Hall Place. Proceeds to:<br />

Cancer Treatment & Research Trust<br />

Friday 30th <strong>June</strong> 7pm - 9.30pm (p11)<br />

Saturday 1st July 10am - 5pm<br />

<strong>Beaconsfield</strong> Art & Craft Fair at<br />

The <strong>Beaconsfield</strong> School<br />

Meet the Team<br />

Publisher, Editor & Sales<br />

Therese Cooklin - 07786 735711<br />

Magazine Designer<br />

Mathew Peet, Digital Bear Design - 01949 839206<br />

Content is accurate to the best of our knowledge, however <strong>Beaconsfield</strong><br />

<strong>Together</strong> part of Abstract Niche Ltd cannot be held liable for loss or<br />

damage, caused by errors or omissions. Inclusion of advertisers does<br />

not indicate our endorsement of their products or services.<br />

Courtesy of Hall Place - see p23<br />

Hello & welcome!<br />

It was fantastic to hear from so many readers - as you<br />

correctly spotted we had a little crossword mix-up! It<br />

was however, very encouraging to know that our<br />

little community magazine is being read – thank you<br />

everyone! See p28 for location of the correct clues.<br />

If you’ve suffered a bereavement and are finding it<br />

hard to come to terms with the loss, then maybe<br />

Greenacres coffee morning (p10) may give you<br />

support and comfort at this tough time. It is also a<br />

beautiful place to visit for a walk.<br />

Join everyone on <strong>Beaconsfield</strong> Town Council’s green<br />

on Sunday 7th <strong>May</strong> to celebrate the King’s Coronation<br />

(p21). If you are holding a street party the coronation<br />

recipe feeding 40 (p24) may help prepare for your<br />

festivities. Living with a person suffering from dementia<br />

is tough, the Alzheimer’s Society has some advice<br />

(p32).Hall Place have kindly opened their beautiful<br />

home for a cancer fundraising event on Sunday 11th<br />

<strong>June</strong>. Please diarise!<br />

Enjoy the coronation celebrations and Bank Holidays<br />

and please let me know any feedback from this issue!<br />

With love,<br />

Therese<br />

Next Copy Deadlines -<br />

July / August <strong>2023</strong><br />

Editorials: 1st <strong>June</strong><br />

Advertisers: 2nd <strong>June</strong><br />

t: 07786 735 711<br />

e: therese@beaconsfieldtogether.co.uk<br />

w: www.beaconsfieldtogether.co.uk<br />

Get your business noticed<br />

for as little as £36<br />

Royal Mail door-to-door delivery to<br />

over 23,000 homes in <strong>Beaconsfield</strong>,<br />

Amersham & the Chalfonts.<br />

e: sales@communitytogether.co.uk


COMMUNITY NEWS<br />

Girlguiding<br />

<strong>Beaconsfield</strong><br />

celebrates the<br />

international<br />

community<br />

A fast fun game of hungry hippos, played on<br />

trolleys in the gym was a firm favourite at the<br />

Thinking Day event at <strong>Beaconsfield</strong> School.<br />

More than 150 Rainbows, Brownies and<br />

Guides enjoyed travelling around the world in<br />

an afternoon at an event organised to celebrate<br />

the international Guiding community.<br />

Girlguiding has five world centres in different<br />

countries and activities were chosen to<br />

represent them. The hungry hippos highlighted<br />

Kusafiri in Africa and the Crossing the Glacier<br />

Challenge on team building skis, Our Chalet<br />

in Switzerland. A London Quiz, pyramid<br />

building and cross the river challenge were<br />

included for Pax Lodge in London, Our Cabana<br />

in Mexico and Sangam in India, and it was<br />

topped off with a round-the-world Uniform<br />

Bingo!<br />

The whole group remade their Promise to the<br />

King and sang some traditional campfire<br />

