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Our Thanks to David Davies and Nick Pink

Nick and David have helped to raise funding for the Christmas lights and Bourne End fun night, liaising with the local shopkeepers and tradesmen and societies. They have stepped down after many years of community service. They had some funds left over which they have donated to our club and the Rotary club of Cookham Bridge.

Many thanks to both!

Peace Garden Poem

We are entering the time when we ask those living in Bourne End and surrounding villages to write a poem for Peace. The winning poem will be made into a plaque and displayed at the Peace Garden in Penny’s Corner at the end of Bourne End High Street. The poem should not be more than 60 words long.

Peace Garden News

The final Garden, a great focal point for Bourne End.
Parish Council Chairman Sue Wagner and Ian Fraser unveil the Plaques
Mollyanne Flynn, winner of the Peace Poem seen here showing her friend the poem printed on the centre plaque.
President Ian addresses the community.

There was not a cloud in the sky when the Peace Garden at Penny’s Corner in Bourne End was formally opened on Saturday 21 September, International Day of Peace. This project in partnership with the Parish Council has been a truly inspiring one for our club. Principally funded by the Parish Council and Bourne End & Cookham Rotary Club, including support from Rotary in the Thames Valley District and Rotary International, with welcome ideas and donations in cash or in kind from other members of the local community and friends further afield. Throughout the months of planning, development and final construction, the spirit of cooperation and words of encouragement have made it a real joy to be part of. The number of people who have enjoyed the space once the safety boards came down bodes well for the future. Thank you to the Parish Council and good citizens of Bourne End for this great opportunity. It is so rewarding to see so many gathered here today to enjoy the formal dedication. Thank you all for coming and hope everyone enjoys the Garden for many years to come.