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The 14th Mentmore Arts Festival will take place from Saturday May 25th
-Bank Holiday Monday 27th 2024.
We now showcase over 60 artists, twice the number from our opening year.
There are painters, ceramicists, glassworkers, textile artists and jewellers to
see. Many artists are returning year after year, but we are delighted to
welcome new exhibitors again in 2024.
Last year we donated £14,000 between Mind UK , Leighton Buzzard Mencap
and St Mary’s Church in Mentmore, taking our total raised since the festival
began to over £110,000.
This year we will be supporting Guide Dogs for the Blind and MK:Act - a
domestic abuse intervention service.
The weekend is an opportunity to have a family day with refreshments
available including light lunches and tea, coffee and cakes. There is a bar
selling local beer and Pimms. We also have a raffle with some great prizes.
Do come and see us and help to support local charities whilst having a great
day out.


See the website for details

Buckinghamshire Local Heritage List

Buckinghamshire has a large number of locally important heritage assets, which contribute positively to the local character and identity of Buckinghamshire, and which are valued by local people.  These heritage assets, which may be buildings, archaeological remains, parks, gardens or public works of art, sometimes have little or no protection, and over time our special places can be lost.   By adding these heritage assets to a Local Heritage List we can ensure their local importance is recognised and taken into account in the planning process. Once on the list, these assets become known as Non-Designated Heritage Assets (NDHAs).  They differ from those sites that have statutory protection and national designations, such as Listed Buildings, Scheduled Monuments and Registered Parks and Gardens.


For more information and to take part see the Heritage List Website

Ivingoe & Pitstone Repair Cafe


Would you like to voluneer for a charity or a community voluntary group but don't know where to start. See this website to access the Bucks Volunteer Matching Service run by Communirty Impact Bucks. Click Here


If you are part of Buckinghamshire volunteer-involving group and would like to benefit from the national momentum around volunteering, register your local roles with Buckinghamshire Volunteer Matching Service to tap into the pool of volunteers in the county.  

Local Walks:

Where to find new and interesting walks?

Walking in Bucks https://www.walkinginengland.co.uk/bucks has loads of walks to download and print, free, it also has books of walks, details of all the walking groups in the county and much more. Whether you want to walk on your own or with a group all the information is there in one place.

John Harris (who maintains the website) said ‘There is so much walking information on the web but it is difficult to find. Walking in Bucks (part of the Walking in England website) has brought it together in one place so whether you are walking from home, or away on holiday, you will be able to find a walk suitable for you’.

With walks from half a mile to twelve miles plus long, and a note of suitability for pushchairs and wheelchairs, everyone can find a walk to enjoy.So home or away, check out the websites and get walking!


John Harris





Chiltern Society Free Walks leaflets https: //chilternsociety.org.uk/free-walks-leaflets/?gclid=Cj0KCQiAjJOQBhCkARIsAEKMtO17v4ozNYw7w02ou7slaxCRZVgY2EP2syTNk2VR1d68EgYmuOy6lKYaAspDEALw_wcBWalks 


Aylesbury Ramblers: see pdf of walking program below. www.aylesbury-ramblers.org.uk/


Leighton Buzzard Ramblers:   http://www.lbramblers.org.uk/


Chilterns Walking Festival 18th May-2nd June: Details Cick Here



Walking is a great way to get out and about and meet new people while improving your health and wellbeing. Simply Walkers are out in all weathers, smiling, talking and enjoying each others company.

Our volunteer-led walks run all year, with over 700 walkers who join us on one of over 65 walks across the county every week. Volunteer leaders are there to help you walk at your own pace, so there is no need to worry about being left behind, lost or feeling left out.

Most walks are weekly, but we also hold fortnightly and monthly walks at some locations. All new walkers are welcome whether you are fit and active, haven't exercised in a long time, or have been advised to join by a doctor.

So, why not join us and start walking. We have walks to suit almost everyone, so come along!



Beacon Villages Community Library

January 2024

May I take this opportunity to remind your readers that the Library in Ivinghoe is once again open on Wednesday mornings between 10am and 12 noon.  We are pleased to have been able to bring back this time slot which many users have found to be useful.     

Our full opening hours are: 

Tuesday 2 - 5pm 

Wednesday 10am - 12 noon 

Thursday 2 - 5pm 

Friday 2 - 5pm 

Saturday 10am - 1pm     

There is a returns box available in the foyer at other times


Beacon Villages Community Library.  Run by the community, for the community.  www.bvcl.org.uk.   

General enquiries: info@bvcl.org.uk 01296 387890.  


1st Ivinghoe & Pitstone Scout Group.

Group Scout Leader. Andrew Woods 01296 663728 / 07768 980311

 email  ivinghoe.pitstone.scouts@gmail.com

WaterMill Beavers, Monday 6 pm – 7 pm.

Windmill Beavers    Tuesday 6pm – 7 pm
Windmill Cubs,        Wednesday 6.30 pm – 8.00pm

Watermill Cubs        Thursday 6.30 pm – 8.00 pm

Scouts,                    Fridays 7.00 pm – 8.30 pm


If you would like your Son or Daughter to join please email Andrew Woods above.



Cheddington Bowls Club on www.cheddingtonbowls.org.uk


Wingrave Croquet Club. New members always welcome. Contact Alan Gray email: ajgmarsworth@icloud.com Mob: 07712 622593


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