songs. All the young members, and adult<br />

volunteers had a lovely afternoon.<br />

Come and join Girlguiding <strong>Beaconsfield</strong>,<br />

we have multiple units for all<br />

age groups Rainbows, 4-7yr,<br />

Brownies, 7-10yr, Guides<br />

10-14yr and Rangers<br />

14-18yr, and plenty of<br />

space for young<br />

and adult volunteers.<br />

www.girlguiding.org.uk<br />

B dleifsnocae<br />

or email: enquiries@<br />

girlguidingbeaconsfield.org.uk<br />

Shaun Guard<br />

TV & WIFI SERVICES<br />

■ Aerials - supplied & repaired also poor reception solved<br />

■ Satellite - Sky Q dish upgrades, discreet dish installs<br />

■ Internet / WiFi - blackspots cured, internal & external data cabling<br />

■ TVs - wall mounted or set up & tuned<br />

www.oxfordaerials.co.uk<br />

shaun@oxfordaerials.co.uk<br />

Call <strong>Beaconsfield</strong> 01628 439115<br />

Local Calor Gas<br />

supplies<br />

Large stocks,<br />

all sizes available<br />

t: 01494 874505<br />

Open<br />

7 days<br />

w: www.highclerefarmpark.co.uk<br />

/calor-gas<br />

Highclere, Newbarn Lane, Seer Green, HP9 2QZ<br />

February 2020 Screenings<br />

Saturdays, <strong>May</strong> & <strong>June</strong><br />

MAY 13th<br />

Elvis<br />

(12A) UK 2022<br />

MAY 27th<br />

The Lost King<br />

(12A) UK 2022<br />

JUNE 10th<br />

I’m Your Man<br />

(12A) Germany 2021<br />

German with subtitles<br />

JUNE 24th<br />

The Banshees<br />

of Inisherin<br />

(15) Ireland/UK/US 2022<br />

Doors open 7:15pm • Film starts 8pm<br />

Go online to view the full programme and details on how to become<br />

a member. Guests are welcome.<br />

beaconsfieldfilmsociety.com<br />

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Experienced, Friendly<br />

& Professional Internal<br />

& External Decorators.<br />

We have been<br />

working in & around<br />

<strong>Beaconsfield</strong>,<br />

Gerrards Cross,<br />

Amersham &<br />

surrounding areas<br />

since 1993.<br />

Please call to discuss<br />

your requirements.<br />

Call Nigel:<br />

01494 681 794 or 07771 521 263<br />

www.ngilliedecoratingservices.co.uk<br />

What’s on at<br />

<strong>Beaconsfield</strong> Library?<br />

<strong>May</strong> & <strong>June</strong> <strong>2023</strong><br />

Weekly Activities<br />

Talking Café 11.00am – 12.30pm Tuesday<br />

Knit and Natter 10.30am – 12.30pm<br />

Wednesday<br />

Scrabble - Adults 10.30am – 12.30pm<br />

Wednesday<br />

Scrabble - Adults 2.00pm – 4pm Thursday<br />

Storytime - 10.00am – 10.30am Thursday<br />

Duplo - 10.30am – 11.30am Thursday<br />

IT Help - Bookable session 2.30pm – 4pm<br />

Thursday<br />

Bridge group - all level 3pm – 4pm Thursday<br />

Bounce and Rhyme 10.00am – 10.30am Friday<br />

Chess 2.00pm – 3.30pm Saturday<br />

Monthly Activities<br />

Junior Craft 1.30pm – 2.30pm1st Saturday<br />

Lego 2.00pm – 3.00pm 2nd Saturday<br />

Saturday Reading Group for adults 10.30am –<br />

11.30am 3rd Saturday<br />

Remember, Remember reminiscence hour<br />

10.30am – 11.30am Last Friday<br />

Special Activities for children<br />

Saturday 20th <strong>May</strong> – Wycombe Philharmonic<br />

Choir will be performing a selection of music<br />

from 11am – all welcome<br />

Thursday 1st <strong>June</strong> 10.00am - 10.30am Special<br />

interactive story time with author<br />

Friday 2nd <strong>June</strong> 10.00am - 10.30am Lorraine<br />

and Dylan – PAT dogs story time<br />

For more details: www.buckinghamshire.<br />

gov.uk/libraries or checkout Facebook page<br />

To advertise please call 07786 735 711 or email marketing@beaconsfieldtogether.co.uk<br />

