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Bourne End photo Burnend (first recorded 1236) "End of the Stream" is where the Wye flows into the Thames. Nestling in the Chilterns alongside the river, the village has been the home of papermakers, lacemakers and brickmakers. Today Bourne End is a thriving village close to London and even closer to the open countryside of the Chiltern Hills in central southern England.


This site is provided by Bourne End Community Association as a service to people who work and live in Bourne End. The Community Association is also responsible for provision and management of the Bourne End Community Centre.

Target 2014 June PDF Print E-mail
Target Magazine
Written by Barrie Penfold   
Target Magazine June 2014 - front opage thumbnailIssue 3 of the 50th anniversary volume of Target magazine sets the scene for celebration with details of the Rather Splendid Afternoon Tea Party and Awards Presentation on the front page. Also featured is the on-going battle over Slate Meadow and exciting news about a best selling authorís visit to the library.

Inside on page 2 thereís a poster for the Wooburn Fete which has everything for everyone. Details about secret open spaces starts with Sappers Field on page 7 with more to follow in future issues. Plans for a Peace Garden are on page 11 requesting local involvement in the project.
Last Updated ( Friday, 20 June 2014 )
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50 years of Target magazine PDF Print E-mail
Old Target Magazines
Written by Dave Foster   
BEBCA Target logoVolume 1 issue 4 now available

2014 is Target Magazine's 50th year. Volume I Issue I rolled off the press in Spring 1965. It was much smaller 50 years ago both in terms of the size and number of pages. "This is the first issue of a magazine designed to provide the members of our Bourne End community with a regular medium to keep you in touch with local activities and also give you the opportunity to express your views and interests". These were the first words in the magazine written by the editor Geof Gardener.
Last Updated ( Friday, 30 May 2014 )
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The Bourne Again Shadows PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Dave Foster   
Bourne Again Shadows thumbnailThey are the band that got teenage boys in the ‘60s strumming their tennis rackets and putting on thick rimmed black spectacles. The Shadows were the mould-breaking band that pioneered the three guitar and a drum set up which characterised the sixties beat-group era. Their leader is even immortalised in cockney rhyming slang!

At the Bourne End Community Centre, Friday 16th May, The Bourne Again Shadows recreate the passion and energy on the Shadows in the 60s.
Last Updated ( Sunday, 27 April 2014 )
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Environment Agency Flood Warning lifted 21st Feb PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Dave Foster   
The Environment Agency flood warning in force for the River Thames at Bourne End including Spade Oak Reach, Cockmarsh and Riversdale was lifted at 08:50 on Friday 21st Feb 2014

"The River and Flooding forecast is as follows: River levels on the Thames in the Bourne End area are continuing to fall slowly, and are expected to fall further over the coming days. Property flooding is no longer expected. However, levels will remain sensitive to further rainfall. The weather forecast is as follows: Showers will move through quickly from the west through Friday afternoon, some quite heavy. These continue into the early hours of Saturday morning for some areas. Isolated early showers on Saturday will clear to leave a generally dry day.

Please go to the Environment Agency website to check for the latest warning and for further information.


Click here for the link to the Bourne End flood warning page


If you have any local information about flood levels please tweet to the Bourne End twitter page (@BourneEndBucks) or visit our Facebook page

Last Updated ( Friday, 21 February 2014 )
 
Ali Baba @ the CentreTheatre PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Barrie Penfold   
Panto Ali Baba thumbnailAli Baba and the forty thieves will bring colour, fun, music and magic to the CentreTheatre in Bourne End during January. Once again Forum Players have selected a Ben Croker panto, he wrote Camelot which the amateur dramatic group did last year
Last Updated ( Saturday, 18 January 2014 )
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Get set for Christmas PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Barrie Penfold   
Christmas lights thumbnailFun Night is just two weeks away so book Friday 6 December and keep the evening clear and is followed by the Community Centre Christmas Fair on the 14th. The Fun Night starts at 5pm the new 2013 Christmas light will be switched on by its designer Ruby Paish outside No25 and Pizazz. Then all the activities begin from funfair rides to hot dogs, from face painting in the library to hot chestnuts. Along The Parade and Wakeman Road there will be something for everyone to enjoy, including free beer tasting courtesy of Rebellion Brewery.
Last Updated ( Sunday, 24 November 2013 )
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Big Band and Jazz Nights PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Barrie Penfold   
Big Band thumbnailItís that special time of the year when the Centre Theatre resounds to big band sounds. On Sunday November 24 the Bucks, Berks & Oxon Big Band make their annual visit to Bourne End and provide a great evening of fabulous music and all in aid of charity. If you havenít booked your ticket then there are still some available from the Community Centre office. Tickets cost £11 and include a cuppa and a mince pie in the interval. You can also get tickets on the door.
Last Updated ( Wednesday, 20 November 2013 )
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Vote Vote Vote !! PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Barrie Penfold   
on target logoVoting has closed - we will post the result when we have it
Bourne End Community Association's grant application to the Lloyds Bank community fund is on the shortlist. Now it’s down to you. The final decision is made by public vote and we hope that you will be voting for Bourne End. You don't have to be a Lloyds Bank customer to vote. Go to www.bebca.org.uk/voteforus or see below for other ways to cast your vote.

Back in May we were delighted to hear that our local branch of Lloyds Bank had put the Community Association forward for a grant from their annual community fund.
Last Updated ( Thursday, 07 November 2013 )
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Picnic with Cool Jazz PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Barrie Penfold   
Denise Lawrence will be performing at Jazz Picnic-thumbnailDenise Lawrence, one of the UK’s top jazz, blues and gospel vocalists, comes to the Community Centre on Sunday 8 September 2013 for the annual Jazz Picnic. On this occasion Denise and her band will be joined by Ron Drake on clarinet and saxophone. Ron has toured the world playing with top bands.
Last Updated ( Sunday, 25 August 2013 )
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