A great afternoon with about 100 residents (families and friends). We fortunately picked the best day of the 4 day Jubilee Bank Holiday for good weather and we were honored by a visit from the new Mayor of High Wycombe, Cllr Arif Hussain and the Deputy Mayor Nabeela Rana. The Mayor duly planted our Jubilee Tree, a Whitebeam, to Commemorate the Queen’s 70 years Reign.
All brought a very fine selection of food that was finished off with a magnificent Jubilee cake provided by the Association. Lots of games from Aunt Sally through to a Scavenger hunt……. Finally a protracted Raffle due to the generosity of residents.
Some pictures to commemorate this unique occasion below.
Celia welcoming the Major and his Deputy
The Mayor, Chairman Celia and Secretary Pete after planting the Jubilee ‘Whitebeam’
Graham supervising the ‘Aunt Sally’
Sharon receiving a token of our appreciation on retiring from the Committee
Here are just some of the sunflowers grown on the estate in 2021 and some of the best entered into the sunflower competition, judged on numbers of blooms and height. Any more photo’s before judging soon?
Our first major outdoor event of 2021 was a Summer Fete on the Green together with a Spit Roast and themed tents captured here in the photographs. At least 60 residents made this a great event, with the freedom to talk again without masks. Many residents helped with setting up. We had music, children’s games, a raffle and a Rebellion beer tent. After an early spot of rain the weather turned out much better than expected.
London Hog Roast Co
Red Pig Racing Team with an Electric Future closing fast
Once again several residents turned out for the Great Britsh Spring Clean week. Spring came late as you can imagine and we employed strict social distancing rules etc. We have be thanked by ‘Keep Britain Tidy’ for our continued support.
The Buckinghamshire Council kindly provided us with 10 brand new litter pickers on a long term loan, together with bags made from recycled plastic. The bags were picked up by the Council on the same day. We appreciate the service and we know its win win for the environment.
Just to brighten up the gloomy times a dipper has turned up at the waterfall. You may have seen the ‘birders’ congregating there. One of them kindly provided this photograph below. Dippers are rare in Bucks, most have a north and westerly distribution where there are fast flowing rivers. This however is not of the British race but the Central European black bellied dipper. The main difference being the lack of chestnut brown between the white breast and the black belly. Lets hope we get more along fast flowing chalk streams. Incidentally it turned up soon after residents had cleared bottles and cans etc from the stream!
Second time out in 2 weeks for the WWRA litter pickers. 10 bags awaiting collection and much more needing to be picked.
Having done a massive litter pick 2 years ago WWRA have formed a group to clear the river and bank of litter between Pann Mill and Funges Meadow. We have kick started the group to co-inside with the Great British Spring Clean. Pick times and dates will be posted through Mail Chimp with 2-3 days notice to get suitable weather. Please come and help.
We are just planning events for 2020 including Wine Tasting coming up in February and an AGM in April (will post on the Events Page shortly).
Our new Bridge Club now meets every month (if interested contact Graham). If you are interested in any other ‘start ups’ please contact Pete.
We have made a few changes/additions to the Website and hope you will have a browse. Most significant being a new page on ‘Climate Change’ which aims to provide links to information on how you can contribute to making a difference including local level initiatives.