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COMMUNITY NEWS<br />

Florence Nightingale<br />

Hospice Charity’s thanks<br />

<strong>Beaconsfield</strong> community<br />

Florence Nightingale Hospice Charity’s<br />

<strong>Beaconsfield</strong> shop opened its doors earlier<br />

this year and has quickly become known<br />

locally for its great range of preloved fashions<br />

and goods.<br />

Carla, the shop’s<br />

manager said<br />

“We’ve received<br />

such a warm<br />

welcome from the<br />

local community,<br />

with several<br />

customers and<br />

volunteers sharing<br />

their own<br />

experiences of the<br />

care their loved<br />

ones have received<br />

from our Hospice<br />

nurses.<br />

“By shopping with us, our amazing customers<br />

are helping us be there to support and care for<br />

more local patients and their families when they<br />

need us most.”<br />

Or, if you’ve have been busy spring cleaning<br />

and decluttering, you can give your used items<br />

a new lease of life by donating them at the<br />

shop. Each item you donate can make a huge<br />

difference to local patients with life-limiting<br />

illnesses.<br />

The Florence<br />

Nightingale<br />

Hospice Charity<br />

shop is located<br />

at 14 The<br />

Broadway, Penn<br />

Road, <strong>Beaconsfield</strong><br />

HP9 2PD, in the old<br />

Entertainer shop.<br />

For updates on<br />

the shop you<br />

can follow the<br />

charity on<br />

Facebook<br />

@FNH Charity Shop – <strong>Beaconsfield</strong>.<br />

The shop is full of fresh summer fashion and<br />

accessories, so do pop in to refresh your<br />

summer wardrobe, update your home and get<br />

ready for the holidays with their selection of<br />

toys and books.<br />

Hector’s House Charity<br />

Mental Health & Crisis Support<br />

t: 07397 155 562<br />

w: hectorhouse.org.uk<br />

• Truckmounted Steam Cleaning<br />

• Spot, Stain & Odour Removal<br />

• Domestic & Commercial<br />

• 20 Years In Business<br />

Call / What’s app Matthew on<br />

07810 358205<br />

Procare-cleaning.co.uk<br />

34 The Lagger, Chalfont St Giles,<br />

HP8 4DH<br />

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Welcome Back<br />

<strong>Beaconsfield</strong> -<br />

Limited Edition<br />

Prints Now<br />

Available!<br />

This unique painting by local<br />

artist Varvara Neiman recalls<br />

the historic event in July<br />

2021 when local residents<br />

were able to come together<br />

again following the significant<br />

lockdowns during the Covid<br />

pandemic. The original<br />

work measures 1 metre x<br />

1.5 metres and is painted<br />

in oil on canvas. The initial<br />

sketch took place during<br />

the event with the painting<br />

itself produced in the artist’s<br />

studio. The work was finally<br />

completed in the Autumn of<br />

2022 after some 250 hours<br />

of work!<br />

The work features five Town<br />

<strong>May</strong>ors, Steve Jones, Sandy<br />

Saunders, Alex Dunlop, Anita<br />

Cranmer and Alastair Pike<br />

together with Deputy <strong>May</strong>or<br />

Jackson Ng, Town Clerk,<br />

Alexa Collins and Project<br />

Manager Jeannette Buckle.<br />

Leading Rotarians Ben &<br />

Nikki Wright together with<br />

prominent “locals”Deborah<br />

& Peter Sanders, Phillip &<br />

Susan Sheahan, Deirdre &<br />

Lawrence Smaje and Caryn<br />

Dunlop also appear in the<br />

foreground.<br />

The painting would not<br />

be complete and so<br />

historic without Town Crier<br />

Richard (Dick) Smith and<br />

the Town Hall itself in the<br />

background. Dick Smith has<br />

been our Town Crier since<br />

1969 and the Neo-Georgian<br />

Town Hall built in 1936<br />

remains a prominent feature<br />

in the centre of the New<br />

Town. Finally can you spot<br />

the artist at work? She is a<br />

few yards behind the <strong>May</strong>or<br />

and working on a miniature<br />

version! A total of 100<br />

limited prints each measuring<br />

50 cm x 70 cm are now<br />

available to buy at a special<br />

price of just £195. Each print<br />

is signed by the artist and<br />

the Town Crier and shows<br />

the unique print number.<br />

To order one of these special<br />

prints please contact the<br />

Town Clerk’s office on<br />

01494 675173.<br />

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Find us at <strong>Beaconsfield</strong> market<br />

every Tuesday 8am until 2pm<br />

We stock shrubs, perennials, spring bulbs,<br />

seasonal baskets and bedding plants<br />

Follow us on Facebook and Instagram<br />

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Meditation on Twin Hearts with Healing Clinic<br />

1st, 3rd and 4th Wednesdays of the Month<br />

7:30-9pm<br />

Donation to<br />

Reg: 1188773<br />

The Curzon Centre, Maxwell Road, <strong>Beaconsfield</strong>, HP9 1RG<br />

Contact: Anita Baxter 07854 815525<br />

anita@ukpranichealing.co.uk<br />

www.ukpranichealing.co.uk<br />

Enjoy this meditation to reduce stress, increase happiness and inner calm.<br />

Experience a Taster Pranic Therapy Treatment,<br />

a non touch Energy Medicine to help with physical and emotional pain.<br />

Coronation crowns<br />

<strong>Beaconsfield</strong>’s French<br />

Connection<br />

<strong>Beaconsfield</strong> Twinning Association (BTA) in<br />

partnership with <strong>Beaconsfield</strong> Town Council<br />

will host the <strong>May</strong>or and Deputy of our twinned<br />

town, Langres, as guests during a visit to the<br />

town to experience the Coronation weekend<br />

celebration.<br />

The covid pandemic disrupted travel, tourism, and<br />

visits from friends overseas but theCoronation of<br />

King Charles III has provided a unique opportunity<br />

to renew and recharge <strong>Beaconsfield</strong>’s twinning<br />

links with our friends across the Channel.<br />

The links between <strong>Beaconsfield</strong> and Langres were<br />

established over 25 years ago with the aim to<br />

promote friendship and goodwill through shared<br />

experiences and cultural exchanges in art, music,<br />

crafts, sport and education. The twinned towns<br />

confirmed their alliance in 2015 when a new<br />

charter was signed to mark the 20th anniversary<br />

of <strong>Beaconsfield</strong> Twinning.<br />

To commemorate the occasion a bespoke model<br />

of the impressive Langres Town Hall was installed<br />

at Bekonscot model village and, in Langres, a<br />

section of the town’s magnificent medieval<br />

ramparts were renamed ‘<strong>Beaconsfield</strong> Walk’.<br />

The delegation will arrive on Friday 5th <strong>May</strong> for<br />

a civic reception and depart on Sunday 7th <strong>May</strong><br />

after the ‘Picnic on the Green’ public party on the<br />

Council Green.<br />

If you would like to know more about the<br />

<strong>Beaconsfield</strong> Twinning Association email<br />

secretary@beaconsfieldtwinning.org or contact<br />

the Chairman, Phillip Sheahan m: 07973 562 308<br />

To advertise please call 07786 735 711 or email marketing@beaconsfieldtogether.co.uk<br />

