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The October/November issue of Bourne End's community magazine "Target" is available to read online. Click "read more" for details of this issue's content.




Great news stories on the front page from recording the Target Donations for the past year; the granting of planning permission for a swimming pool in Bourne End; a successful vote on the Neighbour Development Plan; to a Make a Difference Bravery Award for Georgia Carmichael. Wonderful way to start the Autumn issue of the community magazine. Details of the Neighbourhood Development Plan start on page 4 alongside Stuart Wilson’s update on the Hollands Farm planning situation. Small Business Matters on page 6 dares to mention the Christmas word with advice for anyone planning a festive event and what has to be declared for tax purposes. Bridge players have an invite on the same page. Mary Shelley and her companion Jitters check out the community centre before she presents her touring event as part of Wooburn Festival. Read about it on page 8. Then on page 10 you can read about the achievement of local barbers from Mankind on The Parade in Bourne End as they completed a 40 mile paddle over the August Bank Holiday weekend. It was their memorial to a fellow barber who, sadly, died of breast cancer leaving a husband and young family.






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Read all about the forthcoming Fun Night on page 13 then about how to Sing Your Pain Away on page 15. Into the centre pages and news about events at the community centre as well as improvements. And you can check out some details about the 2024 panto from the leading lady who is Snow White. You’ll be very taken with the Seven Dwarfs so make a note of the dates and book early.  Bourne End Junior Sports Club have great news on page 21 as their proposals for a Bourne End swimming pool within the Bourne End Academy school site have been granted permission. Now they start on the huge job of fund raising for the Thunderbirds project. On page 22 there’s an obituary to Roy Harris who will be remembered by countless young Cubs and Scouts over many years. Lots of pictures from local events can be found on pages 26 and 27. Then read about the pleasures of being a Wye Valley Volunteer driver on page 31 as this great team provide transport to medical appointments for locals in the community. But they need more people to come along and offer their services. Past Times on page 32 has been given a treasured booklet from 1953 and the story, with linocuts, is all about the Abbotsbrook Estate.

Plus all the usual features – there’s lots to read as the summer sun gives way to autumn chill.


Target Magazine is published every 2 months by Bourne End (Bucks) Community Association.




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