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EYE NEWS<br />

Environmentally<br />

friendly eyewear<br />

Choosing new glasses should be a fun and<br />

explorative activity - there are so many<br />

beautiful colours and shapes available.<br />

The perfect style and shade can highlight your<br />

facial features and skin tone. There are also benefits<br />

to the materials the frames are made of. The most<br />

common plastic is acetate which is a cotton derivative<br />

and comes in a range of colours that can be mixed<br />

together to give stunning details, such as marbling,<br />

and layering.<br />

There are recycled plastic frames using sea plastics,<br />

such as discarded fishing nets, bio-acetate made<br />

from wood pulp and cotton and bio-based materials<br />

that start with castor seeds that are pressed for<br />

their oil. Companies that produce these, such as<br />

Eco Eyewear from Modo are also carbon negative<br />

and plant a tree for every pair sold.<br />

With an extensive range of colours and shapes to<br />

suit all face shapes they also make a polarised clip on<br />

that matches each style perfectly and is attached to<br />

the frame with magnets. This gives you the added<br />

benefit of turning your glasses into prescription<br />

sunglasses. If you have sensitive skin, hypoallergenic<br />

materials such as titanium are a good option.<br />

Try Flexon bendable frames that are made from a<br />

titanium alloy. If you need them to survive rough<br />

daily wear. They are also exceptionally light in<br />

weight. The optical team will be able to answer any<br />

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To book an appointment call 01494 672193<br />

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LOCAL INTERIORS<br />

The best kitchen<br />

colour schemes<br />

for <strong>2023</strong><br />

A big part of designing a new kitchen<br />

is finding the right colour scheme. The<br />

colours you use will have a huge impact<br />

on the look and feel of the space, and<br />

they can help to create a kitchen that<br />

you want to spend time in. If you’re<br />

looking for some colour inspiration, then<br />

we’d love to walk you through some of<br />

the best colour schemes for <strong>2023</strong>.<br />

Green<br />

Green is an excellent choice for kitchens,<br />

particularly if you’re looking to create a relaxing<br />

and welcoming atmosphere for your space. There<br />

are so many shades that you can choose from<br />

but we particularly like the deep, forest and<br />

emerald greens that make a design statement.<br />

These dark green colours are particularly popular<br />

for shaker-style kitchens as they complement<br />

the simplistic design. They match classic timber<br />

worktops and floors really well too, creating a<br />

homely, yet stylish feel.<br />

Neutrals<br />

Neutral colours are a good choice for any kitchen,<br />

big or small. The majority of neutral colours pair<br />

well with a variety of other materials, from timber<br />

floors to ceramic patterned tiles, and a simple<br />

cream base is an ideal foundation for a new<br />

kitchen. An excellent choice if you like rich metallic<br />

hardware too, such as copper door handles. Much<br />

like grey, white and cream tones are very versatile,<br />

making it perfect for anyone who likes to change<br />

up their accessories throughout the year.<br />

Blue<br />

Inky blues are especially popular as they pair<br />

nicely with light woods and cream countertops,<br />

which help to create a gorgeous balance across<br />

your kitchen. Blue is a versatile colour too, it’s an<br />

easy colour to accent and always looks gorgeous.<br />

For many of our clients, powder blue is<br />

considered a go-to for smaller kitchens as it<br />

can help to create the illusion of space. On<br />

the other hand, greener variations like teal are<br />

popular for eclectic and vintage kitchen styles,<br />

particularly when highlighted with brass or gold<br />

hardware.<br />

Pink<br />

You’d be forgiven<br />

for thinking that<br />

perhaps the trend<br />

of pink kitchen<br />

colour schemes<br />

has run its course<br />

but actually,<br />

pink really is just<br />

getting started. You can use lighter pink shades to<br />

balance out some of the darker colours that are<br />

currently popular in kitchen designs.<br />

This colour scheme isn’t for everyone, but if<br />

you’re looking to push boundaries with your<br />

interior design, a pink kitchen could be perfect<br />

for your home. Using pink colours can be a<br />

fun and cheerful way to brighten up a space. It<br />

can also add a sense of warmth and comfort,<br />

making your kitchen an inviting place to spend<br />

time.<br />

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What’s been happening at<br />

<strong>Beaconsfield</strong> Town Council?<br />

The new civic year is underway with lots<br />

of projects in process. Spring has most<br />

definitely sprung and we have been busy<br />

on the Town Hall Green getting ready for<br />

King’s Coronation.<br />

We are grateful to our team of volunteers<br />

and councillors, led by our Project Manager<br />

Jeannette Buckle who were out despite the<br />

rain, clearing beds and putting in new planting<br />

that will give a lovely burst of colour through<br />

the summer months. Thank you to all!<br />

Tabish Wazir, our Project Support Officer,<br />

has managed the restoration of the benches<br />

on the Green, keeping the old frames with the<br />

lions heads, but replacing the failed parts with<br />

eco-friendly recycled plastic. These will be<br />

looking good for many years.<br />

The Town Hall Green will be looking great for<br />

the Coronation and we hope to see you all at<br />

our Picnic on the Green event on Sunday 7th<br />

<strong>May</strong> <strong>2023</strong> which will be opened by the <strong>May</strong>or<br />

along with the Town Crier. Over the weekend,<br />

the town will welcome the <strong>May</strong>or and Deputy<br />

<strong>May</strong>or of Langres, our Twin Town in France and<br />

we hope that they will also join the celebrations<br />

for the Coronation.<br />

Newly refurbished benches<br />

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<strong>Beaconsfield</strong> Town Council would like to invite you to<br />

CELEBRATE<br />

KING CHARLES III CORONATION<br />

with a picnic on the Town Hall Green<br />

Sunday 7 <strong>May</strong> <strong>2023</strong><br />

12 - 4pm<br />

Live Music • School Choirs • DJ<br />

Children's Dance Show • Live Entertainment<br />

Cake Stall • Picnic Treats • Paella Stall<br />

Pimm's & Refreshments<br />

A fun filled afternoon<br />

for all the family!<br />

Twinned with<br />

Langres, France<br />

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Allotments – Ivins Road<br />

Have you ever thought about growing your own fruit and veg?<br />

We still have a few plots available at our allotments on Ivins Road. Different sizes<br />

are available for beginners wanting to try it out or for those interested in a smaller<br />

plot. Priority is given to people living in <strong>Beaconsfield</strong> who do not have a garden.<br />

If you’re interested, please contact Helen Walters at the Town Hall on<br />

01494 675173 or on admin@beaconsfieldtowncouncil.gov.uk<br />

VACANCY – Grounds<br />

maintenance operative<br />

Grounds Maintenance Operative<br />

£23,194 (NJC Scale Point 9)<br />

Generous LGPS Pension Scheme<br />

37 hours per week<br />

<strong>Beaconsfield</strong>, South Buckinghamshire<br />

The Council is looking for a<br />

groundsperson with a passion for and<br />

broad knowledge of a variety of areas<br />

of amenity management, horticulture,<br />

arboriculture, and maintaining sports<br />

pitches.<br />

Applicants must be confident working<br />

at a range of locations within the Town<br />

and have good working knowledge of<br />

health and safety.<br />

grounds service. As the post is new, the<br />

successful candidate will be expected<br />

to take a flexible approach to their<br />

duties, to help us define the service in<br />

the longer-term.<br />

Candidates must have considerable<br />

experience and hold the necessary<br />

qualifications to handle equipment and<br />

carry out tasks mentioned in the Job<br />

Description.<br />

The full Job Description can be<br />

downloaded from the Council’s website<br />

- www.beaconsfieldtowncouncil.gov.uk<br />

CVs should be submitted by email to:<br />

clerk@beaconsfieldtowncouncil.gov.uk<br />

Maintenance duties will include<br />

operating and maintaining grounds<br />

maintenance and horticultural<br />

equipment including hand tools,<br />

strimmers, hedge-cutters, tractors,<br />

ride on mowers, and any other<br />

machinery required to undertake<br />

allocated tasks.<br />

This is an exciting opportunity to help<br />

develop our newly established in-house<br />

For more information: www.beaconsfieldtowncouncil.gov.uk<br />

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COMMUNITY NEWS<br />

Fundraising at Hall<br />

Place, <strong>Beaconsfield</strong><br />

The stunning gardens of Hall Place,<br />

<strong>Beaconsfield</strong> are opening up for a special<br />

fundraising afternoon on Sunday 11th<br />

<strong>June</strong> <strong>2023</strong>.<br />

From 2-5.30pm, visitors can enjoy the<br />

peaceful grounds of this Grade 2 Listed 18th<br />

Century home. The origins of the gardens<br />

themselves date from the 16th Century and the<br />

current owners have sympathetically restored the<br />

gardens to reflect their Tudor heritage.<br />

The event is in aid of the Cancer Treatment and<br />

Research Trust (CTRT), raising funds to suport the<br />

research projects carried out by Professor Marcia<br />

Hall and her colleagues. Currently the charity is<br />

fundraising for a study to obtain more information<br />

about specific rare gynaecological cancers. The<br />

project is creating an anonymised national registry<br />

of patients with these rare gynaecological cancers<br />

and this information will help doctors to better<br />

understand how these rare cancers are diagnosed<br />

and managed at present so that in the future they<br />

can be more confident about what treatments to<br />

offer patients.<br />

With live music from local jazz band BSV,<br />

afternoon tea and plants for sale from Smith’s<br />

Garden Centre it is set to be a fantastic day for<br />

an excellent cause.<br />

Tickets can be purchased in advance online or on<br />

the door. Advance price is £6 and on the door is<br />

£8. For more information please visit the CTRT<br />

website www.cancertreatment.org.<br />

https://www.tickettailor.com/events/<br />

cancertreatmentandresearchtrust/845905<br />

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COMMUNITY NEWS<br />

News from<br />

Waitrose in<br />

<strong>Beaconsfield</strong><br />

Jenna Arm, Store Manager<br />

We hope you all had a wonderful Easter,<br />

it’s been fantastic to see all the spring<br />

plants and flowers arriving and they’ve<br />

certainly brightened up the store<br />

Partners in the branch are looking forward<br />

to celebrating the King’s coronation<br />

on the 6th <strong>May</strong>. We will have lots of<br />

new and exciting products to help the<br />

celebrations, and Waitrose & Partners<br />

are proud to be sponsoring Battersea<br />

Dogs and Cats Home with our<br />

Coronation offers, including a new<br />

edition to the Waitrose family, Jewel<br />

the Jack Russell! For each full price<br />

product sold £1 plus vat will be donated<br />

to Battersea Dogs Home Limited, which<br />

donates its profits to Battersea Dogs and<br />

Cats Home, a registered charity.<br />

Thank you to Waitrose in <strong>Beaconsfield</strong> for donating a fabulous<br />

Coronation Hamper. We hope you managed to enter.<br />

For more news please like us on Facebook or Instagram:<br />

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COMMUNITY NEWS<br />

Bekonscot and<br />

sunshine, the<br />

perfect combination<br />

As Spring arrives and Summer<br />

approaches, Bekonscot Model Village<br />

transforms into a burst of colour.<br />

The gardens are at their best at this time<br />

of year, and the magic of the model village<br />

and railway never fails to impress. Our local<br />

Beechdean ice cream parlour has some<br />

amazing new flavours for you to try, and work<br />

has started on several projects to enhance your<br />

visit over the coming seasons. This summer our<br />

immersive museum experience in the newly built<br />

Foundation Hall beside the tearoom will open its<br />

doors to provide an exciting and fun addition to<br />

the Bekonscot experience. The work on the new<br />

play area will continue at the end of our open<br />

season with an extension to the Light Railway<br />

following afterwards. Evidence of these<br />

improvements can be seen within the village,<br />

so please bear with us whilst works continue.<br />

Meanwhile, our programme of special<br />

events continues. Join us for a glass of<br />

Prosecco and themed activities over the<br />

Coronation weekend 6th – 8th <strong>May</strong>. Chris<br />

Vine, author of the Peter’s Railway books,<br />

visits us again on 17th and 18th <strong>June</strong> for<br />

readings, book signing and an interactive railway<br />

workshop. During the summer holidays our<br />

favourite magician, Greg Chapman, will be back<br />

every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.<br />

We look forward to some sunny weather and<br />

welcoming you to Bekonscot.<br />

Bekonscot Model Village & Railway, Warwick<br />

Road, <strong>Beaconsfield</strong>, Buckinghamshire,<br />

HP9 2PL www.bekonscot.co.uk<br />

The Arts Society <strong>Beaconsfield</strong> (TASB)<br />

formerly NADFAS<br />

We organise arts-related activities<br />

including visits, study days and tours.<br />

There are inspiring live lectures on the first<br />

Thursday of most months at The Fitzwilliams<br />

Centre, <strong>Beaconsfield</strong><br />

The same lecture is at 10.30 a.m. and 1.45 p.m.<br />

with refreshments beforehand<br />

Thursday 4th <strong>May</strong>: The Two Gustavs:<br />

Mahler and Klimt by lecturer Gavin Plumley<br />

Thursday 1st <strong>June</strong>: The Ming Dynasty by<br />

lecturer David Rosier<br />

Thursday 22nd <strong>June</strong>: Visit to Compton Verney<br />

which is a truly fascinating house and grounds<br />

which includes several art galleries<br />

Thursday 6th July: From chocolate box to<br />

Jackson Pollock by lecturer Sarah Cove<br />

The Society welcomes new members. If<br />

you would like to attend one of our lectures<br />

as a guest to trial and possibly join us<br />

please CONTACT US via our website:<br />

www.theartssocietybeaconsfield.org.uk<br />

where our full programme is shown<br />

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<strong>Beaconsfield</strong>’s Brain Matter<br />

CROSSWORD<br />

Across<br />

8<br />

1 Boulders (5)<br />

4 Violent rotating windstorm (7)<br />

8 Person employed by the<br />

government (6,7)<br />

9 Intelligent sea animal (7)<br />

10 Mistake (5)<br />

11 Floor covering (6)<br />

13 Jewish republic (6)<br />

16 Long, narrow passageway (5)<br />

18 Localised ulcer or sore (7)<br />

21 Timber strip running along the<br />

21<br />

base of a wall (8,5)<br />

22 Soiled by smudging (7)<br />

Spot the Difference<br />

23 Staggers (5)<br />

Down<br />

1 Very fast (5)<br />

2 Shoemaker (7)<br />

3 Metalworker (5)<br />

4 Gambling place (6)<br />

5 Angles (7)<br />

6 Transmitting live from<br />

a studio (2,3)<br />

7 Hold spellbound (7)<br />

11 Vehicle framework (7)<br />

12 Voter (7)<br />

14 Mediocre (7)<br />

(answers on p32)<br />

1 2 3 4 5 6 7<br />

9 10<br />

11 12 13 14<br />

15<br />

16 17 18 19 20<br />

22 23<br />

There are ten differences between these two pictures. Can you spot them?<br />

15 Sealed in a tin (6)<br />

17 River that flows through<br />

Paris (5)<br />

19 Not affected by alcohol (5)<br />

20 Outer surfaces of<br />

an object (5)<br />

the Difference<br />

SPOT THE DIFFERENCE<br />

There are ten differences between these two pictures. Can you spot them?<br />

ten differences between these two pictures. Can you spot them?<br />

Apologies for crossword clue mix-up. See www.communitytogether.co.uk/crossword<br />

for correct clues for March/April issue<br />

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What to expect at your appointment<br />

At Hearwego our practitioners will use a microscope to see a detailed view of your<br />

ear canal and examine the potential build-up of ear wax. Ear wax and debris are<br />

removed using a gentle device. Our appointments include an examination of your<br />

ears and removal of ear wax using microsuction, which typically lasts between 10-30<br />

minutes. Depending on the consistency of the wax, we may need to revert to ear<br />

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LEGAL ADVICE<br />

No fault divorce –<br />

what you need to know<br />

The biggest shake up to divorce law since the<br />

1970s took place last year. As we approach<br />

the first anniversary of the new law – known<br />

as “No Fault Divorce” – here’s a reminder of<br />

what it means.<br />

On 6 April 2022, the Divorce, Dissolution and Separation Act 2020 came<br />

into effect. This was a significant change in family law, which campaigners<br />

had been working towards for many years. Resolution (an organisation<br />

made up of family lawyers whose aim it is to settle disputes without the<br />

need for contentious litigation) led the way in lobbying Government.<br />

Historically, to proceed with a divorce, couples needed to prove that the<br />

marriage had broken down as a result of one of five alternate options,<br />

and for many the ‘easiest’ of those options was to cite “unreasonable<br />

behaviour”. However, requiring one spouse to blame the other for the<br />

breakdown of the marriage often made the divorce process even more<br />

contentious. Whilst sometimes apportioning blame may have been a fair<br />

reflection of what happened, often it would not, resulting in a combative<br />

and aggressive tone from the outset.<br />

The new law has changed this completely. It is no longer necessary to<br />

apportion blame – instead one party – or the parties jointly – can make a<br />

statement of irretrievable breakdown, with no evidence required.<br />

Another key aspect of the change in law is the limit on challenging a<br />

divorce – which in some cases had allowed domestic abusers to exercise<br />

coercive control over their victim. Applications for divorce now proceed<br />

undisputed unless there are queries over the validity of the marriage or<br />

jurisdiction.<br />

The legal language used also changed – here is some of the old and new<br />

terminology:<br />

• Divorce Petition = Divorce Application<br />

• Petitioner = Applicant<br />

• Decree Nisi = Conditional Order<br />

• Decree Absolute = Final Order<br />

• Defended = Disputed<br />

You will need to wait 20 weeks between issuing a divorce application and<br />

applying for a Conditional Order. This has been introduced to encourage<br />

a period of reflection. You can still issue financial and/or Children Act<br />

proceedings during this waiting period.<br />

In cases of joint applications, only one of the applicants will be able to<br />

apply for the Final Order. This cannot be applied for jointly.<br />

Orders for costs will be very rare and should not be requested in cases<br />

where there is a straightforward application for a divorce.<br />

All of these changes also apply to Civil Partnerships.<br />

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Those against the change in the law believed it makes obtaining a<br />

divorce too easy and therefore devalues the institution of marriage.<br />

However, this is not a new phenomenon. No fault divorce has been<br />

adopted in many countries: Sweden (1973), Australia (1975), Germany<br />

(1976), Canada (1986), Scotland (2006), USA (2010). It is also important<br />

in an age where divorce rates are c.42%, to provide a way to divorce<br />

amicably and without conflict rather than one that encourages<br />

apportioning blame at the outset.<br />

Hopefully the new law will encourage divorcing couples to focus on<br />

the issues to be resolved rather than blaming each other for what has<br />

happened in the past. Ultimately, this should result in better outcomes<br />

for the family. This is certainly what those who campaigned for this law<br />

reform hope to see.<br />

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FINANCIAL NEWS<br />

Is it wise to hold<br />

individual shares?<br />

A question we are often asked by clients is<br />

“Should we keep our share portfolio?”<br />

In the 1960’s and 70’s it was quite common to buy a<br />

basket of blue-chip shares, sit back and enjoy some<br />

consistent growth and useful dividends and these<br />

portfolios were often passed down through generations.<br />

Sadly, the phrase ‘blue-chip’ share is all but gone,<br />

with virtually all shares globally subject to increased<br />

volatility. Even the solid names like BP, M&S, Rolls<br />

Royce and Lloyds Bank have had their well-publicised<br />

crisis points.<br />

Many employed clients might have the option to<br />

purchase their company’s shares at a discount and this<br />

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Help and support<br />

from Alzheimers<br />

Society<br />

Alzheimer’s Society’s moving new<br />

campaign, ‘The Ultimate Vow’, shows<br />

the harsh realities of caring for a partner<br />

with dementia and couples sharing their<br />

stories of what it is like to support their<br />

partner following a diagnosis.<br />

There are practical things to consider when living<br />

with dementia, here is one to consider...<br />

Driving and dementia…<br />

If the person drives, a diagnosis of dementia<br />

is not in itself a reason to stop straightaway.<br />

The most important thing is whether the<br />

person can still drive safely. As their condition<br />

progresses, a time will come when they must<br />

stop driving.<br />

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By law, when a person is diagnosed with<br />

dementia and has a driving licence, they must tell<br />

their licensing agency straightaway. The agency<br />

will ask about the person’s medical information<br />

and decide if they are safe to drive. The person<br />

may need to take a driving assessment.<br />

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A person who receives a diagnosis of dementia<br />

must also immediately tell their car insurance<br />

company. If they don’t do this, their policy may<br />

be invalid.<br />

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Many people with dementia will decide for<br />

themselves to stop driving. They might begin to<br />

find driving stressful or become less confident.<br />

For others, however, it can be very difficult to<br />

adjust to and they may need support and<br />

understanding.<br />

It may also be hard for you to adjust. You might<br />

not drive or, if you do, you may start to do much<br />

more driving for the person. You may find that<br />

the person struggles with you driving or feels<br />

frustrated or resentful about it.<br />

If you’re finding it difficult, consider looking for<br />

other transport options in your area or changes<br />

to the way you’re doing things currently. For<br />

example, look into getting shopping delivered<br />

rather than driving to the supermarket.<br />

Caring for a partner with dementia is fulfilling the<br />

ultimate relationship vow. But navigating through<br />

‘in sickness and health’ can be overwhelming.<br />

Alzheimer’s Society vows to help end the<br />

devastation caused by dementia, providing<br />

help and hope for everyone affected. Visit<br />

the website for more information or to donate:<br />

alzheimers.org.uk<br />

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RESIDENTIAL | DEMENTIA CARE | RESPITE<br />

Care, compassion and complete wellbeing<br />

At Signature, we know that the only person who can decide what a luxurious care<br />

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While you’re here, you’ll have the opportunity to view our spacious studios and one bedroom<br />

apartments, beautiful private gardens and many social and wellbeing spaces, from bistro and<br />

sun lounge to the hairdressing salon. You’ll also be able to speak to our compassionate care<br />

team, who provide our residents with the highest standards of care and support to meet their<br />

individual requirements.<br />

“<br />

My grandmother has been a resident for nearly 12 years – she turns 100 in September<br />

this year and this is surely down in no small part to the care that she receives each<br />

and every day. The staff have supported her to retain as much of her fierce drive for<br />

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”<br />

GRANDDAUGHTER OF RESIDENT, CAREHOME.CO.UK<br />

Come and meet the team for yourself and get a sense of what life is like at Signature.<br />

Contact our Client Liaison Manager to arrange your visit.<br />

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CORONATION RECIPE<br />

King’s Coronation<br />

cheese, potato and<br />

pineapple pasties<br />

Are you hosting a street party for the<br />

Coronation celebrations ? Then this recipe<br />

from Delmonte ® may provide some tasty<br />

savoury snack with a glass of fizz.<br />

Makes 48<br />

Prep time 40 minutes<br />

Cooking time 20 minutes<br />

Ingredients:<br />

• 600g small Maris Piper potatoes<br />

• 2 tbsp olive oil<br />

• 1 large onion, finely chopped<br />

• 1 can (435g) Del Monte ® Pineapple<br />

Slices in juice, finely chopped<br />

• 200g cheddar, grated<br />

• 4 x 320g packs ready rolled puff pastry<br />

• 1 egg, lightly beaten<br />

• Salt and pepper<br />

Method:<br />

1. Peel the potatoes and place in a pan of cold<br />

water, bring to the boil, add 1 tsp of salt and<br />

simmer for 15 minutes, drain well and leave to<br />

cool.<br />

2. Meanwhile heat the oil in a large frying<br />

pan and cook the onion for 10 minutes over a<br />

medium heat until softened but not coloured,<br />

remove from the heat.<br />

3. Once the potatoes are cool enough to<br />

handle cut into 1cm cubes and add to the<br />

onion along with the chopped Del Monte ®<br />

Pineapple pieces and cheddar, stir gently to<br />

combine and season to taste with salt and<br />

pepper.<br />

4. Preheat the oven to 200°C, Fan 180°C,<br />

gas mark 6.<br />

5. Unroll the pastry sheets onto a lightly<br />

floured surface and ensure each one measures<br />

24cm x 32cm – roll out slightly or trim if need<br />

be. Cut each sheet into 12 x 8cm squares.<br />

6. Take 1 square of pastry, lightly brush<br />

the edges with a little beaten egg, then<br />

place a spoonful of the potato and pineapple<br />

mix into the centre of the square, fold<br />

in half to form a triangle and press the<br />

edges together to seal, repeat with the<br />

remaining squares, ensure the pasties<br />

are as full as possible.<br />

7. Using the end of a fork press around<br />

the edges of the pasties to create a pattern<br />

and ensure they are fully sealed, brush each<br />

pasty with beaten egg and place on baking<br />

sheets lined with baking parchment. With the<br />

tip of a small knife cut 2 small slits in the top<br />

of each pasty to allow the steam to escape<br />

as they cook, then bake in the oven for<br />

15-20 minutes until puffed up and golden.<br />

Depending on how big your oven is, you<br />

may need to do this in batches.<br />

8. Serve warm or at room temperature.<br />

Have a great party!<br />

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Our lunch menu celebrates the best of British cuisine - perfect for a get-together with<br />

friends, a family treat, or a business lunch.<br />

Our stunning selection of seasonal dishes range from pan-roasted Cornish hake,<br />

and smoked ham and black pudding terrine, to a Jerusalem artichoke velouté with<br />

Gruyère rarebit.<br />

Or, if you're after a sweet treat, our chefs can cook up a beautiful Bakewell pudding with<br />

clotted cream ice cream and raspberries, or a mango crémeux with white chocolate and chilli.<br />

What’s more, our lunch menu is only £30 for 2 courses or £35 for 3 courses.<br />

We look forward to welcoming you and making your next lunch<br />

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